Mark Kirk Articles

Senator Highlights Stroke Recovery in Ad

8:04 AM, May 14, 2015

In his first TV of his reelection campaign, Senator Mark Kirk is highlighting his long-fight after having a stroke a couple years ago:

"I remember being in the ambulance, and holding the hand of the paramedic and knowing something was very wrong," says the senator who suffered the stroke in January 2012.

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Senator: Obama Admin. Pushing 'Fairly Anti-Israeli' Line on Iran Deal

8:09 AM, Nov 14, 2013

According to one U.S. senator, the Obama administration is pushing a "fairly anti-Israeli" line as they advocate for a deal with Iran. 

After hearing Secretary of State John Kerry make the case for a nuclear deal with Iran, Kirk said, "that it was fairly anti-Israeli that I was supposed to disbelieve everything that the Israelis had just told me. And I don’t. I think the Israelis probably have a pretty good intelligence service."

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Kirk Opposes Hagel

4:26 PM, Feb 01, 2013

In a statement to the press, Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois opposes the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense:

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Leading from the Rehab Center

Mark Kirk didn’t let a stroke slow his campaign for Iran sanctions.
Dec 17, 2012


Since suffering a near-fatal stroke last January, two tasks have obsessed Senator Mark Kirk from his encampment at a Chicago rehabilitation center: relearning how to walk, and expanding the economic war the Illinois Republican has been leading against the Islamic Republic of Iran for the past decade.

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Mark Kirk to Return to Senate

5:20 PM, Dec 06, 2012

Illinois Republican senator Mark Kirk will return to the Senate, after suffering a stroke almost a year ago. The Chicago Tribune reports:

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Kirk Relies on Chinese Propaganda to Assess Uyghurs

12:45 PM, Dec 14, 2011

Senator Mark Kirk is pushing for the U.S. to engage in deeper strategic cooperation with China on drugs, terrorism, and Afghanistan. Speaking yesterday at the Foreign Policy Initiative’s annual conference at the Newseum, the Illinois Republican argued that the U.S. should build a supply line to Afghanistan through Urumqi, Xinjiang, the area known to its Uyghur and other Muslim inhabitants as East Turkistan.

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Reactions to Qaddafi's Death

1:01 PM, Oct 20, 2011

 UK prime minister David Cameron:

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Monsters’ Ball

11:30 AM, Aug 03, 2011

Last week, a senior Russian official met two Republican senators and came away warning that the GOP would drive Washington’s relations with Moscow into the ground if they came back to power.

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Senators to Obama: Announce End to DOJ Investigation of Interrogators During CIA Visit

9:55 AM, May 19, 2011

On Friday, President Barack Obama will visit the CIA’s headquarters in Virginia to thank intelligence professionals for helping to kill Osama bin Laden. According to practically all news reports detailing the operation earlier this month in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the CIA was integral in providing the actionable intelligence necessary to killing America’s most wanted terrorist. So it makes sense the president might want to pay his regards.

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