Congress en Zeldin to challenge Bishop <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Long Island State Senator Lee Zeldin announced Monday he will challenge Tim Bishop for Congress next year. &nbsp;The district they are fighting over is one of the most competitive districts in the country.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:13:47 +0000 Charles Lane 6347 at Zeldin to challenge Bishop Cuomo says implementation of Obamacare on track in New York <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says threats in Congress to </span>defund<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> won’t have any effect on the federal Affordable Health Care Act going forward in New York.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:39:39 +0000 Karen DeWitt 5447 at Cuomo says implementation of Obamacare on track in New York Bishop ethics probe continues <p></p><div>Congressional ethics investigators will continue their probe into Long Island Democrat Tim Bishop.&nbsp;</div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div>On Wednesday the House Committee on Ethics released a 177 page report saying they have &nbsp;“sustainable reason to believe” that Bishop may have broken ethics rules by soliciting campaign donations in exchange for official actions. &nbsp;</div> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:00:47 +0000 Charles Lane 5068 at Bishop ethics probe continues Local perspective on Syria <p>The White House continues to urge holding the threat of a military attack over Syria's head as an inducement for President Assad to give up his chemical weapons. Just after President Obama's recent address on Syria, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut reiterated that he is adamantly against any attack. Murphy said he's heard from his constituents, and that they overwhelmingly agree with him. One Syrian national living in Connecticut disagrees, and says Syrian-Americans do as well.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:19:56 +0000 Brian Scott-Smith 5050 at Local perspective on Syria