More Charles Schumer Articles

  • New sanctions have U.S. gun buyers scrambling for popular Russian rifles

    A Las Vegas-based gun seller says he's experiencing a run on AK-47s, an apparent side effect of the White House's latest round of economic sanctions leveled against Russia.

  • Obama urges Putin to compel Russian-backed separatists to stop hampering probe at crash site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama urges Putin to compel Russian-backed separatists to stop hampering probe at crash site.

  • Why is the U.S. funding a United Nations group that transfers weapons to terrorists?

    Last Wednesday, a United Nations relief organization discovered 20 rockets hidden in one of its schools in Gaza -- and promptly transferred those weapons to "local authorities," thus allowing them to be controlled by the terrorist group Hamas.

  • You can't always get what you want

    This is one of the hard lessons of life, and one that evidently needs to be learned and relearned by political liberals: One is that public financing of elections is good. The other is that political polarization is bad.

  • Where are strong GOP women? In the Senate

    Washington has no shortage of ambitious politicians. Sadly, however, it appears the GOP is lacking ambition on a host of issues — including issues typically attributed to women.

  • Politician with 40+ years experience forgets to watch out for hot mics: What John Kerry had to say about Israel

    Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on a hot microphone this weekend seemingly criticizing Israel's military operation against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza region.

  • Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control. In one of the attacks, mortar rounds rained...

  • UN Security Council holds urgent meeting on Gaza

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council emerged from an emergency session late Sunday on the worsening situation in Gaza expressing "serious concern" about the rising civilian death toll and demanding an immediate end to the fighting. The council met at the request of Jordan, which...

  • Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were...

  • US steps up truce effort; Kerry to go to Cairo to push Israel, Hamas ceasefire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US steps up truce effort; Kerry to go to Cairo to push Israel, Hamas ceasefire.

  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. In the record book, he is listed behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as...

  • Douglas County retirees lose health plan challenge

    Douglas County is not obligated to contribute the same amount to retiree health plans as it does for active employees, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled.

  • Tom Corbett seeks to change view of education record

    Since 2011, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to the budget-balancing cuts in education aid that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed six months into office. And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of...

  • GOP hopefuls differ on how to rein in state budget in Minnesota

    On its current trajectory, Minnesota's next two-year state budget will top the $40 billion mark. The Republicans seeking to defeat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton say they would slam the brakes on spending if they're put in charge.

  • Some Native Americans wary about health reform

    Denise Mesteth signed up for new health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, despite concerns that it may not be worth the money for her and other Native Americans who otherwise rely on free government coverage.



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