Defeat Dickie: Round 2

by:  Diane Benjamin Dickie Durbin on Social Security: Meet the Press MR. GREGORY:  Senator Durbin? SEN. DURBIN:  David, if I could say this about Social Security. MR. GREGORY:  Yeah. SEN. DURBIN:  I–first, I want to thank my colleague for the kind words. Social Security does not add one penny to the deficit.  Social Security untouched […]

Truax – Oberweis You decide

John Kass 9 hours ago near Chicago, IL Oberweis for Senate. What a joke. Arrogance, foolishness, it doesn’t matter. A rich man running off to Florida during the last week of a campaign? Dem. Sen. Dick “Bullhead” Durbin will eat him alive. If it’s the ice cream man vs. Durbin, it’s no contest. Oberweis campaign mum on […]

Durbin: Medical Device Hypocrite

Earlier this week the Wall Street Journal reported: “A group of 17 Democratic U.S. senators and senators-elect have signed a letter urging for a delay in implementing a tax on the medical-device industry that is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1.” The signatories include a number of Democrats up for reelection in 2014 (Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), […]

Gitmo Illinois

Durbin and Quinn: Thomson prison sale will happen THOMSON, Ill. — Illinois’ top leaders say the federal government will purchase Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois for $165 million. The prison’s sale has been stalled for years, most recently because of opposition from a Virginia Republican who chairs a subcommittee overseeing the Bureau of Prisons. Congressman Frank Wolf rejected the sale request […]