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  1. Jessica Alba wants more women leaders at The Honest CompanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 4 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    Jessica Alba is trying to solve a problem many business owners face: getting more women into leadership positions at her company. As one of few women in an executive role at The Honest Company, the actress turned entrepreneur admits "it's tough when you're the only woman in the room."


  2. Woman filed, then dropped, lawsuit against Conyers for harassment in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 21 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    Another former staffer alleged that Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers sexually harassed her, according to court documents filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in March 2017 and obtained by CNN. The lawsuit, which the woman later dropped after an unsuccessful attempt to seal it, was first reported by BuzzFeed News.


  3. PREPA chief cancels plans to testify before a House panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    Ricardo Ramos, the executive director of Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority, late Monday evening canceled his plans to appear before a House congressional committee, where he was expected to respond to a number of questions over his handling of the island's power restoration efforts. Topping the list: How a $300 million contract was awarded to a small Montana company located in the same hometown as U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.


  4. Democrats scramble to fight GOP's latest attempt to repeal ObamacareRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    They scored a tactical victory when President Donald Trump made an unexpected concession to Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, ceding an upper hand to the minority party in upcoming negotiations. Reveling in the positive reviews, Trump appeared poised to pursue more bipartisan deals, including one to enshrine protections for DACA recipients.


  5. Ivanka Trump grades father's performance so far: 'A, of course'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    Ivanka Trump offered high praise for President Donald Trump in an interview on Fox and Friends that aired Monday, giving her father "an A, of course" for his performance as president while in office. "I think he's doing an amazing job.


  6. In reversal, Aetna files to offer Obamacare in Nevada Welcome back, Aetna.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    The insurance titan has filed to offer Obamacare policies in Nevada in 2018. The move comes a month after it announced it was pulling out of all the states where it offers Obamacare coverage this year.


  7. Comey Blockbuster: Media prepares for spectacleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    For news media executives, the White House's decision this week not to block testimony from former FBI Director James Comey may have felt like a movie studio greenlighting a big budget action flick. Call it what you want, one thing is clear: when Comey is sworn in on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning, he will deliver the most anticipated congressional testimony in years.


  8. Obamacare: What's going right. What's going wrongRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    Insurers are dropping out of Obamacare. Insurers are sticking with Obamacare. Premiums will soar once again.


  9. Healing race relations over dinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    Can the racial divide be bridged with a meal? That's the very simple idea behind an initiative started by Sens. Tim Scott of South Carolina and James Lankford of Oklahoma: "Solution Sundays." The idea is alarmingly simple: invite a family of another race over to your home for a meal on Sunday. 5 comments

  10. DC preps for 'Day Without Immigrants'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    FEBRUARY 13: Protestors gather at the Milwaukee County Courthouse where they attend a rally against President Donald Trumps policy on immigration February 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As well groups are calling for a general strike against controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke who plans to turn sheriffs into immigration agents.


  11. McCain rails against equivalence between Putin, USRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    JANUARY 12: Chairman John McCain , and Sen. Jack Reed , listen to Defense Secretary nominee, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis testify during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.


  12. Gorsuch 'avoided answers like the plague,' Schumer saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    FEBRUARY 07: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch meets with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Schumer's office at the U.S. Capitol on February 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Gorsuch is meeting with senators from both parties over the next few weeks.


  13. Trump aides hold 'Kumbaya meeting' with reportersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    JANUARY 31: U.S. President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus share a laugh during the ceremony to nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Gorsuch would fill the seat left vacant with the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016.


  14. Democrats mock 'placeholder' in GOP Obamacare billRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    OCTOBER 24: U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone speaks during a hearing on implementation of the Affordable Care Act before the House Energy and Commerce Committee October 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Developers who helped to build the website for people to buy health insurance under Obamacare testified before the panel on what had gone wrong to cause the technical difficulties in accessing the site.


  15. Dems boycott committee vote, but Republicans unanimously approve Trump's Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    FEBRUARY 01: Name plates of Democratic members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are placed on the dais next to empty chairs during a meeting to vote on the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator February 1, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The ten Democratic committee members boycotted the meeting and forced Chairman Sen. John Barrasso to adjourn without voting on the nomination.


  16. Betsy Devos appears to have plagiarized quotes for Senate questionnaireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    JANUARY 17: Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be the next Secretary of Education, testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. DeVos is known for her advocacy of school choice and education voucher programs and is a long-time leader of the Republican Party in Michigan.


  17. Hill GOP frustration boils over Trump's refugee orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    FEBRUARY 14: U.S. Senator John McCain , and Senator Lindsey Graham speak to the press during a news conference on the terror attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi February 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The senators questioned why the Obama Administration did not seek enough help from the Libya government during the attack.


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