A group of conservative Republicans in the U.S. House has come out against a debt limit plan proposed by the party's leader, Speaker John Boehner. They include an outspoken freshman from Illinois, Rep. Joe Walsh.
Updated at 3:29 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011 Illinois Republicans filed suit Wednesday in federal court to block a new legislative map drawn by the state's Democrats. The lawsuit claims the map disenfranchises minority groups - and Republicans.The lawsuit was no surprise.
About twenty Illinois residents have made the list of big campaign fundraisers for President Obama's re-election effort.The Obama campaign late last week released a list of about 250 people they're calling "volunteer fundraisers."
Updated at 2:30 p.m. We know you’ve heard about all the Republicans salivating at the chance to take on President Obama next year. Will Sarah Palin run or won’t she? Will Rick Perry pull a George W. Bush?