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NPR Interview about Guts

NPR Interview about Guts

Former Illinois Congressman Lane Evans is the subject of a new biography. Devin Hansen of Rock Island says it took eight years, plus two years to find a publisher, to finally release “Guts: The Lane Evans Story.” Herb Trix reports.

THIS WEEK: Impeachment and the local congressmen

THIS WEEK: Impeachment and the local congressmen

MOLINE, Illinois – It’s a full-fledged battle between the White House and the Democrats in the House.

President Donald Trump called the Impeachment Inquiry launched by House Democrats a “kangaroo court” preventing House Committees from receiving testimony from key officials involved in the Administration’s dealings with Ukraine.

Storytime with Stephanie Taylor, author of “I Can Change Everything”

Storytime with Stephanie Taylor, author of “I Can Change Everything”

Storytime with Stephanie Taylor, author of "I Can Change Everything" New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA. Saturday, November 02 from 11:00am to 12:00pm. The Saturday before Election Day, join us for a special Storytime with Stephanie Taylor, who will be reading...

Haunted by the Reagan era

Haunted by the Reagan era

Newly elected Democrats in the House of Representatives spent June 27 with the sinking feeling that it was happening again: Their party was going to cave to President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on a viscerally emotional issue.

Pelosi and Schumer Are Playing Too Nice

Pelosi and Schumer Are Playing Too Nice

Ryan Grim describes how Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Dianne Feinstein resisted activist pressure to escalate the fight against Kavanaugh

Intelligencer: Democratic Leaders’ Reluctance to Wage Kavanaugh Fight Looks Even Worse Today

Intelligencer: Democratic Leaders’ Reluctance to Wage Kavanaugh Fight Looks Even Worse Today

When Democrats retook the House in the 2018 midterms, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer hailed it as a triumph of Democratic strategy. “Having a Democratic House puts our caucus in a much better position when it comes to both holding the president accountable and getting things done,” Schumer, who lost three Democratic seats in his own chamber, told Politico. “As in the last two years, the secret to our success will be unity.”