Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand won't be taking sides in the Democratic primary to be the city's next mayor.
"I will not endorse in the New York City mayor's race, until we have a Democratic nominee," Gillibrand told WNYC's Brian Lehrer this morning.
At a rainy press conference in the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said it was time to revisit a federal media shield law, in the wake of revelations that the Department of Justice obtained a broad swath of phone records of reporters for the Associated Press.
Sen. Chuck Schumer plans to reintroduce a media shield bill that would allow media organizations to appeal to a federal judge before being forced to submit records and sources to government investigators.
Asked about a Schumer bill that might have protected the AP, the White House says it's 'complicated'
White House press secretary Jay Carney said at least a dozen times at a press briefing today that President Obama believes in reporters' unfettered right to pursue investigative stories.
For all his hard work forging an immigration compromise, Sen. Chuck Schumer was rewarded this week with a prominent place on the cover of the new issue of National Review.
Sen. Chuck Schumer was uncharacteristically shy last week, when asked about a controversial amendment to his big immigration bill, which would include certain provisions recognizing same-sex couples.
Chuck Schumer is heartened by the grief New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte is reportedly getting for her vote against a bipartisan compromise on background checks for gun purchasers.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will headline a fund-raising dinner for the New York Republican Party on May 29, according to an invitation making the rounds.
During an impromptu update on his work in Washington on Sunday afternoon, Sen. Chuck Schumer recounted a recent conversation he had with Fox News chairman Roger Ailes about immigration reform.
Here's today's video briefing, with clips from the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, and other clips showing the more, um, entertaining side of New York politics, featuring mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and John Catsimatidis.
After a tough loss in the Senate earlier this month, West Virginia senator Joe Manchin said on Sunday morning that he "absolutely" plans to bring his background check compromise back to the floor for another vote.
At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington this morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer predicted the gun bill that failed earlier this month would be brought back to the floor by Majority Leader Harry Reid, and that it would have more support when it does.
"This is my own little prediction: I think we're going to bring this bill back before the end of the year, and I think you may find some changes," said Schumer.
Schumer compared the political climate in 1994, when he helped author and pass the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban.(1)
A Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed immigration reform bill briefly descended into shouting this morning, after Sen. Chuck Schumer managed to offend both Chuck Grassley and Jeff Sessions in his brief opening remarks.
Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took issue with Senator Chuck Grassley's argument that the unfortunate events in Boston should prompt a reevaluation of immigration reform.(1)