| 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...
| 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 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
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......
| Aug 9, 2012
| 3:58 PM
U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said that a “politically correct” U.S. government was so fearful of offending Islam that it failed to prevent the Fort Hood massacre.
Walsh, a first-term Republican congressman with tea party support, told an audience in...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:30 PM
For Dr. Zaher Sahloul, the holy month of Ramadan has tested his strength and recharged his spirit.
Gathering with thousands of other Muslims in Bridgeview’s Toyota Park on Sunday to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, a day of prayer and festivities to break...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:01 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth on Tuesday night used her brief time on the Democratic National Convention to tout home-state President Barack Obama rather than her own political future.
For Duckworth, who is running in...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:34 PM
With less than two months until the Nov. 6 election, a northwest suburban congressional battle is finding freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth strengthening their rhetoric and sharpening their attacks.
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:33 PM
After weeks of helping back the re-election of freshmen Republican lawmakers around him, the National Republican Congressional Committee has made a large cable television ad buy to assist controversial tea party-backed Republican Rep. Joe Walsh in his...
| 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...