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"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Just to be clear Kyle human source means a lot of things It doesn't mean because I've had a few people text me Sometimes you and I talk jargon and we don't even realize it Human source folks doesn't mean it was an FBI agent who didn't It means it could have just been someone they had as a source on that case or even an unrelated case who maybe did this thing and now they're like oh boy here we go This guy was one of our guys We have him on our kind of CHS Am I right about that We're not talking about an FBI agent who did this No I don't think that would be very likely at all Especially because there was so much confusion But the possibility that they found somebody's name in a source room that that's what it came up against The other possibilities and other government agency was working something and it just wasn't de conflicted And if that's the case you know I've talked to a number of people A lot of people had this instinct that it was a DHS situation That's kind of people have asked me about ray apps and I've had four or 5 different people say I'm pretty confident it wasn't FBI that the FBI wasn't running him as a source but there's always a possibility he was working for one of the other agencies that has a little bit less has a little bit more leeway when it comes to their intelligence type work So I'm not confirming or denying any of those things I'm just saying that that's kind of smelled to me And it's very strange to get pulled off what I would like I said I'm a law enforcement officer like by my training I'm sworn to the constitution and people safety and I really genuinely care What I don't want is someone dropping a bomb in front of anybody's building I don't care if it's people I hate And you just can't drop bombs because there's such an indiscriminate tool And so if someone's going to go around and start doing that I want to find out who the heck did it and I want to stop it Because I don't want that happening again And why are we two years away from it now It's still not getting an answer
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"The first one was a story yesterday I was making the rounds I was going to get to it on my show unfortunately I didn't It was a story about a whistleblower and the January 6th bomber case And the whistleblower has told someone in the media that apparently the FBI the Washington field office specifically he took a year to open up a case on this alleged bomber who was alleged to have planted bombs in front of the DNC and the RNC that day before the January 6th incident there Well what would take so long to do that I mean I thought this was a big national security case I mean the insurrection and all that stuff They seem to be really interested in everyone else who showed up on January 6th What are your thoughts on that Well I mean it's pretty troubling So you may already know this but I was assigned to Washington field office on January 6th 2021 And I was there for a few more months until I left That was full 5 years of being there And at that time I was assigned to a surveillance squad in the second or maybe the third week of January My team was put on a potential subject of the pipe bomber case and we followed him for maybe a week and a half and change And then we were pulled from that assignment which we were told was a high priority assignment at the time to go and sit in our office and re January 6 leads that came in from the dregs of society that got forwarded over from West Virginia at what's called end talk And so I was always shocked by that I reached out to my buddies recently to find out if that ever got you know if they ever got retasked to that assignment and they didn't And so I'm wondering if they just dropped the ball so dramatically for a nefarious purpose or for incompetence but either way it's bizarre because that was the most terrorist like activity that we saw on that day And that was the thing that I'd be the most concerned about just as a regular citizen let alone being a law enforcement professional
Bloomberg Radio New York
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Only show in town because the original Kate that was the DACA case that went up to the Supreme Court was the issue of the 9 circuits saying that the Trump DACA revocation memo was illegal. Now there are these challenges in the second circuit in New York called papaya Vidal. But in the battalion of the doll case, the court took now said, look, we're not going to invalidate the 5th circuit decision. That's what the litigants wanted there is they wanted basically dueling decisions that would invalidate the 5th circuit decision and basically force the Supreme Court's hands and the courts in New York did not want to do that. Basically, the DACA program is going to be legal. Until either the 5th circuit says, okay, we're lifting the fade that currently exists right now for existing docker holders to have back on which they haven't done yet. Or that the Supreme Court says, well, we've now looked at this, but we've decided for the whole country that DACA is illegal and for now everyone who had not got that loses that side of this decision. So democratic senator dick Durbin who said, before the ruling came out, this could change everything, was wrong? Well, it could change everything, but maybe not at that second. The question is when it will take everything. So if DACA is ultimately ruled to be illegal, in one of two forms, either inform one by the 5th circuit coming back and ruling it illegal and lifting the faith, which is there's currently a say from invalidating the doctor program nationally. If the 5th circuit lives the same, or if the Supreme Court, even though there was a say, now says, well, that we've decided the issue, but now there's the issue of paying more. And we decided the issue and upon deciding the issue DACA is illegal. Then yes, I've changed everything. That ends. The darker program and at that point, all of the people who had back of the 700,000 individuals lose any protection or work authorizations that they had and at that point, we're back in square one, where nobody who was previously undocumented has any silence. Coming up, what's happening at the border? This is Bloomberg. The balance of power. It's always shifting. What are the chances we actually are in a recession, just don't know it. There's been
Bloomberg Radio New York
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Beautiful. Before heading to the UK, President Biden signed a bill to help victims of childhood sex abuse. The eliminating limits to justice for child sex abuse victims act gets rid of a statute of limitations for survivors to file civil claims against their abusers. Victims had been only able to file federal claims until the age of 28 or until ten years had passed since the abuse occurred. The bill was introduced by senator dick Durbin, who said the bipartisan bill honors the basic notions of justice for survivors. Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky says a mass burial site has now been found in a recently recaptured Ukrainian city, Aaron McLaughlin is there. There seems to be more graves than trees in this area, many of the graves are unmarked others have numbers. One top Ukrainian official says 440 graves were found in this city of isom. The price of groceries in the country is seen the biggest yearly increase since 1979. The agriculture department points to supply chain issues transportation and labor cost has contributed to the prices rising roughly 14% between August of last year and this year. The biggest increase is for eggs and margarine both up almost 40% over the past year. I'm Scott Carr. Officials are confirming the crash that killed Indiana but Republican congresswoman Jackie wolowski and three others was an accident. Authorities say the crash in August was caused by the Stafford driving her car who drove into an opposite lane while attempting to pass a truck. The car collided with another vehicle killing while arsky and her two staffers on board as well as the driver of the other car, police say excessive speed also played a role. The FAA is now looking into that emergency landing of a single engine airplane on Ventura beach, California Friday, investigators saying an in flight emergency force the pilot to land assess the skylark at the water's edge. Michelle Silva was there, she says the plane apparently lost power and became silent before it came to rest on a rock jetty. I saw a plane
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Am particularly particularly pleased that for the first time in close to 30 years Congress seems ready to reject the vice like grip that the NRA has had on the Congress and move forward to meaningful gun legislation The agreement includes enhanced review for gun buyers under the age of 21 billions in funding for mental health and school safety as well as incentives for states to enact red flag laws The breakthrough agreement was a collaborative effort of 20 senators tend to Democrats ten Republicans whose work was quickly praised by President Biden Senator dick Durbin also weighing in W gin stave Schwann has that Durban believes it falls short in restrictions on things like military style assault rifles He adds though that each element included has the ability to save lives and will make our nation safer The first ever federal gun trafficking and straw purchasing law is included in the proposal durban says he's been pushing for this because it will reduce violent crime Dave Schwann WGN news and the NRA responding to them bipartisan deals saying it's committed to real solutions to stop violence but it's not supporting the new gun proposal just yet In part quote the NRA says it will continue to oppose any effort to insert gun control policies initiatives that override constitutional due process protections and efforts to deprive law abiding citizens of their fundamental right to protect themselves 31 people linked to the white nationalist group patriot front are all out of jail on bond following their arrest in Idaho The suspects arrested Saturday near a pride event on suspicion of conspiracy to riot which is a misdemeanor there There will be arraigned today police had been made aware over the past few days of multiple groups who planted disrupt the pride in the park event in Coeur d'Alene authorities say the suspects were wearing masks and carrying shields when the U haul truck they were in was stopped One of those arrested is from Illinois Meanwhile they heard annual pride parade in west suburban aurora went off without a hitch after a week of uncertainty WGN's Christine Flores is there.
Latina to Latina
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on Latina to Latina
"And so yeah, when I would see judge Jackson walking through the hallways, there were like a couple times where I maybe made a joke or made a comment and so she sort of became a little familiar with me and then when it came time where I was able to actually meet her one on one just after the photo went viral, she already thought that we met. She's like, oh, you know, we already know each other. So I thought that was pretty cool. Tell me about the moment you caught that photo of Leila. So when I made that photo of Leila, I was peering over the edge of a wall on the side of the room. I was standing on top of a step stool so that I could sort of be at the same height as my colleagues and this was during a time at the end of the hearings where things were kind of slowing down a bit. And I was kind of looking around thinking like, okay, what pictures can I make next? I feel like I've made a lot of different variations of photos. And at that moment, senator dick Durbin started giving judge Jackson words of affirmation and praising her. Speaking on her accomplishments and I remember looking over and seeing Leila smile and I didn't have my camera up to my face yet. And so I sort of just looked at her and I smiled back and I processed what that moment might have felt like for her. And I thought about my own mother, what would it feel like to see my mother sitting in that seat? Because I know what it's like to create a seat at the table. And I know what it's like to wash my mother work extremely hard. And so it made me sort of emotional in that moment. And that's when I lifted up my camera, hoping that she would make that same exact expression again. And I was sort of talking to myself under my breath, like, come on, come on, come on. And then when, you know, she did it again. I was just like, okay, I got it. I got the photo. And I had no idea that it would resonate with so many people. I just knew that it was really special for me and it made me feel something really relatable, part of what I love about that story is that the prime spots in that room are really in the center of that room, right? That is the ideal angle, most of the photos that we process are from that angle. You were on the side of the room, which sort of feels to me like a perfect metaphor for women of color. In professional spaces, trying to use what could be perceived as a deficit a bias a limitation and instead having to jiu-jitsu it into a strength. Right. And when we look at photos from these hearings, the most symbolic image is always the person testifying or speaking, who raises their right hand at the table, and it's always taken from the well position, which is the center position on the floor. And so when I went home that evening, after the first day of the hearings, I remember going on Instagram and I was saying that everybody was sort of posting that same photo of judge Jackson with her hand up. And I thought, you know, I want to share something that was really unique to my experience and something that really resonated with me and that was what steered me to share that image of laila and share something a little different that we hadn't seen yet. You mentioned that oftentimes people of color and photographers of color are on the sides of the room. And so on the second day, I sent out a text to all the black photographers that were there that day. And I told them, hey, let's get together and take a group picture because I knew that on the first day we weren't visible because we were on the sides. And so I wanted people to know that we actually were in the room and that we were making pictures because for me, whenever I'm watching documentaries on Netflix and looking at archival footage, I'm always looking for, where is that woman of color in the well? Where is that? Black women. Where is that Latino woman making photos? And so I just really wanted people to see that we were there. Sorry about you said that seeing judge kanji Brown Jackson reminded you so much of your own mom. Tell me more about your mom. Growing up, you know, I was raised by a single mother. And I watched her working three jobs when I was in elementary school and junior high school. And so that really set the standard for me of what hard work and sacrifice looks like. And so I could really feel that while I was listening to the hearings. The thing that my mother always told me was just do your best. She didn't want me to be a plus student or the valedictorian or whatever. She just wanted me to do my best, whatever that looked like for me. And I think it was really special that she sort of instilled that in me just focus on whatever my best is. And so I really, I always carry that with me and my mom is also my best friend. I feel like my mom is the person that I can go to for anything. She's always been extremely supportive of my career as a photojournalist. My mother was an artist. When she wasn't working, she really gave me free range as a child to just explore artistically. I remember we had this door in our kitchen that started off just with white paint on it and she let me paint a whole mural on it. And that's something really unique, I think, is apparent to say, hey, you can paint on this thing in our House and we can do it together when all of a sudden everyone was sharing the photo and everyone was talking about the photo, I saw a lot of references to you as a young black female photographer who'd grown up in the Bay Area. And that is all true. You are also Latina, and I wonder if that experience of being coded in completely has happened before in your life. Yeah, absolutely. I feel like I always grew up sort of playing a game of tug a pool with my identity because I am Latina and I am black. And there were times where it felt challenging to know what do I identify with more because I grew up in a Latina household with two Latino women, but going to school as a kid and not having many other people of color in that school, I was always just referred to as the black girl. And so that was very real for me as a child. And so I accepted the fact that, okay, maybe I am just black or maybe I am just Latina. And so as I got older, I think I started accepting and exploring what my own identity meant for me and less of what it meant for other people. And so now I do strongly identify.
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WTOP
"Democratic senator dick Durbin Republican senator rob Portman and democratic senator bob Menendez wrote and sent the letter which included signatures from mostly democratic senators as well as Republican senator Kevin Kramer and independent senator Angus king ABC News reports the letter notes that TPS can be granted to nationals from another country if returning to their home country would pose a serious threat to their personal safety because of ongoing armed conflict The designation does not make a national from another country eligible for U.S. citizenship Meantime another house Democrat is leaving Congress Florida congressman Ted deutch is the 31st Democrat to announce his plans to leave the house Deutsche has served in the house since 2010 and has been a prominent voice for gun control in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a Parkland Florida high school in 2018 Deutsch plans to become the head of the American Jewish committee 9 34 the house tonight has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would classify lynching as a federal hate crime The bill named after Emmett Till was passed on a vote of 422 to three those were three Republicans voting no tonight's passage comes more than 120 years after the first federal anti lynching legislation was introduced by then congressman George Henry white the only black member of Congress at that time This year's bill was written by congressman Bobby rush a Democrat from Illinois tonight he tweets this bill will ensure the full force of the federal government is always brought to bear on individuals who commit the monstrous act of lynching The bill now heads to the Senate a previous version of it passed in 2020 faced opposition from senator Rand Paul who was concerned it might conflate lesser crimes like minor assaults as lynching the Kentucky Republican says he supports the latest iteration of the bill after working with senators leading the effort in the Senate New tonight former president Trump has appealed a judge's decision requiring he answered questions under oath in New York State's civil investigation into his business practices that move was widely expected and will prolong the fight over his testimony probably by months lawyers for Trump and his two oldest children filed papers seeking to overturn a Manhattan judges ruling from a couple of weeks ago They argue that ordering the trumps to testify violates their constitutional rights because their answers could be used in a parallel criminal investigation The court did not set a date for the arguments It's 9 36 Want me to make some coffee Yeah You know I used the last filter but there's more in the pantry to the left Yep Right where she always always what She always marked how tall we were since we could stand.
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WGN Radio
"A pledge to during his campaign Iowa senator chuck grassley says Biden has a right to nominate a black woman to the high court if he wants to I'm going to take the approach that we need somebody that's going to interpret the law And not make law because that's Congress's job And a democratic senator dick Durbin was quick to recall This is not the first time a president said certain standards for a Supreme Court nominee I remind them to take a look back at history and recall that it was Ronald Reagan who announced that he was going to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court and he did Sandra Day O'Connor and it was Donald Trump who announced that he was going to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman nominee as well So this is not the first time that a president has signaled what they're looking for in a nominee Biden has said he will decide on a Supreme Court pick by the end of the month Durbin says he believes the confirmation process will be fast but fair When he chooses a nominee and sends it to the Senate then we're off and running In Washington I'm Kathy foster So it'll be interesting to see how that goes I'm sure that most anybody he picks probably and there have been of course a number of names bandied about Most anybody he picks will probably be of the general persuasion that they are lifetime tenured unelected members of a legislative body that is to say it isn't their job just to rule on the law though it is their job to enact policy which is of course the exact opposite of what was mentioned by Iowa senator chuck grassley By the way about the comment from grassley that the president has a right to nominate a black woman Of course he does and that's not the issue or that any of these black women are not qualified per se They're resumes are platinum blind the issue is limiting it to a certain group And I think that you could probably make the case that it is one thing to open up the Supreme Court to let's say the first black person thurgood Marshall Lyndon Johnson did that or the first woman Ronald Reagan and Sandra Day O'Connor When you start parsing the demographics down too far you get off into my left handed Lithuanian lesbian idea just how far down do we go with this representation notion And I think you can carry it to the extreme I really do The Joe Biden should pick a black woman Great fine Whatever That he should limit it to the particular category that gets narrower and narrower over time is I think highly questionable But in any event that's the next big battle build back better or build back more expensive It does appear pretty dead at this stage of the game Plus this is a midterm election year and it is a year in which well in election years members of both parties increasingly reach the conclusion that they are not really that interested in solutions But in issues they can use to beat somebody over the head with and rather than find an answer a compromise agreement they would rather have an issue to wave around all the way till the November election day And so I don't see a lot coming out of this Congress even even if it were not as evenly divided as it is So it's going to be an interesting time And I don't see any great victories The president may get somebody confirmed We'll see And of course the records of these particular nominees will be picked apart but I doubt that any of them have shall we say questionable liberal tendencies or questionable activists tendencies The idea that any of them are textualists who are interested in calling government's balls and strikes as if you will governmental umpires that's also passe as they say Different subjects that I should point out to you right now about the bestselling Eden pure thunderstorm air purifier If you're not familiar with that it uses proven Oxy technology which is to say it destroys viruses odors bold and a lot more I've got them in my house and I am very impressed I got to tell you Musty smells just vanished Mildew The thunderstorm gives your home that fresh clean smell like just after a thunderstorm That's where they got the name They had over a 175,000 sold And so you know you don't do that If it doesn't work I figured it would work So it works very well extremely well I was amazed Litter boxes trash cans cigarette smoke dirty diapers All these and more are no match for.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"So much Mark The Senate as Mark just said is about to go into holiday recess without achieving President Biden's goal of passing a version of the build back better plan But with a promise to revisit it in the new year For a better sense of what went wrong and for that matter why things could be different in January Welcome to the second highest ranking Democrat in the Senate you senator dick Durbin of Illinois senator Thank you so much for being with us So give us a sense of what will be different in January from what we had in December that might get some version of build back better done I think a little eggnog a piece of fruitcake might help everyone when it comes to returning to the table Listen this is a big undertaking I wish it had been accomplished weeks ago but I share the optimism of the president that if we keep pushing forward the ultimate winners in this are going to be the American families to think that 8 million people who suffer from diabetes across the United States would finally have a prescription drug in insulin and affordable prices to think that literally millions of Americans who have a relative who is aged or disabled will be able to get quality home healthcare that working Americans are going to have day care they can afford Think about all those things and how transforming they'll be to working families It's worth the extra effort So senator gives a peek inside the legislative process You are of course are the majority whip as I understand your job really is to get your caucus in line with you You had the deadline of the recess coming up for the holidays which added some urgency What happens in January Where do you get that urgency from.
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Done dramatically for our city and for our state The $1 trillion that have worked their way through the Congress the president signed it What are you most encouraged about the use of that money Money should come back to Illinois and be spent on highways and bridges in the obvious airports expanding broadband which is definitely needed particularly in downstate areas It just has so many things It deals with one of them is resilience and expansion of the electric grid I went over to Scotland to Glasgow for the meeting new gap 26 meeting on the environment I'm a believer I think if our generation doesn't roll up our sleeves and be willing to sacrifice for our kids and grandkids to make a difference it's going to be a hellacious world They're going to live in I mean we owe it to make this exercise moving the direction Part of it is the investment here Senator dick Durbin joining us this morning more money coming to Chicago and the suburbs for cops My wife and I went stood and paid our respects to elephant at Rita high school several months ago heartbreaking story that young policewoman who was shot killed her partner was gravely one to two What happened this last week on Copa and the tolerability of so forth It's just horrible For goodness she was one of the sheroes and the drama police and citizenry I'm sorry their name was brought up in a negative context that never should have happened Are you talking about the police union discipline issue or what specifically are you talking about this accountability unit to win in the took a look at her involvement when the police picked the wrong apartment in the poor lady was there standing with no clothes on Sure It was Ella Fred she stepped up and found some clothes and treated a rating with respect And then somebody took a look at the report afterwards and said well her she wasn't properly using her video Papers for good mistakes Ella franch gave her life and the service to all of us protecting us She didn't deserve that as someone said tone deaf response Okay senator good to hear from you this morning Thanks for the news on all of that today Senator dick Durbin Happy holidays.
Chicago's Afternoon News
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
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Senator Dick German just being all Senator Dick Durbin, talking about Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu. That's in the rules Committee s always center. Since we've gotten on the air Israel has, according to the Associated Press, Israel has again unleashed a wave of air strikes across Gaza. What would you say? The prime minister Netanyahu? What would you say? Not sure that listen, but to the leaders homos about the importance of a cease fire for the people not only Uh, in the Palestinian territories, but also for the people of Israel. 28 of us signed a letter just a week ago. The shadows stuff started calling for this ceasefire. I was glad to join it. I can't understand why there weren't more even Democrats were joined on to a call for a mutual ceasefire to put it into the death and killing this going on in this situation on Let me tell you there's two things I'd like to make very clear First. I couldn't disagree more. With the policies of Bebe Netanyahu when it comes to the treatment of Palestinians on the establishment of settlements. I think the two state solution is the only realistic future in that part of the world and the abandonment of that approach by night, Netanyahu and his followers. I don't believe it's constructive and I think it's added to the tension and stress between Israel and the Palestinians. Let's start with that. Settlements are not things it's the land belongs to Israel. The German is a senator of Illinois. It's not a settlement in Springfield. It's a house on land that's in Illinois. The policies. What the policy of surviving Note, at least at this stage of the game in this conversation with just Scarborough, he still won't get into a conversation of Hamas. What? See if he gets there? Just the reality and I'm certainly not gonna endorse that. Yeah. Now, let me add very quickly. I made a commitment early in my career that I'm standing by. I'm going to support the survival of Israel. Those who might have cut back on protective missiles and such that they need. I don't join in that they live in a very dangerous neighborhood. Although I wholeheartedly disagree with Netanyahu policy. I'm going to stand by my commitment to the survival of Israel. Whoa, whoa, whoa. That's trying to thread that. Need offer for, I guess a couple of voters. What is it about the Netanyahu policy that you actually disagree with? Cause it's a policy of survival. What policy do you disagree with? He doesn't answer that question. He just says the thing. Meanwhile, George W. Bush is getting into this Calling the rand dangerous for world peace, saying that a two state solution is very difficult and that Iran is trying to break up alliances for him during the Trump administration. Maybe that's what Dick Durbin is talking about. Which only proves Dick German is a small sighted man. Theo Abraham accords are remarkably important because the Abraham accords with behind with you, eh was sedan with Morocco. What they are is a conversation of changing the dynamic in the area. Changing the paradigm, as Stephen Covey would say. The idea being you couldn't have normalized relations with Israel..
All Things Considered
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
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
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"He thinks Schumer's risk of a primary challenge is really low. He's not a guy who has ignored his own politics and brand, particularly as it comes to Democrats across New York State, But pressure is on the newly Democratic controlled Washington to deliver on some of the party's most ambitious legislative goals. Here's Maurice Mitchell with the Working Families Party, a liberal, New York based minor political party. The word of this of this Congress has to be action, and I think he understands that humor is a critical player because getting legislation through the Senate is one of the biggest hurdles to getting bills to Biden's desk. Why progressives want humor to change the Senate rules to scrap the filibuster. The past all legislation was simple majorities. Even though Democrats don't have the votes to do it right now, Here's what lead sheet again. The issue of the filibuster is in Chuck Schumer's hands, and he'll have to explain to voters and his primary electorate why he did or didn't hand control of the Senate over to Republicans like Mitch McConnell. Evan Webber is the co founder of the Sunrise Movement, a liberal climate change advocacy group. He says. If Democrats get nothing done, Schumer's political fate will be moved. Well, this is what I would say, Uh, Chuck Schumer, you know, I think with you can't get your agenda done. You're not gonna be majority leader anymore. I think if we don't deliver this transformational change for the American people right now, it's very hard to imagine a scenario where Democrats Maintain control of the Senate of the House in 2022, Illinois. Senator Dick Durbin is the number two Senate Democrat. He says he's not worried about Schumer's political fortunes. I think he I think he has a good argument to make that his leadership is said Really serve the values of the Democratic Party, including the Progressive Wing. But Durbin says he knows this Democratic Congress has a lot to prove. Now comes the challenge. Can we enact legislation under these circumstances? I hope we improve that with his leadership. We can. Susan Davis NPR NEWS Washington Tesla to the buzzy car company with skyrocketing stock is embracing Bitcoin. We buzzy currency with skyrocketing prices. The electric automaker has invested 1.5 billion in the crypto currency and says it will accept Bitcoin for car purchases soon. NPR's Camilla Domino ski reports Tesla and Bitcoin have a lot in common, soaring values, idealistic fans and skeptics warning a crash could be coming. Now this test they deserve to be the world's biggest automobile manufacturer. But I think the question everybody wants to know was what is the true worth of Bitcoin in a massive bubble? Still, some mainstream companies are starting to take Bitcoin seriously. Asset manager, BlackRock payment Company Square. And then there's MicroStrategy. Its CEO Michael Saylor is a bit queen Evangelist. Last year, he took pretty much all the company's cash and put it into Bitcoin. You know, people that didn't Like Bitcoin. They thought we were crazy. But the people that like Bitcoin thought that was brilliant and the shareholders liked it. Then Sailor publicly discussed this strategy with Elon Musk. He wouldn't say whether they talked privately. But he argues that any company holding a lot of cash should think about Bitcoin because of the Federal Reserve. The interest rates got pegged to zero, and they'll probably be zero for the foreseeable 234 years. And so that means a company holding on Into its cash isn't getting any returns for it, and Tesla's seems to have been persuaded. Meanwhile, the company didn't just announced it was buying Bitcoin. It also says it will start accepting it. Welcome news to Bitcoin enthusiasts. David Cox teen who's been tweeting it, Ilan Musk and asking for just that. He doesn't really want a Tesla. I'm a BMW guy. I like German cars. But, he says of Tesla's actually does take Bitcoin. He's going to feel obligated to follow through. I will be ordering either a Roadster or a cyber truck. I'll do any mini miny Moe. Whether or not he puts his money where his mouth is. Goshen is clearly excited that this will be an option because it means treating Bitcoin as a real world currency instead of just an investment. Which is the world Bitcoin. Believers want to live in Camilla Domino Ski NPR news Securing a spot to get the covert 19 vaccine is difficult and complicated, and not everyone is following the rules when they booked those appointments. Some are saying they're eligible to get the shot even when they're not. And many places air not double checking here. 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"Like this. Woman from L. A recently revisited Chicago. This is my first Chicago winter. Yes, And what do you think? I mean, it was warm in earlier months. I think just in the past couple weeks has started to get To the real winter. It's been OK. We could be stuck with this cold pattern for the next 10 days, with the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump fast approaching Senate Democrats making their case for convicting him. Republicans argue that the trial's unnecessary now that the president Trump is out of office. But Illinois Senator Dick Durbin says that shouldn't matter. As Trump should be held accountable for his actions. Fact that President Trump is no longer in office does not change things former presidents accused of inciting the mob that attacked the U. S Capitol building one month ago today. Five people, including U. S. Capitol. Police officer Brian Sick Nick were killed in the aftermath. Chicago police looking for two men wanted in connection with two recent Carjackings On the North side, two men approached a person around 8 30 PM January 26th in the 1500 block of West Granville and showed a handgun before taking the vehicle. The man carjacked another person. The evening of February 1st, a few blocks east of the first theft in Edgewater, The manner described is between 14 and 25 years of age and wearing black jackets or hooded sweatshirts. Anyone with him for Nation is asked to call area three detectives at 3127448263 Don Cleaven. WGN NEWS. Wisconsin Judge Bruce Schroeder will hold a hearing next week on whether to arrest or increase bail for 18 year old Kyle Rittenhouse. Hearing comes after Rittenhouse allegedly failed update his address with the court. Rittenhouse is attorney says he moved into an undisclosed safe house after he posted $2 million bond in November to get out of jail written house whose family lives in Antioch Yolande Ways accused of killing two people and wounding and third Area Police brutality protest in Kenosha last summer prosecutors vast to issue a new arrest, born and raised written houses bailed by $200,000, the family of a man shot and killed while driving in Riverdale, asking for help finding those responsible. Nicholas Morris and Joshua Bobbitt are suspects in the murder of 30 year old Nicholas Dukes. Let's check W g and sports for do over your Wildcats 75 to 70. It was 75 60, Illinois over Wisconsin Butler beating to Paul 68 58 same scores. Leola down to Evansville. It was Missouri State over Illinois State 74 67. The Bulls beat Orlando. The Blackhawks will visit The Dallas Stars tomorrow. The pre game with Chris Boden at 1 30 face off at two Would John Weidman Troy Murray on 7 20 w gnn, WGN radio dot com..
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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.
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"Security officials remain on high alert in Washington, D C. National security advisor Jake Sullivan says the biggest challenge to U. S security is right here on home turf for his domestic domestic policy is foreign policy and at the end of the day right now. The most profound national security challenge facing the United States is getting on house and water, he says. We have to deal with the pandemic of the economic crisis, the climate crisis and the deep political divisions. Then, Sullivan said, we can think about outside threats from a position of renewed strength. Lawyer for an Arizona man who took part in the capital right says his client is ready to testify in the Trump impeachment trial. Jacob Chan's Lee was photographed at the riot, shirtless and carrying a spear and wearing face paint for and a horned hat. His attorney says Chancellor is willing to talk about whether Trump's speech before the Wright was an infant invitation to go to the capital. In Illinois couple from Quincy has been charged with taking part in the insurrection at the capital earlier this month, as well. 50 year old Jason, girding in his 46 year old wife, Christina, were arrested on Thursday. The tour charged with unlawful entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. In an 11 page complaint, the FBI details evidence linking the couple to the riots, most of it documented on social media. One picture on Twitter shows them in the rotunda in front of a picture of the Declaration of Independence with a caption that reads. Quincy made it inside. There are now five Illinois residents who've been arrested in connection with the attack. Kim Gordon WGN news. Biden administration is taking steps to build broader public support for its $1.9 trillion over 19 rescue plan. U. S. Senator Dick Durbin talked about some goals the new administration wants to tackle under that plan is going to focus on the basics. I'm asking everybody as quickly as possible, the obvious elements of social distancing washing your hands, and he's also gonna make substantial investments in the purchase of vaccines and their distribution. Would also be an increase in funding for vaccines and testing provide provided support for working families and the unemployed and delivery of additional resource is for small businesses,.
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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
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois, the number two in leadership also now chair of the Judiciary Committee, or will be when you guys come to an organizing agreement. We can officially call you that Senator Durbin. Thank you for coming on and sharing your perspective with him. Thanks, Chuck. We turn now to you, senator rounds and as I promised, that last question to him is going to my first question to you when President Biden called for Unity and his inaugural speech How do you define that call for unity and you're in your head. That begins first of all by recognizing that there are different points of view about how we move forward with regard to the pandemic, and I think we all want to have the same goal of eliminating this pandemic is quickly as we can, but What's the right philosophy? Second of all, it's with regard to how we move things to the Senate. Are we prepared to actually take Anto look at both sides and what's the best of both? Can we sit down and actually work together on issues? Infrastructure is one area where we may very well be able to work together on things. But let's test it. And let's find out whether or not we can actually come to a consensus that will last long term. Not just for one or two years on ask you specifically about the covert relief bill. The 1.9 trillion Dollars here. Uh and I'm wondering if If you believe that Look, the election has consequences. Seven. You know Joe Biden won by seven million votes. Is that a mandate? Should that not be considered a mandate to go in his direction on Cove it at least for a period of time. Does he not get some benefit of the doubt in your mind or no? You know, I I really don't think we're that far off with regard to the direction for covert relief specifically and targeted areas. I think we all want to make sure that we properly funded the the availability of vaccines. A good plan for getting it out in all states and South Dakota. One of the biggest challenges we've got is knowing in advance how many were going to get per week, But as soon as we get it here, we're getting it out. Those are the types of things that I think we're going to find ourselves in agreement with a number of different areas. They're the real challenges is whether or not Democrats are prepared to, perhaps really some of the items that are not Specifically targeted to covert relief on the one chuck, You brought it up earlier minimum wage development. When I was a governor, I actually looked at it here in South Dakota. When I was in the South Total Legislature, I actually voted for it. That doesn't mean that I did it without putting together consensus on it. And if you're going to talk about an emergency operation, why would you then include and demand that that'd be a part of it? Think that's just looking for a way not to get some things done. That might very well have to be done in the next couple of weeks. Well, let me ask you this. Would you support some raising the minimum wage? I mean, you know when we Consider it does seem as if some of these things are negotiable. We haven't raised the minimum wage in years. It's sitting at 7 25. Would you raise it? If it was 12 instead of 15? Would that make it easier for you to support this bill? I think the bigger issue here is is whether or not we're going to be specific on covert relief. If you want to do those other items such as that, then let's break it out the separated out, take the time and and do it correct, But let's go back in and focus once again on covert relief. And and I'll say this again. Look, Republicans and Democrats alike want to get ahead of this as quickly as we can. Warp speed worked. It was done. You literally unanimously the Senate work together to get that done. We've done something here in a matter of 10 to 12 months that has never been done before. With the creation of new vaccines and getting literally millions and millions of these out, it was a consensus driven approach that everybody In the United States. Senate literally supported or it could have been done that quickly. That's doable again. But we didn't try to include other things that many of us would have liked to have had included, because we knew that we had to find consensus. Let's focus on those things. We can get done that we agree are specifically targeted to covert. Really. Let me move to the impeachment. Do you believe Donald Trump committed an impeachable offense? To begin with. I think it's a moot point. Because I think right now Donald Trump is no longer the president. He is a former president Constitution and I think and I know that there are other people out there that may disagree with me. But Article one sections. I think it's three or six and seven specifically point out that you can impeach the president, and it does not indicate that you can in pre impeach someone who is not in office. So I I think it's a moot point, and I think it's one that that were that They would have a very difficult time and trying to get done within the Senate. But for right now, I think there are other things we'd rather be working on. Instead, I know that the Biden administration would love to have more of their Cabinet in place. There's a number of Republicans who also feel the same way We should allow this president the opportunity to form his cabinet and to get that in places quickly as possible. If we start working on on on an impeachment, which looks like we're gonna end up doing We've only got a couple of weeks here in which to actually work through and allow this president and opportunity to form a Cabinet. Ah, lot of us would prefer to maybe work through those issues instead. Senator I wanna know something you did on a press release the day before the insurrection you wrote. I wholeheartedly support an independent investigation into the 2020 election. I'm interested in restoring faith certainly, and transparency for the American voter. And unless we get to the bottom of these allegations, I fear Americans faith in our electoral process. Is in great jeopardy. Obviously, the next night, you know, colleagues of yours, including Mitt, Romney said. You know, part of the problem here with sort of appeasing this belief that something went wrong with the election is that These people were lied to Do you have all regret this statement that basically you helped Further this lie even even even even indirectly by implying there should be some investigation for allegations that just didn't don't exist. I still believe that we should have an investigation. But and I think it should be bipartisan in nature 74 million's 74 million Americans supported President Trump. There's probably 50 million Americans out there that have questions about whether or not that was fair. Whose fault is that e mean that they were fed alive? Best way to approach this? Well, I see. And I think I think Democrats should have an interest in doing this as well because And, you know, bipartisan approach. They can actually point out what they believe to be the purpose and very honestly, I will tell you that. I think if you move this through if you move this forward And you allow for an investigation to actually look, you're going to find that the election was fair. That's my belief, but at the same time, let's show it to the American people. Let's point out that if there's misinformation out there, which I believe there was then let's put that out and and and laid out so that people can see it. I think that said, we've got a piece of legislation in Centerville 13, which would do exactly that Republicans and Democrats alike. Should support that. We want those 50 million Americans plus to feel that they have full faith in the election process, and we think that those states did a good job. The best way to do it is to work our way through it and allow them and actually show them publicly How well it was actually run, Senator rounds, Republican South Dakota. I appreciate you coming on and sharing your perspective with us. Thank you very much. Thank you when we come back impeachment part.
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"Grocery store, offering incentives to employees to get the Corona virus vaccine, WGN traffic. Here's Mary Vandevelde and Traffic is sponsored by Cassidy Tire and Service. Eden's looks good in Bannon Kennedy about 34 minutes from O'Hare and 26 from the Edens. Eisenhower's him up on the laser. First Avenue. Outbound Stevenson to the Tri State 28 minutes accident. The inbound Ryan and the Express 35th left lane is black. With that Also a roll over on the bishop. Forward. Outbound to 94 has been cleared. Still, some minor delays 57 So okay. And now Westmont, it's 63rd and casts an accident in Bloomingdale at Shik and Gary and in Waukegan, it right 1, 32 and Sheridan. Chicago get a free alignment at Cassidy Tire and service when you buy a set of four continental or general tires during the month of January, that's a $150 value stop by any of their 15 locations or visit Cassidy tired dot com to make an appointment. Merry band about to be Cheon traffic Central President Biden unveiling his administration's plan to tackle the coronavirus, Our national strategies comprehensive, It's based on science, not politics. It's based on truth, not denial and his detail the president's signing at least 10 executive orders to ramp up vaccinations, expand testing and reopen schools. The administration will create federal community vaccination sites and stadiums, gymnasiums and conference centers on the Senate floor today, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin calling on Congress to work together in a bipartisan way. To come up with more coronavirus relief. Let's do this America. Let's do it together. Let's let the spirit of unity that we saw on the West Front of the Capitol yesterday. Bring us together here in the Senate and the house in a joint effort to help the American people with the resource is they need to survive this pit pandemic.
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The school district. The resolution approved Wednesday, is now being voted on by the unions, 25,000 members If a majority approved the resolution by Saturday, teachers would stay home Monday. However, they could continue to teach their students remotely. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin returned to the Senate floor today as the majority whip, he says Congress must act in a bipartisan way to help Americans recover from the devastating economic toll caused by the pandemic. Nearly one in four people in my state and renter households report being behind on rent. And one in three households report having difficulty just covering usual household expenses. Continuously. Historic numbers of Americans filing for unemployment. Including more than 100,000 people in Illinois, who applied for unemployment last week. President Biden is currently speaking about his administration strategy to curb the ongoing Corona virus outbreak. He's sending 10 executive orders today, in part that will ramp up vaccinations, testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks. WGN Sports Here's Kevin Powell. A pair of games in the Big 10 tonight, forthright Iowa hosting Indiana. Rutgers visits Penn State Bulls and Blackhawks practicing today, both teams back at it tomorrow, and the Washington Capitals will be without Alex Ovechkin and three other players for at least the next four games because of covert 19 protocols. Washington was fined $100,000 for breaking pandemic protocol for players being in a hotel room together without wearing mask. I'm Kevin Powell, WGN.
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
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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
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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
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"Trump continues to challenge the outcome of the presidential election, even though the key battleground states have certified the results and courts have overwhelmingly rejected the president's legal challenges. Still, many Republicans refused to accept the outcome and have not acknowledged Joe Biden as president elect on ABC is this week, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin maintained that Mr Biden won the election, and he urged senators to turn their attention to a coronavirus relief bill. Joe Biden is gonna be sworn in as the next president, United States on January 20th. The remaining days. We're going to be in session in Washington. I don't hope we don't get embroiled in that debate further. I want us to focus on what we're trying to achieve with this covert relief package. Senator Durbin is among the bipartisan group of senators negotiating the relief bill.
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President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett as Democrats threaten to slow down the process
"Trump is acknowledging confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee, Amy Cockney. Barrett may not go smoothly, but prospects appear dim for Democrats to slow it down. They must not act on this nomination through the American people finish the process there already begun, noting that early voting is underway. At a news conference Sunday, Joe Biden implored voters let your current senators no. If you want to be heard before. Vote on confirmation of a new justice into GOP senators, someone your conscience. Stand up for the people stand up for our cherry system of checks and balances. But Senator Dick Durbin, the Democratic whip, tells ABC is this week We can slow it down, perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most. But we can't stop the outcome. University of Pittsburgh law professor Arthur Almond cautions. There are political limits on Democrats at some point obstruction for its own sake looks bad. Ben Thomas
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Trump, Biden battle over quick confirmation of court pick
"President trump is acknowledging confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett may not go smoothly prospects appear dim for Democrats to slow it down we must not act on this nomination to the American people finish the process they're already begun noting that early voting is underway at a news conference Sunday Joe Biden implored voters let your current senators no if you want to be heard before a vote on confirmation of new justice into GOP senators someone your conscience stand up for the people stand up for our jury system of checks and balances with senator Dick Durbin the democratic whip tells ABC's this week we can slow it down perhaps a matter of hours maybe days at the most but we can't stop the outcome university of Pittsburgh law professor Arthur Hellman cautions there are political limits on Democrats at some point obstruction job for its own sake looks bad Ben Thomas Washington
Trump says elimination of Obamacare would be a ‘win for the USA’
"Win for the USA. I'm Pam Puso Fox News that in a tweet from President Trump, who says the Affordable Care act would be replaced with a much better and far cheaper alternative. If it's terminated in the Supreme Court, That's exactly what Democrats are worried about, as the president pushes the nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett for the Supreme Court. Senator Dick Durbin tells ABC is this week he wants to ask Barrett point Blank. Whether or not her position is that we should end the affordable care act providing health insurance for 20 million Americans. And protections for Americans from one coast to the other from preexisting conditions being used against them when they buy health insurance. Democrats are also concerned about the future ofthe abortion rights.
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Democrats lament Amy Coney Barrett pick but say 'we can't stop the outcome'
"Say the White House is fast tracking the nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett for the Supreme Court. But as one Democrat says, there's not much his side Khun do about it. We can slow it down, perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most. You can't stop the outcome. What we should do is to address this now. Respectfully, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin on ABC Confirmation hearings are set to begin October. 12th
Michelle Obama: "Vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it"
"Democrats have opened their national convention, virtually five of the United States of America. Joe Biden's Biden's grandkids grandkids kicked kicked off off proceedings proceedings with with the the Pledge Pledge of of Allegiance Allegiance a a choir choir of of people people from from each each state, state, then then saying saying the the national national anthem anthem Headline Headline Speaker Speaker Michelle Michelle Obama Obama stressed stressed the the importance importance of of voting for Joe Biden. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden, like our lives depend on it. I know Joe. He is a profoundly decent man. Guided by faith. Obama accused President Trump of downplaying the Corona virus crisis for too long, she argues Trump's response to the outbreak has been marked by chaos division and in her words. Total and other utter lack of empathy. A group of Republicans spoke out against President Trump at the Democratic Convention, the number of Republicans included to John Kasich. The former Ohio governor, who said the U. S is on a path of division and dysfunction. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman said former vice President Biden could get the US back on track, not Donald Trump. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman also spoke Republican and a longtime CEO. And let me tell you, Donald Trump has no clue how to run a business, let alone an economy. So members of the Illinois congressional delegation have their own virtual meeting to talk about issues facing the country, a little U. S Senator Dick Durbin says when it comes to the middle class. It's time to get back to the base and whether we're talking about a living wage. Whether we're talking about card check membership efforts for protection in the workplace, time and again, we've got to come back to basic principles. Mayor Lightfoot was part of a round table discussion yesterday on social justice with Biden. She says economic empowerment gives people a feeling that they have a stake in their own future. And that will create a lasting change.
Sen. Dick Durbin, Mayor Lightfoot push back against Trump deploying federal troops to Chicago
"Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is opposed to President Trump sending federal troops to her city to help quell violence. Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin says he sides with the mayor. I stand with Mayor Lightfoot. I have since there was a first suggestion. By the president that he was going to send in federal troops of federal law enforcement. Let me tell you we can use some help dealing with gun violence. We could use some new legislation. Wouldn't that be great on gun safety that the president might support? I don't know anything he supports, But there are other things he can do to help us with community policing and resource is we need in the hardest hit communities When it comes to violence in
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Chicago won't see 'Portland-style deployment' of federal agents, mayor says
"All agents deploying tear gas on protesters and Mayor Ted Wheeler, who has been urging those federal troops to leave. That is Chicago keeps a watchful eye on the White House plan to send hundreds of federal agents, their president, Trump says, added FBI, Homeland Security and DEA agents will help in the prosecution of violent gun offenders. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot doesn't want to see the federal government put troops on the ground, like in Portland, and if we see any Steps out of line. Particularly with VHS or Border Patrol. We're not gonna hesitate to take the president to court and stop any unconstitutional actions. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth's say, though, closely monitor the administration's efforts to make sure it doesn't stray from assisting local law enforcement. Ryan Burrow, ABC News
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30000 Protesters March And Rally To Protest Police Brutality, Racial Inequality in Chicago
"More people protesting the death of George Floyd thirty thousand took to the streets of Chicago they started with a rally at union park and finished at Seward park the crowd almost seven city blocks long some of the marchers talked talked about about the the message message they they hope hope their their margin margin will will send send in in talking talking about about the the same same things things over over and and over over and and this this time time I I really really believe believe like like changes changes happening happening and and as as long long as as we we keep keep this up and we keep doing it peacefully like we've been doing it I think it's gonna happen I think some people there is we all have to think about how you can get there Illinois senator Dick Durbin says he's been encouraged by the protests the scene kids high school kids at fifteen hundred students out last Tuesday next Tuesday careful warning broken windows they were kids who were speaking up for black lives matter and I met with some sense of the certain demonstrations occurred but that's not enough we got to do more and reach out to other kids in the high school teaching position of the same way senator Durbin talker WGN speed Mick Murray