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  • Illinois lawmakers split 9-9 on bailout

     
    By Laura Olson Four Illinois House Democrats voted against the economic bailout proposal,citing a lack of protections for homeowners and of stricter regulations to prevent a similar incident in the future. Five Illinois Republicans also voted against it....
  • Shimkus walked on Obama: 'Frustrated'

     
    by Mark Silva Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who yelled at President Barack Obama during his address to Congress this week, wasn't the only one unhappy with what he heard. Rep. John Shimkus, a Republican from Illinois, walked......
  • Obama's 'got game,' and competition

     
    by Mark Silva For all the war councils lately at the White House -- and that "beer summit'' on the South Lawn -- the big fall basketball game on the first court promises some real stretches. President Barack Obama, who......
  • Shimkus bill-reading: Refreshments

     
    by Mark Silva This is what passes for drama in Washington: Rep. John Shimkus, the Illinois Republican who walked out toward the end of the president's address to a joint session of Congress yet still won an invitation to play......
  • Social nets wrap: Bush, Whitman, Brown and others celebrate Independence Day weekend

     
    Politicians including John McCain, Arnold Schwarzegger and George Bush bid their social networking followers a happy Independence Day weekend....
  • Gulf oil spill: Former Interior chiefs defend their records on offshore drilling

     
    Former President George W. Bush’s interior secretaries defended their record of promoting offshore drilling Tuesday at a hearing before a congressional committee investigating the catastrophic gulf oil spill. "If regulations on the books and industry...
  • GOP to Maryland cagers: Drop dead!

     
    This cracked me up. The Mark Kirk campaign sent over a Washington Post roster of Kirk's "votes against party" to bolster their contention that the North Shore Republican U.S. Senate candidate he deserves the title "Mr. Independent." Among the bills......
  • Shimkus: No more water but the fire next time

     
    U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, most of whose Downstate district is east of St. Louis, is making news this week. Politico reports: Shimkus is standing by a controversial comment that global warming isn't something to worry about because God said he......
  • God, global warming and John Shimkus

     
    Republican congressman John Shimkus, angling for chair of the House Energy Committee, says he doesn't believe in global warming because God wouldn't allow it. The Illinois representative contends that only God — not mankind — can destro...