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  • Senate Rules Committee backs proposal to reduce nomination debate time

    04/25/2018 2:01:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Looking to speed the confirmation process for a backlog of President Trump’s appointments, Senate Republicans on Wednesday advanced a measure to cut down on floor debate time for certain executive branch and judicial nominees. Republicans said Democrats forced their hand on the issue by making the Senate devote too much floor time over the past year to clearing procedural hurdles on even non-controversial and lower-level nominees. “Pointless wasting time, even when we know what the outcome is going to be, is what we’re talking about here today,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The change, pushed by Sen. James Lankford,...
  • Amy Schumer laments ‘I Feel Pretty’ casting, says minority should have her starring role

    04/20/2018 6:50:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Comedian Amy Schumer said her starring role in “I Feel Pretty” should have gone to a minority actress with a “harder” life story. [snip] “It’s not about an ugly, vile troll getting beautiful,” the actress said in response to critics of the movie’s premise. “It’s about a girl who really struggles with self-esteem, which is something we can all relate to. So, it just made me excited for people to see the movie. But also, I think it is fair to say that, you know, that it’s a lot harder for other people … and I recognize that I am...
  • On 4/20, Chuck Schumer To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

    04/20/2018 10:28:18 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 45 replies
    NPR ^ | 4/20/18 | Susan Davis
    Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it has been green. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America. Schumer's legislation would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under a 1970 law that classifies marijuana as dangerous as heroin for legal and regulatory purposes. It would establish funding for women- and minority-owned marijuana businesses, require more research on the drug's public health impact, and maintain federal authority to regulate commercial advertising,...
  • Chuck Schumer: President Trump firing Rod Rosenstein would spark 'constitutional crisis'

    04/12/2018 5:49:20 PM PDT · by ethom · 146 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/11/18 gmt | BY JORDAIN CARNEY -Katie Bo Williams contributed
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned President Trump that removing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would spark a "constitutional crisis" given the Justice Department official's role overseeing the special counsel probe. "I’d like to make something crystal clear to the president: Mr. President, any attempt to remove Rod Rosenstein will create the exact same constitutional crisis as if you fired special counsel [Robert] Mueller," Schumer told reporters on Tuesday. Rosenstein is back in the spotlight after the FBI raided the office of Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, based in part on a referral from Mueller's team. Rosenstein, who...
  • Schumer... Schumer... Chuck Schumer

    04/08/2018 4:25:01 PM PDT · by loucon · 20 replies
    vanity | 4/8/18 | self
    Seems to have been uncharacteristically quiet the past couple weeks.
  • Schumer family name -- "good for nothing"

    04/08/2018 8:51:10 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 26 replies
    ancestry dot com ^ | orig 2013
    Schumer Family History Schumer Name Meaning German: unexplained. North German (Schümer): nickname from Middle Low German schumer ‘good-for-nothing’, ‘vagabond’. Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
  • Trump pushes Republicans to use 'nuclear option' on border

    04/02/2018 7:07:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2018 7:01 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Trump administration officials said Monday they’re crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes,” hours after the president called on Republicans in Congress to immediately pass a border bill using the “Nuclear Option if necessary” to muscle it through. “Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!” President Donald Trump wrote in a series of sometimes-misleading tweets, fired off after returning from a holiday weekend spent in Florida with several immigration hardliners. Trump also declared protections for so-called Dreamer...
  • Schumer Threatens Lawsuits If Trump Uses Pentagon for Border Wall

    03/27/2018 6:09:13 PM PDT · by Revel · 184 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/18 | Neil Munro
    Democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer says any effort by President Donald Trump to use military funding to build his border wall be blocked by lawsuits, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post reported that Trump is pushing military officials to shift a very small portion of their $700 billion 2018 budget to build up border defenses, and quoted Schumer saying: This would be a blatant misuse of military funds and tied up in court for years. [Defense] Secretary Mattis ought not bother and instead use the money to help our troops, rather than advance the president’s political fantasies. Schumer’s...
  • Breaking the Schumer Stall: If Democrats insist on 30 hours of debate, then make them stay in D.C

    03/28/2018 5:48:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 27, 2018
    One underreported story of the Trump Presidency is how Democrats have abused Senate rules to block political appointees from taking their posts. Senate Republicans have been too slow to press the issue, though they are finally working on a way around Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s obstructionism. Oklahoma Republican James Lankford is reaching out to Democrats to change a rule that allows 30 hours of Senate debate for every presidential nominee. Liberals are abusing that privilege, invoking it even for nominees with broad bipartisan support. The Senate is sitting on 78 nominees who have already been vetted and passed out of...
  • Chuck Schumer Declares Victory on Omnibus: ‘We’re Able to Accomplish More in the Minority’

    03/24/2018 11:19:50 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2018 | Sean Moran
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declared victory on the omnibus spending bill Thursday, saying, “We’re able to accomplish more in the minority.” Schumer said, “It’s a funny thing. In a certain sense, we’re able to accomplish more in the minority than we were when we had the presidency or even were in the majority.” The Senate Minority Leader continued, “At the end of the day, as the minority party, we feel good about being able to succeed in so many ways. We don’t have the House, we don’t have the Senate, we don’t have the presidency, but we produced...
  • Omnibus Bill: Dems Declare Victory [semi-satire]

    03/24/2018 9:19:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Congress appropriated $1.3 trillion in spending to fund the federal government for the next six months. Despite threatening to veto the measure, President Trump signed it "for national security reasons." Minority Leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) claimed victory. "We got more out of this bill than we did when we had the majority and Obama was president," Pelosi boasted. "The GOP's inability to unite on a program they could all support meant that Republican leaders had to buy Democrats to get enough votes to pass the thing. And those votes didn't come cheap....
  • Pelosi and Schumer Cheer Omnibus: “We Were Able to Accomplish More Than When We Held Majority" (tr)

    03/22/2018 8:04:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rushed out to celebrate the $1.3 trillion Omnibus bill that passed Congress today. The record spending bill funds all of the Democrat Party’s pet projects and denies funding for Trump’s border wall Democrats loved it! Chuck Schumer cheered the bill: “In a certain sense we were able to accomplish more in the minority than we had the presidency or were even in the majority.” Minority leader Nancy Pelosi added: “I think one of the reasons they rushed it through they didn’t want their colleagues to see what was in...
  • Chuck-You Celebrates: The Era of Austerity Is Over

    03/22/2018 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. This is in Washington today on the Senate floor. Audio sound bite No. 24. SCHUMER: Overall, we Democrats are very happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish on a number of very important priorities to the middle class in America: infrastructure, education, opioid treatment, mental health, child care. This spending agreement brings that era of austerity to an unceremonious end and represents one of the most significant investments in the middle class in decades. RUSH: I don’t know, folks. I just want to puke when I hear this stuff. I just want to vomit....
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • John Brennan Tweet Confirms Donald Trump’s Concerns About Politicized Intelligence

    John Brennan reacted to the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe by tweeting a strident attack against Trump: John O. Brennan When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America...America will triumph over you. The president’s critics seems to like Brennan’s tweet. It confirmed what Trump has been saying all along: that the senior leadership of the intelligence and federal law enforcement services had become highly politicized. That...
  • Schumer: Trump 'floating trial balloons about derailing' Mueller probe

    03/18/2018 10:00:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/18/18 | LUIS SANCHEZ
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that President Trump is "floating trial balloons about derailing" special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Schumer added in a statement that Republicans have an obligation to ensure that the special counsel can continue his investigation into Russia's election interference and any ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow after the president questioned the makeup of Mueller’s team. "Our Republican colleagues, particularly the leadership, have an obligation to our country to stand up now and make it clear that firing Mueller is a red line for our democracy that cannot be crossed," the New...
  • Banking bill tests Schumer's messy midterm strategy for Democrats

    03/15/2018 9:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made clear almost two weeks ago that he would vote against a bill that eases some of the Dodd-Frank regulations put in place after the 2008 financial crisis. He also made clear he wouldn't try to stop it. As more than a dozen Democratic senators helped Republicans chip away at the Obama-era banking law Wednesday, Schumer largely stepped aside, rather than twist arms. It was a do-what-you-must strategy aimed at allowing some moderate Democratic senators to avoid the wrath of powerful banking interests back home. But it also split the party and, some argued, muddied...
  • White House says no temporary deal linking DACA with border wall funding

    03/14/2018 10:37:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 March 2018 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    The White House said Wednesday that President Trump opposes cutting a deal with Congress to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation for three years in exchange for three years of funding for a border wall. Mr. Trump does want to see funding for his border wall included, but doesn’t think it should be tied to legal status for “Dreamers,” spokesman Raj Shah said. ...He was shooting down a Washington Post report that the White House had signaled it was open to a “three-for-three” deal, which would have allocated ...
  • Election officials raise concerns over bill that would let Trump send Secret Service to polls

    03/11/2018 10:07:54 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    thehill ^ | 03/10/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    More than a dozen top election officials across the country are raising concerns about a provision in a Homeland Security Department reauthorization bill that would allow President Trump to dispatch Secret Service agents to polling places. A letter signed by 19 bipartisan secretaries of state to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) demands the Senate leave out a proposal from final legislation that would allow Secret Service agents to accompany lawmakers to polling places when they vote. “This is an alarming proposal which raises the possibility that armed federal agents will be patrolling...
  • Trump’s strange trade-war bedfellow

    03/09/2018 11:21:50 AM PST · by TBP · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 7, 2018 | Seth Lipsky
    President Trump may have lost his chief economic adviser over the trade war he’s hatching with China. It looks, though, like he gained one recruit — Charles “Smoot” Schumer. Schumer was nicknamed “Smoot Schumer” some years ago for Utah’s Reed Smoot, a notorious protectionist. The Smoot-Hawley tariff act, passed in 1930, helped precipitate the Great Depression. America spent decades overcoming the consequences of the error. Not until Trump, though, did a president win office on such a pointedly protectionist platform. Trump announced last week he was going to start with tariffs on steel and aluminum. It humiliated National Economic Council...