| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:59 AM
Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War amputee, announced Monday that she is pregnant and is due in early December.
Duckworth, 46, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates running for her second term in the House, is expecting a girl,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:02 AM
As a boy growing up in Shreveport, La., in the 1980s, Kenny Wayne Shepherd immersed himself in playing blues guitar the same way other kids immerse themselves in sports, comic books or video games.
While the pop music charts were dominated by Michael...
| Jun 19, 2014
When I learned that U.S. military commandos had apprehended one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attack on our diplomatic compound in Benghazi, my first thought was: What are you up to, Obama?
Clearly I wasn't alone in that thinking. News...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said today he was “kicked off the air” from his radio show after discussing racial slurs, including using the n-word.
Management kept cutting off Walsh with commercials before taking him off the air “until...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:09 PM
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Texas reproductive rights hero (and I really mean hero) Wendy Davis' children think she was a fine mother. End of discussion, right?
Were that it were so, but Bristol Palin disagrees.
On her blog...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth vastly outraised Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh during the summer in their hard-fought suburban congressional campaign.
And in a pair of other key suburban congressional contests, North Shore Republican Rep. Robert...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:55 PM
Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both legs in combat before turning to politics, defeated freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh on Tuesday night after a bitter and expensive campaign that attracted outsize national attention.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:43 AM
A heated suburban congressional campaign boiled over during a Tuesday night debate as Republican Rep. Joe Walsh labeled Tammy Duckworth a “failed bureaucrat” running a poll-tested campaign while the Democratic challenger argued the incumbent...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Outspoken former one-term Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, who teased his dedicated tea party supporters with the prospect of a possible run for governor in 2014, is now officially headed to radio.
Walsh released a statement today confirming that he...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Candidates in three closely contested suburban congressional races used the final Saturday of their campaigns to rally the faithful and make a late pitch to undecided voters.
In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Democrat Bill Foster dug into...