Dick Durbin


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In the America of President Trump's budget, children, working families, seniors and people with disabilities will be 'fined,' while the wealthiest Americans will get a 'bonus.' What's so 'great' about that America?feedback
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May 23 2017 Trump Presidency
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Dick Durbin is associated, including Americans and Cuba. Most recently, Dick Durbin has been quoted saying: “There are some missing pieces here. What did the president say? He learned the president's decision to fire him and then he wrote his memo with his rationale.” in the article Rosenstein heads back to Capitol Hill Friday to brief House members.
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I'm finding more of the Republicans who are saying privately and quietly that this is worth looking into. It is worth investigating.feedback

He's dangerous because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the investigation ... and secondly his credibility has been destroyed.feedback

Mr. Macron's victory in Sunday's election does not diminish the need for the Trump Administration to take this attack seriously and to work closely with the French government to bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent similar attacks from taking place in the future. Quite frankly it is the height of irresponsibility that President Trump still denies Russia's act of cyber war against our election.feedback

I anticipate that this heart tune-up will give my classic roadster many more miles of reliable service.feedback

President Trump should release his own tax returns if he wants to have any credibility in a debate about America's tax code.feedback

To think that he would consider shutting down the government of the United States of America over this outlandish proposal of a border wall ... that would be the height of irresponsibility.feedback

It's a political stunt, an obsession for the president that should not shut down our government. Don't put any poison pills into this process. Let's just do our responsible, important work of funding this government.feedback

Such an action would be irresponsible & demonstrate clear disregard for the health and safety of millions of residents of Great Lakes region.feedback

My preliminary briefing by the White House indicated that this was a measured response to the Syrian nerve gas atrocity. Any further action will require close scrutiny by Congress, and any escalation beyond airstrikes or missile strikes will require engaging the American people in that decision.feedback

The nuclear option was used by Senator McConnell when he stopped Merrick Garland. What we face today is the fallout.feedback

Judge Gorsuch's hearing reinforced my fear that he would favor corporations and special interest elites at the expense of American workers and families.feedback

Why in your early decision did you want to lower the bar so low?feedback

We know your love of fly-fishing and rodeos and family. I know that senatorial assignment. I've been there myself.feedback

This is a man who apparently had an impact on your life, certainly your academic life. And I'm trying to figure out where we can parse his views from your views.feedback

What about LGBTQ individuals? Of course. What you said earlier was that you had a record of speaking out, standing up for those minorities who you believe are not being treated fairly. Can you point to statements or cases you've ruled on relative to that class? Does that refer to sexual orientation, as well?feedback

What do you think about the role of the Court challenging the military or the commander in chief in time of war? Are we up to it in terms of constitutional protection and the role of the Court?feedback

You're going to have your hands full with this president. He's going to keep you busy.feedback

You see, there was no heater in the truck, and according to his recollection, it was so cold, it was 14 degrees below. Not as cold as your dissent, Judge Gorsuch, which argued that his firing was lawful.feedback

I want to hear from you why Mr. Priebus would say that. Most Americans question whether we need a Supreme Court justice with the vision of Donald Trump.feedback

Your nomination is part of a Republican strategy to capture our judicial branch of government. That is why the Senate Republicans kept this Supreme Court seat vacant for more than a year, and why they left 30 judicial nominees who had received bipartisan approval of this committee to die on the Senate calendar as President Obama left office.feedback

According to his recollection, it was 14 degrees below. So cold," but "not as cold as your dissent, Judge Gorsuch.feedback

I don't accept the premise that it's 'Scalia's seat,' . I don't know what the next seat will be or when it will be, so I take each of them seriously.feedback

I think that wall would be an awful symbol for the United States.feedback

If Steven Mnuchin gets confirmed the banks are going to have the best friend they can have in the Treasury Department.feedback

It puts the burden on them to come up with the so-called repairs. What a departure from repeal it, walk away from it and America will be a better place.feedback

You will come to realize what is at stake here: It is our reputation in the world. And when President Donald Trump offers these executive orders authored by Sen. Sessions' former staffers, of course we have questions and we should.feedback

History will judge where America's leaders stood today. Faced with the humanitarian crisis of our time, the United States cannot turn its back on children fleeing persecution, genocide and terror.feedback

As I meet members of the Cabinet I'm puzzled because many of them sound reasonable. Far more reasonable than their president.feedback

They hate it almost as much as the devil hates holy water. They certainly have a plan to repeal it, but when it comes to replacing it, they don't offer anything.feedback

There are certainly elements in his background that raise questions.feedback

There will be chaos in the health care system and it will be on their shoulders. If they want to solve the problem they created they are likely to need bipartisan assistance and I want to come back with something as good or better than the Affordable Care Act.feedback

So I think the Republicans, in the sober, cold nights when they sit around after their 57th repeal vote, say, What in the world would we do if we repealed it?' They don't have a plan.feedback

I know a half-dozen people, I think that list will get a little longer now, that I go to first to find out where senators are on issues.feedback

I think more and more people are realizing that there isn't a thing you can say in an email that isn't likely to be hackable or discoverable at some later point.feedback

The idea that people would need to walk around the grocery store scanning product codes just to find out what's in the food they're buying is ridiculous and unfair.feedback

Reopening travel relations with Cuba is about more than just restoring the freedom to travel there for all Americans –it's about opening Cuba to new ideas, new values, and improved human rights that our 50-year-old policy of isolation could not achieve.feedback

Ab Mikva was the pol 'nobody sent' but Illinois and America are better today because he defied the Bosses and rallied thousands to beat them.feedback

He really gets to the heart of a lot of issues.feedback

I'm open to that, I think we should all be open to that. It's not a surprise that the American people are sceptical of all of us in political life. And we ought to step back and reassess why, and what we can do about it.feedback

If there was any question about obstruction in the United States Senate, what's happening with the vacancy on the Supreme Court is Exhibit A of Republican obstructionism.feedback

Biden knew his assignment, pick up that flag and go right into the battle and he did it tonight and did it effectively.feedback

To have a massive programme that is concealed from the leaders in Congress is not only inappropriate, it could be illegal.feedback

I thought it was one of the most powerful speeches I have heard from a president. He really understands this nation is troubled, worried, lacking in confidence and he started off by identifying with those problems facing America and then challenging us.feedback

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