Marcia Kramer

President Barack Obama delivers remarks after meeting with members of his national security team concerning ISIS at the Pentagon July 6, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. From left, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Commander of U.S. Africa Command Gen. David Rodriguez, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey. Obama announced the U.S. military is making progress against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. (Photo by Drew Angerer - Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Encouraged By Weekend Air Strikes On ISIS In Eastern Syria

The president has been under intense pressure to wipe ISIS off the battlefield and on Monday afternoon he spoke about 16 air strikes over the weekend on the Syrian city of Raqqa.

07/06/2015

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Bratton: No Specific Threats Against Fourth Of July Celebrations

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says there are no specific threats against the Fourth Of July celebrations in New York City as the NYPD ramps up security amid concern over possible terrorist attacks.

07/02/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Pundit: De Blasio-Cuomo Feud Could Have Repercussions For NYC’s Agenda

The New York political world is still in shock over the mayor’s decision to take on the governor publicly.

07/01/2015

NYPD officers in Times Square on Wednesday, March 4. (Credit: CBS2)

Major NYC Crimes On Pace For Record Low In 2015

The number of arrests so far in 2015 has fallen by about 35,000.

07/01/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

De Blasio Accuses Cuomo Of Hindering City Agenda, Playing Revenge Game

Speaking to reporters at City Hall just before he leaves on a family vacation, de Blasio said he believes the Democratic governors holds substantial influence over the Republican-led Senate’s leadership.

06/30/2015

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Terror Suspect Arrested In NJ; NYPD On High Alert For July 4 Fireworks

The arrest comes at the same time that the NYPD is on high alert, concerned about a possible ISIS-inspired terror attack in the United States this holiday weekend.

06/29/2015

Terror Attacks in France, Kuwait, Tunisia

ISIS Claims Responsibility For 2 Of 3 Terror Attacks In France, Kuwait And Tunisia

World leaders are still trying to figure out their response, but one thing they say they won’t do is cower.

06/26/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio: More Cops Will Lead To Improved Community Relations

More than 300 cops will focus exclusively on counterterrorism, but they won’t be plucked from local precincts.

06/25/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced June 24, 2015, that the city will expand its vision screening program to all 130 community schools and will partner with Warby Parker to provide a free pair of glasses to every student in need at P.S. 50 Library in Manhattan. (Credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)

Sources To CBS2: De Blasio Rejected Offer To Raise Minimum Wage

Sources say the offer to hike the minimum wage was offered as part of a deal to revamp disability pensions for cops and firefighters injured in the line of duty.

06/24/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: CBS2)

De Blasio, Bratton Talk Police, Community Relations With Urban Ministers

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton met with urban ministers Tuesday following New York City’s decision to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement.

06/23/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the high school graduation of his son, Dante. (Credit: CBS2)

Mayor De Blasio Speaks Of Racial Tolerance During Son Dante’s High School Graduation

Among the graduates was one Dante de Blasio, whose picture flashed on the overhead screens of the arena as he listened to the keynote speaker, his father.

06/19/2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he makes a statement on June 18, 2015, regarding the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In Wake Of Charleston Massacre, Obama Again Sounds Gun Control Rallying Cry

CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who keeps records of such things, said Thursday marked the 14th time Obama had addressed the nation following a gun tragedy.

06/18/2015

Fareed Mumuni, center, appears in court on June 17, 2015. (credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Feds: S.I. Man Tries To Stab FBI Agent With Knife During Terror Probe

The father of Queens college student, who is accused of planning an attack on New York City landmarks on behalf of ISIS, is speaking up for his son.

06/17/2015

Clinton Correctional Facility (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

N.Y. State Senator Proposes Using GPS Implants To Track Violent Convicts

It’s high-tech and certainly controversial, but with the two prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility still on the lam an upstate senator says one way to track future escapees is to microchip them.

06/16/2015

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is joining New York City anti-gun efforts. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: ATF To Join NYPD In Fighting New York City Gun Crimes

A federal agency is joining the effort to get gun crimes under control, CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported exclusively Monday.

06/15/2015

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