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John Shimkus Defeats Eric Thorsland In Illinois House Race

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) defeated Democrat Eric Thorsland and was re-elected to Congress in Illinois' 15th congressional district on Tuesday. Shi...

#DirtyDenier$ Day 5: Congressman John M. Shimkus

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's not just dirty money that earns Congressman Shimkus today's Dirty Denier award, it's his opposition to reducing dangerous carbon pollution.

Who Are the Top Five Fossil Fools in Illinois Politics?

Will Reynolds | Posted 10.07.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

Illinois may be more famous for imprisoned governors, but as a coal state struggling with its energy future, some of our politicians have wacky things to say about fossil fuels. With the threatened start of fracking plus backlash to EPA proposing new rules on carbon emissions, you can expect more foolishness to come.

Memo to Congress: Protect Public Health, Not Toxic Chemicals

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Here in the United States our toxic chemical policy is best described as caveat emptor -- let the buyer beware -- and it's making us sick.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Lawmaker Insults Either South Korea Or Kathleen Sebelius

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) insulted either Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius or a U.S. ally Wednesday in a testy bac...

Bicameral Task Force Tackles Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

The American public needs to proactively support the efforts of Waxman and Whitehouse, and the Task Force on Climate Change, by demanding that their elected representatives generate ideas, share proposals, and coordinate efforts on climate change. Options are quickly running out.

Ex-Illinois Congressional Aide Briefly Arrested In Lohan Dispute

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 10.01.2012 | Chicago

NEW YORK -- A 25-year-old man initially arrested Sunday on an assault charge after Lindsay Lohan claimed he grabbed her in her New York hotel room in ...

Party Hack Behind IL GOP Money Transfer Scheme Gets Nod for Congress

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Rodney Davis was chosen Saturday to replace retiring Congressman Tim Johnson on the ballot this November.

Will the Illinois GOP Confirm There's a War on Women?

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

If the County Chairmen ignore the pressure they are surely getting from the usual suspects and failed establishment players, the Illinois GOP may soon have a great story to tell for a change.

Two for Tuesday: The Latest on Common Pesticide and Coal Ash

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A product used not just by farmers but also by lots of us common variety home gardeners and lawn groomers has been linked to a variety of unsavory health effects from cancer (in people) to hormonal disruptions (in animals).

Let's Grovel In An Old-Time Lent

Charles Redfern | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Christians must begin where they want skeptics to go. Lead us into full-throttled remorse. Fall on the floor like our forbears. Be the first to silently to spread your hands in the mother of all Lents -- and open your mouths only to howl.

Robert W. Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert W. Benson

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Curiouser and Curiouser: How the Hill Is Handling Being in the Hole

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.In the words of Alice, "It would be so nice if something made sense." Alice, of course, was talking about the strang...

GOP Climate Change Deniers Running For House Energy Committee

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Energy Committee is seeing an intense leadership fight, as four different Republicans are vying to take over the influential post from Democ...

Hypocrisy or Co-Signing? Elton John Concert is Fundraiser for Anti-Gay Politicians

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Derrick

Despite campaigning for global gay rights, Elton John is very not supportive of civil marriage equality.

How Should Religion Behave In Public?

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Religious believers, like everyone else in the public domain, must subject their moral principles and standards to the political test of scrutiny and analysis.

Lucia Graves

BP Apologist Looking To Bend Term Limits In Longshot Bid For Energy Chairmanship

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is waging a complex campaign to win the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee -- an...

Unavoidable Climate Change -- Past the Point of No Return

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The world has missed the opportunity to avoid serious, damaging human-induced climate change. How bad it ultimately gets depends on how much longer Congress hides behind political ideology, and religion to deny the reality of climate change.

Green News Report: November 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BP made '...

Connecting the Dots

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Illinois congressman John Shimkus dismisses global warming as being "unbiblical," claiming Genesis says God promised never again to flood the entire earth. But Shimkus doesn't seem to have learned his hymns very well.

Green News Report: November 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The so-cal...

Key House Republican Denies Climate Change On Religious Grounds

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The highest-ranking House official in charge of environmental and energy policy may soon be a Republican legislator who denies climate change on the g...

Green News Report: November 11, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Limbaugh ...

Illinois GOP Tries To File Suit Against Health Reform, Madigan Says No Way

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Falling in line with several states, Illinois Republicans have teamed up to try and stop the health care reform bill signed by President Obama on Tues...

Health Care Reform: How Illinois Representatives Voted

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dan Lipinski was the only Illinois Democrat to vote against health care reform--but he was not the only Illinois representative to vote "no." Republ...