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  • Student slashing at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside caused 2 1/2 hour lockdown

    12/11/2018 2:30:30 PM PST · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    QNS.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Jenna Bagcal
    The search continues for the suspect who slashed a student at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside on Tuesday morning — and caused a 2 1/2 hour lockdown of the campus that alarmed students, parents and staff alike. On Dec. 11 at around 9 a.m., police sources reported, an unidentified 14-year-old student was sliced in the head with an “unknown sharp weapon” at the high school located at 57-00 223rd St. Officers from the 111th Precinct responded to the scene. The student was taken to a nearby hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The school promptly went on...
  • Trump Forces Chuck and Nancy to Debate Him in Front of America, They Didn't Like It

    12/11/2018 11:32:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 159 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    For the first time since the 2018-midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with President Trump at the White House Tuesday. Their meeting was originally supposed to be closed press, but that all changed when the White House press pool was invited into the Oval Office to broadcast their remarks. President Trump started the meeting by thanking Pelosi and Schumer for showing up and made his case for additional border security. "I am proud to shut down the government over border security," Trump said. "I will take the mantle." "They're pouring into our...
  • Chuck Schumer: No deal on infrastructure without addressing climate change

    12/07/2018 4:42:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Chuck Schumer
    Now that Democrats will soon control one branch of Congress, President Trump is again signaling that infrastructure could be an area of compromise. We agree, but if the president wanted to earn Democratic support in the Senate, any infrastructure bill would have to include policies and funding that help transition our country to a clean-energy economy and mitigate the risks the United States already faces from climate change. For too long, Congress has failed to act in a meaningful way to combat the threat posed by climate change. It’s impossible to overstate the urgency with which America needs to confront...
  • Colorado’s Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

    12/05/2018 10:53:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2018 | Nicholas Riccardi and James Anderson
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster and national fundraiser, according to a person close to the Democrat.He’s already launched a political action committee that allows him to raise money nationally and hired his 2014 campaign manager, Brad Komar, to run it. Since the PAC was formed in September, Komar has done 80 interviews with possible campaign staffers, the person said. Of those, Hickenlooper has conducted or participated in 30 interviews. The operation has hired Democratic veteran Anna Greenberg as...
  • Chuck Schumer Hints at Extra Border-Wall Funding

    11/27/2018 4:49:41 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2018 | Neil Munro
    The Democrats’ Senate leader, Chuck Schumer, suggested to reporters Tuesday that he could endorse spending more than $1.6 billion in 2019 for President Donald Trump’s border wall. “We are for strong border security,” Schumer said, adding, “The $1.6 billion for border security negotiated by Democrats and Republicans is our position. We believe that is the right way to go … Stick to the $1.6 billion … We’re not negotiating in the press. This is our position.” But Schumer did not suggest what price he may demand in exchange for agreeing to President Donald Trump’s demand that $5 billion in border...
  • Schumer begs Senate to defeat Trump judicial nominee: 'How can you have this man in the court?'

    11/26/2018 3:59:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer pleaded with Republican Senators on Monday to defeat President Trump’s nominee to a North Carolina judgeship, saying Thomas Alvin Farr has shown he doesn’t respect black voters’ rights. Mr. Schumer said all 49 Democrats will vote against Mr. Farr, as will one Republican, Sen. Jeff Flake. If they can sway another GOP senator, they could defeat the nomination, dealing a blow to Mr. Trump. “This is a man who stands for disenfranchisement of voters, particularly minority voters, that is what he stands for. You can try to parse it any way you want, but that...
  • Eager to slam Trump, Schumer contradicts himself in support of Chief Justice Roberts, critics say

    11/24/2018 1:11:32 PM PST · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was quickly mocked Friday after praising Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court for rebuking President Trump’s recent “Obama judges” comment -- while at the same time slamming Roberts’ “partisan decisions.” “I don’t agree very often with Chief Justice Roberts, especially his partisan decisions which seem highly political on Citizens United, Janus, and Shelby,” the Democrat wrote in a Twitter message. “But I am thankful today that he — almost alone among Republicans — stood up to President Trump and for an independent judiciary.” Critics on social media and elsewhere pointed out that...
  • Dershowitz Feuds With Blumenthal Over Whitaker: 'I Was in School of Harvard, Not Schoolhouse Rock'

    11/20/2018 11:42:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants the DOJ inspector general to investigate President Trump's relationship and correspondence with Matthew Whitaker in the wake of his appointment to acting attorney general. Trump gave Whitaker the role after ousting former AG Jeff Sessions. Democrats are outraged for at least two reasons. One, that Whitaker has publicly criticized Robert Mueller's Russia probe and two, that Whitaker did not get Senate approval for the new position. They argue that under the succession statute, the role of acting AG rightfully belongs to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. Schumer adds that if Whitaker remains in the role, he...
  • Why Isn’t DOJ Investigating Possible Chuck Schumer-Facebook Pay For Play?

    11/20/2018 10:02:24 AM PST · by deandg99 · 8 replies
    The Lid ^ | 11/20/2018 | Jeff Dunnetz
    According to the New York Times, During the 2016 election cycle, Chuck Schumer Raised more money from Facebook employees than any other member of Congress (about $40K) according to the Center for Responsive Politics, Schumer’s daughter Alison was hired by Facebook and is now a marketing manager in Facebook’s New York office and the Senator protected Facebook from an investigation in the Senate. It sure looks hinky,” political strategist Susan Del Percio told The Post. “This is an industry that’s been trying for years to fend off heavy government regulation by actively cultivating relationships with senators and House members.” Why...
  • Schumer got $50K in donations from Facebook — and his daughter got a job

    11/19/2018 8:26:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11/17/18 | Mary Kay Linge and Sara Dorn
    What does it take to friend a U.S. senator? If you’re Facebook, all you need is about $50,000 in donations – and a cushy job for the politician’s daughter. Facebook employees, including some at the top of its corporate pyramid, have helped fill Schumer’s campaign coffers – and he’s returned the favor by carrying water for the social media giant in Congress, according to a recent report. And Alison Schumer, the senator’s youngest of two daughters, works as a Facebook product marketing manager – which pays an average of $160,000, according to Glassdoor.com. “It sure looks hinky,” political strategist Susan...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: Interstate 81 grid would help revitalize Syracuse

    11/16/2018 11:56:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | October 22, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday said she will support the construction of a street-level community grid to replace the elevated portion of Interstate 81 in Syracuse.Until now, Gillibrand declined to take a position on the issue, saying it was up to Central New Yorkers to choose the best option for replacing the 1.4-mile viaduct that cuts through the heart of Syracuse.Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said during a visit to Syracuse on Monday that she decided to speak out after discussions with community stakeholders who favor the grid over a tunnel or new elevated highway."Given where the stakeholders are -- and given what...
  • Facebook reeling after damning NYT report

    11/15/2018 10:06:57 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Harper Neidig and Ali Breland
    Facebook is being hit with fresh criticism from Capitol Hill as lawmakers reacted harshly Thursday to a New York Times investigation that detailed the company’s efforts to wield influence in Washington after becoming aware of Russia-linked activity on its platform during the 2016 presidential campaign. The explosive article laid out how Facebook’s leadership was reluctant to confront the Russian efforts on its platform and was unprepared for the subsequent firestorm and fallout, which involved the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Specifically, the Times reported that the tech giant used a Republican opposition research firm called Definers Public Affairs to accuse liberal financier...
  • Newly Appointed Acting US Attorney General Whitaker is a Force to be Reckoned With

    11/12/2018 9:59:40 AM PST · by deandg99 · 19 replies
    Great American Republic ^ | 11/10/2018 | Great American Republic
    Newly appointed Acting AG Whitaker is obviously a force to be reckoned with and immediately took on Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer. Senator Schumer has already jumped on the call for the Acting AG to recuse himself, but he is no longer dealing with Jeff Sessions. It is clear that Special Counsel Robert Muller’s Russia probe will be closely overseen by Acting AG Matthew Whitaker. That has had liberal noggins exploding all over the beltway since he was announced. As Written and Reported By Matt Vespa for Townhall: President Trump fired Jeff Sessions from his attorney general post yesterday. Matthew Whitaker...
  • 'Cut the crap' Mr. President, Schumer says of Arizona election fraud talk

    11/09/2018 5:00:24 PM PST · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 9, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told President Trump to “cut the crap” after the president floated holding a new election in Arizona due to alleged election fraud in the tight race between Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally. “Just out — in Arizona, SIGNATURES DON’T MATCH. Electoral corruption - Call for a new Election? We must protect our Democracy!” Trump tweeted Friday afternoon. Schumer responded: “Mr. President: Every voter is entitled to vote whether they agree with you or not. Democracy is stronger than you are. Cut the crap.”
  • Top Senate Democrat Schumer: Whitaker should recuse himself Russia probe

    11/07/2018 12:57:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 7, 2018
    Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from oversight of the Russia probe. “Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general,” Schumer said in a statement.
  • Dem leaders slam Trump's response to bomb threats: His 'words ring hollow'

    10/24/2018 11:46:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 24, 2018 | Jordain Carney, The Hill
    Top congressional Democrats on Wednesday slammed President Trump's response to a series of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democratic officials, saying his "words ring hollow." "Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions," Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in a joint statement. The two Democratic leaders pointed to Trump's support for Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), who pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter, and accused the president of supporting "dictators around the world who murder their own citizens, and referring to...
  • Schumer: Dems Are Running ‘Neck and Neck’ for Senate Majority

    10/20/2018 7:01:50 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 62 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 10-19-2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Democrats were running “neck and neck” to win the majority in the Senate in the midterms. Schumer said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) recent comments on health care and social programs are a “game changer.” When asked what the Democrats message is, Schumer said, “Very simple. First and foremost, better health care at lower cost. it’s the number one issue in America.” He continued, “Let me just say this. Mitch McConnell gave us a gift in the last three days. He showed who the Republican Party really...
  • Candace Owens: Democrats aren’t the party of women -- they’re the party of exploiting them for [tr]

    10/15/2018 11:42:37 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/2018 | Candace Owens
    The despicable treatment now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh received at his Senate confirmation hearing proves conclusively that the Democratic Party is not the party of women – it is the party of exploiting women for political gain. In their eagerness to pander to women by saying absolutely anything that might win their votes, Democrats were even willing to throw out the centuries-old concept that is the foundation of our legal system: the presumption that we are all innocent until proven guilty. Democrats insisted that women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct should automatically be believed with absolutely zero evidence to back...
  • Here's how Democrats can hit back against Trump's angry white man base.

    10/14/2018 4:08:16 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 73 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct.14.2018 | Opinion - Howell Raines
    Democrats can defeat the Trump base. But only if they ditch Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi — and rally female voters What the angry white male writing this column wants to know is who will hit back for the Democrats? My polling cohort, older white men, took a public-relations beating during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings — and I say it’s about time. Never in modern political history have so many been given so much by our culture and yet have been so casual about the health of the Republic.
  • Sen. Cotton: "The Schumer Political Operation" Was Behind Release Of Dr. Ford's Letter (t)

    10/11/2018 9:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and his "political operation" was behind the leaking of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford "from the very beginning." @@ SEN. TOM COTTON (R-ARKANSAS): Hugh, I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning. We learned last week that a woman named Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate, and she was one of the so-called beach friends who encouraged Ms. Ford to go to Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. Well, it just turns...