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  • Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis When He Visits the USA

    08/21/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/21/2015 | Emily Wilkins
    Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis. Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiff’s message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope's U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. “He’s been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. “I don’t think anyone will...
  • Ted Cruz: Principled Opposition To Rubio Amnesty Bill - [4/25/13]

    02/14/2015 3:50:50 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz, the boat-rocking limited government constitutional conservative Senator from Texas, provided another one of his patented cross examinations of a smoke-blowing government official at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Cruz, the son of legal immigrants from Cuba, asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about border security measures – the so-called “triggers” – contained in the “Gang of Eight's” immigration bill. Specifically, Senator Cruz asked, “If there are no objective metrics, if it is simply the subjective assessment of a host of factors, how can we have any confidence that the border will be secured and that any...
  • Washington’s gas tax guzzlers "maybe motorists won’t notice that we’re gouging them"

    01/12/2015 6:12:00 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    wash times ^ | 1/11/15 | s moore
    Suddenly everyone in Washington wants a gas tax hike — apparently so that consumers don’t save too much money at the pump. As prices keep falling, the politicians and the moochers in Washington want a piece of the action. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois and even Republicans such as Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee have linked arms with the entire road-building industry and green groups that want the cost of fuel to go up.Mrs. Pelosi won’t even hide her cynical motivation: With gas prices low, maybe motorists won’t notice that we’re gouging them: “If there’s...
  • Staying Out of Other People's Wars

    02/08/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | February 8, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives," said Sen. Richard Durbin, "a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both." Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham returned from the Munich security conference saying that even John Kerry agrees that President Obama's Syrian policy has failed. They are urging another look at air strikes. North Korea is warning that should the annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises go forward in March, it could mean war, possibly nuclear war. Philippines President Benigno Aquino III this week compared his country's situation to Czechoslovakia in 1938, and the disputed islets off his...
  • Activists Warn of Possible Dangers of Deferred Action in Video

    08/16/2012 12:31:01 PM PDT · by AuntB · 32 replies
    Hispanically speaking news ^ | Aug. 15, 2012 | Hispanically Speaking News
    A group of pro-immigrant activists in Chicago on Tuesday released an informational video warning about the possible dangers of deferred action, which on Wednesday will begin to register undocumented young people who want to try and postpone deportation. The video, “Defer the Bulls—t,” may be seen online at and is an effort to resist the government’s alleged disinformation campaign about the program. “While some youth may have a chance at relief, Deferred Action is at best insufficient, and at worst misleading, dangerous and deliberately deceptive,” said Jose Herrera of the Moratorium on Deportations Campaign on Tuesday. Some 20 members...
  • Hedge Funds Pay Top Dollar for Washington Intelligence

    10/04/2011 8:23:38 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2011 | BRODY MULLINS And SUSAN PULLIAM
    At a breakfast fund-raiser last year at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel, former lobbyist Paul Equale pulled up a chair next to Sen. Richard Durbin. As they chatted, the Illinois Democrat told him about a recent breakthrough in his efforts to push through a bill to cap debit-card fees. At a breakfast fund-raiser last year at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel, former lobbyist Paul Equale pulled up a chair next to Sen. Richard Durbin. As they chatted, the Illinois Democrat told him about a recent breakthrough in his efforts to push through a bill to cap debit-card fees. Some investment...
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers (the next Dem to retire?)

    02/27/2010 4:10:55 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 668+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/26/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election. -snip- Delahunt told the Herald last week that he was still weighing whether to seek re-election, but Democratic Party sources have privately indicated his departure is anticipated - and expected to draw a host of candidates-in-waiting out of the woodwork.
  • Number-two Senate Democrat 'in the dark' about health care bill (Durbin Clueless About ReidCare)

    12/13/2009 6:16:38 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 794+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2009 | Byron York
    Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin admitted Friday that he is "in the dark" about the national health care bill currently under construction by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In an exchange on the Senate floor, Republican Sen. John McCain asked Durbin, "Should we not at least be informed as to what the proposal is that the Senate Majority Leader is going to propose to the entire Senate?" Durbin's answer: "I would say to the senator from Arizona that I am in the dark almost as much as he is, and I am in the leadership." Durbin explained that during a...
  • A Bittersweet Glance Behind the Scenes

    09/06/2006 4:41:43 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 120+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/06/06 | Purple Mountains
    While it was with a certain sense of satisfaction that I listened to President Bush describe some of the details of how we have dealt with these high level Islamic terrorists and how this has led to the uncovering and the shutting down of some terrifying terrorist plots, his speech renewed the outrage I have felt with liberal members of the Supreme Court and their cohorts in Congress and in the press.
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)

    06/23/2006 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 34 replies · 944+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/23/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.Sunday Shows for 6-25-06 ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: What is wrong with these Democrats?  We hand them the election on a silver platter and they just screw it up!Bush has had two good weeks - it's time to bring out the big guns and knock that fool down a peg Topics: Iraq Withdrawal?: In a pair of exclusive...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 5/27 - 5/28 (not the live thread)

    05/26/2006 2:28:49 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 37 replies · 1,012+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 5/26/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/27 - 5/28/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: The power of the MSM is unassailable!watch as they destroy the evil right wingers and crown the good progressives while blaming everything on the United States (It's what they do best) Topics: Reports of a massacre in Haditha, IraqThe immigration debate Guests Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. Duncan Hunter doesn't realize it yet, but he's...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 4/1 and 4/2/06 (not the live thread)

    03/31/2006 4:17:45 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 29 replies · 916+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 3/31/06 | Network and Cable News
    Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: The Republicans are doomed if they do and doomed if they don't on immigration Topics: The Republican brawl over immigration: An interview with pollster Matthew Dowd on the politics of reform (Opinion Journal web site)Journal editors handicap the showdown between President Bush and GOP restrictionists. (Opinion Journal web site)Immigration reform and the Hispanic vote: Are hard-line Republicans jeopardizing the GOP's future as a majority party for short-term gains this November? (FNC web site) Guests Matthew Dowd I used to work for George Bush, now I work the Ahnuld on his...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/18 - 3/19 (not the live thread)

    03/17/2006 7:12:26 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 44 replies · 1,082+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 3/17/06 | Network and Cable News
    Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: Fissures in the GOP - immigration Topics: "Are Republicans headed for a political meltdown over immigration?" (as per Opinion Journal web site)"Immigration reform controversy: We'll examine policies under consideration" (as per FNC show page)"Plus, what a hard line on immigration means for this year's midterm elections" (as per FNC show page) Guests Colorado Governor Bill Owens I have a plan, just like the plan that's failing the President Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review illegal immigration isn't really a problem, really Stephen Moore, Walls Street JournalJason Riley, Walls Street JournalPaul Gigot, Walls...
  • Safe and Secure Food Act of 2005

    02/02/2006 5:31:12 AM PST · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 470+ views
    The Library of Congress ^ | Jul 28, 2005 | Sen. Richard Durbin
  • Durbin, Again

    08/16/2005 3:06:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,088+ views
    NRO ^ | August 16, 2005 | Stephen Spruiell
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend Version August 16, 2005, 8:24 a.m. Durbin, Again The Illinois Democrat makes another mess for himself. By Stephen Spruiell The story unfolding over George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley's dispute with Sen. Dick Durbin's office over John Robert's religious convictions took a new turn Monday when Charles Hurt of the Washington Times reported on a letter that Turley sent to Durbin's office in an effort to set the record straight. Last month, Turley wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times in which he reported on a meeting that took place between...
  • Durbin Throws Down the Gauntlet on Roberts, terms nominee "controversial" (D'ya think?)

    07/21/2005 3:52:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 2,381+ views
    ILLINOIS LEADER.COM ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Illinois' senior Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Assistant Democrat Leader in the U.S. Senate, has wasted little time in launching against Judge John Roberts, President Bush's choice for the Supreme Court slot being vacated by retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Durbin has said that the President's decision to put forward John Roberts, 50, who he termed a "controversial nominee" guarantees a "controversial nomination process." Durbin previously clashed with Roberts during the confirmation process for the federal judgeship he now holds. Durbin questioned Roberts characterization of the Rehnquist Court as not necessarily conservative, saying that the the record of the court...
  • IL Cong delegation reacts to Durbin Gitmo comments (Schakowsky says Bush Admin should apologize)

    06/22/2005 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 15 replies · 556+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | June 21, 2005 | Nekesa Josey
    (Here is the relevant passage. Other than Speaker Hastert, the Illinois Congressional delegation has been pretty quiet. Except for Evanston's Jan Schakowsky, a human-hangover from the 1960s.) REP. JAN SCHAKOWSKY (D-9): "The Bush Administration and Republican leaders are engaged in a pathetic attempt to make Senator Dick Durbin's condemnation of the use of torture at Guantanamo Bay an issue. As a result of the revelations of conditions at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and Bagram prison in Afghanistan, the Republicans owe the American people, our soldiers and veterans an apology for undermining American values such as the Rule of Law, putting our...
  • Hold the Rice

    06/21/2005 7:04:48 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 950+ views ^ | 06-21-05 | Farah, Joseph
    Hold the Rice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: June 21, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 The more I see and hear of Condoleezza Rice, the less I respect her. Don't get me wrong. I think it would be exciting to have a serious black candidate for president – one who understood freedom, the Constitution, individual rights, the American Dream. I would love to see a great woman – like Margaret Thatcher or Jeanne Kirkpatrick – make a serious bid for the presidency in my lifetime. It's just that Condoleezza Rice, unfortunately, is not that person. I'm sure her knowledge and insight...
  • Nets Target U.S. Military "Abuses," But Skip Dick Durbin's "Nazi" Rant "

    06/17/2005 2:37:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 706+ views
    MEDIA RESEARCH.ORG ^ | JUNE 17, 2005 | Tim Scheiderer
    Complaints about the U.S. military's treatment of terrorists at Guantanamo Bay were once again featured on all three broadcast network evening newscasts Wednesday. Full stories on ABC, CBS and NBC cast the military on the defensive at congressional hearings. CBS Evening News anchor Bob Schieffer — who has likened Guantanamo to the "Hanoi Hilton," the infamous North Vietnamese prison camp — grumped that "Congress asked a lot of questions today" about Guantanamo, but "the problem is, they didn't get many answers." ABC followed up its story on yesterday's hearings with a second full report by ABC's Terry Moran, who zeroed...

    06/17/2005 6:44:29 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 71 replies · 3,273+ views
    “Comparison of U.S. Soldiers to the Nazis is irresponsible and dangerous” Washington, D.C. — Sparked by recent comments from Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), Congressman Steve Buyer (IN-04), Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, called on the Senator to apologize to U.S. servicemembers for comparing them to Nazis. The Associated Press reported, “During a speech Tuesday, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat quoted from an FBI agent’s report describing detainees at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay… ‘You would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or...