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  • Amy Schumer Will Play an Imperfect Barbie in the Live-Action Film

    12/02/2016 3:58:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Jezebel ^ | December 2, 2016 | Clover Hope
    Amy Schumer is reportedly close to being cast as Barbie in the upcoming live action film based on a doll. In a PG plot sure to set off empowerment alarms everywhere, the movie involves Schumers Barbie character being booted from the town of Barbieland for not meeting the towns standards. Barbie expands her horizons, enters the real world and various lessons about self-esteem and body image are learned. Deadline describes it as a fish-out-of-water story reminiscent of films like Splash and Big, intended as a comedic twist on what people traditionally expect of Barbie. For the studio, Schumers polarizing brand...
  • Schumer: Republicans Are 'Plotting a War on Seniors'

    11/30/2016 6:18:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 5:45 AM EST | Susan Jones
    During the presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump said he would not cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, but no matter. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the next Senate minority leader, on Tuesday warned that Republicans are plotting a war on seniors. The New York Democrat said he was so disappointed that Trump has nominated Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary. When it comes to issues like Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood, Congressman Price and the average American couldnt be further apart, Schumer told a news conference on Capitol Hill.
  • SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT GOP WAR ON SENIORS, MEDICARE PRIVATIZATION

    11/29/2016 2:01:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    United States Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 11/29/16 | United States Senator Charles E. Schumer
    Please See Sen. Schumers Remarks Following The Senate Democrats Luncheon Just a Few Moments AgoWell I was incredibly disappointed to see the President-elect nominate Congressman Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services this morningWhen it comes to issues like Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood, Congressman Price and the average American couldnt be further apartBetween this nomination of an avowed Medicare opponent to serve as HHS Secretary and Republicans here in Washington threatening to privatize Medicare, its clear that Republicans are plotting a war on seniors next yearEvery senior and every American should hear this...
  • In 2006, These Democrats Still in Office Voted to Build a Wall

    11/22/2016 3:14:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/21/16 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Editors note: During an interview on NBCs Meet the Press Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer declared, Were not going to help [Trump] build his wall. Schumer was one of the Democrats to support construction of a wall in 2006. **SNIP** Then-Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton were among the 26 Democrats who approved the bill. Supporters also included Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is set to take over leadership of the Senate for Democrats in 2016. Other Democrats in the Senate who voted for the wall in 2006 are Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Sherrod Brown (Ohiothen in the House), Tom...
  • Schumer Says No to a Border Wall

    11/21/2016 3:14:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 12:11 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    Senate Minority Leader-elect Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told Fox News Sunday that he would oppose efforts to build a wall and pressed for comprehensive immigration instead, saying this idea of a wall, we already passed. And this idea of a wall, we already passed John McCain and Chuck Schumer, bipartisan, an immigration bill that was comprehensive, that did a lot and was much tougher on the border than a wall would be, Schumer said, referring to the failed immigration bill put forth by the Gang of Eight.
  • Senator Schumer Receives Praise From President-Elect

    Senator Charles Schumer received praise from President-Elect Donald Trump in a tweet Sunday. In the tweet posted just after 9:00 a.m. Trump said Schumer, "has the ability to get things done." Schumer was recently selected to be the Minority Leader in the Senate, replacing U.S. Senator for Nevada Harry Reid. Trump also added that he and Schumer have always had a good relationship.
  • Schumer Threatens 'Tooth and Nail' Fight Over Supreme Court Nominee

    11/21/2016 5:42:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 5:26 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Come January, Republicans will control all three branches of government, but with only 52 Republicans in the Senate. That will not give them the 60 needed to break a Democrat filibuster. Appearing on various Sunday talk shows, Schumer was asked if Senate Democrats will filibuster Trumps Supreme Court nominee, whoever it may be. I would hope first and foremost that President Trump nominates a mainstream nominee capable of getting bipartisan support, Schumer told Fox News Sunday.If he does, then well give it just a very, very thorough vetting, but we wont ipso facto say no. If its out of the...
  • Schumer: Trump should pick 'mainstream' candidate to fill Supreme Court vacancy

    11/20/2016 2:26:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he wants President-elect Trump to select a "mainstream" candidate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Asked by NBC on Sunday whether he was comfortable filibustering any Trump nominee for the court, Schumer dodged answering the question directly. "I hope that President Trump picks a mainstream candidate," Schumer said. "A mainstream candidate is somebody you may not agree with on every issue, but basically believes in precedent." NBC's Chuck Todd interrupted Schumer and asked, "What does that mean? Can he nominate somebody in your mind...
  • Top Senate Dem serves notice to GOP, Trump on priorities [Schumer]

    11/19/2016 5:07:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2016 7:01 PM EST | Erica Werner
    Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is threatening political payback if congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump try to undo President Barack Obamas major legislative achievements. They will rue the day they repeal Obamas health care law, Senate Democrats leader-in-waiting told The Associated Press in an interview in his office on Friday. Its a political nightmare for them. Theyll be like the dog that caught the bus. Trump, after meeting with Obama, said hed like to keep popular pieces of the six-year-old law, including the requirement to extend coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and the provision allowing young...
  • Democrats hope Trump meets his match in Schumer

    11/17/2016 7:03:35 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Washington (CNN)The battle for America's political soul could come down to a street brawl between two boys from Queens and Brooklyn. Donald Trump and Chuck Schumer are spoiling for a clash once the President-elect takes office next year and the new Democratic Senate minority leader gets his hands on his caucus after winning election on Wednesday. Schumer had hoped to be directing a Senate majority to implement Hillary Clinton's agenda, but the stunning upset in last week's election means he is the lone hope for Democrats as they resist an unexpected Republican presidency and GOP dominance on Capitol Hill. "Chuck...
  • Democrats elect Chuck Schumer as Senate minority leader

    11/16/2016 7:44:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2016 | 10:29am | Post Staff
    Senate Democrats elected New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to be minority leader, succeeding Harry Reid (D-Nevada) as the Democratic leader.
  • PROTESTERS OCCUPY SENATE DEM'S OFFICE, BLAST WALL ST. TIES [Chuck Schumer!]

    11/14/2016 11:23:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Ass Press ^ | 11/14/16
    More than two dozen protesters have briefly occupied the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Charles Schumer, objecting to close ties to Wall Street by the man poised to lead Senate Democrats. U.S. Capitol Police removed the protesters, who say they want Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont instead to lead the party, which was swept out of power last week.
  • Schumer throws his support behind Keith Ellison for DNC chairman

    11/12/2016 12:42:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | November 11, 2016 | John Wagner and Mike DeBonis
    Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to be the incoming Senate minority leader, has thrown his support behind Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The backing provides a major boost to the expected candidacy of Ellison, who has the support of several liberal lawmakers, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and an array of progressive advocacy groups. Schumer spokesman Matt House said that Schumer and Ellison spoke Thursday and that Schumer has decided to support the Minnesota lawmaker, who co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus....
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead, Schumer tells labor leaders

    11/10/2016 11:40:33 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/10/2016 | Mike DeBonis
    The Senates soon-to-be top Democrat told labor leaders Thursday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal at the center of President Obamas pivot to strengthen ties with key Asian allies, will not be ratified by Congress. That remark from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to be the incoming Senate minority leader, came as good news to the AFL-CIO executive council, which met Thursday in Washington. Schumer relayed statements Republican congressional leaders had made to him, according to an aide who confirmed the remarks. Obamas signature global trade deal had been on life support for months as both...
  • Amy Schumer wont really leave the US now that Trump won

    11/09/2016 1:02:51 PM PST · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    Amy Schumer said she was just joking when she said shed leave the country if Donald Trump was elected president. Schumer, a distant cousin of Senator Chuck Schumer, told BBC Newsnight in September she would move to Spain should Trump win. My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain or somewhere, she said. Its beyond my comprehension if Trump won. Its too crazy. However, Wednesday morning she took to Instagram to inform fans she was staying in America. Schumer noted she had also said she would move to London....
  • Trump fans boo, walk out on Amy Schumer show in Tampa (w/video)

    10/17/2016 11:56:41 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 57 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/17/2016 | Adam C. Smith
    TAMPA - About 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer's comedy show at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Sunday when she mocked Donald Trump as, among other things, an "orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster." (Read Jay Cridlin's review of the show). Loud booing from a vocal, but small minority of the arena crowd started about halfway through the show, when Schumer's raunchy humor veered into more topical matters, including gun control and the presidential election. She has been a vocal advocate for stricter gun laws since a man opened fire during a showing of her movie Train Wreck last year,...
  • Sen. Schumer wants cameras in all New York City-area trains

    10/09/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2016 8:38 AM EDT
    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says inward-facing cameras should be installed on all New York City metropolitan area railroad systems to avoid accidents such as the recent New Jersey Transit crash. The New York Democrat says cameras will help deter bad behavior, improve safety and help investigators determine crash causes.
  • Conservatives Should Worry: Democrat Senator Says Progressive Supreme Court Top Goal

    09/14/2016 9:48:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 13, 2016 | Tiffany Bates & John G. Malcolm
    Sen. Chuck Schumer has reminded us just how important the upcoming presidential election will be in shaping the federal judiciary, calling getting a progressive Supreme Court his number one goal. A progressive majority on the Supreme Court is an imperative, and if I become majority leader, I will make it happen, Schumer, D-N.Y., said to attendees at a conference last week hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton. These statements should concern individuals with a proper understanding of the limited role of the judiciary. The next president will appoint at least one justice to the Supreme Court and could fill one-third...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer reveals he, like Clinton, was also diagnosed with pneumonia (the lies multiply)

    09/12/2016 12:05:40 PM PDT · by jiggyboy · 65 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 12, 2016 | Adam Edelman
    Somebody must have sneezed into the punch bowl at the Democratic Party. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), revealed Monday that he, like Hillary Clinton, had also been diagnosed with pneumonia recently. Schumer, who is expected to take over the No. 1 leadership spot among Senate Democrats if they win back the majority in November, said he had been diagnosed with the illness several weeks ago.
  • No. 3 Senate Democrat Schumer discloses pneumonia diagnosis

    09/12/2016 11:09:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2016 | Erica Werner
    The No. 3 Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer of New York, disclosed Monday that he was diagnosed with pneumonia but that it has now cleared up. Schumer was diagnosed several weeks ago. His disclosure Monday comes amid furor over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's own pneumonia diagnosis....
  • Another big celebrity threatens to leave the country if Trump is elected

    09/06/2016 10:14:45 PM PDT · by detective · 109 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | 6 Sep 2016
    Amy Schumer mentions she's willing to move to Spain if Trump wins. It's interesting that these celebrities never mention Mexico when they threaten to leave! From NME: "My act will change because I'll need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain, or somewhere. It's beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It's too crazy," she said.
  • Amy Schumer's book sales disappoint first weeks on shelves

    09/06/2016 9:36:48 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2016 | The New York Post
    Amy Schumers book, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo despite being No. 1 on the best-seller list for two weeks is a disappointment, sources say. Although it sold 36,000 hardcover copies in its first week, Simon & Schuster paid $9 million for the funny memoir. The publishers are hugely disappointed. They are going to lose a ton of money, an industry insider told the New York Post.
  • Priceless: Schumer says waive tax on Olympians because hard work shouldnt be punished

    08/08/2016 12:27:13 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 8, 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Without the teeniest sense of irony, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has proposed that America’s Olympic medal winners should not have to pay taxes on the cash prizes they are awarded with their medals. Schumer’s reasoning behind lifting the tax? Because “hard work” and excellence shouldn’t be punished. Seriously: Video at link In a press release from his office Schumer said: “Our Olympian and Paralympic athletes should be worried about breaking world records, not breaking the bank, when they earn a medal,” said ‎Schumer. “Most countries subsidize their athletes; the very least we can do is make sure our athletes don’t...
  • Top Senate Dems defend Lynch-Clinton meeting

    06/30/2016 9:50:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Two of the Senate's top Democrats are defending a private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton this week. "She's an honorable person. We know that," Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader, told reporters on Thursday. "She has said nothing was discussed related to the investigation so you have two choices: To say this didn't matter or she's lying. I think it didn't matter. I don't think she's lying." "All I can say is Loretta Lynch is one of the most outstanding human beings I've ever known," Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)...
  • Schumer, Feinstein Say FBI Suspicions Should Be Enough to Block Gun Sales

    06/14/2016 10:09:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 14, 2016 | 8:09 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Gun control advocates said on Monday theyre going to push to finally close the terror gap once and for all by barring gun sales based on the FBIs suspicions about how a gun will be used. If the FBI believes theres a reasonable chance someone is going to use a gun in a terrorist attack, it should be able to make that determination and block the sale, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a conference call on Monday. And now that we have lone wolves inspired by ISIL, even more the reason to do this than ever, ever before. It made...
  • Schumer upends 9/11 Saudi suit bill at 11th hour

    Last weeks unanimous passage of a Senate bill making it easier for 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia and other foreign terror sponsors was widely heralded as a major victory. Its more of a cruel hoax. It turns out that just before the vote, Sen. Charles Schumer and other proponents of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act stuffed an amendment into the final draft allowing the attorney general and secretary of state to stop any litigation against the Saudis in its tracks.
  • White Houses 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 Obamas foreign-policy guru a careful read. Because theyll learn how they were all played for fools on the Iran nuclear deal by that aide, Ben Rhodes 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 thumbs-down but then refused to lobby his colleagues to take his side. Sen. Bob Menendez, on the other hand, is looking...
  • GOP blocks slate of Obama judicial nominees

    04/26/2016 4:58:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Cameron Lancaster Senate Republicans blocked a slate of President Obama's lower court nominees Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii),Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) asked for consent four times to bring up a total of 11 judicial nominations Tuesday, arguing that the pace of confirmation votes has created a backlog. "The judicial confirmation process has been at a crawl for years. Now it has come to a functional standstill," said Schumer, who is expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader. The Senate's top Republicans teamed up to block the Democratic efforts. Majority LeaderMitch McConnell objected to requests...
  • Is Chuck Schumer The Dumbest Politician To Ever Talk About Guns?

    04/06/2016 1:59:05 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | April 5, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Okay, that headline is obviously a rhetorical question. As long as there are other progressive Democrats in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, and Maryland who are equally steeped in that special blend of smugness, paranoia, and ignorance, well have to concede that hes merely one of a very stupid breed. That allowance made, it takes a very deplorable person to argue that a sightless two-shot derringer that is impossible to aim and slow to reload is any sort of a credible criminal or terrorist threat as he did in yet another self-aggrandizing press conference today.
  • 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 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.
  • Schumer: Feds must work faster to test explosive detectors

    04/03/2016 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 5:20 AM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    The Department of Homeland Security must move faster to test explosive detectors that can sense compounds that have been used in recent extremist attacks and to determine if the devices can be installed at airports and train stations across the country, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said. For about eight years, federal officials have funded the development of the electronic trace detection system, which would be capable of continuously monitoring an area for vapor from explosives, including the bomb-making material TATP. But while the technology has proved successful in laboratory tests, it hasnt been scheduled for government field tests until the...
  • Democrats see 'cracks' in Republican block of Merrick Garland confirmation

    03/17/2016 5:22:33 PM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 17, 2016 | David Smith
    New York senator Chuck Schumer said some Senate Republicans have agreed to meet supreme court nominee despite leadership wanting to hold off on hearings . . . Chuck Schumer, senator for New York, said in response to a question from the Guardian: We are seeing cracks on the Republican side. "About five or six members have agreed already to meet with the nominee and I think what happened is they saw how stellar the nominee was and they realised how bad it would be not to ... They're feeling the heat and we believe well see many more cracks over...
  • Preposterous! New York Times Implies I'm Part of a Pro-Amnesty Conspiracy (Rush Limbaugh)

    02/29/2016 11:19:22 AM PST · by servo1969 · 124 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 2-29-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, on Sunday, the New York Times had a story that is an attempt, was an attempt to drive a wedge between me and those of you in my audience. The attempt was to imply, because they cannot state it, the attempt here was to imply that I am a secret, clandestine operative for the Gang of Eight bill and amnesty. The story was written in such a way as to make it look like I am a secret supporter and that I have kept relevant information from you and that I am secretly trying to push...
  • US senator wants government to set airline seat-size rules

    02/28/2016 6:03:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2016
    NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish seat-size standards for commercial airlines, which he says now force passengers to sit on planes "like sardines." The New York Democrat told The Associated Press the airlines have been slowly cutting down legroom and seat width. "One of the most vexing things when you travel on an airplane is there's almost no legroom on your standard flight," Schumer said. "There's been constant shrinkage by the airlines." He said he will add an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Bill that is pending before Congress...
  • 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...
  • Mid-2007 Video: Chuck Schumer insists that lame-duck president should not get Supreme Court pick

    02/15/2016 5:27:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Sounds like pretty good advice, huh? Thankfully, Chuck Schumer has gone on record on this issue, insisting to the American Constitution Society that the Senate not only has the right but the duty to block Supreme Court nominees from a lame-duck President. Only with an extraordinary nominee should the Senate confirm such an appointment, Schumer insists (via Grabien and Gary Gross): CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Of course Schumer aimed this at George W. Bush, but note that this speech took place in mid-2007, when Bush still had 18 months left in his presidency. That’s almost twice as...
  • 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’s “This Week,” 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’s 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. “You know, the...
  • Portman to oppose trade deal as opposition back home builds

    02/08/2016 5:18:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Washingston Post ^ | February 4 | Paul Kane and Kelsey Snell
    Sen. Rob Portman, a former U.S trade ambassador, announced Thursday that he opposes a sweeping 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement, dealing a setback to a deal that is seen as a key part of President Obama’s economic legacy. The Ohio Republican is facing a difficult re-election campaign against Ted Strickland, an anti-trade former Democratic governor, in a state that has seen a steep decline in manufacturing as a result of companies moving operations overseas. The announcement is a significant but not fatal blow to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which is protected by fast-track rules that ensure it cannot...
  • Trump Vows a ‘Close,’ ‘Good Relationship’ With Pelosi and Schumer as President

    01/26/2016 6:35:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01/26/2016 | Fred Lucas
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump used a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC to tout the fact that, as president, he would work with Democratic leaders in Congress to get things done. He specifically talked about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and asserted he was "close" to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to replace outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem. Reid will be gone," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday. He continued: "I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately, obviously,...
  • Donald Trump: I’ve always had good relationships with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid

    01/26/2016 8:01:46 AM PST · by agrarianlady · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/26/2016 | David Sherfinski
    "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem," Mr. Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "[Harry] Reid's going to be gone. I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately obviously I haven't been dealing with him, so he'll use my name as the ultimate ... of the billionaires in terms of people you don't want." "But I've always had a great relationship with Harry Reid," Mr. Trump said. "Frankly, if I weren't running for office, I'd be able to deal with [Pelosi], I'd be able to deal with Reid -- I'd be...
  • 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...
  • Amy Schumer Poses Topless for Annual Pirelli Calendar

    12/01/2015 8:09:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Comedian and actress Amy Schumer poses topless in the 43rd edition of the Pirelli Calendar. Holding a cup of coffee, the Trainwreck star, who is this year’s Miss December, poses for the annual publication wearing only a pair of underwear. Schumer, 34, shared a snap of the shoot on Twitter.
  • Chuck Schumer: Rubio ‘Totally Committed’ To Obama’s 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— 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. “He was not only totally committed— he was in that room with us, with four Democrats, four Republicans… for hours a day, week after week after...
  • Records: NXIVM hacked billionaire's emails with Hillary Clinton, world leaders

    10/19/2015 6:38:25 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    Albany TU ^ | 10/18/15 | Brendan J. Lyons
    Clare W. Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Company business empire, allegedly implanted a "key logger" virus on the computer of her late father, Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., so officials with the NXIVM corporation could secretly monitor his emails, including his exchanges with world leaders and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court records. The extraordinary allegations are attributed to Kristen M. Keeffe, who was part of the inner circle that ran NXIVM, a "human development" organization that has been described by one expert as an "extreme cult." The accusations by Keeffe are contained in a transcript of a...
  • 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 rip to shreds the Iranian agreement deal recently passed through Congress, and kill the countrys leader if it didnt give up its nuclear ambitions. If the Ayatollah doesnt understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins, Cruz said to wild cheers from the audience of conservative Christians. The...
  • Hillary Taking on NRA in Quest for More Gun Control

    09/03/2015 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 38 replies
    New American ^ | September 3, 2015 21:20 UTC | Bob Adelmann
    (...) Following the on-air shooting of two television reporters in Roanoke, Virginia, she declared: I feel just great heartache at what happened. I want to reiterate how important it is [that] we not let yet another terrible instance go by without trying to do something more to prevent this terrible killing that is stalking our country. She added: "We have got to do something about gun violence in America and I will take it on." She said the same thing back in July, in an obvious shift away from avoiding Second Amendment issues during the presidential campaign to avoid...
  • 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 Erdoğan 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 Erdoğan 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 ‘anti-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 Abu Abdullah al-Amriki 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 mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans are...
  • Schumer May Save the Democratic Party

    08/23/2015 3:56:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/23/2015 | PATRICK H. CADDELL and DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN
    The Iran deal has potential, both because of public opinion and the way the administration is positioning itself, to hurt Democrats in much the same way that the Iranian hostage crisis did in 1980 and 1981. Should New York Senator Chuck Schumer succeed in killing the deal, he will be saving the Democrats from what appears to be a grave political mistake. President Obama has branded opponents of the deal as either ideological extremists or ignorant. In his speech at American University, he compared the agreements opponents with Iranian extremists chanting death to America. He pointed out that most of...