Tag: Durbin

Trickster Durbin might fudge rules to pass health care

Tricky Dickie Durbin has been well-known to change his mind (witness his jump from being pro-life to pro-choice), so this last brain-bender shouldn’t be a surprise. He said today that he’s willing to go back on his word not to break legislative rules to push through Obama/Reid/Pelosi/Durbin health care. The strategy, described by here, would deploy the... Read more »

Carp Chronicles

Asian Carp (on top) The U.S.Supreme Court on Friday will consider requests to shut down locks on the Illinois Waterway to prevent the spread of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes, Crain’s reports. A decision could come then. DNA have been found of Asian Carp in the Chicago River, but still no signs of the... Read more »

Durbin fails Illinois

Where’s Sen. Dick Durbin when you need him? While other senators were making gravy for their states in exchange for supporting health care legislation, Durbin parlayed his job as Democratic whip, the second most powerful party job in the Senate, into, well, nothing for his home state of Illinois. By providing the necessary 60th vote... Read more »

Poll: Congress too liberal

Too liberal for Americans? Gee, what happened to that liberal groundswell that was sweeping the nation? Poof, the Obama/Emanuel/Axelrod/Pelosi/Reid/Durbin axis managed to diddle it away. Makes you wonder what the public really thought about the liberal lion, the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. According to Rasmussen Reports, 51 percent of  voters nationwide believe that Congress is... Read more »
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