Tag: Mark Kirk

Gabby Giffords Endorses Pat Toomey, Mark Kirk for Caving on Gun Control

On August 22 Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly praised Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) for caving on gun control. Giffords and Kelly subsequently announced that their gun control group–Americans for Responsible Solutions–is endorsing Toomey and Kirk in the November elections.

10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention.

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Obama May Allow Foreign Governments to Use Dollars for Business with Iran

The Obama administration is reportedly considering more concessions to Iran, possibly including the Treasury Department issuing a license that would “permit offshore financial institutions to access dollars for foreign currency trades in support of legitimate business with Iran, a practice that is currently illegal,” as the Associated Press describes it.

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Sen. Mark Kirk Seeks to Restore Iran Sanctions as Obama Deal Falls Apart

The sanctions on Iran have not technically been removed – in fact, we learned today that even the timing of their removal under the Lausanne framework is a matter of great dispute between Iran’s Supreme Leader and the Obama Administration. But Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) is already talking about passing a bill to keep them in place, effectively killing whatever remains of Obama’s deal.

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Old Foes Clash in Illinois over Iran Deal

A war of words–and fundraising emails–has erupted between Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) over the Iran deal. The fight began when Schakowsky objected to Kirk’s remark to Politico that “Neville Chamberlain got a lot of more out of Hitler than [U.S. negotiator] Wendy Sherman got out of Iran.” Schakowsky said it was “appalling” for Kirk to “equate the Obama administration’s diplomacy with Nazi appeasement.” Kirk then used her attack in a fundraising email.

GOP Senator: 'Hamas Is Like Nazis'

GOP Senator: 'Hamas Is Like Nazis'

Monday at competing Israel and Palestine protests in Chicago, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) told Chicago Fox affiliate WFLD 32 “Hamas is like Nazis.” Kirk said, “The more Nazis you got, the more Hamas you get, the more death you get.”

GOP’s Mark Kirk Boosts Pritzker

GOP’s Mark Kirk Boosts Pritzker

A few weeks ago, I predicted that Penny Priztker would fail to be confirmed by the Senate. After all, she was such a weak candidate in 2009 that she withdrew her first nomination as Secretary of Commerce. But with Sen.

GOP Sen. Kirk Announces Support for Gay Marriage

GOP Sen. Kirk Announces Support for Gay Marriage

(AP) GOP Sen. Kirk announces support for gay marriageBy SARA BURNETTAssociated PressCHICAGOGOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois on Tuesday became the second sitting Republican senator to endorse gay marriage _ a move that also could shift the political debate over

Kirk Returns to Senate a Year After Stroke

Kirk Returns to Senate a Year After Stroke

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) — Mark Kirk’s welcoming committee when he returns to the U.S. Senate after a stroke includes Vice President Joe Biden and his colleague, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Kirk, R-Ill., plans to walk the 45 steps to