Congress has been trying — and failing — to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws for many years. Trying to achieve consensus on immigration now, and to pass a bill that President Trump will sign, seems like a very difficult path to follow.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) had three words that shut down Trump's projection that Democrats are an angry mob.
The number two Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, sent out a tweet yesterday that may have destroyed Brett Kavanaugh’s chances of being confirmed. In the tweet, Durbin accused Kavanaugh of lying under oath during a Senate hearing. He also attached a letter he had sent Kavanaugh in 2007 which contains proof that Kavanaugh had lied.
"If you don't have a tough skin, this is not a good business to get into," Durbin said. "I know what happened. I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting."
While hiding in his private club, Trump attacked Sen. Dick Durbin who he blamed for blowing up the DACA deal and tried to use the military as a shield to deflect his racism.
During a joint press conference, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made it clear that Trump's plan to ransom the fate of Dreamers to get his border wall paid for was dead in the Senate.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that Democrats are looking at ways to prevent the Senate from going into full August recess to prevent Trump from replacing Jeff Sessions and stopping the Russia investigation.
"At this point, I don't believe there are eight Democrats supporting Judge Gorsuch," said Dick Durbin
“What is the best way to decimate a community? Deny its people access to healthcare.”
“What is the best way to decimate a community? Shut down its largest employer.”
These questions were asked and answered by Tim Egan, CEO of Chicago’s Roseland Community Hospital, last Sunday, January 15, as he opened his comments at a rally to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) against the GOP’s ongoing efforts to repeal it. Hosted by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) at its Chicago headquarters, the rally included such heavy-hitting speakers as Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry, among others who shared their personal testimonies of how the ACA has literally saved their lives and how its repeal would certainly put their lives in danger.
Top Senate Democrats are calling on John Boehner to immediately stop wasting taxpayer money by disbanding his Select Committee investigating Benghazi.
Democratic Senators sent a letter to the Rules Committee requesting that contractors who do business with the Senate pay a living wage.
Nine hour voting lines in my hometown city of Chicago wasn't the only unfortunate news coming out of the Land of Lincoln this morning. For the first time since 1998, with 99 percent of the state's precincts reporting, Illinois has a Republican Governor.
Nugent said, "The gun debate is about good people having the individual right from God, guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, to stop evil people. If you find fault with that you're on the side of the evil people --- duh"
The House of Representatives will lose one if its truly great, progressive voices at the end of this year as Rep. George Miller (D-CA) announced on Monday that he will retire from Congress and not seek reelection.
Well, when looking at the most frequent guests on these shows in 2013, it is apparent that the opinions that were most valued by these shows were from older, white, male Republicans.
Fox News had a gotcha moment go wrong, when Sen. Dick Durbin explained why Karl Rove deserves to be investigated by the IRS.
Senate history may have been made today when GOP Sen Mitch McConnell attempted to filibuster his own bill on the debt ceiling. Reid called him out, 'I guess we have a filibuster of his own bill.'