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Joe Walsh

Walsh Labels Gay Marriage A 'Socioeconomic Issue'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who is running against Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, considers gay marriage to be a "socioeconomic issue...

Ryan Grim

Joe Walsh Channels Todd Akin On Abortion: No Exception For 'Life Of The Mother'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Republican Rep. Joe Walsh, running against Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, told reporters Thursday night that there should be no ab...

'Flat Earth Five' Billboards Target Reps 'Dangerously Out-Of-Step' On Climate Change

Posted 10.18.2012 | Green

"When it comes to climate change, Congressman Joe Walsh Keeps His Head in the Sand," a mobile billboard in the Illinois representative's district decl...

Joe Walsh Tells Supporters To Scare Employees Into Voting For Romney

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) encouraged supporters at a recent campaign event to scare their employees into voting for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romn...

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...

Tea Party Freshmen Become 'More Evolved'

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- For Rep. Scott Rigell and other Republican House freshmen, groundskeeper Beth Richardson is a dream voter. Sanitation truck dri...

Joe Walsh Mocks Obama's Outreach To Women

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Tea Party-backed Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who recently accused his female Democratic opponent of caring more about her outfit than real issues, ridicu...

Dems Aim To Reverse GOP's 2010 Gains In Illinois Races

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Pizzeria owner Bobby Schilling catapulted to Congress two years ago with robust tea party support, the endorsement of "Joe the Plumber" and...

Saki Knafo

Labor Group Bankrolls 'Labor-Friendly' GOP Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

A union-funded political action committee has been steering money to Republican candidates in Congressional races in the Midwest and beyond, upending ...

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.

A Progressive Corporation and Its Campaign to Take Down 10 Tea Party House Members

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

While the conventions and the two men who would be president have been uppermost in our minds for the past two weeks, we should not lose sight of other critical races going on across the country, in particular those in the House of Representatives.

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.

We're Not 'The Entitlement Generation'

Sandra Fluke | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

We agree that "we've got Americans who are struggling." Our question is why so many elected officials have only one answer for them: cutting their safety net while telling them to "go get a job." My generation is looking for better answers than that.

Joe Walsh To Sandra Fluke: 'Go Get A Job'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) took aim at Georgetown University Law graduate Sandra Fluke on Saturday, attacking her on the issue of birth control. In a...

Laura Bassett

Illinois Rep.: My Female Veteran Opponent 'Only Cares About Her Outfit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) this week mocked Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and double amputee, for speaking at the Democratic N...

Jan Schakowsky: Joe Walsh Is 'An Embarrassment'

Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago

Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is no stranger to incendiary remarks and name-calling: but usually, they originate with him. Walsh was previously th...

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 ...

Joe Walsh 'Bothered' By GOP's Reaction To Akin

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Not every elected Republican official is rushing to create as much distance as possible between themselves and Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.). Rep. Joe Wal...

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...

'Am I Too Much Of A Loose Cannon? No'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is showing little remorse for a laundry list of polarizing statements that have landed the freshman lawmaker in national headl...

Joe Walsh Lagging In Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is nine points behind Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth, according to a poll released Thursday by the anti-Tea Part...

Joe Walsh Doubles Down On Radical Islam Comments

The Huffington Post | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is doubling down on some controversial comments he made recently that infuriated Muslim groups. In a town hall meeting las...