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Sen. Dick Durbin: Koch brothers spearheading voter suppression effort

At the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois’ 2011 Bill of Rights Celebration in Chicago, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) applauded the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but warned that other civil rights issues needed to be addressed. “At the top of our list of priorities is protecting the right…

Dem ad slams GOP candidate as ‘architect of voter suppression’

The Democratic Party has released a one-minute ad accusing a Republican candidate for Congress and former Karl Rove aide of being “the architect of a voter suppression scheme.” Tim Griffin, who worked as an aide for Karl Rove during the Bush administration before becoming a US Attorney, is running for…

Obama condemns Iran’s ‘violent and unjust suppression’ of citizens

President Barack Obama on Monday strongly condemned Iran’s crackdown on protesters and called on the Islamic regime to immediately free those “unjustly detained.” “The United States joins with the international community in strongly condemning the violent and unjust suppression of innocent Iranian citizens,” Obama said in Hawaii where he is…

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