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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...

Many Veterans Choosing To Run For Public Office

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The link between U.S. military service and running for office is as old as the republic itself. It started with George Washington, wh...

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.

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...

3 Reasons Hillary Clinton Will Not Be Speaking at the Democratic Convention.

Carrie Tuhy | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Carrie Tuhy

The woman who shattered the glass ceiling in 2008 will be absent from this convention, missing her party's party for the first time in over a quarter of a century. Where is Hillary Clinton and why is she not speaking?

Tammy Duckworth Delivers Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

U.S. House candidate Tammy Duckworth delivered her speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. The Democratic hopeful is vying t...

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 ...

Female Vets Make Big Political Moves

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One flew an A-10 Warthog over Iraq and Afghanistan. Another was part of the 29th Infantry Brigade's medical operations near Baghdad...

Democrats Announce Prominent Women Convention Speakers

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Convention Committee Wednesday announced a lineup of convention speakers who will further solidify the party's s...

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...

WATCH: Sh*t Joe Walsh Says

Posted 08.14.2012 | Chicago

Following his latest in a seemingly endless series of outbursts that have drawn the ire of many -- including a number of his constituents -- and turne...

Amanda Terkel

Joe Walsh Releases First TV Ad: 'You've Probably Heard A Little Bit About Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) released his first TV ad on Sunday, trying to make the case to voters in the district that he's just a regular guy concerned a...

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...

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...

Joe Walsh Says He'll Be Skipping Out On GOP Convention

Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

One day on the heels of being named among the most vulnerable congressional incumbents in this fall's election, fiery Tea Party-backed U.S. Rep. Joe W...

Mitt Romney: The "Us the People" Candidate

Bennet Kelley | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

It is ironic that the party that obsesses over including the term "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, could ignore the rest of the language about being "one nation" "indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Iraq Veteran Tammy Duckworth Raises Record Amount For House Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Illinois Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth brought in nearly $900,000 in the latest fundraising quarter, a figure that her campaign s...

What Joe Walsh Needs to Know About Tammy Duckworth

Rick Newman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Rick Newman

Once again this year, Duckworth's alive day will come a few days after a Congressional election she's running in. By then, voters will have decided if she's enough of a hero for them.

Iraq Vet Candidate Responds To Joe Walsh's Attacks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

Democratic House candidate Tammy Duckworth responded to attacks by opponent Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Friday, telling MSNBC's Michael Smerconish that...

Rep. Joe Walsh Is a Coward

Andy Ostroy | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Rep. Joe Walsh is a coward. Not because he's never served in the U.S. military, but because he's so egregiously picked on a woman who did, and who lost both her legs defending America's freedom.

Joe Walsh Loses It During Interview: 'Ashleigh, Ashleigh, Ashleigh'

Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

Things got intense on Thursday afternoon when Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) appeared on CNN and was pressed on recent remarks he made suggesting his Democra...