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GOP Sen. Kirk in favor of gay marriage

GOP Sen. Kirk in favor of gay marriage

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators said Tuesday they favor gay marriage -- Mark Kirk of Illinois, just the second Republican solon to do so, and Democrat Tom Carper of Delaware.

Feinstein argues for assault weapon ban

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, outlining her proposal in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, argued a new assault weapon ban is necessary to reduce gun violence.

Leahy asks Senate panel to draw up gun law

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will likely have a gun-control bill ready for full Senate discussion within four weeks, Chairman Patrick Leahy said.

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Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, at times overcome by emotion, urged lawmakers to tackle the nation's debt so it won't be passed on to future generations.

Sen. Kirk climbs steps to Capitol

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was surrounded by Democrats as he walked up the steps of the Capitol on Thursday, almost a year after a stroke.
House passes Senate's 'fiscal cliff' deal

House passes Senate's 'fiscal cliff' deal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday passed the "fiscal cliff" deal approved earlier in the Senate, raising taxes on upper-income households.
Ill. Sen. Mark Kirk plans Senate return

Ill. Sen. Mark Kirk plans Senate return

CHICAGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., plans to return to his Senate duties in January, nearly a year after he suffered a debilitating stroke, an Illinois lawmaker said.
Recuperating senator walks up 37 floors

Recuperating senator walks up 37 floors

CHICAGO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., still recovering from a major stroke, climbed more than three dozen floors in Chicago's former Sears Tower for charity, aides say.
Sen. Mark Kirk releases recovery update

Sen. Mark Kirk releases recovery update

CHICAGO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk released a video showing the progress that he's made since he suffered a stroke in January.
Illinois senator Kirk on road to recovery

Illinois senator Kirk on road to recovery

CHICAGO, July 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said he was hard at work on his rehabilitation from a stroke that nearly killed him this winter.
Plaintiffs still pound Walmart

Plaintiffs still pound Walmart

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- If you thought the Walmart sex discrimination fight was over when the U.S. Supreme Court broke the massive class action suit last year, saying the company had the right to fight the allegations case by case, you thought wrongly.
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Pay equality bill goes down in Senate

WASHINGTON, Conn., June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama blasted Senate Republicans Tuesday for refusing to allow an up-or-down vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Report: Kirk bills benefit ex-girlfriend

CHICAGO, June 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., backed bills that helped clients of his ex-girlfriend's firm collect millions in public funds, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

Sen. Kirk's ex-wife files FEC complaint

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- The ex-wife of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., alleges he and his then-girlfriend may have broken campaign finance law.
Palestinian refugees forever?

Palestinian refugees forever?

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Suggested congressional changes to UNRWA and the Palestinians are long overdue and would improve the Palestinians’ ability to become self-reliant. It may also improve the chances for peace with Israel.
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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk to recover at home

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk to recover at home

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk., R-Ill., has been released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago where he has been recovering from a stroke, family members said.
Visitors limited as Sen. Kirk recovers

Visitors limited as Sen. Kirk recovers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Friends of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk say the Illinois Republican is being allowed few visitors as he recovers from a stroke.

Sen. Kirk moved to rehab

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has been transferred to a rehabilitation facility in Chicago for continuing care following a stroke last month, doctors say.
Sen. Kirk's condition upgraded to 'good'

Sen. Kirk's condition upgraded to 'good'

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., has been upgraded to good condition as he continues to make progress in his recovery from a stroke, his neurologist said Monday.

GOP sens. to challenge recess appointments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Thirty-nine Republican U.S. senators said they would join a court challenge to four of President Obama's recess appointments, charging they're unconstitutional.

Kirk said doing well after stroke surgery

CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The neurosurgeon who operated on Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., to relieve pressure on his swelling brain said Kirk is "doing quite well."
Sen. Kirk has more surgery

Sen. Kirk has more surgery

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has successfully gone through a second round of surgery to accommodate swelling in his brain, a Chicago hospital said Thursday.
Sen. Kirk improving after stroke

Sen. Kirk improving after stroke

CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., is showing strong improvement after having a serious stroke this past weekend, his doctor said Tuesday.
Sen. Kirk has stroke, undergoes surgery

Sen. Kirk has stroke, undergoes surgery

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., had surgery Monday to relieve swelling around his brain stem caused by a stroke, the senator's office said.
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