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disputes Fed on interchange fee report
May 24, 2013 - NAFCU disputed a Federal Reserve Board report Thursday that asserts the small-institution exemption in its Durbin amendment rule is working as intended.
Thu May 23, 2013
Smooth confirmation hearing for Pritzker
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Sen. John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., questions Chicago billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker, President Obama's pick for Commerce Secretary, as she testifies at her nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Local lawyer named to corruption fighting Chicago prosecutor job
President Barack Obama has nominated Chicago attorney Zachary Fardon to be the U.S. prosecutor in Chicago, which has seen the indictments of many top local politicians and mob figures, the two U.S. senators from Illinois announced on Thursday.
NSDAR holds meeting
Regent Julie Kremer opened the meeting with the DAR Ritual. Elizabeth Turnbull presided as Chaplain.
Sen. Kirk to Support Pritzker: She Will 'Take on Special Interests'
Senator Mark Kirk was "uncertain" about supporting Hyatt Hotel heiress and Obama campaign bundler Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary until a few days ago.
Wed May 22, 2013
U.S. Army sergeant accused of videotaping showering female cadets
An Army sergeant at the U.S. Military Academy has been accused of videotaping female cadets in the showers a West Point, a defence official said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of sex-related incidents that has rocked the armed forces.
US News & World Report
Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer Make Vines to Help Pass Immigration Reform Bill
Senate Judiciary Committee members Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., confer on as the committee assembled to work on a landmark immigration bill.
Will Tom Cross Run For Attorney General?
One of the worst kept secrets over the past few weeks is that House Republican Leader Tom Cross has been considering a run for Illinois attorney general.
Tue May 21, 2013
Not far off: Federal review of articles
The editorial: "Assaults on core values of freedom cry out for response" on May 15 was a bit sophomoric.
The Beaumont Enterprise
Senate panel approves immigration bill
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, confers with the committee's ranking Republican, Sen.
Deal eases some hiring restrictions for U.S. tech firms
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has reached a compromise with Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York on an amendment that would change the immigration bill to help large technology firms.
Rebel Media: Double Standard Dick
The story of the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative-leaning organizations for special scrutiny in nonprofit status is one of the biggest scandals to hit Washington, D.C., in my lifetime.
Mon May 20, 2013
US News & World Report
The Problems With the Senate's Newest Farm Bill
Pete Sepp is Executive Vice President for the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union , a nonpartisan citizen group founded in 1969 to work for lower taxes and limited government at all levels.
Senators require fingerprinting at 30 airports
Senate supporters of far-reaching immigration legislation accepted minor changes in public while negotiating over more sweeping alterations in private Monday as they drove toward expected Judiciary Committee approval by mid-week. In a long day of drafting, the panel voted to begin phasing in a requirement for foreigners to undergo fingerprinting ... (more)
Sun May 19, 2013
River Cities' Reader
Two Republicans Looking Seriously at Attorney General
One of the worst-kept secrets over the past few weeks is that House Republican Leader Tom Cross has been considering a run for Illinois attorney general.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Southtown Star
Kadner: No chairs for chatty old veterans
As 79-year-old Gerald Lee slumped to the floor, he wondered why there were no chairs for patients at the registration desks in the Edward Hines Veterans Affairs clinic in Oak Lawn.
Bill Baar's West Side
Il U.S. Senator Durbin encouraged Irs harassment in 2010 - Illinois Review
Why did the #IRA investigate Conservatives, Pro-lifers, and Tea Partiers; 'cause Progressives told them too.
Fri May 17, 2013
Joe Nocera's Blog: The Day in Gun Violence
Yesterday, on the Senate floor, Richard Durbin, the Illinois Democrat, gave a nine-minute speech about the continuing gun violence in the months since Newtown, and the Senate's inability to pass a universal background check bill.
Wed May 15, 2013
U.S. Senate Seeks Tobacco Tax Increases
Five U.S. Senators have introduced Senate Bill Number 826, which would increase the cigarette tax by $.94 per pack for a new federal rate of $1.95 per pack, and impose tax parity on other tobacco products.
Tue May 14, 2013
Senators battle over tech worker visas
Silicon Valley tech companies are aggressively seeking looser requirements to "hire American workers first" to fill tech jobs, potentially splitting the bipartisan Gang of Eight coalition that put together the huge immigration bill.