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Schumer, State Senate Propose Job-Creating Programs To Hire Unemployed

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Republican state senators and Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer are proposing separate but similar job-creating programs that ...

Harold Ford Also Anti-Chuck Schumer

The New York Observer | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If he runs, Harold Ford Jr.'s will be challenging Kirsten Gillibrand, but in explaining his rational for running, Ford sometimes talks about his probl...

Ex-Addict Welcomes Ex-Addict to NY Senate Race: Credico and Kudlow vs. Schumer?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice pointed out that Schumer is the only incumbent known to be facing two reformed cokeheads in the same year.

An Offer From Blago I Could Refuse

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Blago was in the midst of asking me about my children. I mentioned that my eldest had graduated from college. "Find her daughter a job," he said. Blago seemed delighted with himself.

Bannerman Castle Gets Senator Schumer To Champion Its Cause | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sen. Charles Schumer is meeting today with members of the Bannerman Castle Trust for a briefing on how to prevent the rest of the landmark on a Hudson...

Schumer: Public Option Near Votes Needed To Pass

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A key Democratic senator says he believes Democrats are close to the 60 votes they need to advance a health care bill that includes...

A Call For a Bipartisan National Campaign to Overturn Insurance Companies' Exemption From Anti-Trust Laws

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We need a broad coalition to immediately repeal the insurance industry's exemption from complying with Federal anti-trust laws.

Sam Stein

Schumer: Opt-Out Public Option Being "Very Seriously Considered" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A health care compromise that would establish a national public option for insurance coverage that individual states could opt out of, is being "very ...

9/11 Trial Security Will Cost At Least $200 Million A Year

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Stepped-up security measures for the upcoming detention and trial of the suspects in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are now expected ...

Health Care Street Heat Targets Senator Schumer, Demanding Medicare for All

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Huff-Hannon

New York, NY. December 10, 2009 -- On Thursday morning, a group of friends and colleagues, mostly middle-aged, sat and chatted over coffee at a midtow...

Immigrant Bill Is Back On The Table

Wall Street Journal | MELANIE TROTTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called Friday for Congress to consider an overhaul of immigration law early next year, a move that could ...

Is Anybody Still Surprised by Joe Lieberman?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Lieberman's announcement that he will vote against cloture for a health care bill that includes the public option should surprise nobody. His ideological home is no longer in the Democratic Party.

A Little-Discussed Issue That Puts "Care" Back in Health Care Reform

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Legislation concerning the changes for the drug approval process on a special type of medicine (biologic medicines) could provide huge savings -- a major need with health care reform.

The Mayoral Race That Wasn't

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The lack of enthusiasm for Bill Thompson has roots in more than a super-rich opponent. New York City believes in the values of the Democrats, but doesn't trust them to produce strong leaders on the local level.

Game Change: Schumer Tried To Stab Hillary Clinton In The Back

New York Daily News | By Michael Mcauliff and Kenneth R. Bazinet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton and her campaign insiders don't believe reports that Sen. Chuck Schumer stabbed her in the back - despite reports in a blockbuster boo...

Sam Stein

Schumer: Senate Dems Will "Come Together On A Public Option" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that Democrats in the Senate would agree on a public option for insurance coverage, though the proposal will be d...

Schumer 'Bitch'-es Out Flight Attendant: Senator Insults US Airways Attendant

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senator Chuck Schumer forgot to check his dirty mouth for a flight on Sunday. The New York senator was overheard calling a female flight attendant a ...

Hanging Citizen Journalists Out to Dry: Shield-Law Amendment Excludes Unpaid Bloggers

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pam Spaulding

The real issue with the language of the proposed New York shield law is less the law per se than placing a definition of a journalist on the books.

Ryan Grim

Sealed With A Kiss: Dems Unite To Beat GOP Filibuster | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harry Reid sealed the biggest legislative victory of his career Saturday night with a kiss. And then a hug. Emotionally reserved doesn't begin to des...

Who Will Step Into Ted Kennedy's Shoes on Health Care

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

Some see Kennedy's legacy as the roaring liberal lion, ready to express moral outrage. And surely he was that. But his lasting legacy may well be as the respected legislator who could reach across the aisle.

Patriarch of Maloney Clan, Clif Maloney, Passes On

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Clif, 71, husband of Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, passed away in September after climbing one of the tallest mountains in the world, Mt. Cho Oyu, between Nepal and China.

What Repealing the Insurer Anti-Trust Exemption Would Do

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

Price fixing and deal making is absolutely illegal in other businesses, but in the insurance industry, because of an anti-trust exemption, customers are duped without repercussions.

Gillibrand, Ford and the White House

Laurie Werner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laurie Werner

Robert Gibbs made a mistake yesterday when he reaffirmed the White House's support for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, first praising her leadership (mysterious to voters) and wishing her to be re-elected.

Health Insurance Companies Want Severe Penalites For People Who Do Not Buy Coverage

The Associated Press | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The health insurance industry doesn't want Congress to let you off easy if you decide to ignore a proposed requirement that all Amer...

Da Dum. Real Life Law and Order, New Manhattan DA Cy Vance to Star

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

After 35 years in the office of District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau has handed over the reigns of the busiest and most storied DA's office to Cy Vance Jr.