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After A Nasty Campaign, These Rivals Put Aside Politics For Veterans Day

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

Sometimes rivals really can get along. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Sen.-elect Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) met at Manny’s Deli in Chicago on Friday, jus...

Tammy Duckworth Takes Back Obama's Illinois Senate Seat For Democrats

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) won Tuesday night’s U.S. Senate race against Sen. Mark Kirk (R), restoring a seat to Democrats that had...

Republican Loses Key Endorsement Over Anti-Asian Jab

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), one of the GOP’s more endangered senators, got a little more endangered Saturday after an influential LGBTQ ...

Mark Kirk Apologizes to Tammy Duckworth for Heritage Comment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.28.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk took to Twitter Friday to apologize after created a national media firestorm Thursday during a debate with his odd remark that que...

GOP Senator Makes Distasteful Remark About His War-Hero Opponent's Ancestry

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics

Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk made an ill-advised jab about the birthplace and ancestry of his Democratic opponent, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, during ...

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

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) won’t say which presidential candidate he’s voting for, a curious move considering he’s now changed his m...

Tammy Duckworth vs. Mark Kirk: Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for 2016 Illinois Senate Race

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide for the Tammy Duckworth vs. Mark Kirk Senate race? One that will give you an accurate, no-spin compariso...

Duckworth, Kirk Reveal Stark Differences in Reboot Illinois/BGA Questionnaire

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.12.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

How will our U.S. Senate candidates work to end gridlock in Congress? What is their view of campaign finance and voter ID laws? How will they tackle g...

Finally, Issues That Matter Arise in Illinois' U.S. Senate Race

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.04.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Finally some substance from Illinois' U.S. Senate contenders. After months of bottom-feeding attacks...

Mired In Personal Attacks, The Kirk-Duckworth Campaign Hasn't Lived Up To Its Billing

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Mark Kirk-Tammy Duckworth U.S. Senate race early on had all the markings of a campaign that would rise above the personal attacks and innuendo typ...

Politifact Illinois Can Fact-Check, But Can't Make Politicians Listen

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.22.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion On Sept. 15, a fact check I researched and wrote for PolitiFact Illinois gave a "Mostly True" rating to Tammy Duckworth's statement that Ma...

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

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has a history of fudging his military record, and two months before the elections, it’s happened again. CNN r...

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

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

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.

Rauner, Madigan, Trump Dominate Illinois U.S. Senate, Comptroller Races

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.09.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The race for Illinois comptroller pits Republican incumbent Leslie Geissler Munger against Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza. But it might as well be ...

GOP Senator: Obama Is 'Acting Like The Drug Dealer In Chief'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics

A GOP senator fighting for his seat in a tight race said President Barack Obama was “acting like the drug dealer in chief.” Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill....

Can We Have More Than Silly Sniping From Our U.S. Senate Contenders?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.16.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek I had such high hopes for the U.S. Senate race in Illinois with Tammy Duckworth, D-Hoffman Estates, tak...

Anti-Trump GOP Senator's Logic For Not Backing Clinton Makes Zero Sense

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has had several months to figure out whom to vote for in the presidential election and how to defend his choice...

Friday Talking Points -- Ships Leaving A Sinking Rat

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the stream of Republicans fleeing the Donald Trump candidacy becomes a flood, it does seem the appropriate metaphor to use -- the ships are leaving the sinking rat this time, not the other way 'round.

Friday Talking Points -- Taking The Trump Exit

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump's name lends itself to all sorts of mashed-up words, but we find it doesn't really work with the big story of the week. British voters decided to take the so-called "Brexit" (or "British exit") from the European Union.

Embattled GOP Senator Throws Trump Under The Bus In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

Just over two weeks ago, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) made news when he became the first of his Republican legislative colleagues to rescind a previously e...

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

Textbook Racism and the Office of President

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Racism is still deeply rooted in American society and in white culture. Donald Trump has repeatedly taken the racism that is often covert and made it overt, what is usually implicit and made it explicit. Trump has regularly turned racial "dog whistles" into bullhorns.

GOP Senators Finally Starting To Realize Their Party Nominated A Total Racist

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) became the first Republican member of Congress to rescind an endorsement of Donald Trump, saying on Tuesday that he could no l...

Yes, Hillary Must Attack Trump. But Every Democrat Should Run Against The GOP Meltdown In Kansas

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

These Republicans will attempt to fool voters into believing that even though Trump is the leader of their party, they will somehow provide an independent voice. Democrats need to be able to counter that attempt.

Avoid These Election-Year Mistakes

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 04.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We see words of caution everywhere: "Do not drive with sunshield in place." "Do not use thermometer orally after using rectally." "Do not iron clothes on body." As I study manufacturers' warning labels, I sometimes wonder what geniuses are buying their products. In a similar vein, partisan elections reveal impaired judgment in political consumers.