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Candidate Who Blames Gay Rights For Tornadoes Nabs Big GOP Win

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

A Republican candidate who believes that God dictates weather patterns and that tornadoes, autism and dementia are God's punishments for marriage equa...

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

Amanda Terkel

Former Blackwater CEO Threatens Congresswoman | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has been one of the harshest critics of Blackwater USA, the military contractor tied to a 2007 shooting in ...

Taking the Congressional Food Stamp Challenge [UPDATED]

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), other members of Congress, and national religious leaders are participating in a week-long national Fighting Poverty with ...

Taking the Congressional Food Stamp Challenge

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

I never think about wanting something at the store that I can't get, except maybe because it's too fattening, but never because I can't afford it. That's the point of the challenge -- to get a glimpse into what the 48 million "food insecure" Americans experience day in and day out.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky: Responding to the EPA Naysayers

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I reached out to Schakowsky with questions about disinformation on regulation, GOP rhetoric on energy, Gov. Perry's vilification of the EPA, and her commitment to the environment. It was just what the doctor ordered.

Lucia Graves

Jan Schakowsky Introduces Bill To Raise Taxes For Wealthiest Americans | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) announced legislation on Wednesday that would create new tax brackets for earners who make significantly mo...

Alan Simpson and Teats -- He Knows Whereof He Speaks

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

Remember, this is Barack Obama's deficit commission; he made the mistake of falling for the deficit reduction frenzy, then he reached out to the likes of Alan Simpson and now he's stuck with him. Let's see where he really stands.

Durbin Defaults

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

If a politician's promises can be seen as a contract with the voters who support him, Durbin has defaulted with his position on the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan.

Lucia Graves

Liberal Leaders Meet To Launch Progressive Alternative To Debt Commission's Draft Report | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) met with labor unions, seniors organizations, and liberal members of Congress Thursday afternoon to develop ...

Lucia Graves

Rep. Schakowsky, Debt Commission Member, Introduces Proposal That Doesn't Raise Taxes On Middle Class | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After rejecting the deficit-reduction recommendations offered by the chairmen of President Obama's debt commission last week, Rep. Jan S...

Lucia Graves

Debt Commission Member Rejects Co-Chairs' 'Right-Leaning Plan' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leaders of President Obama's debt commission drew national ire Wednesday for proposing sweeping cuts to federal programs, including ...

NSFW: Schakowsky's Aide Lets Loose On Twitter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every now and then, everyone needs to vent their frustrations with the world's closed-minded and intolerant. But when you're a leading operative fo...

Who Would Oppose Closing the Gun Show Loophole?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

What individual or group would try to stand in the way of legislation that would make it harder for convicted felons and other dangerous persons to obtain all sorts of dangerous weapons? The NRA bosses and their allies.

Jan Schakowsky On Rachel Maddow Show: Illinois Congresswoman Won't Support Health Care Bill With Stupak Language

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky appeared on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday night where she discussed her plan to end private military contra...

Schakowsky Seeks Public Torture Hearings In House Intelligence Committee

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee wants to hold public hearings on the torture of detainees....

Illinois Rep: At Least Eight Superdelegates Secretly Supporting Obama

Progress Illinois | Mose Buchele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jan Schakowsky says she knows of "at least eight" superdelegates who plan on voting for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention, but h...

Michael Roston

Democrats' New Bill Gives Blackwater, Contractors Six Months Notice In Iraq | Michael Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of House members and one Senator came together on Tuesday to introduce the "Stop Outsourcing Security Act," a bill that will give pink slips t...