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  • What’s in your wallet? A lot less if Dick Durbin gets his way

    03/02/2024 3:19:10 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 9 replies ^ | 10/13/23 | Gerard Scimeca
    For over 20 years, Americans have been questioned by a credit card catchphrase asking, “What’s in your wallet?” The more relevant question today is who is in your wallet, given the activist lawmakers in Washington eager to regulate nearly every aspect of our financial lives. And once again, we open our wallets to find Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) settling in and making himself comfortable. Aside from earning a spot on the Mt. Rushmore of Senate tax raisers over his career, Durbin has gone above and beyond, raiding Americans’ wallets – specifically their debit cards – with vigor in 2010 through...
  • VIDEO: Meet the New Recruits of the Dick Durbin Army

    12/07/2023 10:25:52 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Rumble ^ | December 7, 2023 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Isn't that how the Roman Empire fell? Allowing hostile foreigners into its army. And this is exactly what Senator Dick Durbin has proposed.
  • Jesse Watters: Are Epstein’s flight logs being used as blackmail?

    12/06/2023 2:20:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    FNC ^ | 6/12/23 | Jesse Waters
  • 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.
  • Plan to Empty Gaza [semi-satire]

    11/16/2023 10:11:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 November 2023 | John Semmens
    Over 100 Democrats are urging President Biden to allow every Palestinian in Gaza to come to the United States. Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill) pointed out that "Scotland has offered to take in a million refugees from Gaza. If we were to do the same there would be no more innocent civilians in the war zone. Hamas would lose almost all of their human shields. We would gain hundreds of thousands of new Democrat voters. It would be a win-win solution to the conflict." Unsurprisingly, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also offered "to take in as many Gazans as...
  • 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...
  • Durbin Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza

    11/02/2023 1:29:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/02/2023 | Pam Key
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Thursday on CNN’s “New Central” that there needed to be a ceasefire in Gaza until those who have been kidnapped are released. Anchor Poppy Harlow said, “Two years ago, 2021, during an escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza, you called for a ceasefire, and you said you, ‘couldn’t disagree more with Netanyahu’s policies when it came to the treatment of Palestinians.’ Is a ceasefire needed now?” Durbin said, “I think it is. At least under the context of both sides agreeing. For example, the release of those who have been kidnapped should be part...
  • Durbin, No. 2-ranking Senate Democrat, calls for Menendez to resign

    09/27/2023 8:25:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/2023 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), the No. 2-ranking Senate Democrat, called on embattled Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to resign Wednesday. Durbin had declined to call for Menedez to step down during a television interview Sunday but he changed course Wednesday after 22 Senate Democrats called for Menendez to leave office. “Leaders in New Jersey, including the Governor and my Senate colleague Cory Booker, have made it clear that Sen. Menendez can no longer serve. He should step down,” Durbin wrote on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
  • Durbin won’t call for Menendez to step down amid bribery charges

    09/24/2023 7:01:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/2023 | Sarah Fortinsky
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday declined to call on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to resign after his Democratic colleague was indicted on federal corruption and bribery charges. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Dana Bash, Durbin insisted that while the charges were “very serious,” Menendez is entitled to the presumption of innocence and that the decision of whether to resign must be made by Menendez and his constituents.
  • Durbin: ‘Hard’ to See What’s Causing D.C. Crime Surge, I Know Lack of Gun Control Is Part of Chicago’s Problem

    09/12/2023 4:25:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/12/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Senate Majority Whip and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) responded to a question on the crime surge in Washington, D.C. and what can be done for crimes committed without a gun by stating that “it’s hard to put your finger on it for any given city.” And “Some of this is going to take addressing issues that are really deep-seated in terms of poverty and the way children are being raised,” Durbin also stated that he knows that lack of gun control is a part of the crime issue in...
  • Dems Object to Judge Assigned in Trump Case [semi-satire]

    06/17/2023 4:43:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 June 2023 | John Semmens
    Though federal judge Aileen Cannon was randomly chosen to preside over the trial of former President Trump on mishandling classified documents, many Democrats are not pleased. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill) pointed out that "she is a member of the right-wing extremist Federalist Society and was appointed to her current position by Trump when he was president. Her ruling that an independent arbiter should review the 13,000 government records seized from Trump's Mar-a-Lago was later overturned by a three-judge panel from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Her lack of trust in the integrity of the FBI and...
  • Lindsey Graham Calls on Dick Durbin to Hold Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Durham Report

    05/15/2023 4:50:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/14/2023 | Kristina Wong
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday called on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin to hold a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Special Counsel John Durham’s report, which slammed the Justice Department and the FBI for their politically motivated investigation into the Trump campaign for non-existent Russian collusion.
  • Durbin slams Supreme Court’s response to ethics issues as ‘oblivious’

    05/02/2023 10:46:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/02/2023 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) scolded Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at a hearing Tuesday for what he called the court’s “oblivious” response to the “obvious” ethical conflicts facing its members. He chastised the high court for not adopting the same judicial code of conduct binding every other federal court and warned it had undermined public confidence in the court. “The highest court in the land shouldn’t have the lowest ethical standards. That reality is driving a crisis in public confidence in the Supreme Court. The status quo must change,” the majority whip said in his opening...
  • Supreme Court unanimously rejects ethics complaints by Democrats against Justice Clarence Thomas

    05/01/2023 7:53:24 AM PDT · by Twotone · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 30, 2023 | Paul Sacca
    The United States Supreme Court unanimously rejected ethics complaints about Justice Clarence Thomas by Democrats. Sen Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter on April 20 requesting Chief Justice John Roberts appear for a hearing about potential conflicts of interest within the top court. The letter was signed by all 11 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. The letter follows a ProPublica article about Justice Clarence Thomas reportedly receiving gifts from a billionaire conservative donor and friend. Justice Thomas has denied any wrongdoing. Democrats have also targeted Justice Neil Gorsuch for alleged ethical lapses. Durbin claimed...
  • Durbin asks Roberts to testify in Congress amid Thomas controversy

    04/20/2023 9:46:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/2023 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Thursday asked Chief Justice John Roberts to testify in Congress about the court’s ethical standards amid a controversy surrounding Justice Clarence Thomas. Durbin vowed to hold a hearing on May 2 on ethical rules at the high court after a ProPublica investigation revealed that Thomas took various luxury trips over the years paid for by Harlan Crow, a Dallas-based real estate developer who has donated millions to conservative causes. “The time has come for a new public conversation on ways to restore confidence in the Court’s ethical standards. I invite you to...
  • DICK DUBIN AND LINDSEY GRAHAM Propose ‘DREAM Act’ Amnesty for Nearly 2M Illegal Aliens

    02/13/2023 6:12:49 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/13/2023 | John Binder
    Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have proposed their “DREAM Act” amnesty that would provide green cards and, eventually, naturalized American citizenship to nearly two million illegal aliens. Graham and Durbin, who hold powerful positions on the Senate Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the amnesty after repeatedly proposing the plan since 2017. (Snip) Durbin suggested that amnesty for DACA illegal aliens “is a matter of simple American fairness and justice” before thanking Graham “for his continued partnership in this important bipartisan effort.”
  • Durbin: ‘We Shouldn’t Put the Economy’ in Peril ‘Because We’re in the Midst of Preparing for a Presidential Campaign’

    02/01/2023 11:16:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 1, 2023 | 1:14pm EST | Melanie Arter
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) couldn’t name one specific thing that Democrats should cut from the budget for future spending when challenged to do so Wednesday on “CNN This Morning.” Meanwhile, when asked whether President Biden should negotiate on the debt ceiling, Durbin said, “absolutely not.” […] … (CNN host Poppy) Harlow pointed out that Durbin introduced the Debt Ceiling Reform Act last year, which takes that responsibility from Congress and assigns it to the treasury secretary — “one unelected individual.” She asked why that should be taken out of the hands of Congress. “Isn’t that why you guys are elected;...
  • Durbin: Biden Should ‘Absolutely Not’ Negotiate on Debt Ceiling

    02/01/2023 11:01:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02-01-2023 | Pam Key
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Wednesday on “CNN This Morning” that President Joe Biden should “absolutely not” negotiate on the debt ceiling. Anchor Poppy Harlow said, “Yesterday, Speaker McCarthy said he thinks Biden will, quote, ‘sit down and negotiate,’ close quote, today. Do you think President Biden should negotiate on the debt ceiling?” Durbin said, “Absolutely not. The debt ceiling is a critical vote for our economy, for jobs for the fate of businesses, and the reputation of the United States to pay its bills. That should not be negotiated.”
  • 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.