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Republican Senator Mark Kirk Backs Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) announced his support for same-sex marriage Tuesday, becoming the second Republican senator to do so after his colleague Sen. ...

PHOTO: U.S. Senator Tweets Proof Of A-List Friendship

Posted 03.28.2013 | Chicago

After his heart-warming fist bump with President Obama at this year's State of the Union address, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk is having another feel-go...

Senator Makes Big Return After Stroke

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) returned to the Senate Thursday, nearly one year after suffering a major stroke. Kirk returned for the opening of the 113th...

Mark Kirk Says He Saw Angels After Suffering Stroke

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who will return to Congress on Thursday one year after suffering a major stroke, said that he saw angels while recovering ...

Amanda Terkel

Mark Kirk Returning To Senate On Thursday

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after suffering a major stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will be returning to the Senate on Thursday for the opening of the...

Mark Kirk To Return To Senate One Year After Stroke

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 s...

Senator Climbs Country's Tallest Building Months After Major Stroke

AP | MICHELLE JANAYE NEALY | Posted 01.04.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Gripping a handrail and wearing a brace on his left leg, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk climbed 37 floors inside Chicago's Willis Tower on Sunday in h...

GOP Senator Sworn Into Obama's Old Seat

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Illinois Republican Mark Kirk is the newest member of the Senate. A five-term congressman from the Chicago suburbs, Kirk was sworn...

Mark Kirk Loses Endorsements To Giannoulias

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Several Illinois advocacy groups that backed Republican Mark Kirk in past elections are endorsing his Democratic opponent in the race ...

Rep. Berman: Mark Kirk Guilty Of 'Exaggeration' About Role In Iran Business Crackdown

Chicago Sun-Times | Tomahawk Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Did he do it again? Rep. Mark Kirk claims credit for being a driving force behind a bill signed into law this year that requires the president to c...

Mark Kirk Votes NO: Joins Party To Block Debate Of Don't Ask, Don't Tell In Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Thursday, a major defense authorization bill that included the repeal of the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law was blocked by Senate Republica...

Will Mark Kirk Vote To Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Senate vote on the defense authorization bill that includes the repeal of the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy could happen a...

Mark Kirk Undecided On Don't Ask, Don't Tell Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Mark Kirk, the newest member of the U.S. Senate and longtime Chicago-area congressman, said he will study a Pentagon report on repealing "D...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Sworn In To U.S. Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Republican Mark Kirk was sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Monday afternoon, and says his first priority as a senator will be to turn the econom...

Mark Kirk Could Help Lock Down 9/11 Health Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bill that would give up to $7.4 billion to workers who were sickened while cleaning up the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2001 attac...

Giuliani Calls For Federal Anti-Gang Task Force

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois raised the specter of Chicago gangster Al Capone on Monday in calling on the federal ...

Kirk's Win Could Upset Democrats' Lame Duck Plans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Before they lose their majority in the House, and many valuable votes in the Senate, Congressional Democrats will want to get some work done. They've ...

PHOTOS: Fierce Opponents Bury The Hatchet At Billy Goat Beer Summit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The race for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Obama was a rough one. The negative ads seemed endless and harsh words were relentless--b...

PHOTOS: Candidates Vote, Celebrate And Concede

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For some, Tuesday was a day of relief and celebration. For others, it was a day of great loss. In any case, it was Democracy. Voter turnout in Chica...

Mark Kirk Wins Obama's Former Senate Seat

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Emerging victorious in an ugly race for the president's former Senate seat, Republican Mark Kirk said Illinois voters clearly want him...

Mark Kirk WINS: Alexi Giannoulias Defeated In Illinois Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Kirk, the five-term Republican congressman from Chicago's north suburbs, has won his bid to fill Barack Obama's old Senate seat in Illinois. Kir...

Illinois Senate Race: Kirk Outraising Giannoulias

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Republican has raised more money than the Democrat in the race for President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. Republican Cong...

Amanda Terkel

Political Group Funded By Bush Donors Retracts Ad Attacking Illinois Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The campaign of Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is going after the political group New Prosperity Foundation (NPF) for airing a...

WATCH: Kirk Accused Of Racism After Comments About Election Fraud Caught On Tape

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A secret recording obtained by ABC-7 Chicago last week has Mark Kirk defending comments he made about preventing voter fraud in predominantly African ...

Amanda Terkel

Former Bush Pioneers Quietly Form Political Group Investing In Midwest Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A political group based in Chicago known as the New Prosperity Foundation is attempting to help elect Republicans in the Midwest, attracting the suppo...