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8th Congressional District in Illinois
Walsh Wins by 290 Votes in Ill 8th
By Warner Todd Huston Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The ballots are finally all counted for the race for the 8th Congressional District in Illinois. Congratulations goes to Republican Joe Walsh who beat incumbent Democrat Melissa Bean by a scant 290 votes.

The vote tally has yet to be 100 percent certified, but it looks like Walsh is the winner.

This is quite a pickup for the GOP, too. Not only did party wonks assume that Walsh never had a chance to win this race and therefore didn’t give Walsh much help, the other side was so sure that Bean was a shoo in to be returned to Congress that they didn’t spend much money on her race either.

This one is a shock to just about everyone. One suspects even Walsh is surprised.

~NOTE: Bean conceded last night ~JP

So, congrats to Congressman elect Joe Walsh, 8th District.

Walsh Wins by 290 Votes

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12 in 2012: Palin Ready to Fill Void

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DWTS Relive the Dances

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There should be more than two Republican African-Americans in Congress

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~If Sarah can get the votes that Bristol is getting, she WILL be our next President! Come on Tea Party! YOU can do it! ~JP

From the moment John McCain made Sarah Palin his surprise choice for his running mate in the 2008 presidential election, it was clear the Alaska governor was a new Republican star.

Palin drew huge, enthusiastic crowds, but also became the target of ridicule on television shows like Saturday Night Live. She had to bat down rumors about her family, listen to sniping about her wardrobe and who paid for it and face downright loathing from candidates and pundits alike.

Two years — and many interviews later — her star power, and the constant attacks from the left, endure. And that combination makes her decision whether to run for president in 2012 one of the most important milestones in a race that is just beginning.

“I still don’t know,” Palin told Fox News’ Bret Baier about a possible bid. “You know, if there are others out there who are principled and hardworking and willing to make the sacrifices that you need to make as an individual, as a family, as a candidate, as an elected official, I’ll keep doing what I’m doing and I’ll be their biggest supporter.

“But if, Bret, there’s nobody else that, I think, is willing to make the tough decisions and isn’t so caught up in, in the political machine that they believe that they have to compromise, then I’d be willing to make the sacrifices, and, um, run for office,” she said.

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President Obama told Hispanic lawmakers in a closed-door meeting Tuesday that he wants the lame-duck Congress to pass immigration reforms before the end of the year.

Obama tells Hispanic Caucus immigration reform still possible


President aims to get lame-duck Congress to pass legislation giving children of illegal immigrants path to citizenship by working toward a college degree or military service.

President Obama met privately in the Oval Office Tuesday with leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss immigration reform, and aides say his hope that Congress will approve the DREAM Act during the lame duck session.

The legislation would give children of illegal immigrants an opportunity to earn their citizenship by working toward a college degree or military service.

Critics say it is the first step on the path toward amnesty, although the issue does have some bipartisan support.

~Hey we took names & showed the GOP that! WHOEVER in our party that supports this bill will go down ASAP! You can bet your bippy on that! ~JP

President Obama, Hispanic Caucus Members Talk Dream Act by Mike Emanuel FOX News

From Numbers USA:

We Forced a Delay on Amnesty Bill Until After Thanksgiving; Now Let’s Defeat It!

FAX, Phone!

On Saturday, House Democratic leaders announced that they aren’t going to deal with the amnesty this week. They will be out of town for Thanksgiving the week after that. So, we are now fighting to prohibit the vote the first week of December when Congress returns.
Every day (and especially week) that we delay the vote, the less likely the amnesty will get a hearing. There are at most three weeks left in which it can be raised after Thanksgiving. It still is a real danger. But Congress also has some major business it absolutely has to handle before Christmas.


From FAIR:

DREAM Act Looms Over Lame-Duck

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Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, an icon to many members of the Tea Party movement, has decided not to join the House Tea Party Caucus.

Jeff Deist, chief of staff for Paul, confirmed the congressman’s decision in a statement to The Daily Caller.

“Congressman Paul decided not to join the Tea Party Caucus,” Deist wrote in an e-mail. “He strongly believes the Tea Party movement should remain a grassroots phenomenon, rather than being co-opted by Washington or any political party.”

The House Tea Party Caucus was organized by Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann ahead of the midterm elections. According to Bachmann’s website, there are 52 Republican representatives who are officially members.

Paul’s decision not to join the caucus has put him at odds with his son, Kentucky Senator-elect Rand Paul, who is working to organize a Tea Party caucus within the Senate.

In a recent interview with TheDC, Rand Paul said that he was also considering the formation of a bicameral caucus of Tea Party-supported members of Congress.

Although Ron Paul fears a co-opting of the movement, Rand Paul told TheDC that he hopes to channel Tea Party energy by creating a link between Congress and the Tea Party activists who were instrumental in electing many new conservatives to Congress this election cycle: “I’d also like it to involve the grassroots, in some way, the Tea Party groups so we get some kind of input from folks all around the country, some kind of electronic town hall or something like that.”

By Steven Nelson- The Daily Caller