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Sam Stein

Schumer: With Franken Seated No Need To Compromise On Public Option | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the leading Senate Democrats in the health care reform battle said that the seating of Al Franken has given the party the purpose and direction...

Schumer Promises Public Option In Health Care Bill

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The healthcare reform bill that emerges from Congress this year will include a government-run public health insurance option, regardless of the bipart...

Ryan Grim

GOP Opposing Public Health Care No Matter What It's Called | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday afternoon that he is "losing confidence that Senate Republicans will ever agree" to the creation of a na...

Support a Public Option

Sen. Dick Durbin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dick Durbin

Congress is currently working on new reform legislation that will make quality health care available and affordable for all Americans. But we know the forces of the status quo will battle us every step of the way.

Bush v. Gore Rears Its Head (Part IV): A New Check on the Court to Defend the Rule of Law

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

The false national consensus that national security should trump constitutional protections for liberty and privacy exemplifies such collusion today.

GOP Trots Out Old Extremist, J.D. Hayworth, as Spokesman against Immigration Reform

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration held a hearing about border policy. Its chairman, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), has ...

To Arkansas State Senator Kim Hendren's Grandchilden

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Lear

I grew up with a dad not that unlike your granddad and never stopped loving him. But that didn't keep me from wanting to throw up when the thick-headed mean clown in him appeared.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

Next week, Adam and Kris duke it out to see who will be the next American Idol. This week, Republicans duked it out to see who would be the next American Idiot. Sen. Jeff Sessions argued for keeping Guantanamo open by pointing to the "tropical breezes blowing through" the prison. Rep. Pete Sessions claimed President Obama is intentionally driving up unemployment and diminishing stock prices to "inflict damage and hardship on the free enterprise system." And Kim Hendren, a Republican Senate candidate from Arkansas, referred to Chuck Schumer at a campaign event as "that Jew," then dug himself deeper: "I was attempting to explain that unlike Sen. Schumer, I believe in traditional values, like we used to see on The Andy Griffith Show." I guessed he missed the episode about Goober's bar mitzvah. The Grand Oy Party.

Specter: Loyal Opportunists

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

There is little doubt that the country has made a political left-turn, leaving opportunistic moderates from both parties scrambling to find their cherished middle.

Ryan Grim

Schumer Puts Health Care Ball In Nelson's Court | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) dealt a blow to health care reform last week when he said that any overhaul that involved the creation of a public plan that ...

Moving Ahead on Reforming the Credit Card Industry

Jose A. Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jose A. Garcia

It is projected that, between 2020 and 2030, developing country emissions of carbon from energy use will exceed those of developed countries.

Arthur Delaney

Chuck Schumer To Bernanke: Your Failure To Protect Consumers Is "Unconscionable" | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) scolded Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday over the Fed's reluctance to speed up the implementation of consu...

California Acts to Stop Libel Tourism

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

Without the Anti-Libel Tourism Act, every creative enterprise produced in California is at risk of financial destruction at the hands of foreign predators.

Jay Bybee's Rules at Home: "Be Nice. Don't Hit." Bybee's Rules for the CIA: Torture Prisoners

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Bybee seems to be against corporal punishment at home, but has no problem with slamming prisoners against walls, locking people in boxes and simulating drowning.

Schumer: DOJ Should Investigate Red Cross Reports Of Torture

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A powerful Democrat has added his voice to those calling for a federal investigation into reports of torture at Guantanamo Bay and at black site priso...

Ryan Grim

Schumer To Holder: Sue States That Won't Register Voters | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal law requires that public assistance agencies must make voter registration materials available to voters. But folks receiving that assistance h...

Schumer: "I Tend To Side With Main Street" | Ryan J. Donmoyer and Laura Litvan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

April 6 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Charles Schumer of New York says he has no difficulty in straddling the interests of his two main constituencies: Wall ...

Schumer Plans Bill On Resale Of Concert, Sports Tickets

Wall Street Journal | Ethan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New York Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday unveiled a plan to introduce legislation banning the resale of concert and sports tickets until two days after...

Schumer Declares Support For Gay Marriage

New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a private risotto dinner last night with gay leaders and elected officials at Gramercy Tavern last night, Sen. Chuck Schumer reversed himself on th...

A Crime to Make Money

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

It seems to have finally dawned on government leaders that bonus recipients are not the only ones who should be afraid.

Ryan Grim

Hoyer Wants To Shame AIG Into Returning Money | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress are looking at "all options" to recoup the bonus payments made to AIG executives, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told...

Harvey Milk Lives -- in Albany

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

Handsome, dedicated, and driven, Micah is the disabled with cerebral palsy, Jewish progressive, openly bisexual, who represents a swath of Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Ryan Grim

Romer Seems To Break With Geithner On Cause Of Crisis | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Christina Romer, at a speech at the Brookings Institution Monday afternoon, appeared to give support to critics of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner...

Franken Meets With Senate Dems, Gets Standing Ovation

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken met with Senate Democrats Tuesday afternoon to "get plugged in" to the Democratic caucus and to give them an update on Minnesota's conteste...

Schumer Privately Tells White House He's Concerned About Intel Chairman

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Charles Schumer has privately expressed concerns directly to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel about Chas Freeman, the Obama administrat...