Archive for July 2011

Ill. Congressman Walsh Picks Up Re-Election Endorsement of Club for Growth

-By Warner Todd Huston The Club For Growth, one of the most influential conservative groups in the country, strongly endorsed GOP Congressman Joe Walsh (currently of the Illinois 8th District) for re-election. This is an interesting development as redistricting in Illinois has truly caused some major heartburn for Republicans in the next congressional elections in... Read more »

VIDEO: Roskam Discusses Debt Ceiling on Fox News

from the office of GOP Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R, Ill.)… WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Roskam, Chief Deputy Whip, appeared this morning on Fox News Happening Now to discuss the latest on the debt ceiling. On the Sense of the Conference: “I think most members now, most Republican members, are looking at this plan,... Read more »

FDA Report: Abortion Drug Kills and Injures Women

From Lake County Right to Life… (Grayslake, IL – July 21, 2011)—On April 30, The Food and Drug Administration quietly released a new report about deaths and injuries from the abortion drug RU 486. The Obama administration has done nothing to make the information available to women. RU 486 (mifepristone) was approved during the Clinton... Read more »

Kinzinger Applauds Passage of North-American Made Energy Security Act

From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Ill.)… Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke out on the floor of the House in support of H.R. 1938, the North-American Made Energy Security Act. “What does the pipeline mean for the United States and... Read more »

BATF Official: The White House Knew About Fast and Furious Gunrunning Operation

-By Warner Todd Huston In testimony before the a House committee, Bill Newell, ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office, testified that he told a key White House Security staffer about the aspects of Operation Fast and Furious that he was aware of and warned the White House that it was about to... Read more »

New York Times Blames American Conservatives for Norway Massacre

-By Warner Todd Huston The New York Times is never one to let a good tragedy go to waste when it can turn that sad incident into a bludgeon with which to bash American conservatives, even if the incident doesn’t have a thing to do with conservatives, D.C. politics, or even the U.S.A., for that... Read more »

DuPage Republican Party: Secretive, Insular, Corrupt

-By Warner Todd Huston The nonsense going on in the DuPage County GOP is a perfect example of all that is wrong with the Illinois GOP. It all rather shows why the GOP is useless in the state of Illinois. The DuPage party organization took what could have been a great public relations opportunity and... Read more »

Roskam Statement on Debt Limit Negotiations

from the office of GOP Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R, Ill.)… WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam, Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement on the debt limit negotiations: “The White House’s insistence on higher taxes on small businesses continues to be the logjam preventing a breakthrough. What Americans understand and the White House still... Read more »

Ill. Policy Institute: A Major Victory‏

From the Illinois Policy Institute… Finally in Illinois, we have the power to say “Yes” to charter schools. Yesterday Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Charter School Quality Act, a major victory for the school reform movement. Under this legislation, a new state commission will authorize and regulate charter schools – allowing new schools to open... Read more »

Congressman Adam Kinzinger on NBC’s Meet the Press

From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Ill.)… As the looming debt ceiling debate continues, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11) this morning appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press as part of a roundtable discussion about whether Washington, D.C. is broken. On whether the current status quo is how Washington should operate… “No, it’s not how... Read more »