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As Congress leaves town for the weekend, the consequences of its irresponsible budget behavior are starting to take hold.
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Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr. detailed the consequences in an email to his academic community on Thursday,...Read more »
After voting against the original superstorm Sandy relief bill, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) came to Wall Street recently to raise money—and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) is howling mad.
“Being from New York we’re not supposed to be suckers,” King fumed to The New York Observer’s Politicker. “It’s bad enough that these guys voted against it—that’s inexcusable enough. But to have the (nerve) to...Read more »
Chalk up a nice win and a bizarre moment for civil rights on Capitol Hill yesterday. Supporters unveiled a life-size statue of Rosa Parks in the U.S. Capitol, providing a reason for all Americans to cheer. The ceremony shows that Congress -- while stupefied by its own challenges -- at least is willing to honor someone who stepped up and took on the challenges of her time.
Parks, of course,...Read more »
President Barack Obama is between a rock and a hard place politically as he pushes to win Senate confirmation of John Brennan, his nominee for CIA director.
Before giving him their votes some reticent Democrats want to see classified memos laying out the legal justification the administration claims for the targeted killings by drone it’s been doing around the world.
Republicans have...Read more »