Controversy over former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh's incendiary tweets posted last Thursday after the deadly sniper attack on Dallas police officers has spilled over into the state's 66th House District race.
The Democrat in the race, Nancy Zettler, is calling on her Republican opponent, Allen Skillicorn, to disavow Walsh's "hate-filled statements."
Walsh has faced backlash for a now-deleted tweet that threatened "war" on President Barack Obama and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Over 800 Wheaton College alumni have signed a letter stating they will consider withholding donations from their alma mater if the administration does not end its termination proceedings against political science professor Larycia Hawkins.
Wheaton College started the firing process this week for a political science professor who was put on administrative leave last month after stating in a Facebook post that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
U.S. House Democrats are set to hold a day of action Tuesday at the nation's Capitol to promote proposed policies important to working families.
Policy advocates hope the "Working Families Day of Action" will result in more bipartisan support for the legislative proposals, which center around paid sick days, paid family leave, work schedule flexibility, access to affordable child care and equal pay for equal work, among other issues.
As part of the effort, Democratic lawmakers are looking to secure more co-sponsors for the proposed legislation and advocate for a resolution in support of bringing the bills up for a vote.
Demonstrators gathered outside of several downtown financial institutions this week to launch a social media campaign highlighting the fact that while the financial crisis might be over, many are still at risk of eviction from their homes.
The demonstration began outside of the Citibank on 11 South LaSalle St. Tuesday, where demonstrators chanted, "We got sold out, banks got bailed out."
The ralliers continued on to four other financial institutions in the area: Chase Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Fannie Mae.
This demonstration marks the launch of the Fannie/Freddy 99 Coalition's national social media campaign, called "We Are the Faces of Eviction."
The company said that its results and financial condition could be affected by “the long-term trend toward higher wages and social expenses in both mature and developing markets, which may intensify with increasing public focus on matters of income inequality.”
President Barack Obama's well-oiled and successful grassroots-style campaign machine for election, and then re-election, will not fall fade into the ether now that he is set to be inaugurated on Sunday.
Instead, the heavily tech and social media dependent campaign will be turned into a grassroots non-profit called Organizing for Action with the aim of moving forward the issues and policies that united his supporters in the first place.
"We have the power to do even more to change our politics and our country for the better," President Obama wrote to supporters in an email announcing the new organization. "With Organizing for Action, you'll have every resource you need to do it.
But it starts with you. This new organization is in your hands."