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Senator Richard Durbin

How to Fund Obamacare? Gimmicks Like a Tanning Tax Are Not the Answer

Paul Alexander | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Paul Alexander

If Obamacare is here to stay, funding for it must be addressed. The Obama administration can't use gimmicks like a tanning tax to distract from who is really going to pay for this law: policyholders who will see the cost of their insurance skyrocket.

Dick Durbin: Sacrificing Social Security, Recovery?

Curtis Black | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Now that the debt ceiling crisis is behind us, it's time to take a look at Senator Durbin's role in shifting the debate away from the jobs crisis and legitimizing attacks on Social Security.

Lucia Graves

Sweeping Food-Safety Bill Backed By Unlikely Coalition | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Food Safety Modernization Act, which would vastly improve the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ability to ensure the nation's foo...

Highest-Ranking Senator on Debt Commission Heeds Warning From 300 Economists. Will Anyone Else?

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

300 economists warned Washington of the "grave danger" that a "premature focus on deficit reduction could slow growth and increase unemployment." Someone got the message.

Credit And Debit Card Swipe Fees: Who Should Pay?

DailyFinance | CHARLES WALLACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When you go into a convenience store, should you be able to get a discount for using a debit card instead of a credit card? Should a store owner be al...

Senator Durbin: Don't Dump on the Poor And Call It Rain

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I am extremely concerned about the potential impact that the "Durbin Amendment" will have on the ability of community banks and credit unions to provide card services at affordable rates to poor Americans.