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  • Schumer calls on FBI to probe claim against Kavanaugh

    09/17/2018 8:18:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is calling on the FBI to investigate allegations of attempted sexual assault facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, charges that have delayed his confirmation vote. Schumer on Monday evening accused the White House of “intentionally” choosing “to bury its head in the sand and make weak excuses” for its pick. “We need the FBI to step forward to ensure that the Senate and American public have complete information about this troubling alleged incident before a hearing is held,” he said in a statement. Schumer issued his remarks shortly after the Justice Department announced that...
  • Chuck Schumer calls for FBI probe of Kavanaugh accusation

    09/17/2018 2:30:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2018 | AP
    Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says Republicans on the Judiciary Committee can’t be trusted to conduct an impartial review of the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer says voting on Kavanaugh scheduled for this week must be delayed so these “serious and credible” allegations can be investigated by the FBI.
  • The Fed may have triggered the '08 crash by accident

    09/15/2018 7:36:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 129 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/15/18 | DOUG CARR
    The gut-wrenching slide of the 2008 stock market crash is unforgettable for those caught in it. In the six weeks from the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy on Sep. 17, the stock market lost over 40 percent of its value. A quarter of trading days had plunges of 4 percent or more. Investors saw life’s savings dissipate. Traders saw a year’s work and bonus compensation vaporize. The Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury, which had been scrambling to cope with the developing financial crisis, accelerated their efforts to a frenetic pace, developing program after program to stem the panic. A chart of the...
  • vanity Schumer says many Democrats do not want to openly campaign with, ex-POTUS, Obama.

    09/09/2018 11:26:34 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 45 replies
    Senate Minority Leader, Democrat, Chuck Schumer declares, many Democrats running for political office or, re-election this year do not want to appear publicly with ex-POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama, fearing the "Obama Kiss Of Political Defeat" will fall upon them, based on the past devastation Obama has caused in losing over 1000 legislative seats...across the boards over his term in office. Obama has a proven record of having massive negative political impact on Democrats that he has given his endorsement to.
  • Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Schumer role models for violation of law and disrespect to authority

    09/09/2018 7:52:25 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies
    News | 9 September 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Some have written, and rightly so, that all of this behavior during the Kavanaugh hearing has been nothing but political grandstanding. However, it goes much further than that. When well-educated adults who know the value system (Harris - former prosecutor) dictating right and wrong decide to deliberately and openly break the rules to get what they want, we have undeniable monster developing. Kamala Harris deliberately broke Senate rules in an attempt to shut down the hearings and was called out on a point of order. She knew what she was doing was wrong and did it anyway. Booker bragged about...
  • Schumer: Kavanaugh will give Trump power to overreach

    09/09/2018 6:21:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/18 | John Bowden
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned on Sunday that Brett Kavanaugh will allow President Trump to "overreach" his authority if he is to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. In an interview with AM 970 The Answer in New York, Schumer told host John Catsimatidis that, of a list of 25 potential Supreme Court nominees, Kavanaugh was the one "most willing" to allow the president to overstep his authority. "[W]ith a president who seems to want to overreach in terms of his power, Kavanaugh, of the list of 25, was the one who is most willing to allow...
  • Dems shut down Senate over Kavanaugh hearings

    09/05/2018 11:22:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 5, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats closed down the chamber floor Wednesday to protest the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The hearings were able to continue, but only after the GOP agreed to quit floor business for the rest of the day. Under Senate rules, committees need consent from both sides of the aisle to meet into the afternoon when the floor is also in session. Consent is almost always granted...
  • Kavanaugh hearing to be cut short, after Schumer blocks GOP request

    09/05/2018 10:30:10 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 75 replies ^ | 9/5/18 | Alex Pappas
    The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be cut short Wednesday, after Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., blocked Republican efforts to keep questioning the nominee until late in the day. Schumer objected to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for the committee to continue meeting after 2 p.m., meaning the Supreme Court confirmation hearings could bleed into next week. The move is the latest clash between the parties in what has been a contentious hearing process.
  • Schumer, Democrats wrestled over staging mass Kavanaugh walkout

    09/05/2018 6:04:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | September 4, 2018 | Borgess Everett and Elana Schor
    Hours before Brett Kavanaugh arrived for his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Chuck Schumer and frustrated fellow Democratic senators debated staging a mass walkout — or not showing up at all. For weeks, the party grappled with how to force the release of millions of pages of missing Kavanaugh documents after Republicans spurned their previous attempts. The discussions culminated during a Labor Day conference call: Senators weighed the drastic protest measures but opted against them, worried about what would come next and whether the fallout from a made-for-TV moment would undercut their efforts to defeat the nomination, according to multiple...
  • Schumer Plotted Kavanaugh Disruptions in Weekend Call – Including Execution of Mob Tactics

    09/05/2018 3:54:23 AM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies ^ | 9/04/18 | Cristina Laila
    President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning. Democrats and screaming protesters interrupted the hearing for the first half hour. Judge Kavanaugh has not even been sworn in yet! It was all planned. Democrats plotted the coordinated protest over the holiday weekend. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) led a phone call and Committee members are executing now, reported NBC’s Kasie Hunt.
  • Chuck Schumer on Videotape: Democrats WIll Impeach Donald Trump ‘The Sooner the Better’

    09/04/2018 5:49:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/4/18 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) revealed Democrat plans for next year at a Labor Day parade on Monday when he, using a bullhorn, told a crowd member that he and Democrats intend to impeach President Donald Trump should they gain control of the Congress.The comments by Schumer are, to date, the most significant and open pledge that Democrats intend to impeach Trump on day one of a Democrat-controlled Congress. “When are you going to impeach Trump?” a man shouted as Schumer walked by, carrying a bullhorn.“The sooner the better!” the Senate minority leader fired back. “The sooner the...
  • Democrats decry 'Friday night document massacre' as White House withholds Kavanaugh docs

    09/01/2018 3:13:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Democrats on Saturday slammed what they described as a “Friday night document massacre” after the White House withheld more than 100,000 pages of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s records, citing presidential privilege. Former President George W. Bush’s attorney Bill Burck told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a letter Friday that it has mostly completed its work ahead of next week’s planned confirmation hearing. Kavanaugh, who has been tapped by President Trump to replace Anthony Kennedy on the nation’s highest court, served in the White House Counsel’s office during the Bush administration. The letter said that Bush told them to...
  • Schumer: ‘For Too Long We've Relied on GDP Alone as a Bellwether for How Americans Are Faring’

    08/30/2018 9:51:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 29, 2018 | 4:03 PM EDT | Staff
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) held a press briefing on Tuesday—one day before the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its second estimate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the second quarter (stating it was 4.2 percent)—at which he stated that Americans “for too long” have been relying “on GDP alone as a bellwether” of how Americans are doing economically. […] “America’s working families deserve the full picture when the federal government publishes data showing how the economy is doing, especially with the quarterly numbers,” he said. […] “Too often, when we hear that GDP is rising and the...
  • Left knocks Schumer over deal on judges ahead of Supreme Court battle

    08/29/2018 11:38:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Liberal advocacy groups are criticizing Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) for cutting a deal on judges with Republicans days before confirmation hearings are set to kick off for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer agreed with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to speed up votes on 15 of President Trump’s judicial nominees, which will give vulnerable Senate Democrats more time to campaign at home this week. A senior Democratic aide pointed out that most of the judges have received Democratic support and were going to get confirmed anyway since the minority party does not have the power to...
  • Explanation of a tragedy

    08/29/2018 11:25:03 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 11 replies
    email from a friend | 8/29/2018 | unknown
    Chuck Schumer was visiting a Washington D.C. primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked Mr Schumer if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'Tragedy'. So Mr Schumer asked the class for an example of a 'Tragedy' A little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing' in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.' 'Incorrect,' said Schumer. 'That would be an accident.' <>A little girl...
  • Schumer to introduce resolution to rename Senate building after John McCain

    08/25/2018 11:39:16 PM PDT · by thegagline · 152 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 25, 2018 | Melissa Quinn
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., intends to introduce a resolution in the Senate to rename a Senate office building after the late Sen. John McCain, he announced Saturday. McCain, R-Ariz., died Saturday at 81 following his battle with brain cancer. His death comes after the senator’s family announced Friday he would be discontinuing medical treatment. Schumer, along with other congressional leaders, praised McCain for his service in the military and the Senate, as well as his patriotism and courage.
  • Schumer proposes naming Senate building after McCain

    08/25/2018 6:45:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Saturday he will push to rename one of the Senate’s office buildings after the late Sen. John McCain. The building Mr. Schumer has in mind is the Russell Senate Office Building, named after Sen. Richard Russell Jr. Mr. Russell was a conservative Democrat from Georgia who was seen as an opponent of the civil rights movement, making his name on a Senate building controversial.
  • Collins, Murkowski face pressure from liberal groups over Kavanaugh vote

    08/24/2018 2:12:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    A liberal activist in Maine is vowing to spend $100,000 to defeat Sen. Susan Collins if she votes to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Another progressive group, meanwhile, has brought Alaska residents to Washington to meet with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, urging her to be the vote that sinks Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The two Republican senators are considered the key to Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Each met separately with the judge this week, though both hesitated to throw their support behind him, saying they’re awaiting his confirmation hearing early next month.
  • Manchin rebuffs Dem effort to delay Kavanaugh confirmation hearings

    08/22/2018 4:19:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is breaking with calls from party leadership to delay Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in the wake of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s guilty plea. Asked about calls on Wednesday from his Democratic colleagues, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), to delay Kavanaugh's hearings, Manchin interjected “that’s not right.” “We do our job. Let’s do our job. ... Delaying is not going to help anything,” he said. Manchin noted that Democratic leaders had not looped him in on the strategy that was announced earlier on Wednesday, a day after Cohen pleaded guilty to...
  • Schumer: Kavanaugh hearing should be delayed after Cohen plea deal

    08/22/2018 8:48:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday said that the Senate Judiciary Committee should delay its confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of former President Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's guilty plea. "It's a game changer. It should be. ... In my view, the Senate Judiciary Committee should immediately pause the consideration of the Kavanaugh nomination," Schumer said from the Senate floor. He added that he thought Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, had scheduled Kavanaugh's hearing "too soon" and he believed it should be delayed. Kavanaugh's hearing is scheduled to...