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  • 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....
  • Queen hands over the reigns to Prince Charles - historic step closer to a new king

    01/19/2014 10:33:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | January 20, 2014 | Andy Lines
    It is being dubbed the “gentle succession” – as the Queen gradually begins to relinquish some of her traditional duties as monarch. As she approaches her 88th birthday in April after almost 62 years on the throne, she has agreed to hand over part of her workload in a historic “job-share” arrangement with Prince Charles. In a royal first, he will be taking on more head of state-style responsibilities as the Palace starts to make tentative plans for his eventual succession. Courtiers yesterday described the softly-softly move as “wise” – and “just plain common sense”. The first sign of the...
  • Schumer: House vote to extend ban on plastic guns not good enough

    12/05/2013 8:18:10 PM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 4, 2013 at 3:23 PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. House has approved a bill that would extend a ban on the manufacture of plastic guns that cannot be detected by security-screening devices. The Senate is likely to approve a 10-year extension of the ban, which expires Monday, when it returns to Washington next week, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. It's the first piece of firearms legislation both houses have agreed on following the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last December, but at least one lawmaker said the bill didn't go far enough. In a statement before the House...
  • Schumer, Franken urged IRS to target tea party in 2012

    05/17/2013 10:35:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 17, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Long before the Internal Revenue Service revealed it had improperly targeted conservative 501(c)(4) groups, a group of Democratic senators led by New York Sen. Chuck Schumer urged the IRS to do just that. Last year, Schumer, along with Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall, Jeanne Shaheen and Al Franken, penned a letter calling on the agency to cap the amount of the political spending by groups masquerading as “social welfare organizations.”
  • Change on veterans’ gun rights lights fire

    12/04/2012 10:11:57 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/03/12 | David Sherfinski
    A major defense-spending bill hit an unexpected bump on its journey through the U.S. Senate over an amendment on veterans’ gun rights[.] Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, wants veterans who have been deemed “mentally incompetent” to have their cases adjudicated by a judge — rather than the Department of Veterans Affairs, as happens currently — and argued that veterans who simply cannot support themselves financially are needlessly given the label and, as such, cannot buy or possess firearms.
  • Do you know how many times Chuck Schumer voted against raising the national debt ceiling?

    05/11/2011 12:26:38 PM PDT · by ctpsb · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 05/10/11 | Mark Tapscott
    If you answered "four times" to the question posed in the headline above, you are either spending way too much time in the Congressional Record, or you have superb research and recall skills! Let's just assume it's the latter. Anyway, the right answer is indeed four times, at least. For the record, here's the four occasions, as documented by congressional records.......
  • Tough queries unleash a terrifying alter ego (Olympics - Mayor Daley)

    08/08/2009 6:52:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 1,066+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8-8-09 | John Kass
    For most of last week, Mayor Richard Daley calmly made pronouncements, issued his sweeping edicts and decrees and commands, the usual thing. But then his alternate self, the terrifying Mayor Chucky persona, was revealed again, this time on Friday. *snip* But it was inevitable that Mayor Chucky would pop out. First came the aggravated facial expressions, then the hand waving, great circular motions from the shoulder, then the sneering, the finger pointing, the index finger jabbing at those who offended him, and finally, the angry lip curling. It sure was terrifying, worse even than that little killer doll in the...
  • Jon Gruden fired

    01/16/2009 3:06:53 PM PST · by Dysart · 58 replies · 3,208+ views
    NFL Network ^ | 1-16-09
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired coach Jon Gruden, NFL Network's Adam Schefter is reporting.
  • White House Offers Testimony of Miers and Rove Behind Closed Doors

    03/20/2007 12:01:30 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 37 replies · 2,443+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/20/2007 | n/a
    MSNBC reporting the above. Senate Schumer responds, and says "he isn't happy" with the proposal.
  • Hillary Clinton, Charles Schumer May Back John Bolton

    07/26/2006 4:55:44 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 38 replies · 840+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 27 July 2006
    New York Senators Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer are "seriously reconsidering” their opposition to the nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The reason: With war raging in the Middle East, the two are facing increasing pressure from pro-Israel groups to forgo another Democratic filibuster against Bolton. "Given the fact that we face a world today where every decision every day seems to count, we cannot allow any disruption in who plays the lead role in representing the United States," said Jack Rosen, chairman of the American Jewish Congress. "This is not a time for a...
  • Edwards: Bush Worse than Nixon

    05/21/2006 4:41:29 PM PDT · by CT · 74 replies · 1,883+ views
    ABC ^ | May 21st, 2006 | By ED O'KEEFE
    Edwards: Bush Worse than Nixon 2004 Vice Presidential Contender Blasts Bush and Readies to Run Again By ED O'KEEFE May 21, 2006 — - Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., says George W. Bush is the "worst president of our lifetime," and "absolutely" worse than Watergate-tainted President Richard M. Nixon. In an exclusive appearance on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," the former presidential and vice presidential contender said of Bush, "He's done a variety of things -- things which are going to take us forever to recover from. "You have to give Bush and Cheney and gang credit for being good...
  • Democrats Have No Shame

    01/16/2006 7:16:57 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 23 replies · 1,179+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 17 January 2006
    Old blowhards don’t fade away, we learned again last week, they just serve as Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was almost two decades ago that Sen. Joe Biden (D.-Del.) chaired the confirmation hearings that gave America a new verb: to Bork. When President Reagan nominated U.S. Appeals Court Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, it was Biden who led his Democratic committee colleagues Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts and Patrick Leahy of Vermont in what was then the unprecedented trashing of a nominee of unquestioned professional qualifications and unblemished character. In 1991, in a committee still chaired by...
  • 'I'm pregnant' doesn't work in HOV lane, judge says

    01/15/2006 10:45:48 AM PST · by presidio9 · 211 replies · 2,125+ views
    CBS News ^ | Wed, 11 Jan 2006
    A fetus doesn't count as a passenger in the carpool lane, an Arizona judge has ruled. The Phoenix Municipal Court decision doesn't affect drivers in high-occupancy-vehicle lanes around, say, Vancouver or Toronto, but it addresses a thorny question that may have occurred to some. Candace Dickinson, 23, of Ahwatukee Foothills, Ariz., got a ticket for driving alone in an HOV lane on Interstate 10 on Nov. 8. She fought it in court on grounds that she was pregnant at the time, the Arizona Republic reported. Judge Dennis Freeman rejected her argument on Tuesday. For HOV purposes, a person is someone...
  • Tim Russert Takes Down Chuck Schumer

    01/08/2006 4:28:04 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 96 replies · 5,890+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 9 January 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    Today on NBC News' "Meet the Press," host Tim Russert boxed liberal Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) into a corner over Schumer's opposition to Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Russert reminded Schumer of a letter he wrote to President Bush in 2001 that said: "The ABA evaluation has been the gold standard by which judicial candidates are judged..." He then said to Schumer: "And now we have this from the ABA: 'Samuel A. Alito Jr. (nominated 11/10/05), to be an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. Rating: `Well qualified' by unanimous vote of the standing committee' of the ABA. It's...
  • Schumer Wants to Know Motivation Behind NSA Leak

    01/01/2006 6:17:52 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 92 replies · 3,424+ views ^ | 2 January 2006
    WASHINGTON — The investigation into who leaked information about a National Security Agency secret wiretapping program on potential terror suspects needs to focus on the motivation behind the leak, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday. "There are differences between felons and whistleblowers, and we ought to wait 'til the investigation occurs to decide what happened," Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told "FOX News Sunday." The Justice Department on Friday opened an investigation into who leaked the information about the program, sparking debate over its threat to national security and presidential powers versus civil liberties. The program, first revealed...
  • Prince Charles to plead Islam's cause to Bush

    10/29/2005 3:32:33 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 304 replies · 5,311+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 29, 2005 | Andrew Alderson
    The Prince of Wales will try to persuade George W Bush and Americans of the merits of Islam this week because he thinks the United States has been too intolerant of the religion since September 11. The Prince, who leaves on Tuesday for an eight-day tour of the US, has voiced private concerns over America's "confrontational" approach to Muslim countries and its failure to appreciate Islam's strengths. The Prince raised his concerns when he met senior Muslims in London in November 2001. The gathering took place just two months after the attacks on New York and Washington. "I find the...
  • Schumer 'Reluctantly' Votes Against Roberts (FReep the poll on the right portion of the page)

    09/22/2005 5:54:31 PM PDT · by chet_in_ny · 19 replies · 1,053+ views
    1010 WINS AM NY ^ | 9/22/05 | 1010 WINS AM
    Sen. Charles Schumer on Thursday voted against Judge John Roberts' nomination as the Supreme Court's next chief justice, saying there was a ``reasonable danger'' he will turn out like conservative Justice Clarence Thomas. ``The risk that he might be a Thomas and the lack of any reassurance that he won't _ particularly in light of this president's professed desire to nominate people in that mold _ is just not good enough,'' said Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. ``I hope he is not a Thomas. But the risk is too great to bear,'' Schumer said. ``The court's...
  • DRUDGE HEADLINE "We are going to war over Supreme Court" By Chuck Schumer.

    07/06/2005 8:11:45 AM PDT · by ICE-FLYER · 56 replies · 2,160+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | July 6, 2005 | Ice Flyer
    "We are going to war over Supreme Court." If Chuch said this he has revealed just who he is, a liar and an obstructionist. I'll never forget that he, on film, said of the impeachment hearing that he would vote against it without even hearing the evidence. He is a pre-disposed-dyed-in-the-woll-democrat with nothing on his mind but the hatered of this president, the arrogance of his station and basks in the glow of his power as a senator all the while thwarting the will of the people in the duly elected President and his right to appoint a Justice. We...
  • Social INSecurity: Social Security to Social Insecurity [Schumer's SS 'Calculator']

    02/18/2005 6:33:37 AM PST · by ericthecurdog · 30 replies · 853+ views
    Senator Schumer's Website ^ | Charles 'Chucky' Schumer
    "See how much you will LOSE under Bush's Privatization Plan."