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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 01.06.2016 | 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 12.03.2015 | 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 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-Ill.) a...

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

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A new bipartisan overhaul of the criminal justice system would slightly reduce sentences for a small number of prisoners who meet strict ...

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

WASHINGTON -- Human rights organizations say it is insulting that the United States is preparing to take in only 10,000 Syrian refugees next fiscal ye...

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

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. should take in 100,000 Syrian refugees next fiscal year, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Tuesday, making him the first senator t...

Dems Say GOP Has Learned Nothing With Shutdown Looming

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than three weeks before the government runs out of money, Democrats charged Wednesday that Republicans have learned nothing from pa...

Democrats Confident Iran Deal Will Survive In Congress

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Democrats are confident they will have enough votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in the U.S. Congress, but they fac...

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 l...

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.