Joe Walsh (politician)

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Only One Trump Challenger From GOP Is Left

Joe Walsh drops out, leaving just Bill Weld in the GOP primary race

(Newser) - Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ended his Republican primary challenge to President Trump on Friday, abandoning an effort that faced long odds and financial struggles from the start, per the AP . “I’m suspending my campaign, but our fight against the Cult of Trump is just getting started,"... More »

Trump Cruises to Victory in Iowa

He won caucus with around 97% of the vote

(Newser) - President Trump held a rally in Des Moines last week, though the outcome of Monday's Republican caucus in Iowa was never in doubt. In contrast to the Democratic caucus, where results were delayed by "inconsistencies," it took just seconds for Trump to become the projected winner, the... More »

A Trump Challenger on the Right Calls It Quits

Mark Sanford ends his short Republican challenge

(Newser) - Mark Sanford's 2020 campaign did not get off to an auspicious start . And now, just 60 days after it began, the campaign by the former governor of South Carolina is over, reports the Post and Courier . Sanford called it quits Tuesday during a press conference in New Hampshire, where... More »

A 3rd GOPer Is Running for Prez

Former Rep. Joe Walsh, who has a history of saying inflammatory things, announced bid

(Newser) - The former Illinois congressman who once said before the 2016 election "I'm grabbing my musket" if Donald Trump lost, has apparently had a change of heart: Joe Walsh announced his candidacy for the 2020 Republican nomination Sunday on ABC's This Week , saying "I'm going to... More »

Trump May Face Challenger on the Right

Former Tea Party congressman Joe Walsh is expected to launch primary bid

(Newser) - Last week, former congressman Joe Walsh wrote an op-ed in the New York Times saying President Trump should face a conservative challenger in the primary. Now, it appears, Walsh has found just the guy: himself. Both the Times and Politico report that Walsh, who calls Trump "absolutely unfit" for... More »

Taylor Swift's Guy Loses Race, GOP Would Like a Word

Laura Ingraham et al pile on after Marsha Blackburn wins Tenn. Senate race

(Newser) - Taylor Swift came off the political bench last month to get behind the Democrat running for Senate in her home state of Tennessee, and with Phil Bredesen's loss Tuesday night to Marsha Blackburn there's no shortage of conservatives trolling Swift—and you'd be safe to cue a... More »

The List of Baron Cohen's Victims Keeps Growing

And he responds in character to Sarah Palin ahead of show's premiere on Sunday

(Newser) - Every day, it seems, a new victim comes forward to admit being duped by Sacha Baron Cohen in a stunt for a new Showtime series called Who Is America?. Baron Cohen tricked, or tried to trick, famous people from across the political spectrum into outrageous interviews, and the results will... More »

Joe Walsh: 'If Trump Loses, I'm Grabbing My Musket'

Ex-congressman mocked, slammed for call to arms

(Newser) - A former GOP congressman claims he will be taking up arms—antiquated ones—if Hillary Clinton wins the election. "On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump," Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday. "On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket. You in?" Walsh, who represented... More »

Ex-Lawmaker After Dallas Shootings: 'Watch Out Obama'

Joe Walsh insists he wasn't trying to incite violence

(Newser) - Joe Walsh, a Republican congressman who represented an Illinois district from 2011 to 2013, is stirring things up with his reaction to this week's violence. Late Thursday, reacting to the shootings of police officers in Dallas and President Obama's angry response to the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling... More »

'Misled' Joe Walsh Pulls Out of Playing GOP Convention

He doesn't take it easy with his reasoning, either

(Newser) - Someone's already contesting the Republican National Convention—or at least his role in it. Eagles guitarist and keyboardist Joe Walsh is backing out of playing a July 18 concert in Cleveland to kick off the convention, saying now that he was misled about why he was asked to play,... More »

Congressman: 'Life of the Mother' Never an Issue

Joe Walsh: No reason for abortion, ever

(Newser) - Looks like Joe Walsh won't be getting off Jon Stewart's list of the craziest guys in Congress any time soon: Last night in a debate with his opponent, Democrat Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois rep and Tea Party favorite explained that he is "pro-life without exception." He... More »

Stewart's Guide to the Craziest Congressmen

Featuring Todd Akin, evolution-basher Paul Broun, and more

(Newser) - On last night's Daily Show , Jon Stewart took a break from the presidential race to focus on some of Congress' top nutjobs. Leading the pack of "magnificent bastards": Todd Akin of "legitimate rape" fame, who suggests that the female body has "magical powers." In fact,... More »

Joe Walsh Blasts Crippled Iraq Vet for Touting Service

Tammy Duckworth lost both legs in the war

(Newser) - Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh is taking heat today for accusing opponent Tammy Duckworth—who lost both her legs in Iraq—of talking about her military service too much. In a video that started circulating online yesterday, the GOP rep said John McCain had been admirably reluctant to discuss his military... More »

Tea Party Fiscal Hawk's Finances Stink

Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh may not practice what he preaches

(Newser) - Rep. Joe Walsh is known for a few things: Being a Tea Partier , calling President Obama an "idiot," and talking—a lot—about how badly Democrats and Republicans are handling the economy (earlier this month he claimed GOP leaders are "afraid to fight for this country").... More »

Tea Party Congressman to Skip Obama's Jobs Speech

Joe Walsh of Illinois says he would just be a political 'prop'

(Newser) - Hoping today's dismal employment report will ignite a bipartisan fight to create jobs? Yeah, good luck with that. Tea Party congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois says he is skipping President Obama's joint session of Congress because it will be a waste of time, reports the Chicago Tribune . "... More »

Tea Partier Joe Walsh Wins in Illinois

Democrat concedes 8th District

(Newser) - Republicans' historic House win just got bigger. Democrat Melissa Bean has conceded Illinois' 8th district to Tea Party-backed Republican Joe Walsh, the Huffington Post reports. Bean, an incumbent who had been widely expected to win, called to congratulate Walsh after the counting of absentee ballots today left her nearly 300... More »

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