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  • Joe Walsh Life's Been Good (1978)

    03/15/2017 10:39:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/17/2017 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Lifes Been Good
  • Former Rep. Joe Walsh: Obama hates Israel because he's a Muslim

    12/29/2016 6:41:51 PM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 29, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    "I've been saying that for awhile now. It makes the GOP uneasy when I say he's a Muslim. It makes my radio stations uneasy when I say it. I say it because I believe it."
  • Former Congressman Joe Walsh tells 'cop hater' Obama to 'watch out': 'This is now war

    07/08/2016 9:16:10 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    The Wrap (via AOL) ^ | Jul 8th 2016 | THOM GEIER
    Former Illinois Congressman turned conservative radio host Joe Walsh went on a twitter rant following the deadly sniper attack on Dallas police officers Thursday, including a now-deleted message that read: "This is now war. Watch out Obama." Walsh, a Republican who represented Illinois' 8th district from 2011 to 2013 before becoming a syndicated radio host, delivered a series of tweets that criticized President Barack Obama and suggested that the president was a "cop hater" no different from "the thugs on the street."
  • Eagles' Joe Walsh: I'm dropping out of GOP convention show

    04/21/2016 4:40:19 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | April 21, 2016
    Eagles keyboardist and guitarist Joe Walsh says he's pulling out of a Cleveland summer concert he thought would be a nonpartisan event for veterans' families because it's actually a launch for the Republican National Convention. Walsh says in an emailed statement he's "very concerned about the rampant vitriol, fear-mongering and bullying coming from the current Republican campaigns." He says he "cannot in good conscience endorse the Republican party in any way."
  • Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh: U.S. at beginning of third American revolution

    12/21/2015 9:31:06 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 79 replies ^ | December 20, 2015
    On Sunday, The Blaze reported that former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., said the GOP is on the cusp of a revolution and the third American revolution has begun. He also warned that the "revolution" could get violent. "I think that we've begun a third American revolution," he told The Blaze. "I think people who recoil against both parties and believe in freedom are finally rising up. They're angry -I mean, look at [Republican frontrunner Donald] Trump - and they want to do something about it. I think we're at the beginning of this, and I think you're going to see...
  • Former Congressman Unleashes Rant Against Islam: ‘Go Ahead and Prosecute Me. I Dare You.’

    12/05/2015 1:32:34 PM PST · by Hojczyk
    The Blaze ^ | December 5,2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    “I think Islam has a real freaking problem, alright?” Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh said in a video posted to his Facebook page. “There is a cancer in Islam, and if they’re not going to learn to assimilate, I don’t want them in this country “You got a problem, Loretta Lynch, with me saying that? Then throw me in jail, Walsh, a conservative talk show host, argued. “I think Islam is evil. I think Islam has a huge problem. I think most Muslims around the world are not compatible with American values. I don’t want them here Walsh continued to...
  • Former Congressman Unleashes on AG in Rant Against Islam: ‘Go Ahead and Prosecute Me. I Dare You.'

    12/05/2015 10:01:37 AM PST · by Wilderness Conservative · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/5/15 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A former U.S. congressman urged Attorney General Loretta Lynch to arrest him after she warned on Thursday that her office would take a more aggressive approach to those spewing anti-Muslim rhetoric. “I think Islam has a real freaking problem, alright?” Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh said in a video posted to his Facebook page. “There is a cancer in Islam, and if they’re not going to learn to assimilate, I don’t want them in this country.”
  • Walsh emerges as first potential primary challenger to Kirk

    02/18/2015 4:11:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    CHICAGO - Former Republican congressman and conservative radio host Joe Walsh says he's "seriously looking into" a primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk next year. He told Illinois Review he will decide within the next two months. Citing Kirk's lack of support for Jim Oberweis' 2014 challenge to Dick Durbin, Walsh told the Daily Herald: "As far as I'm concerned, he [Kirk] left the Republican Party." The usual political pontificators speculate that Walsh is merely looking to boost ratings, and will ultimately not run. "It's about him and promoting himself and promoting his positions. He's just not viable, said...
  • A Night on the Streets of Chicago with Corey Brooks

    08/06/2014 5:59:10 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 3 replies
    Walsh Freedom ^ | July 28, 2014 | Joe Walsh
    Pastor Corey Brooks is a giant on Chicagos South Side, both figuratively and literally. Standing over six feet tall, the pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago is more than just a man of the gospel. To the neighborhood he serves, hes a preacher, a mentor, a role model, and more importantly, hes everything that the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson arent an outspoken advocate and spokesman for the betterment of the lives of everyone in his community. I first met Pastor Brooks last year when I wanted to get involved in solving the problem of violence that...
  • Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh kicked off the air over racist terms on radio

    06/20/2014 5:44:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6-20-2014 | Mitch Dudek
    Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh kicked off the air over racist terms on radio Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:37am Mitch Dudek According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walshs Twitter account Thursday night, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air on WIND-AM (560) for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs. In a series of tweets posted about 7 p.m., Walsh says: Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language. And: Im trying to have an honest, adult conversations about...
  • Video of Wednesday's Impeach Obama overpass protest in the Chicago burbs.

    07/11/2013 1:17:27 PM PDT · by Outland · 37 replies
    Video by Myself ^ | 07/10/2013 | Outland
    Video from Wednesday's "Impeach Obama" overpass protest. This took place from 4~6PM (rush hour) on a bicycle overpass over Interstate 290 in Elk Grove Village. This was organized through the Facebook page, "Overpasses For Obama's Impeachment".Except for local traffic reports and a mention on Joe Walsh's radio show, it garnered no media attention despite a local news helicopter fly-by.More protests at other overpasses are scheduled in the coming
  • Former Rep. Walsh forming super-PAC to counter Rove

    02/06/2013 4:07:54 PM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/05/13 | Daniel Strauss
    Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is starting his own super-PAC to counter a group conservatives fear will protect establishment candidates from primary challenges. The tweet by Walsh, the outspoken former congressman, is in response to the creation of the Conservative Victory Project, a super-PAC being launched by Karl Rove, formerly a top adviser to President George W. Bush. The founders of the Rove super-PAC intend to engage in GOP primary races and back the most electable candidate. The group argues that a number of untested conservative candidates made it through 2012 primaries, only to lose in the general election. The...
  • Union Endorses Tea Party Favorite Joe Walsh (Illinois)

    11/05/2012 11:47:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies ^ | Nov 4, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Union Endorses Tea Party Favorite Joe Walsh by William Bigelow 4 Nov 2012 20 post a comment Friday, in a shocking move, Local 150, an AFL-CIO member and the largest local in the 8th congressional district of Illinois, endorsed Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, a Tea Party favorite, for reelection to Congress. The union had endorsed Barack Obama for President, but favored Walsh over his Democratic opponent, Tammy Duckworth. Walsh is also endorsed by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the taxpayer watchdog's group, the National Taxpayers Union, which makes for an amazing bipartisan trifecta.
  • Tammy Duckworth, Forfeiting the Benefit of the Doubt

    10/21/2012 1:17:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 21, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Once a person serves his country in the military, particularly in combat, that person rightly earns the respect and appreciation of a grateful nation. When we see military personnel in uniform at church, at the airport, at the mall we thank them for their service in person. We write letters to the editor, we donate to veterans groups, we call our legislators on behalf of their issues. The American people love and respect our servicemen, not only while they serve, but forever after, particularly those who bear the scars of war for life, carrying the wounds of bullet,...
  • Rep. Joe Walsh To "Entitled" Sandra Fluke: "Get A Job" (video)

    09/09/2012 7:28:43 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 9, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) spoke to a crowd in Addison, IL, today and leveled an attack on Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who has been an outspoken advocate for no-cost birth control for women. Walsh even said that it's "embarrassing" that women like Fluke feel "entitled" to no-cost birth control.
  • Rep. Joe Walsh: Sandra Fluke, Youre 31, Get A Job

    09/08/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 8, 2012 | Laura Donovan
    Its been quite a year for Georgetown University Law graduate Sandra Fluke, who fell into the spotlight after conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh called her a slut in February. The 31-year-old also spoke at the DNC this week, and Rep. Joe Walsh is not impressed. The Republican politician said during a Saturday campaign stop that Fluke needs to just get a job already. --snip-- So at the Democratic Convention Wednesday night their first prime time speaker was Sandra Fluke, whatever her name is. Think about this, a 31-32 year old law student who has been a student for life, who gets...
  • "Your country that you love is going through a revolution to save its very soul" Joe Walsh

    07/02/2012 7:26:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Marathon Pundit ^ | Jul 1, 2012
    Marathon Pundit Illinois, America, and the world Sunday, July 01, 2012 (Video) Joe Walsh at town hall: "Your country that you love is going through a revolution to save its very soul" Rep. Joe Walsh of Illlinois, who boasts that he is a "Tea Party conservative first...and a Republican second," was emotional and animated in front a packed house of 350 at a town hall meeting this afternoon in northwest suburban Elk Grove Village. I've attended enough of these meetings to know that it's best to start with the speaker's conclusion--the ideas of the meeting our usually summarized nicely at...
  • Rep. Walsh: Double Security Does Not Equal Double Safety - (No Hassle Flying Act)

    06/27/2012 6:55:18 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 1 replies
    Congressman Joe Walsh ^ | June 26, 2012 | Joe Walsh
    Today Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) introduced the No- Hassle Flying Act, which streamlines excess baggage security measures for international flights. Under current law, when someone flies internationally and then takes a domestic flight, they must have their bags screened twice. For example: When someone returns to Springfield from Montreal, Canada, they typically must fly from Montreal Trudeau International Airport, through Chicago OHare International, and on to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. During that time, a persons bags are rescreened in Chicago, even though they were already checked in Montreal. This requires passengers to collect the bags from baggage claim and go...
  • Republican says Fast and Furious was hatched to build support for gun control

    12/08/2011 1:03:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2011 | Jonathan Easley
    The botched gun-tracking operation Fast and Furious was a plot hatched by the Obama administration to impose stricter gun laws, a House Republican said. In an interview with the National Rife Association, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said the controversial Justice Department operation which authorized the sale of guns to known and suspected straw buyers for Mexican drug cartels was a plot from the administration to build support for gun control. This was the most anti-gun administration in our countrys history and there are a number of us that believe the whole genesis of this Fast and Furious...
  • Rep. Walsh Introduces 'Dairy Deregulation Act' to Put Milk Prices Back in Consumer's Hands

    12/05/2011 7:30:59 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 23 replies
    publiusforus ^ | Dec. 1, 2011 | Rep. Joe Walsh
    Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) recently introduced the Dairy Deregulation Act to phase out the government's milk price setting regime, called the "Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMO)". This program was established in pre-refrigeration 1937 to guarantee that there were no shortages of milk across the country. Today 74 years later, milk is the only major agricultural product with government-mandated prices that differ according to product use. Walsh stated: Most taxpayers are unaware that they are paying for their milk twice. Currently American families are taxed to pay for a federal program that directly increases the cost of their milk. This is...
  • Tea Party Rep (Joe Walsh) Blows Gasket at Town Hall Troublemaker: 'This Pisses Me Off!'

    11/09/2011 11:59:37 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/08/2011 | By Lee Moran, The Daily Mail
    The bizarre rant from Illinois congressman Joe Walsh came after he was grilled during an informal surgery in a bar about the lack of regulation which ultimately allowed banks to bet against their own customers. Cutting off the man, the father-of-five yelled: 'I am tired of hearing that c**p. Don't blame the banks... that p***** me off.'
  • Rep. Joe Walsh to Eric Holder: Resign immediately and take responsibility for Fast & Furious

    10/26/2011 2:05:21 PM PDT · by martosko · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/26/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh joined the small but growing choir of members of Congress calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over Operation Fast and Furious. Walsh is the fourth member of Congress to make the call for Holder to resign. Republican Reps. Raul Labrador of Idaho, Blake Farenthold of Texas and Paul Gosar of Arizona have each publicly asked Holder to step aside as well. Walsh made the demand in a letter he sent Holder on Wednesday.
  • The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner

    07/29/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT · by americanophile · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | Politico
    Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes: Justin Amash (Mich.) Michele Bachmann (Minn.) Chip Cravaack (Minn.) Jason Chaffetz (Utah) Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.) Tom Graves (Ga.) Tim Huelskamp (Kans.) Steve King (Iowa) Tim Johnson (Ill.) Tom McClintock (Calif.) Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Ron Paul (Texas) Connie Mack (Fla.) Jim Jordan (Ohio) Tim Scott (S.C.) Paul Broun (Ga.) Tom Latham (Iowa) Jeff Duncan (S.C.) Trey Gowdy (S.C.) Steve Southerland (Fla.) Joe Walsh (Ill.) Joe Wilson (S.C.) CORRECTED: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) voted YES on the Boehner...
  • The 22 Patriots who voted against the Boehner Reed Trap

    07/29/2011 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 71 replies
    07/29/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    The following twenty-two House members stood firm and opposed the Boehner bill, which is nothing more than a vehicle which will be sent to the Senate, reworked by Harry Reid into something even worse than it already is, and then returned to the House. Boehner will dutifully bring it up and the Tea Partiers who voted for it will then vote against it, but it will not matter. Boehner and Reid will pass the Bill in the House with Democrat votes and Obama will sign it. The votes today cast by conservatives, many of whom are good people, are very...
  • Ill. Congressman responds to child support report

    07/28/2011 12:06:07 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2011 1:52 PM EDT
    CHICAGO (AP) Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, the tea party-backed Republican who squeaked into office last year by vowing to bring fiscal responsibility to Washington and who has been one of President Barack Obama's most outspoken critics during the standoff over the debt ceiling, is being sued for more than $100,000 in unpaid child support, a newspaper reported. The freshman congressman's ex-wife, Laura Walsh, filed the claim against him in December as part of their divorce case, saying he owed $117,437 to her and their three children, the Chicago Sun-Times reported in a story published Wednesday. *** Walsh, in a...
  • Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support

    07/27/2011 9:26:25 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 51 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 27, 2011 | Abdon Pallasch
    Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in child support BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter/ July 27, 2011 9:59PM Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December. I wont place one more dollar of debt upon the backs of my kids and grandkids unless we structurally reform the way this town spends money! Walsh says directly into the camera...
  • Lights Out For McConnell-Reid?

    07/23/2011 8:47:48 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 20,2011 | Andrew Stiles
    Walsh suggests that the success of his effort could have prompted the Gang of Six to unveil their proposal when they did as a last-ditch effort to delay, once it became clear that McConnell-Reid could not possibly pass the House. Beyond that, he says of the Gangs plan, I dont think theres anything there.
  • GOP congressman to Chris Matthews: This is what you do on your show you bully guests

    07/19/2011 6:30:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/11 | Jeff Poor
    Perhaps Chris Matthews hasnt had a showdown quite this good since his contentious 2004 Republican Convention interview with then Sen. Zell Miller. During that exchange, the Georgia Democrat challenged the MSNBC Hardball host to a duel. But on his Tuesday program, Illinois Republican Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh went head-to-head with Matthews about the debt-ceiling debate. That prompted several interesting exchanges between Walsh and Matthews, including one referencing his 2008 comment that President Barack Obama gave him a thrill up his leg: WALSH: Hey, Chris, whats the presidents plan? Hey Chris, explain MATTHEWS: Thats not the point. I pointed out that...
  • Video: Chris Matthews Tries to Bully Rep. Joe Walsh, Fails

    07/19/2011 5:18:39 PM PDT · by whinecountry · 23 replies
    Chris Matthews tries to bully Rep. Joe Walsh on MSNBC today. Walsh is having none of it.
  • GOP Freshmen Lawmakers Take on Obama Over Debt Deadline (Letter, video sent to the rookie Hussein)

    07/15/2011 8:25:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/14/11 | Molly Henneberg
    GOP Freshmen Lawmakers Take on Obama Over Debt DeadlineBy Molly Henneberg Published July 14, 2011 | Tea Party freshman Rep. Joe Walsh, R-I.L., has strong words for President Obama in a video posted on his website. President Obama, quit lying. You know darn well that if Aug. 2, comes and goes there is plenty of money to pay off our debt and cover all Social Security obligations, says Walsh in the video. The Treasury Department has estimated that the U.S. will go over its debt limit on Aug. 2, and Walsh is angry that President Obama has said that...
  • Joe Walsh Calls President Obama A Liar (on default)

    07/14/2011 3:37:36 PM PDT · by ebysan · 36 replies
    AM 560 WIND Big John & Amy ^ | 7/14/2011 | Rep. Joe Walsh
    Joe Walsh Calls President Obama A Liar Big John Howell & Amy ... Web site: Rep. Joe Walsh: Calls Obama a liar on default "President Obama, quit lying," said Congressman Walsh. "You know darn well that if August 2nd comes and goes there is plenty of money to pay off our debt and cover all social security obligations. And you also know that you and only you have the discretion to make those payments." "I know you have a willing media that protects everything you say and do, but have you no shame sir? In three short years...
  • Rep. Walsh Tells Obama Quit Lying About Debt Ceiling

    07/14/2011 12:49:23 PM PDT · by safetysign · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 07/13/2011 | staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) – North suburban Republican Congressman Joe Walsh has a new YouTube video on his website – where he tells President Barack Obama to “quit lying” about the impact of not raising the national debt ceiling by Aug. 2. In a nearly three-minute video released Wednesday, Walsh says, “President Obama, quit lying.” He claims there is plenty of money to pay federal debts and cover the costs of Social Security benefits, even if the debt ceiling isn’t raised by the deadline. “Have you no shame, sir?” Walsh asks in the video, telling Obama to “show some leadership for once.”...
  • Tea Party freshman: Bachmann 'had no business' giving a speech Tuesday (Joe Walsh, IL)

    01/28/2011 2:59:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/11 | Jordan Fabian
    One freshman House Republican is unhappy with Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) decision to give her own response to President Obama's State of the Union address. Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) who rode a wave of Tea Party support into Congress said that Bachmann's speech was a "distraction" that gave the media fodder to speculate about division within the Republican Party. "I mean, there is no more Tea Party freshman on the planet than myself, but I'll be the first to say, respectfully, Michele had no business making that speech last night," Walsh said Wednesday, according to Chicago radio station...
  • (R-IL) Rep.-elect Joe Walsh to forgo government health care despite wifes preexisting condition

    01/04/2011 9:31:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/4/2011 | Alexis Levinson
    Rep.-elect Joe Walsh, a Republican from Illinois, will make good on a campaign promise and forgo government provided health care for himself and his wife in protest of the Obamas health care plan in spite of his wifes a preexisting condition. I dont want to burden the American tax payer about my health care bill, he said on CNN Tuesday. Right now, he continued, the health care system has a real bias against folks who need to shop out there in the individual market. My wife and I now are going to have to go through the struggles that...
  • "Pledge of Allegiance breaks out in debate audience"

    10/21/2010 12:30:16 PM PDT · by Proud2BeRight · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Herald - (a Chicago suburbs paper) ^ | 10/21/2010 | Bob Susnjara
    "The crowd breaks into an impromptu Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the candidates forum between 8th Congressional District (Illinois) candidates Joe Walsh, Melissa Bean and Bill Scheurer at Grayslake Central High School."
  • Behind by 553 votes, Bean won't concede to Walsh

    11/03/2010 5:37:39 PM PDT · by Proud2BeRight · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 3, 2010 | Dan Rozek
    (Bean) Wants all absentee and provisional ballots counted "While some absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted, Walsh a self-described Tea Party activist believes those votes wont change the ultimate outcome of the election."
  • Final votes in: Walsh wins (Add another House Win)

    11/16/2010 3:31:29 PM PST · by Proud2BeRight · 37 replies
    "Republican Joe Walsh has defeated incumbent Democrat Melissa Bean for Congress in the 8th District with all absentee and provisional ballots now counted."
  • Illinois: Democrats' lone redistricting prize is a big one

    12/18/2010 6:31:35 AM PST · by randita · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/17/10 | Aaron Blake
    Illinois: Democrats' lone redistricting prize is a big one When it comes to redistricting, Illinois is Democrats' prize pig. And it might be the biggest prize on the map for either party. The Democrats control the drawing of the map in only seven states this year. But none of them compare in size or influence to the Land of Lincoln. In fact, in the other six -- Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Arkansas, West Virginia and Rhode Island -- the Democrats already control 25 of 32 congressional seats. That doesn't leave much room for map expansion. Illinois is another story. Republicans just...
  • Illinois Senate Democratic campaign declares Libertarian Mike Labno a threat to Republican

    08/27/2010 7:38:24 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 11 replies ^ | August 26th, 2010 | Independent Political Report
    Illinois Treasurer and US Senate candidate Alexi Giannouliass campaign posted a press release titled Anti-Establishment Wave Should Have Washington Insider Kirk Afraid, Very Afraid on wednesday. The release warns Republican Congressman Mark Kirk that he faces a legitimate challenge from the right with Libertarian candidate Mike Labno officially on the Illinois ballot. As with Republican Senator Bob Bennett of Utah, the anti-incumbent wave is on the brink of taking its next victim this morning as incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska faces the more than likely loss to a conservative challenger from the right. Congressman Mark Kirk, a 10-year...
  • Under high congressional pressure, U.S. vetoes controversial Israel resolution

    02/18/2011 3:32:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/11 | Bridget Johnson
    The U.S. vetoed a controversial Palestinian Authority resolution at the United Nations Security Council as pressure on the administration mounted in the House. A letter urging Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to stand up against the resolution condemning Israel quickly racked up signatures in the House on Friday. Reps. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) circulated the letter, which had been signed by at least 110 members, making the rounds beginning Thursday afternoon and again later on Friday. The members responded to reports that a presidential statement condemning Israeli settlements could be
  • Republican lawmaker says US Jews should be more pro-Israel

    05/26/2011 7:14:22 AM PDT · by Qbert · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/11 | Jordan Fabian
    A freshman House Republican on Wednesday singled out "most" liberal American Jews for not being sufficiently pro-Israel. Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) questioned why U.S. Jews have not expressed more outrage over President Obama's demand that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process be based around the 1967 borders, with mutually agreeable land swaps. "The short answer is that most American Jews are liberal, and most American liberals side with the Palestinians and vague notions of 'peace' instead of with Israels well-being and security," Walsh wrote in an op-ed for the conservative Daily Caller. Walsh, who is Catholic, added that the American Jewish community...
  • Going Rogue: Freshman congressman criticizes Bachmann speech

    01/27/2011 11:28:33 AM PST · by bigbob · 82 replies
    WLS AM ^ | 1-26-11 | John Dempsey
    CHICAGO (WLS) - A Tea Party-backed congressman from the Northwest suburbs is criticizing a leading figure in the Tea Party movement. Joe Walsh told Roe and Roeper that Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann should not have delivered a Tea Party response to the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Walsh says her message took attention away from the main Republican speech by Congressman Paul Ryan. "I mean there is no more Tea Party freshman on the planet than myself, but I'll be the first to say, respectfully, Michele had no business making that speech last night, Walsh said. I...
  • Rep.-elect Joe Walsh (R-Ill) will turn down government health insurance

    12/26/2010 6:51:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep.-elect Walsh will turn down government health insuranceBy Jordan Fabian - 12/26/10 04:10 PM ET Another newly elected Republican member of Congress says he will not accept the government-sponsored health insurance plan available to lawmakers. Rep.-elect Joe Walsh (Ill.), who rode a wave of Tea Party support to surprisingly defeat three-term Rep. Melissa Bean (D) in November, said that he does not believe lawmakers should receive the benefits. "I dont think congressmen should get pensions or cushy healthcare plans," he told the Chicago News Cooperative. Republicans who staunchly opposed President Obama's healthcare reform plan have come under pressure from Democrats...
  • Republican House Gain Now at 61 Seats - Joe Walsh Victory - IL-8

    11/17/2010 3:53:39 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | Jeff Zeleny
    The Republican triumph in the House of Representatives has grown a little wider, with the party now capturing 61 seats in this months midterm elections. The latest victory comes in Illinoiss Eighth Congressional District, where Representative Melissa Bean, a Democrat, conceded to Joe Walsh, a Republican. Mr. Walsh defeated Ms. Bean by 291 votes out of more than 200,000 ballots cast. Five House races, all with Democratic incumbents, now remain uncalled. In California, Representatives Jim Costa and Jerry McNerney appear likely to withstand challenges. But Representatives Dan Maffei and Timothy H. Bishop of New York and Solomon P. Ortiz of...
  • GOP Sends Troops to Walsh

    11/12/2010 8:21:18 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 12 replies
    nbcchicago ^ | Nov. 11, 2010 | Jeff Goldblatt and Mary Ann Ahern
    Republicans at the highest level of the state and national party concede they didn't do diddly to financially support the campaign of 8th District Republican Joe Walsh, who now leads incumbent Melissa Bean by more than 300 votes. But the GOP is now ready to ride in to the rescue, and the help seems much appreciated, given the tightening race and fresh allegations of "ballot shenanigans" leveled by the Walsh campaign. Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady tells NBC Chicago the party has deployed a team of four lawyers and 15 to 20 volunteers to "assist with the monitoring of incoming...
  • Illinois Crowd Says Pledge of Allegiance after Forum Moderator Said, No We are Not Video

    10/23/2010 1:37:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Priceless! Here is video of an Illinois crowd spontaneously rising to their feet to say the Pledge of Allegiance, even though the League of Women Voters Moderator had said they had no plan to do so. A man calls for a point of order to ask the moderator if they are going to say the Pledge, to which the moderator said, No we are not. As the moderator tried to explain why they would not be saying the Pledge the crowd rose to their feet and began saying the Pledge! Republican Joe Walsh candidate for Illinois 8th Congressional...
  • Pledge of Allegiance (Video)

    10/23/2010 6:26:31 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/20/10 | Video
    October 20, 2010. The League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forum featuring Joe Walsh & Melissa Bean running for the 8th Congressional District in Illinois. The League of Women voters got schooled on what it means to be an American.
  • Joe Walsh, (R-IL, 8th Dist.) Fights Back Against Democratic Abortion Fear-Mongering

    10/08/2010 7:49:35 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Finally, a Republican Candidate Fights Back Against Democratic Abortion Fear-Mongering. It seems whenever a Democratic politician is on the ropes and has run out of arguments, they resort to trying to scare women with images of back-alley abortions. In Illinois' 8th district, Rep. Melissa Bean has done just that against her opponent Joe Walsh. In this video, Mr. Walsh responds.
  • Paul McCartney Joins Ringo Starr Onstage in New York (Meet The Twotles at Ringo's 70th birthday)

    07/09/2010 12:16:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Billboard ^ | July 08, 2010 1:40 EDT | Courtney Baldasare
    Ringo Starr kept his 70th birthday celebration going on Tuesday night (July 7) with a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall that was positively star-studded, thanks in part to "a little help from his friend," Paul McCartney. The former Beatles bandmates topped off the show by surprising audience members with a performance of "Birthday" from "The Beatles [White Album]," and appropriately so. With McCartney on lead vocals and Starr behind the drum kit, the duo performed with classic rock 'n' roll flair. "Birthday" was preceded by another all-star collaboration, when Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band played "With...
  • Troubles Mount for Walsh Campaign (R, Ill. 8th District) Walsh MUST Step down NOW!

    05/02/2010 9:47:28 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 12 replies · 381+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/02/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Last December Joe Walsh, the primary winner for the GOP nomination for the 8th District Congressional seat, lost his campaign manager Keith Liscio. Liscio quit the Walsh campaign over unpaid consulting fees adding up into the thousands. Now two more top campaign operatives are quitting Walsh's campaign adding to worries of financial problems, missed filing dates for federal paper work, and other questions of Walsh's suitability for office. Richard Cape and Ted Livengood, the campaign manager and field director respectively, have announced that they are quitting the Walsh campaign. In a recent email to supporters and media both the pair...