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Rep. Kathleen Rice, Long Island Residents Push For Tougher Animal Cruelty Laws

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A public hearing was held in Mineola on the importance of tougher laws for those who abuse animals.

Nancy Nunez told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall that it upsets her when a person is convicted of abusing or killing an animal and then gets a slap on the wrist as punishment. 104 more words


State Senate GOP Demands New York Congressional Delegation Reject Iran Deal

State Senate Republicans demanded that New York’s representatives in Congress—in both parties—vote against the Obama administration-backed deal to drop sanctions against Iran in exchange for a pause in its nuclear program. 497 more words

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Charles Schumer Comes Out Against Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen. Charles Schumer, the senior senator from New York and the ascendant Democratic minority leader, announced tonight that he would oppose the Obama administration-backed deal to drop sanctions against Iran in exchange for a temporary pause in its nuclear development program. 566 more words

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Will Vote for 'Imperfect' Obama Iran Deal

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she would vote for a President Barack Obama-backed agreement to drop sanctions against Iran in an exchange for a pause in its nuclear program—even as she called the deal “imperfect.” 515 more words

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Lawmakers: VA Fired Whistleblower, Not Executives Over Problems In Denver

(AP) – A whistleblower said he was fired by the Veterans Affairs Department after warning of cost overruns at the Denver VA hospital, prompting a rebuke Wednesday from members of Congress who questioned why higher-ranking executives haven’t been punished. 447 more words


Democrats Bash 'Dumb' and 'Dangerous' GOP as Homeland Security Shut Down Nears

A group of House Democrats stood inside the LaGuardia Airport Marine Air Terminal today to blast Republicans in Congress for an impasse that may shut down the Department of Homeland Security at the end of the week. 552 more words

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Law Firm at Center of Silver Scandal Donated Huge Sums to Dems

The plaintiffs law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, which employed Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, is said to have provided Mr. Silver with $5.3 million in referral fees, despite his having “never performed any legal work whatsoever,” according to the prosecutors. 772 more words

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