Congress

NY's 1st Congressional District
4:13 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Zeldin to challenge Bishop

NY's 1st CD is a tight district but not as tight as presidential results

  Long Island State Senator Lee Zeldin announced Monday he will challenge Tim Bishop for Congress next year.  The district they are fighting over is one of the most competitive districts in the country.

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NY pushing ahead with Obamacare
4:39 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Cuomo says implementation of Obamacare on track in New York

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says threats in Congress to defund Obamacare won’t have any effect on the federal Affordable Health Care Act going forward in New York. 

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Developing
4:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Bishop ethics probe continues

Tim Bishop and Randy Altschuler debate in Riverhead
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Congressional ethics investigators will continue their probe into Long Island Democrat Tim Bishop. 

On Wednesday the House Committee on Ethics released a 177 page report saying they have  “sustainable reason to believe” that Bishop may have broken ethics rules by soliciting campaign donations in exchange for official actions.  

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Pros and Cons of Military Strike
12:19 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Local perspective on Syria

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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.

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