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  • Biden Muscles Out Chicago Prosecutor Hot on the Heels of Powerful Dems

    02/18/2021 5:07:04 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    freebeacon ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2021 | Kevin Daley
    Lawmakers from both parties have called for John Lausch to keep his job President Joe Biden is forcing Chicago's top federal prosecutor to resign amid ongoing criminal probes of powerful Illinois Democrats and their associates. U.S. attorney John Lausch is prosecuting close confidants of Democrat boss Mike Madigan, an ally of former president Barack Obama who resigned from the state legislature Thursday after a decades-long reign in Springfield. Lausch's office will also prosecute Chicago alderman Edward Burke (D.), an influential figure accused of strong-arming businesses into retaining his law firm. Lausch's abrupt removal has drawn bipartisan criticism from Illinois lawmakers...
  • Dick Durbin Previews Gun Control: ‘We Have a Lot of Work to Do to Make This Country a Safer Place’

    02/02/2021 8:23:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/02/2021 | Awr Hawkins
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) previewed gun control during recent days and makes clear he thinks there is “a lot of work to do to make this country a safer place.” Days earlier, on Janary 27, 2021, Durbin tweeted he met with gun control proponents and assured them “reducing gun violence will be a top priority of the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
  • Lindsey, Durbin teaming up on immigration bill

    01/29/2021 12:52:54 AM PST · by RandFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/28/21 12:15 PM EST | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are introducing DREAM Act legislation next week, as senators look for a long elusive immigration deal. Durbin told reporters on Thursday that it would be the starting base for broader negotiations within the Judiciary Committee and the Senate. "If we can reach an agreement soon, very soon, we will have the base bill reintroduced and then that will be our starting point to build support as well as consider any additions, too," Durbin, the incoming chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told reporters. Durbin, who also serves as Senate majority whip, said that...
  • Murkowski, Romney, Durbin, Etc Release Statement

    01/04/2021 2:37:37 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 67 replies
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski ^ | January 4, 2020
  • Durbin: Republicans Have Been Packing the Court for the Past Three-and-a-Half Years — ‘They Brag About It’

    10/11/2020 9:15:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2020 | Pam Key
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Republicans have bragged about “packing the court” under President Donald Trump. When asked if he will expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court if Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed in a clip, Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden said, “You will know my opinion of court-packing when the election is over. Look, the moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that. Other than focusing on what’s happening now.” Anchor Chuck Todd said, “Senator Durbin, did...
  • Dick Durbin Comes Down Hard On Hillary Clinton For Saying Biden Should Not Concede Under Any Circumstances

    09/29/2020 6:02:47 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 28 replies
    MenRec ^ | 09/29/2020 | Staff
    Senator Dick Durbin said it was “flat-out wrong” for Hillary Clinton to advise Democrat candidate Joe Biden not to concede on Election Day “under any circumstances.” Durbin (D-IL), in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on ‘This Week,’ said he disagreed with the two-time presidential election loser. Stephanopoulos noted that Republicans have compared Clinton’s remarks to President Trump’s wait-and-see attitude about how the election goes. “I disagree with Hillary Clinton,” Durbin replied. “I respect her. I like her. But I think she’s just flat-out wrong.”
  • Senate considers controversial Trump circuit court pick in socially distant hearing

    05/06/2020 10:53:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    With the Senate back to business in Washington, D.C., this week, the body moved ahead with what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said is his top priority -- confirming judges -- this time with the Senate Judiciary Committee holding a tense hearing for a Trump nominee named to a powerful slot on the nation's second-highest court. The committee Wednesday considered the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, also known as the D.C. Circuit, the first step to confirming the 37-year-old judge after he was nominated early last month. The...
  • Peggy Hubbard U.S. Senate

    03/12/2020 4:12:40 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 25 replies
    Peggy Hubbard for Senate ^ | 3/12/20 | Peggy Hubbard
    Peggy Hubbard is a veteran, former police officer, and retired IRS analyst, and Harley enthusiast. She speaks out for what she believes in, keeps her word, and does what is right, even when it isn’t easy. ..... Peggy was a supporter of Donald Trump in the Republican primary. She believes in America and understands we need more representatives who are not politicians, who are willing to put the American people and our freedoms first. People who will get serious about renegotiating lousy trade deals, fight for our military and veterans, support law enforcement, support criminal justice reform, support the American...
  • Sasse Debunks Democratic and Media Lies about His Born-Alive Bill

    02/25/2020 5:38:18 PM PST · by karpov · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Desanctis
    On the Senate floor this afternoon, Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) set the record straight about his legislation, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which the Senate will vote on later today. Before Sasse spoke, Democratic senator Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) came to the floor to propose a Medicaid expansion supported by Democrats, insisting that Republicans were pushing “anti-abortion” legislation while refusing to accept any measures that would help women in need. Sasse, the lead sponsor of the born-alive bill — which does not limit abortion access but rather requires doctors to provide standard medical care to newborn infants who...
  • Impeachment- Why hasn’t this been done?

    01/19/2020 6:59:21 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 18 replies
    Self Vanity ^ | Self - Vanity
    Reference Impeachment Three DEM Senators told Ukraine, in writing, their Foreign Aid would be in Jeopardy, if they didn’t dig up dirt in Trump. Three Dem Senators. Why hasn’t the Media or the GOP asked them to recuse? In fact, Durbin was on TV today saying Trump needs to be convicted.
  • Senate trial needs witnesses Trump wouldn’t allow in the House, says Durbin

    01/17/2020 7:20:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies ^ | January 15, 2020
    Many questions remain regarding how the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump will be conducted. Among the points of contention is whether or not witnesses should be called. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss why he believes “you can’t have a trial without witnesses and evidence” and how it’s “no surprise” that most Americans are not following impeachment closely. Read the Full Transcript -snip Thank you, Senator, for joining us. As you just heard, I asked Senator Barrasso, why not plan on calling witnesses now? I want to ask you the reverse question. Why should you plan...
  • N.M. delegation condemns Trump's drone strike

    01/05/2020 12:26:21 PM PST · by brownwill6767 · 66 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | 1/3/20 | Danielle Prokop
    Most members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation reacted with ire to President Donald Trump’s drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a powerful commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, early Friday at Baghdad International Airport. Soleimani’s death was first reported by official Iranian media and confirmed by a news release from the Department of Defense that said Soleimani was “actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN that Soleimani had orchestrated an “imminent” attack but would not elaborate where or when the attack was to take place. Sen....
  • Philippines Bans Two US Senators, Considering New Visa Rules

    12/27/2019 4:11:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 27, 2019 Updated: December 27, 2019 | Jack Phillips
    The Philippines has banned two U.S. Senators from visiting the country and may impose more restrictions on American citizens over the detention of a leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte. “We will not sit idly if they continue to interfere with our processes as a sovereign state,” Philippine presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said, according to a transcript of a press conference provided by the government. Panelo said Duterte ordered the Bureau of Immigration to deny Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), from entering the country.The government is protesting a provision included in a spending package passed by Congress...
  • Philippines bans two U.S. senators, mulls new visa rules for Americans

    12/27/2019 6:04:08 AM PST · by DFG · 48 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 12/27/2019 | Reuters
    The Philippines has banned two U.S. lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top government critic, the president's spokesman said on Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte will impose a requirement on U.S. nationals to get visas should any Philippine officials involved in the incarceration of Senator Leila de Lima be denied entry to the United States, as sought by U.S. senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy. Duterte's move comes after the U.S. Congress approved a 2020 budget that contains a provision introduced by the senators against anyone...
  • Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama

    12/21/2019 2:18:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is emerging as the most important vote in the Senate battle over President Trump’s impeachment trial, as Democrats regard her support as key to getting the additional witnesses and documents they need to build their case. Collins, who has played a pivotal role in the biggest Senate debates of the Trump era, finds herself once again in the spotlight as one of the Republicans considered most likely to side with Democrats. “She’s an important player,” said Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who noted that while every Senate vote is important, key trial questions will be...
  • Schumer's Corrupt Democratic Jurors

    12/20/2019 6:15:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American ^ | December 20, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was right to so eloquently smack down cryin’ Chuck Schumer’s request for a “Schumer do-over” of the House impeachment process with unheard-from witnesses. If, as House Democrats insist, the “evidence” is “uncontested,” why does Schumer seek new evidence and want to hear new witnesses, providing a list of White House advisers but not a list that includes the alleged Ukraine whistleblower? Schumer whines that McConnell has said he will take his cues on a Senate trial from President Trump, whom the House denied due process and the right to confront his accuser. Too bad, cryin’...
  • Durbin: U.S. Government ‘Certainly’ Owes Carter Page an Apology

    12/16/2019 1:05:46 AM PST · by 867V309 · 43 replies ^ | 15 Dec 2019 | Trent Baker
    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Sunday said the United States government owes former Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page an apology regarding the federal surveillance application that enabled the investigation into Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.
  • Top Mueller investigator's Democratic ties raise new bias questions

    12/07/2017 5:25:08 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 31 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 7, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Yet another member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigative team is facing questions over potential bias after it emerged that she used to represent ex-Obama aide Ben Rhodes and the Clinton Foundation.Jeannie Rhee is a former partner at WilmerHale—the high-profile law firm where Mueller worked prior to taking on the special counsel role. She is one of at least three attorneys who followed Mueller from WilmerHale.At the firm, Rhee focused on representing people in government investigations, including white-collar criminal probes and criminal and civil fraud matters.But this week, details of Rhee’s client relationships emerged, revealing that she represented Obama...
  • Senator Jay Rockefeller Gave Syria Advance Warning Of Iraq War Intentions! (FNS Transcript)

    11/14/2005 11:13:59 AM PST · by Stultis · 372 replies · 20,071+ views
    WALLACE: October of 2002 in which you authorized the use of force, you went further than the president ever did. Let's watch:(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)ROCKEFELLER: I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th that question is increasingly outdated.(END VIDEO CLIP)WALLACE: Now, the president never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?ROCKEFELLER: No. I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a...
  • 'Black ledger' and naked photos: Democrats pressured foreign countries for dirt on Trump

    09/30/2019 10:46:14 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2019 | By Rowan Scarborough
    Democrats and their operatives sought foreign help for anti-Trump dirt on a number of occasions during the 2016 election and afterward, including the infamous Kremlin-sourced dossier and Rep. Adam B. Schiff’s attempt to obtain from Russians supposed photos of a naked Donald Trump. Democrats also reached out to Ukraine to collect political smut on President Trump and his aides. Republicans believe the Ukrainian intervention, which is now under Justice Department investigation, included the creation of a bogus “black ledger” whose disclosure felled former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Three Democratic senators pressured the Ukrainian government last year to help special...