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  • Durbin: Congress Must Stand Up to Gun Sales Lobby & Act to Prevent the Next Mass Shooting

    02/22/2018 5:06:01 PM PST · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 2.21.18 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    CHICAGO – In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined local gun safety advocates to call on Congress to act on common sense gun reforms and stop turning a blind eye to the deadly toll of gun violence in our schools and neighborhoods. The only vote the U.S. Senate has held this Congress on guns has been to overturn a regulation to keep guns out of the hands of individuals with mental illness.  “There is no single reform that could stop every shooting, but we...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Durbin warns Trump: Don’t use memo to fire Rosenstein, Mueller

    02/04/2018 8:27:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Democrat says moves that upend Russia probes will spark ‘constitutional crisis’Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin warned President Trump and his GOP allies on Sunday not to use a bombshell memo on the FBI’s snooping powers to upend independent probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign, saying it could spark a “constitutional crisis.” Mr. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said he’s concerned that Mr. Trump will use the Republican-drafted memo to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the scope of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia’s actions and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the foreign...
  • Dems Call On Gov to Rebuke GOP Lottery Board Chairman's "Rhetoric" on East St. Louis

    01/31/2018 2:14:58 PM PST · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 31, 2018 | Editor
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speechwriter Patrick Kelly was on Twitter right after he arrived at the office Wednesday morning, blasting the governor-appointed Illinois Lottery Control Board Chairman Blair Garber for a derogatory comment he reportedly made about East St. Louis Mr. Garber's unfortunate comments aside, we all should be upset about how Illinoisans are suffering in East St. Louis," the IR editor said. "But Democrats should really explain who's responsible for how that once-proud city declined so far with Leftist policies controlling the state."
  • On Slavery

    01/25/2018 1:50:17 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | January 25th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Last week, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois slammed President Trump for using the term, “chain migration.” Like any good Leftist, Durbin never misses the opportunity, no matter how shallow and silly, to exploit racial cracks in our society. He asserted that chain migration conjured images of the white man’s past enslavement of blacks. I will take Durbin’s bait, but will look at slavery from the viewpoint of our Founding generation. Beginning in the 1640s, chattel slavery in English North America eased an agricultural labor shortage in the mid and southern colonies. While slavery was necessary to economic well-being, everyone recognized...
  • 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...
  • Shattuck: Dem street fighting meets match in Trump

    01/21/2018 4:37:39 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 31 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 01-21-18 | Tom Shattuck
    This is a moment made for Donald Trump. For years, Democrats have successfully used government shutdowns to slap wimpy Republicans around and paint them as cold, ineffectual cream puffs who don’t care about the regular people who depend on a functioning government. Remember the political theater of the 2013 government shutdown, when veterans and little kids were barricaded out of the national monuments and Nancy Pelosi was calling the Republicans legislative arsonists? That’s not going to work with the bad hombre in the White House — he was born to brawl.
  • 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...
  • Vanity - Democrats to shut down Government, Military, DACA & Child Medical Support.

    01/18/2018 7:00:01 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 35 replies
    The headline speaks for itself. No Government Service(Shutdown), No DACA, No Border Wall, No Military Funding, No Child Medical Support, No Immigration Reform, etc. That Jane & Jim America is the Democrat Party political agenda. More like Democrat Party self-inflicted political destruction. Have at it Democrats,..."all"! Go POTUS, Donald J. Trump...MAGA, Make America, Great Again!!!
  • Jeff Flake compares Trump's attacks on 'Fake News' media to STALIN.

    01/17/2018 10:19:24 PM PST · by Belteshazzar · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 17, 2018 | David Martosko
    Arizona lawmaker Jeff Flake compared Donald Trump to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on Wednesday, delivering a blistering attack on the president to a nearly empty U.S. Senate chamber. The Republican has become one of Trump's favorite targets, earning a presidential nickname – 'Jeff Flakey' – since his impending retirement has freed him to openly castigate the White House on several fronts. 'It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies,' Flake said, citing a Trump tweet in which he branded five news outlets 'the...
  • 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...
  • President Trump and Immigration Based On Merit

    01/16/2018 11:08:23 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 17 replies
    Architect of Avalon ^ | 1/16/2018 | Architect of Avalon
    Recently a Senator, whom many refer to by his nickname Dirty Durbin, said that President Trump referred to certain countries with a less-than-rosy word while objecting to the Temporary Protected Status of immigrants from those countries. President Trump reportedly also noted that increasing immigration from countries of European heritage, like Norway, which has been a source of productive immigrants to North America for over 1100 years, would be good. While President Trump was referring to the way that TPS countries are managed, and not impugning rank-and-file citizens of good character in those countries, the matter does raise two questions. The...
  • Durbin Gives Up the Ghost

    01/16/2018 4:38:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Durbin this afternoon on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN, Jake Tapper interviewing Dicky Durbin. DURBIN: Yesterday may be one of the most bizarre weeks I’ve ever experienced in Washington. I’ve been here a few hours. To be invited by the president on Tuesday to sit next to him, literally, at a meeting with 26 members of Congress and talk about immigration and hear the president say, “You send me a bill and I’ll sign it, I’ll take the political heat, now get down to work. You need a Cabinet Room, you can have a Cabinet Room. Let’s get it done.”...
  • Trump's S-storm

    01/16/2018 12:19:20 PM PST · by TomFarnan · 5 replies
    The Observer ^ | January 15, 2018 | Thomas Farnan
    President Trump took the unprecedented step of inviting the press to his opening negotiations with Congress on immigration reform. Especially following as it did in the wake of widespread reports that the president was clinically senile, his performance was brilliant. He defined the terms, controlled the room, counseled compromise, and made a public commitment to do the same – so much so that it threw his own supporters into a tizzy. The press was then dismissed from the discussions because real negotiation tends to get messy. As Otto von Bismarck once said, “If you like laws and sausages, you should...
  • Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over 'racial slur'

    01/15/2018 6:43:58 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th January 2018 | BBC News
    President Donald Trump has said he was "totally misrepresented" by those saying he used the term "shithole" to describe African nations last week. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The president was responding to a claim by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin that he used "vile and racist" language during a meeting on immigration reform. The alleged remarks sparked global outrage and demands that he apologise. "There is no other word one can use but racist," said a UN spokesman. On Monday, two senators who said he did indeed...
  • Durbin's star rises in Gore veepstakes (Flashback)

    01/15/2018 4:22:54 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | July 15, 2000 | Paul Merrion
    WASHINGTON — Once considered a long shot among a dozen or more potential running mates for Al Gore, Sen. Richard Durbin has emerged as one of a few serious contenders, Democratic strategists say. Sen. Durbin confirms meeting once and talking twice by telephone in recent weeks with former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who is conducting the vice-presidential search process for the Gore campaign. "Is he on the list? Yes," says a senior Democratic Party official from the Midwest with close ties to the campaign. "Is he strong? Absolutely." While he once laughed off the veepstakes speculation, Sen. Durbin now...
  • Durbin Apologizes for Remarks on Abuse (Flashback)

    01/15/2018 4:17:36 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2005 | Shailagh Murray
    Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) yesterday offered a tearful apology on the Senate floor for comparing the alleged abuse of prisoners by American troops to techniques used by the Nazis, the Soviets and the Khmer Rouge, as he sought to quell a frenzy of Republican-led criticism. Durbin, the Democratic whip, acknowledged that "more than most people, a senator lives by his words" but that "occasionally words will fail us and occasionally we will fail words." Choking up, he said: "Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line. To them, I extend my heartfelt apologies." He singled out the victims...
  • When Durbin Asked the IRS to Silence Karl Rove

    01/15/2018 9:12:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin is full of righteous indignation these days regarding President Trump's comments in a private meeting. Following the meeting, Durbin ran outside to whine to the media. Trump wants immigrants who come to America wanting to be Americans who will make America and themselves successful. Durbin wants immigrants who come to America wanting to be Democrats dependent on government who will make the Democratic Party successful. He wants to bring in the huddled masses yearning to get free stuff, and the American citizen taxpayer be damned. The fact is, Durbin is just another political hack who...
  • Dick Durbin blew up DACA, deliberately

    01/15/2018 10:21:31 AM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-15-2018 | William A. Jacobson
    Democrats and the media think they have the golden bullet to take down Trump, in the form of the “s–thole” comment during DACA negotiations behind closed doors. There are conflicting claims and reports as to whether the term was used, and to whom he was referring if it were used. Original reports said it was mentioned in relation to Haiti, but that has been walked back. Whether you agree with the comment or not, assuming it were used, it hardly merits the current obsession, with no sign of letting up. It’s 24/7. Many Republicans are asking only “how high” they...
  • The not so honorable Dick Durbin

    01/15/2018 9:06:28 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 14, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today ( Chuck Schumer tweeted this) about his comrade-in-arms, Dick Durbin: "To impugn @SenatorDurbin’s integrity is disgraceful. Whether you agree with him on the issues or not, he is one of the most honorable members of the Senate. Actually, Durbin is one of the slimiest members of the Senate. And that covers lots of territory.[snip]In addition to making stuff up, Durbin is willing, if not eager, to impugn the integrity of those who deserve better. During the Bush administration, he (he compared) American soldiers to Nazis, Soviets, and Pol Pot.