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House Republicans Add Two to Incumbent Protection Program
The National Republican Congressional Committee added Wednesday two more members to the ranks of its incumbent protection program: Reps.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Brian Sandoval is first Republican governor to publicly seek renewal of unemployment compensation
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a letter with Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee urging House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to pass the Senate's renewal of the federally funded unemployment compensation program that expired in December.
The New York Observer
Congressional Candidates Challenge Rivals' Signatures
It's a time-honored tradition of New York politics: After your opponents file signatures to try to make the ballot, you scrutinize their paperwork and try to boot them off.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Guilt By Association in Louisiana
In a classic case of misdirection, the Senate Majority PAC claims the "out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers" are spending millions to elect Republican Bill Cassidy so that he will "fight for them" on issues such as their "fight to let flood insurance premiums soar."
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Rotary Club of Staten Island holds charter night and honors two members
Michael K. Behar and Joseph R. Marchese were honored by the Rotary Club of Staten Island with the Paul Harris Award at the group's annual charter night on Friday at the Richmond County Country Club on Todt Hill.
Coffman Signs On: ENDA Gains One New GOP Co-Sponsor
The Employment Non Discrimination Act , currently stalled in the Republican lead House of Representatives due to lack of support by Speaker John Boehner and GOP lawmakers, gained a new ally Wednesday when Colorado Repubican Rep. Mike Coffman announced his support for the legislation.
AAA: Assembly Submits Testimony to Congress in Support of Robust....
PRESS RELEASE Date: April 9, 2014 ARMENIAN ASSEMBLY OF AMERICA Contact: Taniel Koushakjian Telephone: 393-3434 Email: email@example.com Web: www.aaainc.org ARMENIAN ASSEMBLY SUBMITS TESTIMONY TO CONGRESS IN SUPPORT OF ROBUST U.S. ASSISTANCE TO ARMENIA & ARTSAKH, SAFEGUARDING KESSAB ARMENIANS WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, the Armenian Assembly of ... (more)
Import toxic soil to cap toxic N.J. tract near Arthur Kill? No way
There are plenty of good, sound environmental reasons for authorities on every level of government to put the kibosh on the so-called Rahway Arch project in New Jersey on the banks of the Rahway River, just upstream from the Arthur Kill.
House Republicans want provisions to pass unemployment benefits extension bill
Now that the Senate passed the unemployment benefits extension bill Speaker of the House John Boehner will have to decide if he will put it to a vote since Republicans are considering adding provisions to support the bill, April 8, 2014 Now that the Senate passed the unemployment benefits extension bill Speaker of the House John Boehner will have ... (more)
Wed Apr 09, 2014
US News & World Report
Darrell Issa Calls His Colleagues in Congress 'Luddites'
One of Congress' most tech-savvy, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., picked on his colleagues Tuesday for not getting with the program when it comes to technology during a gala thrown by the Internet Association.
Conservancy advocate calls on electeds to weigh in on Bayonne project noise
The North Shore Waterfront Conservancy Tuesday called on top federal and state officials to weigh in on what it called the "day- and night-mare" faced by Staten Islanders impacted by the Bayonne Bridge deck project.
New York Daily News
EXCLUSIVE: Republicans plan to tie Democrat Recchia to de Blasio in bid to keep Staten Island
Republicans plan on associating Democrat challenger Domenic Recchia as closely to Mayor de Blasio as possible in a strategy to keep Staten Island's congressional seat, strategists said.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Showtime's 'Years of Living Dangerously' tries to transcned politics
Producers of a Showtime series on global warming said it was crucial to get celebrities and Republicans involved to spread the stories beyond people who already believe it's an important issue.
Unemployment benefits bill headed to House
In this March 26, 2014, file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
The New York Observer
Ferry Bad Situation
The Staten Island Ferry is more than just another mode of transportation. It's a tourist attraction and an iconic presence in New York Harbor.
Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm, GOP colleagues press Boehner, Cantor on unemployment benefits
Rep. Michael Grimm is part of a group of House Republicans pressing leadership to schedule a vote on extending emergency unemployment benefits.
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Congressman Tom Reed prefers tax credit to unemployment bill
Three New York House Republicans want their chamber to act on legislation passed by the Senate Monday to temporarily renew long-term unemployment benefits, But Rep. Tom Reed prefers a different option.
Abbreviated pundit roundup: CIA torture report, unemployment insurance, and more
More than a year after it approved a report critical of the CIA's interrogation and detention policies, the Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to make a portion of the document public.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
After S.I. Ferry captain blows whistle about 'risky' boats, Rep. Grimm wants USCG briefing
Rep. Michael Grimm on Monday announced that he has requested a formal briefing with the U.S. Coast Guard, following a Staten Island Ferry captain's allegations, published in the New York Post on Sunday, that passengers are "at risk," especially on the fleet's three Molinari-class vessels.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Senate likely to pass unemployment extension
The Senate is expected to easily approve on Monday legislation restoring unemployment benefits to nearly 3 million people, throwing the bill to a divided House where Republicans favor starkly different approaches to the issue.