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Stories with person: Tammy Duckworth
  • Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issues 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 6:14 pm

    CHICAGO - Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic State group, complete with a map of Syria he brought with him to western Illinois. He pointed out Russian maneuvers and ISIS territory, called for more U.S. air strikes and touted his efforts to keep extremists from entering the U.S. as refugees.