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Zach Carter

What Do Chase Bank, Condoms, The Tea Party, And Petty Fraud Have In Common? | Zach Carter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

In mid-March, a division of JPMorgan Chase rejected an application to process payments for the fledgling New York City condom company Lovability, citi...

Zach Carter

Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts | Zach Carter | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday opened the door to Social Security cuts as part of a budget deal with congressional Republicans. But...

Zach Carter

Jeff Flake Blasts Obama For Making GOP Vote On Syria | Zach Carter | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) pressed Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday over the Obama administration's decision to seek congressiona...

GOP Uses Government to Hurt, Not Help

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Americans believe their government should help when necessary. When the task is too big for a couple of Joes to achieve, Americans want their government to step up. Republicans just don't get this.

The Newtown Massacre: Time for Legislation, Not Conversation

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There's plenty of room in a civilized society for people to protect themselves, their homes and still shoot helpless deer if they so choose without allowing deadly combat-style assault weapons to end up in the hands of demonic, psychotic monsters.

WATCH LIVE: Durbin Discusses Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) discusses the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. ...

Lizzie Schiffman

Durbin: Debit Card Fees Could Help Smaller Banks, Businesses | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

Following announcements late last week that Bank of America was planning to charge a $5 fee for debit card use, and that other banks were considering ...

Republicans' Anti-Tax Juggernaut

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Without a bipartisan agreement this summer to reduce the federal deficit and raise the debt limit, the economy could suffer a horre...

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Dick Durbin Subpoenaed

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday he has received a subpoena to testify at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial, wh...

Dick Durbin Calls For Overhaul Of Food Safety

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Sunday brought his efforts to call for an overhaul of the nation's food safety laws to a West Loop grocery store. Durbin, wi...

Durbin Cocaine Bill Passes Senate: Would Reduce Disparity In Crack And Powder Sentences

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Legislation approved by the Senate on Wednesday would significantly reduce the disparity in sentences handed out to those convicted...

Dick Durbin Positioning Himself For A Majority Leader Run?

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democrats are hungry for a hardball strategy against a resurgent Republican Party, and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is positioning himself as a le...

Dick Durbin Expresses Need For Health Care Reform In Chicago: Tells Insurance Companies The 'Party's Over' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Dick Durbin brought the health care fight to Chicago this weekend, where he held a press conference telling insurance companies in Illinois and t...