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  • Durbin's star rises in Gore veepstakes (Flashback)

    01/15/2018 4:22:54 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | July 15, 2000 | Paul Merrion
    WASHINGTON — Once considered a long shot among a dozen or more potential running mates for Al Gore, Sen. Richard Durbin has emerged as one of a few serious contenders, Democratic strategists say. Sen. Durbin confirms meeting once and talking twice by telephone in recent weeks with former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who is conducting the vice-presidential search process for the Gore campaign. "Is he on the list? Yes," says a senior Democratic Party official from the Midwest with close ties to the campaign. "Is he strong? Absolutely." While he once laughed off the veepstakes speculation, Sen. Durbin now...
  • (Update) Jeff Flake Backs Up Durbin - Says Trump Did Say Sh*thole

    01/12/2018 8:53:52 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 158 replies
    Jake Tapper ^ | January 12, 2018
    We have an update on the previous thread, which I'll link below. Trump denied saying "sh*thole" in the meeting, Dick Durbin came out and said Trump said it: “In the course of his comments, [President Trump] said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist,” Sen. Dick Durbin says of “sh*thole countries” comments. “He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.” Of course, he then dramatized it to the extreme: "The most disheartening thing to me is, my belief that, that was the first time words that hateful have been spoken in the Oval Office of the White...
  • Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection?

    05/26/2013 4:57:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 144 replies ^ | May 26, 2013 05:53 PM | Doug Powers
    Dick Durbin: Are bloggers and tweeters entitled to constitutional protection? Share By Doug Powers • May 26, 2013 05:53 PM **Written by Doug Powers Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has in the past had a very subjective and abstract view of the Constitution, and on Fox News Sunday he once again wondered which people might be “entitled” to constitutional protections and which people might not: “You’ve raised an important point and I heard Sen. Graham call for special counsel,” Durbin said. “I’m not ready to do this at this moment. I would like to know if Holder has any conflict in...
  • Durbin says Romney running from Bain 'like a scalded cat'

    07/19/2012 1:29:57 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 19, 2012 | Tim Curry
    Democrats pressed their attack Sunday on Mitt Romney’s record as head of the investment firm Bain Capital in the 1990’s. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the Senate majority whip, asked on NBC’s Meet the Press, “Why is Mitt Romney running away from his company, Bain Capital, like a scalded cat? Because there’s abundant evidence that under Bain Capital they were exporting American jobs to low-wage countries and he doesn’t want to be associated with it.” Defending Romney’s record at Bain Capital, Romney campaign advisor Ed Gillespie told NBC’s David Gregory that outsourcing – U.S. companies setting up foreign operations to replace...
  • Tancredo Asks Immigration Authorities to Detain Illegal Aliens Attending Durbin EventinU.S.Capitol

    10/23/2007 2:35:38 PM PDT · by RDTF · 37 replies · 79+ views
    Tancredo via Drudge Report ^ | Oct 23, 2007 | T.Q. Houlton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. ) – Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) today released a statement regarding an event Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) reportedly plans to hold in conjunction with discussion of the DREAM ACT – an event that will be attended by several illegal aliens. “I call on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency to detain any illegal aliens at this press conference. Just because these illegal aliens are being used for political gain doesn’t mean they get immunity from the law.” “If we can’t enforce our laws inside the building where American laws are made, where can we enforce them?” Tancredo alerted...
  • What’s Dick Durbin up to?

    07/17/2007 9:24:41 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 48 replies · 1,792+ views ^ | July 17, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    What’s Dick Durbin up to? By Michelle Malkin  •  July 17, 2007 10:46 AM The DREAM Act, which would allow illegal alien students to get special in-state college tuition discounts not available to native-born and naturalized American students, has been resurrected by the Dems. You’ll remember it was a piece of the failed shamnesty bill in the Senate. As I noted during the debate, the Dream Act would repeal a clearly worded provision in the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) that states: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not lawfully present in the United...
  • Durbin: Ban rebel flag at cemetery [Insanity]

    09/10/2005 3:52:21 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 52 replies · 976+ views
    Pantagraph ^ | 9-10-2005 | By Kurt Erickson
    SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' senior U.S. senator and a civil rights group are raising a red flag over plans to erect a monument to fallen Confederate soldiers near the state's capital city.In a letter being drafted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is expected to request that the Confederate flag be banned from a dedication ceremony for the gray granite obelisk at Camp Butler National Cemetery. The letter is being sent on behalf of the Springfield chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which began questioning the monument earlier this summer.Although Springfield...
  • Rove's scorn of liberals' 9/11 response makes waves - (Bush, Cheney, Mehlman backing Rove)

    06/27/2005 9:50:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    Karl Rove told New York conservatives June 22 that liberals had a wimpy response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, drawing harsh criticism June 23 from Democrats who demanded that President Bush either rebuke or fire his senior political adviser. “Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers,” Mr. Rove said at the annual dinner of the New York State Conservative Party. Mr. Rove also accused Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, of endangering...