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  • Schumer upends 9/11 Saudi suit bill at 11th hour

    05/25/2016 7:09:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Last weekís unanimous passage of a Senate bill making it easier for 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia and other foreign terror sponsors was widely heralded as a major victory. Itís more of a cruel hoax. It turns out that just before the vote, Sen. Charles Schumer and other proponents of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act stuffed an amendment into the final draft allowing the attorney general and secretary of state to stop any litigation against the Saudis in its tracks.
  • White Houseís lies on Iran deal is humiliating for Chuck Schumer

    05/07/2016 6:50:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2016
    We hope Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are giving that devastating new profile of resident Obamaís foreign-policy guru a careful read. Because theyíll learn how they were all played for fools on the Iran nuclear deal by that aide, Ben Rhodes ó and the resident. That applies especially to Schumer, who will be the Senate Democratic leader come January. Booker and Gillibrand hewed to the party line in backing the deal. Schumer gave it a thumbís-down ó but then refused to lobby his colleagues to take his side. Sen. Bob Menendez, on the other hand, is looking...
  • GOP blocks slate of Obama judicial nominees

    04/26/2016 4:58:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Cameron Lancaster Senate Republicans blocked a slate of President Obama's lower court nominees Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii),Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) asked for consent four times to bring up a total of 11 judicial nominations Tuesday, arguing that the pace of confirmation votes has created a backlog. "The judicial confirmation process has been at a crawl for years. Now it has come to a functional standstill," said Schumer, who is expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader. The Senate's top Republicans teamed up to block the Democratic efforts. Majority LeaderMitch McConnell objected to requests...
  • Is Chuck Schumer The Dumbest Politician To Ever Talk About Guns?

    04/06/2016 1:59:05 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | April 5, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Okay, that headline is obviously a rhetorical question. As long as there are other progressive Democrats in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, and Maryland who are equally steeped in that special blend of smugness, paranoia, and ignorance, weíll have to concede that heís merely one of a very stupid breed. That allowance made, it takes a very deplorable person to argue that a sightless two-shot derringer that is impossible to aim and slow to reload is any sort of a credible criminal or terrorist threat as he did in yet another self-aggrandizing press conference today.
  • Sen. Schumer calls for investigation ahead of release of gun that looks just like smartphone

    04/06/2016 5:20:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 5, 2016 | Chris Sommerfeldt, Stephen Rex Brown
    Sen. Chuck Schumer issued an urgent plea Monday for iGunControl ahead of the release of a new firearm that looks like a smartphone. The .380-caliber double-barrel handgun, manufactured by Ideal Conceal, is expected to hit the shelves in mid-2016 and will only cost $395, Schumer said. . . . "It's clearly being marketed for nefarious purposes ó 4,000 people are ready to pull the trigger on this dangerous weapon," Schumer said. . . . "Why would we want to make it easier for criminals or terrorists like those who attacked Paris and Brussels to wreak havoc?" he said.
  • Schumer: Feds must work faster to test explosive detectors

    04/03/2016 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 5:20 AM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    The Department of Homeland Security must move faster to test explosive detectors that can sense compounds that have been used in recent extremist attacks and to determine if the devices can be installed at airports and train stations across the country, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said. For about eight years, federal officials have funded the development of the electronic trace detection system, which would be capable of continuously monitoring an area for vapor from explosives, including the bomb-making material TATP. But while the technology has proved successful in laboratory tests, it hasnít been scheduled for government field tests until the...
  • Democrats see 'cracks' in Republican block of Merrick Garland confirmation

    03/17/2016 5:22:33 PM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 17, 2016 | David Smith
    New York senator Chuck Schumer said some Senate Republicans have agreed to meet supreme court nominee despite leadership wanting to hold off on hearings . . . Chuck Schumer, senator for New York, said in response to a question from the Guardian: ďWe are seeing cracks on the Republican side. "About five or six members have agreed already to meet with the nominee and I think what happened is they saw how stellar the nominee was and they realised how bad it would be not to ... They're feeling the heat and we believe weíll see many more cracks over...
  • Preposterous! New York Times Implies I'm Part of a Pro-Amnesty Conspiracy (Rush Limbaugh)

    02/29/2016 11:19:22 AM PST · by servo1969 · 124 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 2-29-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, on Sunday, the New York Times had a story that is an attempt, was an attempt to drive a wedge between me and those of you in my audience. The attempt was to imply, because they cannot state it, the attempt here was to imply that I am a secret, clandestine operative for the Gang of Eight bill and amnesty. The story was written in such a way as to make it look like I am a secret supporter and that I have kept relevant information from you and that I am secretly trying to push...
  • US senator wants government to set airline seat-size rules

    02/28/2016 6:03:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2016
    NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish seat-size standards for commercial airlines, which he says now force passengers to sit on planes "like sardines." The New York Democrat told The Associated Press the airlines have been slowly cutting down legroom and seat width. "One of the most vexing things when you travel on an airplane is there's almost no legroom on your standard flight," Schumer said. "There's been constant shrinkage by the airlines." He said he will add an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Bill that is pending before Congress...
  • Audio: Chuck Schumer has no idea how to spin what Biden

    02/23/2016 4:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ll give you the quote but you should really listen to the clip, as it’s short and oh so sweet. How often does this guy get caught by reporters with nothing coherent to say in his or his party’s defense? I thought he’d at least try arguing that Biden said what he said in June 1992 whereas Scalia’s vacancy opened up in February of this year and that makes all the difference somehow even though it actually makes no difference at all, but he doesn’t even fart out that excuse. All he can say to the fact that Obama, Biden,...
  • White House slashed NYC terror funding to punish Schumer, former top cop says

    02/22/2016 7:12:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/16 | Dan Friedman Examiner
    New York City's former top cop said Sunday that the Obama administration cut funding to fight terrorism in the city to retaliate against Sen. Chuck Schumer for opposing a nuclear deal with Iran. "There's a certain amount vindictiveness on the part of Washington aimed at Sen. Chuck Schumer," Ray Kelly, New York City's police commissioner under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said in an interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York. "Apparently they remember very well that Sen. Schumer did not support their Iran deal," Kelly said, arguing the proposed cut "was aimed at getting a reaction from...
  • Mid-2007 Video: Chuck Schumer insists that lame-duck president should not get Supreme Court pick

    02/15/2016 5:27:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Sounds like pretty good advice, huh? Thankfully, Chuck Schumer has gone on record on this issue, insisting to the American Constitution Society that the Senate not only has the right but the duty to block Supreme Court nominees from a lame-duck President. Only with an extraordinary nominee should the Senate confirm such an appointment, Schumer insists (via Grabien and Gary Gross): CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Of course Schumer aimed this at George W. Bush, but note that this speech took place in mid-2007, when Bush still had 18 months left in his presidency. That’s almost twice as...
  • Flashback: In 2007, Schumer Called For Blocking All Bush Supreme Court Nominations

    02/14/2016 1:39:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/14/16 | Blake Neff
    During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC‚Äôs ‚ÄúThis Week,‚ÄĚ Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer decried the intent of many Senate Republicans to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing the successor to deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But less than a decade ago, Schumer advocated doing the same exact thing if any additional Supreme Court vacancies opened under former President George W. Bush. Almost immediately after Scalia‚Äôs death was announced Saturday evening, Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates began arguing the appointment of his successor should be left to the next president. Schumer lamented this outlook as pure obstructionism. ‚ÄúYou know, the...
  • Portman to oppose trade deal as opposition back home builds

    02/08/2016 5:18:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Washingston Post ^ | February 4 | Paul Kane and Kelsey Snell
    Sen. Rob Portman, a former U.S trade ambassador, announced Thursday that he opposes a sweeping 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement, dealing a setback to a deal that is seen as a key part of President Obama’s economic legacy. The Ohio Republican is facing a difficult re-election campaign against Ted Strickland, an anti-trade former Democratic governor, in a state that has seen a steep decline in manufacturing as a result of companies moving operations overseas. The announcement is a significant but not fatal blow to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which is protected by fast-track rules that ensure it cannot...
  • Trump Vows a ‚ÄėClose,‚Äô ‚ÄėGood Relationship‚Äô With Pelosi and Schumer as President

    01/26/2016 6:35:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01/26/2016 | Fred Lucas
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump used a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC to tout the fact that, as president, he would work with Democratic leaders in Congress to get things done. He specifically talked about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and asserted he was "close" to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to replace outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem. Reid will be gone," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday. He continued: "I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately, obviously,...
  • Donald Trump: I‚Äôve always had good relationships with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid

    01/26/2016 8:01:46 AM PST · by agrarianlady · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/26/2016 | David Sherfinski
    "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem," Mr. Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "[Harry] Reid's going to be gone. I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately obviously I haven't been dealing with him, so he'll use my name as the ultimate ... of the billionaires in terms of people you don't want." "But I've always had a great relationship with Harry Reid," Mr. Trump said. "Frankly, if I weren't running for office, I'd be able to deal with [Pelosi], I'd be able to deal with Reid -- I'd be...
  • Schumer: Trump 'right on the money' defending NY

    01/17/2016 5:32:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 225 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is slamming Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz for attacking “New York values" and praising GOP rival Donald Trump for defending his home state. "I'm a Democrat, but Donald Trump did a very good job defending New York," Schumer told host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable" on New York's AM-970 on Sunday. "I'd like Ted Cruz to go talk about New York values to the firefighters who rushed to the towers on 9/11, and the police and EMTs, to the brave New York police officers who keep our streets safe," he added. Schumer also noted that...
  • Amy Schumer Poses Topless for Annual Pirelli Calendar

    12/01/2015 8:09:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Comedian and actress Amy Schumer poses topless in the 43rd edition of the Pirelli Calendar. Holding a cup of coffee, the Trainwreck star, who is this year’s Miss December, poses for the annual publication wearing only a pair of underwear. Schumer, 34, shared a snap of the shoot on Twitter.
  • Chuck Schumer: Rubio ‚ÄėTotally Committed‚Äô To Obama‚Äôs 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‚ÄĒ 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. ‚ÄúHe was not only totally committed‚ÄĒ he was in that room with us, with four Democrats, four Republicans‚Ķ 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 ďrip to shredsĒ the Iranian agreement deal recently passed through Congress, and kill the countryís leader if it didnít give up its nuclear ambitions. ďIf the Ayatollah doesnít understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins,Ē 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: ďI 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.Ē She added: "We have got to do something about gun violence in America ó 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 Erdońüan 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 Erdońüan 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 ¬Ďanti-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 ďAbu Abdullah al-AmrikiĒ 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 ó mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans ó 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 agreementís opponents with Iranian extremists chanting ďdeath to America.Ē 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 Obamaís 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 donít 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 ďarray of forces that got us into the Iraq warĒ and that a ďbunch of billionaires who happily finance super PACsĒ are ďputting 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 partyís leader, drawing a contemptuous and insulting personal attack. No, it wasnít Sen. Rand Paul, who chastised Donald Trump for being ďon every side of every issue,Ē criticism for which Trump poked Paul for ďhaving a bad night.Ē 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 Obamaís controversial foreign-policy objective ó an accord that reverses Americaís 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. ďI 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,Ē Schumer wrote in a lengthy statement issued Thursday night detailing his decision. ďBetter 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 Limbaugh.com ^ | 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 Schumerís 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 Schumerís (D-N.Y.) decision to oppose the nuclear deal with Iran. The tally revealed by MoveOn.org comes after Thursdayís announcement from the presumptive next Senate Democratic leader, which sparked a swift and vocal backlash from liberal activists. Mondayís totals are evidence of outrage among the Democratic Partyís base, MoveOn said, which should compel Democratic lawmakers to fall in line and support the agreement. ďWhile Sen. Schumerís 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 Schumerís way.Much of it is just the plain old progressive vitriol of the MoveOn.org, 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 ó 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 doesnít mean you should be fooled by their frustration. And you definitely shouldnít be fooled by the theater surrounding Chuck Schumerís opposition to the presidentís 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 Obamaís 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 Schumerís (D-N.Y.) decision to oppose the White Houseís 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 Schumerís stance disqualifies him from serving as the next Senate Democratic leader ó which he is primed to do ó and seeking to temporarily cut off money to Democrats in the upper chamber. Itís unclear whether Schumerís announcement will have a devastating effect on the White Houseís 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 Schumerís office....
  • Schumer: Why Iím 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 Iím opposing the Iran nuclear deal By Charles Schumer Iíve spent the last three weeks carefully studying the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Iíve 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, Iíve asked: Are we better off with the agreement or without it? In the first 10 years, there are serious weaknesses. First, inspections are not ďanywhere, anytimeĒ; the 24-day delay before...
  • Kerry Ďprofoundly disagreesí 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 ó US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he ďprofoundly disagreesĒ 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 Senateís 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. ďAdvocates 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,Ē Schumer declared in a lengthy statement. ďThose 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 ó Senator Chuck Schumer, the most influential Jewish voice in Congress, said Thursday night that he would oppose President Obamaís deal to limit Iranís nuclear program. ďAdvocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed,Ē Mr. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in a lengthy statement. ďThis 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.Ē Mr. Schumer had spent the last several weeks...
  • Chuck Schumer Ďloses ití 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 ó except his position on the Iran nuclear deal. ďThis is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence [me],Ē Schumer said, holding fast to his weeks-long insistence that heís still in the decision-making stage. ... ďexplodedĒ during a meeting last week with about 60 Jewish leaders.
  • SCHUMER ADMITS: ĎI RECRUITED MARCO RUBIO TO BE PART OF OUR GROUP OF EIGHTí

    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 MSNBCís Up With Steve Kornacki, Sen. Schumer (D-NY) explained how he was personally responsible for ďrecruitingĒ Sen. Rubio to flood the U.S. labor markets: ďI recruited Marco Rubio to be part of our group of eight being in the gym. [Democratic Senator] Dick Durbin was in the gymÖ 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 Israelís standing in Congress could compare to getting Chuck Schumer ó the supposed shomer (guardian, in Hebrew) of Israel ó to ensure the survival of a nuclear deal that rearranges Americaís Mideast alliances by elevating Tehran at the expense of the Israelis, the Saudis, the Jordanians and the Egyptians, among others. And thatís why crowds in Times Square Wednesday night chanted ďWhere is Chuck Schumer?Ē 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 Schumerís heart ó Israelís security ó the senator was a no-show. The rally was in opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal. Schumer was absent because he hasnít yet decided whether to do the right thing and oppose President Obamaís disastrous deal, or do the opposite of the right thing and shepherd it through Congress. Israelís supporters in the United States...
  • Congressional Republicans have already capitulated on Obamaís 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 Obamaís nuclear agreement with Iran. Worse, it gives Democrats political cover by allowing them to vote against the Iran agreement without actually killing it Ė 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 ďresolution of disapprovalĒ Ė 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 itís routinely dismissed by Republicans. Schumer also vowed that Democrats would successfully defend President Barack Obamaís 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 Iranís 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 the†2016 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 Hillís 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.