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  • Schumer: GOP Will Crack, Have Hearings and Vote on Obama’s Supreme Court Pick

    03/16/2016 4:32:33 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies ^ | 16 Mar 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC, while discussing President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said despite the Republican Senate leadership insisting they won’t giving Garland a hearing, they “will crack” and have a hearing and a vote. Schumer said, “Well, we’ve seen the ice beginning to crack, Chris. Today, six Republican senators said they would meet with Judge Garland, including Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Before today, no one was going to meet with him. That’s the first step, and I think the...
  • Congress set to make the H-1B visa less costly for India

    09/23/2015 6:39:34 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 44 replies
    Computer World ^ | 9/23/15 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Congress is set to drop a $2,000 H-1B visa fee mostly paid by India-based IT services providers. It's a move being met with incredulity by H-1B critics, but relief by the Indian offshore industry. The fee, adopted in 2010, was sought by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who chaired the Senate immigration subcommittee when Democrats were in power. Schumer described the overseas firms as "multinational temp agencies" that undercut U.S. wages. The fee expires on Oct. 1, the start of the new fiscal year and there's is no immediate effort in Congress to extend it. The fee raises between $70...
  • My Position on the Iran Deal (Sen. Chuck Schumer)

    08/07/2015 6:06:52 AM PDT · by BlueDragon · 37 replies
    A Medium Corporation (US) ^ | Aug. 6, 2015 | Chuck Schumer
    Every several years or so a legislator is called upon to cast a momentous vote in which the stakes are high and both sides of the issue are vociferous in their views. Over the years, I have learned that the best way to treat such decisions is to study the issue carefully, hear the full, unfiltered explanation of those for and against, and then, without regard to pressure, politics or party, make a decision solely based on the merits. I have spent the last three weeks doing just that: carefully studying the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, reading and re-reading...
  • Growing signs Schumer will oppose Iran deal

    08/03/2015 7:20:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/03/2015 | By MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. More than 10,000 phone calls have flooded his office line the past two weeks, organized by a group looking to kill the deal. Another group has dropped seven figures on TV in New York City to pressure Schumer and other lawmakers to vote against the plan. The powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee has put its muscle behind an effort to lobby the New Yorker against it. And Dov Hikind, a state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was arrested for disorderly conduct while protesting the deal outside Schumer’s office....
  • Conservatives' worst nightmare is next at bat

    03/28/2015 7:00:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies ^ | 3/28/15 | Michael Filozof
    One unfortunate day in the future, America will again have a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. And when that day happens, conservatives had better start digging foxholes, because their worst nightmare will be the majority leader. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, the former hyper-partisan majority leader (and present minority leader) announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of his term in 2017. He named Chuck Schumer, D-New York, as his heir apparent. As a Westerner from a blue state that could flip to red at any time, Reid was forced to take account of libertarian views. Nevada is,...
  • What Schumer Wants to Embrace

    12/06/2014 5:16:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 6, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    At a time when Ferguson, Missouri, has been under siege, the president unilaterally brought millions of illegal immigrants "out of the shadows," the so-called Islamic State beheaded another American, an architect of Obamacare admitted the law was conceived and birthed in deception, and the secretary of defense was unceremoniously dumped, it's no wonder that a speech by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. -- the Tuesday before Thanksgiving -- didn't get the coverage it deserved. But for political junkies, Schumer's speech at the National Press Club is a marvel to behold. It is at once one of the most impressive acts of...
  • Schumer: Democrats Should Not Have Pursued Obamacare

    11/25/2014 9:13:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 25, 2014 | Michael Warren
    Senator Chuck Schumer of New York said Tuesday that he and his fellow Democrats made a mistake in pursuing health care legislation that eventually became Obamacare. Bloomberg Politics's Kathleen Hunter has the story: “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in electing Obama and a Democratic Congress in 2008 amid a national recession, Schumer of New York said in a speech in Washington. “We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem -- health care reform.”Democrats should have addressed issues aiding the middle class to build confidence among voters before turning to the...
  • Top Democrat (Schumer) sets off intraparty fury after saying Obamacare passage was a ‘mistake’

    11/26/2014 4:14:13 PM PST · by shove_it · 46 replies
    Fusion ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-New York) comments on Wednesday about Democrats’ misguided focus on health care in President Barack Obama’s first term prompted backlash from top Democrats and left-leaning groups, who accused him of being politically craven. At a speech before the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday, Schumer said Democrats made a mistake by entering into a fight over health care after they passed the 2009 economic stimulus. His reasoning: Democrats were targeting the uninsured, a population that he said makes up only about 5 percent of registered voters. Only about one-third of the uninsured, he said, are registered...
  • Schumer: Dems erred with ObamaCare

    11/25/2014 10:39:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats made a strategic mistake by passing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, said Tuesday. Schumer says Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in the 2008 elections, a Democratic landslide, by focusing on healthcare reform instead of legislation to boost the middle class. “After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus,” he said. He said the plight of uninsured Americans caused by “unfair insurance company practices” needed not be addressed but it wasn’t...
  • 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...
  • The Seven Senators Who Asked the IRS to "Investigate" Non-profits

    05/17/2013 5:41:02 PM PDT · by freeandfreezing · 30 replies
    Independent Sector ^ | Feb. 16, 2012 | The 7 Senators
    Dear Commissioner Shulman: We write to inquire if the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") is investigating or intends to investigate whether groups designated as "social welfare" organizations, and thus receiving tax and other advantages under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), 26 U.S.C. 501(c)4), are improperly engaged in a substantial or even a predominant amount of campaign activity.... Signed, Michael F. Bennet, U.S. Senator Al Franken, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator

    01/24/2014 4:23:00 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 60 replies ^ | Jan. 24, 2014 | Becket Adams
    CHUCK SCHUMER CALL ON IRS TO CRACK DOWN ON TEA PARTY FUNDING: ‘REDOUBLE THOSE EFFORTS IMMEDIATELY’ Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the Internal Revenue Service should be used more aggressively to keep Tea Party funding in check, explaining that this would help “weaken” and “exploit” the conservative movement. Schumer during remarks to the Center for American Progress argued that Tea Party groups have an unfair financial advantage over left-leaning groups because of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, at one point even suggesting that President Barack Obama go around Congress to impose stricter campaign finance laws.
  • Schumer’s claims about Democratic and GOP efforts to ‘fix’ Obamacare

    12/26/2013 4:06:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/26/13 | Glenn Kessler
    “I think what most Americans want us to do is not repeal Obamacare, which is what our Republican colleagues are focused on, but fix it. The President is working to fix it, we are working in the Senate to fix it, we urge our Republican colleagues to join us in fixing it.” – Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Dec. 22, 2013 **SNIP** The Pinocchio Test Schumer’s comment was carefully worded to suggest that Democrats are working hard to improve the law while being open to Republican ideas. But his remarks leave out a significant...
  • Anthony Weiner ties awkward for Clintons, Chuck Schumer

    04/21/2013 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/20/13 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    For Anthony Weiner, the calculation on running for New York mayor is simple — it’s now or never. For Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, it’s complicated. Weiner, the former congressman from Queens who left office amid scandal in 2011, is looking at a comeback this year. He has ties to two of New York’s best-known political figures, neither of whom has spoken publicly about him running. **SNIP** “Weiner’s mayoral jousting will result in reminders to all that he came from Schumer and, by marrying Huma, is wed to the Clintons, something neither Clinton nor Schumer probably want etched forever into...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer and gun foes rally in support of background checks(MASSIVE SCHUMER RALLY)

    04/21/2013 2:14:03 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    nydailynews ^ | April 21, 2013 | PETER MOSKOWITZ AND ERIN DURKIN
    About 100 people gathered outside Schumer's Manhattan office to praise his work cracking down on guns and vowed to push on despite the defeat of a measure to expand background checks for gun purchases.
  • Universal Background Check And Record Retention Advocates – “It’s Not A Registry”

    04/16/2013 6:23:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 15 April, 2013 | Stranger
    I see that universal background check activists, who also favor permanent record retention, are trying to are trying to discredit talk that either of the Schumer bills will create a registry. It does not matter how the current Schumer bills read. If purchase records are kept those records constitute a gun owner registry. Period. Schumer and his cohorts may claim that a list of gun buyers is not a registry. Chucky may even put language in his bills forbidding a registry. But you can bet your life the next time some “must pass” bill hits the Senate, either Schumer or...
  • Chuck Schumer, John McCain sell immigration bill

    04/16/2013 6:17:31 AM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/16/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    Sens. Chuck Schumer and John McCain, writing in The Wall Street Journal, on Tuesday touted the immigration deal that the bipartisan Gang of Eight has reached. “Like all genuinely bipartisan efforts, this bill is a compromise,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) and McCain (R-Ariz.) wrote in the Journal. “It will not please everyone, and no one got everything they wanted. The legislation we introduce on Tuesday has more support than any past effort.” The two lawmakers are expected to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss their proposal, which includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the country and tougher...
  • Schumer Laughs Aloud Loud On Senate Floor At Cruz

    04/18/2013 7:30:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/13 | cspan
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) Wednesday were debating background checks for private gun sales on the Senate floor. At one point Schumer could be heard laughing out loud at Sen.Ted Cruz.
  • Schumer, Graham: Boston brings urgency to immigration reform ("Faster-not-slower" they both say)

    04/21/2013 10:55:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    The Boston Marathon tragedy is a reason for Congress to move faster – not slower – to overhaul the nation's immigration system, according to two co-authors of a Senate reform package. Some conservatives on Capitol Hill have suggested Monday's deadly bombings – allegedly orchestrated by a pair of young immigrants from Russia's volatile Caucasus region – should cause lawmakers to move more deliberately in their approach to immigration reform this year. But Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) – chief architects of a sweeping bipartisan immigration proposal unveiled last week – argued Sunday that their bill will help...
  • 'I Never Said That!' Schumer And Grassley Spar On Boston Attacks

    04/22/2013 1:47:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/22/13 | tpmtv
    Vid at link. Testy exchange
  • Schumer Won't Let “Hard Right” Use Boston Terror As “Excuse” to Kill Immigration Bill

    04/22/2013 6:12:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2013 | Susan Jones
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he won’t let the terror attack in Boston—and concerns about the immigrants behind it—derail the immigration bill introduced last week by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and six other senators. “There are some—some on the hard right…who opposed our immigration bill from the get-go, and they’re using this as an excuse. We are not going to let them do that,” Schumer told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. “If they have a reason, a suggestion as to how to change it based on what happened in Boston, we’ll certainly be open to...
  • The Chuck Schumer, Marco Rubio Split on Immigration Reform

    04/25/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 25, 2013 | Lauren Fox
    Schumer wants one big bill, Rubio could support a step-by-step approach. The landmark Affordable Care Act at 974 pages is still a powerful reminder of how sweeping legislation coming out of Washington can get messy fast. The analogy is so compelling that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell still wheels all the regulations the bill has created on stage for speeches. Stacked page by page, the display towers above McConnell at 7-feet-3-inches. It's the continuous reminder, aides say, that sometimes Washington passes well-intentioned legislation that snowballs into an implementation nightmare. So as Congress debates the many facets of immigration reform from administering...
  • McCain, Schumer Say Gun Control Will Get Another Vote This Year

    04/26/2013 6:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 25, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In comments made on April 25, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) both said they were saddened gun control didn't pass on April 17 but assured reporters the measures would be brought up for another vote some time this year. "I think we will bring the bill back before the end of the year... lots of Senators who thought it was safe to vote against it [on April 17] because of the intensity [pro-gun groups] are not so sure anymore," Schumer said. Schumer said the intensity for gun control has increased since the failed vote for gun control...
  • Schumer: Okay, Fine -- Obamacare is Partially Responsible for Rising Premiums

    05/03/2013 8:55:33 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    town hall ^ | 5/3/2013 | Guy Benson
    A perfect bookend to the week, particularly in light of yesterday's news. Maybe all those discussions between Rubio and Schumer are paying off after all: SCHUMER: Our insurance department is in power to protect families. We’re going to watch them like a hawk to make sure they do that. And if they don’t, those rates could go through the roof. REPORTER: Is it because of Obamacare? SCHUMER: It’s in part because of Obamacare, but healthcare costs have been going up in double digits for years and years. Considering Schumer's role as Senate Democrats' chief messaging guru, this is big. Still,...
  • Schumer: U.S. needs to block 3D plastic guns like ‘The Liberator’ from Defense Distributed

    05/06/2013 7:24:42 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 52 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 6, 2013 | Edgar Sandoval
    A Texas company is set to release blueprints for making a plastic gun with a 3-D printer — a development Sen. Chuck Schumer called “stomach-churning” Sunday. Defense Distributed, a collective of gun access advocates headed by self-described “free-market anarchist” Cody Wilson, has announced it made such an untraceable gun with the new plastic-making technology. The nonprofit Texas group intends to post blueprints for “The Liberator” (pictured) online this week. The Liberator may look like a toy, but “this gun can fire regular bullets,” Schumer said, calling for legislation outlawing the technology’s weapons potential. “Security checkpoints, background checks and gun regulations...
  • Schumer backs Rep. Israel's call to halt plastic guns made using 3-D printers

    05/07/2013 11:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | May 7, 2013 | Bill Mason
    Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday he is putting his full support behind legislation aimed at stopping the production of undetectable plastic guns that can be made using relatively cheap 3-D printers. A Texas-based libertarian group has successfully been able to produce a functioning plastic handgun using a 3-D printer that anyone could purchase, Schumer said. He said the group plans to post on the Internet how to go about making this cheap, but functioning weapon that could pass through metal detectors at airports and elsewhere. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he is joining Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) who has pushed for new...
  • Flashback: Chuck Schumer, Al Franken sign letter demanding IRS target Tea Party groups in 2012

    05/15/2013 6:09:27 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 32 replies
    It’s becoming quite clear that there’s a new McCarthyism ruling in America. If you’re a conservative or oppose Obama, you can face scrutiny by the IRS or have your information given to George Soros-funded political groups. It’s all meant to keep you in line. In 2012, Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and Al Franken, D-Minn., and five other Democrats signed a letter demanding the IRS target conservative groups or face legislation forcing them to do so...
  • Flashback: Schumer, Franken urged IRS to target tea party in 2012

    05/17/2013 11:36:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/17/2013 | Jeff Poor
    <p>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.</p> <p>The IRS’s admission last Friday that it had singled out tea party and other groups for extra audits and delays has raised concerns that President Barack Obama’s administration quietly attempted to stymy opponents through intimidation. But many prominent Democrats — including Montana Sen. Max Baucus, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and the New York Times editorial board — had been publicly calling for tighter restrictions on 501(c)(4) groups affiliated with the tea party and conservatives.</p>
  • 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.”
  • Schumer: New ‘Gang of Eight’ to draft rules for press subpoenas

    05/27/2013 7:29:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 5/26/13 | Keith Laing
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday proposed a new bipartisan “Gang of Eight” to draft a bill to create guidelines for future investigations of media leaks by the government. “I proposed along with [Sen.] Lindsey Graham [R-S.C.], we’ll be announcing that we have four Democrats, four Republicans, another Gang of Eight,” said Schumer on CBS’s Face the Nation. “I love these gangs of eight I guess.” Schumer said the bipartisan group will “introduce “legislation that sets up rules where… if the government wants to go to a member of the press and say you have to divulge your sources and...
  • The neo-Nazi scourge of today’s Democrat Party and Al Franken

    05/28/2013 6:25:07 AM PDT · by Rich P · 8 replies ^ | 05/28/13 | Rick Adams
    The Daily Caller’s 05/17/13 report, “Flashback: Schumer, Franken urged IRS to target tea party in 2012,” exposes the moral bankruptcy of the left, as those leaders demanded an expansion of the current administration’s on-going anti-democratic efforts. Al Franken, Chuck Schumer, and other liberal Democrats penned a letter on March 12, 2012, calling on the IRS to cap the amount of political spending by groups they deemed masquerading as “social welfare organizations.” The group stated that the lack of clarity in the IRS rules allowed some political groups to improperly claim 501(c) 4 status, thereby allowing donors to these groups to...
  • Schumer Refuses to Comply with GMP Policy

    An employee of the plant told us that: "We were told that Senator Schumer will not be conforming to our GMP policy, so no hair net, bump cap, safety glasses, etc. Even the CEO of Pepsi and the founding parent of Muller took off their jewelry and conformed to our GMP and safety policies."
  • Schumer: "Illegal Immigration Will Be A Thing Of The Past"

    06/11/2013 3:47:16 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 11, 2013 | Mathew Boyle
    After the U.S. Senate voted to pass the motion to proceed to floor debate on the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) claimed that this bill would solve illegal immigration and secure the border.
  • Schumer: 'Illegal Immigration Will Be a Thing of the Past'

    06/11/2013 4:55:46 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 6/11/13 | Matthew Boyle
    After the U.S. Senate voted to pass the motion to proceed to floor debate on the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) claimed that this bill would solve illegal immigration and secure the border. “Illegal immigration will be a thing of the past,” Schumer said on the Senate floor, celebrating the passage of the motion to proceed.

    06/13/2013 5:29:51 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 50 replies ^ | JUNE 13, 2013 | MIKE FLYNN
    Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer admitted it will take "years and years and years" to secure the border. The chief negotiator behind the Gang of 8 immigration bill was speaking against an amendment offered by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The amendment would have blocked legalization of current illegal immigrants until the border was certified as secure for 6 months.
  • Schumer Tells Bloomberg How to lie to Americans

    06/14/2013 4:41:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 June, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In a Politico article, Chuck Schumer explains how an anti-freedom ad should be structured to obtain support of normally pro-freedom people. He advises this approach: “Now I’m an NRA member. I’m proud of that,” Schumer narrated, taking on the persona of a Nevada gun shop owner. “My daddy was, his daddy before him, and my kids are going to be NRA members. But on this one? Background checks? They’re wrong. That background check ain’t gonna affect me. I’m a law-abiding citizen. It’ll just affect felons, spousal abusers, people [who are] mentally ill. So on this one, I don’t agree with...
  • Rubio insists he isn't being played by Schumer

    06/16/2013 5:33:44 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/13 10:38 AM EDT | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Sen. Marco Rubio was dismissive Sunday of some conservatives' concerns that Democrats are taking advantage of him to help pass an immigration bill. "Immigration reform is something that all Americans recognize has to be done," the Florida Republican said on ABC's "This Week," after being pressed on whether Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is "playing him," as commentator Ann Coulter has claimed. "I don't focus a lot on public polling, but if you look at these public polls, it's clear the vast majority of Americans understand that what we have in place in this country is de facto amnesty, a broken...
  • Getting to Yes on Gang of Eight

    06/19/2013 6:49:05 AM PDT · by National Review · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | June 19, 2013 | National Review
    The GOP is divided, but Schumer thinks he can get to 70 votes in the Senate. By Andrew Stiles The immigration debate in Congress has tended to focus on reluctant Republicans who must be sold on the Gang of Eight’s reform proposal, while near-unanimous Democratic support for the bill has always been seen as a given. But should it be? Well, yes. Probably.
  • Schumer predicts mass demonstrations if House blocks path to citizenship

    06/23/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 157 replies
    Schumer predicts mass demonstrations if House blocks path to citizenship By Alexander Bolton - 06/23/13 10:00 AM ET A senior Democratic senator predicted Sunday there could be massive demonstrations in Washington if House Republicans try to block a bill to grant legal status to millions of immigrants. Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Senate immigration reform bill, said House Republicans would likely spark massive civil rights rallies if they try to quash measures to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country. “This has the potential of becoming the next major civil...
  • Our View: Will the Senate budget?

    01/24/2013 5:26:36 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 5 replies
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 1/24/2013 | Editor
    On the Sunday news shows, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., promised that the U.S. Senate would provide a budget this year. That shouldn’t be news. The Senate should always present a budget to be considered. However, it is news because the U.S. Senate, under the leadership of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has failed to present a budget for more than three years. We hope that Sen. Schumer is correct. The failure of the U.S. Senate, controlled by Democrats, to live up to its fiscal responsibilities and produce a budget for consideration, has always been shameful. Such inaction underscores the partisan bickering...
  • Chuckie Schumer - All Mouth With Sharp Teeth Bites Taxpayers Again

    10/15/2011 9:21:56 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Saturday, October 15, 2011 | Jerry McConnell
    The owner of the not-too-generous traits outlined above is one New York Democratic Senator named Charles Schumer. I suspect that Democrat leadership feels that they can call on “Chuckie” to make a public spectacle out of himself as the spokesman for anything distasteful with which leadership would rather not be connected.
  • Schumer to introduce bill giving visas to foreign buyers of U.S. homes

    10/20/2011 9:00:46 AM PDT · by World'sGoneInsane · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Real Deal Blog ^ | October 20, 2011 | Real Deal Blog
    Senator Chuck Schumer is one of two senators introducing a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the housing market by offering an incentive to foreign buyers, the Wall Street Journal report. He and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah want to offer residence visas to any foreigner that spends at least $500,000 on residential real estate in the United States. The measure compliments existing rules that offer visas to foreign investors that create jobs in America.
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Schumer Registration and Rights Denial Bill

    11/21/2011 12:24:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | November 18, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Schumer Registration and Rights Denial Bill   Friday, November 18, 2011   On Tuesday November 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) S. 436.  Dubbed by anti-gunners the “Fix Gun Checks Act,” rather than “fix” the current National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the legislation would eliminate private sales and gun shows as we know them and expand the range of persons prohibited from owning firearms.For much of the hearing, Sen. Schumer and his...
  • Senator Schumer’s Dishonest Grasp of Fiscal History

    12/15/2011 5:08:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | December 15, 2011 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m not a big fan of Senator Schumer of New York. As I’ve noted before, he’s a doctrinaire statist who wants the government to have control over just about every aspect of our lives. But that describes a lot of people in Washington. I guess what also bothers me is his willingness to say anything, regardless of how divorced it is from reality, to advance his short-run political agenda (sort of a Democrat version of Karl Rove).For example, here’s part of what the clownish Empire State  Senator recently had to say about fiscal policy, as reported by a Washington Post...
  • Schumer bro-in-law judge nod stuns NJ

    12/26/2011 5:28:51 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/11 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    Sen. Charles Schumer’s brother-in-law was quietly nominated this month to a federal judgeship in New Jersey — a move that has some in the Garden State crying political foul, The Post has learned. Kevin McNulty, who is married to Schumer’s sister, Fran, was named to the US District Court by the White House late on Friday, Dec. 16. According to a boilerplate quote, President Obama believes McNulty is a “distinguished individual” who “will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
  • Schumer: No Need to Return Maher’s $1M, ‘He’s a Comedian’

    03/11/2012 10:26:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday dismissed calls for a pro-President Barack Obama super PAC to return comedian Bill Maher’s $1 million donation following accusations of sexism over comments he’s made about 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and other women. The issue has received particular attention in the wake of a video from a pro-conservative women group calling out the “double standard” in the way Maher and Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” comment have been treated. Asked on ABC’s “This Week” whether Maher’s money should be returned, Schumer said no. “The bottom line is that Rush Limbaugh’s comments were just nasty...
  • Schumer's Berlin Wall (A virtual wall to prevent the rich from taking money out of America)

    05/18/2012 12:12:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2012 | Christopher S. Brownwell
    Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's decision to renounce his U.S. citizenship came just prior to that company's announcement of its initial public offering. With that move he can escape the minimum 15% capital gains tax in the United States. Saverin can take his expected $67 million in savings to Singapore where he now resides since it has no capital gains taxes. Saverin's tax avoidance strategy has raised the dander of Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer. He fumed "Mr. Saverin says he's a global citizen, but it just so happens that the country where he has chosen to reside has no capital gain...
  • Schumer: Roberts Broke His Promise On Commerce Clause

    07/01/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 69 replies
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo ^ | July 1 2012 | Kapur
    U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts’ swing vote to uphold ‘Obamacare’ under Congress’s taxing powers has drawn praise from his usual critics. One top Democratic senator lauded Roberts’ “judicial independence” in saving President Obama’s signature law, but also argued that the Bush-appointed jurist broke his promise by narrowing the scope of the Commerce Clause. In his opinion, Roberts explained in detail why he believes his view is not inconsistent with precedent, siding with conservative architects of the legal challenge in the argument that Congress may not regulate inaction. “In my view it certainly merited upholding under the Commerce Clause,” said Sen....
  • Schumer, Who Opposed Keystone XL, Calls for More Saudi Oil Production

    07/29/2012 9:29:15 AM PDT · by MCF · 5 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 02/27/2012 | Lachlan Markay
    "his (Schumer's) state director informed constituents on Feb. 14 that the senator “will be voting against the proposed amendment that includes Keystone XL and is working with Majority Leader Reid to defeat the amendment.”

    11/13/2012 8:44:40 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 13,2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    When the smarmiest Senate Democrat and the smarmiest Senate Republican sit down for talks on an issue of fundamental importance to the nation, and to the future of conservatism, conservatives should be very scared. When the smarmy Democrat is Chuck Schumer, a shrewd partisan, and the smarmy Republican is Lindsay Graham, a squish who gets his kicks from cooperating with Democrats, conservatives should panic. Schumer’s objectives in the negotiations are clear: to reach a deal that will enable the Democrats (1) to cement their position as the Party that dragged reluctant Republicans into a breakthrough immigration deal, thereby keeping the...