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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...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-08/senate-oks-gay-rights-bill
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-07/obama-meets-senate-dems-health-care
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-29/senators-bicker-over-state-stand-your-g
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-08/my-turn-alaskas-religious-community-s
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/erica-werner/2013-05-08/gop-stronger-borders-or-no-immig
Red line? US says Syria used poison

...weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons.Lawmakers from both parties sounded less than patient.Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, a member of the Democratic leadership, was asked what should be done about Assad crossing the "red line...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-04-26/red-line-us-says-syria-used-poison
Not For Web
Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales

...buy 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...

http://juneauempire.com/stephen-ohlemacher/2013-05-07/senate-passes-bill-letting
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-05-17/congress-rethinks-911-law-military-fo
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-01-24/sports-shorts
Sports
Getting government out of health care? Yeah, right

...and it's wrong, for goodness sakes, drop out of the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program," Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois helpfully invited his Republican colleagues recently. It was great political grandstanding - and a video...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111410/opi_736111974.shtml
Opinion

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