Tag Archives: Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer Vows Dems Will Fight “Tooth And Nail” Against Trump, Won’t Stand For “Twitter Presidency”

The New York Daily News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), in his first speech as the chamber’s minority leader, laid out in sweeping terms Tuesday how he would use his new leadership job to hold President-elect Trump “accountable” to voters and to his own campaign promise to “make America great again.” In sharply worded remarks spanning 20 minutes on the …

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Chuck Schumer Elected Senate Minority Leader

USA Today reports: Senate Democrats voted Wednesday to elect gregarious, hard-charging New York Sen. Chuck Schumer as minority leader for the new Congress. Schumer, who turns 66 next week, will replace 77-year-old Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada. Reid opted to retire rather than run for re-election to the Senate, but he made it clear that he wanted Schumer to succeed …

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BROADWAY: Hamilton Creator Joins Push For Federal Law To Crack Down On Ticket Scalpers [VIDEO]

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants to impose a $16,000 per ticket fine for scalpers who use bots. Broadway’s biggest star thinks that’s a fantastic plan. Rolling Stone reports: Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer held a press conference Sunday urging Congress to pass legislation that would crack down on ticket scalpers. If the bill – dubbed the …

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Needs A Roommate

The New York Daily News explains: Sen. Chuck Schumer needs a new roommate. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), 68, Schumer’s landlord and roommate for more than 31 years in a famously messy Capitol Hill rowhouse, announced he will retire this year. Schumer is one of the lawmakers who began renting rooms in the house in 1982, when Miller’s family moved back …

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Sen. Chuck Schumer: Nations Should Wave The Rainbow Flag At Sochi Olympics

Sen. Chuck Schumer upset a lot anti-gay folks yesterday, judging by the comments at The Hill. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said he opposed boycotting the Sochi Olympic Games despite new Russian anti-gay laws, instead urging nations to wave rainbow flags during the opening ceremonies to show support for gay rights. “That’d be pretty embarrassing for [Russian President Vladimir] …

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Gays Won’t Be In Immigration Reform Bill

An amendment to add LGBT couples to the Senate immigration reform bill was withdrawn tonight in order to improve the bill’s chance of passage. Chris Geidner has the news at Buzzfeed: Sen. Patrick Leahy withdrew his proposed amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform bill that would have recognized the marriages of same-sex couples for immigration purposes on Tuesday night, after …

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Sen. Schumer: Ban 3D Plastic Guns

After a Texas company claimed to have made the first working plastic gun by using a 3D printer, Sen. Chuck Schumer yesterday held a press conference calling for a federal ban. Defense Distributed, a collective of gun access advocates headed by self-described “free-market anarchist” Cody Wilson, has announced it made such an untraceable gun with the new plastic-making technology. The …

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President Obama To Include LGBT Couples In Immigration Reform Plan

Today President Obama will introduce his immigration reform plan and LGBT couples are expected to be included. However, gay immigration is not addressed in the Senate plan. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: A Democratic source said: “Same-sex couples will be part of his proposal.” A second source confirmed that, unlike the Senate framework released Monday, same-sex bi-national couples — those …

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Stolen Cell Phones To Be Disabled

The FCC has leaned on North American cell carriers and forced them to agree to permanently disable any phone that has been reported stolen. The proposed system is already in use across Europe. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said in a statement late Monday that major cellphone carriers and the Federal Communications Commission have agreed to set up a database of …

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Tony Perkins Attacks Sen. Chuck Schumer

Perkins can’t even tell the truth with his own YouTube headlines: “Tony Perkins Responds to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Praise of FRC.” Praise? Where?

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NEW YORK: Sen. Chuck Schumer And
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Win Easily

I was only going to report on the really close races and these two were miles ahead from the start, but since it’s my home state I’ll make an exception.

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HRC’s 2010 Congressional Scorecard

Shown above are the ratings for my three reps in Congress, according to how the HRC judges their support for LGBT issues. Another benefit of living in this moonbat commie/socialist paradise. The HRC notes via press release: In the House, 145 members scored 90 percent or above, compared to 128 members last congress. In the Senate, those scoring 90 percent …

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Sen. Chuck Schumer To Feds: Tax Airline Fees For Carry-On Bags

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is demanding that the Treasury Department closes a loophole allowing airlines to charge for carry-on bags without paying taxes on the added revenue. Spirit Airlines’ $45 charge for carry-on luggage is the last straw for put-upon air travelers, said Sen. Chuck Schumer. He’s demanding that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner close a loophole that makes the fee …

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Nominates First Openly Gay Male Judge To Federal Bench

NY Sen. Chuck Schumer has nominated former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Daniel Alter to the federal bench, the first openly gay man to be tapped for a federal judgeship. Schumer laid out several reasons Alter would make an excellent fit for the job. Schumer said that Alter’s stellar legal background, close ties to New …

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Schumer And Gillibrand Endorse Bill Thompson For NYC Mayor

Today both of New York’s senators will endorse NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson in his mayoral bid against Michael Bloomberg. But few expect them to actually speak against the billionaire in City Hall. Mr. Schumer, in particular, has been effusive praising the work of the man Mr. Thompson is trying to unseat, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Indeed, Mr. Schumer’s wife, Iris …

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Introduces National Bill To Ban Texting While Driving

As only 14 states presently ban texting while driving, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today introduced a bill which would ban the practice nationwide. The bill would force states to write laws to prohibit messaging in vehicles or risk losing 25 percent of their annual federal highway money. Federal lawmakers have used similar strategies to force states to curb speeding and …

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Daily Beast Reports: HRC Told Congress To Wait On DADT, Push For ENDA, Hate Crimes Instead

In a video posted at The Daily Beast, reporter Jason Bellini claims that Sen. Chuck Schumer “let it slip” that the Human Rights Campaign told “Senators and members of the U.S. House” to put aside the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and instead focus on ENDA and the hate crimes act. UPDATE: Michael Cole, Senior Communications Manager of the …

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FTC Suing Robocall Telemarketers

Remember when I grumbled about getting 20 calls a week from scamsters claiming that my car warranty had expired? The FTC is finally suing the fuckers after NY Sen. Chuck Schumer complained that he had been getting the calls during meetings on Capitol Hill. In two related complaints filed in federal court on Thursday, the FTC said it was taking …

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Bloomberg And Schumer “Furious” About Air Force One Fly-Over

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Comes Out For Marriage Equality And Repeal Of DOMA

At an Empire State Pride Agenda dinner in NYC last night, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer reversed his previous stance, publicly endorsing marriage equality and called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. From our reliable ally Elizabeth Benjamin at the New York Daily News: Schumer: “It’s time. Equality is something that has always been a hallmark of …

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