The president of a prison workers union has hit back against comments made late last week by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton that the U.S. has an “under-incarceration problem,” highlighting the different conversations being had about mass incarceration in the country.
By Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON — Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said he and other Democrats will unveil a bill Tuesday to curb corporate tax dodging. No federal contracts would go to businesses that engage in corporate “inversions” to lower their tax bills, Durbin said. The measure is called the No Federal Contracts for Corporate Deserters […]
WASHINGTON — Vladimir Putin’s grab of Crimea has exposed the paradoxes in American attitudes toward foreign policy. Congress has been unusually united in condemning the Russian leader’s aggression and calling for his isolation. His belligerent offensive has been denounced by such liberals as Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), and by many conservatives, […]
Republican-leaning outside groups are spending unprecedented amounts on the 2014 midterm elections, stoking Democratic fears that their candidates could be buried early on in the critical campaigns. The 2014 elections are on track to be easily the most expensive in American history, and right-wing, 501(c)(4) “dark money” groups are leading the way. The Koch brothers-backed […]
Since his high profile September 8th address to Congress, President Obama has taken every available opportunity to implore legislators to pass the American Jobs Act. Economists from both sides of the aisle have argued that the bill would stave off a dreaded double-dip recession. The Congressional Budget Office gave a the bill a de facto […]
Top Senate Democrats Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), as well as a litany of others from their own party and even two tea-party caucus members wrote the president today insisting on a substantial reduction of the U.S. military commitment to Afghanistan: We write to express our strong support for a shift in strategy […]