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Court Documents Show The Extent Of Joe Walsh's Back Child Support

Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

Documents have newly surfaced detailing the extent of U.S. Representative Joe Walsh's (R-Ill.) alleged lapse on his child support payments to his ex-w...

Enough! Pass A Clean Debt Ceiling Increase

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It's time for Congress to end the three-ring circus that the Republicans created by electing to hold the debt-ceiling hostage in order to promote their right wing ideological agenda.

Matthews Gloats Over Enemy's Downfall

Posted 09.28.2011 | Media

Chris Matthews reveled in the public scandal surrounding one of his most recent Tea Party enemies on his Thursday show. It was just last Wednesday ...

Freshman Republican: Boehner's Plan Is Insufficient

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A freshman House Republican says he still can't vote for the deficit-reduction proposal pushed by Speaker John Boehner, although he...

Tea Party Favorite Joe Walsh Sued For More Than $100,000 In Child Support

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, the tea party-backed Republican who squeaked into office last year by vowing to bring fiscal responsibility t...

How House Progressives Can Save the Debt Ceiling Deal ... and the Middle Class

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The House Progressive Caucus finds itself in an unusual position. Despite its name, it's fighting for views that aren't just popular among Democrats and independents, but which in many cases are supported by a majority or plurality of Republicans.

WATCH: Matthews' Blistering Exhange With GOP Congressman

Posted 09.19.2011 | Media

Chris Matthews had a blistering exchange with Republican Joe Walsh on Tuesday's "Hardball." Walsh, an Illinois Congressman, was on to discuss the H...

Obama Ally, Former Candidate Running For Congress In Suburbs

Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

A onetime advisor to Barack Obama and, more recently, a narrowly failed candidate for state comptroller has announced his bid for one of Illinois's ne...

Keb' Mo's "...Enchilada," Plus Chats with Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Alex Miller, Flogging Molly's Dave King, and Lindi Ortega

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.07.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here the dynamic duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks chat with me about their debut album Revelator.

Report Reveals House's Biggest, Smallest Spenders In First Quarter

CNN | Lisa Desjardins | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

We now have the first expense reports for the 112th House of Representatives. The 3293-page Statement of Disbursements shows how much of their office ...

GOP: Illinois Redistricting Process 'Rotten To The Core'

Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

The Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate approved a new congressional map Tuesday that could erase gains made by Republicans. Following a partisan 34-2...

Will Guzzardi

Democrats See Big Gains In Proposed Congressional Maps | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

Not only did the Republicans take a majority in the U.S. House in last November's elections, but they also claimed majorities in a historic number of ...

GOP Lawmaker: Scott Brown 'Should Be Ashamed Of Himself'

Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) took issue with Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) coming out against a contentious plan to reform Medicare introduced by Rep. Paul Ry...

Elise Foley

Dems To Force Vote On Oil Subsidies | Elise Foley | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eager to prove that Republicans don't want to end oil subsidies despite public GOP opposition, House Democrats plan to force a vote Thur...

Elise Foley

Republicans Downplay Urgency Of Raising Debt Ceiling | Elise Foley | Posted 06.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Failing to raise the nation's debt ceiling would be less damaging than allowing the deficit to continue to swell, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okl...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Claims Every Time The U.S. Has Cut Taxes, Revenue Has Gone Up | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress addresses the federal deficit and begins debating next year's budget, a centerpiece of the conversation is whether to raise ...

Michael McAuliff

John Boehner, GOP May Not Be Hearing Tea Party Pals | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Tea Party roared Thursday. Or, it tried to, but it wasn't clear how well its demands were heard on Capitol Hill. A couple hundred ...

Elise Foley

GOP Defections In House Funding Vote Hint At Trouble Ahead | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a three-week stopgap funding bill on Tuesday by a vote of 271 to 158, fending off the threat of a go...

SLUMBER PARTY: One-Fifth Of House Freshmen Sleep In Offices

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(CBS) By Phil Hirschkorn & Wyatt Andrews WASHINGTON - Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg considers sleeping in his Capitol Hill office a luxury. ...

How Quickly Republicans Forget Tea Party Priorities

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian F. Keane

After being carried to power on the shoulders of the Tea Party, House Republicans have already decided to spit in the eye of their benefactors -- by voting to increase the deficit.

GOP Rep.-Elect Joe Walsh To Reject Federal Health Insurance

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Incoming GOP Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois has decided to put his money where his mouth is and turn down the federally funded health insurance package pr...

Melissa Bean Concedes To Tea Party Favorite Joe Walsh

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED 1:51 p.m. CT Two weeks after the midterm elections, Republicans have scored another win. Illinois Democrat Melissa Bean conceded to Tea Part...

Send In The Cavalry: GOP Lawyers Come To Walsh's Aid In Tight Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the race for Illinois's Eighth Congressional District still undecided, the state's Republican Party is sending in the cavalry for its candidate, ...

Melissa Bean Hanging On In 8th District As Absentee Ballots Narrow Gap

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though Republican Joe Walsh has already declared victory in llinois' 8th Congressional District, absentee ballots have helped Democrat Melissa Bean's ...

Illinois Election Roundup: Dems Lose Big, But Quinn Hanging On

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was a long and tough night for Democrats in Illinois, but with results in two important races still too close to call, some are hanging on to hope....