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Richard J. Durbin
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The debt deal reopening the federal government, hurriedly written Wednesday afternoon, began to rot in the sunlight Thursday as lawmakers distanced themselves from some of the pork projects and other goodies tossed in to sweeten the bill for lawmakers.
Buried inside the new stopgap spending bill are several pork project goodies, including nearly quadrupling the maximum price of a dam project on the Ohio River that is turning into a boondoggle — up to nearly $3 billion.
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repealing the medical device tax despite the fact that the Senate voted down a House continuing resolution Monday that repealed the tax.
Sen. Rand Paul told his Senate colleagues Wednesday that the nation's mandatory minimum sentencing laws disproportionately affect the black community and need to be changed — putting the Kentucky Republican at the front of a push on Capitol Hill to move away from decades of punitive drug policies.
Americans have a right to their beliefs without left-wing reproach
How does a conservative group know it is doing something right? It's a pretty good clue when a heavy-handed leftist U.S. senator attempts to intimidate its supporters.
Calling for a major shift in the criminal justice system away from harsh prison sentences for certain drug crimes, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday drew fiscal conservatives and civil rights advocates closer on a bipartisan reform effort that has eluded lawmakers for decades.
The big scare seems real enough, but only the terminally unobservant would not notice that the timing of it is awfully convenient for the White House and the fans of the security state.