5 hrs ago
Report: Two Russian lawmakers want US barred from World Cup
Two Russian legislators are calling for FIFA to ban the United States from the World Cup soccer tournament, in what they say amounts to an eye-for-an-eye retaliation.
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9 hrs ago
Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers
For example, people who alter their lifestyles by eating responsibly and exercising more will reap multiple benefits.
13 hrs ago
Time for Change: Reinstate Emergency Unemployment Benefits
This Sunday, we started the day with a time change, as we "sprang forward" by an hour, but for nearly 2 million long-term unemployed workers, time continues to stand still as they wait for Congress to reinstate emergency unemployment benefits .
19 hrs ago
Senators rally behind military sexual assault bill
Senators rallied behind significant changes in military law to curb rape and sexual assault within the ranks, approving steps to protect the victims and barring the "good soldier defense" to ensure evidence alone determines a defendant's fate.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Kirk Proposes Legislation To End Sex Trafficking
Sen. Mark Kirk and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez unveiled legislation at the state and federal levels to end online sex trafficking.
Alvarez, Kirk call to end online sex trafficking in Chicago, suburbs
The federal government is teaming up with law enforcement in the Chicago area to crack the organizations allegedly involved with human trafficking in the city and suburbs.
Losing the message wars
I would say that one reason is that we're losing the message war. And, to a great degree that's because most of the rank-and-file, you and me brother, have deserted from the progressive message army.
Kirk proposes five month unemployment insurance extension
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Sen. Kirk to Azerbaijan: Halt campaign of incitement and hatred against Armenia
Sen. Kirk to Azerbaijan: Halt campaign of incitement and hatred against Armenia 13:20 08.03.2014 Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk "strongly condemned" Azerbaijan's ongoing threats and violence against Armenia and the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, in a powerfully worded statement issued earlier today marking the 26th anniversary of Azerbaijan's ... (more)
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Tom Kacich: It's time for ugly part of campaigning
Here we go, perhaps the 10 worst days of the year for our great exercise in democracy known as primary election voting.
National Public Radio
A Senator's Long And Patient Recovery From Stroke
Two years ago, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., was paralyzed on his left side by a stroke.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
The Southtown Star
Kirk awards Bronze Star to Tinley Park soldier
After three years of campaigning on behalf of a now-retired soldier, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., traveled to Tinley Park on Saturday to pin the Bronze Star on Sgt.
Midwestern Business Leaders, in Support of Immigration Reform -- Now
In spite of the results in a 2013 survey that show that 77% of Midwestern business leaders consider it important for government to pass new immigration legislation this year, Congress continues to drag its feet.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Chicago-area Clergy Call on Sen. Mark Kirk to Help Illinois' Unemployed
More than 40 religious leaders from the North Shore and elsewhere in the Chicago area have sent a letter to Sen. Mark Kirk , calling on him to help families struggling with unemployment.
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. Senators Push FIFA to Ban Russia From World Cup
Russia's national team player Dmitri Kombarov vies with Armenia's national football team player Marcos Pizzelli during the FIFA 2014 World Cup friendly match between Russia and Armenia in the city of Krasnodar on March 5, 2014.
Insurance News Net
GOP Senators Announce Fully Paid-for, Five-Month Unemployment...
Senators "Over and over again, I have emphasized with my colleagues the importance of extending unemployment benefits for Nevadans and for people hurting across the country.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Media Strategist William Kelly: CNN Propping Up Rahm Emanuel for 2016
Rahm Emanuel is always up to something dead fishy. The CNN reality TV series, "Chicagoland," which premieres Thursday night, and stars Emanuel as a "tough, visionary mayor" is fishy.
Gillibrand Blames Obama for Failed Vote on Sexual Assault
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand blamed the White House's lack of support for the failure of her sexual-assault bill in the Senate on Thursday, and she vowed to keep fighting to reform the military justice system.
Baltimore Jewish Times
AIPAC 2014: Iran Tops Agenda
The world may have been absorbed Sunday morning by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but inside the Washington Convention Center, the country on everyone's mind was Iran.
Mitch McConnell at CPAC: If you give me a Republican majority in the...
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promised a ballroom full of activists Thursday that he would fight 'tooth and nail' for a conservative agenda if he takes the helm of a Republican majority next year 'If I'm given the opportunity to lead the United States Senate next year, I won't let you down,' McConnell said.