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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Letter's contents lifted from national columnist It's gut check time, indeed

...have "met a man who spent eight months in prison, wasn't even allowed to call his lawyer, when finally, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois intervened and was able to get him out." Pity, he didn't meet Abdullah Mehsud, a guy who spent two...
Aviation security deal made

...problems, those at the hearing said, was a lack of consistency. "You know something is wrong when screeners are confiscating thousands of nail clippers but allowing people with arsenals of weapons through," said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
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...
McCain: Torture did not lead to bin Laden death

...knowledge. He still remembers the most dark nights when he tried to rest, when he was tortured brutally." Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said McCain's opinions may not be the popular view, but they were the right ones. "Thank you for...


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