After New York's Republican Party announced yesterday that Texas senator Ted Cruz would be their keynote speaker at an annual fund-raising dinner later this month, the state's Democratic Party responded by calling for them to rescind the invitation.(1)
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.
At a press conference in Midtown this afternoon, Sen. Chuck Schumer said John McCain's support for a "vigorous" debate on a new gun bill will allow the bill to move to the floor.
"I think that will be enough to give us our 60 votes, and have an up-or-down vote on background checks," said Schumer, was joined by police commissioner Ray Kelly and family members of gun violence victims.(3)
By a party-line vote of 14 to 11, the Senate Armed Services Committee favorably reported the nomination of Chuck Hagel this afternoon.
The vote came after Republicans took another turn criticizing Hagel for past comments he made as a senator, more recent comments he made during a shaky confirmation hearing, and additional comments and financial information that they said he failed to adequately disclose.
On Sunday morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer took some time from his busy weekend serving as master of ceremonies for President Obama's second inauguration to talk about all the things he's orchestrating in the Senate.
At an event upstate yesterday, Senator Chuck Schumer floated the idea that he and Texas Senator Ted Cruz might have some common ground on gun control.
According to a very brief report, Schumer said Cruz, a newly-elected senator and Tea Party darling, who won a surprise primary victory last year running to the right of Rick Perry's preferred candidate, was open to the idea of expanded background checks.(1)
On Friday, Senator Chuck Schumer offered the nation an update on the financial status and political leanings of the Baileys, the theoretical suburban family often cited by Schumer as a lodestar for his pro- middle class policies.
"They like President Obama as a person," Schumer told the Wall Street Journal. "They're not unemployed."