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Dick Durbin Doubts Trump's AG Pick Would Be 'Fair And Humane' On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general pick, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), tried to skirt questions about the fate of young u...

Dick Durbin, Lindsey Graham Unveil Bill To Stop Donald Trump From Ending Protections For Dreamers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled legislation on Friday to protect young undocumented immigrants from dep...

Top Democrat: Report Finding $125 Billion In Waste At Pentagon ‘Raises Serious Questions'

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A damning new report exposing that the Pentagon buried a study finding the department was wasting billions of dollars on business opera...

Senators Draft Bipartisan Bill To Give Undocumented Youths 'A Fighting Chance' In Trump's America

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are drafting a bill that aims to protect undocumented young people who could be ...

Why The Next American President Should Be An Artist

Rachel Mason | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Rachel Mason

Senator Dick Durbin is known for being one of the few staunchly liberal voices left in the U.S. Congress. What's less known about Dick Durbin is that ...

Friday Talking Points -- Media Gets Played By Trump, Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The media got played by Donald Trump this morning, once again. Picture Charlie Brown lying flat on his back, wondering why he keeps falling for the old kick-the-football bit.

Senator Skewers GOP's Irrational Fear Of Refugees

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama’s decision to bring 110,000 more refugees to America next year “is principled and is necessary,” Sen. Dick...

What I Learned After Spending One Day With Mother Teresa

Sen. Dick Durbin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Sen. Dick Durbin

One day, many years ago, on the streets of Calcutta I saw what one person could do when she humbled herself and dedicated her life to the "unloved, unwanted, uncared for."

Illinois Democrats Taunt GOP For Ignoring Trump

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.19.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner called the Illinois Democratic Party a "corrupt political machine" during a rally at the Illinois State Fair, Democrats ...

Time Is Running Out For The Senate To Finally Do Something About Sentencing Reform

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators pushing for bipartisan criminal justice reform are running out of time to pass the legislation through both chambers before the...

Who the Super Delegates Are and Why They Will Not Switch to Sanders

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Math. Path. Wrath. This has been the process through which Bernie Sanders' supporters travel. They don't get the math, so they continue to see his path, and if you disagree and speak to the realities of the campaign, you'll reap their wrath. And what's their main fuel? The super delegates.

Senators Breathe New Life Into Criminal Justice Reform Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Efforts to reform the country’s strict sentencing laws aren’t dead in Congress just yet. A bipartisan group of senior senators revea...

Democrat Explains GOP Blockade Of Obama's Nominee: 'It's Personal'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) explained succinctly Wednesday the reason he and many other Democrats believe Republicans are stonewalling Pre...

Durbin On Whether Rauner Is Getting The Obama Treatment From Illinois Democrats

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.23.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In an interview in October 2010, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made what would become one of the most repeated (and embellished)...

Senators: Education Dept Should Cut Off Aid to Colleges That Deny Students Their Day in Court

David Halperin | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
David Halperin

Today, nine Senators, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), called on the U.S. Department of Education to cut off federal student aid to colleges and universities that bar their students from going to court to pursue claims against their schools.

Democratic Lawmakers Want Kids In Immigration Proceedings To Get a Fair Shot

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not what most people would picture when they think about courts: toddlers, children and teenagers arguing against government lawyer...

Hillary: I Have a Longer History Than One Vote for the Iraq War

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

It is reasonable for Democrats who don't want to see greater U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria to consider who they want to be the captain for our side in this fight.

Illinois' Members of Congress React to Obama's Executive Actions on Firearms

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.06.2017 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

President Barack Obama's proposed executive actions on gun violence were met with mixed reactions from Illinois politicians on Tuesday. Unsurprisingly...

Illinois' Richest and Poorest Members of Congress in 2014

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.03.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In 2014, the average net worth of Illinois' members of Congress was $2.16 million, according to a recent analysis by the Center for Responsive Politic...

Senate Democrats Slam Obama Education Chief's 'Absurd' Logic

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

A trio of Senate Democrats on Monday sharply rebuked outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan for comments in which he downplayed alleged wrongdoing c...

Lawmakers May Have A Better Idea Than Turning Away Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers how to enhance national security in response to the Paris terrorist attacks, one idea gaining traction is to refor...

Illinois Senator Dares Governor To Meet With Refugees He Wants To Ban

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) urged Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) this week to rethink his opposition to letting Syrian ref...

Top Democrat Slams Paul Ryan’s Reversal On Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) called out House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday for pledging not to pursue immigration r...

For-Profit Colleges Top 5 Video Countdown!

David Halperin | Posted 11.04.2016 | College
David Halperin

Every week there are amazing videos by and about America's predatory for-profit colleges, which receive billions annually in taxpayer money, spend nearly a quarter of that money on advertising, deceive many students into enrolling, and use high-priced D.C. lobbyists to keep the money flowing.

McCain Lashes Out At Durbin, Defends Veteran-Abusing For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics
David Halperin

McCain, by using his power as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee to pressure the Department of Defense to back off a legitimate investigation of the University of Phoenix, is doing a disservice to service members and veterans, who deserve to be protected against deceptive recruiting, poor quality programs, and other predatory practices.