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The Mark Kirk We Know

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Sheffey

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has been my Congressman since he was elected in 2000. Tonight, he won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The other Presiden...

Prison Politics: Illinois GOP Moves To Block Gitmo Transfer Plan

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A plan to transfer prisoners currently held at Guantanamo Bay to a nearly deserted Illinois jail is sharply dividing the state's politicians, with Dem...

WATCH: GOP Rep. Sorry For Calling Islam A 'Savage Religion'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) moved to distance himself Tuesday from remarks he made to a local TV station in which he referred to Islam as a "savage rel...

'Illinois Gitmo' Fact Check: AP Knocks Down Overblown Claims About Detainees And U.S. Prisons

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — As the Obama administration considers a plan to move Guantanamo Bay detainees to prisons on U.S. soil, including possible sites in Ill...

Mark Kirk Cools His Bomb-Throwing Rhetoric On Gitmo Detainees Plan

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk turned down the rhetoric today on Democratic-backed plans to use the largely vacant Thomson Correctional Ce...

Some US Cities Hoping To Host Gitmo Detainees

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MARION, Ill. — Once the nation's most secure prison, the federal lockup in southern Illinois has housed everyone from spies to a Colombian drugl...