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Sabrina Siddiqui

House Republicans Elect Kevin McCarthy To Replace Eric Cantor As Majority Leader | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans chose Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as their new majority leader on Thursday, a week after Rep. Eric Cantor said he w...

Jennifer Bendery

The Real Leadership Race House Republicans Are Contesting | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One week after Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost his Republican primary election, setting off a mad dash for his job as House Majority Leade...

Race For Number 3 Spot In GOP Leadership Heats Up

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California appears likely to win election as House majority leader on Thursday when Republicans vote in the...

GOP Rep Explains Why Used Car Salesmen Are Good For Congress

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

House Republicans are awesome, because they'll trick you into buying a car you can't afford. That was the message from Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) a...

Michael McAuliff

Not Implicated In the Lois Lerner IRS Furor: The White House | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two House of Representatives committees held nearly unprecedented votes this week targeting the former IRS official at the heart of the ...

A Call to Non-Violent Resistance: Immigration Reform Is a Moral Imperative

Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales

The time has come to resist our nation's immigration system: we cannot justify a system which deports 400,000 people per year, even while there is widespread agreement that the system is broken.

Ethics Committee Extends Investigation Of Republican Rep

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee says it is extending an investigation of Republican Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois. The committee says i...

Obama's Republican Ally May Be Key To Negotiation

Daily Beast | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

If House Republicans need insights on dealing with President Obama amid their fiscal cliff melodrama, they need go no farther than their chief deputy ...

Obama To Congress: Pass Jobs Bill Without 'Division Or Delay'

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is keeping up his appeal for public support of his $447 billion proposal to boost jobs and consumer spending...

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor Dismisses Report That GOP Plan Would Cause Job Loss | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed a question about the possibility of the lower chamber's spending bill kill...

Peter Roskam Calls NYC Mosque 'A Conquering Sort Of Act' By Muslims

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GOP Congressman Peter Roskam appeared on WIND Radio's Big John & Amy yesterday and was asked for his comment on the proposal to build an Islamic cultu...

Robert Bell's Wallet, Lost In 1941, Returned After 69 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — It took 69 years, but a World War II veteran from Sandy, Utah, finally has his wallet back. Eighty-eight-year-old Robert Bell lo...

Racial Profiling: Ben Lowe, Half-Chinese Democrat For Congress, Frisked For 'Looking Hispanic'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Racial profiling made a strange entrance into an Illinois congressional race Thursday night with a police stop in west suburban Cicero. Ben Lowe is t...

If a Young Evangelical Runs for Congress, Will Anybody Hear?

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

More and more of us need to start paying intentional attention to every politician in every party who doesn't choose to misbehave to get noticed. If you're looking for an example, I'd suggest Ben Lowe.

Medicare Needs a Digital Elliot Ness

Peter Roskam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Peter Roskam

Medicare, the government health care safety net for seniors, processes $460 billion of claims every year -- as much as 10% of which turn out to be fraudulent.

Illinois GOP Tries To File Suit Against Health Reform, Madigan Says No Way

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Falling in line with several states, Illinois Republicans have teamed up to try and stop the health care reform bill signed by President Obama on Tues...

Health Care Reform: How Illinois Representatives Voted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Lipinski was the only Illinois Democrat to vote against health care reform--but he was not the only Illinois representative to vote "no." Republ...

Jason Linkins

The Craziest Examples Of Congressional Theatrics (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elyse Siegel contributed to this story Just over twenty years ago, the cable industry launched the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network -- better k...

GOP Calls Chances 'Good' To Win Illinois Senate Seat In 2010

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois is dominated by Democrats, but national Republicans see a chance to take away Sen. Roland Burris' seat because disgraced former Gov. Rod Blag...

Democrats Leading Republicans In 2010 Race For Burris Senate Seat: Poll

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An early look-ahead at the 2010 Senate race in Illinois when newly-appointed Democrat Roland Burris - the choice of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich - is u...

GOP Rep. Roskam Eyeing Burris Senate Seat In 2010

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) said Monday that he expects a crowded field to pursue the Senate seat of Roland Burris (D) and that it might include him. ...

GOP Reps. Roskam And Kirk May Run For Obama Senate Seat

Progress Illinois | Adam Doster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Mark Kirk isn't the only Illinois Republican who sees a political opportunity in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest. Politico has this little nugget a...

GOP Congressmen Kirk And Roskam Hold Economy Brainstorming Session

AP | Mike Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two Illinois Republican congressmen asked members of the business community Monday for some out-of-the-box thinking on how to help the economy and got...

GOP Rep. Roskam Launches "Obama Voters For Roskam' Web Site

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just minutes after interviewing GOP Rep. Peter Roskam's former boss -- Tom DeLay -- on Hardball last night, host Chris Matthews briefly reported that ...

GOP Rep. Roskam: Why Can Women Have Abortions If Rapists Can't Be Executed?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scroll down for updates Republican Congressman Peter Roskam appeared to equate abortion with the execution of rapists during an interview with the su...