Charles Schumer

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    December 6, 2012

    Sandy Recovery Continues: 86,000 Jobs Lost In Storm; Obama Asks For $50 Billion In Aid

    Amidst talks of the now-notorious New York Post cover and the fiscal cliff dilemma, the November jobs report slowly crept out into the news stream - a sheer side-effect of the unfortunate fact that the election is now over and unemployment stats have less of a dramatic effect on our national convers ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Goodbye, Chemical Cannabis? U.S. Senate OKs Fake Pot Ban

    The U.S. Senate has just put the kibosh on K2. After a months-long effort to ban synthetic marijuana, spearheaded by the Empire State's very own Charles Schumer, the Senate voted today to ban the sale of fake bud.

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    April 28, 2012

    More iPhone-Related Crime: Arrests Tied to Chef's Murder and Early Morning Subway Stabbing

    Two news stories are developing this weekend that involve iPhone-related violence. The New York Post is reporting that a teen is now fighting for his life after he was stabbed early this morning during a fight over an iPhone at a Fordham Heights subway station. Apparently, the 19-year-old saw th ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    GOP Convention Underway: Meet Your "Extreme" Candidates For Senate Right Here

    ​New York's GOP convention kicked off today in Rochester, and state Dems are using the occasion to sling a little mud at the three Republican candidates for Senate -- and by "mud," we mean facts.Three GOP hopefuls for the Senate seat held by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are Manhattan attorney Wendy ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    New York Pols Respond to Obama's State of the Union

    Hooray for Obama! Just keep your promises! That seemed to be the message that tied together several electeds' obligatory response statements to the president's State of the Union on Tuesday. After his speech ended, Runnin' Scared's inbox was flooded with reactions from local pols. So we gathered a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Bloomberg Takes Flak at Facebook Presser for Comment About Firing Teachers

    ​Mayor Bloomberg, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced today that Facebook is opening an engineering office in New York City. Though Facebook already has 100 employees in New York, this is their first engineering office outside the West Coast. It will open in early 2 ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Here Comes the Pride Parade, All Dressed in White

    Esther ZuckermanChristine Quinn​At this year's Pride March the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps added a surprise number, trombone player Jeff Nordahl told us before the parade started: a "wedding medley." Right after the purple and white clad band marched away from their station between Madison a ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011
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    March 25, 2011

    Bath Salts Move Closer to Ban After Another Violent Episode

    ​Seth Thomas Sanders, a 31-year-old Pennsylvania man, was arrested for breaking into a home and attacking two cars, including a cop car, because "he thought he was being chased by electricity," according to police, as reported by the Patriot-News. It was 1 a.m. and the man had snorted the lega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2010

    Four Loko Banned in New York

    Never forget​It was too good to be true. We warned you last weekend that Four Loko, the $3 canned, caffeinated beverage that equals something like six beers and a cup of coffee, was in danger of being banned by the state of New York. Just yesterday we had some indication that Senator Chuck Sch ... More >>

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    November 13, 2010

    General Loko From the Front Lines: New York's Crusade Against Four Loko Continues

    ​Last weekend we learned that New York state, led by Senator Chuck Schumer, was attempting to ban the caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko by circumventing the FDA and changing the law. Then, in a typically antagonistic move, daring the authorities to touch him, local chef Eddie Huang, a.k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Election Update: Wins Called for Andrew Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer

    ​According to early exit polls, Andrew Cuomo is the new governor of New York. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer also maintain their spots in the Senate, as was pretty much expected. According to an AP analysis of poll results, three-quarters of moderates supported Cuomo over Paladi ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    On Gay Rights, Barack Obama Fights the Bad Fight

    Barack Obama has tried to walk a fine line between talking LGBT rights and not doing much about it, and some gays and lesbians have given him a pass on not going on the offense on their behalf during a time of two wars and a comatose economy. But the dwindling LGBT support the president has is pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Week in Review: He Did? I Love It!

    Happy birthday, clowns. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne​In the week James Murphy finally squashed his beef with our own Michael Musto, we watched as another journalist-on-artist feud--M.I.A. vs. Lynn Hirschberg, who else?--heated up, adding an album cover, a response to a response to a response to a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Martha Stewart Saves Emiril Lagasse; Mike Huckabee Invited to a Big Gay Dinner Party

    ​Hummus maker, Sabra, is leaving its Astoria, Queens location this summer and moving its headquarters to a larger space in Richmond, Va. [Crain's] Yet another look at the popularity of raising chickens in New York City highlights online meeting groups for urban poultry farmers. [NY Daily News ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Blame French Canada: New York's Maple Syrup Rival

    frostnova/flickrSyrup: a sweet boon for the state?​ First, it taunted us with its poutine and smoked meat sandwiches. Now, Quebec has become the target of Senator Charles Schumer's new maple syrup scheme. According to a Times opinion piece, he hopes to have New York eclipse French Canada as th ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Week in Review: Like a Sexy Swedish Chick in a Natural Mineral Sauna

    Yup, this photo was taken in 2009, by Rebecca Smeyne​In the week Chuck Schumer became a bike-riding, Williamsburg Pool Party-saving hipster man of the people, we roamed far and wide over his most precious borough, from an Obama Fried Chicken in Brownsville to the very likely defunct N8 to the ... More >>

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    October 10, 2009

    Respect and admiration, now half price or less

    So, that $40 million Mr. Bloomberg, Commissioner Kelly, and Senate Homeland Security Chair Mr. Lieberman (along with ranking member Long Island's Mr. King and some other Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee) asked for to fund sensors that detect radioactive materials and dirty bombs ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Grizzly Bear Was Also At Grizzly Bear's Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Party

    Sam HorineHey, look, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste went to that Jay-Z show yesterday in Williamsburg. ​A whole summer's worth of Jelly NYC Pool Parties on the Williamsburg waterfront took a bow yesterday, as Grizzly Bear, Beach House, and Vega played the final Sunday of the 2009 series. Solange Kno ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Bloomberg and Schumer Happy About Ferry Cash, Reminding Us of a Certain Fatal Crash

    By Tom Feeney Jr. ​When Mike Bloomberg announced the injection of nearly $50 million of federal stimulus funds into the maintenance of the Staten Island Ferry recently, he issued a press release also crediting US senator Charles Schumer and other members of the New York's congressional delegation. ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Sotomayor Approved by Judiciary Committee

    Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee en banc. All the Democrats (Herb Kohl, Dianne Feinstein, Russell Feingold, Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Cardin, Dick Durbin, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Ed Kaufman, Arlen Specter ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 27, 2009

    Obama the Political Fixer Works New York's Senate Primary

    The president gets a hand in the back room

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    May 26, 2009

    California Supreme Court Upholds Prop 8: Gay Marriage Still Banned

    The California Supreme Court has upheld Proposition 8, the anti-gay-marriage law passed last November. The vote was 6-1. The justices ruled the approximately 18,000 Californians married to members of their own gender during the brief window between the legalization and criminalization of marriage e ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    We know how you feel, kid. Via Craftser via urlesque. We suspect Obama got that Iranian-American reporter released, and he's certainly trying to help refugees and rescue us from financial criminals. But does he get credit? No -- because he he laughed at Wanda Sykes, just like all the newly-reclas ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Massa, Schumer Force Time Warner to Drop Tiered Internet Pricing

    We mentioned Monday that Congressman Eric Massa (pictured) has been pushing a bill to outlaw tiered internet service, inspired by Time Warner Cable's attempt to introduce higher rates for heavy users in Rochester, New York, part of Massa's district, and two other jurisdictions. It looks as if Time W ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Before he became Mayor Bloomberg's 2009 campaign manager, Bradley Tusk had been a Lehman Brothers lobbyist, a Parks Department functionary, a Chuck Schumer spokesman, a Bloomberg adviser -- and, for four years, Rod Blagojevich's deputy governor. Among Tusk's assignments under Hot Rod was a dicey flu ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    New Moynihan Train Station Getting Closer

    Moynihan Station projection from the Municipal Art Society. Remember that Moynihan Station people have been trying for years to put at the site of the Farley Post Office at 34th Street? The project that's supposed to restore some of the glory eradicated when the old, beautiful Penn Station was des ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Barrett: Weiner's Democracy Lesson

    (Photo from Weiner for Mayor)We all know how sacrosanct the rights of the electorate are to Anthony Weiner, the congressman running for mayor. During the term limits debate last fall, Weiner railed about how the will of the voters should be respected. (Of course, the will of voters had twice favored ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Poll: NYC Mixed on Gillibrand, Negative On Her Gun Stand

    NY1's new city poll suggests that New Yorkers aren't sure about Kirsten Gillibrand. Her approve/ disapprove/ don't-know split is 34/36/30. But she would certainly have done better if her gun-friendliness were not so well-known: while 18 percent said it made them more less likely to support her, 37 p ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Paterson Presents Senator Gillibrand

    Your new Senator with Al D'Amato (l.) "So it's August the 14th, 2003," says Governor Paterson, "and I am going to meet a lawyer who is going to be meeting me in an office building in Manhatan." (He wanted her not to run for Congress in '04, as she had planned, but the state senate.) "All the lights ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 1, 2008

    Six Signs of a Sick Economy

    Read this and then start hunting for some recession-proof bargains

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    September 1, 2008

    W. Indian American Day Parade Hot, Loud, Fun

    Have you ever actually stood next to one of those sound trucks? We got a chance when one of them was exiting the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade route today. "We makin' a right," called the DJ as the big rig rolled out. He started singing, "Watch de' RIGHT, watch de RIGHT, watch de RIGHT" i ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008
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    July 11, 2008

    The FISA Bill: Why Did Four of NY's House Democrats Fold?

    You've got to wonder, after the FISA bill's smarmy slide through the system, how strong New York City's Democratic members of Congress's convictions really are...

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    June 16, 2008

    The Mourning After: More Tim Russert Coverage

    A common complaint about the media is that they are too enamored with themselves, and they will use any opportunity to navel-gaze. Tim Russert's death by heart attack on Friday provided one of those opportunities, and the coverage continues even in today's papers. In this case, the coverage is not u ... More >>

  • News

    November 21, 2006

    What the Democrats Must Do

    Mandate for the new majority: Curb the president's power to torture

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    October 25, 2005

    'Bush Lied, 2,000 Died'

    New Yorkers take to the streets in protest of the war in Iraq

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    October 18, 2005

    Cindy Sheehan Pledges Civil Disobedience Campaign

    Peace mom plans more arrests in D.C.—and Thanksgiving in Crawford

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    August 23, 2005

    Weiner & The Rating Game

    Today's Post disputes Anthony Weiner's claim on the tax-cutter mantle by citing the low ratings he's received from a number of anti-tax groups. What about some of Anthony's other ratings? The American Conservative Union—the gold standard for the hard right—has Weiner at 8 percent lifetime ... More >>

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    August 2, 2005

    Ferrer's Color-Coded Victory Plan

    A Freddy win in September could pose a demographic dilemma for big-bucks Mike

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    July 13, 2004

    His Dear Friends

    Tricks of the trade among the big givers and big takers of political campaign cash

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    June 8, 2004
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    April 27, 2004

    Mike Wallace v. Charles Schumer

    Will Chuck Schumer, or any anti-Pickering revilers, finally apologize to the judge?

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    November 4, 2003

    A Judge's Life: The Final Reckoning

    'Look at the Justice System From a Black Perspective'

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    October 21, 2003

    The Ordeal of Charles Pickering

    Are Times Editorials Fact-Checked?

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    March 13, 2001

    Lawmakers Call for New Pollution Limits

    Abandoned by Prez, Republicans on Hill Push Curbs

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    March 21, 2000

    Shake the Trees

    After the Latest Police Killing of Another Unarmed Black Man, The Feds Need Little Convincing to Intervene in New York

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    January 4, 2000

    Millennial Matchup

    Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner 

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    October 13, 1998

    Damaged Care

    'if you're having a heart attack, please press 2...'

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