Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether a form of caffeine sold in lipstick-shaped containers is safe for consumers.
While Internet giants staged a massive online protest against proposed anti-piracy legislation, hundreds gathered in New York for an in-person show of opposition.
Two malls are axing their plans to track shoppers' cell phones, after a U.S. senator raised privacy concerns over the weekend.
Senate Democrats this week will propose extending the payroll tax cut and imposing a surtax on people earning more than $1 million to pay for it, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said Sunday.
Your OnStar-equipped car can share an awful lot about your driving habits -- even if you're no longer an OnStar customer.
You are about to enter a stimulus free zone.
Newsflash! The 2011 budget saga isn't over.
Widely disputed programs make up only a small portion of the federal budget. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.
Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing to audit all New York bus drivers' licenses following last week's bus crash that killed 15.
What if, as Americans, everything we thought we knew about the politics of border security were wrong?
CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash looks at the real-world effects of the GOP's proposed budget cuts.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law a measure that extends funding for the federal government by two more weeks, through March 18, while cutting $4 billion from current spending levels.
Leading Republicans and Democrats on Sunday signaled a desire for compromise on a short-term spending resolution to keep the government running while more substantive talks on budget cuts take place.
Florida authorities have recorded their first arrest under a state ban on synthetic stimulants often sold as "bath salts" as health officials in several other states are sounding alarms about the drugs.
Senate Democrats explore the idea of ending or changing the filibuster. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.
Will Tuesday be "Date Night" in Congress for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address?
Republican leaders called Sunday for immediate and significant cuts in government spending, while Democrats warned such a strategy could harm economic recovery.
Here are some of the most notable sound bites from the Sunday morning shows:
CNN's Candy Crowley and her team watch the other Sunday shows so you don't have to.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez takes a look at Arizona's constitutional carry law.
Bring back the ban on assault weapons, or tighten enforcement of existing gun control laws and regulations?
In a symbolic gesture toward more civil political discourse, Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer and Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said Sunday they will sit together at the upcoming State of the Union address.
The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to ban caffeinated alcohol drinks, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday. In response, one leading manufacturer of these drinks announced that it will remove caffiene and other ingredients from its product.
As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.
What do they have to be ashamed of?
As a native New Yorker, I've watched plenty of rough-and-tumble political races that aren't exactly conducted by Marquess of Queensbury rules. Who among us can forget when Al D'Amato called Chuck Schumer a "putz-head"?
The Senate will vote Thursday on whether to take up a hot-button campaign finance reform bill.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is worried that credit card issuers are making it too easy for consumers to get corporate cards, which are exempt from tougher new laws.
Sen. Chuck Schumer asks the Senate floor for 'unanimous consent' on a $600 million border security bill.
Sen. Charles Schumer wants a criminal probe into allegations that BP was involved in the release of the Pan Am bomber.
Facebook confirmed Tuesday that it will simplify its privacy settings, in a move aimed at quelling growing concerns over how much user information is exposed online.
Sen. Schumer is outraged that Facebook can now share your information with other websites. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday that several major airlines have promised not to charge passengers for carry-on baggage.
Sen. Charles Schumer says five airlines have agreed to not to charge passengers for carry-on baggage.
Sen. Charles Schumer discusses whether airlines should be taxed for charging fees for carry-on luggage.
Senate Democrats are taking aim at carry-on baggage fees after Spirit Airlines became the first U.S. carrier to propose charging passengers to store luggage in overhead bins.
A U.S. senator is calling for a federal probe into the system of background checks for employees at nuclear plants after learning that a suspected al Qaeda member from New Jersey worked at five such sites.
Top congressional Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday that would ban foreign-controlled companies receiving either government contracts or federal bailout funds from spending money on U.S. elections.
U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska on Saturday threw his support behind the Democrats' health care reform bill, giving the party the crucial backing it needed to avoid a Republican filibuster that would prevent a Senate vote.
President Obama said the Senate health care reform bill would be the largest deficit-reduction measure in a decade.
Amid conflicting and heated rhetoric, a political pragmatism began to emerge Sunday as senators prepared for a debate on a sweeping Democratic health care bill.
Greg Zaffke II's mother, Anita, was killed in May when a car struck her motorcycle at a stoplight, he said.
Last year, nearly six-thousand people were killed and half a million hurt in accidents involving so-called distracted drivers.
When President Barack Obama nominated Preetinder S. Bharara last week to become the new U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which includes Manhattan, there was some cheap-shot snickering about a purported irony. Bharara, as Senator Charles Schumer's chief counsel, had spearheaded the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation into former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's politicization of the U.S. Department of Justice, and particularly the firing of nine U.S. attorneys. Now, some people said, he was receiving his own political reward, being picked to head the most illustrious federal prosecutor¹s office in the nation.
CNN's Tom Foreman shows the dangers of texting while driving.
Four senators pushed for a bill Wednesday to ban texting while driving, a day after a study found that drivers who text while on the road are much more likely to have an accident than undistracted drivers.
Negotiations between key Senate Democrats and Republicans over health insurance co-ops as an alternative to a government-run health plan were at an impasse as the parties faced off over how much federal government involvement there should be in the creation and running of the co-ops, according to senators and aides involved in the talks.
The Shareholder Bill of Rights Act of 2009 that Democratic Senators Charles Schumer and Maria Cantwell introduced on Tuesday in Congress proposes a raft of big reforms for public companies.
A White House official apologized Monday after he OK'd a large aircraft to fly low over Manhattan -- a sight that sent people reminded of 9/11 running in fear.
U.S. senators from New York have announced legislation that would grant posthumous honorary citizenship to victims of last week's shooting rampage in Binghamton, New York.
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle Tuesday backed a Treasury Department plan to use part of the $700 billion bailout package to buy shares in U.S. banks.
Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke says the new financial plan will help overcome challenges in the financial markets.
Singling out Wall Street bailout candidates is an increasingly risky proposition for beltway politicians
Sen. Charles Schumer says the last thing the debate over a bailout needs is an 'injection of presidential politics.'
Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday the Bush administration is trying to "blame the fire on the person who calls 911" by suggesting he had a role in one of the costliest U.S. bank failures.
When banks fail, the FDIC steps in to protect you. CNN's Deb Feyerick reports.
The pact between the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission should enhance regulatory cooperation between the two agencies, allowing them to more effectively carry out their regulatory duties, officials said
It's the $64,000 question on Capitol Hill this week: what is responsible for the record escalation on oil prices?
As the Iraq war continues with no clear end in sight, the cost to taxpayers may balloon to $2.7 trillion by the time the conflict comes to an end, according to Congressional testimony.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Wednesday he believes the credit crisis may get worse and that regulatory failings helped fuel the problems rocking the economy.
Lawmakers considered allegations Tuesday that mortgage lenders and companies that service loans are misusing the bankruptcy system to impose questionable fees and improperly pressure homeowners facing foreclosure.
Lawmakers on Thursday scrutinized the impact of soaring food costs on American consumers already stung by rising gas prices.
President Bush addressed Americans' anxiety about the effects that the U.S. economic downturn has taken on their wallets Tuesday, calling on Congress to pass legislation that will help reduce energy and food costs, keep people in their homes, and make student loans more available.
Given Wall Street's meltdown, it comes as no surprise that many normally reasonable people would love to bind and gag the financial industry in red tape.
A bitterly divided Senate panel Thursday approved a measure allowing all public U.S. Supreme Court proceedings to be televised despite fierce opposition from the justices.
Even with the Democrats about to confirm Michael Mukasey as Attorney General, the fight over waterboarding is proving particularly hard to quit
Thanks to scandal and retirements, the GOP must now worry that Democrats could gain a filibuster-proof majority in 2008
If home prices fall as forecast, the $23 trillion housing market could lose $3 trillion in value by August 2008, a leading housing economist and former mortgage bank president told lawmakers on Wednesday.
President Bush outlined his plan Friday for helping troubled subprime borrowers keep their homes. The initiatives target hundreds of thousands of distressed homeowners.
Pundits ponder AG replacement
Stocks surged Wednesday, erasing the previous day's losses, as investors took a big drop in the yen and encouraging comments from the chairman of the Federal Reserve as signs that the recent market turmoil is waning.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in a letter to Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, said he did not think caps on investment limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac needed to be lifted.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has asked the big accounting firms what steps they are taking to inform investors holding securitized mortgage assets that they can modify home loans and refinance them, according to a letter obtained by Reuters Friday.
Want to pick up the check for every homeowner who got saddled with a risky mortgage? It's a big one - on the order of $120 billion.
Non-profits and lawmakers are stepping up efforts to help people at risk of losing their homes. But critics contend the programs will do little to stem the nation's rising tide of foreclosures.
The federal government should offer troubled borrowers hundreds of millions of dollars to bail them out of subprime mortgage loans, several leading Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday.
There's a debate within the debate over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. It's not about the firings themselves, but rather over who's playing political games. Because in Washington, everyone wants to be seen as above politics.
On a wretchedly hot August day outside the Caterpillar tractor plant in Montgomery, Ill., President Bush and the state's congressional delegation gather for the signing of the massive transportation bill. This is 2005, the calm before the Katrina storm, and a rigorous mountain-biking schedule has the President in top shape.
Do my eyes deceive me? Am I reading that President George W. Bush has joined with the Republican leadership to call for investigation of the oil companies in light of soaring oil and gas prices? Oil hit $75 a barrel recently and apparently transformed the Republicans into Democrats, Democrats of the Charles Schumer and Jean-Francois Kerry variety.
As American drivers shell out more and more money at the pump with each passing day, some are asking whether big oil companies are scheming to withhold supplies in order to boost prices.
During a break in the Supreme Court nomination hearings of Judge Samuel Alito, CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, whether Democrats intend to block Alito's nomination.
Two senators agreed Thursday to delay a vote on legislation that would slap punitive tariffs on China, after Treasury Secretary John Snow and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan convinced them that Beijing was likely to soon take steps toward revaluing its national currency.
"And in [William] Pryor's case, his beliefs are so well known, so deeply held, that it's very hard to believe, very hard to believe that they're not going to deeply influence the way he comes about saying, 'I will follow the law.' And that would be true of anybody who had very, very deeply held views."
With more than a whiff of self-congratulations, Democrats love to call themselves the tolerant party.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Spiraling gas prices are hammering consumers nationwide and not just on the roadways.
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CHARLES E. SCHUMER, 37, Democratic Congressman from New York, on the Tokyo stock exchange's admission of foreign firms: ''It's pretty much a tortoise pace. But at least the tortoise is moving more ...
THE BIGGEST THREAT to tax reform in this session of Congress could be mounting enthusiasm for a stiffer corporate minimum tax. When Ronald Reagan's tax plan heads for Capitol Hill, it will have to ...
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