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In his first major appearance this year outside the halls of Congress, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk had a succinct message to convey. "I have one message for the dictators in Tehran, I'm baaack,'" Kirk called out to the attendees of the AIPAC 2013 policy conference. He was met with a roaring standing ovation. Kirk's dedication to Iran sanctions reveals how the senator is adjusting to work back at the Capitol, and how his presence is encouraging some bipartisanship in the politically divided upper chamber.