Is Schumer A Shoo-In For Senate Leadership?04:42
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Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Democratic leaders meet with reporters after Republicans gave up on their quest to stop funding for the Homeland Security Department unless it contained roll backs to counter President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Democratic leaders meet with reporters after Republicans gave up on their quest to stop funding for the Homeland Security Department unless it contained roll backs to counter President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer looks like the likely replacement for the Senate leadership after Minority Leader Senator Harry Reid retires.

There’s still more than a year to go before Senate Democrats will choose a new leader, and some left-leaning organizations are calling for Senator Elizabeth Warren to make a run for the post. But in an interview today on Here & Now, Senator Warren told host Jeremy Hobson that Schumer will be the leader and will be "terrific" on issues like student loans and social security.

NPR Politics Editor Domenico Montanaro speaks with Jeremy Hobson about Senator Reid's influence in the Senate, and whether anyone could challenge Chuck Schumer.

Also, the deadline is approaching on the Iran nuclear negotiations, so is there any lingering political tension after the open letter that 47 Republicans sent to Iran?

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This segment aired on March 30, 2015.

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