Sen. Dick Durbin

File photo of Sen. Dick Durbin. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Durbin To Seek Probe Of Air Center Sabotage

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago’s two international airports to a halt.

09/28/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: Parents Give Immigrant Children Birth Control ‘In Case They’re Raped Along The Way’

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”

07/17/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Durbin: White House Only Finalized Bergdahl Deal Day Before Swap

The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.

06/11/2014

President Barack Obama gives a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Dec. 20, 2013. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Senator: Obama ‘Issuing Executive Orders To Change The Law Very Frequently’

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) reinforced that Republican distrust of President Barack Obama is rooted in executive overreach from the administration.

02/09/2014

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has challenged Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes to three debates.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McConnell Takes Shot At Reid: Senate Being Run Into The Ground By ‘One Person’

Senate Republicans accused Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of trying to “jam” through legislation and nominations as some members of Congress look to head home before the Christmas holiday.

12/18/2013

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks at a press conference after successfully pushing a bipartisan bill through the U.S. Senate to restart the government and raise the debt limit at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Durbin Claims GOP Leader Told Obama During Meeting: ‘I Cannot Even Stand To Look At You Right Now’

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., claims one GOP leader acted in a disrespectful manner toward President Barack Obama during a meeting over the government shutdown.

10/23/2013

The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at a constitutional amendment that would limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Takes The Lead In Shutdown, Debt Limit Talks

Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week, saying it’s unthinkable that political obstinacy would prevent the United States from paying its bills.

10/13/2013

Just one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.   (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘We Don’t Have The Votes’ To Pass Gun Legislation

Just one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.

09/17/2013

A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: Women In The Military ‘Putting Up With Way Too Much Crap’

A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired.

05/26/2013

Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama's push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: President Obama Using ‘Tone Deaf’ Approach To War On Terror

Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama’s push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy.

05/26/2013

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