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  • Senate Leaders Agree on Possible Path to Reopening Government

    01/22/2019 3:34:58 PM PST · by Mariner · 60 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | January 22nd, 2019 | Mairead McArdle
    Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer have agreed to a deal that could end the partial government shutdown, which entered its 32nd day Tuesday. Under the deal, the Senate will vote Thursday on two bills intended to end the shutdown. One bill includes President Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to construct a wall at the southern border, and one would fund the government entities affected by the shutdown through February 8, kicking the fight down the road until then. “People are saying isn’t there a way out of this mess, isn’t there a way to relieve...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump should pay Pelosi, Schumer to do more joint TV appearances

    01/13/2019 4:31:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 13, 2019 05:01 PM | Naomi Lim
    President Trump should encourage House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to do more joint TV appearances, Newt Gingrich joked Sunday. Gingrich's comments come after Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer, D-N.Y., were mocked online last week for their awkward televised response to Trump's prime-time Oval Office address regarding his demand for roughly $5.6 billion in border wall funding which has resulted in a political standoff at the root of a record-breaking partial federal government shutdown. “[Schumer] and Pelosi were so bad the other night that the president ought to sort of pay them to go on TV once...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • As Shutdown Crawls On, Artists And Nonprofits Fear For Their 'Fragile Industry'

    01/09/2019 11:21:43 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | Jan 10, 2019
    Jill Rorem, like many Americans, had made some special plans for the holidays. The Chicago native, whose legal work often brings her to Washington, D.C., was finally going to get to see the nation's capital with her arts-obsessed kids. "I have very nerdy daughters, and they're super cool. Like, my oldest kid was Andy Warhol for Halloween," Rorem says. So they'd planned a grand tour of the Smithsonian museums, from the National Gallery of Art to the National Portrait Gallery, maybe even the zoo if she could convince her husband. "They would have soaked it up. I always love watching...
  • Schumer to force vote on U.S. decision to lift sanctions on Russia firms

    01/13/2019 2:11:31 AM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters via msn ^ | 19 Jan 2019 | Karen Freifeld and Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Saturday he will force a vote soon on a resolution to disapprove the Trump administration's decision to relax sanctions on three Russian companies connected to oligarch Oleg Deripaska…{snip} ...The U.S. Treasury announced on Dec. 20 that it would lift sanctions imposed in April on the core businesses of Deripaska, including aluminum giant Rusal its parent En+ and power firm EuroSibEnergo, watering down the toughest penalties imposed since Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea. After lobbying by European governments that followed the imposition of sanctions, Washington postponed enforcement of the sanctions...
  • As Trump Shutdown Drags On,Sen.Murray Urges Senate Republicans To Act In Best Interests of Families

    01/12/2019 6:29:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 99 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
    Sen. Murray:“With each passing day, it’s clear just how much the Trump Shutdown is hurting families in every community in every state in this country. And no prime-time address or fear-mongering trip to the border is going to change that reality”
  • Americans blame Trump and GOP much more than Democrats for shutdown, Post-ABC poll finds (Fake News)

    01/12/2019 11:09:25 PM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January13, 2019 | Scott Clement and Dan Balz
    By a wide margin, more Americans blame President Trump and Republicans in Congress than congressional Democrats for the now record-breaking government shutdown, and most reject the president’s assertion that there is an illegal-immigration crisis on the southern border, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Support for building a wall on the border, which is the principal sticking point in the stalemate between the president and Democrats, has increased over the past year. Today, 42 percent say they support a wall, up from 34 percent last January. A slight majority of Americans (54 percent) oppose the idea, down from 63...
  • SHUTDOWN DAY 11: President Trump Is Not Falling For Nancy’s Shenanigans

    01/01/2019 12:37:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Jan 1, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    ShareTweet Did you people really think you could pull a fast one on President Donald Trump? Our president has been winning negotiations his entire life (read: “The Art of the Deal”). Did you, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, think he was going to back away from the Wall just because you introduce some pathetic bills that do not include Wall funding? President Trump got out ahead of the dirty Democrats’ sneak plays, making it clear through his own tweets, through his White House consigliere Mick Mulvaney, through his Freedom Caucus ally Mark Meadows, and through Mitch McConnell’s spokesman that he...
  • GOP Rep. Brooks: How Much American Blood on Hands of Pelosi, Schumer Before They Help with Border...

    12/30/2018 7:32:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 DEC 2018 | Pam Key
    FULL TITLE: GOP Rep. Brooks: How Much American Blood on Hands of Pelosi, Schumer Before They Help with Border Security? Sunday on WAAY’s “Guerrilla Politics,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said the government shutdown will end when the amount of “American blood” on the hands of Democratic leadership becomes overwhelming. Brooks said, “It is a very tough position that the Democrats have put us in. On the one hand you have got thousands of Americans who are dead each year because of the Democrats’ refusal to secure the border. Those Americans are dying either because they have been murdered by illegal...
  • Nancy Pelosi office stonewalls on her shutdown vacation in Hawaii

    12/30/2018 4:22:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/28/18 | Claude Thompson
    Nancy Pelosi, the next speaker of the House of Representatives, is reportedly spending the government shutdown at a Hawaiian resort. A person answering the media contact number for Pelosi's office identified herself as "press desk." When asked about the vacation, she told the Washington Examiner: "I'm not allowed to talk about that." She said she would pass on a message on to the deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, who did not respond. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the California Democrat was seen Thursday at the Fairmont Orchid resort, which features accommodations up to almost $5,000 a night.
  • Schumer-Pelosi Christmas Eve statement:Trump 'plunging the country into chaos'

    12/24/2018 3:15:32 PM PST · by mdittmar · 63 replies
    nbc news ^ | Dec. 24,2018 | Jane C. Timm
    House Speaker nominee Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.,slammed the president on Christmas Eve,as they sought to pin blame for the partial government shutdown on him."It's Christmas Eve and President Trump is plunging the country into chaos,"
  • CHUCK AND NANCY TWEET IDENTICAL Anti-Trump Christmas Eve Messages In Embarrassing Gaffe

    12/25/2018 1:08:19 PM PST · by budj · 57 replies
    100 Percent Fed Up ^ | 12-25-18 | Austen Fletcher
    Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer tweeted out the same thing in a fearmongering message that’s so over the top.
  • Cash-rich Schumer gets caught exploiting the interns

    12/25/2018 12:45:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American ^ | December 25, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Has anyone been louder in advocating for a higher minimum wage than New York's Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer? He's bellowed that minimum wages should be raised to at least $12 an hour, attempting to shame Republicans for opposing him, by calling it, (kid you not), "a moral issue," as he put it. He's pretty much defined the Democratic Party in the minds of voters by his hammerings on the minimum wage. Then he went and put out an ad calling for unpaid interns. According to the New York Post: WASHINGTON – Sen. Schumer listed job openings for unpaid interns — but...
  • Chuck Schumer on Videotape: Democrats WIll Impeach Donald Trump ‘The Sooner the Better’

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

    06/23/2018 1:00:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 23, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s very sad that Nancy Pelosi and her sidekick, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, want to protect illegal immigrants far more than the citizens of our country. The United States cannot stand for this. We wants safety and security at our borders!
  • Chuck Schumer’s view of transparency: 'For thee, but not for me'.........

    05/04/2018 8:32:21 AM PDT · by caww · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/4/2018 | Bryan Berky
    When Schumer had an opportunity to help pass a bipartisan transparency bill last week, he refused.... The bill in question is the 'Taxpayers Right to Know Act'....It would require federal agencies to post an inventory of their programs. This inventory would detail how much programs cost, how many employees are required to run them, who the intended beneficiaries are, and how effective they have been.....It’s a good-government bill that 'combines transparency with performance metrics' to try to find out 'what is working well and what isn't.' The bill was such a no-brainer, noncontroversial step forward in the transparency movement that...
  • Ryan & McConnell Worked With Pelosi & Schumer To Fracture POTUS Trump’s Support With Omnibus Bill

    03/24/2018 6:56:54 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 62 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | March 23, 2018
    President Trump signed the 1.2 trillion dollar Omnibus bill today with open frustration over both the process and the product of that bill. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer heaped praise on Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for their help in what Pelosi called a great bill for the American worker. What wasn’t said was how the Republican and Democrat leadership worked together to force POTUS Trump’s hand and create a voter backlash they hope will fracture Mr. Trump’s base of support among millions of Americans. image: “How could he sign this...
  • Make the Democrats pay for stalling Trump’s nominees

    03/31/2018 5:43:54 AM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    powerline blog ^ | March 29, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Senate is sitting on 78 of President Trump’s nominees who have already been passed out of committee but can’t get a floor vote. Chuck Schumer and his loyal band of Democrats accomplish this obstruction by objecting to unanimous consent that a nomination be taken up. This triggers a motion for cloture which brings with it 30 hours of floor debate. The Wall Street Journal, in an editorial denouncing the Democrats’ practice, notes that cloture votes used to be almost unheard of for nominations other than judges. At this point in the past four presidencies combined, only 15 executive-branch nominees...
  • Chuck-You Celebrates: The Era of Austerity Is Over

    03/22/2018 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush ^ | March 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. This is in Washington today on the Senate floor. Audio sound bite No. 24. SCHUMER: Overall, we Democrats are very happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish on a number of very important priorities to the middle class in America: infrastructure, education, opioid treatment, mental health, child care. This spending agreement brings that era of austerity to an unceremonious end and represents one of the most significant investments in the middle class in decades. RUSH: I don’t know, folks. I just want to puke when I hear this stuff. I just want to vomit....
  • Pelosi and Schumer Cheer Omnibus: “We Were Able to Accomplish More Than When We Held Majority" (tr)

    03/22/2018 8:04:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rushed out to celebrate the $1.3 trillion Omnibus bill that passed Congress today. The record spending bill funds all of the Democrat Party’s pet projects and denies funding for Trump’s border wall Democrats loved it! Chuck Schumer cheered the bill: “In a certain sense we were able to accomplish more in the minority than we had the presidency or were even in the majority.” Minority leader Nancy Pelosi added: “I think one of the reasons they rushed it through they didn’t want their colleagues to see what was in...