Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $68,178
80%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $17k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: schumer

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • House, Senate to vote on Keystone XL pipeline

    11/13/2014 10:59:18 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 29 replies
    WashPo ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    Before her remarks, Landrieu was spotted riding the escalator alone up from the Senate trains that carry lawmakers between their offices and the Capitol, toward a row of elevators. She was stone-faced and declined to answer questions from reporters. Once she reached the top level and stepped off, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), one of his party’s top campaign strategists, walked over. Smiling, he asked Landrieu to step aside for a private conversation. She shook her head and moved briskly toward the elevator. As she did, she pointed to her phone, saying she had a call. Schumer paused for a...
  • Midterm disaster rips apart awkward ties between Obama and Senate Democrats

    11/06/2014 5:30:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2014 | By Paul Kane
    Less than two months after their most joyous moment together, the relationship between the Obama White House and Senate Democrats went off track and has never recovered. Instead of basking in the victory glow of President Obama’s impressive 2012 reelection and an improbable two-seat gain for Democrats, they found themselves at the edge of the now infamous “fiscal cliff.” But Reid’s operation, along with his close ally, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, did not trust Obama’s negotiating skills. At that point, McConnell called Biden and famously asked: “Does anyone down there know how to make a deal?” Reid, Schumer and other...
  • How conflicts between the Administration and the CIA marred the reporting on Iraq’s weapons.

    10/20/2003 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 51 replies · 4,434+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 10/20/03 | Seymour Hersh
    Since midsummer, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been attempting to solve the biggest mystery of the Iraq war: the disparity between the Bush Administration’s prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and what has actually been discovered. The committee is concentrating on the last ten years’ worth of reports by the C.I.A. Preliminary findings, one intelligence official told me, are disquieting. “The intelligence community made all kinds of errors and handled things sloppily,” he said. The problems range from a lack of quality control to different agencies’ reporting contradictory assessments at the same time. One finding, the official went...
  • Schumer: NY hospitals better prepared than Dallas for ebola

    10/13/2014 8:01:30 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 63 replies
    Capital ^ | 10/13/14 | Dan Goldberg
    Schumer, during his press conference near the Brooklyn Bridge where he also discussed tresspassing legislation, said he understood why many New Yorkers are concerned but said what happened in Dallas will not happen in New York City. “While there is never a way to completely eliminate the risk of Ebola, New York City hospitals are far better equipped than was the Dallas hospital and I think New Yorkers should know that.”
  • Pryor says he wants Schumer, not Reid, as majority leader (and BFF Lamar Alexander as GOP leader)

    10/02/2014 2:11:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cameron Joseph
    Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) wants to replace Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and give the job to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), he reportedly told donors at a private fundraiser last month. According to audio of a Democrats for Education Reform PAC fundraiser obtained by The Washington Free Beacon, Pryor said the "best thing that could happen" to the Senate would be if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) "gets beat and Harry Reid gets replaced.”
  • NY Democrats seek citizen rights for illegal immigrants

    09/15/2014 6:43:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/15/14 | Carl Campanile
    Illegal aliens in New York could score billions in Medicaid and college-tuition money — along with driver’s licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office — if Democrats win control of the state Senate in November, the Post has learned. A little-known bill, dubbed “New York is Home,” would offer the most sweeping amnesty available anywhere in the country to nearly 3 million noncitizens living in the Empire State.
  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/09/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes...
  • Bronx Borough President Responds to Ted Cruz's Bronx Comments

    09/02/2014 11:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    New York 1 News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. fired back at Texas Senator Ted Cruz for remarks he made over the weekend about his borough. During a speech in Dallas Saturday, Cruz said he was tired of northern senators like Charles Schumer lecturing him on border security. He then added, "I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande." Diaz Jr. responded, "This is unbecoming of him as a U.S. Senator, you know, who wants to be President of the United States—which, last I checked,...
  • Schumer Calls for Drone Regulation

    08/03/2014 9:52:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NY1 News ^ | August 3, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Senator Charles Schumer is calling for tighter federal regulations on drones. Schumer says he wants the Federal Aviation Administration and the Commerce Department to put several regulations into effect by the end of the year. He says small remote controlled aircraft have become hazardous in New York after a court decision to limit the federal government's ability to regulate them. The senator says private drones have benefits, but sometimes interfere with other aircraft and can be used to spy on people or deliver illegal drugs. Schumer says the FAA should consider several rules including a ban on drone usage by...
  • Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs

    07/24/2014 5:15:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 7-24-16 | Betsy Rothstein
    The Architect of the Capitol took emergency measures Wednesday to handle a bed bug problem in a Senate Office Building, including closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape. So watch out Senate aides and tourists approaching the sixth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Bedbugs are not easy to shake. The trouble began prior to a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing held Wednesday in which some attendees—lobbyists, presumably—employed people to wait in line for them. This is a common practice and sources tell us it falls under the jurisdiction of the Rules Committee...
  • Schmucky Schumer Hated Hillary SO Much He Quietly Coached Her REPUBLICAN Senate Opponent in 2000...

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

    07/14/2014 7:52:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 14, 2014 | Alex Altman
    Business group has been major force in 2014 races.On the day after New Jersey and Virginia’s gubernatorial elections last fall, Mitch McConnell showed up at a board meeting of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with another race on his mind. He announced that the day’s most consequential contest had been neither Chris Christie’s victory nor Ken Cuccinelli’s defeat. Instead, the Senate minority leader explained, it had been a GOP primary in South Alabama. The Chamber had shelled out about $200,000 in the sleepy district on the Mississippi border to rescue a mainstream candidate who was struggling to fend off a...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer’s religious test

    07/12/2014 5:26:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 7/12/14
    Chuck Schumer has an odd view of the First Amendment. If on the basis of religious conviction you refuse to pay for something Schumer wants you to pay for, he believes you forfeit your right to have a business. Never mind that the Supreme Court just ruled the opposite in the Hobby Lobby case. At a press conference announcing a new bill designed to change the law that was the basis of that ruling, he put it this way: “We wouldn’t tell the owners of Hobby Lobby to convert to a different religion or disobey their religion,” said Schumer. “But...
  • Letter received from the detestable Sen. Chuck Schumer (vanity)

    07/11/2014 5:50:38 PM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 8 replies
    Email received from the detestable Senator Schumer | July 11 2014 | Personal Responsibility / chuck Schumer
    I live in New York which makes the detestable Chuck Schumer one of my Senators, He sent me the email below - unsolicited - regarding his efforts on my behalf on Net Neutrality. Beneath that is my response to him.
  • Chilling! Democrat Tells Religious Americans: You Must Choose Between Your Faith or Your Business

    07/11/2014 8:11:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/11/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Progressive Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) admitted Thursday that he doesn’t even know what Hobby Lobby sells. He tacitly admits that he doesn’t care that it is a family-owned business. Nevertheless, in announcing that the Democrats will pursue legislation to overthrow the Supreme Court’s decision of last week, Schumer explicitly ordered Americans to choose between our livelihoods and our religious beliefs. “Think of the difference,” Schumer says. “You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion, and the government gives you a wide penumbra. You don’t have to form a...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer, Timothy Cardinal Dolan push Congress to pass bill for helping illegal

    06/30/2014 8:00:04 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 36 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/28/14 | Thomas Tracy
    The House needs to make room for immigrants, New York’s senior senator said Friday. With Timothy Cardinal Dolan at his side, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called on Congress to take up a bipartisan immigration bill that’s languished for a year.
  • NewsReal - The News NOT Reported...

    06/30/2014 9:18:34 AM PDT · by mononymous · 1 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 6/30/2014 | Mononymous1
    The following is mostly satire. Chelsea Clinton said that she has tried very hard to “care” about money – apparently, it is not so easy when you don’t have to earn it. Chelsea is obviously afflicted by the disease common among elected Democrats. If they “cared” about money, they wouldn’t spend so much of the taxpayers’. In calling for amnesty, Sen. Chuck Schumer said that he was very concerned about what demographic changes will mean to the future of the Republican party. Amazingly, leaders of the “Stupid Party” actually think he is being sincere. President Obama attacked his friends in...
  • Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has ‘Peaked’

    06/27/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.” The New York Democrat and longtime immigration reform supporter said that House Republicans are led by false anti-amnesty rhetoric from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Schumer noted that recently ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the only member of Congress that the “minority” Tea Party voters were able to remove from office.
  • Steve King hits back at Schumer on immigration

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has recently been calling out U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, for blocking immigration reform. In a Friday release, King said it was time for he and Schumer to have a debate on the topic. (SNIP) King's response was that he and Schumer needed to debate. “Senator Schumer is continuing his attempt to taunt Speaker Boehner and leadership into bringing his Senate Gang of Eight’s amnesty agenda to the floor of the House. This is the third time Schumer has read from a script on the Senate Floor giving me the credit for leading on immigration...
  • Dems prep Mississippi war plan

    National Democrats have begun to take steps toward contesting the Mississippi Senate race, channeling money to their cash-strapped underdog challenger and preparing a deep research file on tea party candidate Chris McDaniel as Republicans duke it out in a runoff primary. Party strategists have long watched the GOP campaign between McDaniel, an activist state legislator, and six-term incumbent Thad Cochran for signs of a general election opening. Though Mississippi leans strongly to the right, Democratic leaders increasingly believe McDaniel could be vulnerable to a concerted challenge in November — and in an election season that has Democrats overwhelmingly on defense,...
  • Harvard grad Chuck Schumer fails history, credits Jefferson for Bill of Rights

    06/04/2014 9:45:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-4-14 | Stephan Dinan
    Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, stumbled Tuesday over basic American history, crediting Thomas Jefferson for authorship of the Bill of Rights during a debate over the First Amendment and campaign finance. “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute,” Mr. Schumer said. While Jefferson is deemed the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, he was not intimately involved in the writing of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, which is...
  • Cruz Bristles At Being Accused Of Supporting Child Porn

    06/03/2014 3:46:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3 Jun 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz hit back at what he saw as an unfair accusation from Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer that Cruz would allow child pornography on the grounds that it qualifies as free speech, in a Senate Judiciary hearing. “I understand that in my absence, Sen. Schumer very kindly gave a lecture on civility and encouraged me to not go over the top,” said Cruz. “He then in the same breath accused me of supporting child pornography,” he continued, adding, “so I appreciate that demonstration in senatorial restraint from the senior senator from New York.” Earlier in...
  • Schumer to GOP: You’ve got a six-week window to pass amnesty or Obama will act on his own

    05/27/2014 8:50:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27 | Alla
    Via the Right Scoop, Reid floated this deadline on Friday too. Dick Durbin, another member of the leadership, has also been talking it up. The clock starts on June 10th, when most Republican primaries will be over and the party will once again be free to betray its conservative supporters, and ends when Congress leaves town for the August recess. If Boehner hasn’t passed a bill by then, Obama’s going to do something on deportations — probably something marginal and gestural, just to show lefties that he cares, but one never knows with a guy who’s gotten as comfortable...
  • Chamber Splits GOP Primary in New Jersey

    05/23/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Steve Lonegan, a libertarian-leaning former mayor, is running slightly behind self-funded insurance executive Tom MacArthur in a sharp-elbowed New Jersey GOP primary race for a House seat. The two candidates clashed repeatedly during a May 21 radio show, when MacArthur portrayed Lonegan as a big spender, and Lonegan portrayed MacArthur as a crony capitalist tool of the Chamber of Commerce. Lonegan said that MacArthur won the chamber’s support by agreeing to back the “comprehensive immigration reform” plan, which would increase levels of immigration. “You have to answer ‘yes’ to that question to get that endorsement,” Lonegan said.
  • Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer: Obama Acts Unilaterally in 6 Weeks if House Doesn't Pass Amnesty

    05/23/2014 4:06:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 22, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gave House Republicans six weeks to pass amnesty legislation before President Barack Obama starts to use executive actions to ease deportations and change immigration laws. “We’ve waited 329 days, we’re willing to wait another six weeks,” Reid said, according to Politico. “But at the end of six weeks, if something hasn’t been done, then there’s gonna have to be a move made. And it’s too bad we have to do that, because we all know things can be done administratively, but it’s better to change the law.”...
  • Ted Cruz: Democratic Senators Want to ‘Repeal the First Amendment’

    05/22/2014 9:42:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 22, 2014 - 4:08 PM | Penny Starr
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told attendees at a Family Research Council pastors retreat that Democrats wanted to limit free speech through amending the Constitution. “When you think it can’t get any worse, it does,” Cruz said at the FRC’s Watchmen on the Wall 2014 event in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. “This year, I’m sorry to tell you, the United States Senate is going to be voting on a constitutional amendment to repeal the First Amendment.” Calling these “perilous, perilous times,” Cruz said Senate Democrats have said they are ready to vote on the amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 19—“an amendment to...
  • Steve King hits back at immigration critics

    05/22/2014 5:55:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Thursday defended himself against Senate Democratic attempts to paint him as the face of obstruction on immigration reform. King read aloud several quotes from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and countered each of them on the House floor. "This is what I get from Senator Chuck Schumer," King said. "He decided he would target me and blame me for the things he believes are failures of the entire House of Representatives."
  • Forget the White House: Marco Rubio might be lucky just to get reelected

    05/19/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Myra Adams
    So things don’t look so encouraging for Rubio. But he may not be seriously eyeing a White House run anyway: A high-ranking GOP party official who asked that his name be withheld told me on Monday that Jeb Bush’s people have just met with Rubio’s people and a 2016 deal was struck. If Jeb runs for president then Rubio would drop out—and “Jeb is running,” according to my well-placed source. (Alert the media!)… Rubio knows his race will be tough since 2016 is the first time he would face a traditional two-person Senate battle. (His 2010 election was a quirky...
  • Reid Remarks Marking 321 Days Of House Republicans Blocking A Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill

    05/15/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Senate ^ | Senator Harry Reid
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor to mark 321 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill and call on House Republicans to do their part in mending the nations broken immigration system. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This morning marks 321 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform bill. For 321 days, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has done absolutely nothing to address our nation’s broken immigration system. And to the extremists in the House, the time went by just like that. So to House Republicans, 321 days...
  • Schumer Blames Rep. Steve King for Blocking Immigration Reform

    05/15/2014 6:09:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/14/14 | Susan Jones
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday named Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) as the main Republican impediment to "immigration reform" in the House of Representatives. It's the second time in two weeks that Schumer has demonized King for opposing amnesty for 11 million people who came to this country illegally. "It is time for the House Republican leadership to decide whether they stand with the majority of the American people and the supposed majority of their conference, or if they're really going to let Steve King continue to dictate the policy of the Republican Party on immigration. Just to be clear,...
  • Chuck Schumer: Let's amend the Constitution so Congress can restrict free speech

    05/09/2014 10:43:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    More reining in of freedom.Oh those New York Democrats! First we have Hillary (OK, only a New Yorker in a carpetbagging sort of way, but still . . .) wanting to "rein in" our notions that we have real Second Amendment rights. But that's the Second Amendment. That's not as important as the First, right? So for that one, we need Chuck Schumer, Hillary's senior as a senator before and after her tenure, to launch the attack.And he is: The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision allowing unions and corporations to donate to independent political groups has driven liberals to such fits that...
  • Steyer targets Rubio in anti-Keystone ad

    05/02/2014 8:46:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer's political action group is targeting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in an anti-Keystone XL pipeline ad set to air Sunday. NextGen Climate, founded by Steyer in 2013, announced on Friday that Rubio would be the subject of its ad blasting the proposed $5.4 billion pipeline after the senator was selected in an online poll. "Oil lobbyists take Rubio for a sucker," the 60-second ad states. "Sen. Rubio, don't get taken for a sucker."
  • Cut the Tea Party Movement from the Ground Up (Dems, Rove/GOPe & the NAACP conspire)

    04/18/2014 10:20:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    IREHR ^ | February 12, 2014 | Leonard Zeskind, president
    Recently Sen. Charles Schumer made a groundbreaking speech outlining a Democratic Party strategy aimed at the Tea Parties. For the first time, a major figure in the liberal political universe sought to both explain the Tea Parties’ appeal to tens of millions of adult Americas and to project a strategy to break the Tea Party base away from its leaders—at least in the context of election campaigns. Mr. Schumer’s was wrong in his description of the Tea Party movement, however, and his proposed strategy was little more than a campaign statement that would do little damage to the Tea Parties....
  • Israel and Russia are getting along. Have the neocons noticed?

    04/16/2014 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/16/2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Russia and Israel seem to have a growing affinity for each other. A few weeks ago, Israel abstained from a vote in the UN censuring Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported [link at URL] that this is a sore spot for the White House and a diplomatic novum on the world scene. A senior Israeli official said that Israel's absence from the United Nations vote was viewed around the world as an extremely irregular measure, a departure from a long-standing Israeli policy of voting with the United States in the UN. While the Americans viewed...
  • Schumer: We'll Have Amnesty in 2014 Thanks to Liberal Republicans

    04/08/2014 11:59:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Ever the happy warrior of the left, Sen. Chuck Schumer is not giving up on his pipe dream: amnesty for illegal aliens in 2014. Appearing on MSNBC on Monday, Schumer said he thinks it still can happen this year thanks to a group of liberal Republicans—what he thinks is the majority of Republicans—who will stand by silently, letting amnesty pass while voting against it in the end. He called it the “vote-no, pray-yes caucus,” meaning that certain Republicans would publicly claim they are against amnesty, vote against it in the end, but behind the scenes either fight for its passage...
  • Chuck Schumer: I Was For The Koch Brothers Before I Was Against Them

    04/08/2014 10:06:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    PowerLine ^ | April 7, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Chuck Schumer has joined Harry Reid in obsessive attacks on Charles and David Koch and their company, Koch Industries. […] Here is the funny thing: when KochPAC, Koch Industries’ political action committee, donated money to Schumer’s 2010 Senatorial campaign, Schumer thought the Kochs were wonderful. …
  • Schumer: Attacks on Koch brothers will work

    04/08/2014 1:50:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    thehill.com ^ | april 7, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said Democrats’ counterattacks on billionaires Charles and David Koch will be effective in this year’s election.  In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Schumer cited a poll that found 48 percent of the U.S. public doesn't know of the Koch brothers. Schumer said that by October, 90 percent of the country will.  Schumer said Democrats must pursue a “positive agenda” on top of their strategy to expose the Koch brothers’ efforts to fund conservative campaigns and political ads. “We also have to have a shield that protects us from these ads, and I think...
  • Grilled By Scarborough, Schumer Ultimately Agrees With Reid: Koch Brothers' Actions 'Un-American

    03/27/2014 9:41:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3/27/2014 | Mark Finkelstein
    At 63, Chuck Schumer can still dance—for awhile. But eventually, age or ambition caught up with the New York senator. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough grilled Schumer over Harry Reid's accusation, uttered on the floor of the Senate, that the Koch brothers are "un-American." For as long as he could, Schumer moonwalked away from Scarborough's question as to whether the Kochs are un-American. As one of Harry Reid's top lieutenants—and a lean and hungry senator who almost surely aspires to take Reid's leadership role when the opportunity arises—Schumer was on the spot. But Scarborough to his credit was relentless,...
  • Exclusive: John Cornyn Rips Chuck Schumer's Media 'Shield Law'

    03/27/2014 5:58:34 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The number two Republican in the Senate is lambasting a media “shield law” proposed by New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer, potentially imperiling its shot at passage. “This is a bad idea and one whose time has not come,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate minority whip, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. “Believe me, we will not be rolled over.” Schumer’s “Free Flow of Information Act” passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in September, and he recently said he already has the 60 votes needed to pass the bill on the floor. “We’ll get a few more Republicans, not...
  • Schumer to GOP: Obama will 'curtail' deportations without immigration deal

    03/14/2014 10:09:03 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2014, 11:22 am | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday warned that Republicans would have to watch helplessly while President Obama curbs deportations, unless the GOP helps move a comprehensive immigration package in the House. Schumer, one of the leaders of the Senate’s Gang of Eight that pushed through a comprehensive immigration package last year, said it is clear where the issue of immigration reform is heading. “They can either help pass comprehensive reform, which will greatly reduce the flow of illegal immigrants, grow our economy by bringing in needed workers in high-tech and agriculture areas, and provide a hard-earned path to eventual citizenship...
  • An End to Fair Elections

    02/13/2014 10:31:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    The Obama administration and New York's senior senator , Democrat Chuck Schumer, are conspiring to muzzle critics of the Democratic Party before this fall's midterm elections. Literally to outlaw free speech. They are rushing through a change in IRS regulations that would prevent Tea Party organizations and other not-for-profits called 501c4s from engaging in customary pre-election activities such as get-out-the vote drives, debates and forums, and brochures rating the candidates. The regulation would even prohibit these groups from criticizing incumbent office-holders within 60 days of a general election .. This regulation would destroy fair elections. It would silence 501c4s, many...
  • Why Democrats Hate Work

    02/12/2014 4:10:54 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-12-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released a report discussing the ramifications of Obamacare. The report revealed that the work-hour equivalent of approximately 2.5 million jobs would disappear from the workforce, thanks to Obamacare, in a voluntary process in which employees would simply dump out of their jobs, knowing they could get health care through expanded Medicaid and federal subsidies they would lose by working. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., an ideological leftist thought leader, spun the report as a massive positive for Obamacare: "The single mom, who's raising three kids (and) has to keep a job because of health care,...
  • Schumer: Lost Your Job Because of Obamacare? ‘That’s a Family Value’

    02/11/2014 3:51:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    http://www.tpnn.com ^ | february 10, 2014 | matthew burke
    In response to the recent CBO report that Obamacare will cause millions of job losses, Schumer told David Gregory of Meet the Press on Sunday:  “What CBO said is many American workers would have freedom. Now that’s a good word. Freedom to do things that they couldn’t do. The single mom who’s raising three kids has to keep the job because of healthcare, can now spend some time raising those kids. That’s a family value"
  • Chuck Schumer: No Urgency on Immigration

    02/10/2014 12:44:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2-10-2014 | William Kristol
    Chuck Schumer: No Urgency on Immigration FEB 10, 2014 BY WILLIAM KRISTOL New York Democratic senator Chuck Schumer, an author of the Senate immigration bill, may have succeeded in helping Republicans kill his own bill. On Meet the Press Sunday, Schumer said that Republicans "don't trust the president to enforce the law, particularly the enforcement parts." So, he explained, "There's a simple solution. Let’s enact the law this year, but simply not let it actually start ‘til 2017 after President Obama’s term is over. But you could actually have the law start in 2017 without doing much violence to it....
  • Schumer: Pass immigration reform now, delay implementation until Obama’s gone

    02/09/2014 11:33:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and an author of a comprehensive immigration bill passed last year by the Senate, suggested that Congress should enact immigration legislation now and delay enforcement until President Obama is out of office. Mr. Schumer pointed to recent comments from Republican leaders, including House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, that they want to pass immigration legislation but they don’t trust President Obama to enforce the laws. “So there’s a simple solution: Let’s enact the law this year, but simply not let it actually start ‘til 2017 after President Obama’s term is over,” Mr....
  • Chobani yogurt not allowed into Russia

    02/06/2014 12:36:14 PM PST · by illiac · 19 replies
    myfoxny ^ | 2/6/14 | myfoxny.com
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling on the Russian government to allow Chobani Greek yogurt to be delivered to Sochi for U.S. Olympic athletes and NBC Studios employees. Schumer said Tuesday that a shipment of Chobani yogurt is being held up at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey because of "unattainable" Russian Customs certifications.
  • Dems push to ban e-cigs on Capitol grounds

    02/05/2014 3:13:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    Seven Democratic lawmakers are pushing to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on the grounds of the Capitol complex as part of a wider campaign against them. Led by the Senate's second-ranking Democrat, Dick Durbin (Ill.), the group called on rulemaking committees in both chambers to include e-cigarettes in the Capitol's existing ban on smoking in public places and near building entrances. "Given preliminary [federal] research finding harmful chemicals present in e-cigarettes, measures should be taken to ensure that the public is equally protected from the potential dangers posed by e-cigarettes and their vapor," the lawmakers wrote Tuesday. Via a...
  • Schumer Gives House GOP A Thumbs Up For Immigration Proposals

    01/31/2014 6:49:32 AM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | JANUARY 30, 2014 | SAHIL KAPUR
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the set of immigration "principles" released Thursday by House GOP leaders suggest the door is open for reform. "While these standards are certainly not everything we would agree with, they leave a real possibility that Democrats and Republicans, in both the House and Senate, can in some way come together and pass immigration reform that both sides can accept. It is a long, hard road but the door is open," he said in a statement. Schumer is a leading author of the comprehensive immigration bill passed by the Senate last year, which House Republicans have...
  • Schumer Pushes Law to Put Trackers on Autistic Children

    01/27/2014 12:07:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    BREITBART ^ | BREITBART NEWS
    Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has proposed a far-reaching new law that would force taxpayers to cover the costs of placing tracking devices on autistic children after 14-year-old autistic child Avonte Oquendo was found dead last week. The tracking devices would not be implanted, but would instead be attached to watches, ankle bracelets, belts, or shoelaces. “The program would be completely voluntary for parents and run by local law enforcement,” Schumer’s office announced.
  • EDITORIAL: Silencing the political opposition

    01/27/2014 2:13:26 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2014
    Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat, thinks the Internal Revenue Service hasn’t done enough to silence the Tea Party. He wants the White House and the IRS to “immediately redouble” efforts to shut down conservative political-action groups through tougher government oversight and enforcement. In a speech last week to the liberal Center for American Progress, the senior senator from New York said, “There are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies” to silence groups that obstruct Democratic policies. When several dozen conservative organizations applied to the IRS for nonprofit status in the...