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  • Durbin Introduces Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act

    11/21/2017 4:37:03 PM PST · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 11.16.17 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced new legislation to address the growing threat of white supremacist groups and other violent domestic extremists. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act would enhance the federal government’s efforts to prevent domestic terrorism by requiring federal law enforcement agencies to regularly assess those threats and provide training and resources to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement in addressing these threats.According to a May 2017 intelligence bulletin by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), white supremacist extremism poses a persistent threat of lethal violence, and white supremacists...
  • Watch: Durbin Dodges on Whether He Will Vote to Expel Bob Menendez If Convicted

    11/13/2017 3:43:07 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/12/17 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) refused to “get into the hypotheticals,” when asked if he would vote to expel Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) if he is convicted at his federal corruption trial. Durbin said, “I’m not going to get into the hypotheticals on either of these situations. As I said, several steps removed. I’m hopeful that when all is said and done that Bob Menendez will be returning to the Senate representing the state of New Jersey.
  • Sen. Dick Durbin blames Chicago’s gun violence on Indiana’s gun laws

    11/08/2017 4:29:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2017 | Sally Persons
    Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Wednesday attributed the guns laws in Indiana for the continued wave of violence in neighboring Chicago.“We’re next to Indiana and if you got to a gun show in Indiana, you can purchase a gun without a background check. And so that’s what’s happening,” Mr. Durbin,a Democrat, said on MSNBC. “The drug gangs and these thugs are filling up the trunks of their car and heading into the neighborhoods of Chicago. And we see these gun violence crimes happening every single day.”Mr. Durbin said that nearly 600 people have died in Chicago due to gun-related deaths...
  • GOP threatens weekend work on judicial nominees

    10/30/2017 4:07:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Republicans are digging in ahead of a looming battle over President Trump's judicial nominees. Senate GOP leadership wants to clear four picks this week for the circuit courts—which are second in line to the Supreme Court—amid pressure from conservatives to pick up the pace. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned that Republicans would confirm all of the nominees, even if it meant keeping lawmakers in town through a rare weekend session. “We'll confirm all of them this week no matter how long it takes,” McConnell said from the Senate floor. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican,...
  • Top Dem: Trump will win again if Dems are too liberal

    10/16/2017 12:16:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) predicted that Democrats would lose to President Trump again in 2020 if they are too liberal. Durbin — the second highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate — said on local Chicago radio station WLS-AM on Sunday that Democrats shouldn't “overdo it” by acting too liberal in response to Trump. The senator was responding to comments by Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), who the host of the radio show Durbin was on said warned Democrats against moving too far to the left out of fear they could lose votes to Trump. "We need to be balanced. She's right about...
  • Durbin: Dems Have ‘Understanding’ Trump’s DACA Deal ‘Includes Citizenship’

    09/17/2017 4:18:11 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 62 replies
    Bretbart.com ^ | 17 Sep 2017 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that last week in a meeting between President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), a “basic understanding” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was reached. Durbin said, “We’re going forward with the understanding that we can work with the White House to come up with an agreement that includes DACA, that includes citizenship for those who are protected under the DREAM Act and also has a substantial commitment to increase border protection. Those are the...
  • Durbin: Even outside White House Gorka should be investigated for neo-Nazi ties

    08/26/2017 3:16:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) is stepping up his call for an investigation into President Trump's former special assistant Sebastian Gorka's alleged ties to a neo-Nazis. "Sebastian Gorka should never have been an advisor to POTUS. He should still be investigated for concealing neo-nazi ties," Durbin said in a tweet on Saturday, just one day after Gorka left his White House post....
  • Dem Senator REFUSES to Disclose 8 Years of Emails from Shooter Hodgkinson

    06/29/2017 9:56:23 AM PDT · by johnk · 53 replies
    BY TRUTHFEEDNEWS ^ | JUNE 29, 2017 | BY TRUTHFEEDNEWS
    Dick Durbin, the leftist partisan hack who has advocated filibustering President Trump’s Supreme Court picks, has something to hide. The Associated Press has reported that GOP baseball shooter James Hodgkinson has been involved with at least two Democratic senators from his home state. Clearly these two senators are Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth. Durbin, who has long been an apologist for Islam, apparently is a defender of liberal aspiring killers as well. If the emails are so innocuous, why not just release them? What does Dick Durbin have to hide? From DailyCaller Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin’s office will not...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Durbin’s Office Won’t Release Emails With GOP Baseball Shooter

    06/28/2017 3:55:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/27/17 | Justin Caruso
    Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin’s office will not release reported email correspondence with anti-GOP shooter James Hodgkinson. An Associated Press report says, “Hodgkinson also visited the office of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose campaign he had worked on as a volunteer, and was in email contact with the two Democratic senators from his home state.” The “two Democratic senators from his home state” of Illinois would presumably be Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.
  • Illinois lawmakers propose ‘National Gun Violence Awareness’ day and month

    05/30/2017 1:37:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | May 30, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Companion measures were introduced last week in both chambers of Congress to promote an awareness campaign backed by gun control groups. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, both Illinois Democrats, each introduced proposals in their respective chambers supporting designating June 2 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” and the month of June as “National Gun Violence Awareness Month.” The resolutions cite that each year 32,000 people in the U.S. are killed and 80,000 are injured by gunfire, and that in 2016 there were 384 mass shooting incidents — figures mirrored by the controversial Gun Violence Archive...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 May 2017

    05/28/2017 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 187 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 May 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 28th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bill Cassidy, R-La.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kelly; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kelly; Rep. Adam Schitf, D-Calif.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Linda Graham, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago.
  • Durbin: Rosenstein Must Appoint Special Prosecutor or Resign

    05/12/2017 4:33:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 51 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin ^ | 5.12.17 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin
    DECATUR—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement: In an interview with NBC News, President Trump admitted to firing FBI Director James Comey because of his investigation of the Trump campaign’s Russian connections—that is dangerously close to obstruction of justice. This morning, the President tweeted a thinly veiled threat to Mr. Comey, which could be construed as threatening a witness in this investigation, which is another violation of federal law. To preserve his reputation as a credible prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein must appoint an independent special prosecutor to pursue possible criminal charges, or he must...
  • Dems threaten to bring Senate to a crawl over FBI firing

    05/10/2017 9:08:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 104 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/10/17 | Jordain Carney
    Democrats are threatening to slow the Senate to a crawl in response to President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat, launched the effort by objecting to the Senate GOP's routine request to allow 13 committee hearings to take place on Wednesday. "Because of the decision last night by the president of the United States to terminate the director of the FBI and the questions that its raised we gathered together, the Democratic senators on the floor, and listened as our leader at least suggested a path for us to follow...
  • Catholic Senator Dick Durbin: Democrats cannot dissent from party, must support abortion

    04/24/2017 4:19:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 23, 2017 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    The 28 percent of Democrats who oppose abortion have no place in the Democratic party, according to two of the party’s leading figures. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin echoed party chair Tom Perez Sunday in saying that there is no room in the party for dissent on the abortion issue. “I am committed to women’s rights under the law, reproductive rights certainly, and our party is [committed],” Durbin said in an appearance on CNN. “We’ve made that part of our platform and position for a long, long time. I know within the ranks of the Democratic Party there are those who...
  • Durbin Supported Gorsuch as Circuit Judge Before Joining Dem Filibuster Against Nomination

    03/29/2017 6:12:37 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 28, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) announced Tuesday that he will join fellow Democrats in filibustering Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, despite in 2006 supporting Gorsuch to become a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Durbin, the Senate's second-ranking Democrat, took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to voice his opposition to Gorsuch's nomination. "He did not earn my vote," Durbin reportedly said. "I'll vote no when his nomination comes before the committee next week. I will vote no on cloture, and I'll oppose his nomination on the Senate on the Senate floor." He...
  • Durbin Statement On DHS Mass Deportation Guidelines

    02/21/2017 6:42:30 PM PST · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin ^ | 2/20/2017 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, released the following statement in response to leaked memos from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementing President Trump’s controversial executive orders on immigration.  "These guidelines are now the official policy of the Trump Administration, implementing the President's mass deportation Executive Orders. I have called on my counterpart on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Chairman John Cornyn, to hold hearings on these orders—we need an immediate public examination in Congress of these heavy-handed, anti-family policies. The Senate should also pass the bill...
  • Mercy for the 'Dreamers'

    02/01/2017 7:28:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | Star Parker
    We should not allow Dreamers to forget that this is a nation of law and they received mercy. On June 15, 2012, President Obama signed an executive order to protect those who arrived illegally to the United States as minors. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals provides a two-year window to shield these people from deportation and allow them to work. They must have been under 16 when they arrived, be in school or have completed school, and have no criminal record. The order produced consternation on two fronts. First, the nature of the action. Many feel that immigration policy, legal...
  • Durbin: Trump Immigration Executive Orders Make Nation Less Safe

    01/25/2017 7:53:29 PM PST · by mdittmar · 48 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin ^ | 1/25/2017 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
    SHEPERDSTOWN, WV—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Democratic Whip and Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed executive orders cracking down on immigrant communities, that, among other things, dramatically increase the number of immigration agents and strip federal funding from communities that limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.   “Creating a mass deportation force and depriving cities of millions of dollars in critical federal funding will make our communities and nation less safe,” said Senator Durbin. “After railing against the use of executive power, President Trump is bypassing Congress...
  • Durbin Highlights $10 Million Federal Investment in Illinois CO2 Projects

    12/17/2016 10:32:53 AM PST · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin ^ | 12.16.16 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
    DECATUR – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded two grants totaling $10 million to the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), housed at the University of Illinois’ Prairie Research Institute (PRI). The grants will fund projects to research commercial-scale geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Any meaningful strategies for addressing the causes and dangers of climate change must include reduced carbon emissions,” Durbin said. “That’s why we are here today to announce a $10 million investment by the United States Department of Energy to study if 50...
  • Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill

    12/11/2016 8:11:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 11, 2016 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    DEC 9 2016 Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill by SUZANNE GAMBOA WASHINGTON - Seizing on President-elect Donald Trump's "encouraging" comments in a Time interview, two U.S. senators are pushing for a stopgap protection from deportation for young immigrants who arrived or stayed in the country illegally as children. Senate Minority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., partnered to introduce legislation Friday that would protect the young immigrants should Trump repeal the executive action before Congress takes up immigration reform. The protection would be temporary to keep them from being deported while...