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60 percent disapprove of job performance

CLOSE The latest Iowa Poll results surveys 802 Iowa adults about their feeling about the direction of the country and their assessment of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Buy Photo President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of people inside the US Cellular Center during a rally on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, […]

TALKING POINTS: Illinois at 199 and counting | Columnists

The celebration of our state’s 200th birthday began last week. Our communities took part in hoisting the state’s official bicentennial flag.Civilization arrived in Starved Rock Country long before statehood and our area is among the richest in the history of the state’s settlement and rise to prominence.Yeah, there’s been political corruption, rising taxes, sagging economies […]

China meets Australian ambassador amid ‘influence’ debate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull on a visit to China last year Australia’s ambassador to China was summoned to a meeting with Beijing officials last week amid strained ties between the nations. Jan Adams met with foreign ministry officials on Friday, Australian media outlets reported. It came three days after […]

South Carolina Rep. Rick Quinn pleads guilty to corruption charge

Jeffrey Collins, The Associated Press Published 6:13 p.m. ET Dec. 13, 2017 South Carolina Rep. Rick Quinn Jr., right, pleaded guilty to corruption charges Wednesday, becoming the third Republican lawmaker convicted in a wide-ranging Statehouse corruption probe.(Photo: AP / File) COLUMBIA – South Carolina Rep. Rick Quinn Jr. pleaded guilty to corruption charges Wednesday, becoming the […]