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Ryan Grim

Former Congresswoman Now Officially Working For Wall Street | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Future Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her longtime aide Dan Geldon made the rounds in the House of Representatives throughout 2009,...

Congressional Battles Rage Away From Presidential Race

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

* High stakes in elections in "orphan" congressional districts * Rep. Walsh vs. Democratic Iraq War veteran among key races ...

DREAM Act: How Illinois Reps Voted

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In somewhat of a surprise, the House of Representatives passed the DREAM Act last night by a vote of 216 to 198 but it's unlikely the bill will get th...

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, Corporate Voice, Instead of Elizabeth Warren? No Way.

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

War is peace. Lies are truth. And, now, Melissa Bean is like Elizabeth Warren. That is the instant thought I had when reading about the rumors that th...

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 ...

'Wall Street's Favorite Democrat' Could Head Consumer Protection Agency

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The first head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could be Wall Street-friendly Rep. Melissa Bean, Politico's Morning Money reports, citing "...

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....

DCCC Cash Helps Some Illinois Dems, Leaves Others To Their Own Devices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As has been widely reported this morning, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has gone on a massive last-minute spending spree, in an atte...

WATCH: Democrats Blast Republican Opponents For Anti-Choice Views

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While touting ultra-conservative values is a benefit in some states, Illinois has been moderate for many years. Now, some vulnerable Democrats are usi...

Tea Party Candidate Joe Walsh Losing Support

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Is it an avalanche of supporters abandoning Tea Party candidate Joe Walsh's campaign for Congress in the north suburbs or just a few defectors?...

What Big Banks Fear More Than the CFPA

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

At stake in the financial reform debate is an issue that has received far less attention than the CFPA, but is at least as important: Whether Congress will restore the authority of states to oversee national banks.

Melissa Bean And Deborah Halvorson Say They Will Vote 'Yes' On Health Reform

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Congresswoman Melissa Bean (D-8th) and Deborah Halvorson (D-11th) announced they would support the health care reform bill Saturday, bringing the tota...

Illinois Dems AGAINST Health Care Reform: Can They Be Swayed By The White House?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a final vote on health care reform possibly coming Sunday, some Illinois Democrats remain undecided on the bill, while other key players have rel...

Illinois Dems AGAINST Health Care Reform: Can They Be Swayed By The White House?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the White House continues to lobby Democrats who are either on the fence or opposed to the health care bill, some Dems in President Obama's home st...

Health Reform Supporters, Opponents Square Off At Melissa Bean's Office (VIDEO)

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of voters shouted at one another outside Melissa Bean's 8th District Congressional office as the health insurance reform debate marches towar...

House Jobs Bill: Representatives From Chicago Area Line Up Against HIRE Act

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When running for U.S. Senate, every political move counts. So it's no surprise that Rep. Mark Kirk, the Republican candidate for Roland Burris' Senate...

Arthur Delaney

Melissa Bean: A Democrat Bankers Bank On | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Melissa Bean stands at the chokepoint of financial reform in the House of Representatives. The Democrat from suburban Chicago is only in her th...

Shahien Nasiripour

'New Dems' Extract Big Win For Big Banks | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The compromise reached late Wednesday between pro-reform House Democrats and the banker-friendly wing of the party could significantly weaken consumer...

Ryan Grim

Dem Infighting Over Wall Street Regulation | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan pushed back against her fellow Democrat, Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.), on Wednesday, sending a letter (PDF) oppos...

Key Pro-Bank Dem Shares 'Mega-Donors' With Obama

Little Sis | Kevin Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of "New Democrats" led by Representative Melissa Bean has reportedly won major concessions in the financial reform fight: "The compromise...

Melissa Bean Cancels Swine Flu Speech After Daughter Gets Flu

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean was supposed to make an appearance in Hoffman Estates this morning to help spread the word about preventing H1N1 swine flu -- b...

Don't Make Health Care Reform Like Financial Reform

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Federal preemption is complex and not simply a contest between state and federal governments. But the battle is one that matters to industry greatly, and so should matter to consumers as well.

Melissa Bean Facing Democratic Primary Challenge

Daily Herald | Russell Lissau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's not just Republicans who want to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean of Barrington....