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Chuck Schumer

  1. coronavirus
    Read Trump’s Letter to Schumer Blaming Coronavirus in New York on Impeachment“If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax,” he wrote to Schumer, “New York would not have been so completely unprepared.”
  2. coronavirus
    Senate Reaches Deal on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus BillDemocrats won oversight of corporate loans, beefed-up unemployment insurance, and direct aid to hospitals and state and local governments.
  3. politics
    Coronavirus Exposes the Virulence of American ConservatismAs British conservatives push historic aid to keep workers employed, the GOP is fighting to let bailed-out corporations cut staff.
  4. coronavirus
    Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill, Plans $1.3 Trillion SequelThe legislation would provide some workers with paid sick and family leave, and boost unemployment benefits and food assistance.
  5. 2020 elections
    Bullock Reportedly Relents and Will Run for the SenateThe Montana governor and former presidential candidate is another prize Senate prospect for Democrats in a state Trump is expected to carry.
  6. supreme court
    Roberts Rebukes Schumer for ‘Threatening’ Statement to Kavanaugh and GorsuchThe Chief Justice called out Schumer’s claim that the Trump appointees “won’t know what hit” them if they uphold a law restricting abortion rights.
  7. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day 9 of the Trump Impeachment TrialLamar Alexander’s decision against hearing witnesses left Democrats pondering final steps before acquittal.
  8. impeachment
    The Clinton Trial Rules That Are Shaping Trump’s TrialThe precedents set in 1999 are brief and businesslike and provide for later votes on hearing witnesses.
  9. impeachment
    Mitch McConnell’s Impeachment Trial StrategyMcConnell wants the trial to unfold rapidly, but has backup plans in case things go awry and the Senate agrees to hear witnesses.
  10. impeachment
    House Republicans Want to Add Some Crazy to Trump Trial DefenseMcConnell is struggling to keep Trump’s acquittal minimally dignified, but his president and allies in the House have other ideas.
  11. impeachment
    McConnell Has the Votes to Begin Impeachment Trial Without WitnessesNeither Pelosi’s hold on articles of impeachment nor Bolton’s offer to testify shook Republican unity on beginning the trial without a witness deal.
  12. impeachment
    Bolton’s Offer to Testify May Not Be a Game-Changer Just YetNobody really knows what he will say, and the battle over witnesses in an impeachment trial is far from resolved.
  13. impeachment
    Pelosi Hints at Delaying Senate Trial; McConnell Says ‘I’m in No Hurry’This looks like a game of chicken that will probably end in the January trial we’ve expected all along.
  14. impeachment
    McConnell Pretends to Defer to House on Impeachment EvidenceMcConnell’s two-front war with both parties to keep a lid on a Senate impeachment trial reaches a new level of cynicism.
  15. impeachment
    Schumer and McConnell Play Chess Over Impeachment Trial RulesBoth parties want witnesses the other side opposes. Despite the posturing, a short trial with no testimony from John Bolton or the Bidens is likely.
  16. trump impeachment
    Senate Republicans Push Back Against Trump’s Impeachment Show TrialTrump is now promoting a lengthy counter-trial that may alienate some Republicans, but Mitch McConnell is resisting him.
  17. racism
    Schumer’s Glowing Send-off for Peter King Illustrates Civility in PracticeThis is the nonsense that comes from fetishizing bipartisanship.
  18. trump-ukraine scandal
    Senate Passes Resolution to Hand Whistle-blower Complaint to Intel CommitteesThe non-binding resolution undercuts Trump’s plan to release the transcript of his call to Ukraine, instead of the full whistle-blower complaint.
  19. health care
    If Democrats Flip Senate, They Plan to Fix Obamacare, Not Pass Medicare for AllIf Democrats win the Senate and take on the filibuster, their health-care agenda will involve an Obamacare fix and some strengthening of Medicare.
  20. brett kavanaugh
    Democratic Leaders’ Reluctance to Wage Kavanaugh Fight Looks Even Worse TodayRyan Grim’s new book paints an unflattering portrait of Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein’s handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation fight.
  21. rhetoric
    Ilhan Omar Is Facing Death Threats. It’s Good That Democrats Are Defending Her.The Atlantic’s David Frum argues that Democrats are making a strategic mistake by rallying behind Ilhan Omar.
  22. ilhan omar
    Ilhan Omar Has a Less Bigoted Position on Israel Than Almost All Other DemocratsMaking tone-deaf remarks about dual allegiances is bad. Supporting de facto apartheid rule in the West Bank is much, much worse.
  23. national emergency declaration
    Can Congress Stop Trump’s State of Emergency Declaration?Congress can pass a joint resolution ending the state of emergency, but it would have to be veto-proof to stick.
  24. last night on late night
    Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer Discover Joys of Trash Talk During SNL Victory LapLet’s see those claps!
  25. national emergency declaration
    Trump Counting on Supreme Court to Vindicate His Emergency DeclarationTrump did the legal case for his emergency declaration no good in his rambling press appearance announcing it.
  26. government shutdown
    Trump Poised to Declare National Emergency After Failing to Show There Is OneThe president seems to be going through the motions of negotiating, just like he went through the motions with his Oval Office speech.
  27. memes
    Trump’s Border Speech Was a Dud, But at Least the Memes Are GoodChuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi would like to talk to you.
  28. government shutdown
    Democrats Say They’ll Shut Down the Senate Until It Reopens the GovernmentTrump’s got his “national emergency” alternative, but Democrats could stop regular Senate business until the chamber deals with the shutdown.
  29. government shutdown
    Latest White House Meeting on Government Shutdown Resolves NothingGoes to show that a lot of lower-level spadework and a ripening of political conditions must precede any deal to reopen the government.
  30. politics
    Congress On Track to Put Off Spending Fight Until FebruaryThere’s a chance a spending deal can still be reached, but more likely, talks will drag on into 2019 — but with no government shutdown.
  31. nancy pelosi
    Here’s Why Everyone Is Talking About Nancy Pelosi’s CoatHer symbolic red coat became the most sought-after piece of clothing after her Tuesday meeting with Trump.
  32. the national circus
    Will Trump Follow Through on His Incredibly Dumb Threat?If he does trigger a shutdown, he will set his party back even further than he already has.
  33. politics
    Which Circle of Hell Do You Think This Is?Trump spent 17 minutes screaming while a catatonic Mike Pence looked on.
  34. government shutdown
    Trump Vows to Shut Down Government If He Doesn’t Get His WallThe president lost his temper and finally took total responsibility for a bad thing that may soon happen.
  35. chuck schumer
    Schumer to Trump: Give Us Green Infrastructure, or We’ll Give You NoneThe Democrats (wisely) make Trump an offer he can’t accept.
  36. border wall
    Trump: The Dreamers Are My Hostages – But the Wall Is Not My RansomTrump says he won’t negotiate over DACA because he thinks he’ll get a higher ransom once the Supreme Court makes Dreamers vulnerable to deportation.
  37. 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.
  38. john mccain
    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.
  39. the supremes
    Wishful Dems Call for Delay of Kavanaugh Hearings After Cohen’s Guilty PleaYeah … that’s not going to happen.
  40. 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.
  41. the national interest
    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.”
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. democrats
    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.
  47. Senate Reaches a Budget Deal That Lets Everyone WinExcept for Dreamers and deficit hawks.
  48. 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.
  49. the national circus
    Washington Can Indulge Its Bipartisan Fantasies for 3 More WeeksBut things are going to get ugly again.
  50. Schumer Takes Border-Wall Offer Off the TableA day after Democrats caved, the Minority Leader is trying to snatch back some negotiating power.
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