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Schumer addresses overcrowding, understaffing at Ray Brook

Senator Chuck Schumer toured the Federal prison in Ray Brook today and said the facility is overcrowded and understaffed. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Schumer defends Sotomayor

Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, faces a second day of questions at a Senate hearing today. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

States wait as Congress weighs the stimulus balance

A day back at the bargaining table for negotiators trying to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the economic stimulus bill. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Schumer to speak after roll call vote for Clinton

Senator Charles Schumer takes the stage immediately following tomorrow's roll call for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. Schumer says he doesn't expect any trouble. It could get awkward if some of the die-hard Clinton supporters were to cause a ruckus on the floor, but Schumer says he doesn't think that's very likely. New York's senior senator is playing a dual role at the convention. He's leading the national Democratic Senate election campaign, while working to soothe any lingering resentments from the long primary fight between Clinton and Obama. So is Clinton. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Dem Schumer pushes acid rain bill with GOP support

New York Senator Charles Schumer toured the Adirondacks on Friday, unveiling a plan that he says will curb acid rain in the North Country. Schumer's legislation comes in the wake of a recent Federal court decision that weakened the EPA's ability to regulate smokestack emissions. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

DHS may withdraw passport requirement

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security may be backing down from a requirement that travelers show a passport when entering the U.S. at the northern border. That's what Senator Charles Schumer told a group of about 20 business and civic leaders during an economic development roundtable in Lake Placid on Friday. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article
Politicians have spent hundreds of millions of dollars improving border crossings like this one north of Plattsburgh (Source: USGSA)
Politicians have spent hundreds of millions of dollars improving border crossings like this one north of Plattsburgh (Source: USGSA)

Report: US-Canada border "dangerously vulnerable"

Investigators for the Government Accountability Office say they were able to smuggle fake contraband designed to look like a dirty atomic bomb into the United States. The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress. In a report released yesterday, GAO officials say they crossed easily at seven different remote rural sites, including four unidentified spots on the US-Canada border. As Brian Mann reports, there's a growing bipartisan consensus that the Bush Administration's strategy for security on the northern border isn't working.  Go to full article

Clinton, Schumer and Leahy on Gonzales

New York Senators Hilary Clinton and Charles Schumer, both Democrats, were quick to applaud yesterday's announcement that embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Probes underway into North Country TB border lapse

Federal officials say a border agent in Champlain, north of Plattsburgh, has been reassigned after allowing a man with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis into the US. The Department of Homeland Security has begun an investigation into the apparent lapse. Senator Charles Schumer is now calling for an independent probe. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Alito Hearing Focus

The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito move into the question phase today. Alito is virtually guaranteed a tough grilling. In opening statements yesterday, Democrats made it clear they'll quiz him about abortion and presidential power. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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