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  • Durbin: Term ‘Chain Migration’ Painful to African-Americans Because They Migrated to U.S. in Chains

    01/12/2018 9:49:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 164 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Friday, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) backed up a Washington Post report claiming President Donald Trump referred to certain nations as “shithole countries” in a bipartisan meeting Trump held with members of Congress on immigration policy. Durbin’s remarks were made to reporters and captured by MSNBC’s camera. Durbin also criticized Trump for his use of the term “chain migration” because according to the Senate Minority Whip, it was offensive to African-Americans that “migrated” to the United States chains.
  • 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...
  • Durbin Statement On Republican Tax Plan

    11/02/2017 5:05:56 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 11/2/2017 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement on the tax plan released this morning by House Republicans: This plan gives massive tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest individuals while middle class families are left behind. It is based on the mistaken belief that cutting taxes for the wealthiest will benefit everybody else—an assumption that has been proven false each and every time it’s been tested. Eliminating state and local tax deductions will hit Illinois hard—resulting in double taxation for a third of the families in our state.
  • Dems threaten to bring Senate to a crawl over FBI firing

    05/10/2017 9:08:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 104 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois Senator Asks Pope to Curb Dominican Cardinal's Criticism of Gay US Envoy

    12/17/2015 12:19:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois has written to Pope Francis, criticizing "hateful" public remarks by Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez of Santo Domingo about the openly homosexual US ambassador to the Dominican Republic. The Illinois lawmaker said that the ambassador, James "Wally" Brewster, has shown "patience and professionalism" in the "mean-spirited attacks" by the Dominican cardinal. He appealed to the Pope to stop the cardinal's "intolerant public statements."
  • House Republicans sidelined, Durbin says

    10/13/2013 7:22:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies ^ | October 13, 2013 | AUSTIN WRIGHT
    House Republicans are no longer a part of negotiations to end the standoff in Washington, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Sunday. “We’ve reached the point where House Republicans and their leadership have stepped to the sidelines,” the Illinois Democrat said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” knocking the House GOP for what he characterized as shifting demands. “They’re not part of this,” he said. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), meanwhile, blamed President Barack Obama for the standoff over reopening the government and raising the debt limit. “The president has refused to negotiate,” Portman said. “It’s unbelievable.” Portman also echoed other Republicans...
  • Trayvon Martin's Mother to Testify in Senate on 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

    09/14/2013 5:26:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept 14, 2013 | William Bigelow
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, announced on Thursday that a central witness in the September 17 Senate hearing targeting “Stand Your Ground” laws will be Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother.
  • 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...
  • Sen. Dick Durbin responds to letter (DICK IS A LITTLE THIN-SKINNED)

    12/06/2012 10:26:40 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 22 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 5, 2012 6:38PM | Sen. Dickhead Durbin (D-Ill.)
    Senator responds This week, a letter writer criticized what he felt is my position on taxing the rich, reducing the debt and protecting the safety net. Let me set the record straight. I do believe the wealthy should pay their fair share. I voted for a bill raising taxes on those making more than $250,000 and protecting middle-income families from income tax increases this summer. That bill is being held up in the House of Representatives by the Speaker. I support closing tax loopholes, limiting deductions and elimination of some of the carve-outs and giveaways in our tax code —...
  • Web tax on tap - Feds look to bail out strapped state coffers

    04/17/2011 6:37:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies ^ | April 17, 2011 | MARK DeCAMBRE
    The e-tax man cometh. As early as this week, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told The Post he will propose sweeping legislation to tax all online purchases -- in a move aimed at closing state budget shortfalls. Such a tax would plow more than $1 billion in tax revenues into the state coffers for the 2012 budget, according to some estimates. William Fox, University of Tennessee economics professor, says that based on his own estimates, New York lost about $865.5 million in tax revenues in 2010 -- almost enough to close that year's $1 billion budget deficit -- based on its...
  • Dick Durbin holds Muslim rights hearings

    03/29/2011 9:45:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Dick Durbin holds Muslim rights hearings By: Scott Wong March 29, 2011 11:33 AM EDT Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said it wasn’t a response to Republican Rep. Peter King’s hearings this month on post-9/11 Islamic radicalization and terrorism — but it sure felt like it. Durbin’s hearing Tuesday on anti-Muslim bigotry – the first congressional hearing of its kind – was an opportunity for Democrats to present Muslim Americans in a different light: as a people facing growing discrimination and intolerance. Durbin noted that King previously said there are too many mosques in the country. And former House Speaker...
  • 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...
  • Next in line? (Turban Durbin speaking in Omaha May 15)

    04/26/2010 2:35:11 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 6 replies · 247+ views ^ | 4-26-10 | Don Walton
    Next in line? Score one for Nebraska Democrats. They've snared Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois as headline speaker at their Morrison-Exon Dinner on May 15. Durbin could be the next Senate majority leader if Sen. Harry Reid doesn't survive a tough re-election test in Nevada this November. And, of course, if Democrats maintain control of the Senate. If Reid goes down, Democrats are likely to choose between Durbin and Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York. Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz, a graduate of Chadron State College who was born in West Point, will also address the dinner to be held at...
  • Welcome to the Terrorists-for-Jobs Exchange (Durbin: Bring Terrorists to Illinois)

    11/17/2009 4:33:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 652+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/09 | Kevin McCullough
    Welcome to the Terrorists-for-Jobs Exchangeby Kevin McCullough, Updated November 16, 2009 Shouldn't the voters of a state that have the chance to weigh in on whether or not terrorists should be housed in a prison in their state? It appears that officials in three states--Illinois, Montana, and Colorado--are salivating over the hope of landing a federal contract to house some of the remaining Gitmo detainees. The reason for such desperation appears mostly to be driven by desperate economics. Amid reports this weekend that President Obama's home state of Illinois is hoping to sell a prison facility to the federal...
  • Sauerberg: Durbin Hates America

    07/20/2008 7:33:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 23 replies · 135+ views ^ | Kevin Robinson
    GOP Senate challenger Steve Sauerberg called Dick Durbin's patriotism into question during a taping of a radio broadcast to air Sunday morning on WBBM 780-AM. Noting Durbin's opposition to a constitutional amendment banning flag burning, Sauerberg said the founding fathers "never had to deal with ultra-liberal Americans who hate their own country." When asked if he was referring to Durbin, he said "I think he’s an ultra-liberal. Whether he hates his own country, I cannot determine for the gentleman,” but that he "wonders a lot" about Durbin's patriotism. Sauerberg also attacked Durbin for a speech he gave in 2005 condemning...
  • Senate Democratic Leaders To Call On Clear Channel To Renounce Limbaugh's Attack On Our Troops

    09/28/2007 8:11:17 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 113 replies · 185+ views
    United States Senate Leader Harry Reid ^ | Friday, September 28, 2007 | United States Senate Leader Harry Reid
    Press Release of Senator Reid Senate Democratic Leaders To Call On Clear Channel To Renounce Limbaugh's Attack On Our Troops Democrats Ask Colleagues to Join in Condemning 'Phony Soldiers' Comment Friday, September 28, 2007 Washington, DC—Senate Democratic leaders will send the following letter early next week to Mark P. Mays, CEO of Clear Channel Communications, calling on him to publicly repudiate Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of troops who speak out against the Iraq war as “phony soldiers.” The leaders are waiting to send Clear Channel this letter in order to give their colleagues – including those who have recently spoken...
  • Durbin Gets Eyeful at Guantanamo

    07/13/2006 3:54:25 PM PDT · by Krankor · 53 replies · 1,361+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7/13/06 | Lynn Sweet
    The Pentagon took an extra security precaution for Monday's trip to the Guantanamo detention center by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a strong critic of the prison: It made sure Durbin brought along a Republican. Durbin toured the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay with Sen. George Allen (R-Va.). The Defense Department worked with Durbin's office for more than a month to make sure the day trip was not just a quick in and out. Some congressional delegations observe only part of the extensive prison operation. Durbin, who has a top secret plus clearance, signed up to see it all. The...
  • Durbin says Guantanamo should be closed by end of 2006

    07/11/2006 2:11:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 750+ views
    Durbin says Guantanamo should be closed by end of 2006 AP July 11, 2006 - Senator Dick Durbin said today the United States should immediately begin phasing out operations at its detention facilities on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The Illinois Democrat just returned from a fact-finding trip to the base. Durbin says the goal should be to close the prison camp by the end of 2006. He says despite the best efforts of American troops, Guantanamo has become a powerful, negative symbol around the world for failures of the Bush administration. Durbin spoke on the same day...
  • SENATOR'S WORD(Sen. Durbin in bed with Rconquista group LA RAZA--Encourages more demonstrations)

    04/24/2006 6:26:29 PM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 76 replies · 2,460+ views
    La Raza ^ | 04/14/2006 | Jorge Mederos
    "Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) recommends that the dynamic of applying pressure via massive demonstrations should not be stopped because the reform to the immigration system is at risk of getting stuck in the senate, but he opposes the boycott." Jorge Mederos La Raza In an exclusive interview during a visit to the offices of La Raza, Senator Durbin – a member of the Judiciary Committee – predicted that the issue will not die, but at the same time he warned of new risks of losing the political momentum for approval of a measure with the potential of legalizing some 12...