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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), second from left, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), left, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (R-Ill.), third from left, and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash) fourth from left, speak at a press conference on the ongoing government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), right, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), left, at a press conference on the ongoing government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), second from left, and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), left, speak to reporters at a press conference on the ongoing government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois arrive for a news conference. Mr. Reid see that House Republicans are the obstacle to ending the government shutdown.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), right, and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), speak at a press conference after the Senate voted to table House legislation to avert a government shutdown during the ongoing budget battle at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Monday, September 30, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Number 6 — Sen. Chuck Schumer's press secretary. Bob Dole once quipped that the most dangerous place in Washington is between Schumer and a TV camera — so you know the boss can get his own press coverage, why does he need you? And heaven help you if the New York tabs write about the boss without putting "Schumer" in the headline — you'll hear about it.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, expresses his dismay at Russian Vladimir Putin leader granting asylum to American secrets leaker Edward Snowden, at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, expresses his dismay at Russian Vladimir Putin leader granting asylum to American secrets leaker Edward Snowden, at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks with New York Sen. Charles Schumer during observances marking the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2012 in New York. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks with New York Sen. Charles Schumer during observances marking the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2012 in New York. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, speaks Jan. 24, 2013, during a news conference with a coalition of members of Congress, mayors, law enforcement officers, gun safety organizations and other groups on Capitol Hill in Washington to introduce legislation on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (center), Vermont Democrat, speaks with committee members and Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer (right) of New York and Dianne Feinstein of California on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 22, 2013, during the committee's hearing on immigration reform. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (center), Vermont Democrat, speaks with committee members and Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer (right) of New York and Dianne Feinstein of California on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 22, 2013, during the committee's hearing on immigration reform. (Associated Press)

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., laughs as he and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, cross paths at competing TV news interviews just before a vote in the Senate on legislation to collect sales tax on internet purchases, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 6, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., laughs as he and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, cross paths at competing TV news interviews just before a vote in the Senate on legislation to collect sales tax on internet purchases, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 6, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Sens. John McCain (left), Arizona Republican, and Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, walk from the West Wing of the White House to talk to the media in Washington on April 16, 2013, following a meeting with President Obama on immigration. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Republican Sens. John McCain (right) and Jeff Flake (left), both of Arizona, listen as Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, talks prior to a news conference after their tour of the Mexico border with the United States on March 27, 2013, in Nogales, Ariz. (Associated Press)