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Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Chuck Schumer Very Alarmed By The Threat Of Gyrocopters

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants to know “how the heck” a man was able to fly a small aircraft, known as a gyrocopter, onto the Cap...

Hillary's Better on Iran Diplomacy Than Key Senate Democrats -- and Rand Paul

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

As we move towards 2016, Rand Paul is becoming just another pro-war Republican on national security issues, while Hillary is now playing a key role on the Democratic pro-diplomacy team.

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Who Have Forgotten Iraq Insist They're Right About Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) doesn’t have to think very hard to remember what happened after he visited Iraq in 2002, before Congres...

Schumer Confronts Turbulent Transition To Power

Politico | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics

The only thing clear about the biggest shakeup in the Senate Democratic hierarchy in a decade is that Chuck Schumer will be the next leader. ...

Friday Talking Points -- Jeb Bush, Hispanic?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You can tell it's been a slow week in politics, when we're wasting paragraphs on such trivia. But that's life here at the meager beginnings of the 2016 campaign trail. It's April, after all, and we've only got two announced candidacies, officially.

Democrats Blast Schumer Threat to Kill Iran Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democratic constituency groups opposed to war with Iran are furious that New York Democrat and Senate Minority Leader "heir apparent" Chuck Schumer is threatening to scuttle the possibility of a diplomatic agreement with Iran.

Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders Back Iran Framework Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

As it was before, so it is now: the question of whether Congress will blow up diplomacy with Iran and put us on a path to another war is ultimately a question about Senate Democrats.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Top Republican On Schumer: ‘He's A Guy That We Can Do Business With'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

The Senate’s third-ranking Republican sees room for collaboration with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is looking to take the top Democratic spot i...

Patty Murray Endorses Schumer For Democratic Leader

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is backing New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer for the top Senate Democratic leadership spot, Murray's office confirmed Monday...

Progressives Thrilled That Durbin Will Seek Reelection as Senate Democratic Whip -- Here's Why

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Late Thursday night, after hearing of Harry Reid's plans to retire from the Senate, Dick Durbin went to Chuck Schumer and told him that in order to prevent a divisive, distracting battle, he would not challenge Schumer for the leader position and would instead run again for his post of Democratic whip. That was classic Dick Durbin.

Much Ado About Nothing: Chuck Schumer's Rise Won't Salve The Senate

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision not to seek reelection in 2016 will mark the end of his impressive 30-year career in the Senate. Mr. Reid, one of the least charismatic politicians to rise to his post but who mastered the Senate arcane rules to his party's advantage, anointed Chuck Schumer as his successor.

Schumer's Choice: To Succeed Reid, He Must Back Iran Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced that he will not run for re-election. Reid has endorsed Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) to succeed him as Democratic leader.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Chuck Schumer Will Run To Succeed Harry Reid As Senate Minority Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is throwing his hat in the ring to take over the top Senate Democratic leadership spot after Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reti...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Divided House GOP Prevents Embarrassment, Passes Budget Boosting Defense Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans narrowly pulled off a risky maneuver Wednesday by passing a budget that will boost defense spending, following a rift ...

Chuck Schumer Tried His Hand At Bartending For St. Patrick's Day

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

It’s the third week of March and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is over the moon to be celebrating what he calls “St. Patrick’s month." The sena...

Senator Charles E. Schumer Weighs in On the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement to a Constituent

Pearl Korn | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics
Pearl Korn

I wrote to my senator, Chuck Schumer (D-New York), about a critical issue and actually received a response. In my letter I had registered particular concern about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and plans to "fast track" its implementation, two of several issues on which I wanted his input.

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Hillary Clinton Stumbles

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Hillary Clinton is rumored to be putting her campaign team together, and she may announce her intention to run for president sooner rather than later. However, her handling of the controversy over her use of private emails while at the State Department has exposed one of her great weaknesses: transparency.

Sabrina Siddiqui

George Miller Spent 40 Years In Congress. How Long Will His Legacy Last Without Him?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

On a balmy Saturday morning in September, George Miller is seated in the backyard of his Martinez, California, home, sipping herbal tea and enjoyi...

Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer's Enjoying The Freedom Of Life In The Minority

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is jazzed. Well, as jazzed as one could be at 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday in th...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Approves Keystone XL Bill; White House Reaffirms Veto Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday afternoon to approve a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline over the presidential approva...

Paul Blumenthal

5 Years After Citizens United, Money Controls Politics More Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five years ago this Wednesday, the Supreme Court overturned two decades of precedent in a bitterly divided 5-4 decision to open the door...

Wall Street's Bad Santas

Lauren Windsor | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

In honor of Christmas Eve, and the recent CRomnibus spending bill, a parody of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" ...

Learning From 2014 and Turning to 2016: Democrats Still Need a Compelling Economic Message

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The greatest mystery of the 2014 mid-term election is the question of why all of our leading analysts knew how important it is for Democrats to have a compelling economic message aimed at middle class voters, and yet we managed to get to the end of the election cycle without coalescing around an effective narrative.