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Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 6:37 PM
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By Ward Room Staff
      

Former Rep. Walsh: I Was Kicked Off Radio Show

Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh said he was taken off the air during his radio show on Thursday night during a discussion about racial slurs. Read »

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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By Courtney O'Callaghan

2014 Illinois Governor Candidates

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has several challengers in 2014, including from within... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Gubernatorial Odds

Gubernatorial Odds

Dan Rutherford is still the favorite for 2014. Read »

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Joe Walsh Joins WIND as Radio Host

Joe Walsh Joins WIND as Radio Host

It appears constituents in the 8th Congressional District will be able to still hear from Joe Walsh. Read »

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Joe Walsh Criticizes First Lady For Attending Funeral

Joe Walsh Criticizes First Lady For Attending Funeral

If you stop reading and commenting on Joe Walsh's latest outrageous statement, we'll stop writing about him, and he'll disappear into the obscurity he deserves. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Joe Walsh Forms Super PAC To Fight Superfriends

Joe Walsh Forms Super PAC To Fight Superfriends

The former Tea Party congressman is forming an ultra-conservative Super PAC to oppose Walsh's conservative Super PAC. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Karl Rove Wants To Stop The Tea Party

Karl Rove Wants To Stop The Tea Party

Rove's Conservative Victory Project is aimed at stopping Tea Partiers -- like former Rep. Joe Walsh -- from winning Republican primaries. Read »

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Opinion: Gubernatorial Odds Making

Opinion: Gubernatorial Odds Making

On the fourth Friday of every month until the primary election, we’ll bring you our assessment of who’s leading in the race for governor. This is, of course, for entertainment purposes only. Read »

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Opinion: Oberweis, Walsh Try to Dump Party Chair Over Gay Marriage Stance

Opinion: Oberweis, Walsh Try to Dump Party Chair Over Gay Marriage Stance

Perennial losers Jim Oberweis and Joe Walsh don't think Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady is intolerant enough to lead the party back to the 20th Century. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Joe Walsh Getting His Own Radio Show?

Joe Walsh Getting His Own Radio Show?

Former Rep. Joe Walsh is said to be close to signing with WIND-AM for a gig as a radio host, which would suit him better than politics. Read »

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