Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Mark Kirk Apologizes for Snarky Remark about Tammy Duckworth’s Family

posted by Randall
Tammy Duckworth

Illinois’ Rep. Tammy Duckworth spoke at the 2012 Democratic Convention.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Sen Mark Kirk (R-IL) moved to put the fire out over his tweet denigrating his opponents family that many considered racist.

The one term junior senator sent out a tweet offering his apologies.

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Bad Ass Asians

Racist Remark Mars Illinois Senate Debate

posted by Randall

Rep Tammy Duckworth
By Ed Diokno

The tight race for Illinois Senator is getting a bit nasty as the incumbent, Republican Senator Mark Kirk, apparently inspired by the candidate at the top of his party, made a clearly racist and stupid remark during a debate against Democrat Tammy Duckworth,


Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran, was talking about … Read more

Community Issues

Reuters: Aging Korean Americans running out of time for Family Reunification

posted by Randall

National Coalition of Divided FamiliesAn estimated 100,000 Korean Americans are separated from loved ones in North Korea with dwindling hope of ever seeing them, reports Reuters.

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Senator Charles Rangel (D-NY) this week urged Secretary of State John Kerry to do everything in his power to find a way to allow these families to visit … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jezebel: Tammy Duckworth Mulling Run for US Senate

posted by Randall

Rep Tammy DuckworthA second Asian American could jump into the race for US Senate in 2016.

Jezebel reports that Rep Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is considering getting into the race.

“I’m humbled by the encouragement that I’m receiving to run for the Senate,” Duckworth said, “and I think it’s pretty clear that people are looking for a change … Read more


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