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by Adam Doster
Thu Sep 30, 2010

Would Kirk Block Everything In The Lame Duck Session? (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk thinks Senate Democrats are going to "overreach" during their upcoming lame duck session. And he wants to win Illinois' special election to stop them.

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by Aricka Flowers
Tue Sep 28, 2010

Kirk Releases Ad Touting Downstate Roots And Fiscal Conservativeness

GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate Mark Kirk released a new ad in which he highlights his downstate roots and "mainstream Illinois values." What values does he mean, exactly? Could Kirk be referring to his opposition to gay marriage? According to recent data, support for gay marriage among Illinoisans is growing at a rapid pace.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Fri Sep 24, 2010

New Giannoulias Ad Sets Up Contrasts

Washington insider, Washington outsider. A corporate crony versus a backer of working families. A friend of President George W. Bush, a friend of President Barack Obama. Such are the contrasts between Rep. Mark Kirk and State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, the candidates running for Illinois' U.S. Senate seat this fall, according to a new advertisement from the Giannoulias campaign. Here it is: 

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by Adam Doster
Thu Sep 23, 2010

Local Students: Keep The DREAM Act Alive

Immigrant advocates have pleaded with U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk to support the DREAM Act, a once-bipartisan bill that would give immigrant youth a path to earn citizenship via college or the military. The GOP U.S.