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Policy Debate Turns Into Show With Props In Senate

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The hearing was for verbally flogging oil company CEOs, and no senator bothered to pretend it was about making gasoline prices more...

Sam Stein

Transportation Secretary Defends Amtrak Safety Amidst Threat Concerns | Sam Stein | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Tuesday offered a detailed defense of passenger-rail safety amidst concerns from me...

Schumer Calls For 'No-Ride' Lists On Amtrak

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.09.2011 | Travel

New York Senator Chuck Schumer has called for a "no-ride" list for Amtrak trains for fear of terrorist attacks on the nation's train system. The De...

Zach Carter

Banks, Merchants And Why Washington Doesn't Work For You | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charlie Chung runs Cups & Co., a coffee and sandwich shop in the basement of the Russell Senate Office Building. Known on Capitol Hill s...

Elise Foley

Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students | Elise Foley | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), called on the president on Wednesday to stop deporting undocument...

Who Stands for Children and the Aged?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

The Democrats claim to want to make the devastating cuts to social programs with a scalpel rather than a machete. But whether an assailant uses a scalpel or a machete, victims are going to bleed.

Sam Stein

Government Shutdown Could Occur Even If Budget Deal Is Reached | Sam Stein | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even if Congressional negotiators reach a deal by the end of the week on a budget resolution that would last through the fiscal year, th...

Schumer: Tea Party Would Be To Blame If Budget Negotiations Fail

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Senate's third ranking Democrat says there's "a glimmer of hope" in talks to resolve a budget stalemate. But at the same time, Sen. ...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell: Chuck Schumer Is Extreme, Not Tea Party | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have been frosty to the Tea Party before, but he's offering the irate anti-tax crowd ...

Schumer, Cantor Go Head-To-Head Over Federal Budget

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — They're a pair of flamboyant lawyers who are fond of cameras and adept at messaging, two deputies with ambitions to land, someday, ...

NYC Should Take a Second Chance on the Census

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

New York's official 2010 Census results came in yesterday far below expectations, stumping politicians and city planners alike.

Kelly's FBI Bubble

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

So was Senator Chuck Schumer sincere or mischievous in announcing that he would push Ray Kelly for the job of FBI director?

Incredible: Airlines Want to Charge You a Fee for Giving Them Your Money

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Gone are the days of customer service with a smile. There are fees for everything, and while some are worth it, others are an obnoxious way for the airlines to pick your pocket.

Bloomberg, Schumer Fight Over NYPD Boss

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg wants his police commissioner to stay right where he is. New York's senior Senator, Chuck Schumer, suggested that NYPD boss Ray Kelly...

Elise Foley

Obama Administration, Senators Stand Behind Nuclear Power Amid Meltdown Scare In Japan | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With additional reporting by Sam Stein UPDATE: A spokesman for the Obama administration told the Huffington Post on Sunday that the president was w...

Sam Stein

Schumer Endorses Funding Fix | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the point person for Senate Democrats in their negotiations over government funding resolutions, endorse...

Senators Warn Facebook To Rethink Privacy Policy

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Dear Mark Zuckerberg: protect my privacy, please? Four Democratic senators have written Mark Zuckerberg a letter on Wednesday asking the Facebook ...

Elise Foley

Senate Rejects Government Funding Bill With $60 Billion In Cuts | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As expected, the Senate rejected on Wednesday two budget proposals that would have exacted cuts in federal spending in exchange for fund...

A Meritless Lawsuit Against the Bike Lanes

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

New Yorkers siding with the bike lane opponents would do well to step back and look at how shortsighted they are being.

Elise Foley

Schumer: Budget Deal Should Include Tax Hikes, Medicare Changes | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before the Senate is slated to hold a pair of doomed votes on extending government funding, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued on ...

Ken Jennings: Democrats Tried To Recruit Me For Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Alyson Krueger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York Magazine's Daily Intel noticed that while answering questions from users on Reddit, 74-time "Jeopardy" champion Ken Jennings claimed he was o...

Lucia Graves

Polls: Key States Support Strengthening National Gun Background-Check System | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Polls conducted in five key states show large majorities in support of closing loopholes in the national background check system for fir...

Goldman Sachs Says GOP Budget Plans Will Hurt Economy

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The GOP spending cuts have been criticized again. A Goldman Sachs economist has warned that the $60 billion package of spending cuts proposed by th...

Lucia Graves

Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg Team Up On Gun Control | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has announced legislation that would require all gun buyers to undergo a background check and increase penalties for state...

The Bike Lane Battle of the Bulge

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

Change, like this diet I am on, is hard. But if you want to make over the city for the better, you need to break up the pavement sometimes and envision the possibilities.