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Where We Stand on the Iran Deal

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

ADL has had policy on this issue for over a decade because of our mission: to fight the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. And, for decades, Iran repeatedly has promoted anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.

Schumer's Dear John to Obama on Iran Deal; Confessions of a Conflicted Lover

Marcy Winograd | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Yes, breaking up is hard to do, especially when your other lover is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. New York Senator Chuck Schumer's statement opposing the Iran deal reads like a wishy-washy-wish-I-didn't-have-to-write-this Dear John letter to President Obama.

Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer's Enjoying The Freedom Of Life In The Minority | Sam Stein | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is jazzed. Well, as jazzed as one could be at 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday in th...

A Tale of Two States: Hurricane Sandy's Toll on Voting

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Recently, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer, approved the Elections Preparedness Requires Early Planning , which would require each state to develop contingency plans to address emergencies or natural disasters that threaten to disrupt the administration of federal elections.

Why U.S. Workers Need Guest Worker Whistleblowers

Saket Soni | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Saket Soni

When employers can get away with exploiting guest workers, it drives down wages and conditions for all by forcing U.S. workers into a race to the bottom.

Hospital, Shut Down By Sandy, Set To Reopen

AP | Posted 12.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City hospital that had to evacuate hundreds of patients during Superstorm Sandy after it lost power is set to reopen. Offic...

MTA: Limited Subway Service To Resume Thursday

Posted 10.31.2012 | New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the MTA would begin resuming limited service on both Long Island Railroad and Metro-North beginning Wed...

Senator Wants Undercover TSA Investigation

Posted 10.04.2012 | Travel

In a letter sent Wednesday to TSA administrator John Pistole, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called for an undercover investigation of the TSA to a...

Congress, Tap Water, Bottled Water, and the Inauguration of the Next President

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

I'd like to hear the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies state publicly why D.C. tap water is unacceptable for the next Presidential Inauguration and then explain to the public why extremely expensive bottled water from New York is the answer.

Keeping The Bills In Buffalo

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 10.08.2012 | New York

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the appointment of a sports expert to advise the state in its efforts to secure th...

Schumer Warns Google Not To Snoop On New York Sunbathers

Posted 06.19.2012 | New York

Following his support for the controversial anti-piracy legislation proposed by SOPA and PIPA, Senator Chuck Schumer is now tackling another internet ...

Guns Now Kill More People Than Cars in 10 States

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

The evidence is clear -- the more guns are out there, the more likely they will be used to take a life. To cut these escalating death rates, we need to strictly restrict access to handguns, as they do in virtually every other advanced nation on earth.

Schumer Asks Airlines To Drop Extra Fee

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 05.27.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to allow families with young children to sit together without paying extra. The New York Democrat...

Schumer's One-Way Street

Len Levitt | Posted 07.21.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Chuck Schumer put his Senatorial arm on FBI Director Robert Mueller last week -- pressuring him to call NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and brief him on the recently foiled Yemeni bomb plot.

Michael Calderone

NY Times Slams Bloomberg Over NYPD Muslim Spying | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.04.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New York Times harshly criticized the NYPD's Muslim surveillance program in a Sunday editorial, while taking particular aim at Mayor ...

Lucia Graves

Polls: Key States Support Strengthening National Gun Background-Check System | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Polls conducted in five key states show large majorities in support of closing loopholes in the national background check system for fir...

Lucia Graves

Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg Team Up On Gun Control | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has announced legislation that would require all gun buyers to undergo a background check and increase penalties for state...

Sen. Schumer Takes On Pilot Safety Regulations

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

ALBANY, N.Y. — Sen. Charles Schumer of New York warned on Sunday that national air safety regulations proposed after a Buffalo airliner crash tw...

Happy Holidays for Ground Zero Heroes

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

After weeks -- years -- of sound and fury, it was a welcome finale. The Senate Republicans were shamed into giving up their opposition to the 9/11 health bill.

Lucia Graves

Reid Calls For Compromise: 'We Are Not Ostriches With Our Heads In The Sand' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), whose victory last night marked the single greatest win for Democrats this election cycle, said Wednesday ...

Make Concerns of Gun Violence Victims a Priority

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Elected officials must consider the awesome responsibility of the jobs they've been entrusted to do. Talk to victims, survivors, and law enforcement about the all too pervasive and underreported tragedy of gun violence. And then do something to halt it.

Today's Front Pages: August 13

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

News you can use. ...

Can You Write Off Medical Marijuana On Your Taxes?

Huffington Post | Gideon Pine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It may be legal to purchase medical marijuana with a prescription in 14 states, but is that pot tax-deductible as a medical expense? Generally, it ha...

Chuck Schumer Is New York's Fundraising Champion | By Michael Mcauliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON - Andrew Cuomo may be on a record fund-raising pace, but he doesn't have the best-heeled campaign in New York. Chuck Schumer does. The D...

Randy Credico vs. Chuck Schumer and the Drug Laws (Part 1)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Randy Credico is a former comedian turned political activist/drug law reformer. Now, he'd like to take on and challenge Senator Chuck Schumer for his seat in the Senate.