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Chuck Schumer

Both Sides Now: Debating Vaccine, Jews & Inequality

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Arianna and Mary alternately agree and clash over the HPV vaccine -- women's health or big brother -- Obama & Jews in Queens & Israel, and the quiet crisis of growing inequality in America.

Michael McAuliff

Schumer: FAA Bill Shows GOP Suffering For Obstruction

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate narrowly averted another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday, passing a temporary funding bill that Demo...

Elise Foley

Democratic Leaders: Jobs Plan Will Receive Support From Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after it was reported that Democrats were abandoning a jobs bill before it was introduced, party leadership insisted that Democrat...

Elise Foley

Democrats: New York 9 Loss Doesn't Mean Anything For Obama In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats were quick to defend the party against its losses in New York's ninth congressional district and Nevada's second, saying on We...

John Celock

Bath Salts Not Involved in Murder Leading to NJ Drug Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

A New Jersey prosecutor announced Friday that a murder suspect whose alleged use of the designer drug "bath salts" led to the banning of the substance...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid's Debt Ceiling Bill Puts His Cards On The Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled a new debt ceiling bill Friday night that strongly resembles a plan first suggested ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Debt Bill Poised To Take U.S. To Edge Of Default

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats think they see a path to raising the nation's debt ceiling, but it will literally take the country down to the wire -- ...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid: House Taking a Weekend Off Could Cause Catastrophic U.S. Default

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are setting up a catastrophic U.S. default by deciding to take a weekend off while time to resolve deadlocked negotiat...

Elise Foley

Dem Senator: House Republicans Morphed Into 'A Cult'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats attacked the "Cut, Cap and Balance" measure on Wednesday, calling the House-passed bill "devoid of substance" and "dead...

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Federal Judge

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

The Senate confirmed the first openly gay U.S. federal judge on Monday. Paul Oetken, a New York City resident, was a former lawyer for the Clinton adm...

The Dems' Decision to Go the Super PAC Route Is Wrong

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Democrats need to give the American people a reason to support their party, and in my mind they can do that by supporting the public financing of elections and passing an amendment canceling out the Citizens United decision.

Obama Offers Social Security Cuts In Debt Negotiations

The Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

President Obama is pressing congressional leaders to consider a far-reaching debt-reduction plan that would force Democrats to accept major changes to...

Amanda Terkel

'THAT'S CRAZY TALK'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) is rejecting one solution to the debt limit impasse being floated by Democrats that argues the president has t...

Friday Talking Points -- Excerpting Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An important debate flared this week -- one in which sides were chosen, positions staked out, and invective hurled. I will let that sentence stand in...

Michael McAuliff

Schumer: GOP Blocks Its Own Trade Deal To Hurt Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans' decision to block free-trade deals that they have previously supported is evidence that the GOP wants to hurt the economy t...

Ryan Grim

Chuck Schumer: 14th Amendment Option 'Certainly Worth Exploring'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that invoking the Constitution's 14th Amendment, which states that federal debts "shall not be q...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Suggest GOP's Budget Stand Is Nutty And Dangerous

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats think they have a winning strategy in the deadlocked debt debate: casting Republicans as single-minded lunatics who will prote...

Paige Lavender

WATCH: Democratic Senator Targets Tax Breaks For The Horse Racing Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is turning up the heat on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the deficit debate, highlighting the Kent...

Elise Foley

'Slash And Burn': Chuck Schumer Accuses Republicans Of Sabotaging The Economy To Hurt Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may be slowing the recovery on purpose to hurt President Obama's reelection chances in 2012, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer s...

Gay Pride Parade Unlike Any Other in NYC: We Can Marry Now

Jim Luce | Posted 08.27.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

A sea change in New York. Although I have attended the NYC Pride Parade since 1983 -- many as a marshal -- this one was different.

Eliot Spitzer Deserves Some Credit for New York's Gay Marriage Victory

Asher Smith | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Spitzer first pledged to fight for same-sex marriage legislation during his 2006 campaign. At the time, most prominent New York Democrats -- including Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer -- were unwilling to offer explicit endorsements of marriage equality.

Elise Foley

Schumer Brings Medicare Into Heart Of Debt Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats laid out additional details on Friday of their plans to cut the deficit, signaling they would be willing to negotiate some Med...

Elise Foley

WATCH: Refugees Advocate For Better Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After escaping violence and persecution in their native countries, 10 former refugees met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to...

Matt Sledge

Corporate Tax Holiday Could Create Infrastructure Bank -- But Devil Is In The Details

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

Rahm Emanuel has a proposition. A grand one, for big business, big unions, and Congress: let a corporate income tax holiday pay for a national infrast...

Paige Lavender

Democratic Senators Call For More Job Creation To Reduce Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading Democratic senators called on Wednesday for a strengthened focus on job creation during the deficit reduction talks and asked th...