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And although a majority of Americans hold negative opinions of both parties, an overwhelming majority continues to take one side or the other.  (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Reid: Boehner ‘Spooked’ Out of Immigration Reform By Tea Party

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressed support for President Obama’s use of executive action on immigration legislation, saying that the real “failure of leadership” is with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., for being “spooked” into a corner by Tea Party conservatives.

07/01/2014

At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has ‘Peaked’

At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”

06/27/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US Sen. Schumer Wants Tighter Trucking Regulations

In the wake of an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is launching a plan to keep tired truck drivers off the road.

06/15/2014

The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at a constitutional amendment that would limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence.  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. (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

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