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Chuck Schumer

  1. Why Aren’t Democrats Waging an All-Out War to Stop Kavanaugh’s Confirmation?As activists sound the alarm on the threat to Roe and other rights, many Democrats, taking a cue from party leaders, see confirmation as a done deal.
  2. GOPers Balk at Honoring John McCain instead of Segregationist DemocratIt’s not Richard B. Russell’s fellow Democrats but Republicans who are hesitant about renaming a Senate building to honor McCain.
  3. Wishful Dems Call for Delay of Kavanaugh Hearings After Cohen’s Guilty PleaYeah … that’s not going to happen.
  4. How Will the SCOTUS Confirmation Fight Affect the Midterms?If the deal goes down on a Kennedy successor before the midterms, the elections may affect the Senate vote more than the vote affects the elections.
  5. Chuck Schumer Is Secretly Sabotaging the Next Democratic President“Schumer has privately reassured Republican senators in recent weeks that he would not change the rules and is committed to keeping the filibuster.”
  6. The House Is in Play in 2018, But the Senate’s the Big PrizeIf Democrats can win the upper chamber in 2018, Trump will lose much of his power. And a Democratic Senate win in 2020 is quite feasible.
  7. Democrats Have Finally Found Their Midterm MessageThe party has boiled Trump’s scandals and the GOP’s regressive policies down into a one-word story: corruption.
  8. Schumer Reminds Trump to #BeBest After ‘Cryin’ Chuck’ TweetFirst Lady Melania Trump launched the oddly named initiative earlier this week, in part to encourage civility on social media.
  9. After Ryan’s Exit, Big-Money Donors Turn to War for Senate“McConnell has said, ‘The House is lost, we have to hold the Senate,’” says a Republican operative.
  10. Is Democratic Cooperation With Trump Depressing Supporters?You can’t rant and snarl every minute, and when your opponent is Donald Trump, he’ll do much of the work of mobilizing your base.
  11. Senate Reaches a Budget Deal That Lets Everyone WinExcept for Dreamers and deficit hawks.
  12. Democrats Officially Lost the Shutdown FightBy starting a shutdown he couldn’t sustain, Schumer showed his (losing) hand. Now, he’s preparing to back a budget that does nothing for Dreamers.
  13. Washington Can Indulge Its Bipartisan Fantasies for 3 More WeeksBut things are going to get ugly again.
  14. Schumer Takes Border-Wall Offer Off the TableA day after Democrats caved, the Minority Leader is trying to snatch back some negotiating power.
  15. Lawmakers Turned the Government Shutdown Into a Blame GameFeaturing a highly partisan White House voice-mail message.
  16. Government to Reopen After Senate Democrats Back DownDems can still prevail in the larger battle over immigration policy — but ending the shutdown Monday definitely wasn’t a victory.
  17. Government Shuts Down After GOP Spending Bill Fails in the SenateLawmakers said they’re still talking, but the midnight deadline passed without a deal on spending or DACA.
  18. Senate Pushes Shutdown Fight to Final DayMcConnell put off the deciding vote on the House bill, which is likely to fail, and dismissed Schumer’s call for a days-long stopgap measure.
  19. politics
    Somebody Tried to Plant a Fake Sexual-Harassment Story About Chuck SchumerThe senator has gone to the police about the matter.
  20. Senate GOP Working Overnight to Pass Its Hastily Revised Tax BillIt was brought to the Senate floor in an unwieldy mess after long delays, but that won’t keep Republicans from passing this unpopular tax bill.
  21. McConnell’s Making Promises That He Needs Democrats to KeepSome of the deals McConnell is cutting involve a bipartisan spending bill that’s designed to prevent a government shutdown. That’s dangerous.
  22. Teacher! Teacher! Don and Chuck and Nancy Are Fighting Again!Dangerously near the date when a stopgap spending agreement expires, Trump and congressional Democratic leaders are feuding and shifting blame.
  23. Trump Tweets Skepticism of Deal With Democrats to Keep Government OpenIn response, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi canceled a meeting with the president.
  24. After NYC Attack, Trump Blasts New York Senator Over ImmigrationThe president accuses Chuck Schumer of trying to “import Europe’s problems” (i.e., nonwhite immigrants).
  25. The Obscure Legal Issue That May Foil Criminal-Justice ReformLast year, Trump, Sessions, and McConnell killed criminal-justice reform. This year the big problem is a fight over criminal-intent requirements.
  26. Trump Reaches Out to Chuck Schumer on Health CareBut any kind of bipartisan deal is a long way off.
  27. So Much for ‘Bipartisan’ Trump: He’s the Congressional GOP’s Best Friend AgainIn backing a partisan health-care bill and working to save McConnell’s candidate in Alabama, POTUS is back in harness with his congressional party.
  28. let her speak
    Nancy Pelosi Will Not Be Talked Over by Men“Do the women get to talk around here?” Pelosi asked at Wednesday’s White House dinner.
  29. Trump’s Immigration Flip-FlopHis astonishing (if shaky) deal with Democrats is a miniature version of the immigration reform efforts that divided the GOP in the recent past.
  30. McConnell Says Next Debt Limit Vote Won’t Happen Until Next YearMcConnell was blindsided by Trump’s fiscal deal with Democrats. But now it seems a debt limit increase can be delayed, reducing Democratic leverage.
  31. Trump’s Impulsiveness Has Again Been Mistaken for Something DeeperWhat we’re seeing is not political independence.
  32. The Trump-Democratic Fiscal Deal Puts The Lid Back On A Boiling PotTrump’s fiscal deal with Democrats really just put off a manufactured crisis. The problems the GOP faces in enacting a tax bill haven’t gone away.
  33. Trump Sides With Democrats on Debt-Limit Deal, Avoiding Government ShutdownAgainst the objections of Republican leaders, Trump struck a deal for a three-month debt-ceiling extension.
  34. Senate Democrats Let a Big Bunch of Trump Nominations Go Through TodayDemocrats had slowed down confirmations of Trump nominees to protest the Senate’s handling of health care legislation. Today they gave it a rest.
  35. bans
    Chuck Schumer Will Save America From the Menace of ‘Snortable Chocolate’Who didn’t see this one coming?
  36. It’s Time for Term Limits for Congressional Party Leaders — Even Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi has done good work. But in an era where Congress is chronically unpopular, 16 years in leadership is too long.
  37. Democrats Threaten Obstruction If GOP Doesn’t Make Concessions on Rule of LawDemocrats plan to bring Senate business to a halt if Republicans don’t take steps to protect the independence of the Russia investigation.
  38. Schumer Laughs Off Trump’s ‘Border Wall for Health Care’ DealFirst Trump tried to hold Obamacare hostage for Democratic cooperation with Trumpcare. Now it’s the border wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for.
  39. Chuck Schumer Says Democrats Will Filibuster GorsuchBut some moderate Democrats are reportedly willing to support Trump’s Supreme Court nominee for the right price.
  40. Chuck Schumer Demands Sessions Resign for Misleading CongressMeanwhile, some GOP lawmakers are calling for the attorney general to recuse himself from any investigation of Russian hacking.
  41. The Myth That Democrats Must Cooperate With Trump“All your life is Time Magazine. I read it too. What does it mean?”
  42. Mini-Filibusters Show New Mood of Democratic Resistance to TrumpThanks in no small part to grassroots anger, the party is adopting some aggressive tactics — including pulling an all-nighter in the Senate.
  43. Thousands Protest Outside Chuck Schumer’s Brooklyn Home Over Trump Cabinet PicksOn Prospect Park West.
  44. Chuck Schumer Recycles Mitch McConnell’s 2009 Demands on Cabinet NominationsSchumer threatens to slow the confirmation process until Trump’s picks complete their ethics reviews, echoing McConnell’s own demand from 2009.
  45. Schumer Says He’ll Fight to Keep Supreme Court Seat VacantUnless Trump finds a mainstream nominee both parties agree on.
  46. Who Will Do What Harry Reid Did Now That Harry Reid Is Gone?Nevada’s departing senator would have fought Trump with a ruthlessness perhaps no other Democratic leader has.
  47. Trump Campaign Manager Condemns Left for Delegitimizing the President-electThe woman who helped elect the leader of the birther movement scolds the left for trying to “deny [Trump] what he just earned.”
  48. Senate Avoids Government Shutdown, Passes Water-Relief BillAn hour before the deadline, Democrats caved on an effort to extend health benefits for retired coal miners.
  49. Schumer Says He Won’t Oppose All Trump’s Legislation, But They Aren’t ‘Friends’The senator vows that Democrats will block Trump’s more controversial laws, however.
  50. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is DeadChuck Schumer has informed labor leaders that the trade agreement will not be ratified by Congress.
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