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  • Obamacare jacks up her insurance

    10/25/2013 9:19:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 72 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | CAROL MARIN
    Sue Klinkhamer has a problem. It’s called Obamacare. And the irony of her situation is not lost on her. In a recent email addressed to her former boss, Illinois Congressman Bill Foster, and other Democratic colleagues, she wrote: “I spent two years defending Obamacare. I had constituents scream at me, spit at me and call me names that I can’t put in print. The congressman was not re-elected in 2010 mainly because of the anti-Obamacare anger. When the congressman was not re-elected, I also (along with the rest of our staff) lost my job. I was upset that because of...
  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • The Hastert (non-)legacy

    03/09/2008 1:12:22 PM PDT · by jdm · 24 replies · 1,163+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 09, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    The retirement of Dennis Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, has led to the loss of his seat from the Republican ranks. In a low-turnout special election, political newcomer Bill Foster beat Jim Oberweis to win the seat for the Democrats. The loss leaves the GOP looking even more impotent in Illinois than ever before (via Memeorandum): In a stunning upset Saturday that could be a sign of trouble for Republicans this fall, a little-known Democratic physicist won the special election for a far west suburban congressional seat long held by former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert.Rookie candidate Bill...
  • Dennis Hastert's seat lost in Special Election today

    03/08/2008 7:56:08 PM PST · by The_Republican · 380 replies · 12,513+ views
    Fox News-Star Tribune ^ | March 8th, 2008 | AP
    A longtime Republican district fell to the Democrats Saturday when a wealthy businessman and scientist snatched former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's congressional seat in a closely watched special election. Democrat Bill Foster won 52 percent of the vote compared to 48 percent for Republican Jim Oberweis. With 565 of 568 precincts reporting, Foster had 51,140 votes to Oberweis' 46,270.
  • Election Results: Illinois 14th Congressional District Special 03/08 Oberweis (R) v Foster (D)

    03/08/2008 5:35:35 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 115 replies · 8,752+ views
    Kane County Elections ^ | March 8, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS - 14TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (Vote for 1) Votes % of Votes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jim Oberweis 4332 52.86% Bill Foster 3798 46.35%
  • Rookie Congressman to Fill Hastert Seat

    03/08/2008 3:09:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 671+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2008 | Deanna Bellandi
    Voters in former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's district will choose a new congressman in a special election Saturday, but there's one thing they won't replace: his clout. Hastert funneled millions of dollars to the district during his 21 years in Washington, but his retirement means his seat will go to either Democrat Bill Foster or Republican Jim Oberweis _ two wealthy businessmen with no seniority on Capitol Hill. "That's something he (Hastert) had to earn. It will be a learning curve for whoever gets in there," said William Barclay, an alderman in the Chicago suburb of Geneva. Democrats are eager...
  • Court records say Democrat Congressional candidate abused wife

    02/23/2008 8:03:47 AM PST · by jdm · 20 replies · 356+ views
    Red State ^ | Feb. 23, 2008 | Staff
    Illinois millionaire Bill Foster said to be holding ex-wife “hostage”Portraying a warm and fuzzy family image is nothing new for politicians seeking to curry favor with voters. But Illinois Democrat Bill Foster, seeking election to Congress in the district once held by former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, has taken things a step further – boasting on his campaign website of the amicable relationship he enjoys with his ex-wife, who divorced him in 1996. “Bill and Ann are both very proud of remaining on good terms and making things as easy as possible for their kids,” Foster wrote on his...