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15 hrs ago | Fox News

38 GOP pols join suit against ObamaCare subsidies

Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers are backing a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., challenging health insurance subsidies provided to lawmakers and their staffers who are required to obtain coverage under ObamaCare.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, James Sensenbrenner, Representative Tim Scott, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Representative Thomas Massie

19 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Senator wants to give small breweries a tax break

There may now be more breweries in the Chicago area than at any time since alcohol was outlawed in the 1920s.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Lucianne.com

Hastert Gathers ChicagoRepublicans To Push Amnesty

Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, now a K Street lobbyist, is gathering with several Chicago Republicans for a public event aimed at yet again building support in Washington for amnesty, Roll Call reports.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Roll Call, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois, Illinois Government

ABC7 Chicago

Illinois republicans split on Rauner term limit proposal

The GOP nominee for governor says his campaign has more than enough signatures than needed to get the question on the November ballot.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Illinois, Illinois Government

CBS Local

Sen. Kirk Pushes To Give Tax Break To Small Breweries

At Revolution Brewery in the Avondale neighborhood, Senator Mark Kirk said legislation would cut in half the $7-a-barrel federal excise tax small and craft breweries pay.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Beer, Drink

Sound Politics

President Obama Visits Democrats in Oso

President Obama is currently en route to Paine Field in Air Force One, where he will go up to Oso to visit with locals, including Snohomish County Councilman Dave Somers.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, US News, Snohomish County, WA, US Politics, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, US Senate, Republican

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Breitbart.com

...Hastert Rallies Chicago GOP for Immigration Reform

Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, now a K Street lobbyist, is gathering with several Chicago Republicans for a public event aimed at yet again building support in Washington for amnesty, Roll Call reports .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Roll Call, Representative Adam Kinzinger, US Politics, US Senate, Representative Aaron Schock, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Washington Post

38 GOP lawmakers join Ron Johnsona s Obamacare lawsuit

Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers are signaling support for a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson that challenges a rule by the Obama administration allowing the federal government to subsidize health insurance for lawmakers and some congressional staffers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives, Representative Thomas Massie, Marsha Blackburn, Representative Matt Salmon

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WSIL

Legislation to Change FEMA Aid System

The effort to equalize financial relief hits home in Harrisburg. Two years after the leap day tornado, leaders remember all too well, the crushing blow of missing out on FEMA aid.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Politico

Former GOP heavyweights give to Cochran

Thad Cochran has made a lot of important friends during his 35 years in the Senate - and they haven't forgotten about him as he stares down a challenge from the right.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, Republican, Pete Domenici, Senator Kelly Ayotte

My FOX Chicago

Mayors' group pushes for pension reform

More than two dozen Illinois mayors are set to hold a news conference, hoping to encourage state lawmakers to make changes to pension systems for local police and fire departments.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dick Durbin, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

Politico

Senators press GAO on TBTF report - Inside Jeb Bush Inc. - Obama...

FIRST LOOK: CARPER AND KIRK PRESS GAO ON TBTF REPORT - In a letter to GAO, Sens. Tom Carper and Mark Kirk argue that the agency's first study on so-called "too big to fail" banks was incomplete and not especially useful.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Warren Buffett

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Washington Times

US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate nearly two decades ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Richard Durbin, Democrat, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sat Apr 19, 2014

My FOX Chicago

Quinn: Tighter controls after Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The state of Illinois is trying to recoup roughly $12 million its Medicaid program paid in medical services for dead recipients.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Medicaid, Health, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Chicago Sun-Times

Kirk tried to balance personal, political

After U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., suffered a major stroke in early 2012, a whispering campaign quickly followed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Sugar Grove, IL, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Tammy Duckworth, Wedding

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Capitol Fax Blog

BGA: Rauner firm holds state contracts; political round-up

Since December 2012, GTCR has owned Correctional Healthcare Cos., which got a five-year contract with a five-year renewal option from the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice in February 2013 to provide medical, dental and mental health evaluations and treatment for the approximately 900 inmates, ages 13 to 20, of six state-run youth detention ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois

Scanews.com

Sen. Kirk Calls On Congress To Extend Fighter Jet Production in St. Louis

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois held a press conference Monday after touring the facility where Boeing builds the Navy's EA-18 G Growler.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Military, US Navy, St Louis County, MO

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Warner talks about federal accounting system, TWIC cards

Senator Mark Warner was in Hampton Roads Thursday for a meeting at Naval Station Norfolk and stopped by the WAVY Newsroom to talk about some hot button issues - your money and security at military installations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Republican

CBS Local

Kirk Reverses Course, Endorses Oberweis Against Durbin

Seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Durbin in November, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis on Thursday welcomed the belated support of Durbin's GOP colleague on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Groong

ISTANBUL: 'Turkey will not remain silent over 'genocide resolution' if adopted'

In his remarks in Mexico City, where he was attending informal talks with his counterparts from Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Australia, Davutoglu said the resolution would not have any negative effects on Ankara-Washington ties at this stage, but stressed that Turkey will not remain silent if the resolution is adopted by the Senate.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Mexico, Robert Menendez, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

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