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Howard Fineman

10 Things To Know If The GOP Runs The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s easy to think that little will change if Republicans win the Senate. They won’t have a filibuster-proof majority. The place is ...

2014 Elections Will Also Be a Referendum on GOP

Kevin Price | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Millions of Americans are frustrated by the Obama Administration. This movement is largely defined as the "Tea Party movement" but there are millions of other Americans that would simply describe themselves as disgruntled with the Administration as we go into the 2014 elections.

Expatriate Tax Sense or Broad-Brush Overreach: The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

In an attempt to close a gap that foreign investors could use for tax avoidance in the proverbial Swiss bank, we now have a worldwide system of taxation enforcement trailing to the IRS.

Zach Carter

How Chuck Schumer Accidentally Built The Wall Street Reform Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

DETROIT AND WASHINGTON -- They call him "Wall Street Chuck" on Capitol Hill. He has raised at least $70 million from the financial sector for the Demo...

Zach Carter

Look At Chuck Schumer's Ancient Phone

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- He is one of the most powerful people in Washington. A legendary political strategist. A prolific fundraiser with deep ties to America's we...

Ashley Alman

Schumer: We Need To Stand Up To 'The Steve Kings' On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday called on Republicans to take action immediately and address the need for immigration reform. Speak...

Amanda Terkel

Key Senator Announces Opposition To Embattled Judicial Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Thursday that he will vote against President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee Michael Bo...

Leadership to End AIDS -- Cuomo's Got It, Where's Schumer? Leahy? Mikulski? Obama?

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Matthew Kavanagh

This week leadership in the fight to end AIDS (and seemingly to do most things that take political will) has shown up outside our nation's capitol. Governor Cuomo yesterday announced a credible, ambitious, and politically courageous plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York.

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Launch New Bid To Unmask Secret Campaign Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats announced a new effort Tuesday to unmask secretive election spending, floating a bill that would require so-called dark...

Insurers Are Fleecing Us Out of Billions While Congress Looks the Other Way

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

A year-long investigation by the Center for Public Integrity has revealed that health insurers may have fleeced taxpayers out of $70 billion in just five years.

Americans Can Do Anything

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The majority of Americans want the minimum wage raised, unemployment insurance extended, Social Security protected, and infrastructure like highways improved, but that's not what Congress is doing. Instead, it is slashing the budget in ways that the majority hates, including cutting food stamps and preserving tax breaks for corporations.

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Hammers 'Fahrenheit 451 Democrats'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) criticized the push for a constitutional amendment on regulating campaign cash Tuesday, deriding "Fahrenheit 451...

Igor Bobic

Harry Reid Proposes Changing Constitution To Block The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday called for amending the U.S. Constitution to bar big money donors from having an ...

Senators Dish Out Reality Check To Obama Optimism Over Asia Trade Deal

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties provided a reality check Thursday to the Obama administration's optimism overs its trade agenda followi...

Zach Carter

Top Obama Official Admits He Hasn't Pursued This Democratic Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rift between the Obama administration and congressional Democrats over a major free trade pact has only deepened since the president...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Will Vote On Constitutional Amendment To Roll Back Campaign Finance Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote in 2014 on a constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court rulings that prevent limitations on campaign spendin...

Lawmakers Go After French Rail Company Involved In Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Two New York City lawmakers say the city shouldn't do business with a French rail company that transported 76,000 people to Nazi concentration camps d...

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.

Senate Democrats Side With Cruz

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bill Monday to bar a former hostage-taker tapped to be Iran's ambassador to the United Nations from entering...

A Democratic Senator Sides With Cruz

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional outcry over allowing a former hostage-taker involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran to serve ...

Schumer: 'I Don't Feel Sorry' For The Kochs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is again defending Democrats' recent attacks on Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who have spent millions b...

Michael McAuliff

High Court's Campaign Ruling Ripped As 'Amateurish,' 'Mind-Boggling'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's latest campaign finance ruling is a mind-bogglingly "naive" and "amateurish" decision that only promotes the power o...

Chuck Schumer: If People Know Who The Koch Brothers Are, We're Doing Something Right

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday it isn't bad that almost half of Americans know about two of the Republican Party's biggest backers...

Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer's 2014 Strategy For Democrats: 'I Don't Think You Run On The Past'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has a vision for this year's congressional midterm elections. Instead of the apocalyptic scenario of Democra...

Schumer Urges Review Of World Trade Center Security

AP | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal officials to review security at the World Trade Center site after authorities said a series o...