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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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Tim Scott adds body cam grants to criminal justice reform efforts

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:00am 7/28/2015 at 7:00am

When Walter Scott was was shot earlier this year during what should have been a routine traffic stop, the country launched itself into a justified discussion over how local governments should work to ensure the safety of citizens during encounters with police—without crossing the line into invasive surveillance.

The Walter...

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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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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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Democrats’ First Act of Obstruction

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8:30am 1/9/2015 at 8:30am

Yesterday, Senate Republicans attempted a procedural fast-track on the bipartisan Keystone XL jobs and infrastructure bill. The goal, according to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), was to immediately begin processing amendments to the controversial bill with the end goal of getting it to the President as soon as possible.

McConnell asked for...

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Important Keystone XL Vote Happening Thursday

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 7:30am 1/4/2015 at 7:30am

Last time the Keystone XL Pipeline showed up on our radar, it was when embattled former Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D-efeated) attempted to use her support of the authorization bill to boost her spiraling poll numbers.

That vote died at the hands of a single Democrat vote held hostage by former...

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Keystone XL goes up for a vote (UPDATED: Vote fails)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:27pm 11/18/2014 at 5:27pm

UPDATED 7:34 pm EST

This really says it all.

UPDATED 7:15 pm EST

That wasn’t a long-shot vote. That was an exercise in punishment.

The Senate has voted,...

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Messengers of Dem Doom? Gallup finds more voters want to send anti-Obama message

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8:37am 10/6/2014 at 8:37am

According to a recent Gallup poll, voters will be sending a message to President Obama—and it may not bode well for Democrats.

Out of the just over 1000 registered voters surveyed, 32% of respondents said that their vote in the midterms would serve as a message of opposition to Obama; in contrast,...

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Senate Dems Bear Down on Attacking Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:30am 9/10/2014 at 8:30am

Yesterday was another heated day on the floor of the Senate, as Republicans took to the podium to lambaste SJR 19, Democrats’ latest effort to control the content and flow of political speech in America.

As we discussed Monday, SJR 19 proposes a Constitutional amendment that would give Congress the right...

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Senate Democrats Renew Push to Gut Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9:00pm 9/8/2014 at 9:00pm

Congress is back in Washington, and Senate Democrats have wasted no time in bringing forward their proposal for a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the right to set limits on how much money can be raised for and spent in federal political campaigns.

Senate Joint Resolution 19 is sponsored by...

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“Stand Your Ground” opponents mangle law and Trayvon facts at Senate Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 5:46pm 10/29/2013 at 5:46pm

This morning Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois held a US Senate hearing nominally on the subject of Stand Your Ground laws.

Here I’ll just share an overview of the testimony, along with my own general observations. (More detailed posts will likely follow.)

My first general observation is that the anti-SYG folks were,...

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Durbin ditches phony “cannot stand to look at you” Facebook post

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 1:50pm 10/29/2013 at 1:50pm

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois has removed the controversial Facebook post that sparked a firestorm last week after he accused a then unnamed Republican of having said ‘I cannot even stand to look at you’ to the President during a shutdown negotiation meeting.  That claim was based on second-hand information,...

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“I cannot even stand to look at you” lie spurs Hardball to call GOP racists anyway

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:53pm 10/26/2013 at 7:53pm

Dick Durbin’s Facebook comment that a senior House Republican told Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” was exposed as a lie.

The lie did not originate with Durbin, he merely passed on what Harry Reid told the Senate Democratic caucus based on information provided to Reid by The...

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White House gave false “can’t stand to look at you” meme to Harry Reid, who gave it to Durbin, who went public

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 3:21pm 10/24/2013 at 3:21pm

Mandy noted the other day, WH spox denies Sen. Durbin claim House GOPer told Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you”.

It gets more interesting.

It turns out that Dick Durbin wasn’t “lying” if by lying you mean saying something he knew to be untrue.  It was curious why Durbin would...

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WH spox denies Sen. Durbin claim House GOPer told Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3:44pm 10/23/2013 at 3:44pm

In a Facebook posting over the weekend, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois alleged that a top House Republican leader told President Obama, “I cannot even stand to look at you,” during a negotiation meeting over the government shutdown, according to a report last night in The Hill.  The claim drew...

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Sen. Durbin: “Ultimately, Secretary Sebelius will testify” on ObamaCare website issues

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12:37pm 10/20/2013 at 12:37pm

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin told FOX News Sunday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will “ultimately” testify before Congress to address Obamacare website rollout issues.

From FOX News:

A top Democratic senator said Sunday that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will testify before Congress about the problem-plagued ObamaCare...

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The Grand Old Punching Bag Party

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:44pm 10/12/2013 at 9:44pm

Joel Pollak at Breitbart.com writes, Liberal Intolerance: You Believe What?:

I was at a dinner recently where I happened to be seated at a table with new acquaintances of the liberal political persuasion.

We went around...

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