Republicans Projected to Hold US House; Senate Likely

11/09/2016 3:48 AM Updated: 6 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – Republicans will hold their majority in the US House of Representatives as expected, networks projected Tuesday, and appeared increasingly likely to maintain

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Calls For Passage of $1.9 Milion Emergency Funding Bill to Fight Zika Virus

08/07/2016 3:19 PM

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer called on House and Senate leadership Monday to pass a $1.9 million emergency funding bill to contain the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne

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US Senate Democrats Block ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill That White House Also Threatens to Veto

07/06/2016 5:13 PM

U.S. Senate Democrats blocked a bill on Wednesday that would strip federal grants from “sanctuary cities” that protect undocumented immigrants in the United States from being

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NYS Senate Passes Measure Providing Tax Relief for Senior Citizens

02/25/2016 3:50 PM

The New York State Senate passed legislation on Thursday boosting the maximum income eligibility levels for real property tax exemptions for senior citizens for the first time since 1994.

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Failure to Show Up for Senate Votes Prompts Rand Paul Ad to Ask “Where in the World is Marco Rubio?”

12/22/2015 9:59 PM Updated: 1 year ago

“Today the Senate Voted on a 2,000 page Omnibus bill that spends over 1 Trillion Dollars…” begins an ominous-looking ad by Ron Paul’s campaign, which then

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De Blasio Staying Out of 2016 NY Senate Race

12/22/2015 2:59 PM Updated: 1 year ago

In a round-table discussion with reporters on Monday, Mayor de Blasio said that he would  not be involved in the NY Senate race in 2016. “I

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Sens. Jeff Klein, Kevin Parker Present $120K Check to Fight Foreclosure Crisis

11/23/2015 6:32 PM

In the holiday spirit of giving, Sens. Kevin S. Parker and Jeff D. Klein presented Housing and Family Services of Greater New York with a check for

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JP Morning Read November 16, 2015: ISIS Strikes Heard Around the World

11/16/2015 11:00 AM Updated: 1 year ago

JP News Roundup France Strikes ISIS Targets in Syria in Retaliation for Attacks: France bombed the Syrian city of Raqqa on Sunday night, its most aggressive strike


De Blasio, Congressional Delegation, Urge New York Transportation Investment

11/12/2015 6:00 PM Updated: 1 year ago

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, in conjunction with the New York Congressional delegation, urged Congress today to oppose a six-year house bill that would cut

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NY Scores Low on Anti-Corruption Laws Amid Silver, Skelos Corruption Trials

11/09/2015 12:50 PM

With corruption charges, cases and accusations consuming most of political news in New York, it’s no surprise that the Empire State ranks poorly in best anti-corruption

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JP Morning Read November 9, 2015: Netanyahu-Obama Relationship Fraught with ‘Bad Faith’

11/09/2015 10:01 AM

JP News Roundup Israel Air Force hits Hamas terror target after rocket lands in Israel: The IDF attacked a Hamas terrorist target in Gaza early Monday morning, a

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Bruno Calls for ‘One-House Legislature’ Reform

11/03/2015 12:50 PM

In the wake of Sheldon Silver’s corruption trial, Former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno is calling called for reform.  His prescription for reform in Albany includes the

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Poll: Akshar Widens Commanding Lead Over Fiala

10/29/2015 3:34 PM

The New York Senate’s 52nd District seat will, in all likelihood, be filled with a Republican. Republican candidate Fred Akshar has a commanding 72 percent lead over Democrat Barbara Fiala’s

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Poll: Tea Party Support at All-Time Low

10/26/2015 11:15 AM Updated: 1 year ago

Americans’ support of the Tea Party is at its lowest point since the movement’s birth, according to a new poll. Gallup found the support for the

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Sen. Simcha Felder to Join Touro College as Assistant Dean of Recruitment

10/26/2015 10:36 AM

Simcha Felder will join the faculty of Touro College as an assistant dean of recruitment, the college announced. “I’m excited to take on this position. Touro

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Indicted Former Senate Leader Skelos Won’t Go Away

10/14/2015 4:50 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, indicted with his son and facing trial on six corruption counts, is becoming an issue in the heated race

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Update: McCarthy Drops Out of Speaker Race, Republicans to Select Speaker Nominee

10/08/2015 12:17 PM Updated: 1 year ago

The House of Representatives are expected to vote on its next Speaker of the House on Thursday. A new candiate will be selected following current House

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McCarthy Claims He’ll Be Different Than Boehner

10/07/2015 5:00 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(Reuters) U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he will be different from retiring Speaker John Boehner if McCarthy is

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Majority Leader Flanagan Calls Out De Blasio over Mayoral Control

09/30/2015 6:30 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Before the Republican-dominated Legislature hands Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio’s control over New York City schools this year, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan wants to test

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Schumer Talks With Republicans Over Tax, Infrastructure Deal

09/29/2015 9:15 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Three years after bashing Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) deficit reduction plans, Sen. Charles Schumer offered to work with the Conservative on making that possibility a reality. Schumer (D-N.Y.),