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Chuck Schumer: Next Senate Majority Leader?

The Washington Post | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now, with confidant Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) hanging on to his seat by a thread, the Brooklynite is nearing the goal line of his long ...

Friday Talking Points [116] -- Is It Sausage Yet?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If nothing else comes of it, you've got to admit that the health reform movement has given a lot of people a very detailed education about the sausage-making process in Washington.

Free Elena Kagan!

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

President Obama may have uncorked more than he bargained for, in nominating a qualified, talented but largely unknown attorney in order to fill the large, liberal shoes of Justice John Paul Stevens.

Arthur Delaney

Schumer: Washington Post Story 'Burned Me Up'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday at a progressive media summit that a front-page Washington Post story on Tuesday about unemployment benefit...

Chuck Schumer: Filibuster Rules Hearings Are Coming Soon

Roll Call | John Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Rules and Administration Chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is planning a series of hearings on changes to the chamber's filibuster rules in res...

In The Public Interest: Shareholder Roles & Rights in the Brave New Post-Citizens United World

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

It's a brave new world of corporate power, thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission decision, and corporations, i...

In The Public Interest: Fast track the Citizens United Bill

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Gilbert

Not so long ago, "Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Commission" was just a pending obscure decision facing the Supreme Court. But on January ...

Behold the Results of Bipartisanship: Baucus-Grassley Produce Tiny Jobs Bill

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

If attracting large numbers of Republican votes to pass anything is considered a requirement, there's no way the jobs crisis can be addressed.

Supreme Court Ruling Pins Big Business vs. Big Government in 2010 Elections

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I think we are on very dangerous ground here. Who's to say major corporations will not attempt to "control thoughts" of the electorate by pumping huge amounts of money into campaigns and elections?

Small Group Now Leads Closed-Door Health Care Reform Negotiations

Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three senators are working on the bill behind closed doors. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) sits at the head of a wooden table at hi...

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 ...

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...

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

Roy Sekoff Discusses Palin's Hawaiian Vacation On "The Joy Behar Show" (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Huffington Post Editor Roy Sekoff appeared on HLN's The Joy Behar Show Thursday night. Talk Stoop's Cat Greenleaf and comedian Jessica Kirson joined R...

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...

Friday Talking Points [96] -- The Impressiveness of Alan Grayson

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

First, let's get rid of the distractions this week. Chicago will not be getting the Olympics in 2016, even after President Obama went over to Copenha...

Must it be Business as Usual as the People of Iran Hang in the Balance?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Citizen lobbies and elected representatives have to ask this simple question: do we have to do business with people who do business with the Mullahs?

Obama and Bright Lines in the Sand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama again refused to give a strong defense of the public option himself. By doing so, he just dug the hole deeper. What exactly does Obama stand for in the health care debate?

Toxic Fishing Lacked Information, Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand Weigh In

New York Daily News | Erin Durkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's senators on Monday blasted the lack of health warnings that have left many New Yorkers unknowingly eating dangerously contaminated fish. A...

Carolyn Maloney for U.S. Senate

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephen C. Rose

If I were consulting Carolyn Maloney, I would advise her to say exactly how she is a better Obama supporter than her opponent.

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...

Exploring New York By Bike

Sen. Charles E. Schumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Charles E. Schumer

I find that there is no better way to learn about what is going on in New York than by riding my bike through the neighborhoods and stopping and talking to people.

What Pelosi Could Have Done: A Response to Chris Weigant

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

"What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?" the estimable Chris Weigant asked in a recent post. She could have defended her country. She could have ...

Let's Trash the Guzzlers!

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jack Hidary

Obama came out with a plan yesterday to address the auto sector's woes. He called for an immediate program to get inefficient cars off the road and incent Americans to buy efficient cars.