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I Publicly Called Out My Favorite Senator and Now I Must Thank Him

Kim Parker Russell | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Kim Parker Russell

It's not easy to talk to the press about being shot and losing a friend to gun violence. It's even harder to tell your story while calling out one of the most powerful members of Congress. But some issues are just that important.

Senator Schumer's Silly Idea About Airline Seat Sizes

Andrew Schmertz | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Andrew Schmertz

The senator is apparently willing to trade the low fares that have made flying more accessible for higher fares and more comfort for people who can afford to pay for it.

Next SEC Commissioners Should Support Political Spending Disclosure Rule

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

For investors who wish to assess the kinds of risk associated with their companies' political spending, Citizens United made corporate accountability and transparency even more essential.

Wall Street Trying to Use Budget Bill to Put Its Special Interests Above the Priorities of the American People

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

Wall Street's army of high priced lobbyists are again working Washington day and night to use this year's spending bill for their gain at the expense of the American people. Wall Street views essential, must-pass, nationally important legislation as just an opportunity for them to sneak in their wish list of special provisions.

Rumblings for Durbin, Not Schumer for Senate Majority Leader

Marcy Winograd | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Former DC roommates, Durbin and Schumer have taken divergent stands on war and peace, with Schumer, former head of the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee, voting for the Iraq War Resolution in 2002 and opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Recent Inversion Wave Brings on Slew of Outrage -- What's Next?

Jaimie Woo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

By buying out a foreign company and using it as a tax haven, companies that "invert" don't move abroad in any real sense, and continue to benefit from America's infrastructure, education system, security and large consumer market.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part VIII -- IBM Unveils a Road to Long Island's Future at the Same Time That It's Business as Usual in Albany

Marshall Brown | Posted 10.04.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

Here's a useful graphic from The Nature Conservancy showing the sources of nitrogen pollution in various parts of the East End of Long Island, from a report entitled Nitrogen Load Modeling -- The Peconic Estuary, New York.

Can Long Island Be Saved?

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

The groundwater, polluted with nitrogen from the septic tanks and from lawn and farm fertilizers, has over the past 30 years triggered ever larger and more devastating algal blooms, destroying marine habitats everywhere.

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.

3D Printing is Way Scarier Than Plastic Guns

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

" Ever the publicity hound, Sen. Chuck Schumer, who obviously has no idea what additive manufacturing actually is, came out big and strong against "s...

Senator Schumer: Why Pork Up the Immigration Bill?

Dinkar Jain | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

It is disillusioning when senators of the stature of Mr. Charles Schumer (D-NY) resort to wrongheaded, discriminatory, and questionable policy for the sake of narrow political interests.

Senator Wants An Apple, Android Investigation

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. senator has urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reports that applications on the Apple Inc and Google Inc mo...

A Battle Worth Fighting on September 12th

Sharon Premoli | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Sharon Premoli

On September 11, 2001, there was celebration in the many parts of the world from which the financing came. It was a job well done. Now it's time for the Congress to do its job well and put the terrorist enablers back on the hot seat.

Repealing the Guest Worker Program

Andy Schupak | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Andy Schupak

"Mexican workers make up about 60% of the undocumented aliens in the U.S. and they are here primarily for work. If we are to have any hope of getting control of our immigration problems, we have to make documentation and control a priority."

Obama's Infrastructure Bank, the Party of No and Bike Lanes in Brooklyn

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Imagine a pair of roomy bike lanes hugging the park-side curb of a broad boulevard of pre-war mansions and stately apartment houses.

CRUSH: Road Trip 2010

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nathan Havey

CRUSH - Your one and only source for juicy social media news in four minutes or less. Don't forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter, and get your da...

Are the Undocumented Risking It All For A Little Known March?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Denise Tejada An estimated 900 buses ...

Gut Check Time for GOP on Immigration

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There is a quiet battle underway inside the GOP over how the Party will position itself with respect to immigration reform -- and just as importantly -- the fastest-growing demographic in country: Hispanic Americans.

What Brown's Win Over Coakley in Massachusetts Means for Politics in New York

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

The immediate political beneficiaries in New York of the Scott Brown romp over Martha Coakley are Rick Lazio and Harold Ford Jr.

Bannerman Castle Gets Senator Schumer To Champion Its Cause | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sen. Charles Schumer is meeting today with members of the Bannerman Castle Trust for a briefing on how to prevent the rest of the landmark on a Hudson...

It Takes Guts to Support Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

What is in the Senate bill that is worth passing? A lot. And what passes this year or early next year is only the beginning of the reform process.

Schumer 'Bitch'-es Out Flight Attendant: Senator Insults US Airways Attendant

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senator Chuck Schumer forgot to check his dirty mouth for a flight on Sunday. The New York senator was overheard calling a female flight attendant a ...

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...

Senator Schumer's Health Care "Compromise" -- Don't Freak Out

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

Shumer's policy prescriptions do not turn the public health insurance plan into a meaningless proposal. Here's why, point by point.