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Doctors ‘Hopeful’ After Sen. Kirk Undergoes Surgery For Stroke

via Katherine Skiba and Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk underwent surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to relieve pressure on his brain after suffering a stroke, and doctors say they are hopeful about his recovery. “On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in … Continue reading

Senator Mark Kirk To Endorse Romney in GOP Race

via Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune Mark Kirk will formally endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination on Monday, sources close to the political operation of the first-term Illinois Republican senator said Sunday. Kirk, the state’s highest-ranking Republican officeholder, will join more than 50 members of Congress who already have endorsed … Continue reading

Indefinite Military Detention of U.S. Citizens Not Blocked By The Senate For The Second Time

via Michael McAuliff, The Huffington Post The Senate on Thursday blocked a second attempt to spare U.S. citizens from potential indefinite military detentions and was set to vote on a third effort to do the same later in the day. Under a provision of the mammoth defense authorization bill, the military would be granted the … Continue reading

Ron Paul Wins Illinois Straw Poll

via Steve Sadin, Northbrook Patch Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) easily won the Illinois Straw Poll Saturday as the state’s Republicans showed their preference for their party’s presidential nomination to oppose President Barack Obama. The Illinois Straw Poll was originally the idea of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park). Kirk announced the plan Feb. 6 in an effort … Continue reading

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