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December 7, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show "Fiscal cliff" negotiations; Hillary Clinton's prospects for 2016: David Ignatius; Kelly O'Donnell; John Harris; and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC; Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
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December 7, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show "Fiscal cliff" negotiations; Hillary Clinton's prospects for 2016: David Ignatius; Kelly O'Donnell; John Harris; and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC; Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
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November 30, 2008 | Jill Zuckman, Zuckman writes for the Chicago Tribune.
This should be a joyous time for Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), the assistant Senate majority leader. His close friend was recently elected president. Senate Democrats will return to work in January with their effective ranks swelled to at least 58. And he was reelected to a third term in a landslide victory.
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November 27, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro and Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - A top Democrat pressured fellow progressives Tuesday to consider long-term changes to the social safety net, even as the party digs in for a fight to save Medicare and other government programs from deep budget cuts. As closed-door talks continue with the hope of a year-end deal, President Obama will travel to a Pennsylvania toy store this week to pressure Congress to extend the expiring tax cuts for the middle class, while letting those for the wealthiest 2% of Americans expire.
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November 27, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro and Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - A top Democrat pressured fellow progressives Tuesday to consider long-term changes to the social safety net, even as the party digs in for a fight to save Medicare and other government programs from deep budget cuts. As closed-door talks continue with the hope of a year-end deal, President Obama will travel to a Pennsylvania toy store this week to pressure Congress to extend the expiring tax cuts for the middle class, while letting those for the wealthiest 2% of Americans expire.
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January 12, 2009 | Jill Zuckman and Rick Pearson
Roland Burris will probably replace Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate this week once the Senate's legal counsel completes a review, Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday. The legal counsel is to evaluate additional paperwork today on Burris' appointment by impeached Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, Durbin said. Burris, 71, was appointed by Blagojevich three weeks after the governor's arrest on federal corruption charges, including that he tried to sell the Senate seat.
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January 27, 2013 | By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a plan to grant legal status to most of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., which could form the basis for a far-reaching overhaul of immigration laws this year. The Senate blueprint, drafted during weeks of closed-door meetings by leading senators from each party, will probably set parameters for a contentious legislative battle over the next several months. The eight senators involved intend to release their proposal publicly Monday.
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February 26, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
Nearly two weeks into a political standoff, tens of thousands rallied in Madison and in dozens of cities around the nation to oppose a bill that would severely limit collective bargaining rights for most Wisconsin public employees. Joel DeSpain, spokesman for the Madison Police Department, said the rally ? in steadily falling snow ? drew between 70,000 and 100,000 and may have been the largest protest in Madison since the Vietnam War. "I've been around Madison for 50 years, and I have not seen anything like it so far," he said.
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March 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Amtrak, the national rail passenger service, will impose additional smoking restrictions on its trains beginning April 1, two members of Congress said today. The new rules will provide greater separation between smokers and nonsmokers, Rep. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said in a joint statement.
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December 7, 2012 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - As soon as the confrontation over fiscal policy winds down, the Obama administration will begin an all-out drive for comprehensive immigration reform, including seeking a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants, according to officials briefed on the plans. While key tactical decisions are still being made, President Obama wants a catch-all bill that would also bolster border security measures, ratchet up penalties for employers who hire illegal immigrants, and make it easier to bring in foreign workers under special visas, among other elements.
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January 12, 2009 | Jill Zuckman and Rick Pearson
Roland Burris will probably replace Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate this week once the Senate's legal counsel completes a review, Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday. The legal counsel is to evaluate additional paperwork today on Burris' appointment by impeached Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, Durbin said. Burris, 71, was appointed by Blagojevich three weeks after the governor's arrest on federal corruption charges, including that he tried to sell the Senate seat.
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November 30, 2008 | Jill Zuckman, Zuckman writes for the Chicago Tribune.
This should be a joyous time for Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), the assistant Senate majority leader. His close friend was recently elected president. Senate Democrats will return to work in January with their effective ranks swelled to at least 58. And he was reelected to a third term in a landslide victory.
NEWS
October 20, 2007
Attorney general confirmation: An article in Thursday's Section A about the confirmation hearings of Atty. Gen.-designate Michael B. Mukasey said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked Mukasey whether he believed that holding detainees at Guantanamo Bay for years without charges was a form of mistreatment. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) asked the question.
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July 2, 1987
An attempt to ban smoking aboard airliners was grounded by House members who said an Illinois congressman took the wrong route by proposing it as an amendment to the 1988 transportation funding bill. The House Appropriations Committee voted 23 to 11 against an amendment offered by Rep. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) to deny federal money to any airport serving air carriers that allow smoking aboard their planes.
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