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Iraqi tribesmen carry their weapons as they gather, volunteering to fight along side the Iraqi security forces against Jihadist militants who have taken over northern Iraqi cities, on June 14, 2014, in the capital Baghdad. Leading Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani urged Iraqis on June 13 to take up arms against Sunni militants marching on Baghdad, as thousands volunteered to bolster the capital's defenses. (Photo credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk: Obama “Not Up To This Job” In Violence-Torn Iraq

As extremist militants tightened their grip on northern Iraq, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said he believes President Barack Obama isn’t up to the task of ending the violence and protecting American interests, and needs to overhaul his national security team.

06/16/2014

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: In Clear Victory Obama Shows Romney Isn’t Ready To Be Commander-In-Chief

What was most clear tonight, though, is that Mitt Romney has no idea how the world works and the Office of the President is no place for on the job training.

10/23/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: With Economics Intertwined With Foreign Affairs Romney Will Win The Final Presidential Debate

Romney’s ideas – if presented fresh and enthusiastically hopeful for America’s future – can be the final bump he needs to win this election.

10/22/2012

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Opinion: Romney Must Answer Tough Questions On His Questionable Foreign Practices In Debate Tonight

It is unprecedented for a presidential candidate to have as many conflicts when it comes to foreign business ties as Mitt Romney.

10/22/2012

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Joe Biden Schooled Paul Ryan With Facts And Substance

Mitt Romney’s apprentice salesman stepped on the stage last night and delivered his talking points, but little more. Throughout the night, Joe Biden delivered lesson after lesson to the ambitious young Congressman from Wisconsin.

10/12/2012

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan-Biden Vice Presidential Debate Necessarily Spirited

Both candidates did what they had set out to do. Biden reached out to his base, and Ryan spoke to those who don’t like the direction the country is headed. Republicans are likely not happy that Ryan didn’t deliver the knock-out debate Mitt Romney did a week ago while Democrats are, as previously stated, ecstatic Biden didn’t have a bad night.

10/12/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Roots For Foreign Policy Crisis

Missed in all the controversy over Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark is Romney’s callous and downright dangerous remarks that a crisis sparked by Iran would be good for his election prospects.

09/20/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Has Disclosed Zero Complete Tax Returns

It turns out Romney either lied to the American public or filed an incomplete and incompetent IRS return in 2010. W. Mitt Romney is hiding the document that reveals more information about the money he is hiding in financial institutions favored by despots, terrorists, drug dealers, money launderers and tax cheats.

07/19/2012

City Council Chambers

City Council Passes Resolution Urging Pension Fund To Divest From Iran

The Chicago City Council is urging the city’s largest employee pension fund to divest itself from companies that do business with Iran’s energy sector.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Dick Durbin

Durbin Hopes Sanctions Will Solve Israel-Iran Conflict

As war drums continue pounding between Israel and Iran, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is saying he is hoping sanctions will do the trick.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

University Of Chicago

U Of C Prof: Israel’s Threats Against Iran Are Posturing

An outspoken University of Chicago political scientist says talk of deploying bombs over Iran is really an effort to secure tougher international sanctions against that country.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2012

Gas Prices

Tensions In Iran Jacking Up Oil, Gas Prices Everywhere

Oil prices are spiking after Iran cut off exports to Britain and France and threatened to expand the embargo to other European countries, and that means gas prices are skyrocketing too.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Gas Prices Rising As New Year Starts

It’s been no holiday for drivers trying to fill up at the pump. Gas prices continue to rise. As of Monday, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Chicago was $3.51, up 9 cents from a week ago.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2012

Prison fence

Man Off To Prison For Trying To Send Missile Parts To Iran

An Iranian national will be in prison for more than four years, after he admitted to trying to export missile components from an Illinois company to Iran.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

Man Admits To Trying To Send Missile Parts To Iran

A 38-year-old Iranian man has pleaded guilty in Chicago to federal felony charges, accused of trying to illegally send missile components to Iran.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Team USA rolls past Iran, enters round of 16 undefeated

ISTANBUL — In the political arena, Iran vs. the United States is a matchup that gets attention. In a basketball arena, not so much. “For me, it’s a normal game,” Iran captain Mahdi Kamrany said. […]

09/01/2010