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  • Schmucky Schumer Hated Hillary SO Much He Quietly Coached Her REPUBLICAN Senate Opponent in 2000...

    07/15/2014 6:20:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Well, yet another Clinton White House expose has hit the stands, and this one not only further betrays their disingenuous and calculating nature, but makes clear that Hillary had powerful enemies within the Democratic party long before the Obama wing ever raised it's (horned) head... One person described as not keen on the idea of Clinton joining the Senate is Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), who was so fearful of being up-staged he coached Rep. Rick Lazio (R-LI), Clinton’s eventual Republican opponent, on his 2000 campaign, according to Lazio. “I thought he was generally . . . he was supportive,” Lazio said of Schumer....
  • New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators As Long as They're on the City's...

    04/15/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 11, 2014 | NA
    New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators As Long as They're on the City's PayrollSome of New York's most strident gun control advocates have rushed to the defense of an unwitting traveler who was arrested at an airport for a technical violation of a draconian gun law. Has a new era of sanity arrived in the Big Apple? Not really. This defendant happens to be an NYPD officer who is alleged to have violated India's strict firearm regulations. On March 10th, NYPD Officer Manny Encarnacion was arrested when officials at the airport in New Delhi discovered three...
  • Senate votes to bar proposed Iran U.N. ambassador from country

    04/07/2014 5:46:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7 Apr 2014
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Monday seeking to bar Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, Hamid Abutalebi, from entering the United States. The legislation, introduced by Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, would prevent "known terrorists" from entering the United States to serve as U.N. ambassadors. The Democratic-controlled Senate passed the measure by a voice vote. The possibility that Abutalebi may have played a role in the 1979-1981 hostage crisis has outraged some of the U.S. Embassy workers held by the Iranians for 444 days. Several lawmakers had said they were infuriated that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would make such...
  • Sen. Schumer: BDS Is New Modern Anti-Semitism

    03/04/2014 3:40:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 3-3-14 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Schumer at AIPAC 2014NY Senator Charles Schumer railed Monday against the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, saying that the movement is a modern form of anti-Semitism. It is very suspicious that those who boycott Israel dont want to boycott anywhere else in the world, Sen. Schumer told AIPAC. I believe that those who call for boycotts of Israel without calling for boycotts of other neighboring nations are practicing, whether they know it or not, whether they admit it or not, a modern form of what we call anti-Semitism. The word that describes all of these acts is a very simple one:...
  • Chuck Schumer Calls For The IRS To Stop The Tea Party

    01/25/2014 10:44:46 AM PST · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    Investot's Business Daily ^ | January 25, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Free Speech: The IRS scandal is not only not over but is getting worse, with a call by New York's senior senator for the already-politicized agency to use its power to tax to destroy the conservative grass-roots movement. Arguing that the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision allowed Tea Party groups to "funnel millions of undisclosed dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government," Charles Schumer wants the IRS and other government agencies to take on the Tea Party through their administrative powers. "It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as...
  • 'Agitated' Dems vent on ObamaCare woes (Senate Dems vent frustrations in WH meeting)

    11/01/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats vented their frustrations over the faulty rollout of the Affordable Care Act in a meeting Thursday with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior officials. Theres a lot of frustration, everywhere, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after the meeting. McDonough tried to assure angry senators he is personally taking charge of the disparate federal offices in charge of implementing the massive law, which has been plagued by technical errors. He gave us the impression that hes taking charge of the different elements and cracking the whip. He said to let him know if we had...
  • Senate plots House GOP squeeze

    10/13/2013 1:24:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2013 | Alexander Bolton with Peter Schroeder and Erik Wasson
    The White House and the Senate are working to squeeze House Republicans into accepting a bipartisan compromise from the upper chamber to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Any emerging deal, however, will leave ObamaCare largely intact, angering conservatives who have demanded defunding or delaying President Obamas signature achievement. House Republicans are fuming over the prospect that Senate Democrats and Republicans are working on a plan to jam them with a last-minute deal they would have to accept or risk triggering a federal default. They are trying to jam us with the Senate and we are not going...
  • Sticks and stones and Ted Cruz

    10/04/2013 5:00:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    McClatchy News ^ | October 4, 2013 | by William Douglas
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., had heard enough on Friday. Once again a fellow senator, this time Democrat Charles Schumer of New York, accused him on the chamber floor of wanting to shut down the federal government.</p> <p>The freshman senator from Texas delivered a brisk defense.</p>
  • Senate Dems: Combine funding, debt-ceiling fights

    10/03/2013 6:43:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 03, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Wed like to move them both together, said Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking Democratic leader. I think having them together is a good thing because who wants to go through this again. The hopes is maybe once the Tea Party has realized its not getting its way on shutting down the government that they wont try the same stunt on debt ceiling, he said. Democratic leaders dismissed House Republican efforts to pass piecemeal funding bills to reopen the government.
  • Reid blames Ted Cruz for kid with cancer comment, Politico runs cover (Video)

    10/03/2013 7:46:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Examiner.Com ^ | October 3, 2013 | Unattributed
    According to Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev, it's apparently Ted Cruz's fault that he gave CNN's Dana Bash the answer he did regarding children with cancer, going by audio posted Wednesday at Real Clear Politics. Politico's Dylan Byers, in the meantime, was busy covering for the Senate Majority Leader by trying to make people believe that Reid didn't say what he said, Newsbusters' Tom Blumer reported. Bash asked why Reid did not support a GOP measure that would help children with cancer. "But if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldnt you do it?" she asked, according to...
  • Are they about to weaken the gun laws we have? (National reciprocity? Schumer is hot!)

    04/13/2013 6:42:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Prairie Weather ^ | April 13, 2013
    Looks that way, according to the Washington Post. As the Senate prepares to begin debate next week on the biggest gun-control bill in nearly two decades, the gun rights lobby and its Senate allies are working on a series of amendments that could have the opposite effect loosening many of the restrictions that exist in current law. Most worrisome to those who advocate new gun limits is an expected amendment that would achieve one of the National Rifle Associations biggest goals: a national reciprocity arrangement, in which a gun owner who receives a permit to carry a concealed weapon...
  • Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, Schumer

    11/25/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, SchumerBy Alexander Bolton - 11/25/12 06:00 AM ET One of the highest immediate political priorities for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democratic political guru Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is to persuade veteran colleagues not to retire in 2014. Democratic sources identify four senators as most likely to retire: Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Another possible veteran retirement is Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who has yet to announce his decision. But Democratic aides expect him to run...
  • Sen. Schumer says Romney "in a pickle" over health care

    07/01/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "in a pickle" arguing against the president's health care bill because he passed a similar version in Massachusetts. "He prescribed this. This was his bill," Schumer said on "Face the Nation." He noted Republicans "have ads saying it's a tax increase. Are they going to say, 'Mitt Romney had the biggest tax increase in Massachusetts?'" "Mitt Romney is in a total pickle here," Schumer said, arguing that the Republican Party is in a tough position: As polls suggest the economy is the top priority of voters, he...
  • Chuck Schumer's penal colony

    05/23/2012 9:06:02 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 9 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    You remember U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., dont you? He was the guy who said the American people dont care about the wasteful, pork-barrel spending habits of Congress. He was also the guy who called a flight attendant the B-word because she asked him to turn off his cellphone prior to a flight. He was also the guy who told the state of New Jersey how it should spend its own highway funds, much to the displeasure of that states very outspoken GOP governor, Chris Christie. Schumer is at it again. This time, he set his sights on Facebook co-founder...
  • GOP money floods battlegrounds, threatens Dems' hold on Senate

    05/01/2012 2:33:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/01/12 | Alexander Bolton
    GOP money floods battlegrounds, threatens Dems' hold on SenateBy Alexander Bolton - 05/01/12 05:00 AM ET Third-party groups allied with the Republican Party have vastly outspent Democratic incumbents and their backers in Senate battlegrounds. The disparity in advertising firepower threatens Democratic control of the Senate and could have an impact on the presidential race as well. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a first-term Democrat from Ohio, has been the primary target of outside groups, which have outspent his allies by a ratio of 10-1 this election cycle. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads GPS and 60Plus Association have funded the bulk of...
  • Schumer: ObamaCare "Off The Table" For Romney As Campaign Issue

    03/28/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Fred · 36 replies
    RTTNews ^ | 032812 | RTTNews
    A top Democrat in the Senate took a rare direct shot at GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday, arguing that Romney's past support of health care reform means the issue is "off the table" during the fall elections. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the Democratic Conference vice chairman and former head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, blasted Romney during an outdoor press conference near the Supreme Court. The court is spending this week reviewing the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law that is President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement. Schumer said Romney's support of a...
  • Reids floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustrated (RATS out of the loop)

    02/07/2012 6:41:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/12
    Reids floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustratedBy Alexander Bolton - 02/07/12 05:15 AM ET Some Democrats are grumbling over how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has run the floor this year. The frustration is felt mostly among junior lawmakers, who want more of a role in decision-making and have yet to resign themselves to the traditional pace of the Senate, where seniority rules and lawmakers often have to wait years to have significant influence. They say Reids style leaves them feeling out of the loop. Colleagues have second-guessed Reids decision to greenlight a deal with Republicans on the...
  • Schumer compares negotiating with Boehner to nailing Jell-O to the wall

    12/19/2011 8:31:43 AM PST · by Cardhu · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19th 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said Senate Democrats are done negotiating with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). "Trying to negotiate with Speaker Boehner is like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall," Schumer said on MSNBC. The Senate passed a two-month extension of the backed payroll tax cut legislation in a 89-10 vote on Saturday morning. The House was expected to pass the proposal until Boehner voiced the rejection by House Republicans on Sunday. Boehner said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that legislating tax policy two months at a time is "kicking the can down the road." Schumer expressed...
  • Jeff Merkley, Senate Democrats say U.S. Constitution must be changed to control campaign spending

    11/02/2011 12:44:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 11-1-11 | Charles Pope
    WASHINGTON - Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and six other Democrats charged Tuesday that modern political campaigns - and democracy itself - are threatened by a pair of "awful" Supreme Court decisions that can only be fixed by changing the U.S. Constitution itself. The senators said during a news conference that adding a new provision to the Constitution is necessary if Congress wants to nullify a 1976 ruling that said campaign spending was the same as free speech and a 2010 ruling that removed all limits on campaign spending for special interests, corporations and labor unions. "In the mid-70s the activist...
  • Schu feels heat to get his pal out

    06/11/2011 11:04:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 12, 2011 | OTIS and MILLER
    In an e-mail yesterday, Schumer said the scandal left him "heartbroken" -- but he stopped short of calling for Weiner to resign. "For those of us who are longtime friends of Anthony Weiner his wrongful behavior is distressing and saddening," Schumer said. "It's clear he needs professional help and I am glad he is seeking it." Weiner was a SUNY senior when he went to work as Schumer's intern; the then-congressman later gave Weiner his first political job, as an aide.
  • Sen. Schumer proposes 'no-ride list' for Amtrak trains

    05/08/2011 7:39:15 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/8/2011 | N/A
    A senator on Sunday called for a "no-ride list" for Amtrak trains after intelligence gleaned from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound pointed to potential attacks on the nation's train system. Sen. Charles Schumer said he would push as well for added funding for rail security and commuter and passenger train track inspections and more monitoring of stations nationwide. "Circumstances demand we make adjustments by increasing funding to enhance rail safety and monitoring on commuter rail transit and screening who gets on Amtrak passenger trains, so that we can provide a greater level of security to the public," the...
  • On Senate Call, a Glimpse of Marching Orders (Schumer: Dems told him use word for week 'extreme')

    03/29/2011 11:39:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    SNIP Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, Charles Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, began to instruct fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process. After thanking his colleagues Barbara Boxer of California, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Tom Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how spending for...
  • China bill puts heat on Obama

    01/17/2011 1:50:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 01/17/11 | ABBY PHILLIP
    Some Senate Democrats, including Chuck Schumer and Debbie Stabenow, are pushing for legislation aimed at denouncing Chinas currency undervaluation, the type of bill that the White House has consistently opposed in favor of diplomatic negotiations. Theres no bigger step we can take to promote the American dream and secure job creation ... than to confront Chinas manipulation of currency, Schumer told reporters on a conference call on Monday. It allows Chinese goods to undercut American goods here, and put American goods at a major disadvantage in China.
  • Dems Try to Muscle Jews into Backing Russian Treaty

    12/01/2010 8:45:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12/1/10 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The call by Democratic senators Chuck Schumer and Carl Levin for AIPAC to back passage of the stalled START treaty with Russia speaks volumes about the growing desperation of both the White House and its Senate allies. The administration is reportedly going all-out to push Jewish groups to lobby for the treaty, but it is unlikely that AIPAC will succumb to the pressure. The group has been scrupulous about sticking to its agenda of working only on behalf of Israel-related issues, a policy that keeps it strictly neutral on arms control measures like START.
  • Early Indications from New York

    11/02/2010 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 29 replies · 2+ views
    inside the campaign ^ | 11/2/10 | exit polls
    This early word from inside the campaign Voter turnout is high everywhere but Manhattan area.. Sufflok county 3 to 1 Repub over Dem.. Great for us.. Things look good but I am cautiously optimistic
  • Paladino Calls Senator Gillibrand Schumers Little Girl

    10/29/2010 7:12:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 28, 2010 | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN
    There he goes again. Carl P. Paladino, the Republican candidate for governor, promised he would be politically incorrect. He wasnt kidding. On Thursday, during a rally in Hicksville, N.Y., he called the states junior United States senator, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Schumers little girl. It was an apparent reference to Ms. Gillibrands close relationship with Senator Charles E. Schumer, but Mr. Paladinos dismissive description of the only woman to hold statewide elected office in New York jolted the political world. His comments were reported on the Web site of Newsday and by NY1. Mr. Paladino, a businessman from Buffalo, has previously...
  • Dems will try again Thursday to pass campaign finance bill through Senate

    09/21/2010 5:28:07 PM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Democrats will look to bring up a stalled campaign finance reform bill for another key procedural vote on Thursday. Jim Manley, a top spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Twitter the Senate would debate the Disclose Act on Wednesday, with an eye toward holding a vote on Thursday. The legislation, crafted by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), looks to respond to a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year loosening restrictions on corporate and labor spending in elections. While the legislation enjoys some bipartisan support in the House, Senate Republicans have complained that the bill is a partisan...
  • Coffee hits 13-year high; retail prices also up

    09/08/2010 6:20:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    AP ^ | September 8, 2010 | SANDY SHORE
    Coffee prices hit a 13-year high Wednesday, extending a rally that has sent prices up about 43 percent in the past three months. Sen. Charles Schumer , D-N.Y., says he wants U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to warn some major coffee growers in Brazil and Vietnam not to stockpile their crops. He said that could boost coffee futures contracts even more.
  • New York named winner of 'Race to the Top' grant

    08/24/2010 10:28:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 24, 2010 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says New York will win millions of dollars in federal education funding when "Race to the Top" program grants are announced Tuesday. The competition has instigated a wave of reforms across the country, as states passed new teacher accountability policies and lifted caps on charter schools to boost their chances of winning.
  • China in pre-G20 climbdown over yuan

    06/19/2010 3:21:44 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 441+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/19/2010 | Garry White
    China said yesterday that it would allow a more flexible yuan, bringing to an end its controversial 23-month peg to the US dollar which has been accused of keeping Chinese exports artificially cheap. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) ruled out the one-off revaluation that US politicians had sought, arguing that there was "no basis for big fluctuations or changes". Instead, the yuan's 0.5pc daily trading band will remain unaltered, but the central bank will use a system of setting daily reference rates for the currency to slowly guide the exchange rate against the dollar higher. This is a similar...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • After Health Care, Amnesty? Democrats want to reform immigration with the same good sense...

    04/08/2010 11:54:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 689+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 8, 2010 | Mark Krikorian
    After Health Care, Amnesty?Democrats want to reform immigration with the same good sense, transparency, and concern for the future.  Many on the left are demanding that the president take up amnesty for illegal immigrants as his next major goal. But it’s just not going to happen. There has certainly been a lot of talk about moving on to immigration reform. Some 60,000 illegal aliens and their supporters staged a protest in Washington in March demanding amnesty. President Obama reiterated his “unwavering” commitment to legalizing the country’s 11 million illegal aliens. And a great fuss was made over a “blueprint” for...
  • Obama, Clinton Money Man Guilty Of Major Fraud Scheme

    03/22/2010 4:26:27 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 39 replies · 1,028+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 03/19/2010
    The shady Iranian fundraiser who for years donated lucrative sums to top Democratsincluding the president, vice president and secretary of statehas pleaded guilty to a major bank-fraud scheme that could land him in jail for nearly two decades.Disgraced Democratic money man Hassan Nemazee admitted this week that he defrauded three financial institutions out of nearly $300 million in loan proceeds by falsifying documents and signatures to show he had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of collateral. The Ivy League-educated crook then used the proceeds to donate big bucks to the campaigns of federal, state and local candidates. Among them...
  • Schumer, Graham Unveil Immigration Reform Blueprint (INCLUDES "PATH TO CITIZENSHIP")

    03/18/2010 11:15:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 2,034+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 2010-03-19 | Jennifer Bendery & Jessica Brady
    Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled their bipartisan blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform Thursday, a move hailed by President Barack Obama as progress on an issue for which he has been criticized for ignoring. The American people deserve more than empty rhetoric and impractical calls for mass deportation. We urge the public and our colleagues to join our bipartisan efforts in enacting these reforms, the Senators said in a Washington Post editorial posted online Thursday. The Schumer-Graham outline entails four key components: a biometric Social Security identification card for employment verification; strengthened border security and interior law...
  • Chuck You Schumer: Trying to get around the Constitution (audio)

    03/16/2010 9:05:08 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 29 replies · 1,630+ views
    I wish I had a link at this time, I've tried googling some of what I heard. It seems that Beck is the only one who has copy of the audio at this time. Schumer needs to be removed from office. It is his duty to uphold the constitution, not 'look into' ways to get around it. His words. Beck said he'd play the whole audio tonight on the show. Make sure you watch.
  • Poll: Schumer taking a hit at home

    01/21/2010 5:02:05 AM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 22 replies · 865+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/20/10 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    A little-noticed number in last week's Marist College poll on the Gillibrand-Ford situation suggests that Sen. Charles Schumer's national profile could be affecting his approval rating at home. The poll had Schumer's negative rating at 42 percent, where it has been for months in Marist -- but his approval rating was at 51 percent, one of his lowest in that survey in recent years, and down from 58 percent in September. "We're seeing some general erosion in his numbers," said Marist pollster Lee Miringoff, "from what's been a consistent mid- to high-50s. This is an electorate that's increasingly unhappy." Insiders...
  • Schumer's book no page-turner

    01/17/2010 9:05:57 AM PST · by Trajan88 · 30 replies · 701+ views
    New York Post ^ | 01/17/2010 | Richard Johnson
    Politicos are snickering at the plight of Sen. Charles Schumer, who holds more press conferences than any other lawmaker but can't seem to connect with the public. His book, "Positively American," released in 2007, sold 9,000 copies in hardcover and fewer than 1,000 in paperback, according to Nielsen Bookscan, which tracks about 75 percent of the nation's book sales. By comparison, Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" sold 1 million copies in two weeks. Quipped one political insider, "His book sales seem to mirror the pathetic poll numbers of his hand-puppet Senator Kirsten Gillibrand."
  • Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer Declares "Case Closed" on Reid's "No Negro Dialect" Remarks - Video

    01/13/2010 8:16:47 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 467+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of New York Dem. Sen. Chuck Schumer responding to a question on Sen. Harry Reid's "no Negro Dialect" remarks about Barack Obama. Schumer declared the "case closed" because he knows Harry Reid and doesn't "think he has a bigoted bone in his body." . . . . (VIDEO)
  • Schumer "Regrets" Slur of Flight Attendant (Calls Flight Attendant a B****)

    12/16/2009 2:33:39 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 124 replies · 5,137+ views
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | December 16, 2009 2:22 PM | Posted by Brian Montopoli
    New York Senator Chuck Schumer was reportedly waiting to take off on a flight from D.C. to New York Sunday when a flight attendant told him to turn his phone off. According to the Republican aide who was apparently sitting nearby and told the story to Politico, both Schumer and his seatmate fellow New York Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand kept talking on their phones regardless. Then the flight attendant came by again and told Schumer that everyone on the flight was waiting for him to turn off his phone. He asked to finish his conversation but was told...
  • Schumer Says "We Will Have a Public Option"; Hatch Says It Would "Bankrupt the Country" - Video

    08/23/2009 12:03:11 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 601+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch and Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer duking it out over ObamaCare today on Meet the Press. Schumer flatly said that "We will have a Public Option." It is clearly a non-nogiatible to him and many of the Democrats. Orrin Hatch said it makes no sense to destroy the Health Care system working for 85% of Americans to cover the 15% who may not currently have coverage. Hatch maintains there are other ways to cover those who don't have Health Care by using subsidies for them, but leaving the current system in place. Hatch...
  • Schumer and his protege Gillibrand disdain holding any townhall meetings

    08/15/2009 8:57:28 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 39 replies · 2,189+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/14/09 | Michael Saul
    Itching to unload on Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand at a town hall meeting on health care reform? You're out of luck. Aides to the New York Democrats told the Daily News they won't be sponsoring any town hall meetings on health care. Instead, they will be touring the state and soliciting opinions in more informal settings. "During recess, as he does every year, Sen. Schumer will be in over 20 counties across New York City and state talking with thousands of constituents, discussing the issues that are important to them," Schumer spokesman Josh Vlasto said. Glen Caplin, a...
  • No town halls: Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand nix health care talks in state

    08/14/2009 6:52:07 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 23 replies · 1,061+ views
    NYDailyNews ^ | 8/14/09 | Michael Saul
    Itching to unload on Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand at a town hall meeting on health care reform? You're out of luck. Aides to the New York Democrats told the Daily News they won't be sponsoring any town hall meetings on health care. Instead, they will be touring the state and soliciting opinions in more informal settings. "During recess, as he does every year, Sen. Schumer will be in over 20 counties across New York City and state talking with
  • Schumer, Shrum Scoff At Sarah

    07/12/2009 9:39:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 1,633+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If theres one thing likely to rally Republicans around Sarah Palin, even those who might harbor qualms about her, its to see her literally laughed at and mocked by the likes of Charles Schumer and Bob Shrum. On Todays Meet The Press, the senior senator from New York and the former Dem campaign adviser did just that. Schumer went first, literally laughing out loud [see screencap] when host David Gregory asked him if Sarah Palin is the future of the Republican party. Then it was Shrums turn. View video here.
  • Charles Schumer: Sotomayor will "Put The Rule Of Law First "Almost" Inevitably" (Video)

    06/01/2009 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 6 replies · 624+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 6/1/09 | talkradio03
    What happens when you're Charles Schumer and you say something you shouldn't on THIS WEEK? ABCNEWS changes the transcript on their website to something that sounds a little better....
  • U.S. Senator proposes waiting period for ticket resellers (Chuck Schumer)

    04/06/2009 2:25:50 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 17 replies · 678+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/6/09 | JoAnne Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday unveiled a proposal aimed at giving fans a better chance to buy hot concert tickets at face value before ticket resellers scoop them up and raise the prices...
  • Sens. Linsdsey Graham and Charles Schumer Debate the State of the U.S. Economy - Video 3/8/09

    03/08/2009 11:03:57 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 500+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 8, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video today from Meet the Press where David Gregory talked with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer about the state of the U.S. Economy and the direction President Obama is taking the country. Both are members of the Senate Banking Committee. This is the full video of the Meet the Press program for today, March 8, 2009. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Caroline Kennedy (Finally) Killed Camelot

    01/26/2009 5:33:41 AM PST · by theothercheek · 17 replies · 760+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | January 25, 2009 | The Stiletto
    As Caroline Kennedy (AKA The Princess of Camelot) unhappily found out, that most congenial spot for happily-ever-aftering is not located in NY. ... During the press conference in which he announced his choice, Patterson said Kirsten Gillibrand is dynamic, shes articulate, she is perceptive, shes courageous, she is outspoken. In other words, she is everything Kennedy is not. Note: The Stiletto writes about politics and other stuff at The Stiletto Blog, chosen an Official Honoree in the Political Blogs category by the judges of the 12th Annual Webby Awards (the Oscars of the online universe) along with CNN Political Ticker
  • Feds Cite Schumer In Collapse Of IndyMac

    12/22/2008 1:15:40 PM PST · by Sergeant_Ronbo · 63 replies · 3,757+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | July 11, 2008 | Peter Viles
    Feds Cite Schumer In Collapse Of IndyMac An important angle in the IndyMac failure that may get lost in ominous headlines tonight and tomorrow: federal regulators pointedly cited U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in explaining the bank's failure. In simple language, federal regulators blamed Schumer for a run on the bank.
  • Icelanders demand PM resign during violent protests (America Next?)

    Thousands of Icelanders took to the street in violent protests in Rekjavik, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Geir Haarde and central bank governor David Oddsson in the wake of the country's complete financial collapse. REYKJAVIK - Thousands of Icelanders demonstrated in Reykjavik on Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Geir Haarde and Central Bank Governor David Oddsson for failing to stop a financial meltdown in the country. It was the latest in a series of protests in the capital since the financial meltdown that crippled the island's economy. Hordur Torfason, a well-known troubadour in Iceland and the main...
  • The Coming War Between Producer and Taker

    11/12/2008 11:48:42 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 15 replies · 1,601+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | 11/13/08 | Ron Ewart
    There is a story floating around the Internet about a teacher who decided to hold a mock election for president in her 5th grade classroom. The gist of the story is that she instructed the class to pick several possible candidates for president on each side, as a kind of primary election. Then the class voted for one candidate out of each of the two groups of candidates. The names of the two finalists were Johnny and Mary. The teacher then told Johnny and Mary to give a speech about what they would do as president. Johnny got to go...