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14 hrs ago | 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

The Washington Post

Preventing a bad Iranian deal

At a time President Obama's approval ratings are spiraling downward and Americans regard him as the worst post-World War II president, the United States nevertheless is stuck with an increasingly whiny, irrelevant and weakened chief executive.

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

Tue Jul 01, 2014

AltWeeklies

Help Rescue Us from the SAVE Act

We recently warned you about legislation called the "SAVE Act" which we explained presented grave concerns for alternative newsmedia and others who carry advertisements for adult-oriented services.

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Related Topix: Startups, Scribd, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Music

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Mitch McConnell's ad maker loyal as a bloodhound

When McConnell, the U.S. Senate minority leader, ran his first senate race in 1984, he and his ad maker, Roger Ailes, unleashed a pack of bloodhounds to look for Democratic opponent Sen. Walter "Dee" Huddleston in an ad that 30 years later is a part of national political advertising lore.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich

CBS Local

Kirk Introduces Legislation To Crack Down On Human Trafficking

Senator Mark Kirk said Monday he and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein have introduced legislation to further crackdown on people involved in human trafficking.

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

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Top Obama Advisor Is '100% Positive' Michelle Will Never Run For Office

One of the White House's most senior advisors on Sunday emphatically shot down rumors that First Lady Michelle Obama may run for office some day.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Illinois, Illinois Government

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