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Growing Signs Schumer Will Oppose Iran Deal

Politico | Jade Walker | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal....

Democrats Take Advantage Of The GOP's Epic Month Of Dysfunction

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics

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Chuck Schumer Celebrates Jon Stewart's Best Jewish Moments On 'The Daily Show'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.24.2015 | Religion

The Daily ShowDaily Show Full Episodes,  More Daily Show Videos,  Comedy Central Full Episodes Before Jon Stewart became the renowned host ...

New York Protesters Tell Chuck Schumer: Kill Iran Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- An estimated 10,000 opponents to the Iran nuclear deal rallied in front of Times Square on Wednesday evening with a clear message for Demo...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Dems Warn Puerto Rico Default Would Trigger Humanitarian Crisis | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress doesn’t give Puerto Rico the power to restructure its stifling $73 billion in debt soon, a default could trigger a humanit...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Will Torture GOP With Shutdown Politics In Spending Battle | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats’ plan to block every GOP spending bill this summer isn’t a bid for a government shutdown -- it’s a strategy to bring Rep...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Senate Dems Threaten To Block More Short-Term Highway Fixes | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are threatening to filibuster any short-term extension of the federal fund that pays for the nation’s highways, bridg...

Educating for Democracy: The Rule of Law and the Law of the Rulers -- A Lesson for Memorial Day

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Joel Shatzky

Since the media have been regularly reporting on indictments and investigations of corporate crime and those responsible for billions of dollars through illegal activity, it becomes apparent that these rich and powerful figures, who now have "the best government money can buy," enjoy a "law of the rulers" instead of the "rule of law" for which many Americans have fought and died.

Congress Is Better When Political 'Extremists' Are Weak, Poll Shows

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is more effective when political "extremists" have less clout, most...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Schumer Slams Boehner For Saying It's ‘Stupid' To Think Funding Cuts Caused Amtrak Crash | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took time Thursday to directly attack House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for saying it’s “stupid” to ...

Michael McAuliff

McConnell May Try Again Soon On Obama's Trade Deals | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may try again this week to advance President Barack Obama's ambitious trade agenda, his s...

Michael McAuliff

The Most Important Thing About Obama's Trade Deals You Never Understood | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A decade ago, or perhaps a little longer, New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer had an epiphany during a visit to a Crucible Industries...

Michael McAuliff

Schumer Warns Obama's Trade Agenda May Die Without A China Currency-Manipulation Crackdown | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama can just about kiss his trade agenda goodbye if he doesn't allow Congress to pass a measure cracking down on Chin...

Obama's Trade Deals: A Test For Hillary Clinton

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

On trade policy, Clinton now finds herself to the right of Mr. Wall Street Democrat, Chuck Schumer. And this is only the first of countless tests of where Clinton really stands -- tests that will keep coming up between now and primary season. If she is presenting herself as a forceful leader, it ill-becomes Clinton to duck.

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | 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 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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' | 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 05.30.2015 | 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.