More Charles Schumer Articles

  • Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel acknowledged Sunday that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza last week, but said aerial footage shows the yard was empty at the time and that the shell could not have killed anyone. The shell was not fired at the school...

  • US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    NEW YORK (AP) — OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace. The company was thrust into the spotlight last week when a Chinese TV station reported...

  • Oldest female WWII veteran visits DC monuments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials. Lucy Coffey, now 108, is a veteran of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. The corps took her to Japan before she came home and...

  • Islamic militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents said, the latest casualty in a week that has seen a half dozen of the Iraqi city's most revered holy places destroyed. Mosul residents said the...

  • Lawmakers reach accord on Veterans Affairs bill

    Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal on a bill help end long wait lists at medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Seriously? Obama asks Congress to repeal 2002 War in Iraq: Examiner Editorial

    It's not often that this page is at a loss for words, but national security adviser Susan Rice's July 25 letter to House Speaker John Boehner encouraging repeal of the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq comes close.

  • Authorities say 8 struck by lightning on LA's Venice boardwalk, another on Catalina Island

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say 8 struck by lightning on LA's Venice boardwalk, another on Catalina Island.

  • Fighting parasitic bureaucracies and crony capitalism

    "Pare down the parasitic fringe" of government. "Favor a gospel of work" instead of aristocratic entitlement. "Rationalize finance" and "reverse the Parkinson's law of bureaucracy."

  • Conservatives need a human rights agenda

    Over the last few months, however, as minors piled up at the border, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act has drawn a lot of attention -- and blame.

  • Dear Pope Francis: Head west to see the real America

    Dear Pope Francis: I understand, Your Holiness, that your trip to America has not been officially confirmed, but I'd like to offer my suggestions as to both your itinerary and the subject matter of your homilies.

  • Christian support for Israel rooted in Genesis promises, not end-times prophecy, evangelicals say

    Critics have attempted to dismiss evangelicals' support for Israel by insinuating that it's actually rooted in end times prophecies. David Brog, director of the 1.75 million strong Christians United for Israel, said that this couldn't be further from the truth.

  • Strict anti-gun laws are costing blue states gunmakers' business

    Beretta USA announced last week that it will relocate from Maryland to Tennessee, explaining that stringent gun laws supported by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley would make it nearly impossible for the company to manufacture or sell many of its products in the Old Line State.

  • Paul Ryan touts plan to tackle 'complicated' poverty problem

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on Sunday defended his new anti-poverty initiative, saying it would reform a welfare and entitlement system that "perpetuates poverty."

  • Congressman misses nearly all Oversight hearings, except the high-profile ones

    Rep. Pat Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican, attended only six of 32 full-committee House Oversight hearings last year. Of those, five were on hot-button issues.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Hamas violating its own cease-fire

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas has violated its own cease-fire Sunday, a move he says leaves Israel with "no choice but to defend ourselves."



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