Despite the securing of a short term deal by the White House to with Iran, some Senators remain on the war path. None more so than Senator Chuck Schumer of New York who gave a bellicose speech on Sunday night pledging more sanctions for Iran and to defeat the Arab world and Palestinians. “Democrats and [...]
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 26, 2013 6:44 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:40 am|
To deal with the fear of Congress possibly holding the debt limit hostage Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants to permanently give the power to the President.
|By: masaccio Sunday September 15, 2013 10:34 am|
For the rich sleazoids who caused the Great Crash, it’s hard to decide which mansion to live in today. You losers should suffer for their entertainment.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 19, 2013 9:30 am|
In an interview with Univision’s New York affiliate President Obama said he would be like to know if Kelly would be interested in the position because “very well-qualified for the job.”
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 15, 2013 10:35 am|
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is on the short list to replace Janet Napolitano now that she is resigning as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. His name is being widely discussed and has the support of one of Obama’s closest Senate allies.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 24, 2013 6:35 am|
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) in again talking about the possibility of Democrats using the nuclear option to curtain the filibuster.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 8, 2013 9:30 am|
The immigration reform process is moving slower than many of its prime supporters expected. Initially, the hope was to have bipartisan immigration reform proposals released at the beginning of this week in both the Senate and House, which now seems unlikely.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 1, 2013 10:20 am|
In both the Senate and the House bipartisan groups are very close to releasing draft immigration reform bills. It is possible we could see some preliminary legislative language as early as next week.
In the Senate the Gang of Eight resolved a major sticking point about guest workers, which should allow the group to finish their draft proposal. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told Meet the Press that all the major policy issues have been resolved and they should finish drafting all the possible legislative language this week. If the gang agrees to the draft language it is expected to move quickly to committee.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday November 28, 2012 9:10 am|
The Treasury Department once again declined to label China a currency manipulator, despite arguing that the yuan “remains significantly undervalued” and should rise further. They basically patted themselves on the back and tried to show that their policy of engagement with China has worked to this point.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 12, 2012 6:50 am|
Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have restarted talks on a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Schumer and Graham first teamed up on the matter in 2009, but Graham split off shortly thereafter, when Harry Reid wanted to prioritize the bill. He thought this undermined a separate piece of bipartisan legislation on climate change, and so he dropped his support of both efforts. This bit of history shows how tenuous working with Graham can be.
But it’s a new year, and the hissy fits have been subdued, and Graham is on the case.