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Chuck Schumer

"It's Obama's Fault," In Rhyme

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

If one believes nay-saying conservatives: It's Obama's fault for Palin's son's PTSD, For hair loss, acne, and the sting of a bee. It's Obama's ...

Paul Ryan Pledges 9/11 Bill Is All But Done

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

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Senate Republicans Just Blocked A Bunch Of Gun Control Measures

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after 14 people were killed in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, Senate Democrats pushed through votes on measures...

Senate Dems Try To Shift Focus From Syrian Refugees By Backing Visa Waiver Limits

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leaders are rallying around a strategy to deal with the threat of domestic terrorism without going after Syrian refuge...

Scary Scrum of Candidates

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

With all the real scares at home and abroad, it is strange that we take such pleasure in imaginary ones. Several Republican presidential candidates, for example, appear to suffer from demonic possession.

A Government Shutdown Is Still Possible, Chuck Schumer Warns

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday signed a budget deal that sets government spending levels and raises the debt ceiling until well after...

#AimingForChange To End Gun Violence

Sarah Clements | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Sarah Clements

For far too long, guns have been a third-rail issue not only for politicians, but for celebrities, too. It is time we consider that artists are people, too, and they often share a common sense of personal responsibility through their work to inspire others. Let's stand behind cultural icons to do just that.

Harry Reid Meant To Say 'LGBT,' But It Came Out 'LBJ'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

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Carl Icahn's $150 Million Threat: Cut Corporate Taxes Or Face My Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn issued a $150 million threat to Congress on Wednesday: pass legislation slashing corporat...

Chuck Schumer Says No Point To Congress If Legislators Can't Renew 9/11 Health Funding

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) charged Wednesday that if lawmakers can’t renew health treatment funding for 9/11 first responders an...

Chuck Schumer Wants To Keep Drones Away From Airports, Major Events

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Drone manufacturers would be forced to implement technology to keep the unmanned crafts away from airports and possibly events l...

Obama Won, So Did Netanyahu

James Zogby | Posted 09.05.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

One could hardly blame liberal Jews for wanting to celebrate AIPAC's defeat or for some Israeli's to lament what they called "Netanyahu's strategic blunder". Both views, however, are naïve and shortsighted. On several levels, Netanyahu won.

MoveOn Launches The 'SchumerMobile' To Shame Senator For Opposing Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

The progressive advocacy group MoveOn is calling out Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on the streets of New York City this week, with a new "SchumerMobile...

Senator Schumer's Position on the Iran Nuclear Deal: Knowledge or Error?

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 08.19.2015 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

This essay casts the following questions in a systems analysis paradigm: What if Senator Schumer's is wrong in his assessment? What would be the consequences of that erroneous viewpoint and blunder?

Iran Deal Foes Reach New Low, Claim Iran Will Nuke U.S., Kill Millions

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Here we have a claim that Iran will not only make and use nuclear weapons, but will use them against the United States. I'm just going to let the extremeness of that claim sink in.

Is Schumer Setting Us on Another Path to War?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The reality is that there is no better Iran deal, and those calling for one never offer a viable plan on how to get there. In fact, the real alternative is war, which will come at tremendous cost.

How Will You Vote, Ben Cardin? Iran Deal Supporters Turn Their Lonely Eyes To You.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

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Trump Tarnishes Image for a Fistful of Dollars in Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Harut Sassounian

Donald Trump, by associating himself with questionable business partners in a oppressive regime, risks tarnishing his reputation for a fistful of dollars in the midst of a presidential campaign!

Chuck Schumer Working The Phones To Explain His Opposition To Iran Deal

POLITICO | Marina Fang | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

With liberal groups furious over his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Chuck Schumer has been quietly reaching out to dozens of his colleagues...

Be Jewish and Stay Quiet

Shahar Azani | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

As a Jew, Schumer is not allowed to "break ranks" and make up his own mind based on his clear thinking. In doing so, he is clearly an "Israel-firster" and a "Netanyahu marionette".

Rumblings for Durbin, Not Schumer for Senate Majority Leader

Marcy Winograd | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Former DC roommates, Durbin and Schumer have taken divergent stands on war and peace, with Schumer, former head of the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee, voting for the Iraq War Resolution in 2002 and opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Chuck Schumer's Position on Iran Is Reckless

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Opponents of the Iran deal have been unable to produce a viable alternative. That is because there really are no alternatives left. Should the Iran deal collapse under the weight of spoilers like Schumer, Iran will get a nuclear weapon. And once Iran achieves and announces that capability to the world, no expert will be able to foresee the consequences.

Sen. Schumer, Your Work Is Far From Over

Elie Jacobs | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Elie Jacobs

Sen. Schumer, you have staked out a position on the Iran Deal that your constituents (this one included) are divided on. Take the opportunity to do what you do best -- roll up your sleeves and get to work on these important issues that need to be addressed no matter what happens in the coming weeks.

Chuck Schumer's Disingenuous Iran Argument

Foreign Policy | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

The good senator from New York may be voting his conscience but he's got the facts all wrong. ...

Netanyahu and His Marionettes

David Bromwich | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
David Bromwich

Chuck Schumer has often said, with an artless self-love, that his name in Hebrew, "shomer," means "guardian"; and he takes pride in the fact because he thinks of himself as the appointed guardian of Israel's interests in the US. How bizarre and unprecedented this is! Think of any other nation in the world. Imagine an Italian-American named Frank Consiglieri assuring his listeners that his name means "advocate" in Italian and he is supremely vigilant for the interests of Italy as a lawmaker in the US. Schumer voted for the Iraq war on a rationale similar to the one he now urges as the path of reason and good sense with Iran. He may or may not recognize that he is only assisting the Likud and the neoconservatives with part three of the Middle East "clean break" strategy: Iraq, Syria, Iran.