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Stars and Stripes
LI companies pledge to hire more veterans
Meeting at the Melville headquarters of Henry Schein Inc., Long Island's largest public company by revenue, Rep. Steve Israel, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Long Island Association president Kevin Law, Long Island Federation of Labor president John Durso and 20 company representatives signed the pledge.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
New York Daily News
Congressman revives bill on anti-missile defense for planes
A New York congressman is reintroducing legislation to install anti-missile technologies on U.S. commercial airliners, prompted by the Ukraine air disaster and Hamas rockets in the Gaza crisis.
Long Island attorney faces Israel in NY House race
The tightly contested race to challenge incumbent Democrat Steve Israel in Long Island's 3rd Congressional District appears to have been settled.
The New York Observer
Former Congressman Gary Ackerman Endorses John Liu
Former Congressman Gary Ackerman, who represented a chunk of eastern Queens until 2013, has endorsed John Liu's bid against State Senator Tony Avella.
Long Island's Pledge to Support Our Veterans
As leaders of companies based and created on Long Island, we reaffirm our full support for veterans who have served our nation's defense and strength at home and abroad; We understand our obligation to honor those serving, remember those who have fallen, and take care of those who have returned home; and Service members transitioning out of ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Obama arriving Tuesday for Dem fundraiser
The president -- arriving late in the day from Seattle after raising money there for the Democratic National Committee -- will spend the night in the Bay Area before headlining a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising luncheon Wednesday at the Los Altos home of real estate mogul George Marcus.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Times of Israel
US Senate unanimously backs Jerusalem on Gaza op
The US Senate unanimously approved a nonbinding resolution in support of Israel's right to defend itself against rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Burnt Orange Report
House Fundraising Roundup: Many Democratic Challengers Preparing for Wins in Competitive Districts
Forty-five of the one hundred and fifty house seats in Texas will feature a Republican and a Democrat squaring off against each other in November.
The New York Observer
Steve Israel Endorses Tony Avella Over John Liu
Congressman Steve Israel, the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has endorsed State Senator Tony Avella's re-election bid, Mr. Avella's campaign announced today.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
The Jewish News Weekly
House voices full support for Israel in Hamas fight
The House of Representatives unanimously approved a non-binding resolution in support of Israel's right to defend itself against rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Center for American Progress
Racism Is Impossible to Prove, But History Provides Insight
Aaron Blake, a reporter who covers national politics for The Washington Post 's blog "The Fix," noted in a recent column that President Barack Obama has recently begun to personalize congressional Republicans' steady opposition to his policy 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.
NY: Will Cuomo Intervene to Avert an LIRR Strike?
July 16--All eyes are on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo as a strike deadline barrels down the Long Island Rail Road tracks like an express train.
The Wall Street Journal
House Fundraising: Democrats Again Beat GOP
House Democrats' campaign arm again bested its Republican counterpart in fundraising last month, pulling in $10.9 million compared with Republicans' $9.6 million.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
County Investing $2M to Explore Reopening Crescent Beach, Protecting Harbor
Local officials gathered in Glen Cove Monday to announce a study to explore the re-opening of Crescent Beach and to protect Hempstead Harbor.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
The Modesto Bee
Unions: Talks with MTA break down, prep for strike
Anthony Simon, the workers' chief negotiator, said the eight Long Island Rail Road unions are now proceeding with strike plans.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Queens/LI Rep. Who Runs Democrats' Effort to Regain House Always On the Go
By day, Rep. Steve Israel is a New York lawmaker, but by night, he is the brains behind the Democratic Party's operation to win more congressional seats, and in between, he's writing a book on his iPhone making fun of it all.
MSNBC's Luke Russert Cuts OffDem Rep. to Break LeBron James News
Just after 12:30pm ET on Friday, Russert brought on Rep. Steve Israel to discuss the partisan gridlock in Washington.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Judge tosses Florida congressional map
A Florida judge ruled the state's congressional map unconstitutional Thursday evening, a decision that could upend Republicans' advantage in the state's House delegation and leaves open the possibility of redrawing the districts in time for the 2014 elections.
U.S. House Republicans to focus Obama lawsuit on Obamacare
U.S. House of Representatives Republicans said on Thursday they intend to make President Barack Obama's changes to his signature health insurance law the focus of a forthcoming lawsuit accusing him of overstepping his legal authorities.