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  • 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...
  • Durbin: US should accept 100,000 Syrian refugees

    09/16/2015 12:40:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action ^ | September 15, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Tuesday that the United States should accept 100,000 Syrian refugees, far outpacing the number the administration said last week that it will accept. ďWhat the administration has posed is modest: 10,000. Too modest,Ē the No. 2 Senate Democrat said. ďAs far as I am concerned, I believe we should be prepared to accept 100,000ó100,000 Syrian refugees.Ē Durbin's remarks come after White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the United States will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees during the 2016 fiscal year that starts next month. The senior Democratís comments echo those of 72 House...
  • 14 US Senators tell Obama: Bring MORE Syrians to America (65,000 is a good number!)

    09/04/2015 2:09:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 42 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    14 US Senators tell Obama: Bring MORE Syrians to America (65,000 is a good number!) Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 22, 2015 Update May 24th: Be sure to see Leo Hohmannís good article at World Net Daily on this newest push for a mass infusion of Syrians into the US. Also, on this Sunday morning is your church indirectly supporting the resettlement of 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to America? Click here. Urgent update! If your Senator is listed here, you really need to get the word out so that they get an earful from constituents! Breaking News: According to...
  • Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis When He Visits the USA

    08/21/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/21/2015 | Emily Wilkins
    Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis. Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiffís message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope's U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphiaís Independence Mall. ďHeís been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,Ē Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. ďI donít think anyone will...
  • Democrats: America Needs More Muslims!

    05/30/2015 4:12:06 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 5/23/2015 | Staff
    What do we need in this country right now? If youíre a Senate Democrat, you might think the answer is more Muslims. On Thursday, a group of Senators made the case for increased refugee resettlement, posing it as a moral obligation. ďWhile the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement,Ē said 14 lawmakers headed by Dick Durbin of Illinois and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The UN has been trying to get the United States to take in more refugees from...
  • Dem Senators: Importing 65,000 Syrians is a ďNational Security ImperativeĒ [Muslims]

    05/27/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/26/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats have a very different understanding of national security than Americans.Americans think we should improve national security by keeping ISIS in. Democrats think importing the Syrian Civil War here is a national security imperative.They warn us that, ďWe cannot expect countries hosting Syrian refugees to continue shouldering such a disproportionate burden if the United States and other industrialized countries do not begin resettling many more Syrian refugees.ĒItís as if Jordan and Lebanon are doing us some kind of favor by Ďhostingí their own fellow Arab Muslims.Besides we didnít take in Jews during WW2. Now we have to make up for...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Dems push higher pay for Senate workers

    04/27/2015 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 27, 2015 5:03 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers led by the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, released a letter Monday urging the Senate Rules Committee, which oversees Senate services, to provide a preference to contractors that pay a living wage and fair health insurance and benefits. [Ö] It followed reports in the Washington Post and CNN profiling Charles Gladden, a 63-year-old who makes about $360 a week in take-home pay doing janitorial work in the Senate cafeteria. He said he...