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Schumer's Delicate Dance with Wall Street

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Last week, I wrote a piece in this space lamenting the fact that so many Democrats had voted for a budget package that gutted a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. The so called swaps push-out provision, now repealed, required banks to separate their speculative business in derivatives from depository banking covered by government insurance and further protected by the Federal Reserve. The broader budget deal, technically a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through next September, also cut a lot of needed public spending and added several odious riders, including one that raises the ceiling on individual campaign contributions to party committees about tenfold. Had Democrats resolutely opposed the deal, I argued, it would have revealed Republicans as friends of Wall Street and enemies of Main Street -- a useful party differentiation between now and 2016.

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Four: Low-Income Housing

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Yorkville and East Harlem already have some of the worst pollution and highest asthma rates in the city, and now 100 to 500 extra diesel trucks are going to roar through an entirely residential neighborhood to dump their loads in a stinking, two acre, heavy-duty industrial facility in front of public housing.

Our Great Democracy

Karl Wilder | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Karl Wilder

"The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight." ~ Theodore Roosevelt ...

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...

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...

Europe Makes a Stink About American Cheese Names

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.12.2014 | Taste

"Muenster is Muenster, no matter how you slice it," he says.

An Attack on Some Latinos Is an Attack on All Latinos

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 08.19.2013 | Latino Voices
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

We believe that the Republican Party still has a chance at redemption with our community, but first they must stop treating us like criminals.

Chelsea Kiene

Immigration Rights Groups Hold Rally Protesting Chuck Schumer's 'Latino Problem'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Latino and immigration rights activists protested Tuesday over what the group is calling Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) “L...

Chuck Schumer, Border Fences and Immigration Politics

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The image that Democrats and Republicans build for themselves will either help or be hung around the necks of their party-mates during midterm elections, and will set the tone for all things immigration related this political cycle.

Michael McAuliff

Sequester Swipes 9/11 Compensation To Pay Down Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The victims and survivors of 9/11 are being forced again to sacrifice -- this time by the sequestration budget cuts that are dipping int...

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...

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 Goes After Vito Lopez

Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

Senator Chuck Schumer has joined fellow Democrats calling for New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign amidst allegations from female staffers ...

Feds Rub Top Cop Ray Kelly the Wrong Way on Underwear Bomb Plot

Dan Collins | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

The FBI and the NYPD: Where's the love? The New York police commissioner is irked because federal officials failed to brief him on the latest version of al-Qaeda's underwear bomb plot.

Officials Make Big Agreement On Cellphone Security

Posted 04.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the wireless industry joined District of Columbia officials, New York City Poli...

Amanda Terkel

Chuck Schumer: DOJ Should Investigate 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the federal government to take a closer look at the "Stand Your Ground" laws that are at the center of...

Michael McAuliff

Schumer: GOP Congress Has Lost The Art Of Obstruction

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans have lost their roadblock mojo, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said Thursday, suggesting GOP members may be try...

'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 ...

Republicans' Anti-Tax Juggernaut

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Without a bipartisan agreement this summer to reduce the federal deficit and raise the debt limit, the economy could suffer a horre...

Senators Target Internet Narcotics Trafficking Site Silk Road

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

(AP) ALBANY, N.Y. — Two U.S. senators said Sunday they will ask federal authorities to crack down on a secretive narcotics market operated on the In...

GOP Hone Medicare Message Post NY-26 Shocker: Wax Nostalgic About Subsidies to Big Insurance?

Tom McMahon | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Tom McMahon

Republicans are so desperate to distract Americans about their plan to end Medicare that they plan to pull the same trick play: purposely scare and mislead seniors into believing their Medicare benefits are getting cut under the new health care law.

Schumer Calls For 'No-Ride' Lists On Amtrak

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.09.2011 | Travel

New York Senator Chuck Schumer has called for a "no-ride" list for Amtrak trains for fear of terrorist attacks on the nation's train system. The De...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell: Chuck Schumer Is Extreme, Not Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have been frosty to the Tea Party before, but he's offering the irate anti-tax crowd ...

Bloomberg, Schumer Fight Over NYPD Boss

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg wants his police commissioner to stay right where he is. New York's senior Senator, Chuck Schumer, suggested that NYPD boss Ray Kelly...