Future aliens will laugh themselves to death when they view these pathetic photo ops.
Sen Schumer says without President Obama, President Bush, and President Bush’s pick for chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, the economy could have been worse.
There are very few.
The marriage equality bandwagon had only one member Tuesday, after Democrats abandoned their push to include gay and lesbian couples in immigration legislation. “Shameful,” says an activist.
When it comes to the question of whether same-sex couples will be included in immigration reform, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy “is going to make that decision,” Majority Leader Harry Reid says.
In wake of IRS targeting of conservative activists, “I don’t think Republicans have any fresh incentive to revisit” campaign finance reform, a Senate Democratic leadership aide acknowledged.
Sen. Chuck Schumer says while he strongly supports protections for same-sex couples, his “Republican colleagues feel very strongly that if this is in the bill they would not be able to support it.”
The Arizona Republican says immigration reform “won’t gain us a single Hispanic vote.” But it will at least put the GOP on a playing field.
“I think it’s very probable that when he was in the region … he could have probably been trained,” Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul says.
“Bottom line, we’re very close. I’d say we’re 90 percent there. We have a few little problems,” Sen. Schumer says.
Hey, senators: 2002 is calling, and it wants its web designers back.
“Every time you make progress … the unions come in the next day and throw something else on the table. They keep moving the goal posts,” says a lobbyist.
Red State Democrats already finding themselves in the GOP sights.
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The New York senator has no beef with Beyoncé, despite a report in the New York Post, a source tells BuzzFeed. Chuck thinks the lip-synching controversy is “a big nothingburger.”
“I’ll be watching him like an eagle,” the New York Senator tells a Jewish radio show.
The senator channels Rachael Ray for an inauguration video.
Railing against the “Boehner betrayal,” Schumer sides with Cantor.
Private talks, public chaos. This may be the worst Congress of the modern era, but they do know how to drag a fight out as long as humanly possible.
The New York Senator writes that he realized a total gun ban was a mistake when he went hunting in Nebraska with Senator Ben Nelson in 2009. Here’s a picture of that historic moment.
Republicans offer tax hikes for income of more than $1 million, which some Democrats used to support. But that was just “a plan to smoke out the Republicans’ true position,” Pelosi says.
“I don’t think they ought to rule it out,” Durbin says. But they did anyway.
“I think they learned their lesson with the debt ceiling,” Schumer says.
But the fiscal cliff could complicate matters. “It’s a large amount of money when the federal government doesn’t have huge amounts of surplus,” Schumer says.
Says it’s time for the Obama administration to “rip off the band-aid” with China.
Sen. Chuck Schumer also warns additional federal assistance will be needed for cleanup and recovery in wake of Hurricane Sandy. “Disaster relief has been a federal government responsibility for a long time,” Schumer says.
The words were barely spoken in Tampa. “I think I helped move the process along a little bit but the fundamental building blocks were there,” says Schumer.
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