News

Oberweis: Durbin Limiting Free Speech by Limiting Debates

Oberweis: Durbin Limiting Free Speech by Limiting Debates

Jim Oberweis Photo: Associated Press

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis is pushing U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to participate in more debates by releasing emails detailing campaign negotiations over venues.

Oberweis wants seven before Nov. 4. His campaign accused Durbin of limiting free speech, saying Durbin has only agreed to one.

Durbin spokesman Ron Holmes says nothing is finalized and campaigns were in the middle of discussions. He says emails released were edited down by Oberweis’ campaign, which didn’t respond to Durbin camp questions before going public. Holmes adds Oberweis agreed to one debate with his Republican primary challenger.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

Fresh
rainman

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

in Music

Ozzy Osbourne to undergo surgery

British musicians Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, arrives at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards 2013 at the Camden Roundhouse in north London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his upcoming Ozzfiesta event in Mexico to undergo surgery.

in Entertainment

Angelina Jolie crowned world’s top feminist icon

Angelina Jolie arrives at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson top the list of the world's foremost feminist icons.