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- U.N. warns of Muslim ‘cleansing’ in Central African Republic
- Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
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Latest Dick Durbin Items
The massive spending bill worked out by congressional negotiators includes money to open the Thomson prison in northwestern Illinois.
It's voters like Jammy Turner who give Republicans hope of ending an Arkansas political dynasty and taking control of the U.S. Senate this fall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois' two U.S. senators are part of an effort to honor Eliot Ness, the federal agent whose unit brought down Chicago mobster Al Capone.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that Illinois would appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of the state's request for $6.1 million in aid to local governments after deadly tornadoes in November.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans are fighting over whether to extend unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month — a top priority for President Obama — and appear at odds over how exactly to pay for the approximately $26 billion that a one-year extension would cost.
Sen. Rob Portman said Sunday the "greatest act of bipartisanship" over the last few decades has been both parties "over-promising and overspending."
Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that enters its third week.
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois thinks the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups hasn't gone far enough, and he wants to help. He's doing some bullying of his own.
The Senate will be taking up the matter of stand your ground laws with planned hearings this fall headed by Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Democrat announced Friday.