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Mark Kirk Cited By Department Of Defense For Campaigning While On Active Duty, Punishable By Jail And Discharge

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the latest twist in the ever-growing Mark Kirk military service fiasco, the Illinois Senate candidate appears to have violated military regulations...

Mark Kirk Voices Concern Over RNC Spending As He Tries To Appeal To 'Moderate' Voters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Thursday, Republican Congressman Mark Kirk appeared with doctors and patients at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine to discuss ...

Rachel Maddow: Mark Kirk 'Has Made Up An Amazing Array Of Stuff' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rachel Maddow once again brought up Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk on her show Monday night, saying that his history of "misstatements" about his...

Kirk Reports Raising $2.2 Million For Senate Race, Giannoulias Camp Calls Money 'Services Rendered' For Corporate Interests

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Mark Kirk, the Illinois Republican seeking President Obama's old Senate seat, raised $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2010, and has more than...

Mark Kirk's Foreign Policy Flaps: Exaggeration Goes Beyond Military Service Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After more than a week of being grilled about his embellished military record, Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk is now being questioned about some ...

Mark Kirk Denies Gay Rumors Again In Awkward Exchange With Reporter (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Days after a blogger known for outing closeted gay politicians reported that embattled Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk was gay, Kirk awkwardly denied t...

Damage Control: Kirk Sorry For Military Embellishments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It has been a rough week for Republican Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk. At first, he wrote off the Washington Post story about his touted but nev...

Mark Kirk Admits To ANOTHER False Military Record Claim

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The hits keep on coming for Republican Illinois Senate hopeful Mark Kirk, who has now corrected a second misrepresentation of his military service rec...

Mark Kirk Gay Rumor Reignited By Blogger Who Outed Larry Craig

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk has had a dramatic few days, and now a popular gay blogger known for outing politicians claims to have sources confirming that...

Mark Kirk's 'Misidentified' Navy Award Not His First Slip Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Mark Kirk is facing some serious criticism following his false (and repeated) claim that he was named the Navy Intelligence Officer of the Year i...

Jason Linkins

Mark Kirk Military Service Story Was Born In The Blogosphere, Ignored By 'Hardball' Producers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before we get too ahead of ourselves and credit the Post for being the story-breaker it's worth pointing out that this story was born in the oft-maligned blogosphere.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Mark Kirk Talks Tough On Giannoulias Bank Woes

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk touted ways to help small businesses on Monday, while talking tough about Democratic opponent Al...

Giannoulias, Quinn Hold Leads In New Poll: Illinois Democrats Up For Now

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll released Thursday shows Illinois Democrats leading Republicans in both the race for Senate and Governor--but with many ...

Mark Kirk OK Sharing Ticket With Conservative Bill Brady

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk is known as a relatively moderate Republican. But he'll likely be sharing the statewide ticket with a far-right co...

Mark Kirk Wins Illinois Senate Republican Primary, Will Face Alexi Giannoulias (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As expected, Mark Kirk handily won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate from Illinois, defeating his closest challenger Patrick Hughes by a landslide. ...

Patrick Hughes Bests Kirk In Conservative PAC Straw Poll

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Hughes came out the favored candidate in a straw poll conducted among members of a conservative PAC Thursday....

Mark Kirk Skips Republican Senate Debate

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Mark Kirk has opted to skip the forum, but has not responded to requests for explanation....

Senate Candidate Kirk Not Conservative Enough For GOP?

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are chinks in Mark Kirk's conservative armor, but are there enough to keep the Republican Congressman from winning his party's 2010 Senate nomin...