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The candidates in a tight race to represent Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn in the House of Representatives faced off in a final contentious debate Tuesday night, sparring over who would be more effective in Congress and not shying away from taking shots at each other.
The Connecticut House of Representatives on Monday sided with a legislative committee that recommended a woman blinded and disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack should not be allowed to sue the state for financial damages.
Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are planning to take part in a 24-hour fast in an effort to get the House of Representatives to consider immigration reform legislation.
Just eight days remain before we could go over the next fiscal cliff in Washington, and CBS 2 has learned that in New York alone the job losses would be widespread, and painful.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the “fiscal cliff” deal already approved by the U.S. Senate, after a decision not to allow amendments that would have kicked it back to the Senate.
Will it be four more years of partisanship or will both sides find a path to compromise? And will the Republican party see the outcome of campaign 2012 as a mandate to “re-image” itself?
Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.
The measure passed the state’s Senate, 21-to-13, after nearly 10 hours of debate. It now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who said in a statement that he plans to sign the bill into law.
A bill that would abolish Connecticut’s death penalty for all future cases is facing its second vote in the General Assembly. Members of the state’s House of Representatives are scheduled to take up the legislation on Wednesday afternoon.
Now that the two men responsible for the Petit family murders in Cheshire have been sentenced to die, a move is underway to repeal the death penalty in Connecticut.
The bill in Congress could cut close to $1 billion in MTA funding. City Council members say that would mean many of the improvement projects that are planned would be stopped short and straphangers could end up paying the difference.
House Democrats are recruiting Giants Hall of Famer Harry Carson to run for Congress in the Garden State.
“It’s really going to hurt because two of my kids are in college and of course $1,000, $2,000 can really help in paying tuition,” said Antonio Meloni of Astoria.
Administration officials privately called S&P’s analysis flawed. But Obama himself refrained from comment as he spent the weekend at Camp David.
As Rep. Weiner’s sexting scandal deepens, there are growing calls this morning for him to step down, but he’s digging in his heels.