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  • Schumer promises Gorsuch filibuster, so McConnell, McCain, and Graham tease Reid's 'nuclear' option

    03/24/2017 10:17:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/17 | Robert Laurie
    Whatever it takes. This is a knife fight for the future of the country Whether you like to refer to it as “The Nuclear Option,” the “rule change,” or “The Reid Option,” know this: Rumors of its usage for the Neil Gorsuch appointment are everywhere. You’ll recall that, back in January, Chuck Schumer said “If they don’t appoint somebody good, we’re going to oppose them tooth and nail.” Then, just a few sentences later, he admitted that there really was no judge that Trump would nominate who Democrats could back. He basically promised endless filibuster in a doomed effort to...
  • Filibuster Gorsuch, Please

    03/24/2017 4:01:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 57 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/23/2017 | Staff
    Supreme Court: After Judge Neil Gorsuch spent 20 hours demonstrating that he is abundantly qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice, Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination. Good luck with that. By all accounts, Gorsuch put in a stellar performance in his confirmation hearing. Even the New York Times conceded that "if Democrats harbored any hope of raising doubts about Judge Gorsuch among Republicans, they came nowhere close." But as soon as the hearing ended, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he was going to filibuster the nomination anyway. Gorsuch, Schumer said, "was groomed by the Federalist Society...
  • Confirm Gorsuch with 51

    03/23/2017 8:16:55 PM PDT · by jthomas21 · 81 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/23/2017 | Grant Starrett
    This morning, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced the Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. If you listen to the media, Republicans will have to use the "nuclear option" to confirm Gorsuch with 51 votes. But the media, as usual, misses the point: Harry Reid already pushed the button and the Senate is a nuclear wasteland. Read more here: http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/23/time-republicans-embrace-nuclear-option-neil-gorsuch/
  • Dems may be ready to deal on Gorsuch

    03/23/2017 9:56:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2017 | Rick Moran
    Democrats may be ready to throw in the towel in opposing the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be associate justice of the Supreme Court.  According to Politico, several sources are reporting that a group of Democrat senators may be willing to allow the Gorsuch confirmation to go through on the Senate floor in exchange for a pledge from Republicans not to get rid of the filibuster.  Their thinking is that if President Trump has another opportunity to name a Supreme Court justice, they want the option of blocking any nominee. Another vacancy would be far more consequential, as it...
  • Top Senate Dem Opposes Supreme Court Pick, Vows Filibuster

    03/23/2017 10:02:12 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2017 | Breitbart
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reaching implications for future judicial nominees. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer criticized Judge Neil Gorsuch, saying he “almost instinctively favors the powerful over the weak” and would not serve as a check on Trump or be a mainstream justice. “I have concluded that I cannot support Neil Gorsuch’s nomination,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “My vote will be no and I urge my colleagues to...
  • Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination

    03/23/2017 8:11:43 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 250 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23 | Ed O'Keefe, Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow
    As the Senate Judiciary Committee was hearing from witnesses for and against Judge Neil Gorsuch, his Supreme Court nomination was delivered a critical blow: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he would join with other Democrats in filibustering Gorsuch — a move that would require at least 60 senators to vote to end debate on the nomination.
  • Deep State Maskirovka and Democrat Hysteria

    03/21/2017 8:01:04 PM PDT · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 21, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Maskirovka is the Russian use of deception to confuse, mislead and camouflage oneself from the enemy, and is employed at all levels from tactical operations in war to global, strategic developments. Once upon a time senior members of the US government created a Russian fairy tale. It is nothing more than a total fabrication, a spider’s web of lies that continues to occupy the news cycle, waste tax payer dollars and threaten the Presidency of Donald, J. Trump. In fact, it may very well be labeled the greatest story ever told – that President Trump, members of his cabinet and...
  • Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.22.2017

    03/22/2017 4:45:44 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 3 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 3.22.2017 | David Blackmon
    So, are you going to love the judge, or list the judge?: I don’t know about anyone else, but it is really difficult to even listen to these confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch. The questioning and posturing by the Democrats has become so transparently fake and scripted that it’s become like watching one of those “Love it or List it” shows on HGTV. You know, one of those shows that is supposed to be “reality”, but is painful to watch because every word anyone on the show says is so obviously written by someone else and recited in a...
  • Chuck Schumer: Senate Shouldn’t Vote On Neil Gorsuch While FBI Investigates Trump

    03/21/2017 2:44:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/21/2017 | By Laura Barron-Lopez , Michael McAuliff
    WASHINGTON ― Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the Senate to delay a vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick as long as Trump’s campaign remains under investigation by the FBI. Democrats have struggled to come up with a cohesive strategy on how to handle the vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump picked in January to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat on the high court. On Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed in his testimony to Congress that his agency is investigating ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. “There is a cloud now...
  • Editorial: Supreme Court needs judges like Gorsuch because America has leaders like Schumer

    03/21/2017 8:12:05 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 3/20/17 3:00 AM | WASHINGTON EXAMINER
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., last Wednesday dragged out his feeble effort to block Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Ahead of today's confirmation hearing, he trotted out three people, representing supposed "victims" of Gorsuch's jurisprudence. He hoped to demonstrate that Gorsuch is hostile toward workers and cancer patients, and takes the side of "the powerful" and corporations against the "powerless" little guy. Never mind that in all three cases, one of which was decided unanimously by a three judge panel that included one of former President Bill Clinton's appointees, Gorsuch scrupulously applied the text of the laws...
  • Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.17.2017

    03/17/2017 9:35:52 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 1 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 3.17.2017 | David Blackmon
    Campus Stupidity of the Week: Goes to Harvard University, where officials announced yesterday that they are eliminating the term “freshman” – because, you know, it has “man” in it – and replacing it with the far more PC term, “first year”. As if this action weren’t stupid enough, Harvard’s leadership admitted that they had been fretting about what to do about this awful injustice “for years.” Really? With all the education-related issues going on in America these days, this is what you spend “years” worrying about? I swear I don’t make this stuff up.
  • The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed

    03/17/2017 6:32:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Republican Lawyer ^ | March 16, 2017
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed In preparation for the Gorsuch hearing next week, we thought we would mention some of the Democrat Rules for confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice from their most senior member. The Leahy Rule (Part 1) on the President’s power to pick a Supreme Court Justice. And I think as members of the [Judiciary] Committee, we should respect the mandate the president has earned. The president had told us in 1980 and 1984 he would appoint judges of his philosophy. He was given a mandate...
  • Amy Schumer Blames ‘Alt-Right Trolls’ for Negative Reviews of Netflix Special

    03/17/2017 7:33:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Amy Schumer has lashed out at Internet “trolls” she claims launched an online campaign to tank the reviews of her latest comedy special. One week after its March 6 debut, The Leather Special had received hundreds of one-star reviews from Netflix members. Schumer responded to the backlash Wednesday on her Instagram account, quoting a news report from Splitsider that claims hundreds of trolls purposefully flooded her comedy special with negative reviews.
  • Commentary: The real reason New York US Attorney Preet Bharara was asked to resign

    03/16/2017 8:09:16 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Carribbean Radio ^ | March 15, 2017 | Richard Lawless
    Before the inauguration, Donald Trump and Preet Bharara met and an agreement was struck that would keep US Attorney Bharara in his current position in New York under a new Trump administration. New York Senator Charles Schumer was instrumental in getting Bharara appointed to that position and in return was asked from time to time to do favors for the senator and his allies. Up until recently, President Trump had no idea what was really going on. Once President Trump’s staff understood the quid pro quo, they had no choice but to ask for Bharara’s resignation.
  • WHAT I WOULD SAY TO CHUCK SCHUMER

    03/16/2017 8:11:00 AM PDT · by shortstop · 21 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/16/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    This morning, Senator Chuck Schumer is going to call my radio show and talk about taxes and infrastructure and the cleanup of a couple of recent storms. He is going to talk and I am going to listen. Part of me wishes it was the other way around. Because I’ve got something I want to say to Chuck Schumer. Not about our politics, where we have big disagreements. But about his conduct as Senate minority leader, where I wish we could find some common ground. First, here’s some background. I am a dyed-in-the-wool conservative who lives in arguably the most...
  • Amy Schumer's Netflix special slammed by viewers

    03/15/2017 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2017 | FoxNews.com Entertainment
    Amy Schumer’s highly anticipated stand-up special for Netflix is getting overwhelmingly negative reviews from users who are tuning in and rating it. “Amy Schumer: The Leather Special” hit Netflix last week, and as the streaming service’s subscribers are starting to watching it, less-than-stellar reviews have been pouring in. “I made it 10 minutes into this and shut it off,” one viewer review read. The user gave the special one-star out of five. Another viewer added, “SO BAD!! I did stay and watch the whole show in hopes that it would get better, and it didn’t.” Yet another one-star user review...
  • The real reason New York US Attorney Preet Bharara was asked to resign

    03/15/2017 6:10:18 PM PDT · by Aria · 63 replies
    The Caribbean Radio ^ | March 15, 2017 | Richard Lawless
    New York Senator Charles Schumer was instrumental in getting Bharara appointed to that position and in return was asked from time to time to do favors for the senator and his allies. Up until recently, President Trump had no idea what was really going on. Once President Trump’s staff understood the quid pro quo, they had no choice but to ask for Bharara’s resignation. In 2015, Puerto Rico defaulted on $70 billion in municipal bonds. Those involved panicked. There was ample evidence that the issuing agencies were technically bankrupt when they issued the bonds and that they purchased fraudulent credit...
  • Poll: Nearly one-third of Democrats never heard of Chuck Schumer

    03/15/2017 5:38:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    A Fox News poll released Wednesday evening found nearly one-third of Democrats have never heard of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is a lifetime politician and has been in Congress for more than 35 years. The March 12-14 survey concluded 31 percent of registered Democratic voters do not know who the New York lawmaker is, while 30 percent of all voters do not know him.
  • ‘Horribly Unfunny’: Amy Schumer’s Netflix Special Gets Trashed With One-Star Reviews

    03/14/2017 1:23:16 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 71 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 14 2017 | Bre Payton
    "This is as funny as an autopsy. . . as graphic and as funny as I would imagine a public beheading to be." "Absolutely horrible. Amy is 1 special away from being broke and homeless." "What the eff happened, Amy? Wife and I were actually upset at over how how unfunny and actually kinda sad this was" "She pauses to accommodate for the applause after the jokes….. but there are no jokes so there is no applause. I did not watch the entire thing, I just couldn’t." "I’ve had migraines that were way funnier than this stand-up performance." "NetFlix better...
  • Schumer Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall

    03/14/2017 2:34:07 PM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 14, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    After Democratic lawmakers’ years of shrieking and televised temper tantrums over how shutting down the federal government somehow approximates treason, Democrats have suddenly embraced the tactic in their quest to keep the nation’s borders wide open for Muslim terrorists and illegal aliens. Democrats are threatening to force a shut-down of the government after it runs out of operating funds after April 28. Outnumbered in both houses of Congress, and facing a Republican in the White House for the first time in eight years, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats say they will oppose efforts to finance President...
  • Muslims upset prosecutor might become judge

    10/17/2007 4:56:22 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 24 replies · 107+ views
    News Channel 13 ^ | 10/17/07 | News Channel 13
    ALBANY - The prosecutor who sent two local Muslim men ensnared in an FBI terror sting to prison is on the short list for a federal judgeship. Many in the Capital District's growing Muslim community are outraged. Members of Albany's Muslim Solidarity Committee say they will do everything in their power to ensure Glenn Suddaby doesn't receive the nomination. The activists formed their group after the arrest and conviction of Mohammad Hossain, an Albany pizza shop owner, and Yassin Aref, an Albany imam. Despite grass roots opposition, Suddaby has at least one pretty big name supporter - U.S. Sen. Charles...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • NY Times: Preet Bharara Shunned Politics. His End Was Tinged by Them. (big time fake news alert)

    03/12/2017 9:06:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 12, 2017 | Benjamin Weiser, Ben Protess, Matthew Goldstein and William K. Rashbaum
    Ten days into his tenure as United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara saw his political and prosecutorial worlds collide. He convened a meeting to discuss a sensitive investigation of a Democratic donor with ties to Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. Mr. Bharara had been Mr. Schumer's chief counsel, and Mr. Schumer had recommended Mr. Bharara for the prosecutorial post. At the meeting, Mr. Bharara asked his prosecutors if there was enough evidence to make a case against the donor, Hassan Nemazee. One of the prosecutors, Daniel W. Levy, who is now in private practice, would recall years later...
  • US attorney Bharara won't resign despite Trump demand: reports

    03/11/2017 10:39:30 AM PST · by Strac6 · 126 replies
    Preet Bharara, a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is refusing the Trump administration's demand to resign, according to multiple reports Saturday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday asked 46 attorneys appointed by former President Obama to submit their resignations, including Bharara. "HOLDOVER: Bharara is not submitting his resignation, according to several ppl briefed - WH not responding to what they'll do next," the New York Times' Maggie Haberman tweeted Saturday. CNN's Jake Tapper also reported that Bharara was refusing to resign. Brian Kolb, the New York State Assembly's Republican leader, tweeted his support of Bharara in...
  • Vanity - Democrat Party, is no more meaningful, effective, as a working political party.

    03/06/2017 4:43:25 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    Hard fact: The Democrat Party has no programs, no policies, no directions, no hard line goals to set for Americans of any stripe!!! They, the Democrat Party, have morphed into a "Soros, Obama, Clinton" hate organization, set out to destroy POTUS, Donald J. Trump, The American people, and the entire American Nation Republic!!! They care neither for White folks, Black folks, Hispanic folks, all folks, hate religion, especially Christians, and they adore and worship the spoken enemies of these United States of America!!! The sooner the American "legal" voters come to realize this hard truth, the better off and safer...
  • Schumer on Trump claims: Either way, the president is 'in trouble' [Wrong, Chuck.]

    03/05/2017 11:46:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 92 replies
    The sHill ^ | 3/5/17 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday raised questions about President Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election. In an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press," Schumer said Obama has "flatly denied that he has done this." "And either way, Chuck, the president's in trouble. If he falsely spread this kind of misinformation, that is so wrong," Schumer said. "It's beneath the dignity of the presidency. It is something that really hurts people's view of government." Schumer said if this is the case, it shows the president doesn't know how to "conduct himself."...
  • Flashback: Chuck Schumer Meets with Putin in New York City

    03/03/2017 6:21:28 AM PST · by yoe · 12 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | March 2, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The hysteria over Trump administration officials talking — or not talking — with Russia needs to end.
  • Schumer and Big Russian Oil

    03/04/2017 12:44:44 AM PST · by DEEP_e · 12 replies
    The Taipei Times ^ | Sun, Sep 28, 2003
    Russian-owned Lukoil Oil Co acquired Getty Petroleum and its 1,300 US gasoline stations in November 2000, and the Manhattan station is one of about 150 in the US Northeast that Lukoil will rebrand over the next two years. Bright red Lukoil flags fluttered and US and Russian security men in dark suits held photographers and reporters at bay as Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, greeted Putin at the curb of the full-service station, then accompanied him inside where bills are paid and beverages and snacks are sold.
  • Pedophile Enabler? Chuck Schumer Helped Accused Sex Abuser Into U.S.

    03/03/2017 3:05:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    We Are Change ^ | 3/3/17 | Andrew Meyer
    After being denied a visa for entry into the United States last month, Tanveer Hussain knew just where to turn.The obliging offices of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and fellow Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand reached out to the embassy in New Delhi, India, and helped Hussain reapply for a visa to enter the U.S. to compete in the World Snowshoe Championship.Hussain is now charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, after Hussain was allegedly “engaging in a passionate kiss” with a 12-year-old girl and touched her in an “intimate area.”Life...
  • Muslim who claimed visa denied by Trump ban, who Schumer got into US, arrested .....

    03/03/2017 12:51:39 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | March 3, 2017 1:54 pm | By Robert Spencer
    Full Title***************************************************Muslim who claimed visa denied by Trump ban, who Schumer got into US, arrested for sexual assault of 12-year-old girl************************************************************* The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The...
  • We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin (Trump)

    03/03/2017 12:34:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 50 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 3, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump; Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3h3 hours ago We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!
  • Schumer pulled visa strings for Indian athlete now accused of child sex abuse

    03/03/2017 11:48:31 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    A snowshoe racer from India whose entry into the U.S. to compete was made possible by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was being held Friday in a New York jail on a sex charge. The U.S. embassy in New Delhi last month rejected Tanveer Hussain’s application for a visa so he could compete in the World Snowshoe Championship in upstate. Local officials then intervened on Hussain’s behalf, appealing for help to the offices of Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Their offices reached out to the New Delhi embassy, which allowed Hussain to reapply for a visa and granted that...
  • All 100 Senators Contacted Russian Government This Week

    03/03/2017 11:18:02 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions found himself at the center of controversy this week because he answered a question about the Trump campaign’s contacts with the Russian government without talking about his contacts as a United States Senator. The assumption made by the media, the Democrats, and even some Republicans was that even routine contact with the Russian government is burdened by suspicion of collusion. Not since the McCarthy era have suspicions reached such levels. But if Sessions ought to resign, perhaps the entire Senate should quit. Because on Monday — two days before the Washington Post broke the highly scandalous...
  • POTUS trolls clown Schumer (and it's hilarious!)

    03/03/2017 10:03:03 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 51 replies
    Twitter ^ | march 3, 2017 | POTUS
    See link.
  • Flashback: Chuck Schumer Meets with Putin in New York City

    03/03/2017 9:39:11 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Mar 2nd, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Where’s the outrage? Democrat Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer continues to push the Russia conspiracy. But it was Schumer who met with Putin in New York City – not Trump. The picture above was taken in 2003 as Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, enjoys a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee with Senator Charles Schumer from New York as Putin visits the first New York gas station of the Russian company Lukoil. The hysteria over Trump administration officials talking — or not talking — with Russia needs to end. It’s getting in the way of putting America back on track. NTK...
  • Senators Charles Schumer and Elizabeth Warren Should Immediately Resign (Vanity)

    Sign my petition: Senators Charles Schumer and Elizabeth Warren should immediately resign from the U.S. Senate for failing to uphold Article 3, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, which they both swore to uphold, by trying to convict Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the court of public opinion rather than a court of law, for presuming his guilt before standing trial and for extreme prejudice.
  • Flashback-Schumer: ‘It Didn’t Matter’ AG Lynch Met with Clinton During Email Probe

    03/02/2017 3:53:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 2, 2017 | 12:12 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    After then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed she met with former President Bill Clinton on a plane last June, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) dismissed calls for an independent prosecutor to take over the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Today, however, Schumer called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and demanded a special prosecutor because of a report Sessions had met with the Russian Ambassador in 2016, something he did not disclose during his confirmation hearings. Sessions denies the report and says he “never met with any Russian officials to discuss the issues of the (Trump presidential) campaign.” […] “She’s an honorable...
  • Press coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent ‘hostile,’ says new study

    03/02/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2017 | Jennifer Harper
    There was no press honeymoon for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office. The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, found that the “Big Three” networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for...
  • Schumer: Dems want to work with Trump but he hasn't reached out to us

    03/01/2017 2:44:41 PM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer: We want to work with President Trump, but "he has not reached out to us once" https://t.co/a5O0eyhDGS — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 1, 2017 Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he's still waiting for President Trump to reach out to Democrats. "He has not reached out to us once," Schumer said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day." "He doesn't have a plan that seems to move working America forward. We're waiting."
  • 1974 - Chuck Schumer uses racism to begin the climb to power

    03/01/2017 1:58:29 PM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    Spectator ^ | orig 2006 | Jay D. Homnick
    January 12, 2006, 2:20 pm Facebook Twitter Print Email Charles Schumer trying to tar Samuel Alito as a racist because of membership in some club? Don’t make me laugh. The fact is that Charles Schumer came to power as a New York State Assemblyman in 1974 by virtue of an overtly racist scheme that he created and sold to a naive neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He convinced them that he would use his power to rid their area of black people. And who is my source for this serious accusation? Me. Yes, me. I was there. “My sin I...
  • Chuck Schumer Spreads Fake News To The Ladies At The View! Busted!

    03/01/2017 7:59:08 AM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Senator Chuck Schumer recently appeared on ABC’S THE VIEW. He was so eager to speak, he could barely sit still, as he squirmed in his seat. After some brief conversation with the ladies, he said: “When you talk to Republicans quietly — you know — in the cloak room and the gym — they are having real problems with him. … My prediction is if he keeps on this path … within three, four months you’re going to see a lot of Republicans breaking with him.” Of course, he is speaking about President Donald Trump. This is not the first...
  • Chuck Schumer Desperate To Make Dem Hill Staff Less White

    03/01/2017 7:46:19 AM PST · by kevcol · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 28, 2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Minority groups have pressured Democrats on this matter for years with little results, and some are now threatening to cut off funds if they don’t see real progress, reports Politico Playbook. A 2015 report found 93 percent of Hill staffers are white, and only one top Democrat staffer was black, although about a quarter of the party’s vote comes from black people. Other studies show a similar disparity, to the consternation of these minority groups and lobbyists, who believe Hill staff should reflect the diversity of the population they represent.
  • Maddow Pans ‘Small and Stunty’ Democratic Response

    03/01/2017 7:41:53 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 43 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 01 Mar 2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Former Democratic Gov. Steven Beshear’s response to President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening was so underwhelming even liberal pundits like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow described it as “stunty and small.” Immediately following Trump’s address, the impressed hosts of CNN remarked upon the “subdued” and “different tone” the president struck in this speech to “reset” the national dialogue. CNN host Anderson Cooper even admitted that the speech was quite “moving” in key parts.
  • SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER, GORSUCH'S VIEW ON TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN IS EVERYTHING

    02/25/2017 2:09:09 PM PST · by Tours · 50 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/7/2017 | staff
    Senator Chuck Schumer wants to make one thing clear ... ain't no way he'll vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court if he supports Trump's travel ban. The New York Senator was on Capitol Hill Monday night when he made it clear to our photog, judges need to stand up to the prez, especially on the ban. The confirmation hearing should be interesting ... how Gorsuch deals with the question ... how would you vote?
  • Howard Dean: Schumer's endorsement 'kiss of death' for Ellison

    02/24/2017 11:00:27 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2017 | By Max Greenwood
    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean slammed Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Friday, predicting Schumer's endorsement will hurt Rep. Keith Ellison's (D-Minn.) bid for DNC chairman. “I think Chuck Schumer’s endorsement is the kiss of death,” Dean said at an event supporting rival DNC candidate Pete Buttigieg, the current mayor of West Bend, Ind. “Because I had to say no to Chuck Schumer when he demanded $5 million, because I said, ‘Chuck, you’re not getting it for the DSCC; I’m putting it into local races,” Dean added, referring to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. As DNC chairman,...
  • Schumer to GOP: Stop promoting Warren as face of Democrats

    02/22/2017 7:59:17 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is dismissing the GOP’s efforts to make Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) the face of the Democratic Party. “It’s not going to work,” Schumer said of the strategy, according to Politico. What prompted this retort? The NRSC is rolling out digital ad campaigns in states where incumbent Democrats face votes who put Donald Trump in the White House. They clearly want to make Warren the face of the Democratic Party: ... Red State Democrats’ Record of Voting with Warren: • Florida Senator Bill Nelson has voted with Warren 92% of the time. • Michigan Senator...
  • Chuck Schumer: ‘Hope of America’ Is Republicans Break With Trump

    02/22/2017 12:04:03 PM PST · by bobk3 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/22/17 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said “the hope of America” was if Republicans break with President Donald Trump. Schumer said, “Let me put it like this when you talk to Republicans quietly, you know, in the cloak room in the gym, they are having real problems with him. Now, very few, John McCain to his credit, but very few have had the courage to oppose him even though they know he’s doing a lot of things that are against what America is all about.” .
  • Sen. Schumer Opposes Trump’s ‘Fake Tears’ Attack: ‘He Doesn’t Know Me’

    02/22/2017 10:58:03 AM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 21, 2017 | Chandler Gill
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) defended himself on Tuesday against President Trump's accusation that Schumer was shedding "fake tears" at a press conference. During an appearance on ABC's "The View," Schumer said Trump doesn't know him, and some topics make him emotional. . . . Who remembers the movie, ‘Free Willy?' When Free Willy escaped, I was taking my daughters to the movie, 8 and 4, and when he escaped I started to cry and they ran out of the theater, they were so embarrassed. Trump’s got it all wrong." Schumer then explained the importance of immigration in...
  • Chuck Schumer, the nomination game is over

    02/22/2017 6:45:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/17 | Kameron Gonzalez
    Senator Schumer’s publicity-driven obstruction of the Supreme Court nomination process is over before it’s begun Earlier this month, Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went to work yet again to impede Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court — and he seems certain to again needle the nominee when his confirmation hearing begins March 20. Sen. Schumer, in his attempt to discredit Judge Gorsuch’s judicial independence, remarked that Gorsuch “avoided answers like the plague” after the nominee endured what must have been a vexing onslaught of pervasive and politically charged questions.
  • Schumer: GOP will ditch Trump by the summer (LOL!)

    02/22/2017 2:42:18 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/2017 | Al Weaver
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., predicted Tuesday that many Republican lawmakers will break from President Trump by June if he continues to push forward with his agenda.