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Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s poignant decision not to seek reelection marks the end of her determined 18-year congressional crusade to reduce gun violence.
The issue catapulted McCarthy, from Mineola, into Congress after a deranged gunman opened fire inside a Long Island Rail Road train in 1993, killing her husband, Dennis, and five other commuters, and wounding her son.
In announcing...Read more »
Hillary Clinton didn’t take the bait to announce her 2016 run in a suburban Long Island catering hall on Friday even before about as close to a hometown crowd as she’ll find. But few of the 1,000 who attended the event hosted by the Long Island Association, a business trade group, could have left with any doubt that the former FLOTUS wants to return to the White House as POTUS.
Clinton acknowledged...Read more »
The immigration bill moving through the Senate would reduce federal budget deficits and boost the nation’s economy if it becomes law. That’s what Washington's respected, nonpartisan bean-counters said in a report released Tuesday.
Despite that good news immigration reform is on the road to oblivion in the House.
The bill negotiated by the Senate’s bipartisan “gang of eight” would cut...Read more »