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eaglebeaky - No decision from Ferguson grand jury this wknd - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just FYI... CNN, MSNBC, and several websites are reporting (Monday afternoon) that the Ferguson grand jury has reached a decision, and that an announcement will be made later on this afternoon.
CoolEdge - Strawman: And Now WE Get Even With Whitey...... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Even Slate came out in favor of ending the "jackpot baby" problem. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/p... One friend from Mexico told me it was common for middle class Mexicans to come here to have their…
CoolEdge - Strawman: The Guy the Liberal Press Doesn\'t Know Exists..... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Right, if anyone read the report instead of getting the network tweets, they would not think "investigation blows up in Republicans’ faces as their own conspiracy theories are debunked". Actually those theories were confirmed, not pursued, or cleverly danced around. That tweet theme was the coordinated timely message from the networks, so the talking point people are satisfied, and smugly…
eaglebeaky - QPD Blotter for November 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Nicely done, whhm... I got a good laugh out of this! :-) I'm guessing that the guy must have pumped exactly $10 worth, intending to pay with cash... but then he must've gotten distracted by his kids or something, and absent-mindedly drove away without paying. (A few years back, I got a call from a local gas-station regarding a similar incident; a buddy of mine was staying at my place,…
1950Brutus - Strawman: And Now WE Get Even With Whitey...... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The only ridiculous drivel I've read here is you trying to justify this action by saying that both Republican and Democratic Presidents have acted unlawfully in the past. Please cite an example of a previous executive order that decreed ignoring laws on the books. Also do you really think Strawman can "incite discontent and perhaps violence"? After reading this opinion the thought of going home…

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Durbin, Kirk working together on U.S. attorney replacement

2 years, 5 months ago by Paige Traeder

Illinois’ two U.S. senators are working together in a bipartisan effort to nominate a replacement for outgoing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, whose last day on the job is June 30

By Stephanie Fryer, Illinois Statehouse News

Illinois’ two U.S. senators are working together in a bipartisan effort to nominate a replacement for outgoing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, whose last day on the job is June 30.

“Democrat or Republican doesn’t really matter,” said Christina Angarola, spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who heads the process. U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk also will have input.

“Both senators work in conjunction with one another. Even though Durbin is the Democratic senator, the senator from the opposing party (Kirk) doesn’t have zero power. They embarked on the process together,” Angarola said.

Fitzgerald has been the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for more than 10 years. He oversaw numerous high-profile corruption investigations, including those of former Govs. George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich.

Fitzgerald can recommend someone for the post on an interim basis until a permanent U.S. attorney is named. His spokesman, Randall Samborn, on Friday would not confirm whether Fitzgerald had done so. Samborn said the process is a private matter and would remain an internal affair for the U.S. Department of Justice.

A call to the office of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has final approval over an interim replacement, was not returned.

Durbin could send the names of several potential nominees for the permanent post to Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, would approve one, send it to the Senate Judiciary Committee for approval, and it then would go on to the full U.S. Senate for approval.

The Senate, however, is in recess for six weeks during August and September, and again in October for the election.

“If Durbin and Kirk bring in a candidate today, it still wouldn’t work for that nominee to be approved before the election,” Angarola said.

The election also is a factor. If Obama loses, Kirk then gets to make the final recommendation for an appointment.

“It is a really complicated process,” Angarola said. “They will work together from the beginning so when in a position to make this recommendation they both agree on it.”


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