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Jan Brewer Joins List of Politicians Embellishing War Records

Luis Heredia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Heredia

This week, Brewer was at the center of another firestorm, this one ignited by a story which pointed out Brewer had inaccurately claimed her father "died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany."

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's Comments On Military Service Questioned AGAIN: No Proof Plane Was Fired At In Iraq

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Archived video of Rep. Mark Kirk surfaced Wednesday showing the Illinois Senate hopeful claiming that he was shot at while flying aboard an aircraft i...

Sam Stein

Blumenthal's Survival: How He Did It And What He Can Teach Kirk | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the night of Monday, May 17, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's Senate campaign received a phone call from New York Times reporter Ray Hernandez...

Rachel Maddow Slams Orrin Hatch, Stolen Valor Act Would Punish Blumenthal, Not Mark Kirk (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate race has been dramatic from the beginning. First, Barack Obama was elected President, vacating the seat. Then, former Illinois Gov...

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...

Republican Homophobe Jack Roeser Bringing Money To Illinois GOP

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk ran relatively uncontested in the Republican primary for US Senate. But one of his opponents in the race, Andy Martin, made sure he got in a...

Mark Kirk Healthcare Repeal Waffling Continues

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Days before the passage of President Obama's signature health care reform initiative, Rep. Mark Kirk said that, if elected as senator, he'd "lead the ...

This Week In Pictures: Simon, Biden, Ayers, Burge And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another big week of news in Chicago. Pat Quinn finally got a running mate! And it's exactly who he asked for. Also, Bill Ayers got the cold shoulder, ...

Sam Stein On 'Ed Show': BP Criminal Charges, Congressman Kirk's False Military Award, Arizona Immigration Law (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Sam Stein and Republican strategist John Feehery appeared in the "Rapid Fire" segment on Tuesday's edition of the "Ed Show." Ed Schultz began the se...

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 | 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.

Alexi Giannoulias Launches Anti-Mark Kirk April Fool's Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk takes heat on both sides of the aisle for comments he made about trying to repeal health care reform, his opp...

Memorial Day... In the Words Of Democratic Candidates Who Have Served The Country

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

In honor of Memorial Day, here are Democratic congressional candidates who have learned important and relevant lessons connected to military service.

Ryan Grim

Footage Of Illinois Senate Candidate Mark Kirk Making False Military Claim Surfaces (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Mark Kirk's (R-Il.) false claim that he was named the Navy Intelligence Officer of the Year in the late 1990's was made at a committee hearing be...

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 Opposes Coast Guard Cuts Based On Childhood Brush With Death

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When he was 16, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk was rescued from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan by sailors in a Coast Guard service boat. He floated in 42-de...

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 ...

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...