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  • Obama’s ineligibility: It is time to create a genuine opposition (Dim bulb Dick Durbin video)

    06/30/2011 6:37:54 AM PDT · by Ordinary_American · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 30, 2011 | Lawrence Sellin
    The 2012 election is underway and it will be a street fight, whose outcome will determine if the United States survives as a republic. It is futile writing to Congress for the redress of grievances. They are only interested in getting elected, not in representing their constituents. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is the Senate Majority Whip, the second highest position in the Democratic Party leadership in the Senate. To me Dangerous Dick is indicative of how far the Congress has degenerated. (snip) Durbin thinks that it is acceptable for an illegal immigrant to become President. If you recall, it was...
  • Democrat Senator: Illegal Alien Could Be Our Future President (Durbin Flubs the Constitution)

    06/29/2011 8:42:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 36 replies
    Stand With Arizona (YouTube) ^ | 06-29-2011 | Stand With Arizona (Facebook)
    Senator Dick Durbin has never been accused of being the brightest man in ANY room. However as a 3-term Senator one would at least expect him to know the basics of the U.S. Constitution that he swore an oath to defend. No such luck, as Durbin led off the first hearing of his pet 'DREAM Act' by asking all the illegals in his audience to stand up (you know, the ones 'hiding in the shadows') and then says he sees in them our future "doctors, our teachers...our senators, and maybe our president." Uh, Senator, try reading Article 2, Section 1,...
  • Durbin: Maybe Illegal Alien Will Become President Someday

    06/29/2011 5:29:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Durbin: Maybe Illegal Alien Will Become President Someday Wednesday, June 29, 2011 By Terence P. Jeffrey ( - Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) said in a congressional hearing Tuesday that a young person who is an illegal alien in the United States today may someday become president. “When I look around this room, I see America's future, our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our congressmen, our senators, and maybe our president,” Durbin said immediately after having asked all young persons in the room to stand if they were currently undocumented aliens who would...
  • Dems Push Ahead With DREAM Act, as ICE Offers New Guidelines for Illegal Immigrant Cases

    06/28/2011 6:09:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27, 2011
    Sen. Dick Durbin plans to make a full-court press Tuesday to revive the debate over a controversial proposal to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a path to legal status, as the Obama administration moves on a separate track to grant what some describe as "amnesty" to the same group. Durbin, D-Ill., in announcing the first-ever Senate hearing on the so-called DREAM Act, said his proposal would "make our country stronger." Under the plan, which passed the House last year but died in the Senate, illegal immigrants who came here as children and complete two years...
  • Gang of Six closes in on deficit deal (Saxby Chambliss: Ryan’s plan needs to hike taxes to work)

    04/12/2011 7:30:56 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/12/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Gang of Six negotiators are close to striking a deal on a deficit-reduction package, according to Senate sources.  White House officials and Democrats are pressing for the six negotiators to wrap up their talks by the Easter recess beginning on April 16. There is no deal yet, however, and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has made clear that he will not be held to an arbitrary timeline.  Coburn has also insisted that a broad deficit reduction package include Social Security reform, something that Democratic negotiators such as Sens. Kent Conrad (N.D.) and Dick Durbin (Ill.) argue should be handled separately.  The...
  • Paul Rankles Reid on Libya

    04/02/2011 9:02:32 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | 4/1/2011 | Robert Costa
    Washington — Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), a Tea Party favorite, has boxed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) into a corner. After a quiet day of quorum calls and speeches, Reid abruptly adjourned the upper chamber Thursday and postponed votes until Monday. According to numerous Hill staffers, Paul deserves some credit for the impasse. Here’s the back story: On Wednesday, Paul, with little notice, attached an amendment to the small-business re-authorization bill. The amendment, which chastises President Obama for his actions in Libya, urges members to adopt the president’s own words as “the sense of the Senate.” To...
  • U.S. Muslims Shouldn’t Talk With FBI Unless They Have a Lawyer, Activist Tells Senators

    03/30/2011 9:02:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 30, 2011 | Penny Starr
    ( – A Muslim civil rights activist told Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that she stands by the advice posted on her Web site that tells Muslims not to speak with the FBI or other law enforcement personnel unless a lawyer is present. Kyl said he was “stunned” that Farhana Khera, president and executive director of Muslim Advocates, would “issue those kind of instructions,” given the connection between many domestic terror attacks and radical Islam and the importance of cooperation from American Muslims to help thwart those attacks. “I would think that Muslim Americans would feel a special obligation to...
  • Dick Durbin’s cozy alliance with Wal-Mart, Home Depot and the giant retail lobby

    03/29/2011 11:28:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Mar 2011 | Jonathan Strong
    Everybody knows, as Sen. Dick Durbin keeps telling us, the credit card companies and big banks have a well-oiled lobbying machine on Capitol Hill fighting against a new law that gives the Federal Reserve the authority to set what price Visa, Mastercard and others get for debit and credit card purchases at retailers across the country. “I will tell you this: we are watching a lobbying effort on Capitol Hill the likes of which we’ve never seen. The banking industry and the credit card companies have so much money on the table,” Durbin griped Monday on CNBC. But hold on:...
  • Steve Emerson Exposes Durbin Hearings as Cover for Islamists

    03/28/2011 4:32:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 3/28/11 | Frank Gaffney
    Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism joined me on the radio today and shared some shocking information about several people involved in the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing set for Tuesday in the US Senate. The first, a witness for the hearing, Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates who alleged that the FBI was trying to entrap the Imam who helped Nazibullah Zazi evade FBI surveillance– and concluded that Muslims should not help the FBI. Emerson documents other shocking instances of U.S. government political cover for America’s enemies–
  • Senate Hearing To Protect Muslim Civil Rights

    03/23/2011 11:56:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 23, 2011
    In “response to the spike in anti-Muslim bigotry,” the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has quietly scheduled a special hearing for early next week to better protect Muslim civil rights in America. Organized by Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin, who chairs the judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, the event will mark the first-ever congressional hearing on Muslim civil rights. Durbin put it together because he claims there’s been a surge in anti-Muslim bigotry in the last year. As examples he offers Quran burnings, restrictions on mosque construction, hate crimes, hate speech, and other forms of discrimination....
  • Durbin to host hearings on protecting Muslim civil rights

    03/23/2011 8:00:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Durbin to host hearings on protecting Muslim civil rights By Daniel Strauss - 03/23/11 09:50 AM ET Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) plans to hold hearings on protecting American Muslims' civil rights, his office announced Tuesday night. The hearings come a few weeks after Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) held controversial hearings of his own on the radicalization of American Muslims. Those hearings were widely criticized by Democrats who worried that they unfairly singled out Muslim Americans. But an official with knowledge of the matter said that Durbin's hearings are not meant to counter King's. Instead, it comes "in response...
  • Senate to hold hearings on Muslims' rights

    03/23/2011 3:42:04 AM PDT · by Darkwolf377 · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Just weeks after House Republicans held a hearing looking at the dangers of radical Muslims in the U.S., Senate Democrats are countering with a hearing of their own, scheduled for after Congress returns from a 10-day vacation, to examine Muslims' civil rights. Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, announced the subcommittee hearing Tuesday, saying there has been a spike in anti-Muslim bigotry in the last year that demands closer attention. (edit) The hearing will be the first ever before the Judiciary Committee's new subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights and human rights, which Democrats created this year. Mr....
  • Inside the White House-Congress Meeting on Libya (Obama Spox: U.S. involvement "days not weeks")

    03/18/2011 6:46:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    The Cable, Foreign Policy ^ | Friday, March 18, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    SNIP The other lawmakers in attendance (beside Sen. Richard Lugar R-IN) were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-TX), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Buck McKeon (R-NY), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA). Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough held a conference call with...
  • 64 Senators Declare Obama AWOL On Deficit, Entitlements

    03/18/2011 12:32:05 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 45 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/18/2011 | Sean Higgins
    In a sign of how frustrated members of both parties are with President Obama’s disengagement from the budget debate on Capitol Hill, a supermajority of 64 senators, including Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., have signed a letter urging the president to “to engage in a broader discussion about a comprehensive deficit reduction package.” Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., organized the effort. In a conference call with reporters today, Johanns said any hope for broad reform will require leadership from the White House, which the lawmakers haven’t seen so far.
  • An Introduction to Democrat Mathematics

    03/06/2011 9:44:23 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 10 replies
    Religio Political Talk (RPT) ^ | 3-6-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    (If you need an embed code, message me.) In this video I uploaded to my Facebook and embedded on my blog, you see Sen. Dick Durbin confronted with the faux math that Democrats seem to be in love with.
  • Top Democrat draws line in sand in budget fight (Shut 'er down!)

    03/06/2011 3:21:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    reuters ^ | 3/6/2011 | Thomas Ferraro
    Assistant Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin drew a line in the sand on Sunday in his party's budget battle with Republicans, who are pushing deep spending cuts to trim the federal deficit. Durbin, one of President Barack Obama's top allies in Congress, said he opposed going beyond the $10.5 billion in domestic, non-defense discretionary spending cuts that Democrats have backed. Republicans want $61 billion in spending reductions. "I think we've pushed this to the limit," Durbin told the "Fox News Sunday" television program as Congress and the White House prepared for another week of showdowns that threaten a government shutdown....
  • Lawmakers want SEC to stand firm on strict conflict minerals rules

    03/05/2011 6:55:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2011 | Peter Schroeder
    Business groups are warning that it might be impossible to comply with proposed rules requiring companies to track whether minerals came from combat-torn parts of Africa. But the two lawmakers behind the so-called "conflict minerals" provision are telling regulators to stand firm and issue strict rules as quickly as possible. The standoff played out this week in a series of comment letters filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is required by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law to implement a provision forcing companies to take stock of how they obtain certain minerals. The provision is intended to make...
  • Durbin: Wisconsin workers shouldn't be 'badgered' by governor (Ryan - "Cairo's moved to Madison.")

    02/18/2011 6:45:49 AM PST · by bronxville · 30 replies
    The Hill blog ^ | 02-18-2011 | Daniel Strauss
    Durbin: Wisconsin workers shouldn't be 'badgered' by governor By Daniel Strauss - 02/18/11 07:52 AM ET One of the Senate's top Democrats has come out in support of Wisconsin workers protesting labor reforms by the state's governor. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), in a press statement released Thursday night, criticized Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker's labor reforms as a way of keeping workers from winning fair pay. “Workers across the country should have the right to stand together for fair compensation and a safe workplace," Durbin said. "Wisconsin’s teachers and state workers should not be badgered by a governor...
  • Senators: Ban smokeless tobacco use in MLB

    02/16/2011 1:22:02 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 36 replies
    pMSNBC ^ | 2/15/11 | Ken Strickland
    Two Democratic senators are asking baseball commissioner Bud Selig to ban all tobacco use in the sport, specifically citing smokeless products. Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey are suggesting that Selig push for a ban as part of the negotiations in the players' collective bargaining agreement later this year. Major League Baseball banned tobacco use in its minor leagues in 1993, but still allows it in the big leagues. The senators say Major League Baseball "is undoubtedly complicit" in the increase its use with school-aged boys.
  • Durbin: Obama Administration Should Enforce Obamacare Even Though Judge Ruled It Unconstitutional

    02/03/2011 10:29:26 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 133 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | Febriaru 3. 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Following a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutionality of the new health care law, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told that the Obama administration should continue enforcing the health care law despite federal judge Roger Vinson’s ruling that it is unconstitutional.