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Schumer: Tea party planned shutdown

If anyone is surprised about the government shutdown, Sen. Chuck Schumer said the tea party had it planned “almost a year and a half.”<p>“The tea party was planning almost a year and a half before it happened. The issue of Obamacare is almost incidental. The real issue is they have almost a principle …

Chuck Schumer Call on IRS to Crack Down on Tea Party Funding: ‘Redouble Those Efforts Immediately’

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the Internal Revenue Service should be used more aggressively to keep Tea Party funding in check, explaining that this would help “weaken” and “exploit” the conservative movement.<p>Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the IRS should increase …

Chuck Schumer: Immigration Reform Would Have Passed 'In A Pre-Tea Party World'

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who helped draft a comprehensive immigration bill that passed the Senate and stalled in the House last year, said Thursday that some conservatives who oppose reform just aren't comfortable with the changing demographics of the United States.<p>"[It] explains why so many on …

Chuck Schumer Has A New Plan To Destroy The Tea Party

Schumer, one of the Senate Democratic caucus' top political strategists, will discuss the plan in a speech at the left-leaning Center for American Progress on Thursday. He will argue that the Tea Party has a "fundamental flaw," and that Democrats can exploit it, according to a preview of his speech.<p>…