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Chuck Schumer

Debate Over 'Fundamental Right' Becomes Sticky Issue In Defense Measure

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun? The issue, for a ...

Elise Foley

Democrats, Republicans Still Worlds Apart On Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a Republican-led bill on Friday to increase visas for foreign nationals who earn advanced degrees in the U.S. for scien...

Congress Takes Hard Look At 'Reality' After Devastating Storm

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday took its first hard look at the damage from Superstorm Sandy amid appeals for tens of billions of dollars in additi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

New York Mayor Seeks Billions In Sandy Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a visit Wednesday to Capitol Hill to advocate for $42 billion in disaster relief and preventi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrats Open To Medicare Reform As Part Of Fiscal Cliff Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unfazed by campaign-season accusations of raiding Medicare, Democrats on the Hill said they are willing to consider reforming the entitl...

Rumpelstiltskin Economics

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Every major event in the last decade has exposed Pax Republicana as a crumbling empire based on false ideologies, none more dangerous than believing in the Tax Fairy that magically grows the economy and fills the treasury when Congress cuts taxes on the wealthy.

Moral Qualms Eclipsed As Dems Gear Up For Next Battle

Politico | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Winning changes everything. It took Democrats a while to warm up to super PACs, but their glee over 2012 is — for now — eclipsing any moral qua...

Schumer Proposes Tech Diplomas To Produce Skilled Workers

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce y...

Elise Foley

Obama Makes Forceful Promise To Progressives On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama lifted the spirits of a room full of progressive leaders on Tuesday when he pledged to tackle immigration reform ...

Senators Seek More Help After Disaster

AP | ANDREW MIGA and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen senators from seven states damaged by Superstorm Sandy are asking President Obama to boost federal disaster aid to the states. ...

Elise Foley

Americans Say Immigration Reform Should Be Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two-thirds of Americans believe immigration reform should be a priority during President Barack Obama's second term, according...

Elise Foley

Two Key Senators Driving Immigration Talk Hopes

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday they are working together on a plan for immigration reform that wil...

Inauguration Day Planning Moves Into High Gear

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Now that we know that President Obama will be returning to the White House to start a second term on Jan. 21, 2013, Inauguration Day pla...

Elise Foley

Senate Democrats Gear Up For Immigration Reform Fight Post-Inauguration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are planning to quickly revisit immigration reform after President Barack Obama's inauguration, according to several De...

More Key Players Understand Danger of Tax Reform Trap

Chuck Marr | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Chuck Marr

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Chris Van Hollen made clear in weekend interviews that they understand the "tax reform trap" -- the danger of locking in a much lower top tax rate as the first step in a process whose main goal must be to reduce deficits.

Inauguration Website, Facebook Page Launched

Posted 10.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has launched a website and Facebook page as it prepares for the 57th presidential inauguration to take place on the west ...

Schumer's (Partial) Reality Check on Taxes

David Callahan | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
David Callahan

Anyone who is really serious about solving the revenue problem should be advocating a full repeal of the Bush tax cuts -- or some comparable outcome via tax reform.

Schumer Avoids Tax Trap; The Payroll Tax Cut in Trouble; Pernicious Politics

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Here it is the afternoon and I'm just getting around to some articles and blogs for your attention.

Michael McAuliff

Chuck Schumer Calls For Fiscal Cliff Fix In Lame Duck Congress, Higher Taxes For Rich

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The only responsible way to spare the middle class, cut the deficit and avoid falling off the rapidly nearing "fiscal cliff" is to cut e...

The Plan That's 'Almost Guaranteed To Give Middle-Income Earners The Short End Of The Stick'

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A top Senate Democrat on Tuesday called for scrapping a tax reform model of lowering tax r...

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...

Adam Goldberg

Chuck Schumer: First Debate Is Probably Romney's 'Last Chance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

During The Huffington Post's most recent trip to the famed "Power Breakfast" at Manhattan's Loews Regency Hotel, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) shared hi...

Michael McAuliff

Status Quo Means Game-Change In November Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before U.S. senators fled the Capitol for the campaign trail early Saturday, members of each party made an unusual prediction: If this y...

Friday Talking Points -- Convention Talking Points

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Defending free speech is easy when everyone agrees with the speech -- it's defending odious and reprehensible speech that is always the harder path. More on this subject next week.

Congress Fails To Fund Repairs To Capitol Dome Cracks

| Posted 09.12.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Despite efforts by a bipartisan cadre of Senators, money to continue repairs on the aging Capitol Dome is not inclu...