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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...

Why We Need the DISCLOSE Act

Sean McElwee | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

On at least two occasions then, the Court has chosen to remove limits on political spending on the implicit premise that this spending would be disclosed. Sadly, Citizen's United did not lead to more disclosure but instead to a wave of dark money.

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...

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...

4 Arrested Outside Schumer Office

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police say four people were arrested for disorderly conduct outside of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer's office on Capito...

Boehner's Dark Secret: 'It's All About the Carrots'

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

You won't believe what happened to me last night. POTUS finally invites me -- the goddamn Speaker of the House -- to this state dinner at the White House (big deal) and what does he do?

How Immigration Reform Helps Undocumented Immigrants Jump the Queue

Dinkar Jain | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Under the proposed bill, an undocumented immigrant who entered the U.S. in December 2011 will have more economic rights than an MIT engineer who enter...

The Senate's 10-Year Iraq War Anniversary Gift: War With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The resolution, S.Res.65, is rightly being called a backdoor to war with Iran -- a convenient way to plunge the U.S. into war without a messy public debate but instead automatically, based on when Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to pull the trigger.

Dem Senator Sounds Optimistic Note On Looming Problem

AP | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate Democrat says he believes "odds are better than people think" that a deal can be reached to avoid automatic tax increases and s...

Chuck Schumer: Left Must 'Admit There Is Second Amendment'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) said on Sunday that when entering the gun control debate, the left must "admit there is a Second Amendment." "We've...

Why 'Securing the Border First' Is Backwards

Dan Kowalski | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

Border control will be most effective - and least expensive - when our immigration laws look like they were written in the 21st century, rather than the 19th.

Michael McAuliff

Chuck Schumer: Mitt Would Exterminate Middle Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer declared himself the son of a middle-class exterminator Wednesday night at the Democratic Convention, then predicted ...

FULL TEXT: Read Chuck Schumer's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) addressed the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Below, the Democratic senator's speech as prepa...

UPDATE: Congress, Tap Water, Bottled Water, and the Inauguration of the Next President

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Maybe the fact that our politicians drink bottled water and don't think anything about it helps to explain why they don't act to address the serious and growing threats to the nation's water resources.

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...

Schumer, Gillibrand To Propose Sanctions Against Syria

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The United States would hit Syria with sanctions against trade as long as it continues a violent crackdown on protesters under sanctio...

Zach Carter

Protests Planned To Counter Piracy Bill, Online And In Person

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Google will join thousands of tech activists, entrepreneurs and corporations on Wednesday in protesting the proposed Stop Online Piracy ...

Zach Carter

Patent Reform Bill Passes Congress After Final Round Of Votes On Special Interest Favors

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As expected, the U.S. Senate passed patent reform legislation by a vote of 89 to 9 on Thursday evening, paving the way for the bill to b...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Victory For Veterans: G.I. Bill Legislation Clears Final Hurdle

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 09.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Earlier today, tens of thousands of student veterans attending private colleges on the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill cleared the final hurdle in an ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

GI Bill Legislation Advances To Next Round, Gains Unanimous Committee Approval

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.29.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Thousands of student veterans attending private colleges on the Post-9/11 GI Bill cleared the latest hurdle in an ongoing battle to secure...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

WATCH: With Tuition Dollars At Stake, Student Veterans Eagerly Anticipate Passage Of Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.28.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Earlier this year, we introduced you to Cameron Baker, a 27-year-old veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He's currently attending Columbia Univ...

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."

Zach Carter

Tester Backpedals On Swipe Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) softened his call for a two-year delay of the regulatory crackdown on debit card swipe fees. In ...

Sam Stein

Joe Biden Steps Into Debt Ceiling Void As Outlines Of Deal Materialize

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over raising the nation’s debt ceiling will hit a heightened, more critical phase on Thursday when a bipartisan, bicamera...

Zach Carter

Banks, Merchants And Why Washington Doesn't Work For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charlie Chung runs Cups & Co., a coffee and sandwich shop in the basement of the Russell Senate Office Building. Known on Capitol Hill s...