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Joe Walsh: 'It's Time For Civil Disobedience' On Concealed Carry Law

Posted 04.16.2013 | Chicago

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, long a Tea Party favorite, is urging Illinoisans to "break the law" amid the state's current lack of a concealed carry law...

Tea Party Darling: Democrats Support Path To Citizenship For The Votes

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said on Tuesday that Democrats support immigration reform only because it would mean more votes for Democratic candidat...

Report: Tea Party Ex-Congressman Went And Got A Job

Posted 03.06.2013 | Chicago

Look who just went and got a job! Confirming previous rumors, fiery Tea Party favorite former Congressman Joe Walsh has signed on with conservative...

Joe Walsh Could Join The Ranks Of Glenn Beck As Talk Radio Host

Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago

Given his inclination to blurt outrageous statements like "We may have to shed blood every couple hundred years to preserve our freedoms," talk radio ...

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 ...

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...

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...

The Biggest Nonissue in the Presidential Election

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Meredith C. Carroll

I'm absolutely convinced we're all pro-life, every last one of us -- who could possibly argue against life? How we're all not pro-choice, too, however, is the maddening question that will get so many of us to the voting booth next week.

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 ...

Joe Walsh In 1996: I'm The Most 'Gay-Friendly Republican Around'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was just four days ago that conservative Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) dismissed gay marriage as a "socioeconomic issue" that can have a ne...

Apologize, Joe Walsh, for Your Tirade Against J-Street

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

Dear Rep. Walsh: I write to protest your antisemitic statements, which have no place in public discourse. I demand that you apologize and take them back.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Congressman Meeting With Muslims After Making Controversial Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is no stranger to controversy, but in the wake of his recent comments about radical Muslims “trying to kill Americans every ...

Winning Gold in the "Anti-Immigration Olympics"

Amy Novick | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Amy Novick

These champions return to our country and see games of a different sort going on - elected officials stooping to the worst kind of politics, spreading fear and misinformation about immigrants, and enacting harmful anti-immigration policies.

Tea Party Rhetoric Emboldens Democrats In Fierce Congressional Campaign

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and Democrat Tammy Duckworth are battling it out for Illinois' 8th District in the Chicago suburbs. Walsh's heat...

Tea Party Rep: 'Chicago Is Crumbling Right Now'

Posted 07.28.2012 | Chicago

In a recent interview taping, Tea Party-backed U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) had some choice words for the city of Chicago and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whom...

Elise Foley

Tea Party Congressman Makes ANOTHER Racist Remark

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) made another controversial remark last week, telling constituents that Democrats want Hispanics to be dependent ...

WATCH: Joe Walsh Says Obama Only Elected 'Because He's Black'

Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) made a comment already familiar to followers of the Tea Party favorite over the weekend: that President Obama is a "histo...

Tea Party Congressman, Ex-Wife Resolve Child Support Issue

Posted 04.20.2012 | Chicago

Updated story U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) has reportedly arrived at a settlement with his ex-wife as a Cook County judge has dismissed the child s...

Tea Party Congressman To Supporters: 'Grow Up'

Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

In the days leading up to Tax Day Tuesday, Tea Party-affiliated U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) made the rounds to a series of Tea Party rallies in Illin...

Swiftboating Tammy Duckworth -- Joe Walsh Digs a Deeper Hole

Jon Soltz | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Last week, Congressman Joe Walsh denigrated the years of service his opponent, Tammy Duckworth, has given this nation. It was a new low.

Tea Party Favorite SLAMS Dems Over NFL Bounty Outrage

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh slammed Sen. Dick Durbin late last week for the Democrat's plan to look into bounties in the National Football League. The ass...

Tea Party Favorite Wants Federal Voter ID Mandate

Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

Even though voter identification mandates have been ruled unconstitutional in other states, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh told supporters in Illinois last month...

WATCH: Tea Party Congressman Jokes About John McCain's Age

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

Tea Party-backed U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh has never been shy about criticizing the "mainstream" Republican party, and during a suburban Chicago Tea Party m...

Walsh: Boehner Not Trying Hard Enough To Repeal Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 02.16.2012 | Chicago

Tea Party-backed U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh has already made it clear that getting President Barack Obama out of office is his top priority in 2012, but the ...

New Poll Shows Tea Party Darling Trailing Democrats

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

A new poll shows U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh trailing Democrats in Illinois' 8th District. The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling on behalf of House ...