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"Two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the ninth and Gore gets a hit," Dick Durbin
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"We have lost over 2,000 of our best and bravest. Over 15,000 have been seriously wounded, ... We are spending more than $6 billion a month, with no end in sight. And this Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee refuses to even ask the hard questions about the misinformation and disinformation given to the American people, and the efforts made by the members of this administration to cover it up." Dick Durbin
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"I think it would be a clean break for this President.I think we need a strong president with credible leadership," Dick Durbin
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"We are about to enter the Roberts era on the Supreme Court," Dick Durbin
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"[Sen. John Kerry , D-Mass., said Bush] continues to invent a false link between the war in Iraq and the tragedy of Sept. 11. ... has offered America a false choice, between resolve and retreat." Dick Durbin
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"Americans are struggling to pay home heating costs, yet the president's budget cuts funding to help the most vulnerable in our nation pay their bills." Dick Durbin
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"a conservative with an agenda or a conservative who will be open-minded." Dick Durbin
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"It is only with valid, credible, good intelligence that we are able to anticipate someone who is trying to cause harm to the American people or to strike us in our territory or to, frankly, attack our special interests around the world. Intelligence is a critical part of our national defense." Dick Durbin
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"It appears that Illinois farmers pay a heavy price in the president's budget this year. His proposed budget cuts to price support programs will cost Illinois farmers about $65 million." Dick Durbin
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"A proud day for Chicago and a great day for Washington." Dick Durbin
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"The president and the vice president must be held accountable. Accountable for misleading the American people, accountable for the disclosure of classified material for political purposes. It is as serious as it gets in this democracy." Dick Durbin
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"at this time in light of the national security interests in question." Dick Durbin
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"This is the type of thing you would expect from a repressive regime, ... This is not the type of thing you would expect from the United States. If I read this to you and did not tell you that is was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that have no concern for human beings." Dick Durbin
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"[U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who saw a presentation on the sensors Monday, said it looked promising.] There have been too many horror stories of infants who've been gravely injured by air bags, ... I'm pleased we're going to make auto travel safer, particularly for infants." Dick Durbin
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"I don't think we should assume that's going to happen at all." Dick Durbin
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"It is an element of fairness, an element of opportunity. It basically says in America, we won't let you buy an election. If you're going to come in and try to do that, then you're at least going to give the other candidate a chance to compete." Dick Durbin
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"The American people have a right to know whether any elected official misused intelligence to mislead our nation into war." Dick Durbin
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"Wesley Clark's name never came up once, but [Kerry] mentioned his interest in Dick Durbin several times. He made it clear that Durbin is very much on his list." Dick Durbin
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"[One week after the comments were made Durbin returned to the Senate floor and apologized, saying:] In the end, I don't want anything in my public career to detract from my love for this country, my respect for those who serve it, and this great Senate, ... I offer my apologies to those that were offended by my words. More than most people, a senator lives by his words ... occasionally words fail us, occasionally we will fail words." Dick Durbin
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"If you've made one point many times over during the course of the last three days, it is that as a judge you will be loyal and faithful to the process of law, to the rule of law. But, beyond loyalty to the process of law how do you view the law when it comes to expanding our personal freedoms?" Dick Durbin
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"He wants to work with people around the world, and he couldn't work with people in his own office. And he's supposed to be open, as our man at the U.N., to ideas from other people. And he's been a real tyrant when it came to people he worked with, who disagreed with him. This man doesn't have the temperament for this job." Dick Durbin
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