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Paula Bradshaw 08-27-2014

Paula Bradshaw, the Green Party candidate for Illinois’ 12th Congressional district, joins us to discuss the campaign and the upcoming debates.

Bob Sargent 08-27-2014

Track Enterprises owner Bob Sargent joins us to discuss this week’s races at the Du Quoin State Fair.

Bill Enyart 08-26-2014

Democratic Congressman Bill Enyart joins us to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East as well as this year’s campaign.

Dr. Terry Brown 08-26-2014

Do kids suffer from a lack of sleep due to schools starting early in the day? Dr. Terry Brown joins us to discuss the subject.

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  • On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role August 28, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?
  • MH370 may have turned south 'earlier' than thought August 28, 2014
    The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after a new clue to the plane's possible location emerged, Australia said on Thursday. Fresh information suggested the jet "may have turned south" earlier than thought, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said. "The search area r
  • Russian hackers attacked JPMorgan: reports August 28, 2014
    Hackers believed to be from Russia broke into the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and a second US bank earlier this month, sparking a federal investigation, US media reported Wednesday. Bloomberg said two people familiar with the probe confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was examining the case to see if it is retaliation for US sanctions ag
  • Poll: Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim August 28, 2014
    JERUSALEM (AP) — A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip.
  • Tennis - Aussie Open champ Wawrinka into US Open third round August 28, 2014
    - Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka reached the third round of the US Open on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/1) victory over Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci.
  • White House preps legal case for immigration steps August 28, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive
  • Your Top Plays for Today August 28, 2014
    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role August 28, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?
  • Thai court drops murder charge against ex-PM Abhisit August 28, 2014
    A Thai court on Thursday dismissed charges of murder and abuse of power against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy over a bloody crackdown on opposition protests in 2010. Scores of demonstrators died under Abhisit's establishment-backed government in street clashes between mostly unarmed "Red Shirt" demonstrators and sec
  • Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California August 28, 2014
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off damage from the ocean onslaught.

RSS World News

  • Does Britain have a jihadi problem?
    "Any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people" may have been the last words James Foley ever heard.
  • Al Qaeda band takes Syria-Israel crossing
    Militants battling the Syrian government seize control of a border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The takeover represents a new dynamic in a war threatening to widen into a destabilizing regional conflict.
  • Woman fights off leopard attack
    The fight lasted half an hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with a farm tool in an isolated field in India.