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Hope from the Heartland

Feb 6, 2018
Cheri Bustos & Robin Johnson

If democrats in the midwest want to bounce back from the disastrous election of 2016, they have to show up and listen. That's one of the main conclusions of a report titled, "Hope from the Heartland: How Democrats Can Better Serve the Midwest by Bringing Rural, Working Class Wisdom to Washington."

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. 

On Tuesday, January 30th, NPR News will offer live special coverage of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address and the Democratic Party response. And you can hear it live on WVIK beginning at 8 pm. 

VIDEO: Trump Delivers Speech On Taxes

Dec 13, 2017

After passing their respective tax overhaul bills, the U.S. House and Senate are trying to reconcile the differences in their legislation. While they do that, President Trump is making a renewed pitch to the American people about the importance of overhauling the tax code. Watch the president’s remarks live.

Video will be available at 2 p.m.

On Midwest Week, to understand the 2016 election, look no further than Henry County, Illinois.

Crews remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from Lee Circle in New Orleans.
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Thursday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to say removing the statues of Confederate generals meant removing "beauty" from American cities, towns and parks. 

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open hearing on Tuesday.

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Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. 

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Before his election, back in October, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump laid out a 100 Day Action Plan. He called it his Contract With The American Voter. Among other things, it called for the full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, suspension of immigration from certain "terror-prone regions," and the lifting of "roadblocks" to let "infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline move forward."

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President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

It's similar to the president's January order that was blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But this latest order leaves Iraq off the list of barred countries. The White House cites more cooperation with the Iraqi government in vetting people who apply for U.S. visas.

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