| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:59 PM
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth used the final face-to-face meeting of their campaign Thursday night to stress differences over the future of Medicare, a program she said should be a “guarantee” but one he...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh backtracked slightly on his controversial remarks about abortion, saying today that there are “very rare circumstances” in which a pregnant woman may need to undergo an abortion to save her life.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh again called on Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth to leave his family out of their contentious campaign, even as he got his eldest son involved by featuring him at a Tuesday news conference.
At issue is a series of TV ads...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Richard Mourdock, running for U.S. Senate in Indiana, said at a debate Tuesday that pregnancies that result from rape are intended by God.
The Republican candidate was explaining his opposition to abortion in cases of rape or incest when he made the...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:12 AM
The most recent controversial comment from a male politician on the subject of rape and abortion had President Barack Obama incredulous Wednesday during an appearance on Jay Leno's late-night talk show.
"I don't know how these guys come up with these...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The Democratic and Republican congressional contenders in two suburban districts looked to advance their ground games Saturday, using rallies and other events to encourage supporters to vote early and to get their friends and neighbors to join them.
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The best thing the Grammys telecast attempts to do is also its most tricky feat to accomplish: the artist pair-up. For every Elton John and Eminem, there's a Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers. For every Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan, there's a record-...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Candidates in a trio of competitive suburban congressional contests spent the day before the election making the traditional round of train stations, diners and local businesses in a final search for votes.
In the nationally watched 8th District,...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth defeated Republican Rep. Joe Walsh in their nationally watched Northwest suburban congressional battle.
Duckworth has 55% to Walsh's 45% with 100% of the vote counted.
On the morning after her big win, the congresswoman-...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control.
"The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to Republicans,...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:18 PM
WASHINGTON — After taking heat for racially charged remarks, Rep. Joe Walsh issued a statement Friday asserting he was “in no way critical of minorities,” but an opposition group that had videotaped and distributed his remarks stepped up...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh is coming under Democratic fire over remarks that appeared to question whether challenger Tammy Duckworth, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost her legs in combat in Iraq, was a "true hero."
Duckworth's campaign on Tuesday...