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Emerson College Poll: Clinton 45%, Trump 39% in Illinois

The latest poll from Emerson College shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by only six points in Illinois, where Barack Obama won by over 16 points against Mitt Romney in 2012. Emerson has the race at Clinton 45%, Trump 39% in


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.

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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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Hot Mic: Mark Kirk Calls Lindsey Graham a ‘Bro With No Ho’

In audio captured by ABC News on Thursday, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) apparently called his colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) a “bro with no ho” during a live mic moment. Kirk later said he regretted the remarks, but declined to


Kirk: Iran Getting Nukes ‘The Greatest Challenge to Peace In Our Time’

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) declared “stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons is the greatest challenge to peace in our time. After the Holocaust we promised ‘never again’” during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “Hello I’m


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.

Schakowsky and Kirk (Images by Associated Press)

Exclusive: Sen. Mark Kirk to Revitalize Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Bill

Illinois GOP Senator Mark Kirk was welcomed last night by a standing ovation from a crowd of nearly 300 members of Chicago’s pro-Israel community gathered for the “Campus Champion Gala,” a project of the Israel advocacy group StandWithUs. Kirk, who suffered a

Exclusive: Sen. Mark Kirk to Revitalize Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Bill

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 Senator: 'Hamas Is Like Nazis'

Rubio To Obama: Warn Palestinians Foreign Aid Is On The Line

President Obama should warn the Palestinian Authority that their new pact with Hamas has put their foreign aid in danger of being revoked, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) urged in a new letter today. The Senators criticized

Rubio To Obama: Warn Palestinians Foreign Aid Is On The Line