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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.

Schumer Will Investigate Posthumous Debt Collection

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A senior senator is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reported instances of debt collection firms asking people to...

Harry Reid Promises Republicans He'll Never Call Their Bluff

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

After watching this absurdity playing out in the stimulus debate, people are calling on Sen. Reid to make the Republicans follow through and actually filibuster legislation and show this spectacle to the public.

Make Wall Street Take The Same Deal The Autoworkers Get

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Weigant

If we're going to minutely examine autoworkers' wages, and dictate the travel plans of one industry we are bailing out, then it seems eminently reasonable to do the same for the banking industry.

Sam Stein

Reid, Dems Go For McCain's Jugular | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats, going after John McCain and the GOP jugular, are launching a coordinated attack over the economy, painting the current administration as th...

Right Develops Economy Blame Narrative

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The right is orchestrating a campaign to blame Democrats for the economic collapse. In cases like this it is often a matter of being the first out th...

Happy Oil Dependence Day

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It was always about the oil -- that's why "we" invaded Iraq -- only "we" aren't getting any, at least not at a reasonable price. The oil companies are.

Sam Stein

Democrats In Congress Raise Record Campaign Cash For 2008 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a preponderance of attention being paid to the 2008 presidential campaign, the Senate races being waged during this cycle have gone largely ignor...

Sam Stein

Schumer Takes Aim At Senate's Top Republican | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reflecting an increasingly aggressive strategy for the 2008 election cycle, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, acknowledged on Wednesday that the Democrats are...