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by Micah Maidenberg
2:01pm
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
3:31pm
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.

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by Adam Doster
12:36pm
Thu Sep 23, 2010

Will The Bush Tax Cuts Live On?

Don’t expect a vote on the Bush-era tax cuts before the November election. That’s what U.S. Senate aides are telling multiple outlets in Washington. This is a blow for the Obama administration, which wanted to extend the tax cuts for everyone except those making over $250,000 annually before voters went to the polls.

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by Adam Doster
5:07pm
Wed Sep 22, 2010

Senate Rivals Differ On DADT, DREAM Act

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias was the first major statewide candidate in Illinois history to support gay marriage publicly. He enthusiastically backs comprehensive immigration reform.

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