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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: U.S. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (2nd R) takes the podium as U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (R) looks on during a news conference May 23, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate Democratic leadership held a news conference to highlight the continued obstruction by Senate Republicans of President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees.
Mr. Dempsey will come to North Carolina with a depth of experience that we need to start winning again ... He is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work for North Carolina Democrats.
Historically, both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have come together on pro-life legislation ... And for some reason, there seems to be a resistance by the Democrats to move forward on some of the pro-life legislation, which I think is important.
Historically, both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have come together on pro-life legislation ... And for some reason, there seems to be a resistance by the Democrats to move forward on some of the pro-life legislation, which I think is important.More quotes »
Boating safety bill spurred by Oyster Bay deaths passes in Assembly
The first boating safety bill spurred by the fatal accident in which three children drowned last July Fourth in Oyster Bay has passed one house of the state Legislature.A bill requiring all operators of motorized craft to take a boating safety course passe 5/24/13 Read more »
North Hempstead town clerk switches over to GOP slate
declined to comment about whom it would run for the clerk position. That spokesman identified other Democratic candidates on the party's slate."That was a defining moment, my first indication of what was going on," Gross said. "I didn't want to wait around Read more »
Will Senate bid lure Rogers from his House seat?
leader, which we need" is how Feinstein describes Rogers, her House counterpart. "We don't need more negative."Six-term Democratic Sen. Carl Levin's announcement that he won't run for re-election opens the Senate seat in Michigan, a Democratic-leaning state Read more »
Senate panel approves immigration bill
on the Senate floor on legislation that is one of President Barack Obama 's top domestic priorities yet also gives the Republican Party a chance to recast itself as more appealing to minorities.The action sparked rejoicing from immigration activists who crowded Read more »
Gillibrand bill targets high student loans
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is hoping to relieve the debt burden of millions of students who have borrowed to pay for their education -- especially New Yorkers, who average nearly $30,000 in student debt.The New York Democrat announced Sunday the Federal Stude Read more »
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DA foe faces TV reality in court
A Manhattan judge yesterday tossed a last-ditch effort by Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes’ political adversary to block next Tuesday’s premiere of a CBS reality show about the DA. Justice Paul Wooten denied an injunction brought by Abe George, a Democrat runni 28 m ago from New York Post Read more »
E.W. Jackson enhances GOP’s Virginia ticket
A visit inside a church opened my eyes to the destructive life I was living, financed by welfare checks generously provided by American taxpayers. I got off welfare, went to work, got politically active and became a Republican. I didn’t become a Republic 12:35 AM from Napa Valley Register Read more »
Outcome of Immigration Bill in Albany Uncertain
As immigration legislation moves forward on Capitol Hill, generating widespread debate and providing glimpses of an emerging bipartisan consensus, a less ambitious effort in Albany is playing out differently. With less than four weeks to go in the legisl 5/24/13 from The New York Times Read more »
This Is Not 2009
With the scent of scandal encircling the White House, some Republicans are already licking their chops over the 2014 midterm elections, while some Democrats are pre-emptively licking their wounds. Not so fast, folks. Retract those tongues. While it is im 5/24/13 from The New York Times Read more »
New Alliance Emerges to Tighten Chemical Rules
WASHINGTON — The first credible effort in years to revamp the nation’s outmoded chemical safety law grew in part from the Senate’s failure in April to enact a gun buyer background check bill. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg , a New Jersey Democrat who is 89 5/24/13 from The New York Times Read more »