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Senate Democrats Call For Investigation Into Trump Officials' Failure To Obey Court Orders

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home

Illinois Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin want an investigation into the Department of Homeland Security’s response to a federal court order th...

Sen. Tammy Duckworth Slams Jeff Sessions' Disability Rights Record

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.09.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― A day before Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-Ala.) Senate confirmation hearing to be Donald Trump’s attorney general, newly elected Sen. Tam...

The Democratic Party: Evolution Or Extinction

Scott Arceneaux | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home
Scott Arceneaux

In any election, victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is the Party's fault. Or so they say. The Democratic Party has begun the time-honored tra...

A how-to for riled-up businesswomen who want to be political activists

Rebecca Sive | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home
Rebecca Sive

Business Insider, Forbes, and Fortune have all reported that business women are responding to Hillary Clinton's ill-treatment and loss in the 2016 pre...

These Are The Female Politicians Inspiring The Next Generation Of Women

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home

The future is female and that has never been clearer than right now. As democrats look ahead to 2020, a number of the names being tossed around for po...

Post-Election, New Women in Congress Inspire Hope

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.18.2016 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

As I started to dig into the election results, I became convinced that not all was lost. There were several definitive rays of hope. These women entered the Senate, and yes, they were all Democrats, and some were women of color.

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

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home

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...

Dear Tammy: You Were The Good News On Tuesday

Celia Buckman | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
Celia Buckman

You're my first female member of Congress. A woman has never served as a Representative for my congressional district, and the last time Illinois had a female Senator was 1999 -- the year I was born.

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

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2017 | Home

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 | Home

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

HRC Compounds Mistake; Refuses to Rescind Kirk Endorsement

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.30.2016 | Home
Peter D. Rosenstein

The criticism of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) came swiftly after they first endorsed Republican Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois for reelection. His o...

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home
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...

Core Values Matter

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Shawn VanDiver

In the military, core values are a matter of life and death. Each service branch has their own set and they are ingrained--usually, from day one--in t...

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 | Home

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 | Home
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 ...

Illinois Democrats Taunt GOP For Ignoring Trump

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.19.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner called the Illinois Democratic Party a "corrupt political machine" during a rally at the Illinois State Fair, Democrats ...

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...