City Council delegation differs on whether New York should house children entering U.S. illegally from Central America
City Councilwoman Debi Rose said she backs a call by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, her fellow Democrat, that New York house children who are entering the U.S. illegally from Central America.
New York Magazine
faithThe Trials of the Kabbalah CapitalistRabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto ...
He was speaking in Hebrew in a near whisper , referring to himself, as he always does, in the first-person plural, tears dropping onto his shaggy dark beard.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Which 14 Democrats Joined the GOP to Weaken the Endangered Species Act?
Today, the House passed the "21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act,"which, of course, was designed to weaken this landmark environmental law.
Steve Israel: Tough election, no wave
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel on Tuesday rejected the idea that his party is confronting a damaging wave election that will further plunge it into the House minority.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Congressional candidate Domenic Recchia rallies campaign volunteers during visit to New Dorp office
With a little more than three months to go until Election Day, Democratic Congressional candidate Domenic Recchia visited his New Dorp office Sunday to rally his campaign volunteers.
Exclusive: NRCC Chairman Predicts Wave Election for Republicans
One hundred days from Nov. 4, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said he expects House Republicans will ride a political wave in November.
The Town Talk
Flood insurance becomes political tool in Louisiana Senate race
It's been months since Congress acted to protect thousands of homeowners from dramatic premium increases under the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Republicans Have Zero Reaction To Obama's Historic LGBT Order
When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday making it illegal for federal contractors to fire or harass employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, civil rights advocates hailed the move as one of the most important actions ever taken by a president to stem discrimination.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Flood insurance becomes political tool in Senate race
It's been months since Congress acted to protect thousands of homeowners from dramatic flood insurance premium increases.
On climate change, Republicans are even more backward than oil companies
Ask your average liberal or environmentalist to name the primary impediment to action on climate change, and the response will probably be: "Easy.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Prosecutors in Michael Grimm case want October trial date
Rep. Michael Grimm, center, leaves federal court in Brooklyn on Monday, April 29, 2014, after being indicted on a charge of mail, wire and health care fraud, filling false tax returns, perjury, obstruction of an official proceeding, hiring and employing unauthorized aliens and related charges, in connection with a Manhattan restaurant he owned and ... (more)
He's back: Former GOP Assemblyman Robert Straniere helping to lead effort to boost citywide Republican Party
The former GOP South Shore assemblyman, who dropped off the scope following his 2008 congressional loss here, is helping lead an effort that aims to make the five borough GOP organizations into a stronger, more unified citywide force.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Which 20 Democrats Voted to Gut DC's Gun Laws?
The amendment process for the 2015 House financial services appropriations bill provided an excellent example of the contempt Congress has for DC's self-government.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Huffpost Hill- There Is No Way Of Shutting Todd Akin Down
The House can't seem to come to a border funding agreement, meaning we might not get our YMCA camping groups under control.
Indicted Congressman Grimm's Office Finds Hiring New Staff Tough
When you are a U.S. congressman facing a federal indictment, hiring staff amid the uncertainly of your future is a challenge, Politico.com reports.
The campaign that won't die: 2013 Matteo-Giovinazzo battle continues to reverberate through borough politics
Some campaigns just never end. They become milestone events in the political life of Staten Island, and continue to be talked about long after the votes have been cast.
Pro Report: Time running out for Hill surveillance reform - Yellen...
Alex Byers writes that the leading proposal in Congress to limit NSA authority is languishing in the Senate and advocates are running out of time to pass long-sought measures in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
New York Magazine
Representative Michael Grimm Seeks Staffer Willing to a Live on the Edgea Or pretty much anyone.
If you thrive in a high-pressure environment and have experience working on Capitol Hill, in New York, or in some office in another city, Representative Michael Grimm might have the job for you! Blaire Bartlett, deputy chief of staff for the Staten Island Republican facing a 20-count federal indictment , sent an email to D.C. associates on ... (more)
Middle Market: BDCs Pin Hopes For 2015 On Looser Investment Rules
Business development companies are pinning their hopes for investment reform on 2015 following a series of hurdles working against current proposals.
The New York Observer
Steve Israel Still Thinks Grimm Recchia Race Is a 'Toss Up'
An indictment might have hampered Congressman Michael Grimm's ability to raise money, but national Democrats are still worried he can triumph in November.