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WATCH: Kirk Accused Of Racism After Comments About Election Fraud Caught On Tape

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A secret recording obtained by ABC-7 Chicago last week has Mark Kirk defending comments he made about preventing voter fraud in predominantly African ...

Amanda Terkel

Former Bush Pioneers Quietly Form Political Group Investing In Midwest Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A political group based in Chicago known as the New Prosperity Foundation is attempting to help elect Republicans in the Midwest, attracting the suppo...

Mark Kirk Distances Himself From Chicago While Courting Downstate Voters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During an appearance at a Right Nation event with Glenn Beck a little more than a week ago, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady made a swipe...

Chicago Immigrants Rally For DREAM Act

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A vote on the DREAM Act could happen in congress as early as Tuesday, and local immigrant groups are making sure state lawmakers know where they stand...

Salon: Illinois Senate Race 'Between The Worst Candidates Ever'

Salon.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In "Brewster's Millions," a forgettable comedy from 1985, Richard Pryor's eccentric Monty Brewster spends millions of dollars to drive "None of the Ab...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Mark Kirk: Going After The Greeks

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In recent months, Mark Kirk, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Illinois, has increasingly been bringing up the financial crisis in Greece as a...

Mark Kirk Votes Against Obama's Wall Street Reform Bill

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The House on Wednesday passed on a 237-192 mainly party line roll call President Obama's Wall Street reform bill. On Tuesday, I asked Illinois GOP Sen...

Kirk's Ex To Become Advisor After Ripping Top Consultant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks after publicly saying she did not support her ex-husband's shift to the right on certain issues, Kimberly Vertolli has signed on as an advi...

Mark Kirk: Drug Wars In Mexico Have Impact In Illinois

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The wars between Mexico's drug cartels are closer than you think, Senate candidate Mark Kirk says. "The West Coast [of Mexico] Sinaloa Cartel has b...

Mark Kirk Votes AGAINST Jobs Bill He Supported Yesterday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED with Mark Kirk's Response: On Monday, Republican Senate candidate and Congressman Mark Kirk held a press conference, telling reporters he ...

Mark Kirk Loses Endorsements From Two Environmental Groups

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters -- both of which have endorsed Republican Rep. Mark Kirk in the past -- will announce today they...

Tribune Questions Mark Kirk's Recollection Of 1976 Boating Accident

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Rep. Mark Kirk was 16-years-old, he made headlines in local papers when a boat he was sailing capsized in Lake Michigan. Kirk, who reportedly a...

Mark Kirk's Military Record An Impressive One, Even Without The Embellishments

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When the U.S. led an air campaign over Kosovo more than a decade ago, the Pentagon summoned a squadron of radar-jamming Prow...

Mark Kirk Clams Up Over Navy Record

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk's military record was once such a political asset that he'd mention it at every turn. ...

Mark Kirk's Secret Supporter: Mitch McConnell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was in Quincy, Ill. Thursday raising money for Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk--again telling supporters ...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Won't Acknowledge Further Errors In Military Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every day until November, the people of Illinois can expect mudslinging by the Democrats and Republicans running for office. The Senate race, however,...

Mark Kirk: BP Should Drill In The Gulf, But Stay Away From Lake Michigan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Mark Kirk campaigns on his love for Lake Michigan--and his efforts to protect the lake from Big Oil--his stance on BP seems to be a bit conflicted....

WATCH: Mark Kirk Attempts To Relaunch His Senate Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After weeks of avoiding the media--even running through a hotel kitchen last week to dodge reporters--Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk finally to...

WATCH: Giannoulias Ad Rips Mark Kirk For Avoiding Media

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been nearly a month since Mark Kirk has addressed the controversy surrounding misstatements made about his military service and teaching career. ...

Mark Kirk Runs From Reporters After Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After addressing the Metropolitan Planning Council Monday, embattled Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk allegedly ran from reporters and slipped ou...

Mark Kirk Returns Campaign Cash To Goldman Sachs, Giannoulias Camp Says Kirk Puts Wall Street First

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After months of grilling Alexi Giannoulias for his family's bank woes, Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has his own mess to deal with: the thousa...

Biden To Headline Giannoulias Fundraiser In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joe Biden will be in Chicago next week to help raise money for Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias. The Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reports...

WATCH: Kirk Launches New Ad Attacking Giannoulias' Broadway Bank Problems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just days after Alexi Giannoulias accused his opponent for Illinois Senate Mark Kirk of being "obsessed" with talking about Broadway Bank's problems, ...

Alexi: Mark Kirk Is 'Obsessed' With Talking About Broadway Bank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The troubles surrounding Alexi Giannoulias' family bank have put a dark cloud over his campaign in recent weeks, but during a Monday press conference,...

Giannoulias Campaign Trying to Control Message

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias's campaign for the United States Senate has something rare in politics: advance notice that a disaster is about to strike, and time ...