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Democrat’s Obamacare question stumps Ted Cruz during faux filibuster

During Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’s epic “faux-libuster” Tuesday night, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) managed to briefly flummox the junior Senator from Texas by asking him about some of the real world consequences faced by people who are denied health care coverage under the current system. A real Senate filibuster requires…

Durbin on NATO airstrike: ‘How would we respond if it were U.S. troops?’

In response to the NATO airstrike killing 24 Pakistani soldiers, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) struck a tone of sympathy on Fox News Sunday, wondering how the reaction would be if it were U.S. forces killed by a foreign drone on home soil. “I’m deeply saddened that 24 or 25 Pakistani…

Seniors block busy Chicago street to protest cuts to social programs

Chicago police on Monday issued citations to 43 senior citizens and their supporters who linked arms to block an intersection near the city’s financial district. The action was part of a protest against proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other benefits. The Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC), their supporters…

Sens. Udall, Bennet propose amendment to overturn Citizens United ruling

Democratic Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Michael Bennet of Colorado introduced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission The decision gave corporations and unions the ability to spend unlimited amounts of money to…

Sen. Durbin tells BofA customers to drop their accounts, ‘get the heck out’

In reaction to Bank of America’s plans to soon charge customers $5 a month for using their debt cards, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) thinks it’s time for people to leave the banking giant. “Bank of America customers, vote with your feet,” Durbin said on Monday on the Senate floor. “Get…

Activists on Facebook need protection: senator

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Facebook has become an important tool for democracy and human rights activists and it needs to do more to protect them, including allowing the use of pseudonyms, a US senator said Thursday. “Recent events in Egypt and Tunisia have again highlighted the significant costs and benefits of…

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