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Illinois Business Leaders Say They Support Obama's Immigration Actions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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...

Tammy Duckworth Defeats Lawrence Kaifesh In Illinois House Race

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) was re-elected to Congress in Illinois' 8th congressional district on Tuesday. Duckworth defeated Republican Lawrence...

My Vote Doesn't Define Me -- Or You

Phu Nguyen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Phu Nguyen

Today, tomorrow, and in all my days before I die, I will be the president of my life despite who I vote to be the president of the United States. I take ownership of my failures and my successes, and I think the country would be significantly changed if we all did across all parties.

Congresswoman Who Lost Both Her Legs In Iraq Announces Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), the first female Iraq combat veteran to win a Congressional seat, has publicly announced she is pregnant. ...

The Bonus Marchers Anniversary and Veterans in America

Roger Fisk | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Roger Fisk

Veterans and patriotism are almost interchangeable, but peeling away the veneer reveals the conflicted relationship America has with its vets.

Democrats On Benghazi Panel See Role As Defensive

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The five Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi are being counted on to defend the Obama administration's record as N...

Jennifer Bendery

Allen West Says Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Decorated Veteran, Not 'Loyal' To America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is raising eyebrows again, this time by accusing decorated veteran and Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) of ...

House Panel Backs Pentagon On Military Sexual Assault Cases

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon posted a narrow win Wednesday as a House panel endorsed leaving the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious cr...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote To Hold Former IRS Official In Contempt

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted on party lines Thursday to hold in contempt of Congress the for...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Tammy Duckworth Pleads With Congress To Pass Disabilities Treaty

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the first anniversary of her election to Congress, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat and Iraq war veteran, urged the passage...

Jennifer Bendery

Congresswoman Reunited With Army Medic Who Saved Her Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scott Gillis sat in the House balcony on Thursday, watching a speech by Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.). The last time Gillis had seen her...

Shouldn't War Critics Get a Broadcast Response to the President's War Speech?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
Robert Naiman

President Obama is addressing the nation Tuesday evening to lobby public opinion and Congress to support the Congressional authorization for war in Syria. Shouldn't broadcast media respect the right of war critics to an equal response?

Dem Rep And Iraq War Veteran Weighs In On Potential Strike

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of two female Iraq war veterans in Congress is opposing President Barack Obama's call for military strikes against Syria. Democrati...

Iraq Vet Congresswoman Opposes Syria Intervention

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

BANGKOK -- U.S. congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that she did not favor American military intervention in Syria and ur...

On Purple Heart's 231st Anniversary, We Honor 5 Inspiring Vets

Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact

Wednesday marks 231 years since the Purple Heart -- one of the highest military honors -- was established. President George Washington first instat...

More Veterans In Congress Would Make 'Nuclear Options' Less Likely

Chris Marvin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Veterans bring skills for leadership, team building and problem solving. They understand strategy and tactics. They have a global perspective, yet can relate to everyday Americans. They are good leaders.

Christina Wilkie

AWESOME: Tammy Duckworth Rips Contractor Claiming Veterans Disability

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a veteran of the Iraq War, dramatically chastised a federal contractor who claimed that a h...

Rape and Rank -- The Problem With All-Powerful Men

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Michael D'Antonio

As Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) said Sunday, "The military leadership at this point has shown that they have not been capable of fixing this problem." This truth will not change until justice is detached from power and rank no longer rules.

Military Veterans Turned Dem Reps Blast Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

Standing as Iraq War veterans, Reps. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) have an in-depth perspective on life in the U.S. Military. ...

GOP Senator: Salary Donations Are 'Childish'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't applaud the politicians who are donating portions of the their paychecks back to th...

Lawmaker Returns Salary In Sequestration Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

As the effects of sequestration ripple through communities nationwide, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) announced Wednesday that she has returned a porti...

Molly O'Toole

Tammy Duckworth Reflects On War That Changed Her Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

When images of joyous Iraqi voters with purple thumbs were broadcast around the world in January 2005, Tammy Duckworth watched with heartfelt tears fr...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democratic Rep Praises Boehner On VAWA, Criticizes Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rarely does House Speaker John Boehner draw high praise from Democrats, but Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) thinks the Ohio Republican des...

46 Members Of Congress Are Carrying Student Loan Debt: Report

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

The new class of Congress is carrying more student debt than ever before, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Financial...