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Born: 1944-11-21
Profession: Politician
Nation: American
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It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments.

Tags: Disability, Pay, Veterans

God is not a franchise of the Republican Party.

Tags: God, Party, Republican

Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.

Tags: Home, Politics, State

We will have health care reform in America.

Tags: America, Care, Health

You know, the purpose of reconciliation is to avoid the filibuster. The filibuster is an effort to talk something to death.

Tags: Death, Effort, Talk

If we do nothing, as the Republicans suggest, we're going to see health care costs reach a point where small businesses can't afford it and families can't afford it. We're going to see people turned down from pre-existing conditions. We're going to find the Medicare doughnut hole - a gap in coverage that's going to hurt a lot of seniors.

Tags: Care, Health, Hurt

It simply isn't fair for senators to cut to the front of the line when seniors around the country have been forced to wait for hours to get a flu shot.

Tags: Country, Fair, Wait

Let me tell you the first president to recognize the state of Israel was Harry Truman, a Democrat and every president since, Democrat and Republican, has stood closely with Israel.

Tags: Since, State, Tell

Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day, including me. Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe. It's the designer supplements that are worrisome.

Tags: Millions, Safe, Taken

There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes to the humane treatment of detainees - not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.

Tags: Human, Legal, Respect

These are men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of their country. And the fact that their orientation - sexual orientation's been held against them is a blot on our nation's reputation.

Tags: Country, Men, Women

Those of us who believe in God and those of us who have dedicated our lives to helping others in the name of God don't want to take a second seat to anyone who is suggesting that one word out of the platform means that the Democrats across America are godless.

Tags: America, God, Others

Unfortunately the Republican tax cut will deny important revenues to many states facing their own deficits. This will create greater pressure for higher state and local taxes.

Tags: Create, Republican, State

We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. But we must continue to provide them the tools they need to accomplish the difficult tasks they face.

Tags: Brave, Men, Women

We can't do much about ensuring that the homeland is safe if our local police and sheriffs' departments don't have the personnel they need to keep our streets and neighborhoods secure.

Tags: Keep, Police, Safe

It is what it is, it is what you make it.

Tags: Presence, Soon, Stage

I appreciate what others have done in the past especially for my genre, and my style of singing. And they sure put a footprint - you know, they got the foot in the door, but I'm going to put my foot straight through the door.

Tags: Done, Others, Past

Give metal a chance!

Tags: Chance, Give, Metal

If my life were a song it would be called 'Don't Stop Believing'. Yeah.

Tags: Life, Song, Stop

The first think I did when I found out I was a finalist, was, I don't remember, because it felt like it was an out of body experience.

Tags: Body, Experience, Remember

The first time I heard The Beatles, I cried. It was 'Let it Be'.

Tags: Beatles, Heard, Time

I have Tourettes and Aspergers, but Tourrets and Aspergers don't have me. You know, I'm doing what I can to suppress it and I don't let it take advantage of me. It's not who I am. You know, I'm James Durbin. Like I said in the beginning, I am here to show America who I am, and it is what it is.

Tags: America, Here, Said

My favorite type of music to sing and to listen to, you know, rock. It's not always metal, but you know, half the time it is. Metal's cool, you know? Not everybody on 'American Idol' listens to metal.

Tags: Cool, Music, Time
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