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Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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By Staff Report

Duckworth Among 5 Dems Tapped for Benghazi Committee

Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a wounded Iraqi War veteran, was among five Democrats named to serve on a Republican-led committee to investigate the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Read »

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Kinzinger Warns Republicans Against Defunding Obamacare

Kinzinger Warns Republicans Against Defunding Obamacare

Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger on Wednesday had a warning for his fellow Republicans: shut down the government in an effort to defund Obamacare and they'll lose the House of Representatives in the... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Who's Who in Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Political Career

All the key players in Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Political CareerView gallery »

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Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Rahm Fundraises for Democrats with Pelosi

Rahm Fundraises for Democrats with Pelosi

Mayor Rahm Emanuel enlists help of Pelosi for fundraiser in hopes to regain House Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Halvorson Responds to Jackson's Latest Endorsement

Debbie Halvorson has news for incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr. regarding his recent endorsement from Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Pelosi Endorses Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Pelosi Endorses Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Jesse Jackson, Jr., received a big endorsement today in the race for the 2nd congressional district Democratic primary. Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Pelosi to Endorse Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Pelosi to Endorse Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to make an election-related announcement Saturday during her stay in Chicago. Read »

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Kirk: Super Committee Should Start Work Immediately

Kirk: Super Committee Should Start Work Immediately
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Sen. Mark Kirk wants the deficit-cutting Super Committee to start work next Monday. He also wants Congress to forego its August recess to deal with the economy. Is he a deficit hawk, or a bachelor with no place... Read »

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