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  • Rep. Cicilline: We Can’t Allow ‘Religious Freedom’ to Be Used to Discriminate Against LGBT

    03/16/2019 3:02:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 15, 2019 | 3:08 PM EDT | Dimitri Simes and Alex Madajian
    On March 13, House and Senate Democrats introduced H.R. 5, the Equality Act, a proposal to expand protections in the 1964 Civil Rights Act to people based on their sex, sexual preference or gender identity. The sponsor of the bill, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), who is openly gay, said conservatives would "use fear” to stop the legislation and asserted, “we cannot allow claims of religious freedom to be used to discriminate against an LGBT individual.” At a Capitol Hill press conference alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Cicilline said, “We know that in...
  • Schumer: ‘I Pray That This Moment Is One of Those Times When Members Chose Country Over Party’

    03/15/2019 5:44:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 15, 2019 | CNSNews Staff
    ( - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y) said on the Senate floor on Thursday that he was praying that Republican members of the Senate would “choose country over party” and vote to overrule President Donald Trump’s declaration that there is a national emergency at the southern border. “I hope and I pray that this moment is one of those times when Members choose country over party and when Members rise above politics for the sake of fidelity to our constitutional principles and to this great United States of America,” Schumer said. “In conclusion, on this issue, this is not...
  • Pelosi, Schumer warn of another government shutdown over Trump's $8.6B wall proposal

    03/10/2019 1:05:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 10, 2019 | John Siciliano |
    President Trump's pursuit of additional border wall funding in his fiscal 2020 budget proposal will only lead to another government shut down, warned Democratic leaders on Sunday. Trump harmed millions when he "recklessy" shut down the government in pursuit of funds to build an expensive border wall, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a joint statement. But Congress refused and the president was "forced to admit defeat" and reopen the government, they added. "The same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again," they warned. "We hope he learned his lesson."...

    03/08/2019 6:26:17 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 54 replies
    Congressional Record ^ | March 7, 2019 | Sen. Schumer, et al
    [pp. S1742-3] By Mr. SCHUMER (for himself, Mr. Carper, Mr. Reed, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Markey, Mr. Schatz, Ms. Smith, Mr. Blumenthal, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Booker, Ms. Stabenow, Ms. Klobuchar, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Merkley, and Mrs. Feinstein): S. 729. A bill to prohibit the use of funds to Federal agencies to establish a panel, task force, advisory committee, or other effort to challenge the scientific consensus on climate change, and for other purposes; read the first time. Mr. SCHUMER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the text of the bill be printed in the Record. There being...
  • Dems knock McConnell for refusing vote on election reform bill

    03/07/2019 11:38:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Top Democrats knocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday for refusing to bring up a House election reform bill for a vote. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the GOP leader’s remarks on the legislation, known as H.R. 1, “an act of desperation" while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called him "out of touch." "McConnell called these ideas a power grab, labeling the bill the 'Democratic [Politician] Protection Act,' " Schumer said from the Senate floor. "Leader McConnell, we’re proud we want more people to vote. Why are you ashamed of it? Why do you run away from...

    03/06/2019 10:03:22 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies ^ | 3/6/19 | Ann Coulter
    Strangely, the media have suddenly taken an intense interest in the case of pedophile and major Democratic donor Jeffrey Epstein. In 2005, the Palm Beach police were told by the mother of a young girl in West Palm Beach that her daughter had been brought to the Democratic donor's mansion and asked to have sex with him for money. This kicked off an intensive, one-year undercover investigation. The police sifted through Epstein's garbage and interviewed 17 witnesses, including the housemen, who told of sex toys and dildos left behind after the underage girls left. One of Epstein's procurers, a 20-year-old...
  • Schumer: Judge vote will test GOP’s commitment to protecting pre-existing conditions

    03/01/2019 1:29:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Republicans on Friday that voting for Chad Readler, President Trump’s nominee to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a vote against protecting with people with pre-existing conditions. Readler, who served until September as assistant attorney general for the civil division at the Department of Justice, filed a brief last year supporting a lawsuit filed by Texas and other states seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act. “As Mr. Readler is the author of the Trump administration’s decision to side with Republican attorneys general suing to repeal our health care law, Senate...
  • Chuck Schumer praises Trump for ditching North Korea talks

    02/28/2019 8:14:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump’s decision to walk away from a bad nuclear deal with North Korea won exceptional praise from Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who said Thursday the president deserves credit for being willing to forgo a weak agreement. “President Trump did the right thing by walking away and not cutting a poor deal for the sake of a photo op,” Mr. Schumer said as the Senate convened. He challenged the president to take the same approach to negotiations with China, saying he must “have the courage to do the same thing” and walk away if he doesn’t get a...
  • Schumer: Dems will try to defund Trump panel reassessing climate change

    02/26/2019 8:24:11 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/26/19 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that if the Trump administration moves forward with a panel reportedly intended to counter scientific consensus on climate change, Democrats will try to defund the group. "I'm announcing that if the Trump administration moves forward with this fake climate panel, we'll be introducing legislation to defund it. …It is long past time for President Trump and Republican leaders to admit that climate change is real, that human activity contributes to it and Congress must take action," Schumer said from the Senate floor. The Washington Post reported over the weekend that the...
  • Senate Dems to introduce resolution blocking Trump's emergency declaration

    02/21/2019 12:22:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday that Democrats will introduce a resolution to block President Trump's emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "Identical companion legislation to the House resolution will soon be introduced in the Senate," Schumer said in a statement. House Democrats, with the backing of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), are expected to file their resolution as soon as Friday. The Senate, which convened for roughly a minute earlier Thursday, is out of town until Monday afternoon, making that day the earliest Democrats could file a resolution in that chamber. Trump announced last Friday...
  • Dems target Trump judicial nominee over his defense of census citizenship question

    02/13/2019 1:41:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    Senate Democrats signaled Wednesday that their next target among President Trump’s judicial nominees will be Michael Park, saying he’s been tainted by his work on behalf of conservative clients. Mr. Park would be the first Korean American judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — but Democrats said that historic accomplishment isn’t enough to overcome their fears that he would display a conservative judicial philosophy. Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer led the opposition from the chamber floor, saying his work as an attorney involved trying to undermine the Affordable Care Act, roll back affirmative action and defund Planned...
  • Cuomo, Schumer garner 'lowest ratings ever' from New York voters in new poll

    02/12/2019 11:19:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2019 | Jennifer Harper
    There’s disconcerting news for both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, according to a new Siena College poll. New Yorkers are not entirely thrilled with the two Empire State Democrats. “Voters give Cuomo and Schumer their lowest ratings ever,” the poll analysis noted. “For the first time ever, half of New Yorkers view Andrew Cuomo unfavorably. It’s his lowest favorability rating ever and his lowest-ever job performance as governor. And it is a dramatic drop in both ratings from last month,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.
  • Dems' Fence Stance On Less Border Security is Defenceless

    02/12/2019 9:15:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/19 | Rick Hayes
    It is beyond outrageous that Pelosi and Schumer have chosen political ambition over American lives ere must be numerous Democrat officials who are well aware that Pelosi and Schumer have crossed the line into the absurd regarding their anti-border wall fiasco but remain silent. Such cannot be said about the growing number of newly elected and “converted” Democrat radicals who echo extreme views without the slightest understanding of the facts. Reuters recently published a February 6th piece entitled, “U.S. Border Officials Don’t Share Trump’s Zeal for Border Wall.” The article reported on a classified briefing given by Customs and Border...

    02/10/2019 6:12:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    ABC 10 ^ | 2/10/19 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    The Senate's top Democrat is introducing legislation to "hold China accountable" and sanction laboratories and other traffickers who export fentanyl to the United States. The bill, which will be introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer, of New York later this week, is likely to add to growing tension between the U.S. and China, days before Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will lead high-level trade talks in China. In December, China agreed to label fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid responsible for tens of thousands of American drug deaths annually, as a controlled substance. Schumer's legislation — known...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer rips Trump's SOTU address: It was 'sort of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'

    02/06/2019 8:45:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 6, 2019 | Gabriella Munoz
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Wednesday attacked President Trump’s State of the Union address, calling it “political, divisive, calculating, even nasty at times.” Mr. Schumer, who was in a tiff with the president hours before the address to Congress and the nation, said the speech was “sort of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” with most of the emphasis on the “Mr. Hyde” elements. “The president was political, divisive, calculating, even nasty at times,” the New York Democrat said on CNN’s “New Day.” “You can’t talk comity and working together and give a speech that is just so divisive....
  • Schumer: ‘The Only Question About the President’s State of the Union: How Often Will He Distort?’

    02/05/2019 9:39:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 5, 2019 | CNSNews Staff
    Video at link. ( - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) gave a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday morning, previewing President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, and predicting that the president would “distort,” “mislead,” and “make some bold new promises” he has no intention to fulfill. “Knowing this president, he will rely on distortions and made up facts, mislead the American people,” said Schumer. “The only question about the president’s State of the Union: How often will he distort?” Schumer said. “How often will he make up facts? How often will he resort to fear and...
  • Remember When Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders Loved Business?

    02/04/2019 3:26:01 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 4, 2019 | James Freeman
    ... In claiming that U.S. corporations have somehow become selfish weapons of mass economic destruction, Messrs. Sanders and Schumer encourage readers to look back to those good old days of the 1960s when American businesses were the engines of broad prosperity. The two men remember those times well, and clearly they were highly impressed. That’s why as young men they became stalwart champions of the free enterprise system. Just kidding. That was the era when Chuck Schumer was becoming active in Harvard’s Young Democrats club before volunteering for the left-wing presidential campaign of Eugene McCarthy. Later, after graduating from Harvard’s...
  • Schumer and Sanders: Limit Corporate Stock Buybacks

    02/04/2019 1:59:38 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feburary 3, 2019 | Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders
    ... Between 2008 and 2017, 466 of the S&P 500 companies spent around $4 trillion on stock buybacks, equal to 53 percent of profits. Another 30 percent of corporate profits went to dividends. When more than 80 percent of corporate profits go to buybacks and dividends, there is reason to be concerned. This practice of corporate self-indulgence is not new, but it’s grown enormously. Fueled by the Trump tax cut, in 2018, United States corporations repurchased more than $1 trillion of their own stock, a staggering figure and the highest amount ever authorized in a single year. This has become...
  • Schumer aide dismissed last year over 'inappropriate encounters' (Fri. Night Dump)

    02/01/2019 8:43:42 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/01/19 | Tal Axelrod
    Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) longtime communications director Matt House was pushed out late last year after it was revealed he was having "inappropriate encounters" with junior staffers. “Upon learning that he had inappropriate encounters within the office and that it was making some staff uncomfortable, he was asked to leave,” a Schumer spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Friday. The Huffington Post was the first to report on the circumstances surrounding House's departure. House’s nearly six-year tenure working as a top aide for the Senate minority leader had been praised as an effective one, though many were surprised in November...
  • Largest fentanyl bust at US border could've killed nearly 56 million people

    01/31/2019 2:22:59 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 92 replies
    KSBW ^ | Jan 31, 2019 | ANITA SNOW
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds of the deadly synthetic opioid from a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona.