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  • Dem Sen Durbin: Franken Leaving Should ĎEstablish a National Standardí For Roy Moore

    12/10/2017 3:15:21 PM PST · by Cheerio · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBSís ďFace the Nation,Ē Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) leaving the U.S. Senate should ďestablish a national standardĒ on how the Senate deals with Alabama GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore if he wins. Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: Joining us now is Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin. He is in Springfield, Illinois. Welcome, senator. I want to pick up on something that Senator Collins said about the choice that senators may face if Roy Moore is elected in Alabama. And the question is: What business does the Senate have in overturning the will of...
  • Top Mueller investigator's Democratic ties raise new bias questions

    12/07/2017 5:25:08 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 31 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 7, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Yet another member of Special Counsel Robert Muellerís Russia investigative team is facing questions over potential bias after it emerged that she used to represent ex-Obama aide Ben Rhodes and the Clinton Foundation.Jeannie Rhee is a former partner at WilmerHaleóthe high-profile law firm where Mueller worked prior to taking on the special counsel role. She is one of at least three attorneys who followed Mueller from WilmerHale.At the firm, Rhee focused on representing people in government investigations, including white-collar criminal probes and criminal and civil fraud matters.But this week, details of Rheeís client relationships emerged, revealing that she represented Obama...
  • Durbin Statement On Cornyn-Grassley Immigration Proposal

    12/05/2017 3:25:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 12/5/2017 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTONóU.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement on legislation announced by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA):†ďNeither Senator Cornyn nor Senator Grassley has ever voted for the Dream Act. This proposal, as I have told them personally, cannot be considered a good faith effort to provide protection for the Dreamers, including those who were enrolled in DACA.The laundry list of unrelated immigration bills which they have offered is designed to delay and stop any serious bipartisan effort to solve this crisis created by the Trump Administration on September 5th.†I will continue my efforts...
  • Busted: Dick Durbin Exposed As Hypocrite For Railing Against Handwritten Changes to Legislation

    12/04/2017 12:24:10 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Guy Benson
    There are a few topics that usually elicit startling hypocrisy from both major political parties, depending on whether or not they hold power. One is judges and filibusters (although the GOP's application of the Reid Rule seems to have ended that debate), another is deficit spending (after applauding President Obama for nearly doubling the national debt over eight years, Democrats have rediscovered this problem, wielding it to oppose a plan to let Americans keep more of their own money), and yet another is good governance 'process.' The party in control tends to prize victory over pristine process, whereas the 'out'...
  • Jared Kushner Helped Top Democratic Senator Lobby WH For DACA Amnesty

    09/08/2017 9:12:01 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 27 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8 Sep | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trumpís son-in-law set up a secret back channel to help a top Democratic Senator lobby White House officials in favor of the ďDACAĒ amnesty for 800,000 young illegals. Sen. Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democratic Senator, spilled the beans in an interview with Reuters, where he described how he worked with Jared Kushner and liberal Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to promote the DACA amnesty in April and July. According to Reutersís account, which describes the illegals as ďDreamersĒ: ďWe initially had a conversation (with Kushner), at [Iowa Republican] Senator (Chuck) Grassleyís invitation, on criminal justice and I asked Mr....
  • Jared Kushner Helped Top Democratic Senator Lobby WH For DACA Amnesty

    09/08/2017 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Sep 2017 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trumpís son-in-law set up a secret back channel to help a top Democratic Senator lobby White House officials in favor of the ďDACAĒ amnesty for 800,000 young illegals. Sen. Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democratic Senator, spilled the beans in an interview with Reuters, where he described how he worked with Jared Kushner and liberal Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to promote the DACA amnesty in April and July. According to Reutersís account, which describes the illegals as ďDreamersĒ:
  • Sens. Feinstein and Durbin Are Fooling No One

    09/08/2017 5:16:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    It's rich that rule of law-scoffing Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin grilled one of President Trump's judicial nominees, law professor Amy Coney Barrett, for placing her religious beliefs above the law. During Barrett's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Durbin asked her, "Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?" Apparently, Durbin thought he had Barrett dead to rights because of assertions she made in a law review article she co-wrote with her law professor in 1998 as a third-year student at Notre Dame Law School. In the article, "Catholic Judges in Capital Cases," the authors discussed...
  • Catholic Senator Dick Durbin: Democrats cannot dissent from party, must support abortion

    04/24/2017 4:19:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 23, 2017 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    The 28 percent of Democrats who oppose abortion have no place in the Democratic party, according to two of the partyís leading figures. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin echoed party chair Tom Perez Sunday in saying that there is no room in the party for dissent on the abortion issue. ďI am committed to womenís rights under the law, reproductive rights certainly, and our party is [committed],Ē Durbin said in an appearance on CNN. ďWeíve made that part of our platform and position for a long, long time. I know within the ranks of the Democratic Party there are those who...
  • Dems Can't Decide If There's Room for Pro-lifers in the Party

    04/24/2017 8:52:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    The biggest fuss was made last week over the Democratic National Committee's campaign stop for Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello. Progressive and pro-abortion†groups†fumed that Sen. Bernie Sanders dared to step onstage with Mello - all because he once voted for pro-life legislation. The DNC is now insisting that the event was all Sanders's idea.The whole situation really sheds a light on how radical the†Democratic Party has become. DNC Chair Tom Perez, eager to†distance himself from Mello, said abortion rights are non-negotiable.ďEvery Democrat, like every American, should support a womanís right to make her own choices about her body and her...
  • Giddy CNN Swoons Democrats Are Giving ĎTestierí Gorsuch ĎA Run for His Money

    03/21/2017 3:08:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 21, 2017 | Curtis Houk
    During the second break in day two of Neil Gorsuch‚Äôs confirmation hearing Tuesday afternoon, CNN detected some wind in their sails as they swooned and congratulated their Democratic allies for supposedly giving the ‚Äútesty‚ÄĚ Gorsuch ‚Äúa little bit more of a run for his money.‚ÄĚ CNN found nothing to object to in the first break around lunchtime, so it was inevitable that they would concoct some sort of liberal spin to give Senate Democrats a boost.http://www.mrctv.org/videos/giddy-cnn-swoons-democrats-are-giving-testier-gorsuch-run-his-money CNN Supreme Court analyst Joan Biskupic could barely contain her enthusiasm, gleefully hyping that Gorsuch was ‚Äúgetting a little testier‚ÄĚ and praised ‚ÄúSenators Durbin,...
  • O'Hare western access fight flares up as Tollway sues

    11/24/2016 12:54:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | November 23, 2016 | Greg Hinz
    A dispute that threatens decade-old plans to build a western access road to O'Hare International Airport is headed to a federal agency, as the Illinois Toll Highway Authority sues the Canadian Pacific Railway. In a petition filed today, the tollway asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to allow it to force CP to sell or grant easements to the tollway for portions of railroad property immediately to the north of the railway's huge Bensenville Yards. The tollway indicated it also may eventually need access to the yard itself. The Surface Transportation Board is the federal agency that regulates railroads, and...
  • Hil's lawyers try to quash old report (Clintons ordered IRS audits of critics)

    10/03/2005 3:48:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies · 3,096+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/3/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - The independent counsel investigation that led to the conviction of a former Clinton administration housing chief could come back to haunt Sen. Hillary Clinton. The Daily News has learned that lawyers are fighting to suppress a potentially embarrassing final report from the probe that found Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros lied to the FBI about paying $250,000 in hush money to his ex-mistress. Cisneros paid a $10,000 fine after he was found guilty in 1999 and was later pardoned by Bill Clinton. And though neither Hillary Clinton nor her husband was targeted by independent counsel David Barrett, his 420-page...
  • Dick Durbin Says No Self-Respecting Sportsman Uses an 'AR-47' to Hunt Deer in Illinois

    06/18/2016 12:59:53 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 190 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | 6/15/2016 | BY ERIC REED
    If you havenít been keeping up with the gun control debate following the Orlando terrorist attack, many democratic senators are conducting a filibuster of sorts to demand banning certain types of weapons. Illinois senator, Dick Durbin, apparently couldnít resist speaking on the topic either. Ironically, every word that left Dick Durbinís mouth made him look like a complete jackass. He claimed that no self-respecting sportsman in his home state of Illinois would ever use an ĎAR-47í to hunt deer. Senator Durbin is actually correct for two major reasons. First of all, thereís no such thing as an ĎAR-47.í Thereís an...
  • Under Dem pressure, Sanders giving mixed messages on post-primary plans

    06/07/2016 12:49:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 7, 2016 | Fox News
    Bernie Sanders is blasting out mixed messages about his presidential campaign plans once the dust settles from Tuesdayís last major batch of primaries Ė on one hand vowing to fight to the convention, and on the other saying heíll ďassessĒ his options Wednesday, as he returns home to Burlington. The speculation is swirling as Sanders faces mounting pressure from senior Democrats to step aside and let likely nominee Hillary Clinton charge ahead in the general election battle against Donald Trump. President Obama reportedly is expected to get behind Clinton in a matter of days. But Sandersí plans are the big...
  • Durbin: Trump's positions create a challenge for GOP candidates

    05/12/2016 3:45:58 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    As Donald Trump held closed-door meetings Thursday with top Republican leaders, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois cautioned that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's "radical" and "extreme" positions will pose a challenge for Republican candidates in Illinois, including U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk. Kirk, who is up for re-election, has said he will support his party's presidential nominee ó even if it is Trump ó but will not attend the GOP's national convention in Cleveland in July. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who is not on the ballot in November, said he will not attend the party's presidential nominating convention ó nor...
  • Sen. Durbin: Police ĎHolding Backí Afraid To Lose Job Over ĎMistakeí

    04/26/2016 8:45:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 26, 2016 | 2:59 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who wrote a letter asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Chicago Police policies in December, recently said the windy cityís law enforcement is ďholding back.Ē In coverage of the 44 people killed or injured in last weekendís shootings in Chicago, WGN-TV reports:U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin feels the spike in shootings could be related in part to low officer morale, as the Department of Justice investigates the police department. ďI think theyíre holding back now in fear of video cameras, DNA, and losing a job over a mistake they might make,Ē Durbin said.Ö
  • Sarah Palin In Wisconsin To Stump With Trump As The Donald Makes Final Push

    04/01/2016 12:07:25 PM PDT · by detective · 156 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Apr 2016 | by Alex Swoyer
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who¬ís endorsed Donald Trump, is in Wisconsin campaigning for the GOP frontrunner. Palin posted on Facebook, ¬ďJust touched down in the great state of Wisconsin to ‚Ä™#‚ÄéStump4Trump‚Ĩ! Wisconsin¬ís middle class has been hurt by DC politicians¬í out-of-touch policies worse than any other state ¬Ė 100,000 jobs lost to Mexico and China thanks to trade deficits with countries that cheat on our ¬Ďagreements.'¬Ē Donald J. Trump has fought for American workers and against trade deficits for decades in the private sector, unlike his competitors who actually support Obama¬ís reckless TPP and TPA deals that are entirely...
  • Sen. Durbin: ‚ÄėI Paid $1.51 A Gallon‚Äô ‚Äď ‚ÄėWe‚Äôre Missing An Opportunity‚Äô To Hike Gas Tax

    02/11/2016 10:32:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 9, 2016 | 11:27 AM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says, current gas prices have gone down and the government is "missing an opportunity" to increase the gas tax. At a press conference in Chicago on Friday Durbin said, "Two weeks ago I paid $1.51 a gallon for gasoline in downstate Illinois. Clearly, the price of gasoline has gone down dramatically, as has the price of a barrel of oil -- which I think is below $30." "I think we're missing an opportunity here -- a 5-cent increase in the federal gas tax can really fund an infrastructure program that can help create new jobs in...
  • Reformer Sen. Cruz and Brutal Mr. Hyde

    01/31/2016 8:01:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had the voice of a liberal and a libertarian when he wrote a piece for the Brennan Center for Justice in April that ripped the federal criminal justice system on three fronts -- "overcriminalization, harsh mandatory minimum sentences, and the demise of jury trials." "Draconian mandatory minimum sentences," he wrote, can produce sentences that far outweigh the crime, especially for "nonviolent drug offenders." The Ted Cruz who wrote that piece -- and co-sponsored the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015 with Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. -- may not be familiar to those following...
  • Harry Reid Says Heís On Team Ryan

    10/20/2015 1:44:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/20/2015 | By Niels Lesniewski
    House Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan just got an unwelcomed endorsement for speaker. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters Tuesday that he hopes the Wisconsin Republican is selected by his colleagues to succeed retiring Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio. ďHe appears to me to be one of the people over there that would be reasonable. I mean, look at some of the other people. Iím a Paul Ryan fan,Ē Reid said. ďI donít agree with him on much of what he does. I think what heís done with Medicare and Medicaid, what heís wanted to do...