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U.S. Democratic Senator from the State of New York, Senate Minority Leader

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Chuck Schumer: U.S. Democratic Senator from the State of New York, Senate Minority Leader
Charles Ellis Schumer is an American politician serving as the senior United States senator from New York, a seat to which he was first elected in 1998. A member of the Democratic Party, he has also served as the Senate minority leader since 2017. He first defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D'Amato before being reelected in 2004 with 71 percent of the vote, in 2010 with 66 percent of the vote, and in 2016 with 70 percent of the vote. He is the current dean of New York's congressional delegation.

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GOP Vows To Replace RBG Before Election Day [Video]

GOP Vows To Replace RBG Before Election Day

It didn't take long for US congressional leaders to start bickering over which president should nominate the next Supreme Court justice. Following the news of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg..

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Leaders mark 9/11 amid several U.S. crises [Video]

Leaders mark 9/11 amid several U.S. crises

Amid a deadly pandemic, devastating wildfires, racial unrest and a polarizing political divide, the U.S. honored those who died in a tragedy 19 years ago during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Lisa..

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Amy Schumer Reveals She Has Lyme [Video]

Amy Schumer Reveals She Has Lyme

Schumer made the announcement on her Instagram, writing: "Anyone get LYME this summer? I have maybe had it for years. Can you have a glass of wine or 2 on it? I'm also taking these herbs from cape cod..

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Senate GOP offers scaled-back coronavirus bill [Video]

Senate GOP offers scaled-back coronavirus bill

[NFA] U.S. Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday introduced a $300 billion coronavirus aid bill, far below the $1 trillion they sought just weeks ago. Gavino Garay has more.

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Schumer blasts RNC as 'surreality TV' [Video]

Schumer blasts RNC as 'surreality TV'

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday blasted the Republican National Convention saying Republicans were 'covering' up the fact that President Trump has 'failed to contain COVID-19' and..

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'America, Donald Trump has quit on you': Schumer [Video]

'America, Donald Trump has quit on you': Schumer

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, speaking at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, said the election of Joe Biden as president in November will help end what he described as the "long national..

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U.S. postmaster general to testify before House [Video]

U.S. postmaster general to testify before House

[NFA] New U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has agreed to testify before a U.S. House panel investigating whether service changes adopted in recent weeks have slowed mail deliveries, the committee..

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Schumer demands Senate probe postal service [Video]

Schumer demands Senate probe postal service

U.S. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday called on the Senate to return to session for the purpose of grilling the U.S. Postmaster General.

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USPS warns of 'significant risk' of late ballots [Video]

USPS warns of 'significant risk' of late ballots

[NFA] Ahead of a presidential election that could see up to half of U.S. voters cast their ballots by mail, the U.S. Postal Service is warning some states that they need to provide more time for those..

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U.S. Postal Service shakeup sparks election fears [Video]

U.S. Postal Service shakeup sparks election fears

[NFA] A shakeup of the U.S. Postal Service is leading to mail delays, union officials said on Tuesday, heightening concerns about mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Colette Luke has..

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U.S. postal service shakeup sparks election fears [Video]

U.S. postal service shakeup sparks election fears

[NFA] A shakeup of the U.S. Postal Service is leading to mail delays, union officials said on Tuesday, heightening concerns about mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Colette Luke has..

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No sign of talks resuming on U.S. aid deal [Video]

No sign of talks resuming on U.S. aid deal

Talks between the White House and top Democrats in Congress over a U.S. coronavirus aid package remained stalled on Wednesday, with neither side budging. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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'How demeaning': Dems, GOP spar over aid [Video]

'How demeaning': Dems, GOP spar over aid

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday dug into Democrats for wanting "Uncle Sam" to pay unemployed Americans more than they'd normally make amid the coronavirus crisis, while Senate..

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Deep divide on aid bill, jobless benefit nears end [Video]

Deep divide on aid bill, jobless benefit nears end

[NFA] U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said talks with the White House on a new coronavirus aid bill were not yet on a path toward reaching a deal on Friday, hours before the..

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Top Dem: GOP coronavirus aid plan 'inadequate' [Video]

Top Dem: GOP coronavirus aid plan 'inadequate'

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday accused Republicans of dithering on their coronavirus relief plan, as enhanced unemployment benefits are set to run out this week.

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Democrats reject 'piecemeal' approach to coronavirus relief [Video]

Democrats reject 'piecemeal' approach to coronavirus relief

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the top Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer, shut down the idea of passing a temporary extension of expanded unemployment benefits separate from a larger coronavirus..

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Schumer says believes majority of U.S. Senate backs Iran war powers resolution

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he believed a majority of 51 U.S. senators will approve a war powers resolution to block President Donald Trump from further military action,..
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Trump does not have authority to go to war with Iran: Schumer

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that President Donald Trump does not have the authority to go to war with Iran without congressional authorization, and said he should have consulted..
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U.S. Democrats Pelosi, Schumer call agreement with Turkey to pause Syria assault a 'sham'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called an agreement between the United States and Turkey on a pause in Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria a..
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Schumer calls for Senate intelligence panel to probe Trump's handling of Ukraine

The U.S. Senate intelligence panel should probe President Donald Trump's handling of Ukraine, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on Wednesday following the release of a memo..
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Schumer to Trump on whistleblower: We need the complaint

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer, on Tuesday said that President Donald Trump's recent promise to release the transcript of a phone call believed to be at the heart of a whistleblower..
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Senate Democratic leader calls on Republicans to subpoena Trump whistleblower complaint

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called on Senate Republicans to issue a subpoena for a whistleblower complaint from an unidentified U.S. government official and demand a..
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Senate Democratic leader urges Israel to reverse ban on lawmakers' visit

Israeli officials should reverse their decision to block a visit by two U.S. Democratic lawmakers -- Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar -- who have been critical of the country, U.S. Senate..
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