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Joe Walsh

Ex-Tea Party Rep Says He Can't Afford His Child Support Payments

Posted 02.12.2013 | Chicago

During his unsuccessful campaign to be reelected to Congress, outspoken former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh could never quite live down the label of "deadbeat ...

Joe Walsh Blasts First Lady For Attending Hadiya Pendleton Funeral

Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

Making good on his threat promise that he's not going away, ex-Congressman Joe Walsh reared his head Friday morning to blast the first lady for travel...

Karl Rove Strikes Back

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Earlier this week, the Karl Rove-backed super PAC American Crossroads, rolled out the Conservative Victory Project, which was largely seen as an effor...

Paul Blumenthal

Former Tea Party Congressman To Take On Rove

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), a Tea Party favorite who lost reelection in 2012 to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), is launching a super ...

Joe Walsh Could Join The Ranks Of Glenn Beck As Talk Radio Host

Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago

Given his inclination to blurt outrageous statements like "We may have to shed blood every couple hundred years to preserve our freedoms," talk radio ...

Walsh Makes Shocking Anti-Obamacare Suggestion

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, suggested people "defy and or break the law and engage in civil disobed...

Joe Walsh Touts Support For Future Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) may be on his way out of Congress after getting beaten badly by his Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth in November, but he'...

Joe Walsh: Illinois 'Needs A Scott Walker' For Governor

Posted 12.10.2012 | Chicago

Defeated U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Saturday discussed his political future during what was said to be his final "town hall" meeting in front of ...

Dog Ears Music: Bankrupt on Selling Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Modest Mouse, The Velvet Underground, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sleater-Kinney, Honeycut and more.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Tammy Duckworth, Joe Walsh's Winning Opponent, Says 2012 Voters Rejected Extremism

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s been just under a week since Tammy Duckworth defeated Republican Rep. Joe Walsh after a heated contest for Illinois’ 8th Congre...

American Muslims Celebrate Defeat Of Congressional Islamophobes

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 11.09.2012 | Religion

(RNS) American Muslims are celebrating the ouster of two congressmen known for their anti-Islamic rhetoric, and heralding the outcomes as a sign that ...

Governor Walsh? Defeated Tea Party Rep Mulls Next Steps

Posted 11.08.2012 | Chicago

Following his resounding defeat by Democrat Tammy Duckworth Tuesday, Tea Party-affiliated U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is considering what his post-Co...

Daniel Lippman

Environmental Groups, Cheered By Election Results, Demand Climate Change Action From Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Lippman | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Environmental leaders on Wednesday celebrated election victories of pro-environment candidates, victories they say show the public wan...

Tea Party Congressman Defeated In Volatile Illinois Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Chicago

Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh was defeated Tuesday by Tammy Duckworth, his Democratic challenger in Illinois' 8th congressional district. ...

Marginalizing American Women to Second Class Status

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

To keep hearing the same political debates around our country regarding abortion, women's pay, and women's health is so surreal that sometimes I feel like a time-traveling protagonist in a sci-fi film, in which I missed a turn and went back a century.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Antiscience In Washington On 'The Point'

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science

On the eve of one of the most divisive elections in modern history, the conversation strays from international affairs to the economy to health care. ...

Dog Ears Music: Born in November Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.02.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Booker T. (& The MG's), Jeff Buckley, Compay Segundo, Billy Strayhorn, Tina Weymouth and more.

Super PAC Jumps Back Into Congressional Race To Back Walsh

Posted 11.02.2012 | Chicago

With less than a week to go until the election, a conservative super PAC announced this week that it is reinvesting in Illinois' volatile 8th Congress...

'Being Raped'

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lawrence D. Elliott

Conny is a German mother of three adult children. Since we met, she has learned quite a bit about the American political system. Of course, it's different from her country's, not just in its structure, but also regarding the issues we choose to publicly debate.

Voter Presses Joe Walsh On Abortion Stance

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Tea Party favorite Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is still being asked about his abortion stance by constituents following a his erroneous claim that modern ...

Polls Find Tea Party Favorites In Trouble

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

As the 2012 election calendar rolls toward its final week of campaigning, several Tea Party favorites find themselves in races that are too close for ...

Good News For Tammy Duckworth In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Tammy Duckworth holds a 10-point lead over Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), an advantage the Democratic congressional candidate is seeing thanks to Walsh's co...

Despicable: Mourdock, Walsh and Akin

Merle Hoffman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Merle Hoffman

Now, the decision to have an abortion when faced with a life-threatening pre-pregnancy condition is a hard choice. Under President Romney, there would be no choice.

Remedial Women's Studies: The 2012 Republican Party

Margie Omero | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Think this year's political focus on women's issues is just some overblown hype fueled by a few rogue Akins and Mourdocks? Think again. I sorted through binders full of Republican candidates, and found a real pattern.

Joe Walsh In 1996: I'm The Most 'Gay-Friendly Republican Around'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was just four days ago that conservative Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) dismissed gay marriage as a "socioeconomic issue" that can have a ne...