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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.
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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.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
House votes to delay Obamacare individual mandate
Nearly 30 House Democrats ignored a veto threat by President Obama and helped the GOP majority pass a bill Wednesday that would let people ignore this year's Obamacare penalty for not having health insurance.
Pols introduce bipartisan resolution
A powerful bipartisan group of senators are introducing a resolution on Wednesday afternoon condemning Russia's intervention into Ukraine and warning of the consequences if Russia does not stand down.
Chicago Jewish Community
Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, Regional Director, Chabad-Lubavitch of Illinois, dies
Rabbi Moscowitz was Chabad's head shliach in Illinois. He had also served as President of the Chicago Rabbinical Council , senior Rabbi at Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook, and as an international leader of Chabad's network of emissaries.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
FEMA Denies Illinois Appeal on Storm Damage Help
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is calling disappointing the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency denying the state's appeal for federal disaster assistance for local governments impacted by the Nov. 17 tornado outbreak.
FEMA denies Illinois appeal on tornado damage aid
Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday said he was disappointed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of Illinois' appeal for federal disaster assistance for local governments impacted by the Nov. 17 tornado outbreak.
Prominent Republicans back gay marriage in court brief
A group of 20 Republicans, led by ex-U.S. Sens. Alan Simpson and Nancy Kassebaum, have filed a brief supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry with the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Senator at AIPAC: Now Is the Time to Stop Iran
Senator Menendez focused on the strong ties between America and Israel, and the threat that Iran's nuclear program poses to both countries.
Mitch McConnell: If we take back the Senate next year, we'll...
Via Charles Cooke , why would a potential Republican majority leader consider bringing back a procedural move that would primarily benefit Democrats in the minority? As he looks ahead to the possibility of leading the Senate, Mr. McConnell is promising a more open floor, with senators from both parties able to offer amendments.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Two Years After Stroke, Sen. Kirk Making Strides
It's been just over 2 years since a stroke nearly took Mark Kirk's life and a year since his return to Washington.
Christian Science Monitor
Pro-Israel lobby presses for new US sanctions on Iran, but gingerly
US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee at its annual policy conference, in Washington on Sunday.