‘Blood in the water?’ Unfazed Madigan hits the phones, wary Democrats defect and potential successors jockey

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan talks on his cellphone during an extended session of the Illinois House of Representatives at the Bank of Springfield Center in May. | Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP file Politically wounded by the

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America Last: How Trump Torpedoed the U.S. International Standing

The United Nations General Assembly’s annual session is practically Coachella for international diplomacy. Every September, heads of state, ambassadors, deputies, and other foreign relations staff representing the organization’s nearly 200 member nations congregate in New York City to lay out

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