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Dem Sen Duckworth: ‘This Is Not the Presidency We Were Promised’

In this week’s Democratic weekly address, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) accused President Donald Trump of failing to keep his promises one month on the job. “Let’s be honest, this is not the presidency we were promised,” Duckworth stated. “Americans deserve a

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Photobook: The New Senate Faces of the 115th Congress

Seven newly elected Senators were sworn into office Tuesday, the start of the 115th United States Congress. Here are the names and faces of the five Democrats and two Republicans who make up the 2017 freshman senate class.

<> on April 13, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Radical Leftist Keith Ellison Racks Up Endorsements for DNC Chairman

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) was able to garner another 35 endorsements in his bid to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, which included support from 10 House members — four from California — and Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

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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

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Verizon Wireless Arena on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates are finishing up with the last full day of campaigning before voters head to the polls tomorrow. (Photo by)

Why Trump May Force Republicans to Block Scalia Replacement

As debate over the nomination to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia heats up, Republicans in D.C. are looking over their shoulder at businessman Donald J. Trump, who has said they should “delay, delay, delay.”

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Westmoreland, Jordan, Brooks: Best of Benghazi Committee

The outstanding members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi during Hillary Clinton’s testimony were Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Susan Brooks (R-IN), and Jim Jordan (R-OH). Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) earns honorable mention.

Pelosi: Shaky, Not Stirred – For Now

Pelosi: Shaky, Not Stirred – For Now

If anyone needs a drink right now, it may well be 74 year-old House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi who by all accounts gets to keep a job she’s now failed at for two election cycles. But she no longer seems to

US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation is marking Memorial Day weekend with somber ceremonies, flag planting at cemeteries and parades. In New York, a Marines Corps chaplain will give a sermon Sunday at the Marble Collegiate College in Manhattan. Afterward,

Pelosi Announces Appointment of Dems to Benghazi Committee

Pelosi Announces Appointment of Dems to Benghazi Committee

On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the appointments of Reps. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Adam Smith (D-WA), Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Linda Sanchez (D-CA) to the special committee charged with investigating the 2012 Benghazi terror

ATF Chief Questioned over Alleged Exploitation of Mentally Disabled

ATF Chief Questioned over Alleged Exploitation of Mentally Disabled

On April 2nd House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members questioned ATF Chief B. Todd Jones about the agency’s alleged use in operations and arrest of mentally disabled persons. The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported, “The ATF used mentally disabled people and

War Veteran Duckworth Eviscerates Contractor for Claiming Disability

War Veteran Duckworth Eviscerates Contractor for Claiming Disability

Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and double amputee, showed little sympathy for Virginia businessman Braulio Castillo when he testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Castillo won a contracting advantage with the IRS reserved for disabled veterans after claiming

Former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh Launches Anti-Rove Super PAC

Former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh Launches Anti-Rove Super PAC

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), a Tea Party surprise Congressional elect in 2010, then lost to Democrat Tammy Duckworth in a redrawn district in the 2012 election cycle, is launching a Super PAC to fight the Karl Rove-led Conservative Victory Project. “I’m

Obama Violates 'Sacred Trust' Pledge with Disabled Veterans

Obama Violates 'Sacred Trust' Pledge with Disabled Veterans

In 2008, Obama pledged that disabled veterans applying for benefits would receive confirmation as to whether they qualified for those benefits within 125 days.  Obama said keeping such a timeline was part of “a sacred trust with out veterans.” Fast

Internal Email Reveals Tammy Duckworth Lied to Constituents about Lawsuit

Internal Email Reveals Tammy Duckworth Lied to Constituents about Lawsuit

An internal email sent from Illinois 8th Congressional District Candidate to fellow staff at the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs reveals she wrongfully terminated whistleblower at a Veterans Affairs facility under her jurisdiction.  In a debate between Duckworth and Congressman

Union Endorses Tea Party Favorite Joe Walsh

Union Endorses Tea Party Favorite Joe Walsh

Friday, in a shocking move, Local 150, an AFL-CIO member and the largest local in the 8th congressional district of Illinois, endorsed Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, a Tea Party favorite, for reelection to Congress. The union had endorsed Barack Obama

Walsh: IL's Duckworth Humiliated, 'Slandered' Whistleblowers

Walsh: IL's Duckworth Humiliated, 'Slandered' Whistleblowers

Two Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs (DVA) whistleblowers are suing Tammy Duckworth, the Democrat running to defeat Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), for wrongful termination and humiliation. Duckworth allegedly told one employee to “keep [her] mouth shut” if she wanted to

Spending by outside groups rocks many House races

Spending by outside groups rocks many House races

(AP) Spending by outside groups rocks many House racesBy ALAN FRAMAssociated PressWASHINGTONRep. Dan Lungren knows what it’s like to have a big bull’s eye plastered on his back. The Democratic Party and labor and environmental groups have spent $4.7 million

Duckworth Drags Joe Walsh's Family into Attack Ads

Duckworth Drags Joe Walsh's Family into Attack Ads

Congressman Joe Walsh’s challenger Tammy Duckworth has turned to vicious personal attacks — a sign of panic in a race she was supposed to win handily.  According to Walsh, Duckworth is dragging his family through the mud and running ads

CNN: GOP's Fault Abortion a Preeminent Campaign Issue

CNN: GOP's Fault Abortion a Preeminent Campaign Issue

After a badly reported Gallup poll on important election issues, on October 20 CNN’s Carol Costello thought she had the answer as to why 39 percent of women felt that abortion was the top issue this election cycle: it’s the

Dem House Candidate: We Should Have Had Marines in Benghazi

Dem House Candidate: We Should Have Had Marines in Benghazi

Tammy Duckworth, Iraq War veteran and Democratic nominee for Congress in the 8th district of Illinois, said today that U.S. Marines should have guarded the consulate in Benghazi, Libya–not private military contractors. Duckworth was asked about the issue while greeting

Duckworth Ducks Media on California Trip

Duckworth Ducks Media on California Trip

Members of a local television crew were frustrated when Tammy Duckworth, Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in the 8th district of Illinois, refused to answer their questions about her campaign in Los Angeles today.  Duckworth’s finance director, Leah Israel, initially