Chuck Schumer and Jerry Nadler Rail Against ‘Nuclear’ Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)

Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Jerry Nadler reaffirmed their hawkish foreign policy credentials at a Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush breakfast yesterday.

Mr. Schumer, speaking briefly to members of the Brooklyn Jewish civic group, said that the greatest threat to Israel “is now possible” if Iran, already buffeted by American sanctions, gains the ability to wield nuclear weapons.  Continue reading “Chuck Schumer and Jerry Nadler Rail Against ‘Nuclear’ Iran”

Chuck Schumer Predicts Scott Brown Will Lose: ‘By a Lot’

Senator Chuck Schumer. (Photo: Getty)
Senator Chuck Schumer. (Photo: Getty)

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is expected to face off against a New Hampshire Democrat in a bid to return to his old gig, but Senator Chuck Schumer isn’t too worried about the Republican’s imminent challenge. 

Racing out of City Hall today after a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Mr. Schumer said he was sure Jeanne Shaheen, the New Hampshire Democratic senator facing Mr. Brown, would easily beat the state-hopping Republican.  Continue reading “Chuck Schumer Predicts Scott Brown Will Lose: ‘By a Lot’”

Schumer Wants to Bring the Super Bowl Back to New York

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Seattle Sea Hawks quarterback Russell Wilson celebrating his win yesterday. (Photo: Robert Carr/Getty)

The Super Bowl might touch down in New York twice in one decade–at least if Senator Chuck Schumer has his way.

Mr. Schumer held a Midtown press conference this morning to call on the National Football League to let the city host the big game again soon–ideally in 2019 or 2020. Continue reading “Schumer Wants to Bring the Super Bowl Back to New York”

Schumer and James Tweak de Blasio on Upper East Side Snow Response

Snow removal in Manhattan last week. (Photo: Getty)
Snow removal in Manhattan last week. (Photo: Getty)

They also snowed on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s parade.

Senator Chuck Schumer and Public Advocate Tish James took time out of their speeches at the inauguration of Upper East Side Councilman Ben Kallos yesterday to tweak Mr. de Blasio for his response to last week’s snow storm, which local residents–and later Mr. de Blasio himself–agreed had fallen short. Continue reading “Schumer and James Tweak de Blasio on Upper East Side Snow Response”

Schumer on the Hunt for New Roommate

Senator Chuck Schumer.
Senator Chuck Schumer.

Senator Chuck Schumer is about to embark on one of the worst of missions: the search for a new roommate, following the announced retirement of California Rep. George Miller.

“Seeking roommate. 20 terms in the House & unmatched legislative record preferred. Lover of cold cereal a must,” tweeted Mr. Schumer, who for years has shared a fraternity-esque Capitol Hill rowhouse with fellow lawmakers, including Mr. Miller and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin. Continue reading “Schumer on the Hunt for New Roommate”

Schumer: ‘Pretty Safe Bet’ Budget Will Pass Senate

Senator Chuck Schumer.
Senator Chuck Schumer.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer is confident the Senate will pass the bipartisan budget deal that sailed through the House last week 332-94.

“I think it’s a pretty safe bet it’s going to pass,” the veteran lawmaker said this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “After what happened in the House, where so many Republicans voted for it, I think Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership knows they can’t let it go down.” Continue reading “Schumer: ‘Pretty Safe Bet’ Budget Will Pass Senate”

Schumer Says ‘Absurd’ Federal Rule Would Force City to Trash Fire Hydrants

Bronx children cool off during the 2011 heat wave. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty)
Bronx children cool off during the 2011 heat wave. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty)

Senator Chuck Schumer is gushing with outrage over new federal regulations he claims will force New York City to replace more than 1,000 fire hydrants and spend more than $1 million to replace them.

In a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency today, Mr. Schumer asked for a delay of a recently-announced requirement demanding reduced lead levels in fire hydrants–just in case they’re ever used for drinking water. Continue reading “Schumer Says ‘Absurd’ Federal Rule Would Force City to Trash Fire Hydrants”