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Mark Kirk's Supporters Are Using A Fake Minimum Wage Petition To Get Him On The Ballot

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- David Applegate, a staff member for Rep. Tammy Duckworth's (D-Ill.) Senate campaign, was walking around at the Columbus Day parade...

Changing the Dialogue for Women Vets

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The stories of female vets don't always get traction. For example, awareness of concerns like Military Sexual Trauma have recently received recognition. Yet, the experiences that women go through in the military frequently remain under the radar.

Poll: Duckworth Lead Over Kirk Shrivels

David Ormsby | Posted 09.20.2015 | Chicago
David Ormsby

On Thursday, Duckworth's campaign fired off a fundraising email to supporters bragging about a new poll showing her leading Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk by four-points.

Democratic Senate Field Shaping Up To Be Most Diverse Ever

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are already at least five major Democratic candidates of color running for U.S. Senate in 2016, a significant boost in diversity ...

Poll: Cullerton Holds Slight Edge in Race to Succeed Duckworth

David Ormsby | Posted 06.03.2015 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The Democratic contest to succeed U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has already drawn two announced candidates about whom voters are overwhelmingly undecided, a new survey says.

Caroline Bologna

Airports Are About To Become Less Terrible For Breastfeeding Moms | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents

Traveling may soon get a little bit easier for breastfeeding moms in the U.S. as an initiative to bring lactation rooms to airports across the country...

Poll: Duckworth Zaps Zopp in U.S. Senate Democratic Primary

David Ormsby | Posted 05.22.2015 | Chicago
David Ormsby

On Friday, May 15, the Chicago Sun-Times' Michael Sneed reported that Zopp, who has been recruited by ex-White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, had decided to run. Apparently, Zopp got her poll results back.

Zach Carter

Republicans Try To Strip Predatory Lending Protections For American Troops, Again | Zach Carter | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are again attacking measures aimed at protecting U.S. troops from predatory lending practices, two weeks after a simil...

Zach Carter

Democrats Defeat GOP Plan To Block Predatory Lending Protections For Soldiers | Zach Carter | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats successfully knocked down a GOP plan early Thursday morning that would have blocked predatory lending protections for Am...

Zach Carter

House Republicans Want To Block Predatory Lending Protections For American Troops | Zach Carter | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are pushing legislation to block predatory lending protections for American soldiers, under pressure from the banking ...

Miller: Aaron Schock Could Have a Bright Career Post-Congressional Resignation

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.01.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

March 31 was U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's last day in office after resigning from Congress following questions about possibly improper spending. But while the resignation and fall from public favor have been a disappointment for Illinoisans and the national Republican Party, Capitol Fax's Rich Miller says Schock could still have better days ahead of him.

Rep. Tammy Duckworth Announces Run For GOP-Held Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is running for a 2016 Senate seat. "I will fight my heart out to represent you with honor and integrity," the congre...

Report: Duckworth To Run For GOP-Held Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) will announce a 2016 Senate bid come Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday afternoon. Duckworth's c...

Rep. Tammy Duckworth Fundraising For Senate Bid: Report

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is reportedly raising money for a potential challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) in 2016. In a fundraising letter obt...

Illinois Business Leaders Say They Support Obama's Immigration Actions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.21.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

(The following is a statement issued by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition on President Obama's immigration executive order. For more informa...

Tammy Duckworth Gives Birth To Daughter Abigail

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is now a mother. The congresswoman, who was recently elected to a second term in the House, gave birth Tuesday to a d...

Tammy Duckworth Defeats Lawrence Kaifesh In Illinois House Race

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) was re-elected to Congress in Illinois' 8th congressional district on Tuesday. Duckworth defeated Republican Lawrence...

My Vote Doesn't Define Me -- Or You

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Phu Nguyen

Today, tomorrow, and in all my days before I die, I will be the president of my life despite who I vote to be the president of the United States. I take ownership of my failures and my successes, and I think the country would be significantly changed if we all did across all parties.

Congresswoman Who Lost Both Her Legs In Iraq Announces Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), the first female Iraq combat veteran to win a Congressional seat, has publicly announced she is pregnant. ...

The Bonus Marchers Anniversary and Veterans in America

Roger Fisk | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Roger Fisk

Veterans and patriotism are almost interchangeable, but peeling away the veneer reveals the conflicted relationship America has with its vets.

Democrats On Benghazi Panel See Role As Defensive

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The five Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi are being counted on to defend the Obama administration's record as N...

Jennifer Bendery

Allen West Says Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Decorated Veteran, Not 'Loyal' To America | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is raising eyebrows again, this time by accusing decorated veteran and Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) of ...

House Panel Backs Pentagon On Military Sexual Assault Cases

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon posted a narrow win Wednesday as a House panel endorsed leaving the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious cr...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote To Hold Former IRS Official In Contempt | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted on party lines Thursday to hold in contempt of Congress the for...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Tammy Duckworth Pleads With Congress To Pass Disabilities Treaty | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the first anniversary of her election to Congress, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat and Iraq war veteran, urged the passage...