Schumer and Blumenthal call for investigation
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In an appearance on "Morning Joe" today, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Republicans' new push to fund select parts of government during the current shutdown is a "gimmick."
Rep. Michael Grimm said the moderate voices in the Republican Party have "two problems" in trying to negotiate an end to the current government shutdown, "one on the left, and one on the right."
Despite their misgivings about the medical device tax included in President Obama's signature health care law, senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand both agree that repealing the tax shouldn't be on the table as House Republicans search for an exit strategy from the current government shutdown.
"We're really living in parallel universes here," Rep. Peter King told me in a brief phone conversation from Washington this morning.
On Sunday morning, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tried to pin the blame for a possible shutdown of the federal government on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
At the start of her Senate career, when she was a little-known Paterson appointee in search of a recognizable political identity, Kirsten Gillibrand set out to become a champion for working women.
Hillary Clinton will host a fund-raiser for Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio next month, according to a release from the de Blasio campaign.
On Sunday morning, less than a week after a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, a national conversation about new gun laws felt like an afterthought.
In her first interview since stepping down as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton admitted she wrestles with whether to run for president in 2016, but said she's "pragmatic and realistic" about the possibility.