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  • Sen. Mark Kirk apologizes for 'bro with no ho' remark

    Sen. Mark Kirk apologizes for 'bro with no ho' remark
    Four days after touching off a firestorm of criticism by describing a fellow senator as a "bro with no ho," Sen. Mark Kirk apologized in a brief statement issued by his office. "I apologize to the people of Illinois for my inappropriate remarks last...
  • Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

    June 15, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times Springfield's secret to criminal justice reform — compromise People who work with troubled kids will tell you that it does no good to put a child as young as 10 in a county detention facility. Talk about setting...
  • Memo to Mark Kirk, GOP: Let's avoid 'ho' references

    Memo to Mark Kirk, GOP: Let's avoid 'ho' references
    Note: URGENT TO GOP CLIENTS From: Political consulting firm of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe Re: Use of phrase "Bros with no hos" It has come to our attention that our recent "Boot Camp to Stop Stupid Talk About Women" was not as effective as we would...
  • Senate resolution congratulates Chicago Blackhawks

    Illinois' U.S. senators are on opposite sides of the aisle, but they have joined to congratulate the Chicago Blackhawks. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican Sen. Mark Kirk introduced a Senate resolution Wednesday to honor the Stanley Cup winners....
  • Letters to the editor

    Letters to the editor
    Kirk comments show he's clueless I just shake my head when I hear people like U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., make offensive statements. Not only did his most recent distasteful comment offend women but saying, "that's what we'd say on the South Side" is...
  • Sen. Mark Kirk and his comments could tank GOP ticket in 2016

    Sen. Mark Kirk and his comments could tank GOP ticket in 2016
    If only American politics were a movie, then Sen. Mark Kirk could blurt out whatever comes to his mind. The media would be astonished at the honesty. They'd call it endearing. Soon, Washington would speak a dead language: direct talk. And filmgoers...
  • Rauner calls Kirk 'bro with no ho' remark 'inappropriate'

    Rauner calls Kirk 'bro with no ho' remark 'inappropriate'
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday labeled as “inappropriate” U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s “bro with no ho” comment about presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham. Kirk helped get Rauner elected last year, and on Friday...
  • Rauner calls Kirk comment about Graham 'inappropriate'

    Gov. Bruce Rauner says Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's use of a word disparaging to women was "inappropriate." The Republican governor told the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1FdtMSB ) during a stop Friday in Vernon Hills that he "heard about Sen....
  • Mark Kirk's true character

    Mark Kirk's true character
    Tim Schneider, Illinois Republican Party chairman, tried to defend the comment by U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., regarding U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (he’s “a bro without a ho”) by saying it was an “off-the-cuff remark...
  • Kirk's re-election bid complicated by controversial statements

    Kirk's re-election bid complicated by controversial statements
    Sen. Mark Kirk's reference Thursday to an unmarried Senate colleague and presidential candidate as a "bro with no ho" is the latest in a string of controversial remarks that figure to make an already challenging 2016 re-election bid even more difficult....
  • Kirk 'bro with no ho' comment adds more discomfort to already awkward topic

     Kirk 'bro with no ho' comment adds more discomfort to already awkward topic
    Way to make it less awkward, Sen. Kirk. Plenty of us who've been paying attention to the discussion around presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham's bachelorhood have been doing so uncomfortably, particularly when Graham raised the specter of "a rotating...