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One-Fourth Of Overseas Votes Go Uncounted: Report

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One out of every four military personnel and other Americans living abroad may have been thwarted in their efforts to vote in the 2...

Ryan Grim

Credit Cardholders' Bill Of Rights Hits Floor Tuesday: Read It | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate takes up the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights on Tuesday, a package sponsored by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) that seeks to rein in certain ...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Specter, Key "Centrist" Dems Open To Public Health Care Plan | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Progressive health care reform advocates got a major boost in their efforts to secure a public plan for insurance coverage when newly minted Democrat ...

Ryan Grim

Chuck Schumer Optimistic On Fate Of Credit Card Reform | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For Chuck Schumer, credit card legislation now in the Senate passes the O'Halloran's Pub test. The effort to reform the bankruptcy code to stave off f...

Arthur Delaney

Dem Senators Call For Freeze On Credit Card Interest Rates | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last year, the Federal Reserve announced new rules for credit card issuers that would rein in controversial practices like arbitrary rate increases on...

Obama's Loyal Opposition

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Progressives now find themselves in an awkward position of simultaneously wishing Barack Obama well, but feeling dismayed by his policies on some key issues.

Schumer: "I Tend To Side With Main Street" | Ryan J. Donmoyer and Laura Litvan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

April 6 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Charles Schumer of New York says he has no difficulty in straddling the interests of his two main constituencies: Wall ...

Schumer Plans Bill On Resale Of Concert, Sports Tickets

Wall Street Journal | Ethan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New York Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday unveiled a plan to introduce legislation banning the resale of concert and sports tickets until two days after...

Comedian vs. Clown: The Race for Charles Schumer's Senate Seat

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

Imagine putting a New York City comedian in a political showdown against the senior senator of New York State? Well, it may happen.

Ryan Grim

Hoyer Wants To Shame AIG Into Returning Money | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress are looking at "all options" to recoup the bonus payments made to AIG executives, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told...

Arthur Delaney

IRS Offers Relief To Madoff Victims | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Internal Revenue Service commissioner Douglas Shulman announced Tuesday at a Senate Finance Committee hearing that the IRS would give a break to victi...

Schumer Will Investigate Posthumous Debt Collection

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A senior senator is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reported instances of debt collection firms asking people to...

Ryan Grim

Romer Seems To Break With Geithner On Cause Of Crisis | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Christina Romer, at a speech at the Brookings Institution Monday afternoon, appeared to give support to critics of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner...

Franken Meets With Senate Dems, Gets Standing Ovation

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken met with Senate Democrats Tuesday afternoon to "get plugged in" to the Democratic caucus and to give them an update on Minnesota's conteste...

Schumer Privately Tells White House He's Concerned About Intel Chairman

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Charles Schumer has privately expressed concerns directly to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel about Chas Freeman, the Obama administrat...

Senate Dems Question Leaving 50,000 Troops In Iraq

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi isn't the only Democrat unhappy with President Barack Obama's Iraq withdrawal plan. Democratic Sens. Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer said ...

Ryan Grim

Florida Judge Orders Lenders To Work With Homeowners; Bailed-Out Banks On Board | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A chief judge for the ninth circuit in Orange County, Florida -- an epicenter of the foreclosure crisis -- ruled Wednesday that mortgage providers mus...

Ryan Grim

Schumer To GOP Govs On Stimulus: Take It Or Leave It | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) has a message for Republican governors hemming and hawing over whether to accept the stimulus money Uncle Sam is mailing t...

Gillibrand "Frightened" By Growing Opposition, Worried She'll Be Defeated Next Year

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

US SEN. Kirsten Gilli brand is nervously telling friends that Gov. Paterson's sharp drop in popularity may lead to her defeat in next year's all-but-c...

What's Good for the Goose

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Killing geese through methods such as round-ups, gassing, and asphyxiation is not only inhumane, but also ineffective at solving local conflicts.

Our Own Sarah Palin

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

The old New Yorker in me believes Gillibrand would best serve the people by shooting Canadian geese over airports rather than repairing our Bush-broken nation.

'Cash for Clunkers' Finds its Congressional Sponsors

Washington Independent | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How's this for a stimulus plan? A trio of senators introduced legislation today allowing owners of gas-guzzlers to trade their vehicles in for thousa...

Make Wall Street Take The Same Deal The Autoworkers Get

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Weigant

If we're going to minutely examine autoworkers' wages, and dictate the travel plans of one industry we are bailing out, then it seems eminently reasonable to do the same for the banking industry.

It Will Take a Cuomo to Carry on Kennedy Legacy

Randy Credico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Credico

Governor Paterson should resist Bloomberg's arrogant meddling and appoint Andrew Cuomo. He is the best suited, and has the demonstrated record to carry on the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy.

New Yorkers Blaze Free Speech Trail

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

Last April, Gov. David A. Paterson signed "The Libel Terrorism Protection Act," dubbed by the media as "Rachel's Law," a groundbreaking, bi-partisan effort to protect authors and publishers in New York.