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Chuck Schumer

  1. early and often
    Democrats Learn to Love the Culture WarWedge issues used to be the weapon solely of Republicans, but that’s changed with a push to force senators to vote to codify same-sex marriage.
  2. encounter
    Everything’s Coming Up SchumerThe Senate majority leader has a “different way of getting things done” that saved Biden’s agenda and maybe their party.
  3. early and often
    The GOP Is the Party of Insulin-GougingIn their quest for zero-sum victories — and Democratic defeats — Republicans are incapable of tackling popular issues that would benefit them.
  4. early and often
    Democrats Are Undermining Their January 6 Message by Boosting Fringe RepublicansVoters may doubt the project is serious when they learn Democrats want election-denying Trumpists appearing on ballots in November.
  5. the national interest
    Republicans Smearing Chuck Schumer With Kavanaugh Assassination AttemptThe context of the Democrat’s “threatening” speech is clearly nonviolent.
  6. early and often
    What Does Chuck Schumer Think He’s Doing?There are some good reasons for Senate Democrats to dramatize doomed votes on abortion and other issues. Or maybe they’re just incompetent.
  7. politics
    Democrats’ Control of Senate Iffy As Luján Recovers From StrokeThankfully, the New Mexico senator is expected to recover fully. But during his absence, some big Democratic initiatives must be put on hold.
  8. election law
    Democrats Must Seize Any Chance to Prevent an Election CoupThere are rumors that Senate Republicans might offer a deal to fix the law that enabled January 6. Squandering that opportunity would be very foolish.
  9. joe manchin
    What Do Progressives Hope to Gain From Bashing Manchin?The idea that Democrats can take Manchin to the woodshed back home in West Virginia betrays a very poor understanding of that state’s Trumpy politics.
  10. congress
    Senate Democrats Give Up, Go Home for the HolidaysDespite talk of passing Build Back Better and voting-rights legislation by the end of 2021, the session ends not with a bang but a whimper.
  11. voting rights
    Democrats Are Cruising for a Bruising on Voting RightsIf Biden and his party raise expectations on voting rights legislation that they cannot fulfill, the repercussions could be serious in 2022.
  12. politics
    Schumer Needs to Stop Setting Up Democrats for FailureDems have more work to do on Build Back Better and voting rights, and there’s no imminent due date. So why keep announcing and abandoning deadlines?
  13. the democrats
    Blame the Democratic Leadership for Biden’s Stalled AgendaWhy are Schumer and Pelosi ignoring Manchin’s most consistent (and substantively wise) demand?
  14. explainer
    What Is Congress Even Doing Right Now? A Brief Guide.Congress is tangled in interlocking bills and delayed crises. Here’s the real status and deadline on reconciliation, the debt ceiling, and the rest.
  15. debt limit
    McConnell Strikes Convoluted Deal to Let Democrats Avoid a Debt DefaultLeave it to Mitch to devise a phony mechanism to get Republican votes for a measure that will saddle Democrats wrongly with blame for debt increase.
  16. politics
    Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Hoping to Build On His WinThe president and his party finally have some good news, and they want to make sure everyone hears it.
  17. new york
    Chuck Schumer Endorses India Walton for Buffalo MayorA major Establishment boost for the socialist candidate.
  18. debt limit
    Republican Revolt Against McConnell Debt-Limit Deal FizzlesJust enough Republican Senate votes materialized to break the filibuster and punt the debate on the debt limit to December.
  19. politics
    No, Mitch McConnell Didn’t ‘Cave’ on the Debt CeilingTalk of McConnell folding misses what he got out of the debt-limit deal: a vote he can use against Democrats in 2022 and more chaos down the road.
  20. politics
    A Manufactured Debt Limit Crisis Is a Bad Gamble for DemocratsCould be a “Heads I win, tails you lose” situation for McConnell and Republicans, since Democrats will be blamed for any economic fallout.
  21. politics
    Raising the Debt Ceiling Is Now a Slightly Less Nightmarish TaskThe parliamentarian says Democrats can lift the debt limit without derailing Biden’s agenda, no GOP votes required. But it’s still a tricky maneuver.
  22. build back better
    Manchin Might Not Be Biden’s Biggest ProblemThe West Virginia senator’s demands are easier to satisfy than those of some other “moderate” holdouts.
  23. congress
    All These Crises in Congress Are Self-ImposedThe dysfunction in D.C. is largely the product of Congress’s own laws and procedures. And lawmakers have the power to fix it.
  24. paid leave
    This Is the Year We Pass Paid LeaveIt’s a policy whose time has finally come.
  25. politics
    What Joe Biden Needs to Tell Warring DemocratsIt’s time for Democrats in Congress stop posturing, drop their demands, and heed Biden’s call for party unity – or they’ll face a grim future.
  26. congress
    Mitch McConnell Prefers Calamitous Debt Default to Helping DemocratsDemocrats helped McConnell raise the debt limit during the last administration, but he insists Republicans aren’t going to return the favor.
  27. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Should (Privately) Write Off 2022 and Just GovernWhen the deal goes down on Biden’s agenda in Congress, vulnerable Democrats should not be given bragging rights for thwarting their own party.
  28. politics
    Democrats in Congress Need to Cut to the Chase With a Deal on EverythingIt’s time for Democrats to stop threatening each other over infrastructure and reconciliation and pass Biden’s agenda, before it’s too late.
  29. politics
    Manchin and Sinema Prepare Their New Demands for Fellow DemocratsWhile the Democratic centrists voted for the budget blueprint, they want potentially conflicting concessions for their votes on the final product.
  30. politics
    Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill, Moves On to BudgetAll Democrats and 19 Republicans voted “aye.” Now the GOP can point to this show of bipartisanship as they block various budget votes ahead.
  31. politics
    Silly Season Arrives in Senate As Major Legislation AdvancesGet ready for “messaging amendments” and “vote-a-ramas” as pointless debate precedes passage of the infrastructure bill and the budget resolution.
  32. kamala harris
    Is Kamala Harris’s Popularity Level a Problem for Democrats?Much of the claim that Harris is deeply and increasingly unpopular doesn’t bear scrutiny, particularly coming from fans of less popular Republicans.
  33. politics
    A Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Moves Forward in the SenateThere may trouble down the road with centrist Dems complaining about the bill’s size, but a motion to advance it to a final debate passed 67 to 32.
  34. congress
    A Brief Guide to Congress’s Packed Summer ScheduleWith conflicting reports on late-night talks and meaningless failed votes, it’s hard to track what Congress is doing. Here’s their pre-recess plan.
  35. budget
    Senate Dems Start Loading a $3.5 Trillion Bazooka to Pass Biden’s AgendaA new agreement would dodge a Republican filibuster to expand the welfare state, but many issues are yet to be resolved.
  36. marijuana
    Chuck Schumer Is a Weed Warrior NowThe Senate majority leader is embarking on a noble but quixotic effort at federal legalization.
  37. politics
    House Democrats Can Blow Up Biden’s Agenda, TooJoe Manchin and other Senate centrists get all the flak, but it would only take five rebel Democrats to derail key House votes.
  38. the inside game
    Biden’s Stealth Strategy for Getting Big Things Done — Even With a Split SenateHe’s talked about his FDR-level ambitions. He tries to avoid talking about what he sees as the best way to get there.
  39. politics
    Democrats Move Ahead With Plan to Pass Rest of Biden AgendaWhether or not an infrastructure deal is cut with Republicans.
  40. politics
    Senate Democrats Pass $250 Billion Bipartisan Bill With One Simple TrickSchumer and company passed a massive bill investing in scientific research at home by invoking the threat of Chinese technological advancement.
  41. politics
    When Will Congress Move on Biden’s Agenda?Democrats’ timetable has slowed, as they are pursuing bipartisan deals and haven’t settled on a legislative strategy. But it will be a busy summer.
  42. immigration
    Reconciliation May Not Solve Democrats’ Immigration WoesAs with the $15 minimum wage, a path to citizenship could succumb to a Senate parliamentarian’s ruling. And then there’s Joe Manchin.
  43. capitol hill
    Chuck Schumer Has ChangedWhy is the former “angry centrist” pushing his party to go bigger, bolder, and more progressive?
  44. politics
    Manchin Closes Door on Gutting the Filibuster, But It Gets WorseDemocrats have a West Virginia shaped thorn in their sides.
  45. budget reconciliation
    Democrats Get One More Big Bill This Year That Cannot Be FilibusteredThe Senate Parliamentarian agrees with Schumer’s multiple-reconciliation-bill theory, which could make Republican obstruction irrelevant.
  46. politics
    What Will Be in the Next Big Democratic Bill?Deciding what can and can’t go into the next budget reconciliation bill will be a real and consequential puzzle for Democrats.
  47. politics
    The House Brings Back the Equal Rights AmendmentThis time, the effort to revive the ERA will get a vote in the Senate, where Republicans would suffer the consequences for killing it.
  48. politics
    Could the Atlanta Spa Shootings Break Congress’s Gun-Control Impasse?The Georgia killings add fresh urgency to two gun bills that just passed in the House, but the GOP Senate filibuster still stands in the way.
  49. politics
    Schumer, Gillibrand Join Calls for Cuomo’s ResignationThe two senators have joined 16 House Democrats from New York, including Jerry Nadler and AOC, in saying the governor needs to go.
  50. impeachment
    The Timeline for Trump’s Second Impeachment TrialThe schedule and structure have been set, and the whole thing could be over in less than a week.
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