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A 'Protest' Against Tammy Duckworth May Not Have Been Real

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) was greeted by a few dozen African-American protesters outside a Monday gathering in Chicago. They held up...

Duckworth Launches 112-Day Campaign To Tie Kirk To Trump

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Here are a few facts about Mark Kirk's election to the U.S. Senate in 2010: He defeated Democratic State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias by a slim margin...

Friday Talking Points -- Deconstructing GOP Absurdity

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The basic Republican position isn't that hard to understand. It is: "We are going to deny Barack Obama a third Supreme Court pick, unless Hillary Clinton wins the presidency." That is precisely what some of them believe.

Tammy Duckworth Wins Illinois Democratic Senate Primary

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) won Illinois' Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday, the Associated Press projected. Duckworth, who represents Illinois' ...

Friday Talking Points -- The Dog That Didn't Bark at the GOP Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We had two Democratic debates and one Republican debate last week. The GOP one was shocking -- because nobody said anything shocking! Yes, that's truly how far the Republicans have sunk -- to the Sherlockian level of the dog not snarling in the night being the big news.

Tammy Duckworth Uses Tasteless GOP Insult To Defend Her Record On Vets

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

If you come at Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Twitter, you best not miss. Duckworth, a combat veteran and double amputee now running for Senate in I...

GOP Attacks Democrat Who Lost Both Legs In Iraq For 'Not Standing' For Vets

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A GOP effort to jab Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who is currently running for Senate, backfired spectacularly on Tuesday when the Nati...

Mark Kirk Splits From GOP Over SCOTUS Pick

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.23.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., on Monday broke ranks with Republican leaders by saying he recognizes President Barack Obama's right to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and that the GOP-controlled Senate should consider the nominee.

Seniors and Veterans Deserve a Raise

Nancy Altman | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

As a member of Congress and the head of a social security advocacy group, we believe that it's time to take action to ensure that seniors, veterans, workers who have been forced to stop work as the result of serious and permanent disabilities, and others receive a badly needed raise.

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 in Ch...

Changing the Dialogue for Women Vets

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.11.2016 | 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 09.20.2016 | 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 t...

Poll: Cullerton Holds Slight Edge in Race to Succeed Duckworth

David Ormsby | Posted 06.03.2016 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 05.22.2016 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...