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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

Long Beach Residents Rally Against Port Ambrose Natural Gas Terminal

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Beach residents have rallied in the past against Port Ambrose, this time they did it with the help of their elected officials. 222 more words


Prosecutor Takes Over As Acting District Attorney In Nassau

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A career prosecutor has been sworn in as acting Nassau County district attorney.

Madeline Singas replaces Kathleen Rice, who was being sworn in as a Long Island congresswoman on Tuesday. 290 more words


LI Man Gets 17 Years In Prison For Strangling Sick, Elderly Mother

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island man who was convicted of strangling his elderly and sick mother with a necktie while she slept was sentenced on Monday to 17 years to life in prison. 420 more words


Fresh Off Congress Win, Kathleen Rice Pushes For Top Assistant To Take Over As Acting Nassau DA

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP)Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, says she would like her chief assistant to take over as acting DA until a special election can be held next November. 562 more words