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President Trump is holding a press conference from the G-7 summit of world economic leaders in France. He had meetings with multiple heads of state over the weekend. The summit comes ahead of a looming recession and amid an ongoing trade war with China.

Trump on shootings: The president is speaking from the White House about the mass shootings that took place over the weekend in Ohio in Texas. Watch his remarks live.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois has announced it will stop accepting federal funds because of a new Trump administration rule barring family planning clinics from referring women for abortions.

President Donald Trump will preside over a patriotic event with military flair — branded the “Salute to America” — for the Fourth of July. But some have raised concern about the cost for taxpayers, as well as that the event could politicize a nonpartisan day meant to be about American unity.

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A local democrat and law professor believes the Mueller report doesn't show enough evidence to charge President Trump with any criminal charges.

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Longtime Trump Attorney Michael Cohen testifies before the U.S. House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, February 27.

Illinois Attorney General Kawme Raoul is one of 16 attorneys general across the country filing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The states allege the Trump administration's action violates the Constitution.

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Around a dozen people gathered in Carbondale Monday to take part in a national movement to protest President Trump's emergency declaration to build a border wall.

The group organized by Indivisible Shawnee - - formerly Indivisible Carbondale - held signs at the Hunter Building, home of Congressman Mike Bost's district office.

President Donald Trump is saying he needs to use emergency powers to protect the nation from drug dealers and illegal immigrants.

The president Friday declared a national emergency and plans to find other funds for the wall after expressing unhappiness about a congressional border security deal.

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President Trump spoke about border security at the White House. Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government that includes some funding for the border barrier. But the White House says Trump will also sign an emergency declaration that will allow him to divert additional funds to build a wall as he has long promised.

02/05/19: Democratic Response and Annotation

Feb 5, 2019
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Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis.

02/05/19: Trump State of the Union

Feb 5, 2019
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President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Watch live at 8pm.

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Illinois' economy could become a casualty should negotiations fail in Washington on U.S. immigration policy.

While the state is 12th nationally for the size of its foreign-born population, new data from personal finance site WalletHub ranks Illinois 8th for the economic impact of immigrants.

01/08/19: Trump Oval Office Address

Jan 8, 2019

WATCH LIVE: President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 8). The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for a wall along the southern border.

Watch his remarks live beginning at 8pm (central).

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Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost says House democrats are going to propose a budget that does not include five billion dollars for border security.

The Murphysboro republican says he's been behind funding for border security from the start.

A southern Illinois congressman is not optimistic about a quick resolution to the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.

Representative John Shimkus says he thinks the impasse between President Trump and House democrats will continue for the near future.


We're nearly two weeks into the federal government shutdown.

In southern Illinois, non-essential operations are shut down at the Shawnee National Forest. This is part of what you hear if you call the headquarters in Harrisburg.

Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich has once again gotten the attention of President Donald Trump.

She’s been going on Fox News to argue for clemency for her imprisoned husband, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.

Supporters, Opponents Gather for Presidential Visit

Oct 27, 2018
Jacob Gordon

Thousands of people converged on the Southern Illinois Airport Saturday to see and hear from President Donald Trump, and some were hoping he'd hear them, too.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams and Economic Development Director Steve Mitchell about planning for President Trump's visit to the Southern Illinois Airport, along with a renewed Halloween celebration in the downtown area.

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Citing planned civil disobedience, Carbondale's scheduled City Council meeting was cancelled this week. Protests were planned against President Donald Trump's visit.

Southern Illinois will be visited by President Donald Trump this Saturday for a rally.

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost confirmed the visit Sunday.

Southern Illinois will play host to President Donald Trump on Saturday.

A new statewide poll shows Republican President Donald Trump may weigh down Illinois’ GOP candidates in the midterm election.

President Donald Trump's planned rally in Cape Girardeau has been called off.

President Trump was scheduled to speak at the Show Me Center on Thursday evening in support of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley, who is seeking to unseat incumbent democrat Claire McCaskill.

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President Donald Trump will be visiting a Metro East steel mill that is boosting production as he faces opposition to his imposition of tariffs in international trade disputes.

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Planned Parenthood of Illinois is speaking out against proposed changes to the only federal program that provides funding for birth control. Those changes include a so-called "gag rule" that could affect thousands of Illinois residents.

There are Illinois connections in Friday's indictments related to Russian hacking around the 2016 elections.

The indictment accuses Russian military intelligence of hacking the website of an unnamed state board of elections, identified only as “SBOE 1.”

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Southern Illinois' two republican congressmen back President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee.

In written statements, Murphysboro's Mike Bost says Judge Brett Kavanaugh is highly qualified and will interpret the U.S. Constitution in the spirit of the Founders.

Collinsville's John Shimkus says Kavanaugh is exactly the kind of judge needed on the Supreme Court because he bases decisions on the Constitution and the rule of law.

The U-S Supreme Court Tuesday upheld President Trump's so-called travel ban. A proposal that passed the Illinois General Assembly aims to protest that policy.