Chuck Schumer

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Where Things Stand: Dems Compare Fox To Russian TV For Not Airing Jan 6 Hearings Live
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Fox News couldn’t possibly cut off its star attraction.

Tucker Carlson’s show airs from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET. The Jan. 6 committee hearing’s debut on Thursday begins at 8 as well. It’s hardly a surprise that the network announced yesterday that it won’t air at least the first hearing live — Tucker has amassed a cult following, coming out on top consistently with the highest ratings of any show on cable news networks.

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Where Things Stand: Schumer Asks Fox To Put A Stop To Some Of Tucker’s Rampant Racism
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer reached out to Tucker Carlson, Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch and other top Fox executives personally to ask them to stop promoting the racist bile that is the great replacement conspiracy theory.

“I write to urge you to immediately cease the reckless amplification of the so-called ‘Great Replacement’ theory on your network’s broadcasts,” he wrote in a letter obtained by the New York Times, before placing the blame for the conspiracy theory’s entrance into the mainstream squarely on Fox News’ shoulders.

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Schumer Promises (Symbolic) Senate Vote Codifying Abortion Rights
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Where Things Stand: Schumer Claims Biden’s Leaning His Way On Student Debt Cancellation
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There’s not a ton to make of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) remarks from the Senate floor today — when he suggested that President Biden is “moving in our direction” on student debt forgiveness.

But he could be signaling a few things.

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Fake Crack Pipes: How The GOP Is Using A Conspiracy Theory To Threaten Gov’t Shutdown
Another debunked Republican grievance issue has hit the halls of Congress.
Welfare Is No Substitute For A Child Tax Credit
Some in Congress say the child tax credit isn’t needed because Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a success. ProPublica reporting found it’s marked by repeated failures.
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