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Republicans Projected to Hold US House; Senate Likely

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

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De Blasio, Congressional Delegation, Urge New York Transportation Investment

11/12/2015 6:00 PM Updated: 1 year ago
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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(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
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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
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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.),