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NY Tech Meetup Protesting SOPA Outside Senators' Offices

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh & Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

NY Tech Meetup, a community comprised of more than 19,000 technology enthusiasts, held a large rally Wednesday afternoon to protest the anti-piracy le...

New 'Super Painkillers' Could Cause Crime, Senator Warns

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 03.10.2012 | Crime

ALBANY, N.Y. — Following fatal shootings in two New York pharmacy robberies, a U.S. senator is warning that a new batch of "super painkillers" n...

Matt Sledge

Transit Commuter Tax Benefit Will Be Slashed Almost In Half January 1

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Tax breaks used by 2.7 million subway, light rail and bus riders across the country will be slashed next year, dealing struggling mass tra...

'What We Deserve Is A Lump Of Coal'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

During a recent Senate "Secret Santa" exchange, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) received a gift typically reserved for those with bad behavior: a lump of ...

TSA Passenger Advocates Sought By New York Lawmakers

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two New York lawmakers have called for a passenger advocate at airports to immediately act on complaints by passengers over security s...

Pirate Attack Survivor Reunites With Son After 34 Years

AP | BEN DOBBIN | Posted 01.21.2012 | Impact

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A Vietnamese war refugee who survived a 1977 pirate attack that separated him from his wife and infant child reunited with his...

'It's Academic' Quiz Show Host Mac McGarry Is Retiring

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The host of the world's longest-running TV quiz show in which teams of high school students in the Washington area compete against each ...

Bill Seeks To Entice Foreigners To Buy U.S. Homes With Visa Offer

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

The government may turn to foreigners to shore up the weak housing market. A bill co-authored by Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mike Lee (R-...

Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer Calls For Vote On Buffett Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to endorse the tax reform principle that millionaires should pay more than the middle class is a begru...

Who Will Pay The $60 Million/Year To Run The 9/11 Memorial?

Inae Oh | Posted 11.13.2011 | New York

In a new bill proposed on Friday, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum would fall under the ownership of the federal government, specifically...

U.S. Says No Plans To Tie Libya Aid To Lockerbie Bomber Case

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

By MATTHEW LEE, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Wednesday it will continue to press Libyan rebels to review t...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid's Debt Ceiling Bill Puts His Cards On The Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled a new debt ceiling bill Friday night that strongly resembles a plan first suggested ...

Schumer: Boehner Could 'Rally Tea Party Troops' Around Harry Reid's Debt Ceiling Plan

AP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The third ranking Democrat in the Senate says a deficit-reduction proposal put forward by Majority Leader Harry Reid has the best c...

Media and Ideology in Politics

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

When someone's identity is so deeply entwined with a particular ideology, that person is going to cherry-pick facts and dismiss evidence any to the contrary.

Airlines Could Start Paying For Lost Bags

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says that if airlines don't start reimbursing their rising fees when passengers' bags are lost, ...

Obama Offers Social Security Cuts In Debt Negotiations

The Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

President Obama is pressing congressional leaders to consider a far-reaching debt-reduction plan that would force Democrats to accept major changes to...

Amanda Terkel

'THAT'S CRAZY TALK'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) is rejecting one solution to the debt limit impasse being floated by Democrats that argues the president has t...

Ryan Grim

Chuck Schumer: 14th Amendment Option 'Certainly Worth Exploring'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that invoking the Constitution's 14th Amendment, which states that federal debts "shall not be q...

Paige Lavender

WATCH: Democratic Senator Targets Tax Breaks For The Horse Racing Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is turning up the heat on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the deficit debate, highlighting the Kent...

Corporate Tax Holiday Would Shift Investment, Jobs Overseas: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

In recent weeks, Congressional support has been forming around the idea of another "repatriation tax holiday," reports the Wall Street Journal. The wo...

Michael McAuliff

Progressives Tell Schumer: Don't 'Cave' On Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives are targeting the Senate Democrats’ top message and policy maestro, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, telling him not to "cave...

Ratings Agency Warns U.S. On Debt Limit

Reuters | Daniel Bases and Donna Smith | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

June 2, 2011 11:35:36 PM By Daniel Bases and Donna Smith NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ratings agency Moody's warned Thursday it would con...

Friday Talking Points [168] -- Zombie Attack!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now all Americans can breathe a huge sigh of relief because the Centers for Disease Control just posted instructions so we can all adequately prepare for "Zombie Armageddon."

The Drone-ification of America

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The U.S. has a history of commandeering military technology for use against Americans. Now the drones, remote-controlled aircrafts that have been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan, are coming home to domestic airspace.

Incredible: Airlines Want to Charge You a Fee for Giving Them Your Money

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Gone are the days of customer service with a smile. There are fees for everything, and while some are worth it, others are an obnoxious way for the airlines to pick your pocket.