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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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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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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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June 8, 1995 | Associated Press
Former Clinton campaign manager David Wilhelm, who stepped down as Democratic national chairman after the party's rout in November, jumped into the race Wednesday to succeed Democratic Sen. Paul Simon. Wilhelm, 38, will face Richard J. Durbin, a seven-term congressman from Springfield and former Simon aide, in the March 19 primary. Durbin declared himself a candidate on Tuesday. Simon announced in November that he is retiring in 1996.
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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.
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September 16, 1992 | Reuters
The United States should support a smoking ban on all international airline passenger flights, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) urged Tuesday. They asked Transportation Secretary Andrew H. Card Jr. to support such a ban at the International Civil Aviation Organization meeting next week in Montreal. Lautenberg and Durbin wrote the 1989 legislation that banned smoking on U.S. domestic flights.
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September 22, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Senators asked Congress' investigative arm to look into the Food and Drug Administration's practice of letting scientists serve on its advisory panels even if they have conflicts of interest. "We are concerned about the process that supports FDA's decisions to waive conflicts-of-interest rules for scientists with financial ties to the manufacturers of the products under consideration, or their competitors," senators said in a letter to the Government Accountability Office. It was signed by Sens.
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