Democrats join Benghazi committee with skepticism

Democrats join Benghazi committee with skepticism

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --The Democrats may have agreed to join a House Select Committee on Benghazi, but they're making no effort to disguise their distaste for the process.
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WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met with Speaker John Boehner Wednesday to discuss Democrats' participation in a special committee formed to investigate Benghazi.
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CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would fast for 24 hours as a show of support for federal immigration reform.
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The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
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Younger veterans entering Congress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A record number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans -- 16 -- were elected to Congress, including Congress' first two female combat veterans, officials said.

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CHICAGO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., under fire for saying science has made abortion unnecessary to save the life of a mother, sought Friday to clarify his position.

Rep. Walsh: 'Of course' Duckworth is hero

CHICAGO, July 3 (UPI) -- Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., Tuesday said his Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth "is a hero," after remarks suggesting the Iraq War veteran was not a "true" hero.
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Joe Walshes square off in Illinois

SCHAUMBERG, Ill., June 15 (UPI) -- Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., described Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, who is supporting Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth, as the "Hotel California liberal elite."
Duckworth won't run for lieutenant gov.

Duckworth won't run for lieutenant gov.

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Assistant U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Tammy Duckworth said Tuesday she will not run for Illinois lieutenant governor.

Senator delays Duckworth confirmation

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois veteran who lost both legs in Iraq, had hoped to be sworn in Friday as assistant U.S. secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Obama to tap state director for U.S. VA

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said he will nominate Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth as assistant U.S. Veterans Affairs secretary.

Burris flap raises Dem racial questions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The attempt to seat former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris in the U.S. Senate is raising difficult racial questions for Democrats, observers say.

Report absolves Obama in Ill. scandal

CHICAGO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A report from President-elect Barack Obama's transition team found no improper contact between Obama or his advisers and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Report: Emanuel talked to Blago about seat

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- White House chief of staff-designate Rahm Emanuel spoke to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat, sources say.

Obama bids Senate constituents farewell

CHICAGO, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama cited Abraham Lincoln Sunday in an open letter to the folks in Illinois as he resigned his Senate seat.
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Tammy Duckworth
Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Veterans Affairs Department Tammy Duckworth and other injured veterans prepare for the three day Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on April 28, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

Ladda Tammy Duckworth (born 1968) is the Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. She was previously the director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

Duckworth is an Iraq War veteran whose severe combat wounds cost her both of her legs and damaged her right arm. She continues to serve as a Major in the Illinois Army National Guard along with her husband, Major Bryan W. Bowlsbey, a signal officer and fellow Iraq War veteran.

In the 2006 election, Duckworth was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives seat for the sixth district of Illinois which was being vacated by long-time Representative Henry Hyde. Duckworth lost to her opponent, Representative Peter Roskam, by 2% of the vote.

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