WATCH LIVE: Biden Gives An Update On Afghanistan Evacuations

President Biden will deliver another speech about Afghanistan on Friday afternoon, as the scramble to evacuate American citizens and vulnerable Afghans continues. According to the White House, Biden will provide an update on evacuation efforts from Kabul, where the Taliban seized power this week. Biden will speak from the White House East Room, where on […]

Rep. Davis: Light U.S. Presence Could Have Prevented Taliban Takeover In Afghanistan

NORMAL — Central Illinois U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis thinks President Joe Biden’s decision to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan was a political move that backfired. The Taylorville Republican said in an interview on WGLT’s Sound Ideas the Biden administration could have “kept the peace” and prevented a Taliban takeover by maintaining a small, open-ended […]

217 Today: Friday, August 20, 2021

Friday, August 20, 2021 Today’s headlines: With a difficult governor’s race next year, Illinois GOP leaders face an uphill battle to unite the party behind one message. Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis says he believes Americans would support maintaining a footprint of a few thousand soldiers in Afghanistan indefinitely to help keep the peace. As Gibson […]