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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22:  U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month at Adas Israel Congregation May 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama's visit to the synagogue also coincides with Solidarity Shabbat, "when government officials in Europe and North America take part in synagogue visits and other events to highlight their commitment to combating anti-Semitism."  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Approves Fast Track Bill

McCaskill, Blunt, & Kirk side with President Obama’s request, while Durbin opposes

05/23/2015

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Same-Sex Marriage Could Gain Ground

Arguments will be heard Tuesday on challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Ohio.

04/28/2015

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) listens as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. Senator Concerned About Potential Attack on 9/11 Anniversary

This Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, and a U.S. senator from Illinois is worried.

09/08/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) listens as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Illinois Senator Calls For Swift Action Against ISIS

Republican Mark Kirk tells reporters the U.S. should, “bomb the hell out of them.”

09/02/2014

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Senators Bet Brews On Hockey

Mark Kirk & Al Franken have a friendly wager on outcome of Hawks-Wild NHL playoff series

05/03/2014

Actor Seth Rogen on Capitol Hill, meets with Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois (Twitter/Mark Kirk)

Actor Seth Rogan Testifies in DC, Meets Ill. Senator Kirk

Rogen spoke about Alzheimer’s Disease impact, & blasted low turnout of elected officials.

02/27/2014

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Illinois Lawmakers Scramble to Digest Pension Bill

A growing chorus of conservatives made statements in opposition to the proposal they say is being rushed through. A draft of the 325-page legislation was distributed Sunday and Monday.

12/02/2013

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) - (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Illinois Sen. Kirk Wants Federal Help to Fight Gangs

“The thing I was trying to get through was these criminal empires are far in excess of what Capone would’ve ever dreamed of.”

08/20/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) listens as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirk Pushing “Stroke Agenda”

A stroke victim himself, the Illinois Republican seeks better care for low-income sufferers.

08/18/2013

File photo of U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) (Getty/Frank Polich)

Sen. Mark Kirk Urges GOP to “Never Give Up”

Kirk says Republicans’ stance on fiscally conservative values will help protect Illinois from fiscal insolvency. The party comes off major losses in 2012 as well as a recent gay marriage flap.

08/15/2013

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