Sen. Shumer Calls for the National Adoption of Top-Two Primaries

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 7:50 am

One of the highest ranking members in the United States Senate is calling for a big change in the way we run our elections. In a New York Times Op-ed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blamed partisan primaries for much of the polarization and gridlock in Washington right now. So he is calling for a national movement to replace it with a top two primary system.

 

Schumer Calls GOP’s Bluff on Immigration

By: Monday February 10, 2014 7:55 am

The only reason immigration reform hasn’t been enacted yet is because House Republicans oppose it. Given that regular people don’t follow Congress debates very closely Democrats need to aggressively show who is responsible for this failure.

Sen. Schumer Believes States Should Be Able to Experiment with Pot Legalization

By: Monday January 27, 2014 4:08 pm

New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D) has become the latest prominent political official to say states should be able to experiment with legalizing marijuana without federal interference.

Senator Chuck Schumer Misleads on Trial Snowden Would Receive

By: Monday January 6, 2014 8:58 am

Senator Chuck Schumer, a graduate of Harvard Law School who has been a US Senator since 1999, must know what he said on ABC’s This Week is wrong. Schumer falsely claimed that if Edward Snowden returned to the United States to face his accusers he would have the opportunity to defend himself using the whistleblower rationale.

Democratic Senators Pushing For New Iran Sanctions Despite Deal

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 6:44 am

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 [...]

Don’t Give the President Control Over the Debt Limit, Eliminate It

By: 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.

The Push for Ray Kelly as Head of DHS Heats Up

By: 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.”

Why Ray ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Kelly Possibly Being Nominated to DHS Would Be So Dangerous

By: 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.

Schumer Ups the Senate Reform Rhetoric

By: 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.

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