Trump inexplicably told Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi that Mexico would pay for the border wall as part of the landmark new trade deal

Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump told House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi that Mexico would pay for a wall along the US-Mexico border through the updated North American Free Trade Agreement. The deal does not include any provisions compelling Mexico to pay for a border wall. Trump also argued that increased economic growth from the agreement […]

Amy Schumer Celebrates Mothers on ‘Saturday Night Live’ But Melissa McCarthy Steals the Show

Thought not quite as celebrated as the Christmas episode, Saturday Night Live always does something special for Mother’s Day. This time they pulled out pull the stops for the cold open, opting to avoid all of the typical political satire (kind of) and deliver a heartwarming tribute to the cast members’ mothers. In fact, the […]

Schumer: ‘Negotiating with President Trump is like negotiating with Jell-O’

Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said “negotiating with President Trump is like negotiating with Jell-O,” because he keeps agreeing to deals then backing away. Lawmakers were negotiating funding, immigration, and healthcare, but entered a government shutdown at midnight Saturday after the Senate failed to pass a bill. Senate Minority Leader Chuck […]

SCHUMER: I put ‘the wall’ on the table in my meeting with Trump, but he backed out of the deal

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas The federal government entered a partial shutdown at midnight. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said President Donald Trump agreed to a deal on immigration, healthcare, and spending levels during a White House meeting Friday but went back on the deal later in the day. According to Schumer, Democrats offered to give Trump funding […]

Trump beckons Schumer to the White House to try and get a last-minute deal to avoid a shutdown

Alex Wong/Getty Images The government will enter a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress passes a funding bill. President Donald Trump invited Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to the White House to try and broker a deal to keep the government open. Schumer and Democrats are insisting that the funding bill include a codification of […]

“There will be a [Senate] vote” to reinstate net neutrality, Schumer says

Enlarge / Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. (credit: Getty Images | Win McNamee) US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he will force a vote on a bill that would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Legislation to reverse the repeal “doesn’t need the support of the majority leader,” Schumer said during […]

Chuck Schumer is demanding the tax bill be put on hold until Alabama’s new Democrat is seated in the Senate

Alex Wong/Getty Images Democrats want to pause the tax reform process until Alabama’s Senator-elect Doug Jones is seated. Top Republicans do not seem likely to alter the schedule as the year comes to an end. WASHINGTON — Democrats are rolling out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s old quotes about delaying major policy votes in an […]

‘This is great!’: Trump called Chuck Schumer to tell him about the great TV coverage their bipartisan deal got

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) makes a point to President Donald Trump in the Oval Office prior to his departure from the White House September 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that after Donald Trump struck a deal with Democrats to increase the debt ceiling, the president called him […]

Chuck Schumer was on the verge of tears speaking about John McCain after Republicans’ ‘skinny repeal’ bill failed

U.S. Senate TV/Handout via Reuters Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was moved to near tears while speaking about Sen. John McCain early Friday morning after the Republican “skinny repeal” of Obamacare failed on the Senate floor. Schumer echoed the sentiments of Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, who earlier declared that it was time for […]