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'They'll Have To Back Off'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) railed against House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a Sunday interview with ABC's "This Week." Shortly before Schumer...

Senators Trying To Narrow Media Shield Law

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media

In the wake of the many different scandals surrounding the government's surveillance of journalists, senators are attempting to craft a new federal sh...

Christian Proselytizing: A Form of Oppression? 'Only Death Will Tell!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

From some perspectives, that sharing the word of Jesus is an act of bestowing a great gift on the "unbeliever," while for others, rather than experiencing this as a gift, some of us perceive this as an imposition, an annoyance, an insensitivity, a provocation, or worse, a form of oppression.

Zach Carter

Obama Calls For Reporter Shield Law After Hampering Prior Efforts | Zach Carter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration asked Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Wednesday morning to reintroduce legislation that would help reporters protec...

Ryan Grim

Major Gun Group Pulls Support From Background Check Amendment | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The only sizeable pro-gun group to back a bipartisan background check amendment has withdrawn its support at the last minute, dealing an...

No Guns Allowed: Making the Choice Between 'Nonviolence' and 'Nonexistence'

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Is the issue of government interference, fear of the NRA, or the possibility of a tedious Republican filibuster really as important as a life?

Immigration Reform Evolution

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Immigration is just one of many issues for Latinos, who now number about 50 million in the U.S. The economy, jobs, education, family and health care are all important. But Republicans candidates' message, for instance on social issues, is not in sync with a majority of Latinos.

NY Pols React To Death Of NY's 'Mayor For Life'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

Reaction to death of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch: "Ed Koch was an extraordinary mayor, irrepressible character, and quintessential New Yorker....

Jennifer Bendery

NRA President: Only Difference In This Gun Debate Is 'Our Opponents' Hope' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may seem like last month's shootings at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school were the last straw for those demanding action to stem gun...

USDA To Test Greek Yogurt As Protein For School Lunches

Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a pilot program that could place Greek yogurt in school cafeterias across the country by April as a pr...

Hospital, Shut Down By Sandy, Set To Reopen

AP | Posted 12.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City hospital that had to evacuate hundreds of patients during Superstorm Sandy after it lost power is set to reopen. Offic...

Jennifer Bendery

Bob Corker: Debt Ceiling Is Republicans' Leverage In Fiscal Talks | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Sunday doubled down on the idea that Republicans should use the debt ceiling as leverage in fiscal talks wi...

Schumer Proposes Tech Diplomas To Produce Skilled Workers

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce y...

GOP Talks About Immigration Reform But Will It Change Its Tone?

Eliseo Medina | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

We are hearing a wave of chatter from conservative GOP figureheads calling out their party on the subject of Latinos and immigration. Time to change their hardline approach to America's immigrants and push for immigration reform, they say. Perhaps sanity is breaking out.

Schumer Avoids Tax Trap; The Payroll Tax Cut in Trouble; Pernicious Politics

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Here it is the afternoon and I'm just getting around to some articles and blogs for your attention.

Gerry Smith

New Bill Would Help Tech Startups Fill Engineering Talent Gap | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.19.2012 | Technology

Two Democratic senators have introduced legislation that would address a pressing need among tech startups: hiring enough foreign-born engineers. C...

Frederick Douglass Statue In U.S. Capitol?

Posted 09.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Will Frederick Douglass finally make it into the U.S. Capitol? The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton...

Passersby Could Be Hit By Capitol Dome's Ornamental Fixtures?

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Democrats controlling the Senate pressed Monday for an immediate infusion of money to repair the iconic dome of the U.S. Capitol, which ...

D.C. Tap Water At Presidential Inauguration?

AP | Posted 08.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Officials in the District of Columbia are asking Congress to serve tap water instead of bottled water at the presidential inauguration. ...

Senator Cupid | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

Even by the standards of Capitol Hill, where ambitious and awkward young people are thrust together in cramped workplaces and crowded bars, the nuptia...

Nazi Tax Policy Comes to Washington?

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

When two Democratic senators proposed a bill to increase the penalties on billionaire expatriates, Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Ref...

Schumer Asks Airlines To Drop Extra Fee

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 05.27.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to allow families with young children to sit together without paying extra. The New York Democrat...

Michael McAuliff

Chuck Schumer Hammers Defenders Of Facebook Founder Who Dumped America | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After being compared to the Nazis for targeting people like the Facebook co-founder who renounced his U.S. citizenship and thereby avoid...

The Campaign From Hell

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) believes that when the land of the free and the home of the brave gives an American the gift of being able to use his talents to become an extraordinarily wealthy man, it is wrong for that person to renounce his American citizenship to avoid paying his fair share of taxes.

Dan Froomkin

Senators Go After Facebook Co-Founder For Renouncing Citizenship | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Populist anger at Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's decision to renounce his U.S. citizenship -- a move that could save him hundreds...