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Tammy Duckworth

Ex-Tea Party Rep Says He Can't Afford His Child Support Payments

Posted 02.12.2013 | Chicago

During his unsuccessful campaign to be reelected to Congress, outspoken former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh could never quite live down the label of "deadbeat ...

State of the 8th Congressional District

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 04.14.2013 | Chicago
Tammy Duckworth

The way forward must involve compromise. I know that you sent me to Washington to get results. That is why I voted to go without pay if we cannot pass a budget. If you didn't do your job you wouldn't get paid, and neither should Congress

Female Soldiers: We Want Body Armor That's Made To Fit Boobs

www.takepart.com | Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact

"To me, the question isn’t whether women could mentally or even physically handle combat. To me, the question is, whether our society can handle wom...

Acute Body Transformations and Life Changing Events

George Heymont | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

During the recent San Francisco Olympians Festival, two new works focused on what can happen when Greek gods decide to experiment with gender. These world premieres proved to be both fascinating and occasionally hilarious.

The Time is Now to End Discrimination Against Our Servicemembers

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Tammy Duckworth

Under current law, if a servicewoman becomes pregnant as a result of sexual assault and chooses abortion, her military health insurance will not cover it. As a combat veteran and newly elected member of the House of Representatives, I ask Congress to repeal this discriminatory ban.

Joe Walsh: Illinois 'Needs A Scott Walker' For Governor

Posted 12.10.2012 | Chicago

Defeated U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Saturday discussed his political future during what was said to be his final "town hall" meeting in front of ...

Molly O'Toole

Defense Department Sued Over Rules Restricting Women In Combat

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 11.27.2012 | World

A first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, a captain in the Marine Corps Reserves, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves and a major in the U.S...

Amanda Terkel

Next Congress Will Have Fewest Military Veterans Since World War II

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress that takes office in January will have the fewest military veterans since World War II, although the number of member...

Election Day 2012: A Great Achievement for Women, But...

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

Those who believe it's apples and oranges to compare ourselves to countries not of the same economic and social strata, can look at our allies and competitors and see the same disturbing trend.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Tammy Duckworth, Joe Walsh's Winning Opponent, Says 2012 Voters Rejected Extremism

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s been just under a week since Tammy Duckworth defeated Republican Rep. Joe Walsh after a heated contest for Illinois’ 8th Congre...

A Historic Election for New Veterans

Kate O'Gorman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Kate O'Gorman

A record high 42 new veterans ran for Congress in 2012. Sixteen of these candidates won their bids for Congress yesterday, and two more are in races still too close to call.

Election Winners and Losers in Illinois

Kyle Hillman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Elections have consequences and none more so than in Illinois. While the obvious places of change (State House & Senate and Congressional races) became clear throughout Tuesday night, the less obvious is becoming clearer everyday after.

Governor Walsh? Defeated Tea Party Rep Mulls Next Steps

Posted 11.08.2012 | Chicago

Following his resounding defeat by Democrat Tammy Duckworth Tuesday, Tea Party-affiliated U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is considering what his post-Co...

Tea Party Congressman Defeated In Volatile Illinois Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Chicago

Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh was defeated Tuesday by Tammy Duckworth, his Democratic challenger in Illinois' 8th congressional district. ...

Super PAC Jumps Back Into Congressional Race To Back Walsh

Posted 11.02.2012 | Chicago

With less than a week to go until the election, a conservative super PAC announced this week that it is reinvesting in Illinois' volatile 8th Congress...

'Being Raped'

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lawrence D. Elliott

Conny is a German mother of three adult children. Since we met, she has learned quite a bit about the American political system. Of course, it's different from her country's, not just in its structure, but also regarding the issues we choose to publicly debate.

Voter Presses Joe Walsh On Abortion Stance

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Tea Party favorite Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is still being asked about his abortion stance by constituents following a his erroneous claim that modern ...

Good News For Tammy Duckworth In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Tammy Duckworth holds a 10-point lead over Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), an advantage the Democratic congressional candidate is seeing thanks to Walsh's co...

Joe Walsh's Kids Enter Fray Over Duckworth's 'Deadbeat Dad' Ad

Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.)'s children on Tuesday echoed their father's call for Tammy Duckworth to pull an attack ad centered on $117,000 in back ch...

War on Women Becomes Law of the Land if Romney Chooses the Supreme Court

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Heaven help justice in America if Mitt Romney is given the power to turn the Supreme Court of the United States into his great gift to the far right of the Republican party.

Joe Walsh Tells Tammy Duckworth To Pull 'Dirty' Attack Ad

Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Monday urged his Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth to pull a new ad attacking the congressman over $117,00 in back...

Attention Turns To Lawsuit In Walsh, Duckworth Race

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

All eyes watching the increasingly heated congressional race between Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and his Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth have turned t...

Joe Walsh Attacks Opponent For 'Picking Out A Dress,' Gets Hit With Comeback

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) faced off against Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth in their third congressional debate on Tuesday, in an event notably pepp...

Joe Walsh Targeted By Democratic Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Democrats are trying to make Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), one of Congress' most outspoken members, a liability for his fellow Republicans stuck in tight I...

We Are All in This Together

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 11.21.2012 | Chicago
Tammy Duckworth

I am just one of the overwhelming majority of Americans who is responsible and hard-working, and at one point in their life benefited greatly from government programs such as student loans, Medicare and Social Security.