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Priorities: Dem Sen. Dick Durbin’s Senate Gun Trial to Feature Ghost of Trayvon Martin

After a government semi-shutdown, the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov and the looming budget crisis coming again in January, you’d think the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate would reserve his limited time and resources to focus on fixing these critical issues the federal government has already messed up.

You’d be wrong.

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Goldwater Institute Tells Dick Durbin To Get Lost

Following up on the Washington Examiner‘s earlier report about Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin’s, D-Ill., Tuesday letter to the Cato Institute regarding any connections the libertarian nonprofit think tank may have with the American Legislative Exchange Council, it appears the Goldwater Institute received a version too — and told off Durbin in even sterner terms.

 

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Ted Cruz To Conservative Donors: Do Not Respond To Democrat Dick Durbin on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Position

Hearings on “stand your ground” will be held in Florida. That was decided after the Dream Defenders successfully demanded hearings on the law and Florida Republicans agreed. Sen. Durbin, who is chair of the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, will hold hearings on “stand your ground” in September. Unsurprisingly, no hearings on the subject are expected on the GOP controlled House side.

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