Congress

Schumer shuts down government for immigrants, but not for Rust Belt’s working class

If political chatter is any indication, support for Senator Chuck Schumer is falling precipitously following a federal government shutdown that stems from Schumer’s ‘procedural objection,’ effectively filibustering a vote on the budget.  Schumer is demanding that immigration laws are liberalized

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Congress

Kevin Stocker is willing to primary Chris Collins

Democratic Party activists are almost enthralled.  Attorney Kevin Stocker, a prominent and popular moderate Republican and former Town Prosecutor, is willing to primary incumbent Congressman Chris Collins, one of the wealthiest members of the House of Representatives and a resident of

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Slaughter, Schumer brace for war

Anytime Democrats or Republicans get whupped in a big national election, the pundits and chattering classes inevitably pose some existential questions: What went wrong? Does the party have a future?… via Slaughter, Schumer brace for war — Rochester City Newspaper, City

Congress

Buffalo must expect more from Chuck Schumer 

New York State’s longtime Senator Chuck Schumer (D-Brooklyn) has been elected Senate Minority Leader, making him the most powerful Democrat in America. Many influential members of the incoming Congress are pushing to amend its rule to bring back the practice of earmark