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Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act heads to Obama’s Desk (#JVTA)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 4:56pm 5/19/2015 at 4:56pm

Today, the House of Representatives voted 420-3 to approve the Justice For Victims of Trafficking Act, a piece of legislation that stands to put a major dent in the big business of modern day slavery.

Last we heard of the JVTA, it had just escaped partisan gridlock in the Senate over...

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Durbin pulls race card on Senate Republicans (#JVTA)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:10pm 3/18/2015 at 1:10pm

Rosa Parks. Loretta Lynch. To Senate Democrat Dick Durbin, they’re one in the same.

Durbin took to the floor of the Senate today to lash out against Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the delayed confirmation vote for Attorney General candidate Loretta Lynch. Republicans are blocking the vote until two more...

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Six Democrats blocking help for human trafficking victims (#JVTA)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11:30am 3/17/2015 at 11:30am

“Human trafficking” is a pretty whitewashed term for something so ugly. Peel away the layers and you’ll find stories that don’t sound like they should come from the United States.

You’ll find rape, and sexual assault. And abuse. And slavery.

And Democrats are refusing to fight it.

Back in January, members of...

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Dick Durbin to crack whip for Iran nuke deal

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11:00am 8/8/2015 at 11:00am

Nasty, anti-Semitic accusations of dual loyalty, or worse, lack of loyalty to the U.S. are being thrown by progressives at Chuck Schumer for coming out against the Iran nuclear deal. We will have more on that in a separate post.

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Dems relent, lend tentative support to Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12:10pm 4/21/2015 at 12:10pm

It seems incomprehensible that in 2015, I would have to write a headline hinting at begrudging support on the part of Democrats for modern day slaves. And yet here I sit, after watching more than a month’s debate over the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, finally able to report that...

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Lynch and Reid vs. Justice for Victims of Trafficking

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:37am 4/17/2015 at 11:37am

Maybe it’s just me talking here, but I think that if you’re going to choose a hill to die on, one involving a bill that helps put an end to modern day slavery seems like a pretty good choice.

Not so if you’re a Democrat, or have a seem...

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Dems dig in against anti-trafficking bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:00am 4/15/2015 at 10:00am

I think it’s time to finally say it: Senate Democrats don’t care about the victims of human trafficking.

They don’t care about helping the victims of kidnapping and forced prostitution. They don’t care about prosecuting rapists and child molesters. They don’t care about putting an end to modern day slavery.

If they...

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The media supports trafficking victims. Why won’t Democrats?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2015 at 4:11pm 4/6/2015 at 4:11pm

Democrats in the Senate are playing politics with a bill that would take major steps to protect the victims of human trafficking. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bipartisan effort spearheaded by Texas Senator and Majority Whip John Cornyn, would would crack down on traffickers themselves, while providing...

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Climate change causes … prostitution?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:00am 4/2/2015 at 10:00am

Climate change is turning into the hobgoblin of political posturing, with both sides seemingly incapable of making it through a news cycle without finding some new and exciting way to bring up the impending boiling of our oceans.

Progressives can always be counted on to play connect-the-dots with their favorite token...

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John McCain torches Dick Durbin over “back of the bus” comment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:30pm 3/19/2015 at 6:30pm

Yesterday, Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin took to the floor of the senate and accused the Republican caucus of institutional racism over the postponement of a vote confirming Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general.

John McCain was not having it.

Today, Senator McCain used his time on the floor to slice...

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