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  • WATCH: Dick Durbin Lets Cat Out of Bag on Bill He Introduced Allowing Illegal Aliens Into Our Military

    12/04/2023 9:22:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/04/2023 | Nick Arama
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) turned all order on its head on Monday in his "solution" to the problem at the border. Durbin agreed that something has to be done about the southern border, but his response about what that "something" might be was insane and incredibly dangerous for the safety of the nation. Right now, we are letting all kinds of people in without having any true vetting of them at the border. Now Durbin is suggesting that we let these folks who broke our law by entering illegally into the military. Holy sh*t. Senator Dick Durbin wants to turn...
  • Jeffrey Epstein flight log subpoena request denied by Democrat-led Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Marsha Blackburn says

    12/02/2023 4:47:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Yahoo News via Fox News ^ | 12/02/2023 | Adam Sabes
    Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., criticized Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., for allegedly blocking her request to file a subpoena for Jeffrey Epstein's flight logs. "@SenatorDurbin BLOCKED my request to subpoena Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs. What are Democrats trying to hide?," Blackburn posted on X. Blackburn called Durbin's actions a "sad day in the history of the prestigious Judiciary Committee." "Senate Democrats have long been trying to undermine the Supreme Court and Justice Clarence Thomas, but want to ignore Justice Sotomayor allegedly using her taxpayer-funded staff to coordinate speaking engagements in exchange for selling and promoting thousands of her books. They...
  • Democrat who shut down Epstein investigation has a history of covering for Epstein

    12/01/2023 7:28:43 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    American Wire News ^ | November 14, 2023 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Senator Dick Durbin’s push to shut down Senator Marsha Blackburn’s investigation into Epstein’s flight logs comes after a long series of actions covering for the billionaire pedophile. Which makes many wonder why Durbin is working so hard to protect Jeffrey Epstein. “Democrat senator Dick Durbin of Illinois adjourned a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing before holding a vote on whether or not to approve Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee’s subpoena for the Jeffrey Epstein flight logs,” ... Dick Durbin personally tried to shut down the Jeffrey Epstein disclosure movement by disparaging those who believe in a ‘grand conspiracy’ surrounding accused child...
  • Republicans go off on Dick Durbin over Senate Judiciary shenanigans

    11/30/2023 10:57:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/30/2023 | Ryan King
    Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee raged against Chairman Dick Durbin Thursday after he refused a third debate on two of President Biden’s judicial nominees, leading one senior GOP lawmaker to say Durbin had “just destroyed one of the most important committees in the United States Senate.” As a roll call vote got underway, senators on the Republican side warned that Durbin’s steamrolling would be remembered. “You’re gonna have a lot of consequences coming if you go down this road. I’ve cautioned a lot of you,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told his Democratic colleagues.
  • Dems abandon hearing when GOP suggests subpoenas for Sotomayor's staff

    11/10/2023 4:23:00 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    WND News Center ^ | November 9, 2023 | Bob Unruh
    Majority Democrats on a Senate committee on Thursday abandoned their work, which was targeting conservatives on the Supreme Court, when GOP members suggested subpoenas for the staff of leftist Justice Sonia Sotomayor... Senate Judiciary Committee “punted” on votes scheduled regarding the issuance of subpoenas for GOP donors Leonard Leo and Harlan Crow. Sen Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has accused the two of “stonewalling” an investigation into the high court “that seeks to determine whether two Republican-appointed justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, acted with any impropriety,” the report said. The confrontation was launched when ProPublica said they helped facilitate trips for...
  • Democrats postpone a subpoena vote in the Supreme Court ethics probe after a blowup with Republicans

    11/09/2023 3:10:16 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    apnews ^ | 11/9/2023 | MARK SHERMAN AND MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee abruptly adjourned a meeting on Thursday without holding an expected vote on subpoenas for two conservatives who have helped arrange luxury travel and other benefits for Supreme Court justices. The panel’s Democratic chairman, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, gaveled out after Republicans on the committee made clear they would call for subpoena votes on a raft of Democratic officials and others, a protest of the planned subpoenas for Republican megadonor Harlan Crow and conservative activist Leonard Leo. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, the top Republican on the panel, warned majority Democrats that...
  • BREAKING: Democrats Hit the Breaks on SCOTUS Witch Hunt

    11/09/2023 12:50:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 09, 2023 12:00 PM | Katie Pavlich |
    Democrats hit the brakes on plans to subpoena conservative legal scholar Leonard Leo and billionaire Harlan Crow during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, scoring a win for the integrity of the Supreme Court. The move came after Republican Ranking Member Lindsey Graham warned Chairman Dick Durbin and other Democrats that their efforts to intimidate friends and acquaintances of conservative Supreme Court Justices, specifically Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito under the guise of "ethics reform," would backfire. "I promise you, everything that was working well with the committee is now in jeopardy," Graham warned. "You’re going to...
  • Democrats tell Biden to let Palestinians stay in the U.S. as the Gaza war rages: More than 100 lawmakers urge White House to grant them protected immigration status

    11/08/2023 7:03:24 PM PST · by libh8er · 109 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 11.8.2023 | Morgan Phillips
    Democrats across Congress are calling on President Biden to allow Palestinians entry into the U.S. on humanitarian grounds as war drags on in Gaza. Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin, D-Ill., together with Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Pramila Jayapal, D-Was., led a letter of 103 colleagues to the president asking him to grant the Palestinian territories Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and/or authorize Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Palestinians already living in the U.S. The TPS program allows those from war-torn or crisis-wracked countries to legally live and work in the U.S., but does not give them permanent residency. It allows...
  • Democrats and their blinders

    11/03/2023 12:52:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3 Nov, 2023 | Jack Hellner
    I’ve never seen people less concerned about ethics and corruption than Democrat senators. The media, Illinois’s Dick Durbin, and other Democrats are targeting the Supreme Court constitutionalists for their ethics and gifts. They don’t like the way Justice Thomas and Justice Alito rule, so they are seeking to destroy them. As far as I can tell, there haven’t been any rulings that have been affected by these gifts, but that doesn’t matter—the Democrats and their lackeys are trying to destroy in the court of public opinion, so they can replace conservative justices with activist justices who rule in lockstep with...
  • St. Benitez rides again! Federal judge strikes down California magazine ban for a second time

    09/23/2023 8:57:39 AM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 9/22/23 | Cam Edwards
    It’s not the first time that U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez has determined that California’s ban on “large capacity” magazines violates the Second Amendment, but hopefully this time the decision will stick. Benitez issued his first ruling before the Bruen decision was released last year, but the Ninth pulled its typical move and overruled him in an en banc review, sending the case to the Supreme Court. After Bruen, the Supreme Court granted cert and remanded the case back to the Ninth Circuit with instructions to reconsider in light of the text, history, and tradition test it laid out, but...
  • Vaxxed and double-boosted Senator Dick Durbin gets Covid a third time within a year

    07/25/2023 10:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2023 | Thomas Lifson
    I wish the best for Senator Dick Durbin, who has just announced that he has come down with Covid… for the third time in the space of a year. No schadenfreude here over the 78-year-old’s latest bout with the illness. At his age, there's actually a realistic possibility of lethality, unlike healthy non-elderly people, who, nonetheless were locked down in the nation’s bungled response to the virus engineered in China.Unfortunately, I tested positive for COVID-19 today. I'm disappointed to have to miss critical work on the Senate's NDAA this week in Washington. Consistent with CDC guidelines, I'll quarantine at home...
  • AG Merrick Garland Claims Fentanyl ‘Unleashed on Purpose’ in US by Cartels

    03/01/2023 6:15:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2023 | Josh Christenson
    Attorney General Merrick Garland told senators Wednesday that the fentanyl epidemic ravaging the US has been “unleashed on purpose by the Sinaloa and the new generation Jalisco cartels” — as lawmakers pressed him for a plan to stop the deadly drug. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) kicked off the hearing by telling Garland that ranking member Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had “basically challenged me — and I accept the challenge — to show as much concern about the gun deaths, show as much concern about fentanyl deaths in this country, and I want to do that.” SNIP He also...
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM in GOP hot seat for speedy judicial nominees

    02/18/2023 9:28:58 AM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/17/2023 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, said Republicans shouldn’t have let Democrats confirm so many Biden nominees to the federal courts when the Senate was evenly split during Biden’s first two years in office. “The truth is the leadership squandered a 50-50 Senate. They could have at the committee level made a major push to vote together and to stop at least the circuit court nominees. Every single one of them would have required a discharge petition. We didn’t do that,” Hawley told The Hill. “There was no concerted effort made whatsoever,” he added. “Say what...
  • Democrats to 'take a hard look' at Durham's probe into Russia investigation

    01/30/2023 1:50:37 PM PST · by Coronal · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2023 | Brianna Herlihy
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, R-Ill., announced that the committee led by Democrats will "take a hard look" into "alleged misconduct" by Special Counsel John Durham as he conducts an investigation into the origins into the handling of the Trump-Russia investigation by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. In a statement Monday, Durbin referenced a New York Times report that included details about the opening of and actions taken during the investigation led by Durham after he was appointed by former Attorney General Bill Barr, which Durbin framed as "abuses of power." "These reports about abuses in Special Counsel Durham’s...
  • Durbin says Booker, Scott should revisit police reform

    01/29/2023 2:11:29 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/29/2023 | Stephen Neukam
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) urged a pair of senators that previously led talks on police reform to revive their push to pass a bipartisan reform package in the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols after he was beaten by police in Memphis. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) led negotiations on a policing reform bill that failed in 2021 after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota. After the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, its Senate counterparts ultimately gave up on efforts to find a compromise.
  • Dick Durbin: ‘Pathetic’ Abbott, DeSantis ‘Taking Advantage of These Helpless People’

    09/18/2022 7:20:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “it is pathetic” that Govs. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) were taking advantage of helpless people by sending migrants to northern cities. Durbin said, “It is pathetic that the governors are taking advantage of these helpless people, making promises to them, and off they go to places far removed from where they’re supposed to be appearing under the requirements of our law in a matter of weeks and months. He is jeopardizing their stay here. Why is it when the Republicans want to enforce their immigration...
  • Mark Keam, longtime Democratic Virginia delegate, resigns

    09/06/2022 5:44:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 6, 2022 | Sarah Rankin
    Mark Keam, a long-serving Democratic member of the House of Delegates from northern Virginia, has resigned his seat, a move that will set up a special election to fill the vacancy in the blue-leaning district. An attorney who was first elected to his Fairfax County-based seat in 2009, Keam said in an interview Tuesday that he had stepped down to take a job in the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Keam said he will serve as a deputy assistant secretary running the National Travel and Tourism Office, which is focused on bringing foreign travelers to the...
  • COVID reinfection rate with treatment Biden is taking is more than 40% (Dick Durbin Also Treated)

    07/31/2022 11:33:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail via HotAir ^ | July 30, 2022 | Paul Farrell
    When Paxlovid came to market in December 2021, studies from Pfizer indicated that only 1-2 percent of patients who took the drug tested positive for Covid again shortly after finishing their dosage.But other experts say the rapid reinfection rate is closer to 40 per cent, and that Paxlovid can cause this issue by suppressing patients’ immune systems too early, meaning their own bodies are unable to get a handle on COVID.Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a prominent cardiologist and professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University Hospital tweeted: ‘I think this was predictable.’He continued: ‘The prior data suggesting ‘rebound’ Paxlovid...
  • Of Course, The GOP Has Found a Way to Totally Blow the 2022 Midterms

    04/08/2022 4:35:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies ^ | April 7, 2022 | Matt Vespa
    Source: monkeybusinessimagesJoe Biden’s approval ratings are radioactive waste. It’s starting to contaminate his party down-ticket. The GOP is heavily favored to retake the House. We have an inflation crisis. We have an emerging energy crisis. We have a war in Ukraine. We have a supply chain crisis, and the southern border is beyond catastrophic. The political winds are at hurricane force level right now and it’s all to the back of the Republican Party. They’re cruising to a red tsunami come November. Democrats by the dozens are retiring, so how does the GOP take advantage of all these political winds?...
  • Durbin on Regrets over Kavanaugh: We Could Have Handled Timing Differently, But That’s Hindsight

    03/22/2022 4:09:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Democrats could have done a better job handling the timing of the accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination to the Supreme Court, but “hindsight is very clear. At that time, we were trying to do the best we could under an extraordinary set of circumstances.”