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Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh nomination

Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh nomination

J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

September 10, 2018

Senate Democrats mounted a last, ferocious attempt Thursday to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump if he makes it to the high court. But their chances of blocking Trump's nominee seemed to fade away by the end...

Durbin wins Illinois, race called before 8 p.m.

Durbin wins Illinois, race called before 8 p.m.

Kate Brunea

November 5, 2014

Sen. Dick Durbin was elected to his fourth term as U.S. senator for Illinois Tuesday night. Read More »...

Durbin secures new term, other Democrats not so lucky

Durbin secures new term, other Democrats not so lucky

Julian Hayda

November 4, 2014

The intimate hotel ballroom didn't bat an eye when the AP announced a solid win for Sen. Dick Durbin, nor did it seem to notice that Jim Oberweis, the Republican challenger, had ceded the race to Durbin, securing him a fifth term. Only when Durbin came out to claim an early victory almost a half hour ...

LIVE BLOG: Election 2014

LIVE BLOG: Election 2014

DePaulia Staff

November 4, 2014

// Update from Rauner Headquarters 9:38 p.m. Energy was high at the Rauner election party at the Hilton in the South Loop, but the room was stale with a cash bar, no food and a mix of music from “Celebration” to “Brown Eyed Girl.” As votes slowly trickle in, supporters seem to have a positi...

Durbin, Warren talk student loans at Harold Washington Library ahead of Nov. election

Durbin, Warren talk student loans at Harold Washington Library ahead of Nov. election

Brenden Moore

October 12, 2014

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) fired up Chicago college students in a joint appearance last week hoping to drive that constituency to the polls in November’s elections about the issue of student loans. Read More »...

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