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Mark Kirk Backtracks On Pledge To Repeal Health Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has ended his media silence on health care, but seems to be backing away from his previous pledge to repeal the ...

Mark Kirk Admits He Never Received Navy Award, Contrary To His Official Biography

Washington Post | R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican candidate for President Obama's old Senate seat has admitted to inaccurately claiming he received the U.S. Navy's Intelligence Officer ...

Chicago WINNERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been a long week. Maybe the week felt longer because we were counting down to the long weekend, or because we have no idea how our state leadersh...

Rachel Maddow On Mark Kirk's Pledge To Repeal Health Reform: 'Really, Mark Kirk?' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk has not said much about his pledge to "lead the effort" to repeal health reform since the media found out about statements he made at a Repu...

Mark Kirk: 'Has Anyone Laughed At You Today Because You're From Illinois?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It appears that Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk is trying to channel some of the Tea Party rage that has escalated following the passing of health...

Kirk Throws Gay Supporters Under The Bus: Votes 'No' On DADT Repeal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk's previously good reputation among the gay community has likely been blemished for good. On Thursday, the U.S. House and the Senate Armed Se...

Where Does Mark Kirk Stand On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Obama administration announced this week that it will support a push to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. A vote on repealing ...

Alexi Giannoulias Rips Mark Kirk For Pledge To Repeal Health Reform, Makes A Fake Facebook Page For Kirk (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias' campaign has no intention of distancing itself from the historic new health reform law, but they do plan on letting the public know...

Giannoulias: White House Support Is On The Way

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias might not have Jesse Jackson, Jr. on his side, but his campaign has been sure to let the everyone know that he does have support fro...

Jesse Jackson, Jr. Considers Endorsing Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even before he won his party's primary, Alexi Giannoulias' campaign for U.S. Senate has been beset by critics arguing that his candidacy was flawed. A...

Alexi Giannoulias Leaving Race? Columnist Thinks So, Campaign Says It's 'Fiction'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago Sun-Times column has some local (and national) politicos wondering about Alexi Giannoulias' future as the Democratic Senate nominee for Illi...

David Axelrod Fires Back At Mark Kirk: Calls Kirk's Obama Diss, Health Care Stance 'Disappointing' (AUDIO, FULL TEXT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk's dissing of President Obama and health care reform became quite public Wednesday when audio from a Republican dinner in suburban Winnetka w...

Giannoulias Speaks Out Against Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, who is running for President Obama's former seat, once again voiced his support for the gay commun...

Giannoulias Poll Shows Kirk, Alexi Tied

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A ray of sunshine may be breaking through what's been a cloudy, even stormy spring for Alexi Giannoulias's U.S. Senate campaign. According to a repor...

Mark Kirk Calls President Obama 'This Guy' While Slamming Health Reform, Calls Obama A 'One-Termer'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias has called on his GOP rival Mark Kirk to apologize after audio was released that showed Kirk making "dis...

White House Fires Back At Mark Kirk Over Health Care Remarks

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON--GOP Senate nominee Rep. Mark Steven Kirk (R-Ill.) said if President Obama signs a health insurance reform bill into law--and if he is elec...

Mark Kirk Reaffirms Pro-Israel Stance In Critical Letter To Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Congressman Mark Kirk, representative from Chicago's north suburbs and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, joined Pennsylvania Democrat Christopher ...

Mark Kirk TV Ad: First Ad From Republican Senate Candidate Hits Airwaves (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has released his first TV ad of the general election campaign. While the contest between Kirk and Democrat Alex...

WATCH: Giannoulias Slams Kirk For Palin Connections, As Kirk Ditches Palin Fundraiser

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sarah Palin will be in Rosemont, Illinois today, speaking at a $500-a-plate GOP fundraiser. US Senate candidate Mark Kirk will be notably absent from...

Alexi Giannoulias Gives Tainted Money To Charity: Boston Blackie's Owner Charged With Bank Fraud, Gave Alexi Campaign Money

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As if the Broadway Bank debacle weren't enough stress for Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, a major campaign contributor and customer of ...

Mark Kirk: Broadway Bank Has Loaned $52 Million To Criminals

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep Mark Kirk said today that Thursday's arrest of a Giannoulias Family friend and bank customer brings the amount of money Broadway Bank has loa...

Elena Kagan's Chicago Connection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The ties between the White House and Chicago have never been stronger. Though President Obama passed on two area judges and chose New Yorker Elena Kag...

Alexi Giannoulias Meets With Obama, Talks Age, Weight Loss

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though the rumors have started swirling about the White House trying to nudge Alexi Giannoulias out of the Illinois Senate race before the Broadway Ba...

Giannoulias, Kirk, and Broadway Bank

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Sheffey

Unless it turns out that Alexi Giannoulias did anything illegal -- and no one is alleging that he did -- Broadway Bank is among the least important issues in this campaign.

Boston Blackie's Owner, Giannoulias Supporter, Hit With Bank Fraud Charges

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The owner of the Boston Blackie's restaurant chain -- a man with strong political ties to U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias -- was charged today...