Charles Schumer

Ex-ambassador thanks Senate for resolution against Trump handing over officials: ‘Bipartisanship is not dead yet’

Former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul, who represented the U.S. in Russia under the Obama administration, thanked the Senate on Thursday after its …

U.S. Department of Justice

Top Senate Democrat urges sanctions, hearings after Trump-Putin summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called for a bipartisan effort to “ratchet up” sanctions on Moscow following U.S. President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki earlier on Monday.<p>U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer …

Russia

Sen. Schumer wants Challenger astronaut memorial in New York

Democratic U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is pursuing a memorial in New York to honor an astronaut who died in the Space Shuttle …

Military

Sen. Charles Schumer introduces measure to decriminalize marijuana

The<p>Senate's top Democrat announced Friday that he is introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana, the first time that a leader of either party in Congress has endorsed a rollback of one of the country's oldest drug laws.<p>Senate Minority Leader<p>Charles E. Schumer(D-N.Y.) in a statement called …

Cannabis

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer just says yes to marijuana legalization

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Democrat — Charles Schumer of New York— plans to endorse legislation that would decriminalize marijuana.<p>"If smoking marijuana doesn’t hurt anybody else, why shouldn’t we allow people to do it and not make it criminal?” Schumer told VICE News, according to a partial …

Cannabis

Dems: EPA's Pruitt new definition of 'the swamp'

Scott Pruitt

Judd Gregg: Omnibus Bill Shows GOP Abandoned 'Fiscal Responsibility'

President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress passing the omnibus appropriations bill shows that they have abandoned fiscal …

Conservative View

Fliers at University of Minnesota blame Sanders, Schumer for gun control

The fliers blamed Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for attacks on "our beloved 2nd Amendment."<p>><br>• ><p>Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) and …

World News

Irony: Insurers now saying restoring Obamacare payments will disrupt market, cause sticker shock

One of the major subplots to last year's effort to repeal and replace Obamacare was President Trump's decision to cut off Obamacare payments to …

Health Care

Donald Trump warned by Republicans over Mueller's Russia inquiry

<b>US President Donald Trump has been warned by fellow Republicans against interfering in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigations.</b><p>It came after he attacked Mr Mueller's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.<p>In tweets at the weekend, Mr Trump reiterated that …

Donald Trump

End Mueller inquiry, Trump lawyer urges

WASHINGTON -- A lawyer for President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the Justice Department to end the special counsel investigation into ties …

Donald Trump

Trump lawyer calls for end to special counsel's Russia investigation

Democrats sounded the alarm Saturday after a lawyer for President Trump said special counsel Mueller should stop investigating Russia's interference …

Donald Trump

Trump's lawyer calls on Justice Department to immediately end Russia probe

Attorney John Dowd said in a statement that the investigation, now led by special counsel Robert Mueller, was fatally flawed early on and "corrupted" …

Donald Trump

Senator: Bring Nursing Student's Suspected Killer Back to U.S.

New York Senator Charles Schumer wants federal officials to step up efforts have the man accused of killing 22-year-old New York nursing student …

Crime

Bring Nursing Student's Suspected Killer Back to U.S. to Face Justice, Senator Says

New York Senator Charles Schumer wants federal officials to step up efforts have the man accused of killing 22-year-old New York nursing student …

Crime

Toys R Us gift cards are good for next 30 days

Toys R Us gift cards are likely to become worthless within weeks.<p>The best advice: Spend them immediately, if possible.<p>Make haste because after the big-box icon of American retail said Thursday that it would close all of its U.S. stores, there's not much time left.<p>The chain plans to honor gift cards …

Money

Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

Grace Murray Hopper's greatest love was not the Navy — it was the Navy's Mark I computer. As a lieutenant junior grade assigned to the Bureau of …

Military

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ousted amid rumblings of more changes

After months of disputes with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Trump removed him Tuesday and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head …

Donald Trump

White House softens tone on gun-control measures after Trump meets with NRA

The White House appeared to soften its tone on gun-control measures Friday after President Donald Trump met privately with officials from the …

Donald Trump

Protesting race and process, Senate Democrats vote against S.C. judge nominee

Twenty-eight Senate Democrats voted against confirming a new judge to sit on the federal bench in South Carolina on Thursday — admitting their votes …

South Carolina

Want infrastructure? Washington can help by getting out of the way

Politicians in Washington are struggling to build bridges across the political aisle. But they could improve the political climate if they’d focus on the actual building (and repairing) of bridges.<p>According to a report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, there are more …

Opinion

Kirsten Gillibrand Will No Longer Accept Corporate PAC Money

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she will no longer accept donations from corporate PACs—a sign that she is positioning herself as a more progressive …

New York City Politics

Democrats say proposed budget would cut more infrastructure spending than it adds

While President Donald Trump touted his long-awaited plan Monday "to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure," his budget actually would cut more …

Donald Trump

Immigration Rules Change And Budget Deal Have Something In Common: Public Charges

Life is full of odd and darkly humorous juxtapositions if you pay attention. A new example connects immigrants, corporations, and the just-passed and signed budget plan.<p>The Trump administration is working on new rules that would make it easier for the government to prevent immigrants from settling, …

Mitch McConnell

A censored version of the Democratic memo on FBI surveillance could be released next week

x<p>The US intel community has concluded, & members of Trump’s cabinet agree, that the Russians interfered in our election & plan to do so again. …

Donald Trump

The bipartisan budget deal has haters on both sides

The government is headed for a shutdown at midnight Thursday, and there's only one serious deal left on the table that could stop it — but it’s imperiled by opposition from both the far left and the far right.<p>Dozens of Democrats are going to vote “no” because the bill does not protect Dreamers from …

Republicans

While Trump says he'd 'love to see a shutdown' over immigration, Congress closes in on budget deal

Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President …

Driving

Donald Lambro Articles - Political Columnist & Commentator - Donald Lambro

Donald Lambro is chief political correspondent for The Washington Times. Donald Lambro's twice-weekly column, which he has written since 1980, …

Donald Trump

For Dems, a deal on Trump's wall is smart politics

The Democrats' crusade to force a government shutdown in order to win permanent protections for Dreamers went down in flames Monday. The price …

Opinion

Washington Watch: The no-deal deal

Jews are not the only target of the intensifying GOP anti-immigrant obsession, but Jewish leaders here understand that the rage and hatred for Trump …

European Union