| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:34 PM
With less than two months until the Nov. 6 election, a northwest suburban congressional battle is finding freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth strengthening their rhetoric and sharpening their attacks.
| Aug 9, 2012
| 3:58 PM
U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said that a “politically correct” U.S. government was so fearful of offending Islam that it failed to prevent the Fort Hood massacre.
Walsh, a first-term Republican congressman with tea party support, told an audience in...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk's halting, 18-minute climb up the Capitol steps Thursday came nearly a year after a major stroke left him so incapacitated that he was in critical condition for 10 to 15 days and had difficulty keeping his balance while sitting up.
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh may have lost reelection last month, but at his final town hall meeting Saturday he showed he had lost none of the passion that made him a tea party favorite in Congress.
More than 100 mostly ardent supporters squeezed into the...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:30 PM
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| Oct 5, 2012
| 5:44 PM
U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, are scheduled to be in the Chicago area this weekend on fundraising missions.
Pelosi, the former House speaker from California, is headlining a...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:57 AM
With national surveys showing the contest between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney tightening, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows the home-state president retains a comfortable advantage in Illinois even though the economy has drained some of...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:43 AM
A heated suburban congressional campaign boiled over during a Tuesday night debate as Republican Rep. Joe Walsh labeled Tammy Duckworth a “failed bureaucrat” running a poll-tested campaign while the Democratic challenger argued the incumbent...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth vastly outraised Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh during the summer in their hard-fought suburban congressional campaign.
And in a pair of other key suburban congressional contests, North Shore Republican Rep. Robert...
| 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 22, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh today called on Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth to “have some class” and pull ads attacking him over a child support dispute with his ex-wife.
Duckworth labels Walsh a “deadbeat” in the TV ad and...