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January 19, 2017 10:38 AM May Pitches Brexit U.K. as Global Cheerleader for Free Trade

Theresa May pitched post-Brexit Britain as a champion of globalization and free trade, saying she wants to defend the “rules-based international system.” “The U.K. will step up to a new leadership role as the strongest and most forceful advocate for business, free markets and free trade anywhere in the world,” the prime minister said in a speech to the World 17

January 19, 2017 3:19 AM Tribune reporter gets last question at Obama’s last news conference

At President Barack Obama’s final White House news conference on Wednesday, the last question went to reporter Christi Parsons, who has covered Obama for the Chicago Tribune since he was an Illinois state senator in 1999. Parsons is now a White House reporter for the Washington bureau that serves the Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and their sister papers 11

January 18, 2017 11:06 PM After slow burn, Tim Raines blazes his way into the Hall of Fame

He hasn't gotten a hit, scored a run or padded his glittering numbers in more than 14 years. So how amazing is it that on this stunning Wednesday evening in January 2017, the great Tim Raines finds himself celebrating his election to the Hall of Fame? Let's step back and swirl this around our brains for a minute. When a man has this moment, after 10 agonizing 15

January 18, 2017 7:35 PM President Obama, a White Sox Fan, Welcomes the Cubs to the White House

It almost did not happen. The Cubs blew a lead in Game 7 of the Series, seemed ordained to fail yet again, then rallied in extra innings to beat the Cleveland Indians, a team that has not won a championship in nearly 70 years. This past weekend, the Cubs were the hosts of an exultant fan convention in downtown Chicago before flying East to meet the president 16

January 18, 2017 7:21 PM The Trump inauguration is shaping up to be Washington’s smallest party in years

The Arkansas State Society has a grand tradition of throwing elegant inaugural affairs. In 1953, when President Eisenhower was sworn in, it hosted a ball, a reception and a square dance. The 1993 celebration for President Clinton featured a performance by first brother Roger Clinton and his blues band, Politics. In 2009, 1,000 guests turned out for the society’s 14

January 18, 2017 4:30 PM Davos: Joe Biden Warns of Russian Threat to International Liberal Order in Final Speech

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in his last major speech before leaving office, described Russia on Wednesday as the biggest threat to the international liberal order and said Washington must work with Europe to stand up to Vladimir Putin. Biden was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president 12

January 18, 2017 3:47 PM The Daily 202: Lamar Alexander is dragging Betsy DeVos across the finish line to become secretary of education

THE BIG IDEA: No senator has done more to shield a Donald Trump cabinet pick from scrutiny and tough questions than Lamar Alexander has for Betsy DeVos. After postponing the secretary of education nominee’s hearing for a week, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (known as HELP) rescheduled it for last night at the very unusual 19

January 18, 2017 12:04 PM Scott Pruitt wants to switch direction for federal environmental policy. That may be hard to do

Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, will appear Wednesday before the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee for his nomination hearing. Pruitt is more deeply skeptical of the agency’s mission than any EPA administrator in a generation. He has pronounced himself a “leading 12

January 18, 2017 11:45 AM Biden at Davos: Russia is greatest threat to liberal world order

DAVOS, Switzerland — Russia is undermining the liberal world order in its quest for influence, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday in his last major speech before leaving office. Biden cited Iran and China among "the greatest threats" to the democracies built in Europe and the United States, but, he said, "I will not mince words. This movement is principally 14

January 18, 2017 11:35 AM Biden calls Russia biggest threat to international order

DAVOS, Switzerland U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in his last major speech before leaving office, described Russia on Wednesday as the biggest threat to the international liberal order and said Washington must work with Europe to stand up to Vladimir Putin. Biden was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos two days before the inauguration of Donald 12