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Iraq War Veteran Tammy Duckworth Leaves Students With Plenty To Think About

Elmhurst, IL Patch | Karen ChadraEmail the Author | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

Iraqi War veteran Tammy Duckworth began this Veterans Day in the warm embrace of the students and staff at York High School and Edison Elementary. ...

Words Of Resilience: Quotes From Women Touched By 9/11

Posted 11.08.2011 | Women

We’ve been so impressed and inspired by the number of stories about women coming out this week in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11: S...

Durbin Weighs In On Marquee Congressional Primary Race

Posted 10.16.2011 | Chicago

Thanks to the recently-completed redistricting process, Illinois's Congressional delegation is in for a big shake-up in the 2012 elections. A number o...

New Poll: Tammy Duckworth Starts With Big Lead In Congressional Race

Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

According to a poll released by the campaign of Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, she holds a commanding lead early on in the race for the Democratic ...

Duckworth Running For Congress, But A Primary Challenger Awaits

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Iraq War veteran and former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth says she's running for Congress. The Democrat announ...

Tammy Duckworth Leaves VA Job: Is She Running For Congress?

Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago

A former congressional candidate and wounded Iraq war veteran resigned a prominent post at the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday, leading to sp...

Old 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction' Claims Come Back To Haunt Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now that Labor Day has passed, election season is in full swing. And in Illinois, polling shows the U.S. Senate race is beginning the fall in a dead h...

VFW Lies for the GOP, Attempts to Kill Health Care

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

VFW PAC operates as little more than a subsidiary of the Republican Party, as does the leadership of their parent organization.

Goodbye/Hello 17 "Veterans Deadly Isolation Gap Between Combat And Back Home"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Cottingham

Here is a tragic statistic that just blew my mind recently. Of the veterans from the all US wars on average, 18 veterans commit suicide each day. "O...

Tammy Duckworth Says No To Lieutenant Governor Offer From Quinn, NBC Chicago Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to NBC Chicago sources, Tammy Duckworth has called Pat Quinn to turn down his offer that she run as his lieutenant governor. The governor h...

Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Lieutenant Governor? Pat Quinn Asks Her To Be Running Mate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn told the press on Friday that he has asked Assistant Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Tammy Duckworth to be his running mate. Duckworth, a ve...

Sources Say Duckworth Not Likely To Leave Job In Washington

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Quinn and Duckworth? Not likely, say insiders. Governor Quinn wants her to be his Lt. Governor, but Tammy Duckworth is not likely to leave her Wash...

Tammy Duckworth To Replace Cohen? Quinn Wants It That Way, Source Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Does Pat Quinn want Tammy Duckworth to fill the recently vacated Lt. Governor spot? A source told Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed that Duckw...

HouseQuake: Rahm Emanuel Is Star Of Documentary About 2006 Elections (VIDEO)

The New York Times | Peter Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before there was Rahm Emanuel, the relentless White House chief of staff, there was Rahm Emanuel, the relentless House Democratic campaign strategist ...

Tammy Duckworth Celebrates 'Alive Day' Five Years After Black Hawk Crash

The Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years ago this week, an insurgent shot down the Army Black Hawk helicopter that Tammy Duckworth was co-piloting in Iraq. Now an assistant secreta...

What Happens When the VA Actually Cares About Vets

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

During the last administration, it took major scandals to get anything fixed in the Department, and then it was never corrected at this level.

End of Life Counseling? Had That in My Twenties

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Early in my service I was told, "When a jet crashes, often the boots are all we can find." Such was my not-so-subtle introduction to the need for end of life planning.

Arne Duncan Pledges To Stay Out Of Decisions Involving Chicago Schools

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who was head of Chicago's public schools, promises not to participate in any matter "in which Chicago Public Schoo...

Duckworth Nomination Held Up By GOP Senator

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator has delayed President Barack Obama's nomination of Tammy Duckworth, an injured Iraq war helicopter pilot, to b...

Tammy Duckworth: Obama's Assistant Veterans Affairs Secretary

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs director, was nominated by President Barack Obama on Tuesday to serve ...

Harry Reid: The Most Corrupt of the Corrupt?

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

It now seems fair to consider the possibility that Reid and his allies might have decided to oppose any Blogojevich appointee ( as an act of political vindictiveness

Blagojevich Disregards Obama's List Of Candidates For Senate Seat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama believed that seven candidates were "highly qualified" to succeed him in the Senate, but the two people Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D)...

A "Deal" with Obama? It Takes Two to Blago

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Why was Rod Blagojevich so convinced his deals were being shot down by the Obama folks, when the Obama folks claim they didn't even know deals were being suggested?

Keep Him Honest

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

If it wants to maintain control, the Democratic Party simply cannot afford to take any community for granted, whether Asian American, Latino, or African American.

Sam Stein

Tammy Duckworth Being Pushed For Veterans Affairs Secretary | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A grassroots effort is underway for Barack Obama to appoint Tammy Duckworth, a veteran of the Iraq War and onetime congressional candidate, as Secreta...