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Nat'l mag calls IL Senator foreign policy power

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U.S Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) is one of the "foreign-policy powers" in the new GOP Congress.  That's according to the latest issue of Foreign Policy magazine. 

"Kirk might have the best foreign-policy chops of any new senator, " writes Foreign Policy's Josh Rogin.

The January/February issue of Foreign Policy highlights four key lawmakers who are poised to play key roles in the 112th session of Congress. 

In addition to Kirk, they include Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), as well as U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the new chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S Rep. Howard McKeon (R-CA), the new chair of the House Armed Services Committee.

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