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Zach Carter

What Do Chase Bank, Condoms, The Tea Party, And Petty Fraud Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 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...

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...