Chuck Schumer commented — or rather, declined to comment — today on Donald Trump’s possible presidential bid. Evidently, the senator believes in solidarity between New Yorkers.
“Donald’s from Brooklyn,” Schumer explained. (But wait, isn’t he from Queens?)
“I used to see his father driving the Cadillac that said ‘FT’ down Ocean Parkway when I Read More
House Speaker John Boehner was in his Ohio district yesterday, and told ABC News “I don’t think the big oil companies need to have the oil depletion allowances, but for small, independent, oil and gas producers, if they didn’t have this, there’d be even less exploration in America than there is today.”
Today Senator Read More
This morning’s Quinnipiac poll says Andrew Cuomo’s job approval rating is “higher than the governors in any state polled by Quinnipiac University so far this year.”
Here are the numbers:
Andrew Cuomo: 64-16 percent, last month, 56-15 percent.
Dem: 66-15 percent
GOP: 58-18 percent
Independent: 66-15 percent
Upstate: 62-16 percent
NYC: 66-14 percent
Suburbs: Read More
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats‘s annual fund-raising dinner drew Senator Schumer, Rep. Anthony Weiner, State Senator Eric Adams and others.
An unintentionally funny moment, during Chuck Schumer’s remarks. After acknowledging some guests in the audience, he said, “I think I’m the third longest member – third longest?” and then corrected himself. “Third-longest serving Read More
Chuck Schumer made a football analogy while talking government shutdown on Morning Joe today.
“We are on the one-yard line, but Republicans in the House are making a goal-line stand on women’s health,” he told the hosts.
And Schumer, who has gotten into some trouble with his messaging recently, laid the blame entirely at Read More
Senator Chuck Schumer appeared on Good Morning America today and tried to lay the blame of a government shutdown directly at the feet of Speaker John Boehner and his Tea Party allies in Congress.
“The Tea Party just continues to pull Speaker Boehner further back and back and back,” he told host George Stephanopoulos. “They are the Read More
At the Somos el Futuro legislative conference in Albany this weekend, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli could be seen hugging Senator Charles Schumer-not because he was feeling particularly affectionate, but because Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, chairman of the conference, which gathers top Democratic officials to discuss issues of concern to Hispanic New Yorkers, had urged attendees to Read More
Here are some of the highlights from the Somos conference in Albany this weekend.
Andrew Cuomo, 3:15:
“I never had any new immigrant come to me and say to me, you know what I want Andrew, I want help with Medicaid, I want help getting welfare. You know what they say they want help Read More
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has not been afraid to jump out in front of an issue, even if the state’s senior Senator, Chuck Schumer, isn’t quite there yet (i.e. same-sex marriage). But recently, Schumer has caused a stir with his opposition to non-partisan redistricting and his “mysteriously quiet” stance on bike lanes Read More
Geraldine Ferraro: “All of us thought new thoughts and imagined new possibilities because of Gerry,” said Hillary Clinton. [Robin Pogrebin]
Bloomberg’s Approval Rating: New ads haven’t helped; 40 percent say his performance is excellent or good. [NY1]
Bloomberg’s Approval Rating: “Falling fast.” [Erin Einhorn]
Carl Kruger: Former Jamaica Hospital executive David Read More