US-Based Drones for the Sake of Drones

By: Sunday April 17, 2011 6:38 am

Apparently, a bunch of people claiming to be interested in jobs inserted an amendment into the FAA bill requiring the FAA to allow for drones in US airspace. (h/t NC) I became aware of the pro-drone legislation from a February 10, 2011, Syracuse Post Standard report that Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) was supporting an [...]

Roger Ailes to Be Indicted?!?

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 7:55 am

Whoo boy. Think back to how loudly the mighty wurlitzer argued that Scooter Libby should not be indicted for lying. And imagine how much louder it will be if Roger Ailes–a cornerstone of Republican success–were indicted for telling Judith Regan to do the same? That’s what Barry Ritholtz claims is about to happen. Someone I [...]

The Homes Chuck Schumer Didn’t Save

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 5:42 am

DDay and Zach Carter both reported yesterday on the NY Fed’s conclusion that the 2005 Bankruptcy Bill had pushed an extra 200,000 people into foreclosure. Here’s Zach: Economists at the New York Federal Reserve have concluded that a controversial 2005 law backed by banks and credit card companies pushed more than 200,000 people into foreclosure [...]

Neo-Feudalism and the Housing Crisis

By: Thursday November 4, 2010 2:55 pm

A number of people have linked to the part of this Joseph Stiglitz interview where he says we won’t fix the economy without some good old fashioned prosecutions. But I wanted to highlight where he describes the way our system of debt imposes a kind of indentured servitude on the debtors. Can we draw a [...]

Did Servicers Commit Fraud So Banksters Could Get Big Bonuses?

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 8:00 am

When I asked yesterday about the relationship between the stress tests and the servicers’ foreclosure fraud, I had a hunch that the banksters might have been committing that fraud so as to be able to show financial viability so as to be able to repay TARP funds so as to escape the oversight of the [...]

Dems Not Only Call for National ID, but for Anti-Democratic National ID

By: Friday April 30, 2010 12:46 pm

As DDay reported, the Reid-Schumer-Menendez draft on Immigration Reform calls for a national ID card (which they call a “biometric” or “fraud proof” social security card). Perhaps in a move to placate civil libertarians, the draft insists the card will only be used for employment. It will be unlawful for any person, corporation; organization local, [...]

The Chuck and Huck Show

By: Tuesday March 23, 2010 9:06 am

Say, have you noticed how often Chuck Schumer has been nuzzling up to Lindsey “Huckleberry” Graham lately? There’s their plan on immigration reform which, among other things, calls for a national biometric ID card. And there’s a bill to pressure China on currency manipulation. I raise this for two reasons. First, Huck’s efforts to institutionalize [...]

Republicans Prepare to Kill Jobs; Democrats Angle for Majority Leader

By: Friday February 5, 2010 8:00 am

Brian Beutler reports that the Republicans are prepping to make sure no additional support for jobs gets passed next week. Senate Democrats want to vote on the first installment of a jobs package as early as Monday, amping up the pressure on Republicans to get aboard. But for the moment, they’re not biting. “We’ll have [...]

Chuck Schumer to Bloggers: “Fuck You”

By: Monday September 28, 2009 9:13 am

Chuck Schumer is working to ensure that bloggers–or even free-lance journalists–will not count as journalists before the proposed medial shield law.

Chuck Schumer for Majority Leader

By: Monday August 10, 2009 11:07 am

Why isn’t Chuck Schumer our Majority Leader?

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