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Gina McCarthy smiles during her nomination by President Barack Obama to run the Environmental Protection Agency on March 4, 2013 in the East Room of the White House. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Nominates Former Conn. Official To Lead EPA

In 2004, the federal government lured Gina McCarthy away from state government. She was tapped to manage air regulation efforts.

03/04/2013

Andrew Cuomo (credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo: Sequester Already Creating ‘Anxiety’ For New Yorkers

However, Cuomo noted the cuts likely won’t have an overall big impact on the way the state government operates.

03/03/2013

Capitol Hill

Blame Game Continues As Sequester Takes Hold

The automatic across-the-board spending cuts took effect Friday after neither side could reach a deal to avoid the sequester and President Obama signed the order.

03/03/2013

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (FILE PHOTO: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Says He Won’t Seek Re-election In 2014

Despite the announcement, Lautenberg vowed to “keep fighting hard as ever” for his constituents.

02/14/2013

P-TECH In Brooklyn (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Principal At Innovative Brooklyn High School Shocked By Mention During State Of Union Address

Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, first opened in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in Sept. 2011 with 104 first-year students.

02/13/2013

Cars buried in the snow in Stamford (credit: CBS 2)

President Obama Signs Emergency Declaration For Conn.; Region Continues Digging Out

Roads across the Northeast were impassable and cars were entombed by snow drifts on Saturday. Some people found the snow packed so high against their homes they couldn’t get their doors open.

02/10/2013

Fireworks explode at the stroke of midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Credit: Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Audiofile: January – The Month In Sound

This was also the month that Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his years of doping to become a cycling champion. Also in sports and due, at least in part, to the cloud cast by performance-enhancing drugs, no one was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

01/31/2013

Beyonce performs the National Anthem to conclude the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.      (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Did Beyonce Lip-Sync ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ At Obama Inauguration?

If you thought Beyonce’s performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” was flawless, that’s because parts of it were pre-recorded.

01/22/2013

U.S. Capitol - Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Local Senate Democrats Confident In Reaching Budget Deal This Year

Congress has failed to pass a budget for the last several years but some senate Democrats, including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal, sense a change in the air.

01/22/2013

New York State Assembly debate on gun control - Jan. 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Nation’s Toughest Gun Control Legislation Into Law

The Assembly voted in favor of the bill 104-43. The bill was passed by the Senate 43-18 late Monday. It was immediately was brought to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed it into law.

01/15/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Schumer: Coming Bipartisan Measure Will Be ‘Very Tough’ On Illegal Immigration

President Obama will push for a meaningful overhaul of immigration policy in his second term in office, according to senior administration officials and lawmakers.

01/13/2013

Schumer Calls For Illegal Gun Crackdown

Sens. Call For Illegal Gun, Background Check Crackdowns In Federal Gun Task Force Report

Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have appealed to the Obama administration to prevent illegal guns from being brought to New York and make it far more difficult for the mentally handicapped and criminals to obtain firearms, while protecting law-abiding gun owners.

01/06/2013

A truck drives down a flooded street after water levels lowered October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Signs First Round Of Federal Sandy Aid Into Law

The law give the Federal Emergency Management Agency increased borrowing power. The agency said it was poised to run out of money if Congress had not acted.

01/06/2013

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

No Fiscal Cliff Deal In Sight Sunday Night On Capitol Hill

A deal on Capitol Hill to avert the so-called fiscal cliff was proving elusive Sunday, as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and other federal agencies grew perilously near.

12/30/2012

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre holds a news conference at the Willard Hotel December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In Wake Of Sandy Hook Shooting, NRA Calls For Armed Guards In Every School

One week after the mass shootings that killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, the nation’s largest gun-rights lobby said the solution to preventing further attacks like the one in Newtown is not with gun control.

12/21/2012

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