| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Sunday sharply criticized a feature of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, contending Illinois’ expansion of Medicaid coverage deceives people into believing they have health insurance.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Sen. Dick Durbin's run for re-election against Republican Jim Oberweis promises to be a costly, rough-and-tumble contest in which the longtime Democratic lawmaker has key advantages.
In a closer-than-expected GOP primary race Tuesday, Oberweis emerged...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:22 PM
U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and John Cornyn joined top Cook County law enforcement officials to endorse a Senate bill intended to target the Internet sex trade.
The Republicans met with Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Sheriff Tom Dart in Kirk'...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Federal and local law enforcement on Monday announced proposed legislation that would allow for federal felony charges to be brought against operators of web sites that fuel the illicit sex trade through commercial ads.
In announcing the legislation, U....
| May 16, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk on Friday described reports of off-the-books waiting lists at veterans hospitals as “credible and serious” and applauded the exit of Dr. Robert Petzel, under secretary for health with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
| May 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk on Friday recommended a high-ranking prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to the federal bench in Chicago.
As head of special prosecutions, John Blakey, 48, drafted the state’s anti-racketeering...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:18 PM
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and several other members of Congress called on Pres. Obama Friday to demand that France not deliver a pair of helicopter carriers to Russia.
The letter went out Friday, ahead of a planned visit next week from French Foreign...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON — In a memoir released today, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner takes a shot at Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois for "delusional" fears when Kirk purportedly warned officials in China not to buy U.S. Treasury securities or other U.S....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Somber events commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide were held this week, complete with reflections on the 1.5 million people who were slaughtered at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. We are greatly disappointed that it appears we&...
| Jul 20, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:35 PM
California Rep. Kevin McCarthy's apparent grip on the race to become the new House majority leader has set off a contentious battle to replace him as the third-ranking Republican, testing ideological and geographic loyalties as the party's most...