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GOP Calls Obama Insensitive Over Stand On Ground Zero Mosque

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican candidates around the country seized on President Barack Obama's support for the right of Muslims to build a mosque near...

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...

Fiery Attacks Dominate 2010 Midterm Elections

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Name-calling is a winner this campaign season. By a landslide. In Illinois, dueling political wordsmiths long ago cast the Senate ...

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...

New Poll: Kirk and Giannoulias Neck-And-Neck

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About the only thing Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias seem to have in common these days is their ugly polling numbers. According to a new Rasmussen ...

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 ...

WATCH: New Giannoulias Ad Labels Mark Kirk As 'Unfit' For Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- In his most direct attack so far, U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is launching a television ad that accuses Republic...

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...

Obama's Ford Plant Visit Last Of Big Three Victory Tour, Touts Industry Turnaround

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Risking personal prestige and political capital, President Barack Obama took a high-profile plunge Thursday into the race for his form...

Mark Kirk's Ex-Wife Says Ex Staffer Is 'Trying To Control' Him

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Her marriage to Rep. Mark Kirk (R-10th Dist.) may have ended amicably in June 2009, and the two may remain friends today, but Kimberly Vertolli said t...

PHOTOS: Obama's Arrival In Chicago, Dinner With Oprah

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama arrived in his adopted hometown of Chicago Wednesday night, and kicked things off at River North's popular Graham Elliot restaurant. ...

Obama Could Raise Millions During Chicago Visit, Republicans Criticize President For Giannoulias Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama will arrive in his adopted hometown of Chicago Wednesday night, and after a birthday dinner with some close friends, he will move on t...

Quinn's Chatty Budget Director: Tax Hike Will Be Bigger Than Previously Reported

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn is not having a good day. First, yet another poll was released that shows Republican Bill Brady leading Quinn 44-37. Then, the go...

Giannoulias Leading Kirk In New Poll, But Some Numbers Spell Trouble For Dems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to a Rasmussen poll released today, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias continues to lead Republican Mark Kirk in the race for President Obama's form...

Illinois Senate: Special Election Could Mean Fundraising Bonanza

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It now appears almost certain that there will be a special election for Illinois' U.S. Senate seat simultaneous with the general election on November ...

Illinois Senate: Special Election Likely, Candidates Unclear

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following a court ruling, it appears increasingly likely that Illinois voters will vote twice for U.S. Senator in November. One vote will be in the g...

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...

Very Expensive Invite: $30,000 Donation To DNC Required For Obama's Birthday Bash In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Want to attend President Obama's birthday bash in Chicago? It'll cost you $30,000. Obama will be in his adopted hometown on August 5, headlining a f...

President Obama To Help Raise Money For Alexi Giannoulias As the Dem Trails Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama is returning to Chicago in early August to help Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias raise some much-needed campaign cash. ...

Roland Burris: If There's A Special Election, "I'm Running"

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Burris, embattled ever since his appointment by former Gov. Blagojevich, spoke bitterly about his time in office and his inability to run for ...

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 Ad Tying Giannoulias To BP Debunked...But He Stands By It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk has been accused of lying quite often as of late--but that has not stopped him from making over the top remarks. This week, both PolitiFa...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Working To Repeal Health Care Law, Slams Stimulus

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, who once vowed to "lead the effort" to repeal health care reform, may not be leading the way--but is supporting a Republican plan that woul...

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 ...