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Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...But for getting out the vote, the issue is "a winner with everybody in our state," said Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who said he urged party leaders to put it on the ballot. "So encouraging people to vote that issue when it came...
My Turn: Alaska's religious community should back immigration reform

...coalition of Tea Party favorites (like Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham) and liberal progressives (like Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin). Perhaps of most interest to Alaskans, both Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich voted in favor of the legislation...
Senators bicker over state stand your ground laws

...are trying to keep it supported Sybrina Fulton's call."This law is an invitation for confrontation," said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who chaired the session.Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, said the matter should be left...
Senate OKs gay rights bill

...Schumer, D-N.Y., said if the House fails to act, "they'll be sending their party straight to oblivion."Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois reminded Boehner of the history of his party in the 1880s over the issue of slavery and Abraham Lincoln's...
Obama meets with Senate Dems on health care

...Committee.The White House said other meeting attendees were Sens. Mark Begich of Alaska, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Al Franken of Minnesota, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Jeff Merkley of Oregon...
GOP: Stronger borders or no immigration bill

...bill, "You have to have a plan to build a fence, but you don't have to build a fence," he complained.Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., an author of the legislation, defended the border security provisions and said that for some Republicans...
Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales them on the Internet to avoid sales taxes."It's about the way commerce has changed in America," said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. "Bookstores, stores that sell running shoes, bicycles and appliances are at a distinct disadvantage...
Congress rethinks 9/11 law on military force

...senators, including McCain, Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., met privately recently to discuss revising the law. McCain indicated at...
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Outside editorial: New banking regulation brings needed competition

...plans to start charging debit-card users next year: Consumers can decide whether or not to pay it.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., however, suggests that consumers find another bank.Durbin sponsored the amendment to the Dodd-Frank...
Sports Shorts

...also will carry the name of the St. Louis Cardinals great.Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, and Dick Durbin, of Illinois, proposed legislation Wednesday that would name the new bridge the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge - some...


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