- Obama not worried about Ebola at upcoming African summit in D.C.
- Obama: ‘We tortured some folks’ after 9/11
- Obama administration asked whole D.C. Circuit to take on major Obamacare case
- Mark Levin: Topple GOP leadership or country will ‘unravel’
- Massachusetts to let police chief deny gun buys to those deemed unfit
- John Kerry condemns attack on Israeli soldiers, kidnapping
- U.S. starts to evacuate American Ebola patients from West Africa: Report
- Geraldo slammed as ‘dummy’ for backing Clinton’s bin Laden claim
- Israeli spokesman: No need to debate who broke the cease-fire
- 35 Palestinians killed; Israeli officer missing
By Isaac Orr
New carbon-dioxide rules would put America in the dark
Topic - Richard J. Durbin
Senate Democrats on Wednesday backtracked from a wide-ranging proposal to repeal part of the First Amendment, instead passing a slimmer constitutional amendment that singles out corporations for special restrictions and leaves to judges' future rulings the toughest decisions about how far Congress could go in silencing electioneering.
Even in today's political environment, it is hard to watch elected officials demean their constitutional oath.
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin on Thursday defended President Obama's hesitation to fire Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over the mismanagement scandal at VA hospitals.
The Defense Department said Monday it is looking at expanding its application pool by letting some young illegal immigrants join the military, in what could be another tool for an Obama administration seeking unilateral steps to take on immigration reform.
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin vowed Monday to keep fighting to give green cards to some illegal immigrants who serve in the U.S. military.
Top members of Congress on Monday accused electronic cigarette companies of marketing to children through candy-flavored products, social media advertising and sponsoring events with a young audience, and the lawmakers said they want to see the government step in with regulations.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois is reportedly on a list of U.S. officials set to be sanctioned by the Russian government.
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to respond to the White House's imposing sanctions on Russian officials by releasing his own sanctions list of U.S. officials that will reportedly include U.S. Sens. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and John McCain, Arizona Republican.
A high-ranking Democratic senator on Thursday called on the Esquire Network to cancel "Friday Night Tykes," saying the show glorifies a culture of violent competitiveness.
The second-ranking Democrat in the Senate said Tuesday he'd be "open to discussing changes" in President Obama's health care law and that "a couple more sentences" would have clarified Mr. Obama's promise to Americans that they could keep their insurance plans under the law.
The passage of a string of state "stand your ground" self-defense laws in recent years produced a partisan divide at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with Democrats saying the laws have led to increased gun violence, often targeting minorities, while Republicans questioning the need for a hearing on the issue at all.
All sides seem to agree that the now-infamous “I cannot even stand to look at you” insult purportedly directed at President Obama never was uttered.
Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, a Democrat with a history of incendiary statements including a comparison of Guantanamo Bay to a Nazi concentration camp, was hung out to dry Wednesday when the White House flatly dismissed the senator's claim that a top Republican made contemptuous comments toward the commander in chief during a recent closed-door meeting.
Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who voted against reopening the government last week in an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act, blamed President Obama and Senate Democrats for the government shutdown.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said Senate Democrats may be able to compromise on repealing the medical device tax despite the fact that the Senate voted down a House continuing resolution Monday that repealed the tax.
Referring to the school-desegregation case, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said, "If that is an activist mind at work, we should be grateful as a nation that he argued before this Supreme Court, based on discrimination in this society, and changed America for the better."
"That just reduces the stimulus to the American economy," said Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat.