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Stories with person: Charles Schumer
  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:00 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.

  • Union fights push to hire private tax collectors 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

  • Rangel, challengers meet in primary's first debate 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:59 pm
  • NEW YORK - Two candidates looking to replace Rep. Charles Rangel in Congress wasted no time in using his long career and an ethics scandal against him in the first Democratic primary debate for the 13th Congressional District.

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

  • Tax proposal to help live theater brings out stars 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:50 pm
  • NEW YORK - Live commercial theater from Broadway to Los Angeles would get a huge financial boost under a change in the federal tax code that's being championed by such actors as Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston and Tyne Daly.

  • Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:38 am
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy.

  • Big donors may give even more under court's ruling 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:14 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday erasing a long-standing limit on campaign donations will allow a small number of very wealthy donors to give even more than is currently the case, according to students of the complex campaign finance system, and could strengthen the establishment in both parties.

  • GOP Michigan Rep. Camp to retire 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Camp, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and an advocate for overhauling the federal tax code, announced Monday that he will retire after 24 years in Congress.

  • NY Sen. Schumer asks feds to review WTC security 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 4:02 pm
  • NEW YORK - Sen. Charles Schumer stood by the World Trade Center on Sunday, demanding that federal officials review security after daredevils twice sneaked to the top of the site's signature, 104-story skyscraper.

  • NYC mayor appoints Sandy rebuilding team 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 7:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio named a new team Saturday to speed up efforts to help New Yorkers still recovering from Superstorm Sandy, saying he was "thoroughly dissatisfied" with previous results.

  • In new row, Israel at odds with US over visas 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:26 am
  • TEL AVIV, Israel - With the United States irked at Israel over its settlement policies and the lack of progress in peace talks, an obscure diplomatic classification has emerged as a new sticking point between the two close allies.

  • 19 upstate NY counties in line for US disaster aid 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:05 am
  • ALBANY, New York - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a disaster in 19 upstate New York counties where the severe winter has caused extensive damage to the region's vineyards.

  • Quotes on death of Bills owner Ralph Wilson 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 9:45 pm
  • Reaction on the death Tuesday of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson:

  • Clarification: Media Shield Law story 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:59 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a story March 24, The Associated Press reported that Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., discussed the media shield legislation at The New York Times' Sources and Secrets conference on the press, government and national security. The story should have made clear that it was the George Polk Awards conference hosted by The New York Times.

  • Storm-damaged NYC boilers to be replaced 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 6:26 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer say the federal government will pay for new boilers in more than 100 city public housing buildings damaged in Superstorm Sandy.

  • NYC mayor delivers big laughs at annual show 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 1:02 am
  • NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio, the unabashedly liberal leader of the nation's most populous city, was portrayed Saturday in the first act of the annual Inner Circle show as a steal-from-the-rich Robin Hood - but elicited big laughs in his rebuttal performance by poking fun of his own shortcomings with the help of some celebrity guests.