Economic conservatives like immigration reform, and in fact, many of them supported the bill that John McCain and I put together in the Senate.

Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer

Profession: Politician
Nationality: American

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Wall Street excesses helped lead to the Great Recession.

The Tea Party people are ideologues. They are right, and no one can change their minds. There is no reason for compromise.

Anyone who thinks they have a monopoly on truth, and there is only one way to see the world, always gets us into trouble.

Well, I think it's too early to call Fallujah a failure.

To introduce a whole new tax regime, that would be modern tax reform. But that's too big a task.

If we say the Geneva Convention is obsolete, then what do others who have our soldiers say?

The fundamental weakness in the Tea Party machine is the stark difference between what the leaders of the Tea Party elite - plutocrats like the Koch Brothers -want and what the average grassroots Tea Party follower wants.

You have to walk in the other guy's moccasins. You have to think what they think. If you want to bring somebody onto your side, you have to figure out what motivates them. What do they need?

Inaction is perhaps the greatest mistake of all.

Well, the tough thing for them is that the Republican primary is pretty far over to the right, just as the Democratic primary is further over to the left than the average voter in each party.

I told the President, I told Rahm Emanuel and others in the administration that I thought the policy they took to try to bring about negotiations is counter-productive, because when you give the Palestinians hope that the United States will do its negotiating for them, they are not going to sit down and talk.

Mitt Romney would move the Court even further right, putting landmark decisions like Roe v. Wade at risk. Some say Romney would repeat the past. I disagree - he'd be worse.

I'm totally opposed to vouchers. I will fight them tooth and nail.

America is a place where we all come together. It is a place of consensus.