Richard Durbin

Senate GOP to Obama: Don’t bother nominating to Court
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Senate GOP to Obama: Don’t bother nominating to Court

By DONNA CASSATA Senate Republicans united behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in insisting that President Barack Obama’s successor fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. Democrats…

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On Iran deal, Obama threw everything into uniting Democrats
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On Iran deal, Obama threw everything into uniting Democrats

By ERICA WERNER and JULIE PACE A lame-duck president, an empowered opposition, a looming election: They’re hardly the ingredients for a resounding White House triumph. Yet President Barack Obama clinched…

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In split with Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer opposes Iran deal
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In split with Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer opposes Iran deal

By DONNA CASSATA Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat expected to be the party’s next leader in the Senate, said he will oppose the Iran nuclear deal in spite…

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House OKs bipartisan Medicare doc bill; fate up to Senate
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House OKs bipartisan Medicare doc bill; fate up to Senate

By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem…

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GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don’t stumble
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GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don’t stumble

By ALAN FRAM In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the economy and cutting the budget — and oh yes, avoiding…

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