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  • Ignoring Politicians

    07/20/2016 9:51:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    My Fox colleagues are in Cleveland, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they'll interview Democrats. I'm glad they do it -- because I despise most politicians. There are exceptions, of course, but after years of reporting, I've concluded that most politicians have little to say that's interesting, and many are craven opportunists, desperate to rule over others. A few stand out, like former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Like many politicians, he's never held a real job. He's run for office or worked for politicians all his life. Weiner married one of Hillary Clinton's closest advisers, passionately pushed leftists' bad ideas and was...
  • White Houseís lies on Iran deal is humiliating for Chuck Schumer

    05/07/2016 6:50:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2016
    We hope Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are giving that devastating new profile of resident Obamaís foreign-policy guru a careful read. Because theyíll learn how they were all played for fools on the Iran nuclear deal by that aide, Ben Rhodes ó and the resident. That applies especially to Schumer, who will be the Senate Democratic leader come January. Booker and Gillibrand hewed to the party line in backing the deal. Schumer gave it a thumbís-down ó but then refused to lobby his colleagues to take his side. Sen. Bob Menendez, on the other hand, is looking...
  • Watch Stephanopoulos in disbelief when Hillary claims sheís ignorant about 9/11 legislation

    04/17/2016 8:01:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 17, 2016 | Michael Dorstewit
    Hillary Clinton claimed surprising ignorance of a bill she should be intimately acquainted with as a former secretary of state and New York senator. ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos brought up the legislation introduced by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, which would allow 9/11 victims to sue state sponsors of terror for the attack that took nearly 3,000 lives in 2001. "Your senior senator here in New York, Chuck Schumer has sponsored a bill backed by the 9/11 families that would give them the right to sue state sponsors of terror in federal court," he said Sunday on "This Week." "Now,...
  • Cruz to OíReilly: You ĎDefendí Trump ĎA Lotí

    04/08/2016 2:29:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 208 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/8/16 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News Channel host Bill OíReilly that he defends GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ďa lotĒ on Thursdayís ďOíReilly Factor.Ē After Cruz pointed to Trumpís donations to liberal politicians, OíReilly objected that these donations werenít made ďas a politician.Ē OíReilly then advised Cruz to have a press conference in Penn Station to see what has happened to it under Mayor Bill de Blasio (D). Later on, Cruz argued thereís ďliberal intoleranceĒ in New York state, and stated that New York State Senator Rubťn DŪaz (D) told him that he knew exactly...
  • Sen. Schumer calls for investigation ahead of release of gun that looks just like smartphone

    04/06/2016 5:20:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 5, 2016 | Chris Sommerfeldt, Stephen Rex Brown
    Sen. Chuck Schumer issued an urgent plea Monday for iGunControl ahead of the release of a new firearm that looks like a smartphone. The .380-caliber double-barrel handgun, manufactured by Ideal Conceal, is expected to hit the shelves in mid-2016 and will only cost $395, Schumer said. . . . "It's clearly being marketed for nefarious purposes ó 4,000 people are ready to pull the trigger on this dangerous weapon," Schumer said. . . . "Why would we want to make it easier for criminals or terrorists like those who attacked Paris and Brussels to wreak havoc?" he said.
  • Top Dems Outraged Over Obama Efforts to Ignore Pro-Israel Provisions

    02/27/2016 5:43:58 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 26, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Senators urge president to enforce provisions 'as enacted and intended' Leading Democrats are taking aim at the Obama administration for its opposition to newly passed legislation that aims to bolster the U.S.-Israel economic relationship and combat boycotts of Israel, according to a statement issued this week. The Obama administration announced that it opposes portions of a bipartisan trade bill that would strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and Israel and force trade partners to sever ties with backers of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, an anti-Israel movement that seeks to economically isolate the Jewish state. President Barack Obama...
  • Which Presidential Candidate Has the Longest Record Fighting for Gun Rights?

    02/25/2016 4:32:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | February 25, 2016 | GOA
    It's easy to forget the cold, dark days of winter, 2013. The horrific tragedy of Newtown had touched the hearts of the nation, and every news outlet -- every one -- was blaming the Second Amendment community for what happened there. GOA was receiving death threats -- not only against us, but against our children. Even Fox News was opining that the battle against Bloomberg's gun control was hopeless, as every news outlet spent every hour of the day predicting that our organization -- and the "gun manufacturers' lobby" [sic] in general -- would be absolutely and totally destroyed. It...
  • Audio: Chuck Schumer has no idea how to spin what Biden

    02/23/2016 4:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ll give you the quote but you should really listen to the clip, as it’s short and oh so sweet. How often does this guy get caught by reporters with nothing coherent to say in his or his party’s defense? I thought he’d at least try arguing that Biden said what he said in June 1992 whereas Scalia’s vacancy opened up in February of this year and that makes all the difference somehow even though it actually makes no difference at all, but he doesn’t even fart out that excuse. All he can say to the fact that Obama, Biden,...
  • White House slashed NYC terror funding to punish Schumer, former top cop says

    02/22/2016 7:12:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/16 | Dan Friedman Examiner
    New York City's former top cop said Sunday that the Obama administration cut funding to fight terrorism in the city to retaliate against Sen. Chuck Schumer for opposing a nuclear deal with Iran. "There's a certain amount vindictiveness on the part of Washington aimed at Sen. Chuck Schumer," Ray Kelly, New York City's police commissioner under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said in an interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York. "Apparently they remember very well that Sen. Schumer did not support their Iran deal," Kelly said, arguing the proposed cut "was aimed at getting a reaction from...
  • Flashback: In 2007, Schumer Called For Blocking All Bush Supreme Court Nominations

    02/14/2016 1:39:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/14/16 | Blake Neff
    During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC‚Äôs ‚ÄúThis Week,‚ÄĚ Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer decried the intent of many Senate Republicans to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing the successor to deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But less than a decade ago, Schumer advocated doing the same exact thing if any additional Supreme Court vacancies opened under former President George W. Bush. Almost immediately after Scalia‚Äôs death was announced Saturday evening, Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates began arguing the appointment of his successor should be left to the next president. Schumer lamented this outlook as pure obstructionism. ‚ÄúYou know, the...
  • Ted Cruz: If You Want Someone To Cut Deals, With Reid, Pelosi and Schumer Then Trump Is Your Guy

    01/21/2016 3:32:13 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 89 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/21/2016 | Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz hit back at Donald Trump today for his attack on Cruz, that he won't go along to get along to curry favor in Washington. Of course Cruz accepts this criticism and in turn says that if you want someone who will go along to get along and cut deals with the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer, then Donald Trump is your guy. Couldn't have said it better myself. It's clear Trump puts a high priority on his ability to cut deals with people and that's just not something I'm looking for in a candidate....
  • Schumer: Trump 'right on the money' defending NY

    01/17/2016 5:32:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 225 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is slamming Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz for attacking “New York values" and praising GOP rival Donald Trump for defending his home state. "I'm a Democrat, but Donald Trump did a very good job defending New York," Schumer told host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable" on New York's AM-970 on Sunday. "I'd like Ted Cruz to go talk about New York values to the firefighters who rushed to the towers on 9/11, and the police and EMTs, to the brave New York police officers who keep our streets safe," he added. Schumer also noted that...
  • How A Donald Trump Nomination Would Make The GOP Consultant Class Very Rich - Easy Marks

    01/10/2016 7:31:45 PM PST · by TBBT · 45 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/10/16 | Dan McLaughlin
    While Donald Trump won't be the GOP nominee, reclaiming the party from Trump still requires that we contemplate what a Trump nomination and even possibly a Trump presidency would look like. The picture isn't a pretty one. One of the under appreciated aspects is how any electoral success by Trump in the primaries and potentially the general election could spawn a bonanza for the GOP's much-despised consultant class, at the expense of the party's ability to field principled and/or successful statewide and national candidates. The reason for this is fairly straightforward: Trump is the avatar of the clueless-rich-guy style of...
  • Politico, The Hill, Hide Speaker Ryan‚Äôs 2016 Report Card From Pelosi: ‚ÄėThey Gave (trunc)

    12/22/2015 10:01:45 PM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22nd, 2015 | by Neil Munro
    Beltway-insider publications Politico and The Hill are hiding House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan's 2016‚Äôs disastrous report card, even days after the Dec. 18 passage of his $1.1-plus trillion 2016 spending-and-tax plan. Ryan and his top aides ‚Äúreally gave away the store,‚ÄĚ Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Dec. 18. Her report-card phrase ‚ÄĒ ‚Äúthey really gave away the store‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ doesn‚Äôt appear in Politico or TheHill, even by Dec. 22. Instead, Politico suggested that Ryan came out roughly even. ‚ÄúThe four leaders ‚ÄĒ Ryan, Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: The Republicans in Congress Are Surrendering to Obama

    12/18/2015 6:03:36 AM PST · by xzins · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Dec 15 | Ted Cruz
    Why I won't support the latest last-minute $1.1 trillion spending bill. By SEN. TED CRUZ December 17, 2015 It's Christmastime in Washington, D.C., and that can mean only one thing: Congress is once again playing Santa Claus. The names at the top of its list are the Washington Cartel: The big businesses and lobbyists who get in bed with career politicians to do nothing but grow government. And left off the list: the American taxpayer. Thanks to last year's landslide elections, Republicans now control more seats in Congress, more governorships and more state legislative seats across the country than at...
  • List of Democrat Senators Leaning AGAINST Immediately Allowing Syrian "Refugees" Into Country

    11/18/2015 9:59:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    Self | November 18, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Here is a partial list of Democrat senators who so far are leaning AGAINST Obama's bizarre plan to allow Syrian "refugees" into this country in the wake of the Paris terror attacks by ISIS. This includes those senators who want a pause which I count as leaning against. If you can find other Democrat senators now leaning AGAINST Obama's absurd policy of potentially importing terrorists, please add them to the list. 1. Chuck Schumer 2. Joe Manchin 3. Bill Nelson 4. Diane Feinstein 5. Joe Donnelly 6. ??????
  • Schumer: Refugee pause may be necessary

    11/17/2015 2:38:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2015 | By Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, on Tuesday said it may be necessary to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States. Republicans immediately seized on Schumer's comment, which breaks with other Democrats who have argued against halting the program.
  • Rep. Steve King Accuses Chuck Schumer Of Representing Marxists

    03/27/2015 3:51:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 23, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In a speech on Senate floor last week, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King was controlling the partyís position on immigration and derailing immigration reform. (SNIP) Thursday, King responded to Schumerís comment on the House floor saying it was Schumer not him who represented the fringe. Specifically King said Schumer represented ďsocialists, marxists, progressives, liberal Democrats.Ē
  • Chuck Schumer: Rubio ‚ÄėTotally Committed‚Äô To Obama‚Äôs Immigration Agenda

    11/07/2015 9:27:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/15 | Julia Hahn
    The La Raza-backed Rubio-Schumer immigration bill would have granted amnesty to the illegal alien population and would have expanded immigration levels beyond all known historical precedent‚ÄĒ issuing 33 million new immigrants on green cards in the span of a single decade, permanently transforming the U.S. electorate and economy. Every immigrant with a green card could in turn bring relatives to the United States, collect welfare, and eventually vote and thus cancel out conservative ballots. ‚ÄúHe was not only totally committed‚ÄĒ he was in that room with us, with four Democrats, four Republicans‚Ķ for hours a day, week after week after...
  • Cruz hits Dems on immigration: 'With whom do you stand?'

    10/20/2015 4:24:32 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/20/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Tuesday challenged Democrats to support a bill that would punish cities that don't adhere to federal immigration laws, and said today's vote on the bill will let voters see if Democrats favor illegal immigrants over Americans. "For every Democratic senator, this vote today is a simple decision: With whom do you stand?" Cruz said on the Senate floor. "Do you stand with the violent, criminal illegal aliens who are being released over and over again?" The bill would block federal funding to any of the more than 200 cities around the country that have decided...
  • The Zombie Apocalypse Will NOT Be Televised

    10/19/2015 7:19:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-19-2015 | MOTUS
    Senator Chuck Schumer took to the microphone yesterday to warn Americaís parents about a lethal threat to the welfare of their children -† Halloween face paint. Who knew?Apparently some of the paint that parents intend to use to turn their little munchkins into scary monsters for the (marginally) acceptable holiday of Halloween is poisoned with deadly chemicals like lead, mercury and cobalt.Anybody who remembers mainframes knows how dangerous Cobol is ďThese toxic ingredients can make a child sick, but theyíre never listed on the package,Ē Schumer pointed out, holding up makeup palettes by Rubieís Costume Company, Wet Ní Wild Fantasy...
  • Ted Cruz threatens to kill Ayatollah after Pope warns against violent fundamentalism

    09/25/2015 1:35:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | September 25, 2015 | Drew Salisbury
    On the day after Pope Francis spoke to Congress about the dangers of violent extremism in the name of religious fundamentalism, presidential candidate Ted Cruz, appearing at a Values Voter summit, threatened to murder Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Texas senator vowed that, if elected, he would ďrip to shredsĒ the Iranian agreement deal recently passed through Congress, and kill the countryís leader if it didnít give up its nuclear ambitions. ďIf the Ayatollah doesnít understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins,Ē Cruz said to wild cheers from the audience of conservative Christians. The...
  • Schumer Praises Obama on Iran, Hits Republicans as Hostage-Takers

    09/10/2015 6:03:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 10, 2015 | John McCormack
    Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is the highest-ranking Democrat to oppose President Obama's executive agreement with Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program. But during the Senate Democratic leadership's final press conference prior to a vote on the deal, Schumer didn't say anything about it. Instead, he chose to attack Republicans.
  • Scarborough Rips Mika for Suggesting Schumer Controlled by Jewish Lobby

    09/10/2015 6:17:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The occasional dust-ups between Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on the Morning Joe set seem largely made-for-TV. But there appeared to be some authentic antagonism on today's show on the issue of the motivations of those who oppose the Iran deal. Scarborough passionately condemned supporters of the deal who cynically suggest that opponents are controlled by the Jewish lobby. "Why don't you guys talk about the Elders of Zion?" suggested Scarborough sarcastically at one point. When Mika tried to shut Scarborough down, claiming "we get the point," Scarborough shot back "you're the last person on the face of the earth...
  • Dem Sen. Cardin opposes Iran deal (37 Senate Dems support, 6 undeclared, 3 oppose)

    09/04/2015 9:26:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 04, 2015, 12:05 pm | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said on Friday that he will oppose the Iran nuclear deal, making him the third Senate Democrat to come out against the agreement. "This is a close call, but after a lengthy review, I will vote to disapprove the deal," he wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. "The JCPOA legitimizes Iran's nuclear program. After 10 to 15 years, it would leave Iran with the option to produce enough enriched fuel for a nuclear weapon in a short time." The opposition of Cardin ó the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ó is a setback...
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdońüan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdońüan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ¬Ďanti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name ďAbu Abdullah al-AmrikiĒ blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters ó mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans ó are...
  • Barack Obama calls opponents of Iran deal 'the crazies'

    08/25/2015 11:15:54 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    Soros' Politico ^ | 8/24/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    LAS VEGAS ó There are the people on his side on the Iran deal, President Barack Obama said Monday evening. Then there are ďthe crazies.Ē Back from a notably uneventful and restful two-week vacation in Marthaís Vineyard, Obama was immediately on the road for a short trip here, first to speak at a green energy conference hosted by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, then to raise money for his preferred successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. Ruddy from the sun, Obama described himself as ďrefreshed, renewed, recharged ó a little feisty.Ē And he delivered, recounting the ride...
  • #DumpSchumer and anti-Semitism (unites far left, neo-nazis)

    08/25/2015 8:59:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-17-15 | BENJAMIN KERSTEIN
    If a senior US senator can so quickly become the target of a widespread campaign of anti-Semitism from both the Right and the Left, we should all increase our vigilance. The social media site Twitter offers an extraordinary form of communication. But perhaps because of its scope and anonymity, it is also a hotbed of racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism. This has never been clearer than in the wake of Senator Chuck Schumerís announcement that he will oppose President Barack Obamaís nuclear deal with Iran. In doing so, Schumer became guilty of heresy in the eyes of many on the progressive...
  • Our World: Senator Gillibrandís Iran Gamble

    08/22/2015 6:12:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    While New York Senator Chuck Schumer came under withering, anti-Semitic attack as soon as he informed President Barack Obama that he would vote to reject the presidentís nuclear deal with Iran, his New York colleague, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, has been largely immune from criticism of any kind. Gillibrand announced her support for Obamaís deal on August 6, the same day Schumer announced his opposition. Her decision has been a critical asset for the administrationís campaign to secure the support of other Democratic lawmakers torn between their duty to their constituents and their loyalty to Obama. Gillibrand is a young senator...
  • Former Sen. Dick Lugar Becomes First Republican To Support Obama Nuke Deal

    08/21/2015 10:12:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    Breibart ^ | 8/21/2015 | Thomas Rose
    Former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar became the first high profile Republican this week to endorse President Obamaís hugely controversial nuclear deal with Iranís revolutionary Islamic government. If Congress is unable to override an expected presidential veto, in addition to $150 billion in immediate sanctions relief, the deal will guarantee the same radical Iranian regime that openly calls for the annihilation of an entire nation state both the legal right and practical ability to develop an industrial scale nuclear weapons infrastructure along with the intercontinental ballistic missile systems necessary to deliver nuclear payloads anywhere on earth. Speaking on MSNBC, the...
  • Obama scapegoats Jews to sell deal

    08/14/2015 8:20:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Star ^ | 8-12-15 | JEFF DUNETZ
    President Obamaís July 31 phone call organized by the anti-Israel group J Street and other progressive Jewish groups could be summed up in one sentence: Please help because, those rich people are helping those warmongering Jews to fight this wonderful Iran deal because they donít like me and they want war just like they did in Iraq. In the 20 minute call Obama said that opponents of the Iran deal come from the same ďarray of forces that got us into the Iraq warĒ and that a ďbunch of billionaires who happily finance super PACsĒ are ďputting the squeeze on...
  • Trump, Obama and evidence-free politics

    08/13/2015 3:31:40 PM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | August 13, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Last week during the most-watched primary debate in history, a U.S. senator fired a cogently argued objection at his partyís leader, drawing a contemptuous and insulting personal attack. No, it wasnít Sen. Rand Paul, who chastised Donald Trump for being ďon every side of every issue,Ē criticism for which Trump poked Paul for ďhaving a bad night.Ē It was Sen. Chuck Schumer who, after taking a month to Think Again about the Iranian nuclear agreement, announced his carefully considered rationale for opposing President Barack Obamaís controversial foreign-policy objective ó an accord that reverses Americaís long-standing policy to prevent an Iranian...
  • The ugliest American

    08/12/2015 3:48:26 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-12-15 | DrJohn
    † NY Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) announced that he will oppose Barack Obama's capitulation to Iran. ďI will vote to disapprove the agreement, not because I believe war is a viable or desirable option, nor to challenge the path of diplomacy. It is because I believe Iran will not change, and under this agreement it will be able to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nuclear power,Ē Schumer wrote in a lengthy statement issued Thursday night detailing his decision. ďBetter to keep U.S. sanctions in place, strengthen them, enforce secondary sanctions on other...
  • Accusing Schumer of Politics, Mika Calls Opposition to Iran Deal 'Ludicrous, Crazy, Calamitous'

    08/11/2015 5:55:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Well, she did stop short of saying Chuck Schumer was worried about losing donations from co-religionist contributors . . . But on today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinksi repeatedly accused Schumer of acting out of politics in his opposition to the Iran deal. Battling with Bill Kristol, an unusually animated Brzezinski broke out the over-the-top adjectives, branding opposition to the deal "ludicrous," "crazy" and "calamitous." What explains Mika's exceptionally emotional outburst on this subject? View the video here.
  • White House, Allies Accuse Jewish Lawmakers of Dual Loyalty to Israel

    08/11/2015 3:34:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/11/15 | Adam Kredo
    Obama administration allies lobbying in favor of a recently signed nuclear deal with Iran are smearing Jewish lawmakers and opponents of the accord with allegations of dual loyalty to Israel, rhetoric many view as anti-Semitic, according to allegations leveled by these individuals and groups.Organizations close to the White House, including the pro-Tehran lobbying shop National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the liberal fringe group J Street, and the anti-war organization MoveOn, have come out to question the motivation of Jewish individuals who oppose the nuclear deal, which will provide Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief and lift longstanding restrictions...
  • Video: Veteran Wounded By Iranian IED Rips Nuclear Deal in Tough New Ad

    08/10/2015 5:10:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Guy Benson
    The Obama administration estimates that Iranian-supplied bombs killed "hundreds" of American troops in Iraq during the war, and the president himself has explicitly acknowledged that the deal's generous sanctions relief provisions will allow the regime to enhance its world-leading financing of international terrorism. An organization called Veterans Against the Deal has something to say about that: Sgt. Bartlett calls on Senators to reject the Iran deal "I was blown up by an Iranian bomb…that's who we're making a deal with. Every politician who's involved in this will be held accountable…A vote for this deal means more money for Iranian terrorism. What do...
  • Getting uglier and uglier on Iran: Leading Jewish magazine accuses White House of ďJew-baitingĒ

    08/10/2015 3:42:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Tablet Magazine is not exactly a bastion of conservative thought among Jewish American publications. In fact, the editors didn‚Äôt appear impressed with Senator Chuck Schumer‚Äôs decision to oppose the deal with Iran that Barack Obama and John Kerry insist that Congress refrain from rejecting, calling it ‚Äúcalculations‚ÄĚ geared toward Schumer‚Äôs ‚Äúself-interest.‚ÄĚ But they have been even less impressed with the rhetoric coming from the White House and the Left in demanding support for the deal, calling it ‚ÄúJew-baiting‚ÄĚ and worse. The editors blasted Obama for using the kind of rhetoric they would expect from white supremacists, not a President with...
  • Ugliness: Iran deal supporters call Schumer a greedy, disloyal Jew

    08/10/2015 12:08:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8/9/15 | William A. Jacobson
    Schumer feels the wrath. Ever since the White House leaked Thursday night that Sen. Chuck Schumer would be coming out against the Iran deal, the progressive movement has foamed at the mouth with vitriol directed Schumerís way.Much of it is just the plain old progressive vitriol of the MoveOn.org, Daily Kos and netroots types. Schumer is a warmonger, wants war, loves war, and so on.Obama set up that argument when he claimed that Republicans were making common cause with hardline Iranians ó even though Obama clinched the deal with hardline Iranians who are laughing all the way to the...
  • If Jews Are ďEmotionalĒ About the Iran Deal, Then What Does That Make the Obama Admin?

    08/10/2015 12:20:38 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-10 | Benjamin Weingarten
    So just to be clear, Secretary of State Kerry and the Obama administration have cut a deal in which Iran will be subjected to no inspections, no disclosures, no verification and no sanctions, that will equip the worldís leading state sponsor of terror with billions of dollars, and requires that the U.S. help protect its nuclear infrastructure, among many other travesties, but Secretary of State Kerry believes that critical Israelis in particular and Jews in general are responding ďemotionally,Ē as opposed to rationally with fear and loathing? Contrast the reaction of Jews, Christians and others who comprise the majority of...
  • Obama on nuke deal: I stand by my comparison of Republicans to Iranian hardliners

    08/10/2015 9:16:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2015 | AllahPundit
    As a young Barack Obama once said at the 2004 Democratic convention: There are no ‚Äúblue states‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúred states,‚ÄĚ there are only blue states and states that make ‚Äúcommon cause‚ÄĚ with anti-American fanatics.The White House should pick a smear and settle on it. Are critics of his terrible nuclear deal warmongering nutcases like the worst elements in Iran or are they treacherous Jews secretly loyal to Israel? ‚ÄúWhat I said is absolutely true factually. The truth of the matter is, inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds force, hard-liners...
  • Advocacy Group Withholds Donations to Schumer over Iran Deal

    08/09/2015 9:36:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Israel National News (INN) ^ | Sunday, August 9, 2015 | Cynthia Blank
    A "progressive" advocacy group in the US has pledged to withhold millions of dollars in campaign contributions to Sen. Chuck Schumer as well as other Democrats should they vote in Congress against the nuclear deal with Iran. Close to 18,000 people have signed a petition on MoveOn's website, called "No money for war hawks," the group told the Huffington Post on Friday. MoveOn, which touts itself as a "community of more than 8 million Americans...lead[ing] campaigns for progressive change," has committed in this latest petition to withhold $8.3 million that it would have otherwise donated to the Democratic Party. The...
  • Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer: Obama Wrong That It's Iran Deal or War

    08/06/2015 12:53:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2015
    Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, said the tone was counterproductive. ĎNot Comfortableí ďCharacterizing people who may be in opposition to the agreement as wanting to go to war as an alternative, Iím not comfortable with that, and I wish the White House wouldnít do that,Ē Hoyer, who is leading a visit of 22 Democratic House members to Israel this week, said in an interview in Jerusalem on Thursday. ďI donít think the alternatives are going to war, and Iíve indicated thatĒ to the White House. White House press secretary Josh Earnest dismissed complaints about...
  • Fury of left falls on Schumer

    08/07/2015 6:26:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-7-15 | Julian Hattem
    Liberals are livid at Sen. Charles Schumerís (D-N.Y.) decision to oppose the White Houseís nuclear deal with Iran, and have threatened to launch a full-scale war as retribution. Activists and former top officials within the Obama administration are openly contemplating whether Schumerís stance disqualifies him from serving as the next Senate Democratic leader ó which he is primed to do ó and seeking to temporarily cut off money to Democrats in the upper chamber. Itís unclear whether Schumerís announcement will have a devastating effect on the White Houseís efforts to prevent Democrats from killing the deal when it comes up...
  • Liberals, Livid, Say Chuck Schumer 'Unfit' to Lead Senate Dems

    08/07/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/7/15 | l gutentag
    After stating that he plans to vote against the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Chuck Schumer is receiving criticism from liberals who claim he is "unfit" to be the next Democratic leader, The Hill reports. Schumer is the first Democratic senator to go on record saying he opposes the Iran nuclear deal, but The Hill notes that, with roughly half of Senate Democrats still publicly undecided, his decision to oppose the deal could sway some colleagues who are still on the fence. "After deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote...
  • Don't Be Fooled By Schumer's Opposition To The Iran Deal

    08/07/2015 7:32:47 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7,2015 | David Harsanyi
    Obama foot soldiers Tommy Vietor, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau may have made common cause with Holocaust-denying radical Twelvers hoping to obtain nuclear weapons to threaten millions of Jews, but that doesnít mean you should be fooled by their frustration. And you definitely shouldnít be fooled by the theater surrounding Chuck Schumerís opposition to the presidentís Iran deal. Schumer offered a detailed, 1600-word justification for his opposition to the deal and, in the most obsequious and gentle way imaginable, pointed out an abundance of falsehoods Obamaís been peddling regarding the deal.
  • Another Jewish Democrat ditches Iran deal [Brad Sherman, D-CA]

    08/08/2015 5:04:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    Following in the footsteps of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., another Democratic Jewish member of Congress has announced he will oppose the Iran nuclear agreement. "I will vote against the Iran deal," declared California Rep. Brad Sherman in a press release on Friday. "This Agreement is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It contains the good and the bad in the first year, and gets ugly in the years thereafter." The news of Sherman's opposition is another blow to the Obama administration. During the August recess, the administration has been working to create a...
  • Schumer: Why Iím opposing the Iran nuclear deal

    08/07/2015 10:57:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    NY POST ^ | August 7, 2015 | By Charles Schumer
    Why Iím opposing the Iran nuclear deal By Charles Schumer Iíve spent the last three weeks carefully studying the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Iíve decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval. I examined this deal in three parts: nuclear restrictions on Iran in the first 10 years, nuclear restrictions after 10 years and non-nuclear components and consequences. In each case, Iíve asked: Are we better off with the agreement or without it? In the first 10 years, there are serious weaknesses. First, inspections are not ďanywhere, anytimeĒ; the 24-day delay before...
  • Schumer: Why Iím Opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/07/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 7, 2015 | Charles Schumer
    Iíve spent the last three weeks carefully studying the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Iíve decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval. I examined this deal in three parts: nuclear restrictions on Iran in the first 10 years, nuclear restrictions after 10 years and non-nuclear components and consequences. In each case, Iíve asked: Are we better off with the agreement or without it? In the first 10 years, there are serious weaknesses. First, inspections are not ďanywhere, anytimeĒ;
  • More bad news for Obama from Iran about the secret deals

    08/04/2015 12:13:04 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 4, 2015 | Dan Miller
    An Iranian official recently†stated that no International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) personnel will be permitted to enter military or missile sites. Another†stated that "no country is permitted to know the details of future inspections conducted by the IAEA." Their statements are†probably consistent. There may well be other secret deals we don't know about and perhaps never will. Meanwhile, Iran is preparing†to test long range ballistic missiles "to prove that the missile ban was invalid." It's not MY fault. I. No IAEA inspections of the sites that matter mostIn an interview on Al Jazeera TV†last week†Ali Akbar Velayati, Security Adviser to...