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WATCH: Joe Walsh Says Media Will Protect Obama Because He Is Black

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

A recent crop of bad press has not stopped U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) from making his usual media rounds this week. On Wednesday, after being named ...

Black Democrats Join GOP In Criticisms Of Illinois Redistricting

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Story has been updated with additional comments from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Three African-American congressmen from Illinois have expressed concer...

Report: Joe Walsh Among Congress's 'Most Corrupt' Members

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Tuesday received the distinction of being named among Congress's thirteen "most corrupt" representatives by the group ...

Joshua Hersh

Rep. Joe Walsh To Palestinians: Stop Statehood Bid Or Israel Will Annex West Bank | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- A Republican lawmaker has introduced a resolution warning Palestinian leaders that Israel would be within its rights to annex the West Ban...

O'Donnell Rages At GOP Rep. For Latest Outrage

Posted 11.16.2011 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell tore into Congressman Joe Walsh for continuing to not pay child support on Thursday's "Last Word," reiterating his ban on the congr...

Judge Orders Joe Walsh To Prove He Doesn't Owe Back Child-Support

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

After months of dismissing allegations that he owed his ex-wife more than $100,000 in back child support, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh was ordered Wednesday to...

Into the Lion's Den

Raja Krishnamoorthi | Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago
Raja Krishnamoorthi

I found Rep. Walsh's refusal to attend the Joint Session of Congress extremely disrespectful to President Obama and I, like most Americans, am fed up with uncompromising partisanship.

Rep. Joe Walsh Wants Ex-Wife Sanctioned In Child Support Case

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

Six days after the Sun-Times reported that Rep. Joe Walsh allegedly owes more than $100,000 in child support for three of his children, the McHenry Re...

Republicans Plan To Skip Obama's Jobs Speech

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will address both chambers of Congress Thursday to unveil his plan to create jobs, but not everyone plans to attend. Despite...

What to Do About Disrespectful Congresspeople

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Joe Walsh wants to skip the Joint Session of Congress. I am sure some more of his buddies may follow suit. If you had an employee that pulled a stunt like that, what would you do?

Mark Kirk To Obama: Show Boehner Jobs Speech

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk defended President Obama's jobs speech scheduled for Thursday in light of 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh's announcement th...

Joe Walsh Talks To Students About Tea Party: 'We're Not All Insane'

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh has not been shy about criticizing President Obama in the Chicagoland area as of late. While he usually speaks to a supportive cro...

Ryan Grim

Tea Party Senator Blasts Obama: 'I'm Not Interested In His Speech' | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tea Party leader Sen. Jim DeMint on Sunday dismissed President Barack Obama's jobs speech four days ahead of its scheduled delivery. ...

GOP Congressman Defends Plan To Skip Obama's Jobs Speech

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

PALATINE, Ill. (AP/The Huffington Post) -- An outspoken Republican congressman from Illinois is defending his decision to boycott President Barack Oba...

Joe Walsh Apologizes For Calling Obama 'Idiotic,' Stands By Opposition To Jobs Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) criticized President Barack Obama for his upcoming jobs speech, saying "there is no reason for him to call a joint session of ...

WATCH: No New Jobs, Obama Delays Smog Standards And Candidates' Labor Day Plans

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

The latest jobs report, released Friday, shows that the U.S. economy added no new jobs in August as the unemployment rate remained steady at 9.1 perce...

GOP Congressman Skipping Obama's Jobs Speech, Calls President 'Idiotic'

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

House Republican Joe Walsh, a Tea Party favorite from Illinois, will not be attending President Barack Obama's Sept. 8 jobs speech, the Chicago Tribun...

Walsh Slams Buffett's Tax Hikes, Appears On Chicago Tonight Wednesday

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh's (R-Ill.) scheduled appearance on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" Wednesday will cover the economy, debt and revelations about his perso...

Putting Our Community First

Raja Krishnamoorthi | Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago
Raja Krishnamoorthi

Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh voted for a government shutdown even though the vast majority of his constituents favored the opposite. If I am elected to Congress, I will put the interests of our community first.

GOP Congressman Slams Obama Bus Tour, Wants To 'Co-Host' Town Hall Meeting With President

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's Midwestern bus tour stopped at a county fair in northwestern Illinois Wednesday morning, and as he heads south for two town hall mee...

Joe Walsh's Ex-Wife: Quit Lying

Katie Halper | Posted 10.16.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper


Tea Party Favorite Could Face Ethics Probe Over Child Support Debt

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

Over the weekend, freshman Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) vowed to "privately and legally" fight claims by his ex-wife that he owes more tha...

Tie Congressional Pay to Results

Raja Krishnamoorthi | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Raja Krishnamoorthi

For too long, people in Congress point fingers at each other even as millions of middle-class Americans remain unemployed, and our economy continues to sputter. They must realize that we are all in this together.

Congressman: Claims Of Massive Unpaid Child Support 'Wildly Inaccurate'

Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago

Freshman Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) told supporters at a town hall meeting on Thursday that claims of his sizable missed child support p...

O'Donnell Bans GOP Rep. From His Show

Posted 09.29.2011 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell told his viewers he was banning Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh from his show until the Republican pays the child support he owes his wife...