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  • What's up with Dick Durbin's and Pete Sessions's secret junket to Venezuela?

    04/06/2018 11:52:32 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Claiming he was just trying to free Josh Holt, a devout young Mormon from Utah held hostage by Venezuela's Maduro regime on phony charges, left-wing Illinois Democratic senator Dick Durbin isn't exactly credible about his real mission in his secret visit to Caracas this past week. Rep. Pete Sessions, a Dallas-based Republican, isn't exactly believable, either, given that he called his secret trip with Durbin "a peace mission" to Caracas last week.
  • Durbin Statement On Supreme Court Decision On White House DACA Case

    02/26/2018 5:49:58 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 2.26.18 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request by the Trump Administration for expedited consideration of its challenge to an injunction blocking the Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: President Trump created this crisis six months ago, and his administration continues to use every available legal option to prevent Dreamers from keeping their DACA protection. The need for the Dream Act is no less urgent following the Supreme Court’s decision, which does not change the reality that tens of thousands of Dreamers are losing their...
  • Catholic Bishop Denies Communion to Pro-Abortion Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin: “Until He Repents of...

    02/26/2018 12:39:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Catholic Bishop Denies Communion to Pro-Abortion Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin: “Until He Repents of His Sin” Pro-life Catholics who wish Catholic Church leaders would step up and deny communion to leading politicians who support abortion are getting good news today. One Catholic bishop is denying communion to pro-abortion Democrat Dick Durbin, a top Democrat in the Senate who has long supported and promoted abortion. Durbin joined other Democrats to block a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois says Durbin is “cooperating in evil” and persisting in “manifest grave sin” because of...
  • Bishop Denies Sen. Dick Durbin Communion Over His Pro-Abortion Voting Record

    02/24/2018 7:28:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/24/2018 | John Ellis
    One of the great hypocrisies of our time is the number of pro-abortion senators and congressmen who also claim to be Roman Catholic. Being pro-abortion and Roman Catholic is like being pro-LGBTQ rights and Muslim. Both sets are a contradiction of terms. Thankfully, the bishop of Senator Dick Durbin's (D-Ill.) diocese recognizes this contradiction of terms and is denying the senator communion until he repents of his grave sin. Senator Durbin's office has yet to comment on the matter, but his views on abortion are well known. Last year, Durbin insisted in a CNN interview that Democrats who are personally...
  • McCain, Coons to introduce new immigration bill that omits wall funding: report

    02/04/2018 7:25:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/4/18 | Julia Manchester
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) will introduce immigration legislation on Monday in an effort to reach a budget deal before the federal government's current funding runs out on Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported. The bipartisan piece of legislation provides recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, commonly known as "Dreamers," an opportunity for citizenship while ordering a study to figure out what border security measures are needed, according to the Journal. DACA aimed to protect from deportation certain immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children. Senate aides told the Journal...
  • Democrats Reject Trump’s Amnesty Framework, Seek Alliance With GOP’s Business Wing

    02/04/2018 5:17:08 PM PST · by Rockitz · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Feb 2018 | Neil Munro
    Democratic Senators are rejecting President Donald Trump’s four-part amnesty-and-immigration reform, and are instead working with business-first GOP Senators to pass an amnesty with only token reforms. “There is not likely to be a DACA deal, though we’re working every single day, on telephone calls and person to person, to try to reach this bipartisan agreement,” Sen. Dick Durbin told Jake Tapper on the February 4 edition of CNN’s State of the Union. Durbin said the Democrats would not stage another shutdown, but declared: I think we’re making real progress. I want to salute the moderates in both the Republicans and...
  • FBI TAUGHT AGENTS THEY COULD ‘BEND OR SUSPEND THE LAW’ (WIRED.COM) [Durbin Knew in 2012!]

    02/01/2018 12:57:56 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    According to a letter written by Senator Richard Durbin (IL), the FBI’s internal review of its counterterrorism training materials uncovered a PowerPoint presentation that taught FBI agents that “Under certain circumstances, the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law to impinge on the freedom of others.”
  • Durbin Declares ‘Gang of Six’ Amnesty Is Dead

    01/24/2018 12:35:30 PM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Sen. Richard Durbin has announced the death of his “Gang of Six” amnesty-giveaway bill and tepidly promised to develop a replacement bill sought by the party’s pro-amnesty base. But Durbin also listed a series of basic immigration problems he and his allies deliberately ignored during their media-aided effort to rush an amnesty rough Congress. That sudden recognition of well-known problems suggests that the Democrats leaders are trying to avoid another self-defeating debate on amnesty that would further damage many of their 2018 candidates. Durbin said Wednesday morning: We came up with an agreement. We presented it to the president through...
  • White House: Graham-Durbin immigration bill 'dead on arrival'

    01/23/2018 1:14:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2018 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Tuesday hardened its position against a bipartisan proposal in the Senate that would shield young immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave her strongest indication yet that President Trump would not sign the measure, written by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), if it reaches his desk. “It’s totally unacceptable to the president and should be declared dead on arrival,” she told reporters. President Trump previously dismissed the proposal in profane fashion when it was first presented to him in the Oval Office, remarks that helped lead to...
  • Jeff Flake: Shutdown Deal Gives Dreamers ‘Better Chance’ of Getting Pathway to Citizenship

    01/23/2018 7:11:56 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 3018 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) believes the recent three-day government shutdown and the deal to end it on Monday gave Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other illegal immigrant Dreamers “a better chance” of getting a pathway to citizenship. Flake has been working with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) on a bill that would give a “12-year pathway to citizenship for about 2 million” illegal immigrant Dreamers and “legal status for their parents.” On Monday, Senate Democrats agreed to a three-week spending bill in exchange for a DACA vote before February 8. “I do think that...
  • Dick Durbin Claims Amnesty Is ‘Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’

    01/22/2018 6:30:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 22, 2018 | by Neil Munro
    Democratic Senators believe amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants is the “civil rights issue of our time,” declared Sen. Dick Durbin, just before he voted January 22 to end the 2018 budget filibuster. Durbin’s promotion of illegal immigrants above African-Americans and other Americans spotlights the party’s decision that Americans’ deficits in wealth, job opportunities, and education are subordinate to the party’s strategy of allying with business to import foreign voters via the nation’s mass-immigration laws. Durbin spoke just before the vote began, saying: So many of you cast a vote that was very hard and very difficult because you believed...
  • Flake/Durbin/Gardner Plan: Amnesty for Millions or Shut Down Governmen

    01/20/2018 8:24:41 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2018 | John Binder
    An expansive amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens, being led by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his Democrat and Republican establishment allies, would annually give U.S. citizenship to 25,000 foreigners with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The Gang of Six amnesty plan is being pushed by Flake, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The pro-open borders Senators want to see the amnesty slipped into a spending bill that would fund the federal government, threatening a shutdown if it is not included. Despite being told by...
  • The Ugly Reason For Durbin’s Claim of Trump’s “Sh**hole” Comment

    01/19/2018 1:11:05 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 15 replies
    Lost in the ongoing poopy-storm surrounding what President Trump may or may not have said regarding the relative sanitary conditions of certain third-world countries, is this perhaps larger question: Why did Sen. Dick Durbin do it? Why did the Illinois Democrat, with only a passing relationship with the truth, run to the media to claim Trump called some awful third-world countries poopy-holes? Whether Trump said it or not, and whether this is more evidence that he is racist, has been debated and analyzed ad nauseum for what feels like an eternity in this era of a new news cycle every...
  • Durbin To McConnell: There Is A Bipartisan Agreement On Immigration, Bring It To The Floor Now

    01/19/2018 1:57:51 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Senator Durbin
    Durbin To McConnell: There Is A Bipartisan Agreement On Immigration, Bring It To The Floor Now
  • BREAKING: Per multiple sources, Trump invites Schumer to WH

    01/19/2018 9:47:56 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 239 replies
    AP ^ | 01/19/2018 | AP
    BREAKING: AP source: Trump phones Senate Dem leader Schumer, invites him to White House to try to reach deal to avert shutdown.
  • Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

    01/18/2018 4:16:24 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/18/18
    When President Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard J. Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin’s outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat’s efforts, according to White House officials and congressional aides. The president then asked if Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), his onetime foe turned ally, was on board, which Durbin affirmed. Trump invited the lawmakers to visit with him at noon, the people familiar with the call said. But when they arrived at the Oval Office, the two senators were surprised to find that Trump was far from...
  • Sen. Dick Durbin: I’m Working ‘Full Time’ for DACA Illegal Aliens

    01/18/2018 1:09:49 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | January 16, 2018
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) says his sole focus in Congress is making sure illegal aliens are given amnesty to remain permanently in the United States. In comments on Monday, Durbin said it is illegal aliens, not his Illinois constituents, who he is working “full time” and around the clock for. Durbin said: Listen, politics ain’t beanbag. When you get into tough, complicated, contentious issues, sometimes rhetoric gets very fiery. If you don’t have a tough skin, this is not a good business to get into. I know what happened. I stand behind every word that I said in terms of...
  • The View's McCain To Durbin: Did You Harm The DACA Talks, You've Lied About

    01/17/2018 7:31:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Another day has passed and we’re getting closer to a government shutdown. The money runs out midnight on Friday unless a deal is struck on immigration. Let’s not forget that Senate Democrats once thought tying immigration reform to matters of the budgets was insane. Sen. Chuck Schumer, now Senate Minority Leader, said it would breed “governmental chaos” five years ago. The negotiations have hit a snag after it was leaked that President Trump asked why are we letting in people from “s**thole countries.” The liberal media blew a gasket. While Sen. Dick Durbin has confirmed the president said this DHS...
  • The Left’s Dirty Little Secret – Cleaned By Rosa!

    01/17/2018 6:28:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2018 | Ann Coulter
    One thing no liberal will ever turn down is the opportunity to get a standing ovation for accusing someone else of racism. Democrats have placed their opening bid in the immigration talks on Trump's 10-yard line -- a hilariously unbalanced "compromise" that is worse than their original proposal. Now, they are battering him with accusations of racism to force him into an amnesty deal that he was specifically elected to prevent. Forced to choose, soccer moms are going with MSNBC -- and, hey, if that means we'll still have Rosa to clean the house, well, that's OK, too! Liberals have...
  • Did that new poll about blacks and Trump drive Durbin over the edge?

    01/17/2018 7:42:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/17/2018 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    The latest black support numbers for President Trump are interesting but not surprising:    Two new polls show President Donald Trump's rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants. The growing support from blacks – despite furious Democratic claims of racism – could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his "Buy American, Hire American" policies. Among black men, Trump's "2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share," admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by...