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.
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.
On "Meet the Press" on Sunday morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer said a deal on immigration reform was all but done, after business and labor groups signed off on a new compromise over guest workers over the weekend, and he chalked up Sen. Marco Rubio's public hesitation to a difference in "semantics."
On Sunday morning, Chuck Schumer shrugged off a weekend leak from the White House that showed the administration is sketching its own left-leaning legislation to address immigration reform.
"I know that Senator [Marco] Rubio was upset with this leak," said Schumer on CNN's "State of the Union." Asked if he was upset too, Schumer replied, "No, I am not upset."(3)
Sens. Chuck Schumer and John McCain took their odd couple act to a Politico breakfast event this morning, saying their "Gang of Eight" is now meeting twice a week on immigration reform, in the hopes of crafting a bill that could get broad bipartisan support in the Senate.
"We've got to maintain the center," said McCain. "We're not seeking 100 votes, but we are seeking 80 votes."
On "Morning Joe" today, Sens. Chuck Schumer and John McCain, the "odd couple" of a brewing bipartisan bill on immigration reform, talked about how they'll sell the bill to skeptical Republicans and to the White House.
In a flat, emotionless voice, Judge Bain plowed through lengthy statutes and subsections cited in her ruling as she prepared to announce her decision. Finally she faced the young man whose fate was hanging in the balance.
"I am granting you relief," she said, and signaled him to approach the bench and shake her hand. "Congratulations."(2)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg decried America's levels of infrastructure investment today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning said restaurant fines, which have come under attack in recent weeks, are better than taxes, and that he wants to raise the "level of discourse" in this year's presidential elections.
"The level of the discourse is something I'd like to be able to change," he said.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is traveling to Boston and Chicago nudge the presidential candidates to provide more detail about their immigration policies.
Bloomberg targets Obama and Romney, from the center, for not being liberals anymore on immigration, health or guns
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is about to set off on an immigration-themed lobbying tour, said he's staging stops in Boston and Chicago, the cities where the Mitt Romney and Barack Obama campaigns are headquartered, because "it highlights for them what they said before," in contrast to what they're saying now.
Serrano calls Arizona decision 'troubling,' predicts G.O.P. will say something 'stupid' to offend Latinos
Representative Jose Serrano, liberal Bronx Democrat and former chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, was still trying to make sense of the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's controversial immigration law when I spoke to him this morning, first calling the ruling a "partial victory," then revising downward to a "troubling decision."
Following a week of silence, Governor Andrew Cuomo this afternoon came out in support of President Obama's executive order halting deportation of some young undocumented immigrants.
"I support it," said the governor. "I think it was a good thing. I think immigration is a big positive for this country. Anyone who has a question, they should look at this state. We're all about immigration, and it is a tremendous, tremendous asset."