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President Barack Obama said he initially doubted whether the "Yes We Can" slogan or now iconic Obama logo would be successful when he was preparing for his 2008 presidential campaign. In conversation with David Axelrod, chief strategist for both Obama presidential campaigns, the commander in chief explained that he thought the phrase "Yes We Can" was too simplistic and that the logo, reminiscent of the Pepsi brand, looked altogether too corporate. Comment?
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk apologized early Friday afternoon after widespread censure for his racially charged quip against Democratic challenger Rep. Tammy Duckworth. During Thursday night's debate, Kirk invoked her Thai-Chinese heritage to question her family's extensive military service. Comment?
In this June 9, 2014, file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., speaks in his office in Chicago. Kirk said President Barack Obama was "acting like the drug dealer in chief" when his administration delivered $400 million in cash to Iran contingent on the release of American prisoners. Comment?
In this July 28, 2016 file photo Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Rauner surprised and angered some lawmakers in his party and conservative groups recently for signing two Democrat-sponsored bills, one extending insurance coverage for nearly all contraceptives and another requiring physicians who refuse to perform abortions for moral and religious reasons to provide information to patients on where they can go for the procedure. Comment?
Sen. William Delgado, D-Chicago, right, who is retiring from the Senate this week, shakes hands with fellow senator Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, during a standing ovation on the Senate floor in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Comment?
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