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Dick Durbin

  1. criminal justice reform
    Senate Finally Passes Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Reform BillThe question remains: Is this modest bill the beginning or the end of criminal-justice reform efforts in Congress?
  2. criminal justice reform
    Trump Finally Supports Kushner’s Compromise Criminal-Justice Reform BillIt’s not a done deal just yet, but Jared Kushner did get his father-in-law across the line after more than two years of delays.
  3. the kavanaugh hearings
    As FBI Wraps Up Investigation, Republicans Set Friday Vote on KavanaughMaybe it’s a bluff, but Republicans seem to think they can get him confirmed this weekend.
  4. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senate Dems Deftly Highlighted GOP Insensitivity Toward Christine Blasey FordFeinstein set the hearing’s tone by noting the historic mishandling of sexual-assault claims, while GOP senators looked feckless and uncomfortable.
  5. the national interest
    Senator Dick Durbin Wishes Trump Could Appoint Even More JudgesDemocrats believe things would be better if they had allowed Republicans to keep more judicial vacancies for Trump to fill.
  6. the kavanaugh hearings
    Democrats Take ‘Civil Disobedience’ Stance in Leaking Kavanaugh DocumentsIn an escalation of protests over a rushed procedure with concealment of documents, Democrats start leaking them and Republicans threaten retaliation.
  7. criminal justice reform
    Criminal-Justice-Reform Deal Facing Opposition From Left and RightTrump’s support is crucial to a deal that would add sentencing reforms to a House-passed prison-reform bill. But Cotton and Booker aren’t on board.
  8. Dem Senator Confirms ‘Sh*thole’ Remark After Trump’s DenialSenator Dick Durbin was in the meeting where Trump said those “hate-filled things.”
  9. Trump Administration Supports Path to Citizenship, a.k.a. Amnesty, for DreamersIn the latest in a series of flip-flops, the Trump administration now seems to be endorsing eventual citizenship for beneficiaries of a deal on DACA.
  10. Durbin Folds on ‘I Cannot Stand to Look at You’“It’s behind us.”
  11. stuck in the mittle
    Obama Campaign Really Quite Curious About Mitt Romney’s Swiss Bank Account“If you don’t have anything to hide, release your taxes just like every other candidate for president does.”
  12. arizona shooting
    Gabrielle Giffords Able to Communicate With Doctors; Jared Loughner Charged With First-Degree MurderThe latest on the tragic shooting in Arizona.
  13. early and often
    The Fallout From Blagojevich’s Explosive Exit Begins Before He Has Actually GoneAnd the bloggers can barely contain their glee.