Joe Biden needs a safe choice for vice president

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, seen here talking with a fellow participant in a Juneteenth march in Chicago this year, could be Joe Biden’s best choice as a vice presidential running mate, writes Mona Charen. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Time for a closer look at Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Rep. Val Demings of Florida. Duckworth’s […]

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With Biden vice presidential pick looming, Duckworth is a long shot on the shortlist

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is in the running to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick. | Kevin Dietsch/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Said Duckworth, “I’m just going to keep doing my job….and I’ll let the process move along on its own schedule, whatever schedule (Biden’s campaign) may have.” Sen. Tammy Duckworth is on […]

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Tammy Duckworth Is Nothing and Everything Like Joe Biden

Senator Tammy Duckworth, like the man she might serve as vice president, prizes loyalty in her ranks and occasional mischief in her workplace. So when a top communications aide prepared to defect last year to the presidential campaign of Pete Buttigieg, Ms. Duckworth recognized an opportunity. She recorded a faux media interview trashing Mr. Buttigieg […]

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Sen. Duckworth dismisses Trump sending federal agents to Chicago as a ‘political stunt’

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said President Trump’s effort to send federal law enforcement to Chicago is a “political stunt” and if the president were really serious about curbing violent crime in the Windy City he would back gun control legislation. Duckworth, a potential running mate for Democrat Joe Biden, blasted Trump’s federal law enforcement deployment in […]

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth warns Trump: Don’t even think about it

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) warns President Donald Trump about sending federal law enforcement agents to Chicago. The Trump administration is preparing to send federal agents to Chicago this week, two law enforcement officials told CNN. One senior law enforcement official told CNN there are plans to send federal agents to Chicago through the end of […]

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Duckworth may even grow into the VP job

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., speaks to Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit in Washington in February 2018. | AP file A Fox News host’s savaging of Illinois’ junior senator obscures the fact that she’s been kind of a let-down. Aw, gee… My problem is, I wait too long. Waste time thinking. Mulling ramifications. Meanwhile, the […]

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Tammy Duckworth’s history of US military and public service

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a US Army veteran who lost both of her legs while serving in Iraq, rebuked Tucker Carlson after the conservative Fox News host attacked her suggested that she hates America. "Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?" Duckworth […]

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Tammy Duckworth Confronts Nativist Smears From Tucker Carlson

Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, a Thai-American Democrat who lost both of her legs fighting in the Iraq war and is now a potential vice-presidential nominee, was targeted with nativist smears for the second night in a row on Tuesday by Fox News’s Tucker Carlson. Mr. Carlson, whose broadsides have been amplified on Twitter by […]

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Senator who lost legs in Iraq hits back at Fox News host

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a US Army veteran who lost both of her legs while serving in Iraq, rebuked Tucker Carlson after the conservative Fox News host attacked her and suggested that she hates America. "Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?" […]

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Duckworth vows to block over 1,000 military confirmations until Pentagon proves Vindman will be promoted

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Thursday announced her intention to block Senate confirmations for 1,123 senior U.S. Armed Forces promotions until Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirms he will not block the “expected and deserved” promotion of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. Vindman, an Iraq War veteran, served on the White House National Security Council and was thrust […]

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth deplores use of Nazi slogan at Chicago stay-at-home protest

Sen. Tammy Duckworth on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” on May 3, 2020 | MSNBC screen grab Duckworth also blasted President Trump for “sucking up to the Communist head of an authoritarian regime in President Xi of China” instead of preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Sunday deplored the use of an infamous […]

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth on how coronavirus has made her schedule even ‘busier than it was before’

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., tells Fox News how her day-to-day has changed during the coronavirus pandemic. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Quarantine Routine is a regular feature that asks political power brokers how their daily lives have changed — and how they’re still doing their […]

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Minority-, women-owned firms may have lost out on Chicago’s coronavirus contracts

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (left) and Mayor Lori Lightfoot touring the COVID-19 field hospital at McCormick Place on April 17. | Tyler LaRiviere / Sun-Times First-time city vendors weren’t required to comply with City Hall’s program to hire minority- and woman-owned businesses until this past week, when FEMA allowed that. Minority- and woman-owned and operated […]

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Illinois is already in the peak for COVID-19 deaths – but projections show the pain is far from over

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, (left to right) Gov. J.B. Pritzker and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., tour the COVID-19 alternate care facility at McCormick Place last week. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file So far, 1,565 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois. As horrible as that is, Gov. Pritzker has data projecting that if the state had […]

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Here’s what the coronavirus stimulus package will mean for Illinois

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth (shown together in 2011) provide an analysis of what’s in the coronavirus bill for Illinois. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times file Per Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth: $16 million for the Illinois Department of Public Health and $9 million for the Chicago Department of Public Health. “Something miraculous […]

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Coronavirus bill has $5 billion for state, local Illinois governments; House votes Friday

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth provide an analysis of what’s in the coronavirus bill for Illinois. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times Per Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth: $16 million for the Illinois Department of Public Health and $9 million for the Chicago Department of Public Health. “Something miraculous has happened in Washington. We’ve […]

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Durbin, Duckworth join Pritzker in urging Trump Illinois coronovirus disaster declaration

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are bolstering Gov. J.B Pritzker’s request to President Trump for an Illinois disaster declaration. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times file Trump has declared disasters in New York, California and Washington state. Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth on Wednesday bolstered Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s request for a federal disaster declaration […]

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