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Rep. Carolyn McCarthy

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Voters Head To The Polls For Long Island Primaries

Four candidates are competing for the chance to replace longtime Rep. Carolyn McCarthy in Nassau County while two Republicans face off in Suffolk County.

06/24/2014

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (credit: Nassau County Government)

Kevan Abrahams Jumps Into Race For Long Island U.S. House Seat

The 39-year-old Democrat is running for the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who is retiring.

03/09/2014

The mail hasn't been delivered consistently in one Long Island town, prompting outrage from residents. (Photo: CBS 2)

Exclusive: Long Island Residents Blast Postal Service Over Lack Of Deliveries

Some Long Island residents think the U.S. Postal Service’s motto needs to be revised. That’s because snow, rain and gloom of night have been getting in the way of their mail deliveries.

02/24/2014

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: carolynmccarthy.house.gov)

Ex-Lawmaker Bruce Blakeman Running For McCarthy’s Congressional Seat On LI

The Republican was joined by dozens of supporters, including Rep. Peter King, as he announced his candidacy Thursday in Valley Stream.

02/20/2014

Kathleen Rice shows skimmer and camera which were embedded in an MTA ticket vending machine (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau DA Kathleen Rice Announces Run For Congress

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Wednesday night that she will run to take the place of U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) in Congress.

01/29/2014

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: carolynmccarthy.house.gov)

Rep. McCarthy Announces Plan To Retire From Congress At End Of Term

McCarthy, a lifelong resident of Mineola, was first elected to Congress in 1996. She has been a staunch gun control advocate since her husband was killed and her son was seriously wounded in the Dec. 7, 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre.

01/08/2014

FILE - Colin Ferguson arrives in court surrounded by court officers and wearing a bullet proof vest Dec. 10, 1993 for his initial hearing. (Photo POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

Victims Honored On 20th Anniversary Of LIRR Massacre

Saturday marked 20 years since the Long Island Rail Road massacre, which left 16 people dead and more than a dozen wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a train full of passengers.

12/07/2013

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy official headshot (credit: carolynmccarthy.house.gov)

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy Announces Diagnosis Of ‘Treatable’ Form Of Lung Cancer

“Several diagnostic tests have led to a diagnosis of lung cancer. A treatment plan will begin soon and I look forward to its successful completion,” she said in a statement on her official website.

06/03/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Friends, Colleagues React To Passing Of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Many remembered the nation’s oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the Senate as a dedicated public servant who fought for the people of New Jersey.

06/03/2013

A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is reflected on the surface of the wall in Washington, DC. The memorial honors US service members of the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/Southeast Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

VA: Relief On The Way To End Backlog Of Veterans Still Seeking Disability Benefits

More than 873,000 veterans are waiting for claim decisions. The reason: an antiquated paper filing system; plus a flood of new claims from Vietnam vets who are getting older.

05/24/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg/Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: lautenberg.senate.gov, carolynmccarthy.house.gov)

Lautenberg, McCarthy Introduce High-Capacity Magazine Ban Measure

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg didn’t waste any time introducing a measure that would limit ammunition magazines to hold ten bullets. Tuesday was the first day in the 113th Congress that bills could be introduced. A companion measure was also introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and has 48 co-sponsors.

01/22/2013

World War II veteran Ray Vaz awarded Purple Heart and Bronze Star at ceremony with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: CBS 2)

Mineola World War II Vet Awarded Bronze Star, Purple Heart In Ceremony

Ray Vaz, 88, was belatedly presented with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star during an emotional ceremony with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.

12/03/2012

Michael Hervey (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

LIPA COO Says Sandy Firestorm Had Nothing To Do With Decision To Step Down

LIPA announced Tuesday that Michael Hervey had tendered his resignation and would be leaving his post at the end of the year.

11/14/2012

Huma Abedin (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)

Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Wife Huma Abedin Returns Home Amid Husband’s Sexting Scandal

Abedin had been traveling overseas with her boss Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The question is now: does her return mean the defiant House member’s resignation may be imminent?

06/15/2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner (credit: Amy Sussman Getty Images Entertainment)

Pundit: Promise Of A Job Might Expedite Rep. Weiner’s Resignation

The official hint that Congressman Anthony Weiner may quit came on Tuesday. And there were suggestions that there’s more President Barack Obama can do to help ease him out.

06/14/2011

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