Tag Archives: Tammy Duckworth

US House Votes To Gut Landmark Disabilities Act

The Hill reports: The House passed legislation on Thursday that would create additional requirements for filing lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act alleging that businesses aren’t providing adequate accommodations as mandated by the law. It passed 225-192 largely along party lines despite fierce opposition from disability rights advocates, who staged protests in the House chamber during the vote. Capitol …

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Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth: I Didn’t Swear An Oath To Applaud On Command For Cadet Bone Spurs

OH SNAP: Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) fired back at President Trump for calling Democrats who didn’t stand and applaud during his State of the Union “treasonous,” saying she didn’t swear an oath “to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs.” The Democrat also shared a quote by President Theodore Roosevelt saying that to block criticism of the president …

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Swears-In New Senators

Vice President Joe Biden will swear in seven new US Senators at noon, five of whom are Democrats. In addition to the four women seen above, former US Rep. Chris Van Hollen will be sworn-in as the successor to retiring Democratic Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Watch below.

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unseats Sen. Mark Kirk

In the first Senate flip of the night for the Democrats, US House Rep. Tammy Duckworth has unseated Sen. Mark Kirk. Last week the Human Rights Campaign made the unprecedented move of retracting their endorsement of Kirk after he made a racist attack on Duckworth’s family during their final debate. The Democrats need to flip at least four seats to …

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The HRC Revokes Endorsement Of GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Over Racist Attack On Family Of Rep. Tammy Duckworth

Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin writes: After careful consideration, HRC’s Public Policy Committee of the Board of Directors has taken the unprecedented step — a first in our 36-year history — of revoking an endorsement. We are a bipartisan organization and our staff and board make endorsement decisions based on a proven record of LGBTQ equality and a candidate’s ability to drive legislative …

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ILLINOIS: GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Under Fire For Racist Attack On Family Of Rep. Tammy Duckworth [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is again under fire for making racially-charged comments, this time for questioning the military service of his Democratic opponent’s family. During Thursday night’s debate between Kirk and challenger Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Duckworth spoke about her desire to be in the Senate as a voice of reason and referenced her family’s history of service, …

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HRC: Why We Endorsed GOP Sen. Mark Kirk

Two weeks ago I reported that the Human Rights Campaign had endorsed GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. For some reason news of the endorsement took some time to trickle into the LGBT-friendly blogosphere and in the last few days criticism has become quite loud, with most angrily pointing out that endorsing ANY Senate Republican in a year when the majority is …

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Tweeted & Deleted By The GOP

Politico reports: The National Republican Senatorial Committee tweeted Tuesday that Illinois Senate Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth, who lost both her legs while serving in the Iraq War, “has a sad record of not standing up for our veterans.” Her campaign shot back immediately, calling the tweet “tasteless and dishonest, just like everything else to do with Mark Kirk’s flailing campaign.” …

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