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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...

Jesse Jackson, Jr. Considers Endorsing Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even before he won his party's primary, Alexi Giannoulias' campaign for U.S. Senate has been beset by critics arguing that his candidacy was flawed. A...

Alexi Giannoulias Leaving Race? Columnist Thinks So, Campaign Says It's 'Fiction'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago Sun-Times column has some local (and national) politicos wondering about Alexi Giannoulias' future as the Democratic Senate nominee for Illi...

Health Care Reform: How Illinois Representatives Voted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Lipinski was the only Illinois Democrat to vote against health care reform--but he was not the only Illinois representative to vote "no." Republ...

What the PA-12 Special Election Says About Cap and Trade

Michael Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Levi

PA-12 is coal country. This is not friendly ground for cap and trade. But cap and trade will never become law by simply collecting naturally friendly votes -- there just aren't enough of them.

Mark Kirk: BP Should Be Responsible For Oil Spill Damages

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a press conference Tuesday morning, Mark Kirk called for British Petroleum to assume liability for all the damage caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil ...

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...

Giannoulias Speaks Out Against Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, who is running for President Obama's former seat, once again voiced his support for the gay commun...

Giannoulias Poll Shows Kirk, Alexi Tied

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A ray of sunshine may be breaking through what's been a cloudy, even stormy spring for Alexi Giannoulias's U.S. Senate campaign. According to a repor...

Mark Kirk Reaffirms Pro-Israel Stance In Critical Letter To Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Congressman Mark Kirk, representative from Chicago's north suburbs and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, joined Pennsylvania Democrat Christopher ...

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...

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...

Chicago WINNERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What started out as a fairly slow (and very dreary) week ended up being quite dramatic. We suppose that is what happens when Sarah Palin comes to town...

Weekly Reader: Elena Kagan, Rep Mark Kirk & a sex ed poster

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bil Browning

Not only did we host a liveblog with Blue Indiana and the Huffington Post of the 2010 Indiana Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner this week, we've had a ton ...

Mark Kirk TV Ad: First Ad From Republican Senate Candidate Hits Airwaves (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has released his first TV ad of the general election campaign. While the contest between Kirk and Democrat Alex...

Mark Kirk: Broadway Bank Has Loaned $52 Million To Criminals

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep Mark Kirk said today that Thursday's arrest of a Giannoulias Family friend and bank customer brings the amount of money Broadway Bank has loa...

Alexi Giannoulias Gives Tainted Money To Charity: Boston Blackie's Owner Charged With Bank Fraud, Gave Alexi Campaign Money

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As if the Broadway Bank debacle weren't enough stress for Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, a major campaign contributor and customer of ...

Elena Kagan's Chicago Connection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The ties between the White House and Chicago have never been stronger. Though President Obama passed on two area judges and chose New Yorker Elena Kag...

Alexi Giannoulias Meets With Obama, Talks Age, Weight Loss

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though the rumors have started swirling about the White House trying to nudge Alexi Giannoulias out of the Illinois Senate race before the Broadway Ba...

Giannoulias, Kirk, and Broadway Bank

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Sheffey

Unless it turns out that Alexi Giannoulias did anything illegal -- and no one is alleging that he did -- Broadway Bank is among the least important issues in this campaign.

Alexi Giannoulias Leading Mark Kirk In New Poll, Quinn Trailing Brady

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Rasmussen poll released Tuesday shows Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias in a narrow lead over Republican nominee Mark Kirk, but a poll ...

Is David Axelrod Trying to Muscle Alexi G Out of the Senate Race?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

For Alexi Giannoulias's Republican opponent, Mark Kirk, opposition research consists of looking up recent stories in the Chicago dailies.