More Charles Schumer Articles

  • Editorial Cartoon: First do no harm

    Cartoon by Steve Kelley/Creators Syndicate.

  • In the Middle East, a new alignment being born?

    The president has simply failed to respond to an outburst of violence around the world.

  • Why there can never be 'peace in the Middle East'

    Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest to think the power of his personal diplomacy can bring "peace to the Middle East." But, once again, when one side publicly calls for the destruction of the other, what is there to discuss?

  • Immigrant kids and the fear of disease

    The insistence on stigmatizing migrating foreigners because they are not exempt from normal health troubles is an old disorder. But it's entirely homegrown.

  • US new-home sales tumble 8.1 percent in June to annual rate of 406,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US new-home sales tumble 8.1 percent in June to annual rate of 406,000.

  • Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport. The agency said Thursday it is now recommending that national authorities base decisions on flying to Israel's main airport "on thorough risk assessments, in...

  • Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless benefits dip to 284,000; lowest level since February 2006.

  • US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006,...

  • 3M 2Q profit rises 6 percent

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 3M's second-quarter profit jumped 6 percent as sales surged across all its businesses. The maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics posted net income of $1.27 billion, or $1.91 per share, in the quarter ending June 30, compared with $1.2 billion, or...

  • US stocks open higher as investors gauge earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as several big companies across industries report second-quarter earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose two points, or 0.02 percent, to 17,089 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index also...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. OBAMA President wraps up West Coast fundraising trip, devoting part of day to promoting economic agenda at Los Angeles technical college. 2. DROUGHT Poll: Slim majority of...

  • At a glamorous, star-studded event, Obama blames Democrats for midterm losses, Republicans for 'phony scandals'

    President Obama at a star-studded Democratic fundraising event Wednesday evening praised his audience for putting him in the White House, but he also blamed them for handing the gavel to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

  • Is John Podesta's patron giving bloody new meaning to the term 'dark money'?

    There may be a new meaning for the term "dark money," thanks to Hansjorg Wyss, the Swiss multibillionaire who gives millions of dollars every year to fund liberal activists like Obama White House counselor John Podesta.

  • President Obama strains to straddle fundraising, foreign policy

    Over the last few days President Obama awkwardly tried to sprinkle foreign-policy references into his fundraising speeches but got more laughs and applause with jokes complaining about "phony scandals" back in Washington at a glitzy dinner at the home of the producer of TV drama "Scandal." 

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 24

    House Republicans released their plan to shore up the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday and it all starts with fixing a 2008 human trafficking law.

From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...