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U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and Democratic opponent Domenic Recchia. (Credit: grimm.house.gov/Recchia for Congress)

Rep. Michael Grimm, Domenic Recchia Spar In Final Debate For House Seat

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.

10/28/2014

Charla Nash seeks right to sue state, March 21, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Connecticut House: Woman Can’t Sue State Over Chimpanzee Attack

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.

04/29/2014

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N.J. Senators To Fast In Support Of Immigration Reform

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.

12/11/2013

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If ‘Sequester’ Budget Cuts Go Through, White House To Hit New York State Hard

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.

02/21/2013

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House Passes Bill To Avert Fiscal Cliff

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.

01/01/2013

House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama in the Cabinet Room at the White House - Washington, DC - Jul 11, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Expert: Republican Party Has To Look In The Mirror, Adapt To Changing Electorate

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?

11/07/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

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.

09/26/2012

Magazines on marijuana are seen in the weGrow marijuana cultivation supply store during its grand opening March 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Connecticut Senate Grants Approval To Bill That Allows Use Of Medical Marijuana

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.

05/05/2012

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Conn. Death Penalty Faces Second Vote In General Assembly

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.

04/11/2012

Sen. Donald Williams speaks at a press conference on November 5, 2008 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

Connecticut Senate Expected To Vote On Bill To Repeal Death Penalty

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.

04/04/2012

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City Council Warns Transportation Bill In DC Could Hurt NYC Commuters

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.

03/14/2012

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Giants Legend Harry Carson Mulling Run For Congress In NJ

House Democrats are recruiting Giants Hall of Famer Harry Carson to run for Congress in the Garden State.

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Expiring Payroll Tax Cut Threatens To Hit Workers In Their Wallets

“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.

12/01/2011

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President Obama: Washington ‘Must Do Better’ In Addressing Debt

Administration officials privately called S&P’s analysis flawed. But Obama himself refrained from comment as he spent the weekend at Camp David.

08/06/2011

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Rep. Weiner Pleads With Supporters To Stay By His Side

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.

06/08/2011

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