Senators Push For New Immigration Deal to End Shutdown

Several key members of the U.S. Senate have said they want to revive controversial immigration negotiations as a way to end the partial government shutdown, which is now two weeks old.

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. read more

Dick Durbin Shuts Down Trump’s Claims Of Democratic Mobs With 3 Words

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) had three words that shut down Trump's projection that Democrats are an angry mob.

Dick Durbin May Have Destroyed Kavanaugh’s Nomination With This One Tweet

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. read more

Dick Durbin Fights Back: Trump Should Release Any Recordings That Disprove ‘S**thole’ Comments

"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."

Trump Hides On A Golf Course, Attacks Dick Durbin, And Uses The Military To Cover His Racism

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.

Trump’s Plan To Ransom Dreamers For His Wall Lasted An Hour before 2 Top Senators Killed It

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.

Democrats Are Looking For Ways To Block Senate Recess So Trump Can’t Replace Jeff Sessions

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. read more

Minority Whip Dick Durbin Says Gorsuch Lacks Democratic Votes for SCOTUS Confirmation

"At this point, I don't believe there are eight Democrats supporting Judge Gorsuch," said Dick Durbin

Chicago Rally Reveals Economic and Human Damage of GOP’s Real Motives and Hypocrisy in ACA Repeal

“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. read more

Top Senate Democrats Tell John Boehner To Shut Down Bogus Benghazi Investigation

Top Senate Democrats are calling on John Boehner to immediately stop wasting taxpayer money by disbanding his Select Committee investigating Benghazi.

Senate Democrats Tell Government Contractors They Must Pay Their Employees A Living Wage

Democratic Senators sent a letter to the Rules Committee requesting that contractors who do business with the Senate pay a living wage.

Ted Nugent Calls Obama a Chimpanzee and Subhuman Mongrel

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"

Liberal Icon George Miller Announces That He Will Be Retiring From Congress

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.

Lack of Diversity on Display as White Male Republicans Dominated the Sunday Shows in 2013

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.

Democrat Levels Fox News By Explaining Why Karl Rove Should Be Investigated By IRS

Fox News had a gotcha moment go wrong, when Sen. Dick Durbin explained why Karl Rove deserves to be investigated by the IRS.

Mitch McConnell Will Filibuster Anything, Including His Own Bill

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.'