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  • Chuck Schumer: Rubio ‘Totally Committed’ To Obama’s Immigration Agenda

    11/07/2015 9:27:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/15 | Julia Hahn
    The La Raza-backed Rubio-Schumer immigration bill would have granted amnesty to the illegal alien population and would have expanded immigration levels beyond all known historical precedent— issuing 33 million new immigrants on green cards in the span of a single decade, permanently transforming the U.S. electorate and economy. Every immigrant with a green card could in turn bring relatives to the United States, collect welfare, and eventually vote and thus cancel out conservative ballots. “He was not only totally committed— he was in that room with us, with four Democrats, four Republicans… for hours a day, week after week after...
  • Records: NXIVM hacked billionaire's emails with Hillary Clinton, world leaders

    10/19/2015 6:38:25 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    Albany TU ^ | 10/18/15 | Brendan J. Lyons
    Clare W. Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Company business empire, allegedly implanted a "key logger" virus on the computer of her late father, Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., so officials with the NXIVM corporation could secretly monitor his emails, including his exchanges with world leaders and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court records. The extraordinary allegations are attributed to Kristen M. Keeffe, who was part of the inner circle that ran NXIVM, a "human development" organization that has been described by one expert as an "extreme cult." The accusations by Keeffe are contained in a transcript of a...
  • Ted Cruz threatens to kill Ayatollah after Pope warns against violent fundamentalism

    09/25/2015 1:35:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | September 25, 2015 | Drew Salisbury
    On the day after Pope Francis spoke to Congress about the dangers of violent extremism in the name of religious fundamentalism, presidential candidate Ted Cruz, appearing at a Values Voter summit, threatened to murder Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Texas senator vowed that, if elected, he would rip to shreds the Iranian agreement deal recently passed through Congress, and kill the countrys leader if it didnt give up its nuclear ambitions. If the Ayatollah doesnt understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins, Cruz said to wild cheers from the audience of conservative Christians. The...
  • Hillary Taking on NRA in Quest for More Gun Control

    09/03/2015 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 38 replies
    New American ^ | September 3, 2015 21:20 UTC | Bob Adelmann
    (...) Following the on-air shooting of two television reporters in Roanoke, Virginia, she declared: I feel just great heartache at what happened. I want to reiterate how important it is [that] we not let yet another terrible instance go by without trying to do something more to prevent this terrible killing that is stalking our country. She added: "We have got to do something about gun violence in America and I will take it on." She said the same thing back in July, in an obvious shift away from avoiding Second Amendment issues during the presidential campaign to avoid...
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name Abu Abdullah al-Amriki blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans are...
  • Schumer May Save the Democratic Party

    08/23/2015 3:56:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/23/2015 | PATRICK H. CADDELL and DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN
    The Iran deal has potential, both because of public opinion and the way the administration is positioning itself, to hurt Democrats in much the same way that the Iranian hostage crisis did in 1980 and 1981. Should New York Senator Chuck Schumer succeed in killing the deal, he will be saving the Democrats from what appears to be a grave political mistake. President Obama has branded opponents of the deal as either ideological extremists or ignorant. In his speech at American University, he compared the agreements opponents with Iranian extremists chanting death to America. He pointed out that most of...
  • Obama scapegoats Jews to sell deal

    08/14/2015 8:20:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Star ^ | 8-12-15 | JEFF DUNETZ
    President Obamas July 31 phone call organized by the anti-Israel group J Street and other progressive Jewish groups could be summed up in one sentence: Please help because, those rich people are helping those warmongering Jews to fight this wonderful Iran deal because they dont like me and they want war just like they did in Iraq. In the 20 minute call Obama said that opponents of the Iran deal come from the same array of forces that got us into the Iraq war and that a bunch of billionaires who happily finance super PACs are putting the squeeze on...
  • Trump, Obama and evidence-free politics

    08/13/2015 3:31:40 PM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | August 13, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Last week during the most-watched primary debate in history, a U.S. senator fired a cogently argued objection at his partys leader, drawing a contemptuous and insulting personal attack. No, it wasnt Sen. Rand Paul, who chastised Donald Trump for being on every side of every issue, criticism for which Trump poked Paul for having a bad night. It was Sen. Chuck Schumer who, after taking a month to Think Again about the Iranian nuclear agreement, announced his carefully considered rationale for opposing President Barack Obamas controversial foreign-policy objective an accord that reverses Americas long-standing policy to prevent an Iranian...
  • The ugliest American

    08/12/2015 3:48:26 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-12-15 | DrJohn
    NY Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) announced that he will oppose Barack Obama's capitulation to Iran. I will vote to disapprove the agreement, not because I believe war is a viable or desirable option, nor to challenge the path of diplomacy. It is because I believe Iran will not change, and under this agreement it will be able to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nuclear power, Schumer wrote in a lengthy statement issued Thursday night detailing his decision. Better to keep U.S. sanctions in place, strengthen them, enforce secondary sanctions on other...
  • As Multiple White House Lies About the Iran Deal Emerge,

    08/11/2015 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | August 11, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH; Big news from the Middle East about the Iran deal. It turns out that we were negotiating with the Iranians before Kerry was secretary of state. We were negotiating with the Iranians before the election of the "moderate" Rouhani. We were negotiating an Iranian nuke deal with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when nobody knew what was happening. The Regime was telling us that they couldn't do anything 'cause Ahmadinejad was such a radical extremist goofball. We had to wait for a "moderate" to win, which was Rouhani, and after he did, that's when we got serious. It turns out none of...
  • White House, Allies Accuse Jewish Lawmakers of Dual Loyalty to Israel

    08/11/2015 3:34:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/11/15 | Adam Kredo
    Obama administration allies lobbying in favor of a recently signed nuclear deal with Iran are smearing Jewish lawmakers and opponents of the accord with allegations of dual loyalty to Israel, rhetoric many view as anti-Semitic, according to allegations leveled by these individuals and groups.Organizations close to the White House, including the pro-Tehran lobbying shop National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the liberal fringe group J Street, and the anti-war organization MoveOn, have come out to question the motivation of Jewish individuals who oppose the nuclear deal, which will provide Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief and lift longstanding restrictions...
  • Liberals pledge to pull $11M in retaliation for Schumers Iran stance

    08/10/2015 12:51:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jullian Hattem
    More than 23,000 liberal activists have pledged to withhold a combined $11 million from Democratic candidates and campaign groups in retribution for Sen. Charles Schumers (D-N.Y.) decision to oppose the nuclear deal with Iran. The tally revealed by comes after Thursdays announcement from the presumptive next Senate Democratic leader, which sparked a swift and vocal backlash from liberal activists. Mondays totals are evidence of outrage among the Democratic Partys base, MoveOn said, which should compel Democratic lawmakers to fall in line and support the agreement. While Sen. Schumers decision is not unexpected, it is outrageous and unacceptable that any...
  • Ugliness: Iran deal supporters call Schumer a greedy, disloyal Jew

    08/10/2015 12:08:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8/9/15 | William A. Jacobson
    Schumer feels the wrath. Ever since the White House leaked Thursday night that Sen. Chuck Schumer would be coming out against the Iran deal, the progressive movement has foamed at the mouth with vitriol directed Schumers way.Much of it is just the plain old progressive vitriol of the, Daily Kos and netroots types. Schumer is a warmonger, wants war, loves war, and so on.Obama set up that argument when he claimed that Republicans were making common cause with hardline Iranians even though Obama clinched the deal with hardline Iranians who are laughing all the way to the...
  • Another Jewish Democrat ditches Iran deal [Brad Sherman, D-CA]

    08/08/2015 5:04:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    Following in the footsteps of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., another Democratic Jewish member of Congress has announced he will oppose the Iran nuclear agreement. "I will vote against the Iran deal," declared California Rep. Brad Sherman in a press release on Friday. "This Agreement is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It contains the good and the bad in the first year, and gets ugly in the years thereafter." The news of Sherman's opposition is another blow to the Obama administration. During the August recess, the administration has been working to create a...
  • Don't Be Fooled By Schumer's Opposition To The Iran Deal

    08/07/2015 7:32:47 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7,2015 | David Harsanyi
    Obama foot soldiers Tommy Vietor, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau may have made common cause with Holocaust-denying radical Twelvers hoping to obtain nuclear weapons to threaten millions of Jews, but that doesnt mean you should be fooled by their frustration. And you definitely shouldnt be fooled by the theater surrounding Chuck Schumers opposition to the presidents Iran deal. Schumer offered a detailed, 1600-word justification for his opposition to the deal and, in the most obsequious and gentle way imaginable, pointed out an abundance of falsehoods Obamas been peddling regarding the deal.
  • Liberals, Livid, Say Chuck Schumer 'Unfit' to Lead Senate Dems

    08/07/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/7/15 | l gutentag
    After stating that he plans to vote against the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Chuck Schumer is receiving criticism from liberals who claim he is "unfit" to be the next Democratic leader, The Hill reports. Schumer is the first Democratic senator to go on record saying he opposes the Iran nuclear deal, but The Hill notes that, with roughly half of Senate Democrats still publicly undecided, his decision to oppose the deal could sway some colleagues who are still on the fence. "After deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote...
  • Fury of left falls on Schumer

    08/07/2015 6:26:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-7-15 | Julian Hattem
    Liberals are livid at Sen. Charles Schumers (D-N.Y.) decision to oppose the White Houses nuclear deal with Iran, and have threatened to launch a full-scale war as retribution. Activists and former top officials within the Obama administration are openly contemplating whether Schumers stance disqualifies him from serving as the next Senate Democratic leader which he is primed to do and seeking to temporarily cut off money to Democrats in the upper chamber. Its unclear whether Schumers announcement will have a devastating effect on the White Houses efforts to prevent Democrats from killing the deal when it comes up...
  • 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 Schumers office....
  • Schumer: Why Im opposing the Iran nuclear deal

    08/07/2015 10:57:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    NY POST ^ | August 7, 2015 | By Charles Schumer
    Why Im opposing the Iran nuclear deal By Charles Schumer Ive spent the last three weeks carefully studying the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Ive decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval. I examined this deal in three parts: nuclear restrictions on Iran in the first 10 years, nuclear restrictions after 10 years and non-nuclear components and consequences. In each case, Ive asked: Are we better off with the agreement or without it? In the first 10 years, there are serious weaknesses. First, inspections are not anywhere, anytime; the 24-day delay before...
  • Kerry profoundly disagrees with Schumer, Engel on Iran (White House is getting desperate!)

    08/07/2015 3:40:10 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 7, 2015, 1:00 pm
    HANOI, Vietnam US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he profoundly disagrees with the reasoning behind decisions by two prominent Democratic lawmakers to vote against the nuclear deal he negotiated with Iran. Speaking in the Vietnamese capital, Kerry said the facts do not bear out the arguments made by the Senates No. 3 Democrat Chuck Schumer, and the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel. He said he respects the right of lawmakers to make their own decisions about the merits of the deal, but said rejection does not offer any alternative than a drumbeat...
  • Chuck Schumer, Eliot Engel Join Opposition Against Iran Deal (includes full statement)

    08/07/2015 3:33:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 08/06/2015 10:48 PM | Jacob Kornbluh
    Senator Chuck Schumer has announced that he will vote against the Iran nuclear deal in a lengthy statement Thursday night. Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed. This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval, Schumer declared in a lengthy statement. Those who argue for the agreement say it is better to have an imperfect deal than to have nothing; that...
  • Chuck Schumer Opposes Iran Nuclear Deal, Shaking Democratic Firewall

    08/06/2015 9:43:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | Agust 6, 2015 | By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON Senator Chuck Schumer, the most influential Jewish voice in Congress, said Thursday night that he would oppose President Obamas deal to limit Irans nuclear program. Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed, Mr. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in a lengthy statement. This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval. Mr. Schumer had spent the last several weeks...
  • Chuck Schumer loses it in meeting with Jewish leaders ( New York )

    08/04/2015 8:22:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Charles Schumer was ready to discuss everything from gun control to drones during a press conference in his Midtown office Monday except his position on the Iran nuclear deal. This is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence [me], Schumer said, holding fast to his weeks-long insistence that hes still in the decision-making stage. ... exploded during a meeting last week with about 60 Jewish leaders.

    07/29/2015 6:56:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29,2015 | Julia Hahn
    The immigration plan proposed by the Gang of Eight would have dispensed more than 30 million green cards in its first ten years. A green card is an immigration document that authorizes immigrants to collect welfare and become voting citizens, among other things. In a recent but overlooked interview on MSNBCs Up With Steve Kornacki, Sen. Schumer (D-NY) explained how he was personally responsible for recruiting Sen. Rubio to flood the U.S. labor markets: I recruited Marco Rubio to be part of our group of eight being in the gym. [Democratic Senator] Dick Durbin was in the gym and he...
  • Chuck Schumer a tool to drive a wedge in the US-Israel relationship

    07/24/2015 9:39:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Seth Mandel explains how President Hussein Obama is using (a willing) Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to drive a wedge in the US-Israel relationship. [N]othing Obama has done to damage Israels standing in Congress could compare to getting Chuck Schumer the supposed shomer (guardian, in Hebrew) of Israel to ensure the survival of a nuclear deal that rearranges Americas Mideast alliances by elevating Tehran at the expense of the Israelis, the Saudis, the Jordanians and the Egyptians, among others. And thats why crowds in Times Square Wednesday night chanted Where is Chuck Schumer? As Schumer continues to avoid...
  • How Obama is using Schumer to nuke the US-Israel alliance

    07/24/2015 5:31:10 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 July 2015 | Seth Mandel
    Sen. Chuck Schumer is famous for his ability to locate the nearest TV camera and plant himself squarely in front of the lens. And yet, as about 8,000 rallied in Manhattan Wednesday night on an issue near and dear to Schumers heart Israels security the senator was a no-show. The rally was in opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal. Schumer was absent because he hasnt yet decided whether to do the right thing and oppose President Obamas disastrous deal, or do the opposite of the right thing and shepherd it through Congress. Israels supporters in the United States...
  • Congressional Republicans have already capitulated on Obamas disastrous Iran deal

    07/17/2015 2:57:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies
    AEIdeas ^ | July 15, 2015 | Marc A. Thiessen
    the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) negotiated with Obama guarantees that the Republican Congress will give its stamp of approval to Obamas nuclear agreement with Iran. Worse, it gives Democrats political cover by allowing them to vote against the Iran agreement without actually killing it so they can say they opposed this disastrous deal without actually delivering an embarrassing defeat to their president. Instead of requiring that Congress vote to affirmatively approve the Obama-Iran agreement before it can take effect, Congressional Republicans agreed to move forward with a resolution of disapproval which allows...
  • Chuck Schumer: Carbon tax has a chance if Clinton wins

    06/24/2015 6:28:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | June 23, 2015 | By ELANA SCHOR
    Sen. Chuck Schumer outlined a path Tuesday for Hillary Clinton to enact a carbon tax if the Democrats prevail in the 2016 elections. Schumer said that a Clinton presidency and the return of his party to the Senate majority in 2017 could pave the way for lawmakers to enact a carbon tax to help fund the government. The mere suggestion of a new fee on the emissions blamed for climate change, however, could become a political headache for Clinton and other Democrats, and its routinely dismissed by Republicans. Schumer also vowed that Democrats would successfully defend President Barack Obamas landmark...
  • White House: Iran sales pitch 'has only just begun'

    04/07/2015 2:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Tuesday expressed confidence it could win over enough Democrats in Congress to stymie an effort to allow lawmakers to approve any nuclear deal with Iran. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who will likely become the next Senate Democratic leader, dealt a blow to the White House on Monday when he reiterated support for congressional review of an Iran deal. The White House believes Congress should not have the final say on an agreement to curb Irans nuclear program. Officials are making a full-court press to convince Democrats to give negotiators at least until the June 30...
  • If Priority #1 is Electing Ted Cruz, #2 Has GOT to Be Keeping Schumer's Evil Paws Off the Senate...

    04/07/2015 5:21:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Republican operatives were wringing their hands with concern re the2016 Senate races before 2014's congressional victory was even secured- Senate Republicans will have to work hard to retain their recently won majority as they face a tough 2016 electoral map. They have 24 seats up compared to Democrats' 10, including seven in states President Obama carried twice. Democrats won't have any red-state senators facing reelection and could be buoyed by a favorable presidential-year electorate. Republicans do have some margin for error after their sweeping 2014 win netted them nine seats for a 54-seat Senate majority. Democrats won't have it easy...
  • Chuck Schumer Defies White House On Iran

    04/06/2015 5:22:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of Capitol Hills most influential voices in the Iran nuclear debate, is strongly endorsing passage of a law opposed by President Barack Obama that would give Congress an avenue to reject the White House-brokered framework unveiled last week.
  • 'Schumerisms': How Harry Reid's likely successor will spar with Republicans (+video)

    04/02/2015 3:17:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chuck McCutcheon
    Lovers of vivid political language will miss Senate minority leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who announced his retirement last week. Senator Reid is infamous for his searing, pointed comments about conservatives and his regular walk-backs of those outbursts. But the loquacious Senator Schumer, who is widely expected to succeed Reid as Democratic leader, has developed his own brand of bombast that relies less on Reids personal taunts and more on sweeping indictments of his opponents purported political sins. Schumer, who served 18 years in the House before joining the Senate in 1999, is fond of labeling Republicans out of...
  • Wall Street welcomes expected Chuck Schumer promotion

    03/29/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | MJ Lee
    Chuck Schumer is set to get a big promotion -- and that's welcome news to Wall Street. The veteran Democratic senator from New York is widely expected to take Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's job when he retires at the end of 2016. Reid, who announced he would not be running for reelection Friday morning, quickly endorsed his New York colleague for the role. Schumer's ascension to the top Democratic position in the Senate -- and even possibly to Senate majority leader if his party regains control of the chamber -- is a boon for the finance and business communities,...
  • Chuck Schumer: Tea Party Members 'Hate Immigrants'( while praising NY GOP)

    03/27/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 25 Mar 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Chuck Schumer says tea party members "hate immigrants," and blames congressional Republicans' fear of their hard-right members for preventing passage of a Senate immigration bill last year. (SNIP) "Why doesn't he? Because the tea party, these 80 to 100 folks from the hard right, none from New York, say they hate immigration, they hate immigrants.
  • Rep. Steve King Accuses Chuck Schumer Of Representing Marxists

    03/27/2015 3:51:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 23, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In a speech on Senate floor last week, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King was controlling the partys position on immigration and derailing immigration reform. (SNIP) Thursday, King responded to Schumers comment on the House floor saying it was Schumer not him who represented the fringe. Specifically King said Schumer represented socialists, marxists, progressives, liberal Democrats.
  • Harry Reid endorses Chuck Schumer to lead Senate Democrats

    03/27/2015 11:55:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Harry Reid endorsed Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Senate minority leader after he retires in 2016. [Snip] Reid predicted Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in Senate leadership, would win the post without opposition. He also suggested any competition specifically Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, with whom he spoke on the phone with Friday morning should stand down. Reid called Schumer "extremely smart" in the interview, adding that he would bring a "different style" to Senate leadership compared with Reid's soft-spoken nature.
  • Schumer: 'No Comment' on Obama Administration Threat to Israel

    03/19/2015 11:20:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/19/15 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    In response to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent remarks and reelection, a senior Obama administration official tells Politico that the United States may withdraw support of Israel at the United Nations. According to Politico's Michael Crowley, "the official wouldnt rule out a modified American posture at the United Nations, where the U.S. has long fended off resolutions criticizing Israeli settlement activity and demanding its withdrawal from Palestinian territories." We are signaling that if the Israeli governments position is no longer to pursue a Palestinian state, were going to have to broaden the spectrum of options we pursue going forward,...
  • Senate Democrats target sequesters, demand tax hikes, more spending

    03/12/2015 5:53:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    Emboldened by winning the shutdown showdown over homeland security, and poised to triumph on raising the debt limit, Senate Democrats set their sights Thursday on the budget sequesters, demanding that Republicans hike taxes and raise spending. It was a shot across the bow for Republican budget writers, who are set to unveil their proposals next week, which are expected to further slash spending and balance the budget in 10 years slowing the growth of runaway national debt that currently tops $18 trillion. Senate Democrats insisted that keeping the automatic spending cuts would jeopardize the economic recovery, hurt the middle...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 March 2015

    03/08/2015 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 90 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 8th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Lewis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson, Missouri;...
  • Schumer: Hard Right Republican Temper Tantrum on Immigration Holding Up Lynch Nod

    03/05/2015 2:17:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 5, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Democrats are pressuring Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bring the attorney general nomination of Loretta Lynch to the floor, with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) telling reporters on a conference call that a hard right Republican temper tantrum on immigration was keeping her from assuming Eric Holders job. Lynch does have the support of some Republicans. Three GOPs including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) backed Lynch during last weeks Senate Judiciary Committee vote. Its time to turn the page on Eric Holders tenure as Attorney General. We need a fresh start in the position, and this is an opportunity for...
  • Sen. Schumer Wants Measles Vaccine More Accessible (aka - gratis)

    02/08/2015 4:32:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 2/08/15
    ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make measles shots free and widely available, like the flu vaccine. Schumer, D-N.Y., made the recommendation Sunday, noting that the CDC says at least 102 people have contracted measles in 14 states, including New York and New Jersey, so far this year. There was a record number of cases last year 644 in 27 states. Its clear that we need to get on top of this highly contagious disease before it becomes too big for us to control, Schumer told reporters, including...
  • Pelosi: Schumers ObamaCare remarks beyond comprehension

    12/08/2014 11:36:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    thehill ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says fellow Democratic Sen. Charles Schumers (N.Y.) recent comments on ObamaCare are "beyond comprehension." Schumer caused a stir last month when he said Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them in 2008 by focusing on healthcare out of the gate instead of on measures to boost the middle class. In an interview with The Washington Post published Monday, Pelosi noted that Schumer wrote the 1994 assault weapons ban that was blamed for Democratic losses that year. She hit Senate Democrats for distancing themselves from President Obama in the midterm elections, and the...
  • Obama, congressional Dems show cracks in unity (Exempt Schumer scared to death)

    12/07/2014 6:26:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Fredericksburg ^ | 12/07/14
    WASHINGTONIt used to be that Democrats would mutter under their breath about President Barack Obama and the White House. Now, with the midterm elections behind them, some leading members of the presidents own party are airing their frustrations with little restraint and charting their own course. In speeches, negotiations and congressional hearings, several high-profile Democrats are disregarding the White House in ways large and small. The White House has responded with an extraordinary veto threat while Obama has made a round of calls to liberal Democrats urging them to stand up against their own leadership.
  • The Two Faces of Chuck Schumer (very good article!)

    12/04/2014 5:18:01 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 12/3/14 | Daniel Henninger
    Let us count the times Sen. Chuck Schumer has blown himself up politically. That was a short count, wasnt it? Whatever else might be said of him, Chuck Schumer is not in the habit of self-immolation. But progressives have been lining up to vilify New Yorks senior senator as the Democratic Partys village idiot for saying before Thanksgiving that ObamaCare was a political mistake. He even said that focusing on health care, the partys magic mountain, was the wrong problem. David Axelrod accused Sen. Schumer of being, ugh, a professional politician, whose abiding principle is how to win elections. Thats...
  • Chuck Schumer, Hypocrite

    11/27/2014 1:50:23 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    In a satisfying moment of intramural recrimination this week, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York pointedly second-guessed President Obamas decision to push sweeping health care legislation in 2010, when Americans were more concerned with the state of the economy and their economic futures. (SNIP) Even if you dont think (as I do) that the gang bill would actually hurt the economic fortunes of many middle class Americans by importing competing, cheaper workers to bid down their salaries, it was hardly the sort of economic fix Schumer says the middle class was demanding. Even more than Obamacare, it failed to give...
  • Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare in 2010 Was a Mistake

    11/27/2014 11:36:47 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    The National Journal ^ | November 25, 2014 | Sarah Mimms
    Sen. Chuck Schumer upbraided his own party Tuesday for pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress in 2010. While Schumer emphasized during a speech at the National Press Club that he supports the law and that its policies "are and will continue to be positive changes," he argued that the Democrats acted wrongly in using their new mandate after the 2008 election to focus on the issue rather than the economy at the height of a terrible recession.(snip) The third-ranking Senate Democrat noted that just about 5 percent of registered voters in the United States lacked health insurance before 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 Schumers (D-New York) comments on Wednesday about Democrats misguided focus on health care in President Barack Obamas 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: 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...
  • House, Senate to vote on Keystone XL pipeline

    11/13/2014 10:59:18 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 29 replies
    WashPo ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    Before her remarks, Landrieu was spotted riding the escalator alone up from the Senate trains that carry lawmakers between their offices and the Capitol, toward a row of elevators. She was stone-faced and declined to answer questions from reporters. Once she reached the top level and stepped off, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), one of his partys top campaign strategists, walked over. Smiling, he asked Landrieu to step aside for a private conversation. She shook her head and moved briskly toward the elevator. As she did, she pointed to her phone, saying she had a call. Schumer paused for a...