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Obama to resign Illinois Senate seat

Obama to resign Illinois Senate seat

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday he will resign his U.S. Senate seat, effective Sunday.

Poll: Jackson should get Obama's seat

CHICAGO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is a favorite among possible replacements to fill the Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, a poll indicates.
Obama honors veterans at Chicago memorial

Obama honors veterans at Chicago memorial

CHICAGO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama placed a wreath at Chicago's Soldier Field Tuesday, paying his respects on Veterans Day.
Obama gives, receives props at DNC

Obama gives, receives props at DNC

DENVER, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Barack Obama, the freshman senator from Illinois, won his party's nomination by acclamation Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Illinois offers veterans brain screening

CHICAGO, July 4 (UPI) -- Illinois officials have announced a $10.5 million program to screen the state's National Guard troops for brain injuries sustained in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Political ad spending hits record high

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- More than 600 political ads costing $2 billion will appear on U.S. television sets this weekend, the last before Tuesday's midterm elections.

Michael J. Fox defends his ad

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Actor and Parkinson's disease sufferer Michael J. Fox defended his appearance in a political campaign ad after criticism from conservative Rush Limbaugh.

Ex-president mum on Obama-Clinton rivalry

CHICAGO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, attending a fundraiser in Chicago, kept mum on the possibility that his wife and Sen. Barack Obama might be rivals in 2008.

MichaelJ. Fox hits the campaign trail

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Actor Michael J. Fox, a stem-cell activist since being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, is putting his celebrity to use in the upcoming U.S. elections.

Candidate chides Bush over 'cut-and-run'

CHICAGO, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Democrats Saturday brought out an Illinois National Guard officer to scold U.S. President Bush in the party's response to his weekly radio address.

Women candidates key U.S. House control

NARBERTH, Pa., March 24 (UPI) -- Democrats seeking to take control of the U.S. House are finding some of the best candidates to pull off that feat are women.
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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
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tammy Duckworth."
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