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Chicago Tribune: The Spin: Duckworth blasts Trump over reported insults of war dead

President Donald Trump is denying reports he made disparaging remarks about U.S. military personnel who have been captured or killed, including referring to the American war dead at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018 as “losers” and “suckers.” … Continue reading

Chicago Sun-Times: Sen. Tammy Duckworth slams Trump as ‘Coward-in-Chief’ in Democratic convention speech

There are few as exquisitely qualified as Tammy Duckworth to call President Donald Trump a “Coward-in-Chief,” and that is what the Illinois senator, a wounded Iraq war vet, did Thursday on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. A … Continue reading

New York Times: Tammy Duckworth: Tucker Carlson Doesn’t Know What Patriotism Is

A little over 240 years ago, two of my ancestors put on the uniform of George Washington’s Continental Army and marched into battle, willing to die if it meant bringing their fledgling nation inches closer to independence. Centuries later, in … Continue reading

Washington Post: A working mom’s quarantine life

Many American mothers experienced a profound shift in their lives — well beyond the mere loss of their routines — when the country began to grapple with the novel coronavirus two months ago. The working moms lucky enough to have … Continue reading

Washington Post: ‘I left parts of my body in Iraq’: Duckworth rejects GOP claim that Democrats were ‘in love with terrorists’

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a Purple Heart recipient who lost both her legs in the Iraq War, rebuked a top Republican for saying Democrats were “in love with terrorists.” “I’m not going to dignify that with a response. I left … Continue reading

CBS Chicago: Duckworth: ‘Today Is My Alive Day’

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth said Monday is the 14th anniversary of the day she almost died while in combat. In a tweet, Duckworth said “I was quite literally in pieces, but my buddies risked their lives … Continue reading

Military.com: I Owe My Life to the Warrior Ethos of My Fellow Troops

“I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade.” I can still recite the lines of the Warrior Ethos — but I’m alive today because when … Continue reading

WBBM Radio: Chicago Veterans Honored At City Hall, With Help From Sen. Duckworth

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) –Chicago honored veterans in a ceremony at City Hall Sunday, on the 100th anniversary of the unofficial end of World War One. Brigadier General Mark C Jackson said the Illinois National Guard has been activated several times … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune: Durbin, Duckworth, Foster want probe of Trump EPA response to Sterigenics cancer risks

Both U.S. senators from Illinois and a Chicago-area congressman are calling for an independent investigation of the Trump administration’s response to federal research that found the Sterigenics plant in west suburban Willowbrook is responsible for some of the nation’s highest … Continue reading

Duquoin Call: Duckworth talks with southern Illinois veterans

MARION — U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and nearly 100 southern Illinois veterans got together in Marion this week, where she told them she does not support privitization of Veterans Affairs. and that she believes more investigation is needed into the … Continue reading

Lake County Journal: Underwood, Duckworth campaign in Lake County

ST. CHARLES – U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth joined Lauren Underwood, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Illinois’ 14th District, for a day of conversation with working parents, small-business owners and veterans in Lake County on Oct. 17. The women began … Continue reading

Time: Tammy Duckworth [:] A Champion for Breastfeeding Moms

U.S. Senator Duckworth has long been an advocate of breastfeeding accommodations, including introducing legislation that requires all medium and large airports to offer a lactation room for mothers. But when the Illinois Democrat became the first Senator to give birth … Continue reading