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Congressman Bill Foster Explains Why Middle Class Tax Cuts Lead to Economic Growth

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

If you give a dollar to a middle class family, they will spend it in the local economy and spur growth, or they will use it to make a high return investment, such as paying for their children's college.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Congressional Candidate: 'Duck Dynasty Star Is Rosa Parks Of Our Generation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Embattled "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has been suspended from his show by A&E for his remarks about gays and African-Americans, a...

What Do We Have Government For?

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

As frustrating as it is, the ongoing Washington stalemate on health care, immigration and almost any other essential issue should not be surprising. It is not politics as some claim. It is a deep ideological rift among Americans.

New High Court Case Threatens a Citizens United Sequel on Steroids

David Ormsby | Posted 12.17.2013 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A key federal campaign finance cap is going wobbly. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court held an oral argument in a new challenge to federal PAC spending...

Democrats Aim To Close House Gym

Politico | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Two House Democrats want the congressional gym closed until the shutdown impasse is over. ...

Ski Patroller Dies In Tahoe Avalanche

The Sacramento Bee | By Hudson Sangree | Posted 02.25.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ A second avalanche death was reported at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort Tuesday as heavy snow continued to fall in the Sierra Nevad...

Biggert Bails From Debate

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert has pulled out of the AARP-sponsored debate against Democratic rival Bill Foster saying the organizatio...

Amanda Terkel

Ads Revive 'Death Panels' Myth In Illinois Congressional Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Death panels are back. Three Democratic candidates in Illinois are facing ads from a conservative group alleging that voting for the...

Lizzie Schiffman

GOP Congresswoman's Opponent Questions Keystone Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

In light of ethics investigations that have followed the recent passage of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act in the House, forme...

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: Flood Of Third-Party Ads In Illinois Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ah, yes, October. Time for changing leaves, enormous pumpkins, and tens of millions of dollars in political advertising on the airwaves. Things are...

Michelle Obama Coming To Chicago To Raise Money For Dems

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama hits Chicago on Oct. 13 to fund-raise for Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias and three Illin...

WATCH: NRCC Targets Democrats For Congress With Big Ad Buy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The National Republican Congressional Campaign bought $1.7 million worth of television ads this weekend, and three of those ads are aimed at contested...

Illinois Republican Tries Linking Opponent To Maxine Waters Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Democratic veterans Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters facing ethics charges this summer, Republican candidates around the country are trying to ca...

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 Immigrant Action: Pushing for Solutions, Not Senseless Deportations

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joshua Hoyt

Although President Obama speaks passionately about the need for comprehensive immigration reform, actions speak louder than words. Here are nine powerful actions that will press to get reform done.

GOP Taking Aim At Suburban Democrats Bean, Foster

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

National Republicans see hope for a resurgence in President Barack Obama's home state -- and they're coming here this week to help move it along....

Ethan Hastert Fundraising Off His Father For Congress

Politico | JOSH KRAUSHAAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Ethan Hastert may be trying to create his own political brand in Illinois as he challenges Democratic Rep. Bill Foster, but he's already wo...

Climate Change Bill: Republican Kirk Votes In Favor, Democrat Foster Against

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[W]hen it came to the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, the real wild cards among the Illinois congressional delegation were Democrat Bill Foster and...

Ethan Hastert, Denny Hastert's Son, Running For Father's Congressional Seat

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) -- Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert's son, Ethan Hastert, has announced he'll run for his father's Chicago-area...

Illinois Science Boost: Fermilab, Argonne Get $48 Million in Federal Funds

Associated Press | Jo Napolitano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Richard Durbin and Congressman Bill Foster are touting $48 million in funding for two Illinois lab projects. The Illinois Democrats say the mone...

Obama Inauguration: Rep. Foster Offering 200 Tickets

AP/IRN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Almost 200 tickets are up for grabs through U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) for those who live in the 14th congressional district. There's been a hig...

Foster Beats Oberweis To Retain 14th District Seat

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic Congressman Bill Foster will keep the formerly GOP seat he won earlier this year in a special election. Foster beat Republican businessman...

Bailout Votes Could Hurt Congressional Candidates

AP | Dennis Conrad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON - The nation's economic uncertainty is creating political uncertainty for a few Illinois politicians running for re-election. Congressiona...

Illinois Representatives Weigh-In On Bailout Votes

AP | Dennis Conrad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON - Unlike every other House member, Rep. Jerry Weller will never be blamed for voting the wrong way on the rejected $700 billion bailout bil...