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  • "Deeply Concerned" Schumer To Vote Against Sessions, Fears For "Immigrant, Gay, Disabled

    01/12/2017 9:52:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/12/2017
    In a tweet-tempest this morning, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has confirmed he opposes Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as attorney general. The Attorney General has a sacred obligation to enforce our laws & uphold the constitution.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 12, 2017 The AG must wake up each day ensuring rights of all Americans immigrant, minority, young, old, gay, straight, disabled & not are protected.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 12, 2017 The AG ensures that POTUS & the Admin's policies adhere to American values& ideals & is a check to ensure the President...
  • The Left Means to Break This President

    01/10/2017 5:26:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2017 | James G. Wiles
    Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign against Donald Trump largely amounted to a reprise of the left's attacks on Judges Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas in the 1980s. "Borking" -- nice slang for Hillary’s "politics of personal destruction" (which she decried when it was employed against her husband in 1998) -- succeeded against Judge Bork. It did not work against Justice Clarence Thomas. And it demonstrably didn't work against president-elect Trump. So what is the left going to try next, now that Borking Mr. Trump has failed? "Massive resistance." that's what. I laughed when Slate's Michelle Goldberg used the term on NPR...
  • Schumer: We Will Only Work With Trump If He 'Abandons Republicans' (In Your Dreams, Chuckie)

    01/09/2017 11:35:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Last week was a bit interesting from the Senate Democrat side. The olive branch that was offered by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the new Senate Minority Leader, was blunt and straightforward to the incoming Trump White House. WeÂ’ll only work with you if you abandon the Republicans and adhere to 100 percent of what we want to do (via Real Clear Politics/CNN): CHUCK SCHUMER: I said, Mr. President-elect, you went after both the Democratic and Republican establishments when you ran. You were an anti-establishment change candidate. But by your cabinet picks and your early pronouncements, you seem to be embracing...
  • Jeff Sessions shunned, slandered by longtime Senate Democrat collaborators

    01/08/2017 6:17:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Democrats are poised to throw away 20 years of friendship and a bipartisan working relationship with Sen. Jeff Sessions to wreak political vengeance on him this week as they consider his nomination for attorney general. Highlighting the deep partisan divide and the bad blood between Democratic lawmakers and President-elect Donald Trump, the same senators who have socialized and co-authored reams of legislation with Mr. Sessions are under pressure from liberal interest groups to air accusations that he is a racist, a sexist and a homophobe. Mr. Sessions, who has held an Alabama seat in the Senate since 1997 and...
  • YouTube - DFU SING-ALONG: Master of the House (Schumer Is Master of the Clowns)

    01/07/2017 1:53:21 PM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 1-7-17 | DFU
    ENJOY THE MOCKING OF SCHUMER IN SONG - YES, THE HEAD CLOWN AS CALLED BY THE NEW PRESIDENT
  • Chuck Schumer threatens Trump over SCOTUS nominee - endless filibuster for any nominee?

    01/04/2017 11:12:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/17 | Robert Laurie
    Dems digging the hole deeper Democrats don’t understand what happened in the 2016 election. They don’t know why they lost and they have no concept of how badly they were beaten. I’ve made this point a hundred times. We see their denial in their post-election defiance, their doubling-down on people like Pelosi, and the bitter name-calling aimed at anyone who didn’t support Hillary Clinton. They cling to popular vote totals, buoyed by left-wing superstates New York and California, so they can whistle past their electoral graveyard and their brutal 2018 map.
  • The GOP needs to send Harry Reid a thank you note

    01/05/2017 7:10:16 AM PST · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | Jan, 4th, 2017 | DrJohn
    As the new Congress convenes, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) demonstrates that for some reason being a democrat leader in Congress has the unfortunate prerequisite of being an idiot. A volcano of bombast picking up right where Harry Reid left, Schumer spit out his vision of the unending obstructionism he plans forr the GP and Donald Trump. He promised to block any Trump nominee for the Supreme Court. “It’s hard for me to imagine a nominee that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we could support,” Schumer said in an interview Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel...
  • Schumer: Trump "dumb" for crossing CIA - "they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you"

    01/05/2017 12:00:14 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 154 replies
    SOTT ^ | 1/5/2016 | James Henry
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) let slip a terrifying reality when it comes to the power of our nation's president over "executive branch" agencies like the CIA. In an interview Tuesday with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Schumer said President-elect Donald Trump is "being really dumb" by taking on the intelligence community because if he does "they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you." Just let that soak in for a minute. One of the most powerful senators just admitted that it is "stupid" for a president to oppose the intelligence community, which he is in charge of,...
  • Park Slope Rally to Call for Total Obstruction of Trump Agenda

    01/05/2017 1:11:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Patch ^ | January 5, 2017 | John V. Santore
    "Play ball with dangerous, amoral people and we will devote ourselves to your political demise," the organizers wrote. PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN — Brooklynites determined to stop President-Elect Donald Trump's agenda in its tracks will deliver their message to New York Senator and Park Slope resident Chuck Schumer on Jan. 7. A rally planned for 1 p.m. outside Schumer's 9 Prospect Park West apartment building had been signed up for on Facebook by 169 people as of Thursday afternoon, with nearly 300 more saying they were interested. "We, the people of NYC and New York State, vow to hound you day...
  • Trump Slams Obamacare, Says Dems Led By 'Head Clown Chuck Schumer'

    01/05/2017 11:47:34 AM PST · by Simon Foxx · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 01/05/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to slam Obamacare and Democrats, saying members of Congress from both sides of the aisle need to work together to come up with a better health care plan. Trump said Democrats, led by “head clown Chuck Schumer,” understand how bad the law is, but they’re not trying to work and fix it. Instead, all they’re doing is blaming, he added...
  • Trump: The Democrats, lead by head clown Chuck Schumer ...

    01/05/2017 4:47:04 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 224 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 5, 2017 | President-Elect Donald J. Trump
    <p>The Democrats, lead by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in. Instead of working to fix it, they ...do the typical political thing and BLAME. The fact is ObamaCare was a lie from the beginning."Keep you doctor, keep your plan!" It is ...time for Republicans & Democrats to get together and come up with a healthcare plan that really works - much less expensive & FAR BETTER!</p>
  • Trump: Dems 'Own the Failed ObamaCare Disaster...Don't Let the Schumer Clowns Out of This Web'

    01/04/2017 8:18:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2017 | 9:37 AM EST | Susan Jones
    President-elect Donald Trump is reminding Republicans that Democrats “own the failed ObamaCare disaster” and should not “let the Schumer clowns out of this web.” In three tweets on Wednesday morning, Trump said: “Republicans must be careful in that the Dems own the failed ObamaCare disaster, with its poor coverage and massive premium increases…like the 116% hike in Arizona. Also, deductibles are so high that it is practically useless. Don’t let the Schumer clowns out of this web…massive increases of ObamaCare will take place this year and Dems are to blame for the mess. It will fall of its own weight...
  • Reid: If Hillary wins and Dems retake the Senate, expect Dems to use the Nuclear Option for SCOTUS

    01/04/2017 4:16:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | October 25, 2016 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he is confident that he has laid the groundwork for Democrats to nuke the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if they win back the Senate in November. Envisioning Hillary Clinton in the White House and Democrats controlling the Senate, Reid warned that if a Senate Republican minority block her Supreme Court nominee, he is confident the party won’t hesitate to change the filibuster rules again. Such a move would be an extension of what Reid did in 2013 when he was still majority leader, eliminating filibusters (with a simple majority vote) on...
  • Schumer: I Wish Democrats Hadn’t Triggered the ‘Nuclear Option’

    01/04/2017 3:32:49 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 4, 2017 | by ADELLE NAZARIAN
    Incoming Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says he regrets a 2013 decision by Senate Democrats, known as the “nuclear option” to decrease the number of senators needed to confirm Cabinet picks from 60 to 51 votes. “I wish it hadn’t happened,” Schumer said in an interview with CNN, about the move that was triggered by former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid (D-NV). The move is dubbed the “nuclear option” because by altering the filibuster rules it stands to blow up bipartisan Senate relations. “I argued against it at the time,” Schumer said. “I said both for Supreme Court and...
  • Schumer: Trump better pick a mainstream Supreme Court nominee, or else

    01/04/2017 11:43:26 AM PST · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 4, 201 | Ed Morrissey
    Or else what? Chuck Schumer’s leverage to obstruct the next nominee to the Supreme Court was almost as incoherent as his demand for a “mainstream” nominee. Appearing on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show last night, Schumer followed that demand up with an acknowledgment that Democrats wouldn’t consider any nominee mainstream if he or she had full Republican support. That leaves us with … what, exactly? Knee-jerk obstructionism:
  • Democrats Pull Out Old Playbook, Accuse Republicans of Wanting to 'MAKE AMERICA SICK AGAIN'

    01/04/2017 10:54:00 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1-4-2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Shortly after meeting with President Obama on Capitol Hill Wednesday in a desperate effort to save Obamacare from repeal, Democrats pulled out their old political playbook and accused Republicans of wanting Americans to be sick.   "The Republican plan to cut healthcare wouldn't make America great again, it would make America sick again. " new Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. "They seek to rip healthcare away from millions of Americans, creating chaos in our entire economy."
  • Schumer: Intelligence Community May ‘Get Back At’ Trump For Tweet [VIDEO]

    01/04/2017 8:50:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/4/17 | Peter Hasson
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested Tuesday night that U.S. intelligence agencies could “get back at” President-elect Donald Trump after he questioned the legitimacy of the intelligence community’s probe into Russian involvement in the hacking of Democratic party officials.
  • Schumer Prepared to Hold Supreme Court Seat Open

    01/04/2017 6:53:30 AM PST · by detective · 122 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Jan 3, 2017 | Bridget Bowman
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer is preparing to block President-elect Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee if he or she is not in the “mainstream.” “It’s hard for me to imagine a nominee that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we could support,” the New York Democrat told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Tuesday night. Asked if he would do his best to hold the seat open, Schumer responded, “Absolutely.”
  • Democrats to Fight Almost Any Trump Supreme Court Nominee: Schumer

    01/03/2017 9:37:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 3, 2017 | Alex Johnson
    Suggesting that turnabout is fair play, the Senate's new top Democrat said Tuesday night "it's hard for me to imagine" Democratic senators' supporting a Supreme Court nomination submitted by President-elect Donald Trump. In a measured but blunt interview on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York took on Trump over a number of issues, calling him a "fake" populist who was "dumb" to continue squabbling with the U.S. intelligence community. But it was the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February that led to Schumer's strongest...
  • Krauthammer: Schumer A Sore Loser, The Tweets Are Working; "Trump Wielding A Two-By-Four"

    01/03/2017 9:29:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 3, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Charles Krauthammer reacts to newly-minted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) remarking "making America great again" requires more than a tweet from President-elect Trump. BRET BAIER: On the Senate side, the top Democrat there, Chuck Schumer, took to the floor for his first speech talking about the president-elect's communication. SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER: These issues are too important for mere words. Our challenge is too entrenched for mere tweeting. Making America great again requires more than 140 characters per issue. With all due respect, America cannot afford a Twitter presidency. BAIER: Charles. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Sore loser. The tweets are...
  • Schumer: ‘Only Way’ We’ll Work With Trump Is If He ‘Abandons His Republican Colleagues’

    01/03/2017 4:21:07 PM PST · by Rockitz · 112 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3 January 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    During an interview aired on Tuesday’s edition of CNN’s “The Lead,” Senate Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated of President-Elect Donald Trump, “The only way we’re going to work with him is if he moves completely in our direction and abandons his Republican colleagues.” Schumer said, “The only way we’re going to work with him is if he moves completely in our direction and abandons his Republican colleagues...."
  • Trump tells Schumer he likes him more than other GOP leaders

    01/03/2017 2:26:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 1, 2017 | Aaron Short
    Donald Trump told Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer in a phone call he likes him more than his GOP brethren House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a source close to the transition team said. During a recent phone call, the president-elect “said to Schumer he likes Schumer more than Ryan and McConnell because they both wanted him to lose,” the source said. “They are Republicans and Trump knows they didn’t support him.”
  • Democrats plan to target eight Trump Cabinet nominees

    01/01/2017 7:39:12 PM PST · by usafa92 · 117 replies
    Chicago Trbune ^ | 1/1/2017 | Ed O'Keefe
    Democratic senators plan to aggressively target eight of Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees in the coming weeks and are pushing to stretch their confirmation votes into March - an unprecedented break with Senate tradition. Such delays would upend Republican hopes of quickly holding hearings and confirming most of Trump's top picks on Inauguration Day. But Democrats, hamstrung by their minority status, are determined to slow-walk Trump's picks unless they start disclosing reams of personal financial data they've withheld so far, according to senior aides. Incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that...
  • Schumer: Dems will slow Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings

    01/01/2017 2:09:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 1, 2017 | Mallory Shellbourne
    Incoming Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says his party will target eight of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks in an attempt to draw out the confirmation process, according to the Washington Post . Schumer told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that Democrats will target Trump’s picks to head the State, Justice and Education departments, as well as the Office of Management and Budget. “Any attempt by Republicans to have a series of rushed, truncated hearings before Inauguration Day and before the Congress and public have adequate information on all of them is something Democrats will vehemently resist," Schumer...
  • Schumer worried Kerry 'has emboldened extremists'

    12/28/2016 7:00:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 82 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 28, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    "While Secretary Kerry mentioned Gaza in his speech, he seems to have forgotten the history of the settlements in Gaza, where the Israeli government forced settlers to withdraw from all settlements and the Palestinians responded by sending rockets from Gaza into Israel," Schumer said in a statement. "This is something that people of all political stripes in Israel vividly remember.
  • Who Will Do What Harry Reid Did Now That Harry Reid Is Gone?

    12/28/2016 12:00:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | December 27, 2016 | Jason Zengerle
    Nevada’s departing senator would have fought Trump with a ruthlessness perhaps no other Democratic leader has. Harry Reid was searching for someone to take a stand. It was a Tuesday morning in early December, three days before his three-decade congressional career would effectively come to an end, and Reid had summoned about 20 of his staffers to his Capitol office just off the Senate floor. Although it’s reserved for the leader of the Senate’s minority party, it’s still a ­magisterial space, with soaring ceilings and mosaic floors. As a cold rain pelted the windows, the Nevada senator sat in a...
  • Schumer: Trump's trillion dollar infrastructure plan sounds good to me

    12/21/2016 11:53:25 AM PST · by Kevin C · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/21/2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan sounds good to Chuck Schumer, the incoming Senate minority leader said Tuesday. The president-elect has called for a $1 trillion investment into upgrading the nation’s roads, bridges, tunnels and airports. “We think it should be large,” Schumer told ABC News’ Jon Karl and Rick Klein during their “Powerhouse Politics” podcast. “He’s mentioned a trillion dollars. I told him that sounded good to me.” Schumer has highlighted infrastructure as one issue that Democrats can work with Trump on, casting some of the billionaire’s positions as “surprisingly” progressive and populist. And the New York Democrat has...
  • Joint statement with Senators McCain, Schumer, and Reed on reports Russia interfered

    12/11/2016 7:26:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 128 replies
    The statement below:
  • Schumer: Check Transit Employees Against Terror Watch Lists

    12/13/2016 7:34:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2016, 6:33 AM ET | Michael Balsamo
    Federal homeland security officials should move faster to require rail and transit agencies across the nation to screen their employees using federal terrorism watch lists, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said. The New York Democrat told The Associated Press on Saturday that the Department of Homeland Security should immediately step in to enforce a recommendation made nearly a decade ago that mass transit employees be crosschecked with the federal watch lists. “With terror threats from ISIS sympathizers and lone wolves ever possible, it is just not acceptable that every single front line transit employee is not checked against the federal terror...
  • Biden on Future Leaders of the Democratic Party: Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, and Me

    12/11/2016 8:17:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Grabien News ^ | December 11, 2016
    ‘I think 2018 is going to be a very good year for the Democrats’ he leaders of the Democratic Party of the future will be Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden, said Joe Biden in an interview Sunday. The outgoing vice president appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper: TAPPER: “Who is the leader of the Democratic Party as of January 21st?" BIDEN: “Well, like after every presidential election where the party loses, there is no single leader. There are voices that hopefully will be heard. Hopefully, I’ll be able to have a voice...
  • SCHUMER: Report's of Russia's Interference In The Election Should Shake Us To The Core

    12/10/2016 9:51:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 114 replies
    YahooNws ^ | December 10, 2016 | Akin Oyedele
    SCHUMER: Report's of Russia's Interference In The Election Should Shake Us To The Core Akin Oyedele. Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Saturday that he and Republican colleagues would call for a congressional investigation into Russia's reported involvement in the election. The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Friday that a secret CIA presentation shown to lawmakers revealed that the Russian government interfered with the election to try to help President-elect Donald Trump win. According to the Post, intelligence officials identified people with connections to the Russian government who they say handed thousands of hacked emails and...
  • Amy Schumer Will Play an Imperfect Barbie in the Live-Action Film

    12/02/2016 3:58:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 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 Schumer’s Barbie character being booted from the town of Barbieland for not meeting the town’s 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, Schumer’s 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 couldn’t 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. Schumer’s Remarks Following The Senate Democrats’ Luncheon Just a Few Moments Ago“Well I was incredibly disappointed to see the President-elect nominate Congressman Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services this morning“When it comes to issues like Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood, Congressman Price and the average American couldn’t be further apart“Between this nomination of an avowed Medicare opponent to serve as HHS Secretary and Republicans here in Washington threatening to privatize Medicare, it’s clear that Republicans are plotting a war on seniors next year“Every 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
    Editor’s note: During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer declared, “We’re 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 (Ohio—then 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 Trump’s 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 we’ll give it just a very, very thorough vetting, but we won’t ipso facto say no. If it’s 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 Obama’s major legislative achievements. “They will rue the day” they repeal Obama’s health care law, Senate Democrats’ leader-in-waiting told The Associated Press in an interview in his office on Friday. “It’s a political nightmare for them. They’ll be like the dog that caught the bus.” Trump, after meeting with Obama, said he’d 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 Senate’s soon-to-be top Democrat told labor leaders Thursday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal at the center of President Obama’s “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. Obama’s signature global trade deal had been on life support for months as both...
  • Amy Schumer won’t 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 she’d 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. “It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s 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.