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  • Turkey Is Investigating Chuck Schumer, Ex-CIA Director John Brennan In Probe Of US-Based Cleric

    04/17/2017 10:21:34 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Apr 15, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    The Turkish government is expanding its witch hunt of suspected allies of cleric Fethullah Gulen by opening an investigation into 17 U.S.-based individuals, including New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and former CIA director John Brennan. Turkish investigators are interested in Schumer because of donations he has received from Gulen’s supporters here in the U.S. The complaint also names several Gulenists who operate non-profit organizations here in the U.S. One of those is Recep Ozkan, the former president of the Gulen-linked Turkish Cultural Center. Ozkan donated heavily to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns and as much as $1 million to the Clinton...
  • Turkey probes senator, ex-CIA director over links to cleric

    04/15/2017 11:44:29 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2017 | Associated Press
    Instanbul's chief prosecutor's office has launched the mother of all probes and Sen. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and ex-CIA director Brennan are among those named for their alleged links to cleric Fethullah Gulen.
  • Five Old Tweets That Came Back to Haunt Chuck Schumer

    04/08/2017 7:13:25 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 7, 2017 | Andrew Kugle
    In the age of social media, it is getting harder for politicians to hide their past comments and stances on issues. Twitter is especially good at keeping records on politicians, which is bad news for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.). Since joining Twitter in November 2008, Schumer has tweeted over 10,000 times. Most of the tweets are about Schumer's views on a wide range of issues. But several of those tweets have come back to haunt the New York Democrat. Senate Obstruction Chuck Schumer âś” @SenSchumer The American people expect the Senate to do its job. They are...
  • Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi endorse Trump's attack in Syria

    04/07/2017 12:24:39 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 6, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi broke with fellow Democrats who had criticized President Trump's military action against Syria to endorse the move late Thursday. "Making sure Assad knows that when he commits such despicable atrocities he will pay a price is the right thing to do," Schumer said in a statement released late Thursday. "I salute the professionalism and skill of our Armed Forces who took action today." "Tonight's strike in Syria appears to be a proportional response to the the regime's use of chemical weapons," Pelosi said in a statement.
  • Senate GOP 'goes nuclear,' clearing way for Trump court pick

    04/06/2017 11:41:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WYFF-TV ^ | April 6, 2017 | Erica Werner, The Associated Press
    Republicans invoked the "nuclear option" in the Senate Thursday, unilaterally rewriting the chamber's rules to allow President Donald Trump's nominee to ascend to the Supreme Court. Furious Democrats objected until the end, but their efforts to block Judge Neil Gorsuch failed as expected. Lawmakers of both parties bemoaned the long-term implications for the Senate, the court and the country....
  • Senate Republicans deploy ‘nuclear option’ after Gorsuch filibuster

    04/06/2017 9:16:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 109 replies ^ | 4-6-2017 | Judson Berger
    Senate Republicans deployed the so-called “nuclear option” Thursday afternoon in a bid to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, moving to overcome a Democratic filibuster just minutes earlier. The Senate initially voted 55-45 on a motion to end debate on Gorsuch, with four Democrats breaking ranks; it needed 60 to succeed. Known as a filibuster, this vote triggered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to go “nuclear.” This means he is trying to change Senate precedent so that the Senate can move to a final roll call with just a simple majority of 51 votes, as opposed to 60....
  • Schumer insults Trump as ‘98-pound weakling’ on China before Xi Jinping visit

    04/05/2017 4:52:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the man who co-authored “The Art of the Deal” a “98-pound weakling” when it comes to dealing with China. President Donald Trump is set to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday and Friday at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Although the billionaire has accused China of using the U.S. as a “piggy bank” and devaluing their currency to create a trade imbalance, Mr. Schumer says it means nothing.
  • NOW ‘Chuckie’ Schumer wants to make a deal on SCOTUS; hilarity ensues on Twitter!

    04/05/2017 7:01:57 AM PDT · by kevcol · 82 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 5, 2017 | Scott Morefield
    After months of attempting to obstruct everything President Trump has tried to do, including an ongoing filibuster of the Judge Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer might be ready to make a “deal.” Schumer: We lost one [Garland] they lost one [Gorsuch] We should now get in a room and come up with a compromise to avoid the nuclear option
  • Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends): 4.3.2017

    04/03/2017 5:54:11 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 3 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 4.3.2017 | David Blackmon
    - How about ‘no’, Chuck?: Cryin’ Chuckie Schumer told an interviewer on one of the Sunday morning talk shows about his latest bright idea to avoid nuking the filibuster over the Gorsuch nomination: Withdraw Gorsuch’s name from consideration, and set up a committee consisting of both Republican and Democrat senators who would have to unanimously approve any subsequent nominee before he would go to the Senate Juduciary Committee for consideration. Thus, you would have a committee making a recommendation to another committee making a recommendation to the full Senate. Yeahhhhhhhhhh…no.
  • Schumer: How about instead of nuking the filibuster, you let Democrats help choose SCOTUS nominee?

    04/02/2017 7:43:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2017 | AllahPundit
    All I can hear is Bill Lumbergh’s voice: “Yeeaahhh, I’m gonna have to say no.” Needless to say, no one to the right of David Souter would survive a vetting process in which Democrats had veto power over a Gorsuch replacement. Besides, various liberal legal luminaries like Neal Katyal and Kathleen Sullivan have already weighed in on whom Trump should appoint to the Supreme Court. They named Neil Gorsuch. There’s your compromise.I’m surprised this no-hoper of an idea is Schumer’s best shot at a “reasonable” solution to the Gorsuch standoff. He could have floated a new “Gang of 14”...
  • Chuck Todd Elicits the Real Reason Schumer Opposes the Gorsuch Nomination

    04/02/2017 6:10:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies ^ | April 2, 2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    On Sunday's Meet the Press, Chuck Todd grilled both Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer about Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, the nuclear option, and filibustering. In the course of the conversation, Schumer's real motivation for wanting to stick to the 60-vote rule was revealed. Back on February 1st, Schumer insisted he merely wanted a fair process: "We Democrats will insist on a rigorous but fair process....It was a bar met by each of [former President] Obama’s nominations. Each received 60 votes. And most importantly, it’s the right thing to do.” On February 7, he wrote that opposing a "nuclear option"...
  • Schumer Warns GOP Against Rules Change to Confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court

    03/31/2017 6:39:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 31, 2017 |
    As he tries to line up enough votes to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, the Senate Democratic leader is strongly warning Republicans against changing Senate rules to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch. . . . "He's bound and determined to change the rules and trample on Senate tradition" to get a conservative nominee approved, Schumer said of McConnell. "Let the public judge whether that is a good thing." . . . Schumer conceded Thursday that "We made one mistake, we shouldn't have changed the rules for lower court judges ... but we never did it for Supreme Court. This...
  • Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.30.2017

    03/30/2017 5:23:22 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 1 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 3.30.2017 | David Blackmon
    - Remember, if Democrats see a Republican member of congress performing effectively, the first thing they do is demonize him.: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes continues to be the target of a focused demonization campaign by the Democrats and their agents in the fake news media, to the point now where Democrats on the committee are now refusing to participate in hearings, and even to read the intelligence they have been provided which demonstrates that the Trump Transition Team was indeed under surveillance by the Obama Administration. Saul Alinsky would be proud.
  • Gowdy Stands Up For Nunes: I Don’t Care If Info Came From White House Or Waffle House If It's True

    03/29/2017 6:29:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | Leah Barkoukis
    Rep. Trey Gowdy stood by his colleague, Chairman Devin Nunes, even after Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have demanded his resignation due to uncertainty over whether he can continue to serve as an impartial arbiter. Speaking to Fox News’s Martha McCallum, Gowdy said Nunes hasn’t done anything wrong in his efforts to investigate allegations that the previous administration spied on the Trump campaign. “I just love it when Senator Schumer gives Republicans advice on what we ought to do,” Gowdy said. “Devin is doing exactly what the chairman ought to do. When you have a source that has...
  • GOP Leaders May Drop Wall Funding to Win Democratic Approval for Other Priorities

    03/28/2017 7:11:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 249 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2017
    Amid Democratic opposition, Republican leaders are retreating from President Donald Trump’s very popular campaign promise to build a border fence to block illegal immigration, drug smugglers, and criminals. A top GOP leader, Sen. Roy Blunt, told reporters on Tuesday that GOP leaders do not want to include Trump’s spending for the border wall in the spring budget, which is due by April 28. “All of the committees, the leaderships of the House and Senate, are working together to try to finalize the rest of the FY17 [budget spending] bill,” he added. “My guess is that comes together better without the...
  • Schumer goes off on Trump supporter at NYC restaurant, witness says

    03/27/2017 10:21:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Schumer goes off on Trump supporter at NYC restaurant, witness says Published March 27, 2017 New York Post Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., caused a scene at a Manhattan restaurant when he began yelling at a wealthy and well-connected Donald Trump supporter that the POTUS is “a liar.” Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, lost his cool on Sunday night at Upper East Side restaurant Sette Mezzo, according to witnesses. He was dining with friends when he encountered Joseph A. Califano Jr. — the former U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President...
  • Schumer Causes Scene At NYC Restaurant, Yells Donald Trump is ‘A Liar’

    03/28/2017 6:58:23 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 63 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 28, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) reportedly caused a scene at a New York City restaurant on Sunday, where he was seen yelling at a wealthy and well-connected supporter of President Donald Trump, calling Trump "a liar." Schumer was dining at Upper East Side restaurant Sette Mezzo Sunday night with friends, according to Page Six. During the dinner, Schumer encountered former secretary of health, education, and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Joseph A. Califano Jr. Califano was dining with his wife Hilary, the daughter of the founder and current chairman of CBS....
  • Gowdy Goes After Schumer for Attacking Nunes

    03/28/2017 6:53:50 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 28, 2017 | Jack Heretik
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) blasted Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Monday for Schumer's criticisms of the House Intelligence Committee chairman. Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), has been criticized for a trip to the White House he made to go through classified material related to possible surveillance over President Donald Trump during his transition. After Schumer asked Nunes to be removed from his position as chairman, Gowdy went after Schumer, Fox News reports. "I just love it when Senator Schumer gives Republicans advice on what we ought to do," Gowdy said on Monday. "Devin is...
  • Schumer loses cool with Trump supporter at swanky restaurant

    03/28/2017 2:10:32 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 65 replies
    NY post ^ | 3/28/17 | Emily Smith
    Schumer loses cool with Trump supporter at swanky restaurant Sen. Chuck Schumer caused a scene at a Manhattan restaurant when he began yelling at a wealthy and well-connected Donald Trump supporter that the POTUS is “a liar.” Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, lost his cool on Sunday night at Upper East Side restaurant Sette Mezzo, according to witnesses. He was dining with friends when he encountered Joseph A. Califano Jr. — the former US secretary of health, education and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson — and his wife, Hilary, who were...
  • How A Donald Trump Nomination Would Make The GOP Consultant Class Very Rich - Easy Marks

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