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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 super-rich. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Election-Year Agendas Take Hold Of Congress

Congress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda.

01/05/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a press conference on the nomination of Nina Pillard, one of U.S. President Barack Obama's judicial nominees, on Nov. 12, 2013 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Schumer: House Budget Bill ‘A Breakthrough’

A leading Senate Democrat says its “safe to say” a compromise budget bill avoiding a government shutdown will pass the Senate this week.

12/16/2013

Schumer: ‘Mainstream Republicans’ Fed Up With Tea Party, Ted Cruz

Speaking with Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is “cautiously hopeful” that the Senate can pick up where House negotiations have become deadlocked, and hopefully avoid the continued government shutdown through bipartisan Senate discussion.

10/13/2013

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama Risking Default By Rejecting Talks With Republicans

The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government’s debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.

10/06/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., holds a last-minute press conference after Russia announced that it is granting former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden temporary asylum at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Schumer: I’m Not Running For President

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Thursday was named the keynote speaker at a major Iowa event that’s previously featured some of the top figures in the national Democratic Party.

09/19/2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill – in a trip he stated was “largely for immigration” -- to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Zuckerberg Lobbies Congress on Immigration, Says 11 Million People Treated Unfairly

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill – in a trip he stated was “largely for immigration” — to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation.

09/18/2013

Senior congressional aides say a bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative measure to a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Report: Bipartisan Group Of Senators Crafting Alternative Ultimatum For Syria

Senior congressional aides say a bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative measure to a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria.

09/10/2013

A senator guiding an immigration overhaul bill through Congress says he wants the Senate to pass the measure by July 4 and predicts as many as 70 votes in support. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Schumer: Immigration Bill Will Pass Senate By July 4

A senator guiding an immigration overhaul bill through Congress says he wants the Senate to pass the measure by July 4 and predicts as many as 70 votes in support.

06/02/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks at a press conference prior to the first vote on gun reform in the U.S. Senate surrounded by members of families of victims of gun violence at the U.S. Capitol on April 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Schumer: ‘Another Gang Of Eight’ Will Look To Set Rules On How Leaks About Gov’t Secrets Are Investigated

Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday a group of eight senators will look at setting rules on how leaks about government secrets are investigated.

05/27/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat and longtime backer of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, said that insurance rates are likely to spike – and “Obamacare” is partly to blame. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Schumer: Health Insurance Rates Likely To Spike, Obamacare Partly Responsible

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat and longtime backer of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, said that insurance rates are likely to spike – and “Obamacare” is partly to blame.

05/03/2013

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