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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 re...

Top Democrat Slams Paul Ryan’s Reversal On Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.09.2015 | 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 11.05.2015 | 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 10.29.2015 | 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.

Ever Wonder What Illinois' Most Powerful Politicians Would Look Like as Zombies?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If you're a fan of AMC's hit show "The Walking Dead," you know living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun with decaying, flesh-hungry zombies -- or wa...

Senate Looks Poised To Pass Major Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

 WASHINGTON -- The Senate may pass bipartisan environmental legislation as soon as next week, and it's kind of a big deal. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-...

The Bipartisan Push To Unwind Mass Incarceration Has A Terribly Long Way To Go

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

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Poll: Duckworth Lead Over Kirk Shrivels

David Ormsby | Posted 09.20.2015 | Chicago
David Ormsby

On Thursday, Duckworth's campaign fired off a fundraising email to supporters bragging about a new poll showing her leading Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk by four-points.

Humans Rights Advocates Say U.S. Response to Syrian Crisis Is Unjust, 'Insulting'

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

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A Top Democratic Senator Wants The U.S. To Take In 100,000 Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

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Dems Say GOP Has Learned Nothing With Shutdown Looming

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

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Democrats Confident Iran Deal Will Survive In Congress

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

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Rumblings for Durbin, Not Schumer for Senate Majority Leader

Marcy Winograd | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Former DC roommates, Durbin and Schumer have taken divergent stands on war and peace, with Schumer, former head of the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee, voting for the Iraq War Resolution in 2002 and opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Dick Durbin Becomes Lead Whip For Peace On Iran

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the president saves his Iran deal from the critics trying to kill it in the United States Senate, it will be in large credit to one ...

Is Scott Walker Less of an Extremist Than Donald Trump?

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Naiman

Scott Walker is turning his union-busting theory of labor relations into a warmongering theory of U.S. foreign policy.

Senate Revs Up Debate On Highway Bill, Roadblocks Lie Ahead

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After some initial stalling, the Senate on Wednesday kicked off debate on a multiyear highway bill that would fund the nation's ailing ...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Will Torture GOP With Shutdown Politics In Spending Battle | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats’ plan to block every GOP spending bill this summer isn’t a bid for a government shutdown -- it’s a strategy to bring Rep...

Democrats Say They'll Be Ready If Supreme Court Strikes Down Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - Democrats were prepared to quickly come up with a legislative solution should the U....

Michael McAuliff

Top U.S. Senator Calls Charleston Shooter A 'Terrorist' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man who gunned down nine worshippers in a Charleston church is a terrorist whose brutal act demands a conversation that's much broad...

Ryan Grim

Mitch McConnell Calls On Kentucky To Move Jefferson Davis Statue | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) called on his home state of Kentucky to consider moving its statue of Confederate President J...

Money in Politics: The Solutions Are Here and Voters Are Ready for Leaders

David Donnelly | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
David Donnelly

It has been hard to avoid the similarities between the alleged corrupt activities of top officials at soccer's ruling body, FIFA, and the way American political candidates are wholly dependent on huge gifts from wealthy donors to run for office.

How Bernie Sanders Can Kill the 1 Percent's TPP Trade Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who was a close second in a recent straw poll of Wisconsin Democrats, has called for a "political revolution" to revitalize democracy in the United States. Is Sanders ready to walk the walk?

Jessica Schulberg

Senators Finally Giving Edward Snowden Credit For Patriot Act Reforms | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When several key provisions of the broad, post-9/11 surveillance law known as the Patriot Act were up for renewal five years ago, the Se...

Shahien Nasiripour

Senate Democrats Slam Arne Duncan Over 'Business As Usual' Treatment Of Controversial Contractor | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

Last May, after the Justice Department accused one of his contractors of intentionally cheating active-duty troops on their federal student loans, Edu...