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The Democrats' New Immigration Plan: Outdoing Arizona in Bigotry

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The "Democrats" finally revealed their immigration plan today. What's not to like about this proposal -- if you're that bigoted woman poor Gordon Bro...

Senators Worried About Facebook Privacy

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Chuck Schumer of New York and Al Franken of Minnesota are especially concerned about "instant personalization," a feature that provides Facebook partners like Yelp and Pandora with instant access to user information.

Congressional Liberals and Israel: Ignorance Combined With Cynicism

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

These seeming "Israel firsters" do not, with a few exceptions, care much about Israel. They support bad Israeli policies only because that is the path of least resistance.

Obama and the Arizona Immigration Law

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

It's been Obama, far more than Bush, who has successfully implemented the idea at the practical level that local law enforcement is the appropriate agency to enforce immigration laws.

Jason Linkins

Durbin vs. Schumer? Battle For Future Senate Leadership Could Get Awkward | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the 2010 election doesn't go Sen. Reid's way, and he loses his reelection race to ol' what's her name -- that Chicken Lady -- the Democrats will have to find themselves a new leader in the Senate. And that's where things get interesting!

Democrats Plan Bill To Counter Citizens United Ruling

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats plan to introduce legislation next week that would sharply limit the ability of foreign-connected companies to participate in U.S. politics ...

Sam Stein

White House Pushes Back On Schumer's Criticism Of Israel Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration pushed back on Friday against critical comments made by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) accusing the president of having a "cou...

Has Chuck Schumer Ever Criticized Israel or its Leadership in the Way He Just Unloaded on Obama?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Senator Chuck Schumer may have just lost any shot at succeeding Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader if the Nevada Senator stumbles in the upcoming tough 2010 challenge he is facing.

Spirit Airlines Carry-On Fee: CEO Defends New Charge, 'We Don't See Who Loses'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Calling his airline's new $45 carry-on baggage fee "a unique approach" that would ultimately lower fares for customers, Spirit Airlines CEO appeared o...

Schumer Wants Bank Tax Included in Financial Regs

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A new tax on large banks is picking up support in Congress as Democrats target financial institutions that benefited from the Wall ...

Schumer: 5 Airlines Won't Charge For Carryon Bags

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ATLANTA — U.S. airlines never met a fee they didn't like. Until now, it seems. Five major carriers on Sunday agreed not to follow the lead of a...

Retire Ari Fleischer! The Hypocrisy, Double Standards & Dishonesty Behind Helen Thomas's Retirement

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katie Halper

More people seemed more upset over Helen Thomas's gaffe than they were over the killing of nine people on board a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Ryan Grim

New York Dems Standing Strong For Wall Street | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

House Democrats representing New York are making a last-minute push to defend the interests of the state's most profitable industry. On Monday night...

Bloomberg Goes National: A Model Billionaire

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

Mike Bloomberg is smart, focused, popular -- and a largely successful mayor. But he's also the avatar of a new age of politics dominated not by the checks-and-balances we learned about in high school but too often simply checks.

Summer in the District: Getting Dirty and Gritty Over Obama's Supreme Court Pick

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

The President is gearing up for this battle -Both sides of the aisle he'll have to straddle Seeking broad bipartisan support -For his appointment to the High Court.

Democrats Preparing Election-Year Fight To Take Down Citizens United Ruling

The Hill | Russell Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legislation that aims to counteract the landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing corporate and union campaign spending could be introduced by the end of...

Chuck Schumer On Gaza: 'Strangle' Them Economically

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This past Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) delivered a wide-ranging speech at an Orthodox Union event in Washington, D.C. The senator's lecture to...

Dear Senator Gillibrand, Thank You

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

I don't expect a response from Senator Gillibrand every time I write to her office.

Senator Schumer Seeks Federal Aid After Storm Battering

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sen. Charles Schumer is pressing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to expedite disaster aid. The metro region has been hit with three big storm...

Weekly Diaspora: The Game Plan for Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), started a hubbub among comprehensive immigration reform advocates last week when h...

Schumer Calls For Repeal Of Liability Limit Shield

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says he will introduce a bill to repeal a law that could allow the owner of the oil drilling rig that sank ...

Never Again Should We Be Silent

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

President Obama's abysmal attitude toward the State of Israel and his humiliating treatment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shocking.

How Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Lost My Vote

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

I'm not sure that I can pull the lever for a senator who hires staffers that don't even know how to write a proper sentence.

Republicans Embrace "Party of No" Label

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Republicans continue their tantrum once the Senate passes the reconciliation bill, it's going to be a lot easier for Democrats to convince independents that they, the Democrats, are the adults in the room.

Senator Wall Street's Nightmare

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

In 1905, Mark Twain published the pamphlet King Leopold's Soliloquy, an imaginary defense of imperialism in the Congo in which the King of Belgium adm...