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Reid Muddies Health Care Waters With Co-Op Talk | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) caused some confusion on Capitol Hill Thursday when he described an elaborate hypothetical situation in whi...

Chuck Schumer: We Should Still Look Seriously At 50-Vote Bill

The American Prospect | Tim Fernholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Chuck Schumer is the third-ranked Democrat in the Senate, one of the most prominent advocates for a public plan, and among the earliest Democr...

Denny Chin, Judge In Bernie Madoff Trial, To Be Nominated To Appeals Court

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The White House plans to nominate the judge who presided over the Bernard Madoff case to the appeals court that Supreme Court Justice...

Schumer: Idea That Grassley And Enzi Are Negotiating In Good Faith "Pretty Much Gone"

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm surprised this one passed unnoticed, because it's a pretty stark declaration from a key Dem leader that bipartisanship is dead. A Republican forw...

Schumer: NYC Airspace Is Like "Wild West"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing new measures he says would help prevent another crash over the Hudson River like the one that killed ni...

Schumer Privately Urging Dem Senators To Lay Political Groundwork For Dem-Only Health Care Bill

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Chuck Schumer is privately urging fellow Dem Senators to aggressively argue in the media that the GOP is wholly committed to blocking reform, ...

Obama Sets The Record Straight On Immigration Reform

POLITICO | Josh Gerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday managed to undo some of the damage he did recently with immigrants' rights advocates - who were angered when Obama ...

Is Now the Right Time for Immigration Reform? Chuck Schumer, the Sensenbrenner in Liberal's Clothes

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The Schumer mandate for the undocumented to register within a short period of time, or else be permanently barred from becoming U.S. residents, is a prime example of the law run amok.

Sen. Schumer Wants Milk Price Investigation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a federal investigation into why a decline in retail milk prices hasn't matched the...

Wall Street Is Right -- This Time

John Standerfer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Standerfer

In this post-Madoff environment, where the SEC needs all the credibility it can muster, it's critical that the agency not provide a knee-jerk response to every whim of the media and politicians.

Sam Stein

Durbin, Schumer: Town Hall Protesters Are "Birthers" "Tea Baggers," And "Fringe" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The angry-mob style protesters who have infiltrated town halls around the country are the non-organic product of "tea-baggers," "birthers," and the co...

Sam Stein

Schumer: Reconciliation Is On The Table For Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A key Senate Democrat indicated on Monday that the party may route around the slow-moving bipartisan efforts of the Senate Finance Committee and inste...

Schumer Says Reform by Labor Day, While Cowardly Democrats Vote with Sessions

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Why are Democrats letting Senator Sessions set the agenda with empty, irrelevant, "build the fence bigger" immigration amendments?

Random Thoughts for a Monday Morning

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

For sure, let's not focus on the eight years it took Bush to destroy the economy when we can blame Obama for not fixing this colossal mess in his first 5 months.

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.

Schumer: Dems May Have To Go It Alone On Health Care

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats are becoming bolder about their idea that middle-class familes get the option of joining a government insurance plan in a...

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 ...

Kim Hendren, After Calling Schumer "That Jew," May Abandon Senate Ambitions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Associated Press) - A Republican Senate candidate in Arkansas under fire for reportedly referring to Sen. Chuck Schumer as "that Je...

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.

Kim Hendren Apologizes For Calling Sen. Schumer "That Jew"

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Republican state lawmaker hoping for his party's nod to run for Senate reportedly referred to Democratic Sen. Chuck Schume...