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Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., walk from the West Wing of the White House to talk to the media in Washington, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, following a meeting with President Barack Obama on immigration. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., right, gets a hug from Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Jan. 23, 2009.
ALBANY, N.Y. - Democratic insiders say the selection of Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat showed the pivotal influence of senior Sen. Charles Schumer.
In this Dec. 21, 2009 file photo, passengers wait to check in at Logan International Airport in Boston. Five major airlines have agreed not to follow Spirit Airlines in instituting fees for carry-on luggage, and New York Sen. Charles Schumer said he was hopeful other carriers would follow suit. Schumer said Sunday, April 18, 2010 that he had received commitments from American, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Air.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., here with Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., that now is the time for comprehensive immigration reform and he thinks the plan put forward by senators is a good starting point for discussion.
From left: Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., elected conference secretary, and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., named assistant majority leader.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), center, flanked by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., meets with reporters on Tuesday.
U.S. senators may get a chance to hear about SB 1070 from an Arizonan — but not from the person the subcommittee chair originally sought.
The head of a U.S. Senate subcommittee wants Gov. Jan Brewer to tell him and his colleagues why she thinks Arizona needs its own law aimed at illegal immigration.
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake were among a bipartisan group of senators who unveiled a framework for "tough but fair" immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. McCain, second from left, joined Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinoi, Charles Schumer of New York and Bob Menendez of New Jersey to unveil the plan Monday.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Chris Dodd., D-Conn., center, speaks during a news conference with, from left, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., following a meeting on the market turmoil on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The manufacturer of the drug most effective in treating bird flu will negotiate with generic drug companies to increase production of Tamiflu, two senators said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Rebuffing challenges from a senior U.S. senator, the author of Arizona’s immigration law on Tuesday defended both the legality and the wisdom of his measure.
Several U.S. Supreme Court justices, quoted as steadfastly opposing cameras recording attorneys’ arguments before them, stubbornly hold to beliefs that are as outmoded as the horse and buggy.
ATLANTA — In a remarkable gesture to fee-weary air travelers, five major U.S. airlines are committing to actually not charge a fee for something — the carryon bag.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty, closed since Superstorm Sandy damaged the island where it stands, will reopen to the public in time for Independence Day, officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Social Security benefits promised to workers currently 55 and older would remain unchanged under President Bush's call for voluntary personal accounts for younger Americans, Republican congressional officials said Wednesday, citing information provided by the administration.
WASHINGTON - Chief Justice-nominee John Roberts, his confirmation secure, picked up support from fractured Senate Democrats Wednesday as President Bush met lawmakers to discuss a second, probably more contentious, vacancy on the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill aimed at making affordable, federally insured loans available to hundreds of thousands of borrowers who are in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure.
Last spring, the Bush administration approached Congress about cutting the budget for air marshals by 20 percent and was rebuffed.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Ticketmaster agreed Monday to change its online sales process after it directed people seeking Bruce Springsteen tickets to a subsidiary that charged up to 50 times the face value.
WASHINGTON - Three weeks before London’s bus and subway bombings, a Senate committee voted to slash spending on mass transit security in the United States, a decision sure to be reversed when Congress returns next week.
CRAWFORD, Texas - With a fresh promise of Saudi cooperation in hand, the Bush administration said Monday it is eager to question a man linked to the Sept. 11 hijackers and the Saudi government.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration will conduct a highly unusual second review of potential security risks in a business deal it previously approved for a United Arab Emirates-based company to take over significant operations at six leading U.S. ports.
WASHINGTON - President Bush said Monday he would not release any records of his conversations with Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers that could threaten the confidentiality of advice that presidents get from their lawyers.