Chuck Schumer, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat, hopped on the Hillary Clinton 2016 bandwagon early on Saturday night. Though Clinton has yet to announce that she intends to run for president — and, who knows, maybe she won't! — Schumer endorsed her during a speech at an Iowa Democratic Party dinner. "It's time for a woman to be president," Schumer told the crowd. "And so tonight, here in Iowa, and I won't get this opportunity again, I am urging Hillary Clinton to run for president and, when she does, she will have my full and unwavering support." And, perhaps borrowing some language from the Senate Democratic coven that not-so-secretly encouraged Clinton to run last week, he predicted that she "will vanquish" Ted Cruz and the tea party in the next election. A Schumer aide told the New York Times that the endorsement "had not come at Mrs. Clinton’s request," because the support of Establishment Democrats like Schumer is a given.
Most Viewed Stories
Daily News Slammed Over Graphic Virginia Shooting Cover
If These Girls Knew That Slender Man Was a Fantasy, Why Did They Want to Kill Their Friend for Him?
Quentin Tarantıno on White Supremacy, Obama, and Why He Doesn’t Worry About a Transformers Future
How Did a Show Like Mr. Robot End Up on USA?
Donald Trump Is Going to Lose Because He Is Crazy
Macklemore Has Some ‘Downtown’ Funk for You [Updated]
Miley Cyrus Got to Ask People on the Street What They Think About Miley Cyrus
What We Know About the Live-TV Shooting in Virginia [Updated]
Every Quentin Tarantino Movie, Ranked
T. Swift Asked Lisa Kudrow to Come and Sing ‘Smelly Cat’ Because She Wanted Her Fans to Achieve Pop-Culture Nirvana
Latest News from Daily IntelligencerSupporter Confirms Authenticity of Trump’s Flaxen Head Wisps
Congratulations, Donald.After Much Deliberation, Scholars Add ‘Butthurt’ to Dictionary
Not all of the words being added to the canon deserve recognition.Please Do Not Set Hideous, Toe-Chomping Creatures Loose on Long Island
Alligator snapping turtles belong in the South, thanks.11 Government Officials Detained in China Over Tianjin Blast
Including the president of the port where the devastating explosion took place.There’s Still Some Legionnaires’ Disease in NYC
Two new cases have been reported, but they're said to be unrelated to the South Bronx outbreak.Woman Attacks Subway Rider for Invading Her Personal Space
The incident took place on the A train.Truck Full of Decomposing Bodies Found Abandoned on Side of Austrian Highway
The truck's occupants are believed to be migrants escaping to Europe.What We Know About the Live-TV Shooting in Virginia [Updated]
Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by former co-worker Vester Lee Flanagan.How to Solve NYC’s Rude-Cyclist Problem
Public shaming is tempting. But there might be a better answer.Republican Senator Discovers Minority Can ‘Filibuster,’ Is Outraged
A man claiming to be Senator Bob Corker has never seen the filibuster before.
Why this scrubby, tangled-looking root could go for $1,400 per pound.Daily News Slammed Over Graphic Virginia Shooting Cover
Showing journalist Alison Parker’s final moments, from the killer’s perspective.Joe Biden Says He’s Deciding Whether He Has the ‘Emotional Fuel’ for a 2016 Run
If he does jump in, he’d face an intense fund-raising battle with Hillary Clinton.MSNBC Bumps Al Sharpton From Weeknights to Sunday Mornings
But he insists it isn’t a demotion.Mormon Church Won’t Leave Boy Scouts Over Gay Leaders
Because local chapters are still allowed to exclude gay people.NYPD Times Square Unit Will Police Topless Women and Spider-men
It will deal with quality-of-life issues in the pedestrian plazas.One of the National Zoo Panda Cubs Has Died
Everything is the worst.Aurora Shooter James Holmes Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole
He must still undergo a mental-health evaluation to determine where he will be imprisoned.Long Island Man Arrested After Just Trying to Save His Fellow Taxpayers by Changing Angle on Red-Light Cameras
He pointed them upward so they just captured clouds.Marcy Borders, the Woman From the Famous 9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Photo, Dies of Cancer
She was only 42.