Nets To Air Pelosi, Schumer Rebuttal To Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer say they will respond to President’s Trump Tuesday speech on his proposed border wall. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and MSNBC all said they would air the rebuttal.

Schumer Eyes Geoffrey Starks For FCC

Sources say Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has settled on FCC official Geoffrey Starks as his pick to take over the seat of Democratic FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn upon her expected departure. Starks is an assistant chief in the agency’s Enforcement Bureau.

Trump Rips Baldwin, Schumer, Zucker On FNC

President Trump has some harsh words for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Saturday Night Live’s Alec Baldwin and CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker during an interview with Fox News’ Jesse Watters that will air on Saturday night.

Schumer Fires Dem’s Video Unit Staff

Incoming Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer cleaned house last week in the Senate Democrats’ internal video department, firing nearly all its employees amid plans to revamp the unit with a new digital operation aimed at creating viral social media content.

Schumer Supports Small Market JSA Waivers

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a prominent Democrat from New York, says that he believes that joint sales agreements, especially in smaller television markets, are beneficial to the public interest. He says that he has sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to grant waivers to allow such agreements to continue. Coming from a Senator of the same political party as the chairman, that call may have more impact than those that have previously gone to the FCC.

Senators Introduce New Shield Law

Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have rounded up another bipartisan gang, this time to pass a media shield law that would enact recent Justice Department guidelines. The New York and South Carolina senators have written a new shield bill that protects the media from revealing information and sources during newsgathering and requires courts to “apply a balancing test before compelling disclosure” from journalists. The bill would also require reporters’ be notified within 90 days of their records being reviewed by Justice and require the courts to arbitrate Justice’s media records requests.