John Shimkus

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Lindsay Lohan and Aide to Illinois Congressman Tussle in NYC Hotel; Charges Dropped

    A D.C.-based aid to Illinois representative John Shimkus has been released by police with dropped charges after actress/mess Lindsay Lohan accused him of assaulting her in a swank New York hotel over the weekend, according to about a thousand media reports. Lohan had been tripping the night fantasti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    St. Louis Woman's Deportation From Israel Raises Diplomacy Questions

    A St. Louis area woman is making waves internationally following her deportation from Israel two weeks ago.Sandra Tamari, a Glen Carbon mother of two, had just touched down May 21 in the Tel Aviv airport when she says she was detained by Israeli security. A Quaker Christian of Palestinian descent, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    William Lacy Clay Shares "Most Liberal" Ranking

    The public policy magazine National Journal released its annual rankings reflecting the most liberal- and conservative-voting politicians last Friday, and two Missouri lawmakers earned slots that make for interesting discussion. Rep. William Lacy Clay, who represents parts of St. Louis and north S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    John Shimkus: Ass Clown of the Week

    In clowns we trust -- God help us.​Congressman John Shimkus has won his second election of the month. On November 2 voters in southwestern Illinois elected the Republican from Collinsville to his seventh term in Congress.  And, over the weekend, Daily RFT voted Shimkus their Ass Clown of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Ass Clown of the Week: Politicians and Those Unable to Deal with Teenage Relationships

    ​It's that time of the week. Time to vote for the local newsmaker of the week whose words or actions brought them the most shame/humiliation. In other words, who's the Ass Clown of the Week? And the nominees... 1. John Shimkus: The Republican from Collinsville, Illinois, said this week that he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Congressman Shimkus Says His Quote on Global Warming and God Taken Out of Context

    Rep. John Shimkus: Dinosaurs loved carbon, too. ​The man who wants to be chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee overseeing the nation's environmental regulation says a comment he made in a hearing last year was taken out of context. The Republican from Collinsville, Illinois, was speakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    How They Voted on Health Care: Missouri and St. Louis Area Representatives

    Todd Akin: Health care reform = fightin' words.​Updated 10:00 a.m. The health care reform bill passed the House of Representatives last night with a 219 to 212 vote. No Republicans supported the measure. Thirty four Democrats also voted no, including Missouri rep Ike Skelton.The bill now heads to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    How St. Louis Area Congressmen Voted on Last Week's Hate Crime Bill

    Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming college student murdered in 1998 and an inspiration for the revised hate-crimes law.​You've probably heard by now how the House of Representatives passed a measure last week that broadens the definition of a "hate crime" to include incidents committed because of the ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2006

    Rounds Abounds

    You'd think we'd learned our lesson from the Big Beautiful Brouhaha of 2005.

  • News

    February 9, 2000

    Voodoo Engineering

    New plans for a levee in St. Charles County raise concerns about flooding in Illinois and the completion of Missouri's popular Katy Trail