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2 hrs ago | Washington Times

Obama seeks brisk passage of border children funding bill

President Obama's new border spending request will pay for schooling, health care and lawyers for the unaccompanied illegal immigrant children surging across the border, officials told Congress on Thursday as they pleaded for quick action on the $3.7 billion package.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Jeff Flake, US House of Representatives

8 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

Kirk, Rubio Crack Down on Iranian Human Rights Abusers

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Washington, IL, Senator Marco Rubio

13 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Portman Says Clinton May Be Too Mainstream for Democrats

U.S. Senator Rob Portman , an Ohio Republican who may run for president in 2016, said Hillary Clinton 's potential Democratic campaign for the White House won't intimidate others from seeking the office.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mike Johanns, Senator Roy Blunt

19 hrs ago | Dealbreaker

Senator Stunned That Michael Lewis Didn't Call Ken 'Flash Boy' Griffin

If Mark Kirk needed any more evidence that a certain tome is nothing more than 288 pages of hyperbolic journalistic sensationalism based on shoddy reporting, well, he sure got it yesterday.

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Related Topix: Books, Flash Boys, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Wed Jul 09, 2014

RiverBender.com

Tio Hardiman Considers Senate Run

For one candidate, it's never too early to start a campaign. Former Democratic candidate for governor Tio Hardiman of Hillside today formally announced he'll be running for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

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

Northwest Herald

Our view: 'Al the Pal' will be missed

What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you? Before Dixon was Illinois secretary of state from 1977 to 1981, licenses consisted of words on flimsy pieces of paper.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois Government, Weather

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Hot Air

McCain: No, I'm not calling for Obama's impeachment

One of the fun things about Palin's impeachment op-ed is how much grief it's going to cause ol' Mav, who palpably hates tea partiers and would surely dismiss her as a "wacko bird" along with Paul and Cruz if he wasn't stuck defending his decision to make her his running mate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Senator Rob Portman

Daily Herald

Singer Pat Boone Tuesday praised Republican candidate for Congress Larry Kaifesh of Carpentersville.

Legendary singer Pat Boone, famous for hit songs in the 1950s and 1960s, praised Republican Larry Kaifesh of Carpentersville for Congress Tuesday on behalf of a national organization for seniors.

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Related Topix: US News, Pop/Rock, Pat Boone, Carpentersville, IL, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Joe Walsh, US Politics, Democrat, Representative Tammy Duckworth

NBC Chicago

Tio Hardiman Announces U.S. Senate Run Against Mark Kirk

The Chicago Democrat and former Illinois gubernatorial candidate made his announcement Tuesday afternoon, calling Republican Sen. Kirk "out of touch with the working class and poor people of Illinois."

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dick Durbin

Bloomberg

Export-Import Bank Renewal Backed by Republican Blunt

A second Senate Republican backed a plan to continue operations of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which is facing criticism from House Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Roy Blunt, Jeb Hensarling

The Daily Gazette

'Al the Pal' will be missed

What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you? Before Dixon was Illinois secretary of state from 1977 to 1981, licenses consisted of words on flimsy pieces of paper.

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Related Topix: Dixon, IL, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin, Weather

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Examiner.com

Bloody weekend in Chicago: Will children seek refuge in Canada?

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called on Illinois lawmakers to stiffen penalties for gun crimes.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Democrat, Illinois

Roll Call

Former Illinois Congressman Pulls in $610,000 for Comeback Bid

Dold raised more than $600,000 in the second quarter for his comeback bid. Former Illinois Rep. Robert Dold raised more than $610,000 in the second quarter for his comeback bid in Chicago's northern suburbs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Robert Dold, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, Barack Obama, Illinois, Illinois Government

WLS-AM Chicago

Kirk: Send Central American children back home

Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron Senator Mark Kirk was blunt Monday about the flood of children who have been showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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

WTAX-AM Springfield

Durbin: Minimum Wage Increase Is a oeOnly Faira

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin hopes Illinois' minimum wage referendum will have an effect on the state's congressional delegation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Representative Aaron Schock, Republican, US House of Representatives

Chicago Tribune

Former 'one of a kind' Senator Alan Dixon dies at age 86

During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to then-Sen. Paul Simon, always angling for the best deals for Illinois.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois, Belleville, IL, Fairview Heights, IL

Sun Jul 06, 2014

National Journal

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants car to stop sharing location data without drivers' permission and knowledge.

Sensing an opportunity to capitalize on a split within the GOP, Senate Democrats will vote this month to reauthorize a favorite of big business-the Export-Import Bank.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US Senate, Republican, Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Examiner.com

Senate filibuster on Act to create fixed rates for unpaid student loans

The vote for the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act has reached a standstill with both Senate Democrats and Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Richard Durbin, Republican, Democrat

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Slate

The Seven Senate Races Democrats Should Be Optimistic About in 2016

Look, I'm not going to sit here and lie to you. I'm not going to pretend Washington -- by which I mean the journalism/politics/lobbying/evil establishment that's based in the capital -- is at work today.

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Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, US Senate

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Advocate

Peddlers of International Homophobia to Descend on Salt Lake

The World Congress of Families, an antigay organization labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center , has set its sights on Salt Lake City as the venue for its annual summit next year.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

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