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Brothers Charged in Fatal Shooting of Chicago Police Officer Held Without Bond
"Brothers charged in the fatal shooting of Chicago police Officer L. A French were ordered held without bond in court today. French was killed Saturday night when she and her partner and an additional officer conducted a traffic stop in West Englewood. 21 year old Monty Morgan is charged with first degree murder of a peace officer. 22 year old Eric Morgan is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by felon and obstruction of justice, police say Monday pulled the trigger, and Eric was the driver, Senator Dick Durbin calls the shooting tragic. We have tragic losses. Sadly, every week in the city, Chicago from gun violence, and I don't want to diminish those. I just want to say that We're paying special attention to this officer at this moment. Durban was on the Senate floor earlier today to discuss officer French and to fight for action against Straw purchasing of guns. The mother of the two Morgan Brothers is now also in police custody. Sources tell WGN investigates the woman caused a disturbance at Christ Hospital in Oakland around 10 A.m. when she was refused access to her son in Monte Who is hospitalized but in police
Senate Demands Former AGs Testify About Trump Data Seizure
"The Senate's top Democrats are demanding to former attorneys general testify about what they call a gross abuse of power Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin say bill Barr and Jeff sessions must testify about the trump era justice department secret seizure of data from house Democrats three years ago that's after congressman Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were told the seizure was part of a crackdown on leaks related to the Russia probe and other matters while the department routinely investigates leaks a probe of lawmakers is extraordinarily rare ship calls it the weaponization of law enforcement by a corrupt president Schumer and Durbin say it's shocking and Bahrain sessions are subject to a subpoena if they refuse to testify Sager made Ghani Washington
"durbin" Discussed on AP News
"Durbin says members of the Capitol Hill police have called on Congress to act Capitol Hill policemen were attacked. And died as a result of that insurrectionist mob on January six, and these officers who risk their lives every day for us. Are begging us not to ignore what happened. At least 10. Senate Republicans are needed to back to commission something that is not likely as GOP leader Mitch McConnell is pushing his caucus to vote. No Biden administration official tells the AP Sam Cassidy the man accused of killing nine co workers at a rail yard in San Jose, California, spoke of hating his workplace while he was detained by customs officers following a 2016 trip to the Philippines. Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith says it appears Cassidy had planned who he was going to shoot. He fired 39 rounds. There are no injuries on Lee fatalities, and that's very, very difficult. The source says. Cassidy had a memo book that had notes on how he hated the Senate Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and he had books on terrorism. But when he was asked whether he had issues with people at work, he said no. Cassidy killed himself at the end of the shooting. James Household. Former NASA space shuttle commander indicted on reckless murder charges in the traffic deaths of two girls pleaded guilty to reduce charges in Alabama nearly five years after the crash. In a binding opinion Montana Attorney General Austin Newton calls critical race theory and some anti racism programs taught in public schools discriminatory. Saying they violate federal and state law. Montana is the latest GOP controlled state to reject critical race theory for public education. This is AP News Former speaker of the House, Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan says former President Donald Trump and his party imitators are a threat to the GOP. Former House Speaker Paul Ryan is urging the Republican Party to reject Donald Trump and second rate invitations. It remarks prepared for a speech tonight at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. Ryan will say we conservatives find ourselves at a crossroads. If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality or on second rate imitations, then we're not going Thing anywhere. Ah. Copy of the remarks was obtained by The Associated Press in his speech, Ryan also says President Joe Biden's agenda is more leftist than any president in my lifetime. Ryan has been largely silent since leaving Congress two years ago. I might cross Theo Two people are dead. 10, others missing after a boat carrying 20 people overturned today near the Florida Keys. The search continues for the missing people. I'm Tim McGuire. EP News Riot Commission. I'm to McGuire with an AP News MINUTE The Senate holds a procedural vote this evening of the effort to form a commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the capital by a mob made up of mostly backers of former President Donald Trump. The rioters were trying to stop Congress from formally certifying President Biden's election. Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet says Republican opponents have to understand how damaging their actions would be to appeal to their conscience. And you asked him to consider The damage that it will do to our democracy. Do not have This commission. The gunman who killed nine co workers at a transit yard of San Jose, California appeared to target some of the victims. Evelyn Tam, acting GM of Valley Transportation Authority, says no one can prepare for the grief felt by the victim's families. They saw. Immense pain. In the faces of the families. I'm Tim McGuire. AP News I'm to McGuire Later this evening, The Senate holds a procedural vote on the effort to form a commission to investigate the January 6th attack on.
"durbin" Discussed on WGN Radio
"President Biden is pleading for tougher gun laws in the wake of to mass shootings in a week. He's calling on the Senate to bring back a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, along with closing background check loopholes. We can save lives. Increasing the background checks like they're supposed to occur and eliminate assault weapons, he says. There are common sense steps that will save lives in the future, He stresses. It's not and should not be a partisan issue. It is an American issue, he says, adding the time to act is now Republican. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell says it's hard to get any bipartisan agreement on stopping gun violence. There have been deep seated Philosophical differences between Republicans and Democrats about how to deal with gun violence. Democratic charge of the Senate, meanwhile, says the body won't hide and we'll put gun violence bills up for votes. Chuck Schumer says that will start with upcoming votes on House legislation expanding background checks. Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin wants to see action. These victims and their loved ones are worthy not only of our thoughts, they're worthy of our prayers and they're worthy of our actions. Enough thoughts and prayers. Now let's do something. Durban chairs The Senate Judiciary Committee memorial is growing in Colorado to honor the Boulder officer killed in Monday's grocery store shooting. Hundreds showed up to the police department yesterday. Where they placed flowers, cards and posters on a police cruiser for Eric Tally he is among the 10 victims has for the suspect. He'll be arraigned tomorrow, Facebook has removed all profiles connected to the shooter, along with his account. And any post that praised him or the shooting. One of the victims of the Boulder, mass. Shooting was a native of Barrington. Jody Waters graduated from Barrington High School in 1973. Among the tributes posted online is won by Ambrosio Leathers in Boulder. It says Jodi Waters was a friend and a colleague in the leather accessories company. The poster Described her as a beautiful soul with a loving heart. Friends tell WGN Waters was a grandmother and a mother of two daughters in two weeks, Indiana is dropping the requirement that people wear face masks as well as easing the restrictions. That had been imposed on businesses there. WGN's Patrick Elwood with more bitter air call, Kam says he believes It's time for current cases. Positivity rate hospitalizations and deaths. Have all dropped drastically. Since mid January. Three vaccines have been approved and put to use also beginning March 31st anybody 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine. Assuming the federal government supply will meet that demand. Holcomb says. The state's steep declines in Corona virus hospitalizations and death rates along with growing number of people fully vaccinated. Justify taking those steps on April 65 year is testing an experimental aural antiviral drug for Corona virus. The early stage clinical trial test you're taking place in the U. S. The drug is part of a class of medicines called Proteus inhibitors. They're used to treat other viral infections like HIV and hepatitis C advisor hopes the oral medication could keep people out of the hospital if they are newly infected with covert 19. And now we WGN sports. Here's Dave in it. The Blackhawks honored. Patrick came for playing in his 1000 game earlier this month. Kane's teammates.
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Reducing Gun Violence
"I'm Ari Shapiro. The flags that the White House are at half staff at a Senate judiciary hearing on gun violence this morning. Committee chair, Senator Dick Durbin called for two moments of silence. One for the mass shooting in Atlanta That left eight people dead a week ago today and one for the mass shooting at a Boulder Colorado grocery store yesterday. 10 people
Democrats say virus relief bill is historic
"After pushing through a massive virus relief package Democrats are free to get in historic terms from president by this bill represents historic historic victory for the American people to house speaker Nancy Pelosi this is a momentous day in the history of our country to number two Senate Democrat Dick Durbin the most dramatic change in America in modern times with this legislation this is historic house GOP leader Kevin McCarthy agrees the most expensive single bill in American history but says that's not a good thing Democrats spent way too much to do far too little focusing on their own wish list instead of what Americans actually need Sager mag ani Washington
Report: John Lausch to stay on as top federal prosecutor in Chicago until successor found
"Congressional hearings will continue. Today. Chicago's top federal prosecutor is sticking around for the time being. The White House will allow U. S Attorney John Lounge to remain in office. Until a successor is confirmed by the U. S. Senate Lounge was originally asked to step down by February. 28th by the Biden administration to change comes after US senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth's wrote a letter to Biden Healing Lau Shu, who's nominated by President Trump. Their life, but also called for Biden to keep washing
John Lausch keeps his job as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor for now
"Prosecutor in Chicago will be allowed to keep his job under the Biden administration, at least for now. The U. S attorney, John Lauch was brought in under the Trump administration is currently leading three high profile cases in Illinois, including the comment bribery case. It's common for incoming for presidential administrations to ask federal prosecutors for the resignations. But the White House is granting requests by U. S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth's both Democrats for Illinois. Keep Lauch and to let him finish prosecuting these cases. One
Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls
"App. Federal Judge Merrick Garland is president Biden's nominee to become attorney general. He testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The hearing lasted most of the day We begin with committee chair Dick Durbin of Illinois. This hearing will come to order today. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be the 86th attorney general of the United States. Judge Garland I wanna welcome you and your family. I want to welcome you back to the Senate Judiciary Committee. I know this return trip. It's been a long time and planning on you're here. Finally, this will be the Judiciary Committee's first hearing of the 117th Congress. Before I turned to my opening remarks. I'd like to just take a few minutes to make some Acknowledgments. I want to welcome my friend, Senator Chuck Grassley as the committee's ranking member. When I first came on the Senate Judiciary Committee 24 years ago, I was the ranking member on subcommittee with you, and we dealt with the issue of bankruptcy. Now Illinois and Iowa sit next to each other. And so did Urban Grassley. We have our differences. But Senator Grassley and I have worked together on important legislation over the years, most recently on criminal justice and sensing reform. I look forward to continuing that work in this Congress. I want to recognize the outgoing chair and ranking member Senator Lindsey Graham, who will join us remotely this morning, and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Graham, as is true of Senator Grassley. Well, we don't always agree, has always been a welcome partner on many issues. Including one of the most challenging issues, immigration, Senator Feinstein. I want to come in for leading the committee Democrats with Grace and resolved over the past four years. I know she will continue to be an important voice on this committee on a host of issues, including in her new capacity as the chair of the Human Rights and Laws subcommittee, which I was proud to charity and past Congresses. I also want to welcome our new committee members who either be here in person. I see one in person and one probably remote senators Padilla And also on the Democratic side, Senator Cotton on the Republican side. I look forward to working with each of you. There's some historic first in the Judiciary Committee this year, Senator Padilla, our new senator from California, will be chairing the subcommittee on immigration, citizenship. Border safety. I'm honored that he's the first Latino senator to chair that subcommittee, and we look forward to his leadership. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will chair the subcommittee on criminal justice and counter terrorism. He's the first Black senator to chair a judiciary subcommittee. And we could not imagine a better choice at the helm of this particular subcommittee to all of our other members who are returning to serve on the committee. Welcome back. I want to thank all the committee members for agreeing to hold this committee hearing and vote on Judge Garland's nomination. It is a great honor to serve on this committee. The Senate established the Judiciary Committee by resolution on December 10th 18 16, making it among the very first standing committees of the Senate. This committee has seen many consequential debates and approved many important nominations and landmark legislation in the committee's history. There has only been one prior Illinois senator to serve his chair Judge Garland Lyman. Trumbull, who led the committee from 18 61 to 18 72, and during his term of service was a Democrat, a Republican, a radical Republican and a Democrat. Again. He was the most bipartisan senator, you could imagine His tenure was also distinguished by passage. Of historic legislation, the 13th 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The Freedman's bureau acts of 18 65 and 18 66 Civil Rights Act of 18 66. The last of these was introduced by Trumbull ultimately became the nation's first civil rights law. As chair, Trumbull saw a nation torn apart by original sin slavery and widespread violence and injustice that continued even after the 13th amendments. Passage is African Americans throughout the nation face race. System. Our nation is still dealing with the consequences of these injustices. People of color face systemic racism, and we're still working to rid this nation of the horrific legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. This committee could make a difference. We have the jurisdiction and the opportunity to do it through legislation, oversight and nominations, including this nomination of Merrick Garland to service our nation's next attorney general. There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general and the occupant of That post It mattered more Judge Garland should you be confirmed, and I have every confidence you will be. You'll oversee a Justice Department at an existential moment. After four tumultuous years of intrigue, controversy and brute political force, the future of the department is clearly in the hands of the next attorney general Under attorney general Sessions and successor Bill Bar. The Justice Department literally became an arm of the White House committed to advancing the interest. The President Trump his family and his political allies. It came as little surprise then that the U. S Department of Justice became the Trump Department of Justice General Bar stated clearly that he believed the attorney general was the president's lawyer, not the nations. And what were the results too many in the department's senior roles cast aside the rules law trump appointees in the apartment sidelined career public servants from Lyon attorneys, two FBI agents Limited their roles disregarded their nonpartisan input override, overriding their professional judgment and falsely accusing them of being members of the
Garland says Justice Dept. must be politically independent
"President Biden's pick to head the justice department is vowing to keep it free from political meddling Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Durbin says the department under Donald Trump became an arm of the White House US department justice became the trump department of justice Merrick garland says it would be different under him I do not plan to be interfered with by anyone saying president Biden's promise to stay out of decisions about investigations and prosecutions garland's expected to sail through confirmation but he is facing questions about how he'll handle politically sensitive cases like the federal tax probe into hunter Biden and an investigation into how the trump Russia probe began Sager mag ani Washington
"durbin" Discussed on Wrongful Conviction Podcasts
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"durbin" Discussed on Wrongful Conviction Podcasts
"Welcome to the very first episode of righteous convictions. A show where i get to interview people who are doing amazing work making a real difference for no reason other than that. It's the right thing to do. And i can think of no better person to be our guest on the first episode than senator dick durbin of illinois. Dick welcome to righteous convictions. Jason honor to be on your show. I can't think of an individual in the private sector as we call it. Who done more personally than you have. To bring justice to america and i just started to join you fakey for those kind words. I'm so excited to talk to you because justice is on my mind and i know it's on your mind and you have evolved in such a profound way over the years and as a it's been a real honor to to work with you but how did you first become so committed to reforming. Call it our injustice system. Just let me tell you as a member of the house of representatives. I represented mid western district in central illinois. That small town america. The biggest city was springfield with one hundred thousand population in the total population. The district around six hundred thousand so there are a lot of small towns in rural areas generally conservative lean democrat by a little but not by a lot and so defeated republican incumbent of twenty two years and i was very mindful of the fact that i represented people who looked at life from mid western viewpoint a conservative viewpoint so an issues of law and order. You know i kinda thought to myself. I want to be fair about the administration justice. But i shouldn't be afraid of prosecuting criminals and making certain they pay a price that thinking led me to nineteen eighty six of course when we had to deal with the issue of a brand new called crack cocaine. That was a moment that made such a difference in the history of justice in america. I try to describe it in terms that i remember as a politician along comes narcotic it's so cheap it's five bucks a hit. It's so addictive. It's destructive particularly to mothers are carrying babies and it's sweeping the country and was a hue and cry in washington. Do something and do it fast. This is going to result in more drug dependence than anything you've ever seen as an america and right in the middle of that in washington. Dc there was this. One seminal event. This outstanding basketball player university of maryland when bias who is destined for the nba overdose in died is death and nothing to do with crack cocaine. But that was lost in translation. It created a political force a momentum impetus. You would be amazed at how many of us voted in favor of the bill. Supposed to put an end to crack cocaine and the message of the bill was very clear. Don't touch if you touch it in your car. You're gonna end up with a criminal penalty the likes of which you never seen. We're gonna hit you harder with this form of cocaine than anything else. One hundred to one hundred to one between crack and powder cocaine and the belief was this law is so powerful we can stop this drug and its tracks so we enacted the law and we were wrong. At the end of the day. We found out that not only. Were we filling our prisons but sadly the street price of the chemical was going down in the user numbers. Were going up. It was a total failure. And as we look at it over a period of time i reflected on it when i came to the senate two years later and said what can i do. And that's what started this whole effort to change the law. The mistake we made and it was a hysterical time and the media is complicit in this as well. Here's a drug that we know of course as pharmaceutically identical cocaine. It just became the demon drug in this country. There is a proclivity to always having some sort of demon drug and then the media runs politicians react and you have expressed to me privately or deep regret or even shame about it but the differences. You've actually done something about it. And you're continuing you in two thousand ten right. You sponsored the first mandatory sentencing rollback in. I think it was forty years in america's right. I think you're right. I think that members right right because politicians typically very easy and and actually expedient to sponsor tough on crime legislation and nobody up until then had had the courage to say we wrong. We're going to roll this back. On forty the best deal that republicans would agree to at the time was eighteen to one and that disparity is still in effect to this day and of course it was also not made retroactive. Which is crazy. Why don't we do that. Why did we change laws. And not make them retroactive. How does that make sense. That is hard to defend. But it's the nature of things to move slowly for fear that you're going to have a willie horton moment. Let me be very blunt about this. A release of someone who's going to go on a murderous rampage and make every politician to release the person pay a price in the next election but in this situation there were so many people affected by it. Just the numbers. I think jason tell the story. The federal prison population was forty. Six thousand in one thousand nine hundred six grew to two hundred thousand in two thousand nine and this what to do with mandatory minimums in the hundred to one ratio between crack and powder cocaine. So when i finally got in the senate in a position of judiciary committee where i thought i could do something. I introduced this fair. Sentencing act and i wanted to take the hundred to one to one to one for the reasons you mentioned. Cocaine is cocaine is cocaine and for us to demonize one. Application of there was no scientific evidence and we were ruining lives. We putting people away by the hundreds of thousands under this part of the law. That's why we started pushing the change. I ended up negotiating with none. Other than jeff sessions. Yes same man. Who became donald trump's attorney general. He was opposed any change in crack cocaine and we had an association session that took place in the gymnasium locker room from the senate and it was a morning of the harry. And i said jeff. You've got to give me a break on this thing. This hundred to one is terrible. Well he says the best i can do is twenty five to one. I'll come on jeff you know. Bring it down to ten to one. Nar camp do that about fifteen. No how about eighty well. Okay you wonder how laws are made. That number eighteen came out of that negotiation. Standing in front of our lockers later on in the bay we passed it ultimately in the senate.
Durbin and Graham feud over Garland confirmation hearing
"The incoming chair of a Senate panel is pushing the outgoing chair to start confirmation hearings for one of President Biden's Cabinet picks. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, one South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to schedule hearings next week for attorney general nominee Merrick Garland. Durbin says to delay it jeopardizes our national security. He wants it to begin before President Trump's impeachment trial, which is also supposed to Happen next week.
Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic
"A U. S. senator marking the anniversary of the liberation of the **** death camp in Europe says the US needs to be more vigilant against anti semitic and other hate groups Illinois senator Dick Durbin noted the horror found at the Auschwitz Birkenau death camp seventy six years after its liberation place seven comprehensible suffering cruelty and depravity we're more than a million people primarily Jews were exterminated with factory like precision and senator Durbin warns it could happen again noting that among the heat full symbols displayed at this month's capital incursion was a man wearing a camp aus bitte sweatshirt despicable neo **** hate symbol shown during the capital insurrection and the chance of Jews will not replace us three years earlier in Charlottesville Durbin says he is again this year introducing legislation to monitor and cracked down against domestic terrorism groups Jackie Quinn Washington
Congress approves $900B COVID relief bill, sending to Trump
"Congress comes together to pass a massive covert relief and spending bill. We'll talk about that. WGN traffic again. Good news. No major problems to report at this hour Coronavirus relief package is on the way to President Trump for approval. He's expected to sign it. $900 billion measure was passed by Congress Monday night is part of a bigger spending bill, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin tells WGN's era growing. It's not enough, but it's a start The money that's coming to family $600 reach adult and For Children. It's gonna be a helping hand. It does not solve the problem, but it was viewed as an emergency bill, and I think it should be characterized as such. We have to do Maura unless there's a dramatic turnaround included in the package. $600 stimulus Jack's more most Americans, those checks expected to go out as early as
Latest Government Hack Poses 'Grave Risk,' U.S. Cyber Agency Says
"Governments, Cyber Security Agency is expressing increased alarm about a hack of computer systems in the U. S. And around the world that Officials suspect was carried out by Russia, The cyber security unit of the Department of Homeland Security, says the hack poses a grave risk to the U. S government, state and local governments as well as critical infrastructure and private business. California representative Sheila Jackson. Lee says the incident needs to be addressed, so there are major questions as to how extensive the breaches And their major questions about how Devastating the information. That has been garnered. Is in terms of the security of the American people. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin says the hackings unnerve ng every day. There's a new disclosure of another agency. The reports that they have somehow we don't their way into this important critical information. How much they know what they've gained how much they've compromised us. We don't know yet. While the Trump administration is accusing Russia, the Kremlin's denying they had any part.
With Trump silent, reprisals for hacks may fall to Biden
"All fingers are pointing to Russia as being behind the worst ever hack of American government agencies but any retaliation may end up in the Bible administration's hands number two Senate Democrat Dick Durbin says there should be no question Moscow is the source of the devastating breaches has all the earmarks and fingerprints Vladimir Putin project the government and cyber experts largely agreed but there's been no public blaming of Russia it's not uncommon since accusations like those are often delayed but president trump's silence on blaming Russia is getting more attention because of his longstanding reluctance to blame Putin for cyber attacks it also suggests any swift response or retaliation will be left to Biden said this week he will not stand idly by amid cyber assaults Sager mag ani Washington
Congress scrambles to finalize Covid relief, avoid shutdown as deadline draws near
"Washington lawmakers nearing an agreement on a roughly $900 billion stimulus bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says lawmakers won't leave Washington to tell something gets past encouraged that our Democratic colleagues have now embraced this framework. It's been the right solution. For our country all this time. In a bipartisan bicameral agreement appears to be close of half. The Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin says the stalemates gone on for too long, and he notes growing in patients across the country. We have made significant progress. Funding. The government is basic to her work in Congress. In this covert a relief bill is essential as well. The new package likely to include a new round of direct payments to Americans, along with enhanced federal unemployment benefits, but reportedly doesn't include age for state and local governments or liability protections for businesses.
Senators unveil bipartisan COVID-19 relief bills
"Group of senators has come up with a pared down coronavirus relief package that's minus two contentious features. I think we've had a Christmas miracle. Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins, one of a group of Republicans and Democrats, who are proposing a $748 billion coronavirus relief bill. The measure includes a $300 per week federal unemployment payment, along with help for struggling businesses, schools rule broadband and transportation. What's not in the bill is $160. Billion, wanted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for cities and states and liability protections wanted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, the number two Senate Democrats Says the two should back the measure. There's no excuse for either the speaker or the leader. You've got it. Give us a vote. Don't let us go home for Christmas without a
New White House offer adds $600 checks to COVID-19 relief
"It here New White House covert relief proposal is in the works. This includes $600 stimulus checks, but no more unemployment boosts. That's the latest thing being rolled out by the Treasury secretary, Steven Manoogian. This is something that Mitch McConnell cocaine, Mitch has given his blessings on the Republican leadership. They've given this to house Speaker Pelosi. We are waiting to see how they feel about this. But basically each adults would receive a stimulus. Check a $600 check. And what's it going to do for a business owner? That's been shut down hammer. That's why that man coming with me read Walden. We're not done yet here. Other proposal does include some money for a local businesses. Not a lot, but they're trying to get something passed. Now keep in mind. This is less than what was rolled out to the Democratic leadership in the House multiple times. There was a bill before the election. That was substantially more than this that Pelosi and Schumer and all the high ranking Democrats got together and said, No, this isn't good enough. You want to know the reason why Dick Durbin, the representative from Ohio Democrat senator from Ohio, spilled the beans with Jake Tapper. Yesterday, House Democrats turned down that much larger coronavirus relief bill. Because the election was coming. Senator Bernie Sanders, the
Durbin wants vote on relief bill
"Pressure is on Congress to come up with a covert nineteen relief bill we have a lot of work to do in just a few days to do it democratic senator Dick Durbin on bringing up by partisan covert nineteen relief bill to a vote five Republican senators have been working night and day five democratic senators as well it really is a super human effort on our part to give the this together in time to help the American people as quickly as possible and there's needed money and that bill for states to help with vaccine distribution think about the vaccination the the logistics that we serve with money in this bill we want to make sure that this vaccine is on the road in vaccinating people all across America as quickly as possible urban spoke on ABC's this week surely a blur Washington
Chicago - Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 7,598 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, 76 additional deaths reported Sunday
"Numbers are Ian. On Sunday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7598 new cases of cover 19 that brings a statewide total number of infections to 787,573 Heidi pH is also reporting 76 new fatalities from Corona virus, which now means that 13,255 Illinois residents have died from the disease. 5160 people are hospitalized with the virus. 1103 of those patients are in the ICU with 643 of them on ventilators. A statewide positivity rate is 10.1% gave Salgado WGN. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was on CBS TV's face The Nation Sunday discussed have Chicago share of the first wave of vaccines will be distributed. She addressed concerns that people of color may not have access to the vaccine, so there will be an equity lens as it applies to distribution of the vaccine here in Chicago. And she said Once frontline workers are vaccinated, first responders will be next. She said. The city will follow the protocol set by the CDC to determine access to the vaccine. She expects about 23,000 doses in the first distribution. As Chicago prepares to receive the vaccine. We're learning about how the vaccines work. Dr. Richard Novak, director of infectious diseases for University of Illinois Health, is the principal investigator for the Moderna vaccine trial. He details how the vaccines work inside the body Express the spike protein, which is so your body makes antibodies to that spike protein. And then when you get the actual infection if you're enjoying counter Coronavirus, the antibodies you have with buying to the spike protein of the virus and keep that person getting into yourself. Dr Dr Novak Novak appearing appearing on on the the Steve Steve Dale Dale program program here here on on WGN WGN radio radio today. today. Don't Don't know know A A Democratic Democratic U U S. S. Senator Senator Dick Dick Durbin Durbin pushing pushing Congress Congress to to get get a a coronavirus coronavirus relief package
"durbin" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"An individual right and the descent thought it was one. That was a civic right. That was a right that people possess, but they possessed for the benefit of society by participation in the militia. And it is a distortion of the case to say that I ever said that voting is a second class, right? That's simply not with that passage means when you finished with your two said, Here's what it came down to say. Let's Hold up a second. That's a thrashing. That you Dick Durbin may consider yourself a fancy lawyer. But I said what I said I didn't see what I didn't say. And I think it's a really kind of fascinating separation between the Civic right and the individual, right. One that I had not fully considered in that way before, Although I must have thought about it in that way, because it makes perfect sense. When you hear it. It's one of those things were like. Oh, yeah makes sense. But you may have never said it that way. That's the way I feel about him a little bothered. I had not thought of it in that way. The civic write verses, the individual Right. The right based on your existence, which is, of course, the right to protect yourself in the ones that you love. Dick Durbin. He wants to continue to go down this road. If you are guilty of a felony, that is not violent. You can lose your right to vote, but you can't lose your right to buy gun. My wrong. Senator Cantor had nothing to do with the right to vote the point that I was making in that passage. The 14th amendment actually expressly allows for states to deprive felons of the right to vote, and my point was that there was no similar language in the Second Amendment. I don't have an opinion and have never expressed one about the scope of Legislature's authority to take away felon voting rights..
"durbin" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"There was an attempt to turn a serious condition into an emergency, which is very different on the president's coming home from the White House. That is fine, but even his ride in the limo, which I think was intended as a memo as a message to Putin and G and others. Was turned into a scan or tried to. I just think the media's kind of lost its mooring and that has exacerbated political life in America. Oh, absolutely, because it is a 24 7 stream of consciousness. Basically where they have their agenda. They have their point of view they are not reporting. Facts and figures are stat are necessarily what is actually occurring. What they're reporting is their version of it, and they're the way they think things should proceed the way they think things should go. And so what they will do is take a situation. They give their opinion on that situation and then their assessment of what they think the next steps should be. You know, it's a Ziff. They're conducting predictive diagnosis on different situations, and then they're applying that writ large to what they think. Is going to transpire in in the future. The near future. I just think it is so wrong. Give me the facts. Lay it out and then let me make the decision. Well, I had to tell me what I think. A last question for you, Senator Leader. McConnell was my guest on Friday. I asked him if he agreed with me that at least four of your colleagues have violated Article six of the Constitution by imposing religious test on judicial nominees. He did agree. Senator finds time with the dog Mom lives deeply within you. Senator Durbin, whose himself a Catholic like me by asking Judge Barrett first hearing. Are you an Orthodox Catholic Senator Hirono by saying religion on the table, and Senator Harris by challenging the Knights of Columbus is a disqualifying membership. If this happens again, will you speak up in judiciary and demand of the question? Be gaveled out of order. There is a constitutional prohibition against this. Yes, indeed they areas and it should be gaveled out of order, and I think you will see the chairman step in. What they're trying to do is to say if you are a woman of faith. Who takes her Children to church every Sunday. Then that is a disqualifier and listening to my friends on the left you you would think that they have decided that only secularist or atheists are allowed to hold the seat on the U. S. Supreme Court. Do you have any any doubt She's going to be confirmed earlier said that she's going to get a vote. We haven't heard the hearings yet. Stuff can happen. We obviously know that but knowing what you know now and having sooner come before, I guess you weren't on judiciary when she came through the first time. Do you expect her to be confirmed? Oh, yes, I fully expect her to be confirmed, and if the Democrats choose not to show up so As long as 51. We're good, Senator Blackburn. I love it. 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"durbin" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"Friend of mine said the other day. This current virus isn't gonNA break but it's going to show us where systems broken and I think that's exactly what's happened. The health disparities when it comes to African Americans and Latino population are very obvious poverty and the transition from being healthy to being sick. I mean we're seeing this at demonstrated across the United States. We also need to look at the obvious when it comes to you mention housing. That is been a nagging issue for so long. And there is little or no leadership at the federal level there should be to provide a reasonably safe place repressed to live in the United States affordable. I mean these sorts of things are all coming forward. We need more healthcare professionals. We don't have enough doctors and dentists and nurses have a bill in with the National Health Service. A to expand dramatically. Be Student Loan forgiveness for those a medical school who pledged to work in areas of need in our state nation. There are these are things. This is an opportunity for us to step back and take a measure of where the United States did not live up the values that we all share. What about our immigrant population? What's in place to help them? Well not enough and I will tell you it. It seems to me nothing short of outrageous and I mean giving an example without using names of women calls our office and says I'm a nurse. I'm working on this covert Virus nineteen infection rate. But I also have a family with four children. Well it turns out that because my husband is undocumented. My husband is undocumented. I as a citizen and my kids and citizens do not qualify for the cash. Assistance promised by the president. Now what in the world's Alabama? This is an immigration question. That should not stop her and her family from receiving cash assistance available to all of their citizens simply because there's undocumented person living in her household you know that to me is an example That is totally unfair..
"durbin" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"I health has opened the facility there where they're testing people. We need to make sure that there are more just like it. We need more testing. There's not enough going on right now. We need results in a timely basis. And we need to really stamp down. Any outbreaks showed this infection showing again in countries around the world. They're starting to get a grip on and we can too but testing treatment. Vaccines are critical for that to happen. What about the availability of p. p. e. personal protective equipment for first responders and other workers who need access to that critical equipment. Still a problem. I hope we're learning the lesson that say national healthcare stockpile. We've got to invest in. Make sure it's ready. Who would have guessed? We'd have a nationwide public health crisis we do. But the fact is we haven't responded to it We said to the governors including Jay Pritzker and others get out there in the marketplace and start bidding on this PD. Well the cost of it went through the roof. I talked to one hospital downstate. They were paying twenty two cents for a disposable surgical gown that would protect the people working there. Now the prices up between eight and twenty dollars apiece for these gowns. What cost fifteen cents to protect? Your shoes is now up to three hours. So there's price gouging we need to have the federal government stepping in that there's not enough dedication to domestic production. President can help. There is the authority to do that. And we need to make sure that are stockpiling. The future is ready for this kind of challenge. Senator Durbin can you turn back to this issue of accountability? You mentioned price gouging for personal protective equipment. What would you like to see come out of Congress to ensure that people who are taking advantage of this moment are actually held responsible? Well I can tell you. It's a couple of things need to happen In the first bill with Lamar Alexander Republican Senator Tennessee. We have the National Academy of Science asking a threshold question here. What medicines critical medicines medical equipment and devices at the United States Council on every single day or available here in the United States? How many are being produced overseas? That's the startup question. The Food and Drug Administration should just take a look at that device or that new drug and say it's safe and effective. They also have to add the question or the the assertion is it available and we've got to start there. Secondly when it comes to the president using his authority he should have moved quickly. We've been pleading with him..
"durbin" Discussed on The Babylon Bee
"Had a president named after him. Mortal Kombat character. What I got a Mama. Yeah that's right saying in Alabama. Bama Barack Nice sorry I haven't let kyle ask question for awhile down. I don't even know I mean you were allowed to play more because you're arcades and I'm like those actually existed a little young. I'm too young. Yeah I'm two years younger than you. They were putting the quarter on the machine stranger things. I did not coordinate now. That wasn't what I was too. I was too young. I walked probably a little over a mile to get to the seven eleven and they how is it is at one game and it was. It was final fight for the longest. Final fight yeah. I love those guys. I mean we go to like the hockey rink to go ice skating. Or whatever and they had like three cabinets. They're you know. They had Samurai showdown and street fighter. Two Games also. I've seen it but I'm not seeing like this. Let's go after school. We're GONNA ride our bikes over to the arcade. Like I thought that was made up by street That's definitely where you know. It's true like nowadays like you'll have places to have arcades now and no one pays any mind to them plus corona virus so ill But like that is where you hung out like everyone went there to him with friends To get into fights to meet girls like that's where that's where that's where that's what I did but I wasn't a believer so so yeah that's what that's what you did and I was just. That was just the nineties. So so you're like living large hanging with beautiful people in the comedy. Make lots of money. Mortal Kombat lifestyle is living pool. Hot tubs full of blood. And that's what you do in combat. Yeah Yeah so then WH- ripping out spine left and right so then win win. Did Jesus perform -ality on you? How did he get through all that? So let's see because you were a Ninja Turtle. Also I was Jesus. Finish him not this that you're good at this. That's so I tend to my wife and I have a disagreement about this Do Not know if my you know what happened happened early on. We DON'T WANNA cousin the issue now. Yeah it was. I would just question whether my initial profession of faith was a genuine conversion I I don't know doubtful But after I've went into a drug and alcohol addiction God Just broke shattered. My life and brought me back to the scriptures and I began to read the Scriptures Really seemed like it was like finally seeing the message of Jesus the call to come in to die and to calculate the cost to come to him and I saw my life I saw what was professing to believe but then what I was actually doing and how is living and got up my eyes to the truth and so after my addiction August I was in my early twenties. That's when I when God saved me and I turn to Christ. I know then for real. I'm trying to think here was that before or after Ninja Turtles I don't remember I didn't four after that. That one was There was a studio here and there is a studio here in Phoenix that Actually it's got a cool history it Jimi hendrix recorded their. The Beatles recorded their the rolling stones. Recorded there This is famous little studio spot. But it's there you wouldn't even know it is. It's not marked with anything. And I had a relationship with them. I did some video games with them. coordinated the stunts four and. I did the stunts for mission. Impossible age of empires to just a a number of a number of things projects A project that Steven Spielberg was going to do. And then he decided last minute. Kill it and They contacted me one day and they were like. Hey we need you to come in. We've got this project and we can't tell you about it and you gotta come in sign confidentiality paperwork before. Tell you about the possibility this project and I was like all right so I go downtown and go to the studio and I walk in and I'm sitting in the lobby and he's bringing this pile of paperwork to me and I to say I'm just signing paperwork signing my life away like confidentiality. We'll we'll take you on your first born child if you mentioned this kind of thing and it was like Hasbro Tunca Just I mean everybody different things with them signing a while. I will say nothing about this project so I fill all the paperwork out. I go upstairs with my friend. And we go up to the big roundtable with all the bigwigs and executives. And they're like all right. They said we Working with an incidentals franchise opportunity this project and We like you guys to do the stunt coordination the fight scenes and character stuff for Ninja Turtles. Now Mind you. I grew up with Ninja Turtles. Yeah same here and I was not allowed to watch for the home schoolers listening you might have not understood a few things that were mentioned during building Jimi Hendrix. The Beatles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Oh man that's so funny. Yeah so I I grew up watching and then two turtles some of my Some of my heroes in martial arts were the original guys in the suits and So it was like a big deal to me so when I'm sitting at the table I don't know what I'm there for. And then they finally announced it. They're like Ninja Turtles. No joke like everything in me was like trying really hard just to look very serious and professional like you were trying not to shout. Cowabunga exactly exactly so like you know we one reference the one thing I know Cowabunga. Yeah and so at the time I'm just holding on containing everything I've Gone. I'm holding it in and they're like we'd like you to take ownership of this and sort of be the head of this and we're like okay. Yeah well okay. That sounds good. I guess yes I think so and so my friend and I both of US grew up in the martial arts together and competing together and both Ninja turtles fanatics. We leave the studio. We drive out of the parking lot. And we're like screaming in the car. Like no way and then it became now a very intense battle between between having a pizza party. Well we probably did actually and we had really the hard part was like we were best friends growing up but there was a real moment where our danger or our friendship was truly in danger and that was where he and I had to basically make a decision as to who would play which Ninja Turtle Them. They left us. That's ended a lot of friendships just in childhood and a lot of guys going up guys. That's right and so so We finally I don't even remember exactly how he did it except to say like well. What are you really better at with a weapon? And he was better at those two. I was like these are mine. And that's what I'm so that's how we decided it was like I. I'm better at nunchucks in the bow and your body with the size and the sword and so that's what how I got Michelangelo Donatello. He got the other ones and then we also needed other characters to be played and it was all motion capture stuff because it was a it was for a TV show that was like animated And I played What's his name? I can't believe it is lost it with the hockey stick. Oh Casey Jones. Yes and also did case rhetoric. Yeah Wayne Gretzky Gretzky. Who is so? What was this the it would show? It was for the project that ever come out and it was well. Yeah it was for the project. They were doing with the television series. So this this was where the action one no no. This was for the Franchise Motion Camper TV series. Basically this this is early on man. They've come far. This is early on and capture. Where they they were really like toy story had like fairly recently. Come out there are really getting big of motion capture and so this when we when we did it. The motion capture stuff. We did business insanely expensive. Sound stage all I all. I remember the most was there was this globe above our heads that was for the motion capture and basically we're working with weapons and long staffs in like doing fight scenes this things right above our heads and I remember the guys were like all right guys just reminder if you hit that ball up there it's about a million dollars so please don't please don't do that. And that's the scary thing especially because the suits we were wearing at the time These were not wireless motion. Capture suits like people get to the benefit of now with little balls glowing balls on. This is still at the time where we had like cords attached to each point on our body and it came together in like a tail in the back that went to the computer operating system. So like when we're doing the fight scenes we'd finish a fight scene in the cords wrapped around my neck and his weapon. You know we're like wrapped up in everything else. That was so good. When was that? Maybe two thousand ish is when that was when we found that yes. I'm wondering what did this come out as I don't remember this. This is so from what I understand. I THIS IS I. Don't even I didn't even watch what they ultimately did with the stuff but early on this was for the franchise for the TV. Show stuff they were doing for and it was all motion. Capture kind of Cards this was like Nickelodeon I. Yeah I'm not sure exactly what they ultimately did with it. But I have if you look on our Apology our studios channel. There is some old somewhere in there if you if you look up Jeff Durban and karate. There's somebody out there would've shows clips of the actual fight scenes and shows clips from the what the franchise did with it so but to be clear. This was not the Michael Bay ones. You're distancing yourself and is not the Michael Bay ones would just dawned on me. What is that. Ninja Turtles is pro-life. How so because these four baby turtles were flushed down the sewer and then they they grew up to become heroes in the engine if they just died down there as everybody wanted and they were they were going to adopt anyway. The Daddy yes the rat who is the symbol of Something good yeah. He's cheat your your region. Bandon them then reach. And it's it's for sure and there's somewhere in the last thing I ever did for Martial Arts Steph was a TV show for MTV called the final Fu and wish. I never did. How do you spell food F? You know don't now. We have that isolated Joe Spill. I all right. So that's the last thing I did. It was a fight series for MTV and good job. They trick. They tricked me into doing it. They auditioned thirty martial artists across the country. And then I had a manager at the time and I guess. Mtv got a consultant. He was like look. You're GONNA have some some people who have reputation on the show like world champions that kind of stuff and so somehow they got to manager and manager. Contact me she said. Mtv wants you for this fight series. And so I talked. Mtv and I said well like what is it exactly. Is it like real full contact fighting. Because I don't want to do point fighting stuff that doesn't mean there's no real way to show the winner in that and then McDonnell. This is full-contact. What's that mean? They said well like you got a knock the person like out of the ring or knock them out and knock them down and I was like all right. Well okay. I'll talk to you. So then they flew me out. I talked to him and then I went thought about it some more and they flew me out again. I did a bunch of like medical examinations and stuff and then I agreed to it because he said it was a full contact fight series and When I ended up getting out there the first day I landed. They did some interviews preliminary interviews on camera and they were like how do you? How do you think your strategy is going to change since there's no head contact and You know it's light or contact like house. How does that Change Your Strategy? More as a martial artist and I was like wait. What what do you mean? Like how can they were like well in Keno? Kicks are worth less than punches. So punches are worth more as wait. Hold on you can't hit to the head you can't knock anybody.
"durbin" Discussed on The Babylon Bee
"Women who have killed their children's in no the grace of God and Jesus however In terms of the issue of justice. We have to actually ask the question. What is a consistent Biblical worldview and Judicial What's a consistent? Judicial response to the issue of abortion will actually end the injustice of abortion. And if we're saying the woman is a victim like the baby then we're never gonna be able to actually ended the weird thing with being the woman being a victim. The the man is completely left out of the question now to like what is she victim of like. She's just kind of this arbitrary victim of reality. Or what is victim of Patriarchy Patriarchy Patriarchy? Yes yes but the patriarchy isn't getting like the guy who isn't held accountable wherever the guy is right right right and and and that's so backwards. Yeah just briefly. I'm standing outside of abortion mill. And you watch those guys who bring in their women inside their watch him talk to him seat. See the callousness see the fact that they know they know what they're doing and the saddest thing is when you see a man who actually stands on the abortion. Melanie's and tears and he's just bawling his eyes out begging the woman not to kill their child. That's always so hard to deal with but it's rare. It's rare to see something like that but it does happen. And and it's it's difficult to see that because you'll even see the man pleading for the life of his child and the woman knows she knows because you here's the father of the child saying please don't kill my child and she's saying. I'm going with anyways. She's not a victim she knows. And that sounds so harsh. But it's it just shows I think I think guys and this is what I think these to be communicated we've become calloused on this issue and I think we've allowed the culture to change our minds about it even as Christians even as much as we say it's murder it can't be done. We're still impacted by how the culture has taught us on this issue and so you know what look violent response will have today in its appropriate. God's Word says that man stealing and slaven is actually worthy of capital punishment. And that was like his his verbal response to that issue. Is it so wicked. Its so evil. This is what we this agency it. Now we've got this in our past. You've got Americans even people who profess to be Christians who engaged in man stealing and enslaving now. That's so far behind us now and the history books. Tell us that story and we see it for what it is so. We've got the Bible an history convincing us. This was a wicked and we think about it. Just Yuck and yes it's wicked. It's a horrible evil crime against humanity. How disgusting is a so far behind us? But we we we respond. And we're we're it's revolting to US however in this case with the issue of abortion we've been so taught by our culture even as Christians even people who believe it's murder that we don't have the same response in terms of no that should never be allowed it is a crime. It is deplorable. It is disgusting we should war against it and of course the slave owners who engaged in that were were guilty of crimes and of course they should have been punished. And that's because it's so far behind us and we all agree. How wicked is that? But it's amazing. Today you can even ask the common believer you can say you believe it's murder. Yeah I believe murder. Well if it's if we ever get to the place where it's ended should the mother who kills her child be should be occurring and you'll have people well no. I don't think she should be punished much. But she's the one carrying the child into be dismembered she's paying the assassin health professional health professional and correct. You know and that's the thing and you brother you you're saying right because that's the deal. When I said that we're being taught by the culture there it is that it's it's calling him health centers. It's calling it health care. And that's how we've even had our minds shifted and changed because that's that's how that's how they're winning the argument. You think that's the greatest marketing ploy of the last fifty years. Yeah is that when they decided to that healthcare? That's it's just like they feel like they've cornered the market on compassion for women and it does feel like we have this divide where I I fear sacrificing compassion for women for for complete compassion for the unborn. Even as well saying that like that sounds wrong. Come into in my mouth but like the hard part is that the the woman is standing in front of you. That's that's the part of that that I sympathize with even though a completely I'm horrified by abortion. I you know I. It's hard to find those arguments that come out of Matt Direction Right. Yes well think about it in this context to is trying to create a contrast where people go okay. No I agree with that as Christians. Do we want the guy who's engaged in sex trafficking? So He's you know he's enslave some women he's involved in sex trafficking. What's the curse Christian response? Do I want the Manson? Oh Jesus yes I want him to know the race of God and be saved I do. I WANNA know Jesus. I want him to experience the life that I have. I'm guilty before God. I deserve help us as much as him. Of course I want him to know Jesus but do I also want him to be punished? Do I want justice? Yeah Yeah I want both and so the issue of abortion. We have to see in the same light you have to ask. You have to ask ourselves. Do we. Believe abortion is a sin and a crime and I think the answer is yes. Murder should be a crime and so we have to look at this in a different way and say look okay. She's guilty the MOM is guilty of a sin and a crime and so we should see it as a crime but I still want her to know. Jesus you know it's interesting too because you mentioned before you know you don't you don't have a uterus. You can't talk about this but watch agreed we don't we? Don't do that with other things because it's wild. How they've been able to sort of shift shifted so like imagine for a second a woman she finds out down. The street from houses actually happened on the street from my house about a mile and a half away. Actually I saw the SWAT team taking his house down. It was sex trafficking house and Imagine that my my woman My neighbors a woman she finds out about it and she's like can you believe that? Oh my I hope the cops you know. That will throw the book at them. Hope gets criminalized and all the rest. Imagine if I said to her. Well Ma'am you don't have a penis and she's whatever do you mean you don't have a pinas so you can't really talk about what he wants to do with his body. I mean it's his body has choice. He can do what he wants to those women because it's his body and you don't have a penis. He can't talk about sex trafficking. You're not the one you know. If THEY WANNA buy sex let them by SAX and she's like no no what. Wait a second. You're forgetting about the victims here now. Everyone realizes of course of course but in this situation we've gotten to the place where we can't even see through that on but all you have to do is provide the contrast and everyone should be able to see it. So what's stopping them? My answer is well. We know from scripture. The issue for all of us is sin in rebellion against God and the light of God through the Gospel and by God's spirit opener is to the truth so I think the real issue with the issue of abortion is not winning this by mere neutral argumentation or biological argumentation. Because there's never going to convince anybody for their heart to change. Only God can do that. Through God's truth it's The law and the Gospel. You bring the log on to bear so that it can cause the flee to Christ in. It's interesting guys. There's videos we have. I don't even know how many we have up on this issue. You'll bring up the issue of biology outside of an abortion mill with the college student on the street and you'll demonstrate without question. This is a human being from conception unique. Dna The only difference between where they're at and where you're at today's a difference of degree size level of development environment degree of dependence. You can't kill human beings for those reasons it's a human being and they'll just tell you he. I think we still be able to kill him. Yeah that's what makes this whole thing so possible. It's like you the whole idea that ideas have consequences and you can't simultaneously hold a view that life is precious and then also except for in this instance. It's completely go backwards on like that doesn't compute with our culture now like cultural shift where we just. We don't we. Don't do that math problem. We just kind of ignore it right. Those those who hate me loved him gone says so if we God in our culture largely does for hate God we love death and that's what we get and get the death of family. We get our own personal deaths. You talk about it. All the all the ways that death manifest itself in a in a fallen dead culture and then of course you've got the love of death. The love of the death of the pre-born our culture is seeped in death right now. We'll speaking of loving death. Let's shift to you being involved in mortal Kombat. Yes what would you like that? We're going to be real issues real issues. Okay so this Horrifying murder we out. Well so I I was So I was born in seventy eight and so the nineties were. Those were my teenage years. Video game years and When mortal Kombat came out guys? I don't know how old you guys are. But I remember going to the arcade and you'd you'd be on the line for the mortal combat machine and you put your quarter up on the on the screen to show up next and you know you had you got to play around die and then you know. Get BACK INTO LINE AGAIN. Do it again. And so I was there for mortal Kombat part one part choose release and all the guys that were part of part one and part sue the actual characters in the game were friends of mine and so they were actually on my karate team so these are like buddies of mine and actually Shang Sung From the video game from part to his name is Phillip. He actually is a doctor and became a doctor because he wanted to be a Christian missionary doctor. So he was the demon sorcerer and mortal Kombat to of course Christian missionary so those are all. I thought I always thought that those were all like I thought they were made in Japan or something. No no this is wizards. Yeah that's an American game. Yeah well yeah. That's right so mortal combat when it first came out. I mean they straight up for part one green screened it so Mike My Friend Dino Pasadena. He played which was he was. He was Scorpion and Johnny Cage. In part one then they use the same cast of characters in some more guys. Report to so yeah. That was a super popular game and then in Nineteen ninety-six The what was the name. David Fish off productions who produced like the Beatles Tower and like just a bunch of like big heavy hitters. They announced they were going to do. The mortal Kombat live tour across the United States and they auditioned tens of thousands of people for this thing but all of sort of my teammates and friends From national competition or martial arts. They went and auditioned and they all got The roles for that but I was still in high school at the time and so I couldn't really be in mortal Kombat live towards those finishing high school and then high school was Almost up I went to tournaments. It was the Boston nationals. E- ends So I flew to Boston and how it happened is actually interesting..
"durbin" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Senator Durbin state lawmakers and community activists to Chicago residents who may be the target of ice immigration raids this weekend if you're pulled over in your car only a driver needs to have identification passengers do not and you do not need to answer any questions that that may present if a police up in the state of Illinois a you can have a tap the TV deal temporary visitors driver's license and that would be enough for any state police or any local police officer as identification if you're the target of a raid arresting call eight five five four three five seven six nine three the cook county state's attorney is also building up its staff ahead of the rates can box announced this afternoon she's added an immigration policy and legal adviser to her team it's a first for the cook county state's attorney's office Michael because bridge ski will take on that role in addition to consulting on cases in conducting training he will work with members of the immigrant community to build and restore trust in the criminal justice system the publicist for singer R. Kelly says he has sympathy for the parents of alleged victims in the case because he's a parent but he also believes are the R. and B. stars in a set the courses Darnell Johnson held a press conference in Atlanta this morning Kelly was arrested yesterday he faces a thirteen count federal indictment including child **** and obstructed and obstruction of justice charges president trump renewing his push for congressional passage of the trade agreement with Canada and Mexico he was an aerospace business in Milwaukee today view it as a bipartisan bill and it shows that Congress is doing something other than wasting time on the which on a congressional vote on the replacement of nafta is expected by the end of the year glassdoor is expanding its footprint in Chicago just the latest sign of.
"durbin" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Illinois. Senator dick Durbin read from the letter the summer load of the department sent to congress from Reese to public late in the afternoon, March twenty four th did not fully capture the context nature and substance of the offices work and conclusions again, and again, Democrats questioned the attorney general about the discrepancy between his characterization of the special counsel's report and the concerns Muller detailed in his letter. I talked directly to Bob and Bob told me that he did not have objections to the accuracy attorneys. Don't put things in writing unless they're pretty serious about them. And again, and again bar often looking impatient and irritated defended his interpretation of Muller's findings after a months long trial. If I wanted to go at. And get out to the public. What the verdict was pending preparation of the full transcript and the prosecutor comes up and caps me on the shoulder and says, well, the verdict doesn't really fully capture all my work about that. Great. You know, cross examination. I did. Or how about that third day of trial? Where I did that this doesn't capture everything my answer to that is I'm not trying to capture everything I'm just trying to state the verdict and while Democrats William Barr with questions about his conclusions. Republicans repeatedly returned to subjects like Hillary Clinton's emails, whether or not the Trump campaign was spied on and the questions of bias at the Justice department during the two thousand sixteen election as Texas Senator John Cornyn did here we now need to know what steps the Obama FBI department of Justice and intelligence community. What steps they took to undermine the political process and put a thumb on the scale and favor one political candidate over the other Tennessee, Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn was one of the. Senators questioning attorney general Bill bar today. Welcome. Thank you so much. So a big topic of conversation. Among some of your democratic colleagues today was the attorney general's representation of the findings in the Miller report. Do you think that bars four page summary fairly reflected the findings of the special counsel? Yeah. When you look at so report, which people can now get this report. They can read it what the attorney general did was to put full word an accounting of what was in that report. And he offered for Mr. Muller to be able to review that before he sent it out. Mr. Muller did not. And now you're hearing that there was a a back and forth. But let's leave that conversation to Mr. bar, and Mr. Muller, well that conversation is now widely public. I mean, how do you square the concerns Muller raised in his leg? Letter a letter that was released today. A letter that he sent to bar and these concerns let me read them out to you here. I'll just quote bar summary, quote, did not fully capture the context nature and substance of this office work and conclusions end, quote, he goes on to say this threatens to undermine public confidence in the outcome of investigations. Are you taking issue with the special counsels viewpoint expressed in his letter you had general bar today? Say that many of the problems were with how the media had represented the report and general bar like any of us cannot control what the media is going to say or the opinion that they are going to express with Ad Council. Said in his letter that he felt misunderstandings resulted from Bill bars for page summary misunderstandings. That may happen yet. Ten lawyers in a room, you're going to have twelve different opinion. Wins. Do you wanna see Robert Mueller testified before congress? You know, there are some that would like to see him come and testify. I think most people say look the report is filed. What more are you going to learn? Well, how do you feel would you object to him testifying before congress the American people and tennesseans spine large will say, look, let's get to work on some issues less make certain that government is accountable, and then let's move onto dealing with transportation with health care with keeping the economy going they like to talk about brighter futures for their families. And those are the things that are there emphasis, the Muller report has been filed and they're ready to see us do some work that is important to them. Well, given that given that there are so many real world concerns that people have that voters have the chair of the judiciary committee Lindsay Graham has said that he wants to. Investigate the origins of the Mueller investigation. You have just said look it's time to move on. The investigation is over there is real work to be done on real issues. Do you think what Senator Graham is proposing is a productive use of time and resources? You know, it's consistent to say. The report is there in the findings are there in. It's also consistent to say. Let's hold the government agencies accountable. And if there are bad actors, let to deal with these bad actors, so you think it's a productive use of. They they want to know how we got to this point. So that no presidential candidate democrat or Republican ever sees something like this happened to them. So you would like to see an investigation of the investigation. You do think that's productive user is. We know that that actors are rooted out and that we are going to be well served by individuals. Who realize we are a nation of laws that we will abide by the rule of law again to you were going to have law enforcement there that is to uphold the law, Marsha Blackburn is a Republican Senator from Tennessee, she sits on the judiciary committee. Thank you very much for joining us. Thank you so much..
"durbin" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"To have you got a piece of audio one of your favorites? Go ahead, David Liederman. What are the Democrats in the Senate admits that this green new deal thing put out there by the far left reaches of the Democratic Party is kind of a joke, and it's your favorite Scott, dick Durbin? Oh, well, somebody gave dick a note. Instead, this is what you have to say because he's animatronic. He is an F thoughts on his own. None. I think in this case there may have been a software malfunction though, really because he's on morning Joe this morning and was laughing about while he was asked whether or not he would vote for the green new deal because Mitch McConnell wants to force vote on it to see where they stand on the dick say, well, you gotta realize you're talking about, you know, income for everybody. Even if you're not willing to work on their unwilling, my friend, and this is a pushback against Alexandria, ocasio cortex. Yes. Which is supposed to be a big. No, no for the party right now. Right. Go ahead, dick. I would be I can't tell you to be honest with you. I've read it every read it, and I asked what what in the heck is this. Is an aspiration. Resolution aspiration wouldn't go for it and its current form. Every taking a look. Long. It's long. And then he gets right back on the track of the talking points. Well, climate change is a serious issue that we need to address. More now than ever and then somebody pushed the button, and he went back to the of dick Durbin. But it was here's the talking points. It was kinda funny. And I dare say refreshing to hear another high profile Democrats Satan? What the heck is this? What am I looking at here? But this is what's not refreshing to me as we're having fun. And I'm just era. Tate's me. Okay. What what in the heck is this? Obviously the things a joke who all know it. So you wouldn't vote for it. Well, I gotta look. I can't do that. Because I haven't been programmed to no vote for it or not sick. No the way this looks. I mean, it's long ever old thing. But I've seen enough to know. No, I wouldn't vote for this. You already basically said that. I mean, can you imagine this guy? Now if he did end up voting for it and they play back. What in the heck is this? Sheriffs..
"durbin" Discussed on LIFT EVERY VOICE
"I think I'd looks up on that much more than the wealthy or the powerful knowing your name, the fact that folks who are on the margins of society in the shadows of of of society that you bring light to them and hope an our champion that to me is to me the greatest calling of of of this office and of humanity. So thank you. I would just tell you flattery is my old boss. Paul Douglas went set is like perfume is pleasant to the sentence. Senses. But lethal if swallowed so I think so much for your kind words, and I've got another 'cause the dreamers, DACA. We gotta get this done. Absolutely. And time's running out. They have court protection it may end tomorrow and explained to folks who might not know what you mean when you say DACA or dreamers dream act seventeen years ago, if you brought to this country under the age of sixteen grow up here educated. No criminal record get a chance path to citizenship. That's with dramatic said we couldn't pass it Bronco bama's, president create an executive order eight hundred thousand people signed up would have been eligible for the dream act expose themselves. They walked right into government said here, I am. And right now, those eight hundred thousand can live in this country that fear of deportation and can legally work here. No, thanks to President Trump. It was September of twenty seventeen that he eliminated the program. We haven't replaced it. It's the court protection. That's keeping these folks in a good legal position. We got to be ready to move quickly to save them and their families and this Ereli similar to criminal Justice reform because if you pull Americans what do they say, they're in favor of it overwhelmingly. Yeah, give them a chance. They know they came here's kids and painful thing is in my stay. Their business owners. Yes. First responders people that work with children people who have been elevated through their service to others. They're contribu-contributions to our economy. These are Americans in every single way, but a piece of paper showing guts, grit, even willingness to die for our country. But we have left him in states of insecurity that he roads at their sense of wellbeing that we have to address they changed your bed in the motel room last night. And they're watching your mom at the nursing home today. Yes. These folks that we trust with our kids daycare and to say that they're somehow ineligible to be part of the future of America's just as a son of an immigrant. I take it personally. Well, you deserve a Christmas break. I hope you're taking that you're not running around knowing you might not take that long of a regular take that break because I know when we get back to I know for sure about dick Durbin, you'll be back working on criminal Justice reform because we're not finished there that we will be working on DACA and dreamers fixes that. You'll allow this young. Senator from New Jersey to be your side kick on those noble battle Stanford cardinal at my say. Fail. A man. Thank you so much. Thank you for listening to this episode, which is really very personally important to me because also much dick Durbin as as do. So many of us. Thank you for listening to lift every voice, and I wish everybody a very happy new year. May we all of us do something for the cause of our country to make this nation? With the words liberty and Justice for all and far more meaningful to to all of us. Thank you..
"durbin" Discussed on LIFT EVERY VOICE
"It was one of my worst votes creating the hundred to one and all the rest of it. I finally feel like I'm getting it. Right. And the fact that I get it right means a lot of people will be treated, right? Not all of them. Sit a lot to do. This is just the opening. It is the first step as we characterize it. There's a lot more that needs to be done. But we have finally decided I think as a nation moving toward the feeling we're gonna fight the war on drugs with our brains, not our muscles. We're going to think about ways that stop drugs coming into this country to deal with the interdiction of and also deal with the treatment of people in a much different way, it reflects the fact that the opioid epidemic which has taken over in this country has opened the eyes of people everywhere too. The fact that says a problem of the inner city anymore. There isn't any suburb to wealthy. No town too small to avoid this opioid epidemic. And people who are looking at the victims are not seeing poor inner city living people they're seeing their brothers and sisters and sons and daughters. So they're starting to think about drugs and a different way. I think that we are evolving as nation as we think about drugs and how to deal with them. I believe it's a scourge. It breaks my heart to hear when someone is addicted. But at least now we're not saying, it's a moral curse. In your finished were saying to them. It's a disease we're gonna treat it. Well, I wanna put it to you this way if you were not a Senator back in the eighties when those mandatory minimums and three strikes route into crack cocaine despair, if you were not a Senator that would have happened. Anyway, it was where the heard was going, but I will say this. If you were not a Senator now the correction for that would not have happened you or the guy on our side of the aisle and. I know you're going to try to clearly the White House. Indispensable partner clearly Grassley in Inle indispensable partners. But as democrat in the democratic caucus, I know for sure if dick Durbin was not a Senator we would not have this day. And I want to tell you as you know, I live in an inner city community with people who have been adversely affected by an unfair unjust war on drugs. You are a champion my friend, and I am so grateful that you're my friend, and that you have allowed me this last five years to be your partner on getting this over the finish line. And then a great partner the man who brought me into politics was impulse. I am. And he was a Senator in my state before me he had some basic rules, and I live by when it comes to public service. He said look for two things in public service honesty and somebody who's willing to help the helpless that those were the north star the guideline when it comes to what I want to be a member of the Senate, and I'll bet you do too well beyond I mean because this is the thing. For me in this day of politics were money pouring in using pick constituencies that have no lobbyists. You fight for people who come who. Don't don't nobody fights for that are marginalized, and it's often lonely place. But I Meyer you so much and me my career be marked by the values that you exhibit every single day told you visit federal prisons pretty well. You are. But that and I'm sorry to get you know, one of these guys says before you tell me about your religion for show to me how you treat other people's. I don't wanna talk religion. But you know, Matthew twenty five Jesus speaks. You know, when you visit me in prison when I was in prison you visit me when I was hungry. You fed me. It goes through this long list. And if you view read that I've seen you not preach. I don't even know much about your faith, sir. But I, but you live those values every single day are exhibited in Matthew twenty five and the fact that you go to prison to to visit with people you're fighting for and that they know who you are..
"durbin" Discussed on LIFT EVERY VOICE
"Again to another edition of lift every voice. I cannot tell you. I am so excited about this episode because I am just literally hours have now passed since what was yesterday affectively around eight a little after eight o'clock where we passed a historic piece of legislation a call the first step act, which will get to in a second. But my guest today really is my champion on criminal Justice reform in the United States Senate when I was a very new Senator about five years ago, I came to the Senate to work on criminal Justice reform. It was one of the things that drove me to want to try to a run for the Senate in the first place and the guy who when I landed on the Senate floor and the democratic caucus who kind of took the under his arm would already had the seminal piece of legislation. Do sentencing reform is a man named dick Durbin, the Senator from Illinois. And I have him is my guest today. He led the charge to get this legislation passed, and I just want to thank him in welcome to this podcast. Thank you Senator van. Thanks corey. And it was a team effort. And I I was just happy as heck that you were by my side. It was a great great feeling on the floor last night. I think we made history. Clearly, we did. And I'd like to just go back a while. Because Senator the thing that makes me sad about you is that some of the best beaches. I've ever heard you give there's no press to listen to when you stand up, and you corral or caucus on moral issues. You are really one of the people that is a moral voice in the democratic caucus talking about the people that are often left behind the folks that don't have lobbyists. I've seen you stand up and talk for for immigrants and DACA kids. And then clearly on criminal Justice reform before I even got to the United States Senate. Now, you said something in the press conference, which was I thought it was really moving. Because you just told the truth about how we got into a certain hole, and how you've been on a mission for years and years and years now to get it maybe we can start there. Well, I said at the press conference, and I've said many times, you don't often hear Senator preface speech by saying let me tell you about the worst vote I ever cast. The worst vote ever cast was nine hundred eighty six along come crack cocaine, and we were told be frightened very frightened. It's dirty. It's easy to produce highly addictive. So destructive particularly to pregnant women..
"durbin" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Do here they don't understand and they're responding with higher more more more elaborate ridiculous absurd levels of rhetoric now joe pulled this from dick durbin it's more you have that one joe this is a good one joe sent the soviets money this is dick durbin again normally a more tactical he's a senator from illinois democrat of course big liberal democrat this is normally a more tactically reserved and efficient politician i don't mean officiant economically speaking as policies disastrous i mean i don't like the guys policies obviously but he's normally more tactically sound when it comes to the politics using focused group tested talking points moving the publicly needle by strategy by by using these talking points to move the media narrative and to alter the narrative this is him using an absolutely ridiculous absurd analogy because his game before using more nuance than allergies didn't work so now they have to up the level of the red rhetoric to absolute absurdity parks and prayers are with those boys in thailand trapped in the cave our hearts and prayers are also with thousands of children toddlers and infants removed from their parents by the trump administration under zero tolerance they're trapped in a beer credit cave too so let's not forget them dude dude remember the rob snyder youtube quipped it's the multiple ways to say you got the serial killer around a corner dude you're confused you're surprised jude right this is one of those are you crazy are you making an analogy between these boys trapped in this cave and thailand and trump's immigration policy this is what happens because folks please understand what's happening now none of this is helping the democrats and i'm not here to give them advice because i'll get emails saying stop giving advice listened to me it doesn't matter they cannot control themselves they they are they have lost all their bearings they are not more to appear to a dock anything anymore they are out in an open ocean of stupidity wandering around with no lodestar to guide them back to shore because they don't know how to respond they have been trained for thirty years now now if not more hit the republicans hard use the media accused them of the standard talking points they don't like grandma they don't like dogs and puppies they want you know they don't like babies they don't like single moms they don't like people who are black hispanic they don't just use name the list this is what they do republicans have tactically retreated they claim victory this is the video they were watching on their opponent forever this is what they train for they're not trained for trump at all so they're losing their minds they're changing their talking points in and out day by day forgetting we have a conservative media that that that can like this show right here that can just replay jim clapper from a month ago trump tebas investigation it was we were after the russians today jeff merkley trump teams under investigation they don't know what they're doing dick durbin the boys trapped in a cave they're similar as same thing as a pure critic are you crazy dude leak it's joe it's insane these people are nuts they're losing their mind i call it the liberal rage campaign this is not helping but understand this this is a movement embedded knee deep in emotion ladies and gentlemen they're motion is that this is all they have the leftist far left i'm not talking about all democrats here but the far left does not have reason reason is not a staple of their movement their movement is emotion reason would based on it it would be based on a fact and database analysis of their policies a fact and data base analogies excuse me analysis and their policies whether it's inner cities or states largely run by liberals would lead to disastrous outcomes the collapse in san francisco they can't even have conventions already more people are canceling because of the because of people in the in the streets doing drugs and there's human waste all over the place you know you know you go to places like baltimore the collapse of the economy because of fifty plus years of far left policies so what do they do they.