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Chuck Schumer: Drug-Like Bath Salts Should Be Banned

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALBANY, N.Y. — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says he wants the federal government to ban new designer drugs known as bath salts that pack as...

Friday Talking Points [153] -- SOTU-palooza

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The past week in politics was, quite obviously, dominated by President Obama's "State Of The Union" speech to Congress. For those of you who may have...

Amanda Terkel

Repealing Health Care Reform Could Force 3 Million Seniors Repay The Gov't $250 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Three million senior citizens could each have to repay the government $250 if health care reform is repealed, according to two Democratic ...

Top Senators Seek Deal On Rules For Presidential Nominations

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senior senators are negotiating to reduce the 1,400 presidential appointments subject to time-consuming Senate confirmation, hoping...

Chuck Schumer Slams Chris Christie Over Tunnel Flub

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sen. Chuck Schumer derided New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's decision to stop construction of a commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River. From ...

Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer: Major Gun Control Legislation Doesn't Have The Votes | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The possibility of passing major or even moderately impactful gun control legislation in the wake of the shootings in Tucson, A.Z. is re...

Chuck Schumer & Tom Coburn Agree To Sit Together At State Of The Union

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two senators from different parties say they'll skip tradition and sit together during President Barack Obama's State of the Union ...

Reid Turns Messaging Over To Schumer, Stabenow

Roll Call | Emily Pierce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Monday a plan to cede much of the control over the Democratic Conference's message operations to ...

Jason Linkins

Health Care Reform Opponents Say The Darndest Things | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today begins the House GOP's latest kabuki pageant, entitled "Let's Repeal Obamacare Despite The Fact That Most Americans Prefer It Or Want It Expande...

2012 Campaigns Continue as New Congress Convenes

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

There might be plenty of time to campaign in 2012 but the campaigning for the GOP nomination has begun in earnest in 2011 and will continue throughout the year in complete disregard of the president's wishes.

Chuck Schumer Calls Out GOP Leadership On Health Care Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took aim at GOP leadership Tuesday, asking if incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) would ask Republicans see...

Sam Stein

Schumer Will Get 'Stamp Of Approval' Over Rules Reform Package | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Democrat's push to revamp the rules of the chamber in the days and weeks ahead will provide one of the earliest indications o...

9/11 Health Bill: Winners and Losers

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The celebration over passage of the bill to support ailing first responders to the 9/11 terror attack isn't quite over. It's time to take note of the winners and the losers.

Gillibrand: "Your Allegations Are Entirely Absurd And Really Quite Ludicrous"

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TROY, N.Y. — Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican rival Joe DioGuardi argued about health care, gays in military and their records ...

Barack Obama: Same as He Ever Was

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

In the wake of President Barack Obama's premature capitulation to the Republicans in the tax wars, a party who I might remind you controls neither Con...

The Unemployed and Congressional Pyromaniacs

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

This past week found politicians playing with matches. There is no other way to put it when the unemployment benefits of two million jobless American...

Jason Linkins

Chuck Schumer Wages Battle With White House To Get The Name 'Chuck Schumer' Into Newspapers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When President Barack Obama first fixed on what he wanted to see happen to the Bush tax cuts, Senator Chuck Schumer imagined a compromise.

Issues to Contemplate

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The tax code was created to help the rich become richer and should be junked. If the public really knew how they are being abused, we might see a call for the guillotine.

The Crusade Against Four Loko

Alex Vadukul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Vadukul

We should not have to suffer the irresponsibility of a few. Demonizing the drink is unjust because abusing any powerful alcoholic substance can lead to similar harmful consequences.

Who Wins Leadership Battles That Never Happen?

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Tangible victories may have been hard to find for non-establishment figures, but these symbolic victories may very well hold more meaning.

A Note to the President

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

There is a silver lining for the president. The heat's off. It's now the Republicans' economy to fix and it's the Republicans' responsibility to create jobs and stimulate economic growth.

Lucia Graves

Reid Calls For Compromise: 'We Are Not Ostriches With Our Heads In The Sand' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), whose victory last night marked the single greatest win for Democrats this election cycle, said Wednesday ...

New York Election Results: Chuck Schumer Defeats Jay Townsend In 2010 Senate Race

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has eased to a third term over a little-known Republican challenger in New York. The Associated...

Chuck Schumer Defeats Jay Townsend In New York Senate Race

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has eased to a third term over a little-known Republican challenger in New York. The Associated...

The Post Election Foreign Policy Hangover

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Congress, particularly a hostile Congress, has the power to give any sitting president a major national security migraine -- and the incoming House GOP leadership has proven their determination to do just that.