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Yesterday | Roll Call

Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois

In 2012, the former staffer for Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., won the 13th District by a mere 1,002 votes to a perennial Democrat panned by party operatives.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rodney Davis, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Rauner Says He Will Continue Term Limits Push

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says not having a term limits measure on November's ballot is a temporary setback.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The News-Gazette

Tom Kacich: Rauner's focus will soon shift to Chicago

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus had words of warning for Edgar County Republicans: Don't expect to see gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner in downstate Illinois after Labor Day.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois Government, Edgar County, IL, Paris, IL

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Townhall

First Annual "Black Ribbon Day" Commemorates Victims of Communism

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the 1939 Molotv-Ribbentrop Pact, which divided Europe and helped start the Second World War.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Magic City Morning Star

Black Ribbon Day

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation works to pass bipartisan legislation creating a national day of remembrance and educates Congress on horrors of totalitarian ideology WASHINGTON D.C. -- On this year's anniversary of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is commemorating August 23 as Black Ribbon ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WSIL

Local Departments Respond to Military Surplus Program Concerns

Local police and lawmakers are defending a federal program that finds new homes for military equipment with local law enforcement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Timothy Johnson, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Representative Bill Johnson, Sam Johnson

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Boston.com

Obama fund-raiser highlights Democrats' political imperative

It was a jarring contrast. Minutes after President Obama solemnly spoke about American air strikes and the "difficult days ahead" in Iraq, he headed to a home perched atop a bluff in Martha's Vineyard to charm wealthy donors at a fund-raiser.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Senator John Hoeven, Senator Marco Rubio, John Boehner

Belleville News Democrat

Facebook presenting free workshop for metro-east small businesses

A free workshop will be held Wednesday in Collinsville to help local small business owners learn how Facebook can contribute to their success.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Collinsville, IL, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rodney Davis

Roll Call

Tiffany McGuffee, Jordan Haverly Tie the Knot

Two Republican press secretaries have tied the knot: Tiffany McGuffee and Jordan Haverly were married on Saturday, Aug. 2nd at the Capitol Hill Club.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Roe, Illinois

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Daily Kos

Spotlight on green news & views: Methane burps, fossil fools in Illinois, treated toilet water

Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois Government, Global Warming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Environment, Science

Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Washington Post

In the Loop: Panning for gold on the West Coast

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., will be in L.A. starting Friday playing host at the luxury Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ed Whitfield, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, us Travel, Travel, California, The Washington Post Company

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Northwest Herald

Bill banning cruel horse practice stalls

Diana Anshakov of Newark near DeKalb County, with Starfire, stopped showing her Tennessee Walking horses because she did not want to be associated with the practice of soring – purposely injuring a horse's front feet to make it step higher in the show ring.

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Related Topix: Dekalb County, IL, Geneva, IL, Representative Adam Kinzinger, US Politics, Representative Randy Hultgren, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois

Belleville News Democrat

Shimkus seeks investigation of federal disaster funds

Republican U.S. Rep. John Shimkus of Collinsville is seeking an investigation into millions in federal funds that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's administration used for an anti-violence program.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Mark Kirk, Collinsville, IL, US Governors, Pat Quinn, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Ike

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Washington Post

Rep. Tony Schnell: The fake congressman who rallied Congress into action

In 1999, Rep. Tony Schnell sponsored a bill that made everyone in America angry.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Dingell, Republican, World News

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