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  • Kirk, Rauner question Illinois' Medicaid expansion

    Kirk, Rauner question Illinois' Medicaid expansion
    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. The...
  • Oberweis faces tough race against Durbin

    Oberweis faces tough race against Durbin
    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...
  • Kirk joins Cook officials in push to fight Internet sex trade

    Kirk joins Cook officials in push to fight Internet sex trade
    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'...
  • Kirk, Alvarez want new law that targets sites with sex ads

    Kirk, Alvarez want new law that targets sites with sex ads
    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....
  • Kirk: Exit of VA official "a good message"

    Kirk: Exit of VA official "a good message"
    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. The...
  • Sen. Kirk recommends Cook County prosecutor for federal bench

    Sen. Kirk recommends Cook County prosecutor for federal bench
    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...
  • Warner to Obama: Don't let France sell carriers to Russia

    Warner to Obama: Don't let France sell carriers to Russia
    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...
  • Geithner's new book rips Kirk on U.S. debt and China

    Geithner's new book rips Kirk on U.S. debt and China
    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....
  • Editorial: It's long past time for formal recognition

    Editorial: It's long past time for formal recognition
    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&...
  • An appeal to women voters [Editorial]

    An appeal to women voters  [Editorial]
    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...
  • 3 House members in contentious fight for majority whip post

    3 House members in contentious fight for majority whip post
    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...