| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:10 PM
It's no secret that our 2012 endorsement in the 8th Congressional District was in part a vote of "no confidence" in the bellicose freshman incumbent, Republican Joe Walsh. On key issues such as the need to cut spending or reform Medicare and Social...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh may have lost reelection last month, but at his final town hall meeting Saturday he showed he had lost none of the passion that made him a tea party favorite in Congress.
More than 100 mostly ardent supporters squeezed into the...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:26 AM
Illinois Republican leaders identified nine finalists Monday to replace Pat Brady as state GOP chairman, including several contenders who have been defeated in past elections.
The list could be narrowed even further when the 19-member state central...
| Jan 17, 2013
From the end of Carol Marin's interview last night with former Illinois U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh on WTTW Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight." Carol Marin: Among the things you've said -- and some of them are fairly explosive: "We may have......
| Oct 18, 2013
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......