IL-Sen: Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D) Endorses House Democrats Impeachment Inquiry

Some bug news today: x NEW: @SenatorDurbin, the number 2 Senate dem, says he now supports an impeachment inquiry in the House, says, “I think now we need to move forward.” — Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 24, 2019 Here’s some more info: “What I believe we should do is move to an official impeachment…

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IL-Sen: Dick Durbin (D) Pushes The Call For Making The Mueller Report Public

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s (D. IL) re-election campaign: According to recent news reports, we can expect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election to wrap up at any time now. Former CIA Director John Brennan even suggested indictments could come down as soon as tomorrow….

Pentagon looking to use military pay and pension funds for Trump's wall

Because Donald Trump loves the vets so, so much. The AP: The Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pension accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall, a top Senate Democrat said Thursday. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told The Associated Press, “It’s coming…

IL-Sen: Dick Durbin (D) Builds Momentum For The Medicare At 50 Act

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s (D. IL) re-election campaign: For too long, quality, affordable health care could only be accessed by the healthiest and wealthiest Americans. The Affordable Care Act helped level the playing field, but our work isn’t done until health care is seen as a human right and afforded to…

GOP Holocaust analogists furious over Nazi border policy comparisons

It was a tough week for supporters of Donald Trump’s draconian policy of separating the families of undocumented immigrants at the border. (Those supporters are overwhelmingly Republican: a Quinnipiac University poll showed only 27 percent of all respondents—but 55 percent of GOP backers—endorse the practice.) It began when former CIA and NSA chief Gen. Michael Hayden posted…

Gingrich: Fox News must punish me for comparing FBI to Gestapo and Stalin

By now, most Americans know not to take former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at his word. The Fox News regular and failed GOP presidential candidate, after all, is on his third religion and his third wife. (Callista Bisek, currently Mrs. Gingrich No. 3 and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, was previously known as Newt’s “frequent breakfast companion”…