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Chuck Schumer

  1. coronavirus stimulus
    Stimulus Talks Have Become a Huge MessAs bipartisan stimulus talks break down, Trump moves toward highly controversial executive orders that will invite court challenges.
  2. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump Mulls End-Running Congress to Get His Payroll Tax CutTrump’s advisers are threatening that he could take matters into his own hands if Congress can reach a stimulus agreement. He may prefer it that way.
  3. coronavirus stimulus
    Democrats Put Squeeze on White House As Unemployment Benefits ExpireRight now the White House looks more likely to cut a stimulus deal with Pelosi and Schumer than to herd fractious congressional Republicans.
  4. coronavirus stimulus
    Stimulus Talks Hit Impasse With Republicans in DisarrayAt the moment, Democrats hold all the cards as Trump calls for stopgap deal on unemployment insurance and evictions.
  5. stimulus legislation
    Long-Stalled Stimulus Negotiations Lurch Forward Down a Difficult PathThe two parties share a sense of urgency and a commitment to a second set of checks for taxpayers, but are otherwise at odds about COVID-19 relief.
  6. 2020 elections
    Democrats’ Chances of Retaking the Senate Keep ImprovingRight now the Senate landscape is shifting steadily toward Democrats, who have far fewer vulnerable seats to defend.
  7. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican COVID-19 Stimulus Talks Have StalledAfter dawdling for months, the White House and Senate Republicans aren’t on the same page at all.
  8. 2020 elections
    If Democrats Can Win Back the Senate, They Could Hold It For a WhileDemocrats don’t look vulnerable in Senate races until 2024.
  9. vision 2020
    Why Doesn’t Trump Spend the Tax Dollars Necessary to Save His Presidency?Trump and Republicans don’t have the courage or imagination to work with Democrats to improve conditions in the country for their own benefit.
  10. vision 2020
    What Would a Democratic ‘Tsunami’ in November Look Like?A big Biden win would result in a takeover of the Senate and state legislature gains just in time for redistricting.
  11. coronavirus stimulus
    GOP Hopes to Revive Economy by Making Life Harder for UnemployedA partisan divide over whether jobless people should be poorer has thrown the next coronavirus relief package into jeopardy.
  12. filibuster reform
    Senate Democrats to Consider Using Power to Pass Laws If ElectedSome of the most conservative Senate Democrats are signaling their openness to abolishing the filibuster so they can pass Biden’s agenda in 2021.
  13. politics
    Republicans Defend Confederate Statues in the CapitolWhile Democrats say that 11 traitors who fought their country to defend and expand slavery don’t need to be commemorated in the Capitol.
  14. coronavirus stimulus
    On Next Stimulus, Democrats Should Give Up a Lot to Get a LotTrump wants infrastructure and a payroll tax cut. GOP deficit hawks don’t. Democrats should offer to give him what they won’t.
  15. coronavirus
    Congress, White House Reach Deal On New Coronavirus Relief BillThe deal, to be followed by a broader bill, replenishes depleted loan fund for small busiensses and provides new aid for hospitals and testing.
  16. coronavirus stimulus
    Tense Negotiations Continue Over Next Round of StimulusDemocrats are hoping that Republicans budge on more money for state and local governments.
  17. stimulus legislation
    Dems Must Not Approve Further Stimulus Until These 3 Demands Are MetThe party must seize its last, best chance to protect the integrity of our elections and honor the sacrifices of essential workers.
  18. 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.”
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. racism
    Schumer’s Glowing Send-off for Peter King Illustrates Civility in PracticeThis is the nonsense that comes from fetishizing bipartisanship.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. last night on late night
    Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer Discover Joys of Trash Talk During SNL Victory LapLet’s see those claps!
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. politics
    Which Circle of Hell Do You Think This Is?Trump spent 17 minutes screaming while a catatonic Mike Pence looked on.
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