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  • Sen. Dick Durbin Meets American Hostage, Dictator Maduro in Venezuela

    04/10/2018 1:45:59 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Apr 2018 | Ben Kew
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has announced he is “heartbroken” after visiting the socialist state of Venezuela, currently embroiled in the worst political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in its history. In a statement on Monday, Durbin’s office confirmed that he “met with President Nicolás Maduro, members of the opposition, the President of the National Assembly, the Ministers of Health and Nutrition, business leaders, civil society groups, doctors, and humanitarian organizations.”
  • 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.
  • Ahead of March For Our Lives, Durbin Calls On Republicans To Stand Up To The NRA

    03/26/2018 6:26:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 3/22/2018 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON—As tens of thousands of students and supporters of gun violence prevention prepare to march in Washington D.C., Chicago, and cities and towns across America, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today slammed President Trump and the Republican majority in Congress for still being unwilling to push for any gun reforms that the gun sales lobby opposes.  
  • Bipartisan lawmakers defend Mueller amid Trump’s attacks on probe

    03/18/2018 10:25:15 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON – Bipartisan lawmakers sounded the alarm Sunday about President Trump’s mounting attacks on the Russia probe and issued a strong defense for special counsel Robert Mueller. “If the president reaches out and stops this investigation, that is a constitutional crisis in this country,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” Trump’s lawyer John Dowd Saturday called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to end the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump followed up over the weekend by attacking Mueller by name on Twitter and questioning the...
  • [Cath Caucus] Georgetown honors pro-abortion Senator whose bishop just barred him from Communion

    02/28/2018 6:00:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 28, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Tonight, Georgetown University will present pro-abortion Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, whose bishop recently barred him from Holy Communion, with an award for devoting “his life to the core Jesuit value of service to others.” Georgetown President John J. DeGioia will present Durbin with the Jesuit university’s “Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award for exemplary public service.” This award is “conferred upon Georgetown alumni who have rendered outstanding and exemplary service to his/her profession or community in support of humanitarian causes,” according to the University. SIGN THE PLEDGE: I support Bishop Paprocki denying Communion to pro-abortion...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Cupich calls Excommunicated Senator Durbin

    02/26/2018 2:41:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 26, 2018 | Tesa
    21 Feb: Bishop Paprocki excommunicates Sen. Durbin for his pro-abortion voting record. 26 Feb: Cardinal Cupich calls Sen. Durbin to lobby for illegal immigrants. And has the conversation filmed. And posts it on Twitter.
  • 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...