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It's Officially Barack Obama Day In Illinois

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:00:01 -0400

The honorary holiday commemorates the former president's birthday.

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How The Gender Factor Could Influence The Next Presidential Election: Learning From Hillary's Defeat

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:22:06 -0400

2008 Presidential Election: overwhelming excitement about Obama as first African American president; minimal excitement about

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Republican Governors Keep Vetoing Legislation That Would Make Voting Easier

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:17:10 -0400

Three Republican governors have vetoed automatic voter registration bills in the past two years.

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Self-funded Candidates Lose Big (Except When They Don't)

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:31:40 -0400

by Niv Sultan Let’s say you flip a coin, and it lands heads up. You flip it again, and it’s heads a second time. You toss

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Dear Tammy: You Were The Good News On Tuesday

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:16:08 -0500

You're my first female member of Congress. A woman has never served as a Representative for my congressional district, and the last time Illinois had a female Senator was 1999 -- the year I was born.

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GOP Senator Loses Key Endorsements Over Anti-Asian Jab

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:51:45 -0400

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk apologized for his remark about Tammy Duckworth's heritage, but gun violence opponents and a civil rights group did not find him sincere.

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Mark Kirk Won't Say Who Has His Vote For President

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:31:56 -0400

The Republican senator has now changed his mind four times.

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Mark Kirk's Campaign Inflated His Military Record. Again.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:07:48 -0400

This seems to happen when there's an election coming up.

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Funds gush in deep blue Land of Lincoln as Kirk struggles to hold seat

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:08:54 -0400

One-term Sen. Mark Kirk's success or failure in his heated struggle to retain his seat will help determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate come January.

A 'Protest' Against Tammy Duckworth May Not Have Been Real

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:46:34 -0400

One protester said he was paid and didn't know the congresswoman's party. Others refused to say why they were there. What's going on?

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Mark Kirk's Supporters Are Using A Fake Minimum Wage Petition To Get Him On The Ballot

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:36:06 -0500

A staffer for Tammy Duckworth caught them in the act, but the Kirk campaign denies involvement.

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14 New Laws in Illinois You Should Know

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:51:08 -0500