Schumer says McConnell has ‘defiled’ the Senate over Supreme Court vacancies, ‘may very well destroy it’

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer slammed Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, saying the majority leader has “defiled” the Senate over Supreme Court vacancies and “may very well destroy it.” During remarks on the Senate floor, Schumer, D-N.Y., blasted President Trump and McConnell, R-Ky., for pushing to fill the vacancy on the high court left by late Justice […]

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Schumer and AOC call on voters to pressure GOP senators into delaying Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., held a joint press conference on Sunday regarding the Supreme Court vacancy left behind following the passsing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and urged the country to pressure Republicans into delaying President Trump’s potential nominee until after the November election. Schumer, who spoke from James Madison High School in Brooklyn where […]

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Schumer: Ginsburg vacancy should not be filled until ‘we have a new president’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday said late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacancy should not be filled until “we have a new president.” Ginsburg, 87, died Friday from complications surrounding metastatic pancreas cancer. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG DIES AT 87 “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their […]

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Grassley demands Biden name potential Supreme Court nominees

Sen. Chuck Grassley on Wednesday demanded that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden release a list of his potential nominees to the Supreme Court by the end of the month, saying there is “no reason” for the former vice president “to hide” the names. Grassley, R-Iowa, the former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on […]

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Chuck E. Cheese wants to destroy about 7 billion prize tickets amid bankruptcy

The parent company of Chuck E. Cheese wants to destroy about 7 billion prize tickets that have piled up in its supply chain amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company, CEC Entertainment, asked a Texas bankruptcy court to approve settlements allowing three of its vendors to shred the excess tickets at a cost of about $2.3 […]

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Schumer calls for Postal Board of Governors to suspend DeJoy

Sen. Chuck Schumer Tuesday called for Louis DeJoy to be suspended in the face of new allegations the Postmaster General pressured employees at his previous company to donate money to Republicans. Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, already urged a criminal investigation into the alleged campaign finance fraud scheme but in a speech on […]

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Schumer, Pelosi accuse Trump of cutting census timeline short for political reasons

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of risking the accuracy of the census as part of an attempt to ensure GOP political control of the process that handles congressional redistricting. In a joint letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Director of the U.S. Census Bureau […]

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Schumer says GOP plan for coronavirus relief is ’emaciated’ as lawmakers struggle to revive negotiations

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent a letter to his caucus Thursday morning warning that Republicans’ coronavirus plan is “emaciated” and accused the GOP of trying to “check the box” on another stimulus bill, statements that appear to throw water on attempts to revive negotiations that fell apart last month. After lawmakers failed to pass legislation […]

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DNC convention speakers: What to know about Sen. Chuck Schumer

As the 2020 Democratic National Convention gets underway, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is expected to speak on Tuesday, when the theme will revolve around meeting the nation’s challenges. Speakers are expected to set up cameras in their home states and Schumer said during a press conference this weekend that he will appear in […]

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Schumer calls for DHS chief to resign after GAO concludes appointment was invalid

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday called for acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and acting Deputy Ken Cuccinelli to step down after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded they had been appointed invalidly to their posts. “President Trump’s efforts to install political sycophants to implement his extreme policies in an end run around the law […]

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Bears’ defense is still Super Bowl-caliber, but that’s not usually enough to win one

Chuck Pagano remains one of the top defensive minds in the NFL. | Mark Tenally/AP Charging into a season with an elite defense and brutally bad offense rarely leads to success in the modern NFL. As the Bears try to go against the current, they need their offense to be at least average. The preseason […]

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Trump says Schumer, Pelosi ‘want to meet to make a deal’ on coronavirus relief

President Trump said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “want to meet to make a deal” on the fourth coronavirus stimulus package, after negotiations between congressional lawmakers and the White House reached a stalemate over the weekend. “So now Schumer and Pelosi want to meet to make a deal,” the president tweeted Monday. […]

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Schumer blasts Trump’s executive orders as ‘a big show’ that ‘won’t do the job’ for coronavirus relief

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Sunday blasted President Trump’s recent executive orders as “a big show” that won’t “do anything” as lawmakers continue to voice their discontent over the president’s moves following the collapse of negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package. Schumer, who appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” is one […]

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Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, (R) speaks, flanked by US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, after meeting with the White House Chief of Staff and the US Treasury Secretary on coronavirus relief at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on August 7, 2020. | Mandel Ngan/Getty Images A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive […]

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Last-ditch coronavirus aid talks underway; Trump team at Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, (R) speaks, flanked by US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, after meeting with the White House Chief of Staff and the US Treasury Secretary on coronavirus relief at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on August 7, 2020. | Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Both sides said the future of the […]

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’90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After’ Preview: Radu Tries To Calm Andrei Down After Heated Family Dinner

The tension between Andrei, Chuck, Charlie is at an all-time high. Andrei’s brother, Radu, tries to settle Andrei down in this EXCLUSIVE preview of ’90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?’ Elizabeth’s father and brother, Chuck and Charlie, have come to Moldova, and things are not going very well. Andrei and Elizabeth tried to bring both […]

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Outlook for U.S. value stocks uncertain with cloudy economic picture

By Chuck Mikolajczak and Sinéad Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) – After a rally led by growth companies that has left the S&P 500 index () roughly 4% from setting a new record high, the window of opportunity for value stocks to take leadership on Wall Street, as has often happened in the past, may be […]

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Schumer says $600 unemployment benefits nonnegotiable, after Hoyer says it is

Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said a $600 per week federal unemployment boost was not negotiable in moving forward with a coronavirus package, after the Senate rolled out relief legislation offering $200 per week. Earlier Tuesday House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said his party could be willing to compromise on the $600 number. “Look, […]

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Schumer says Trump ‘should not take the podium’ at coronavirus briefings: ‘He’s a threat to public health’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that President Trump “should not take the podium” at the coronavirus briefings expected to resume later in the day, alleging that he is a “threat to public health.” The comments came after the president said Monday that he would restart his coronavirus briefings amid a new surge in positive […]

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U.S. congressional Democrats, White House to meet on coronavirus aid

4/4 © Reuters. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer addresses news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington 2/4 By David Morgan and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Advisers to President Donald Trump and top congressional Democrats were set to discuss the next steps in responding to the coronavirus crisis on Tuesday, with congressional Republicans saying […]

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Schumer calls on Dems to be ready to oppose GOP coronavirus bill drafted by McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged fellow Democrats to block the Senate coronavirus bill being drafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., if it falls short of the many Democratic priorities included in the House’s HEROES Act. “During the debate over the CARES Act, it was our unity against a partisan, Republican first draft […]

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White House, Congress jockey in looming showdown over coronavirus aid

4/4 © Reuters. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer addresses news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington 2/4 By David Morgan and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers in Congress laid out their priorities for new coronavirus legislation on Monday, while Democrats warned that any partisan Republican measure would be […]

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U.S. Congress girds for a fight over new coronavirus aid bill as clock ticks

3/3 © Reuters. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer addresses news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington 2/3 By David Morgan and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats are prepared to block Republicans from moving forward on a partisan coronavirus aid bill, the chamber’s top Democrat warned on Monday, as Republican leaders met […]

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