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Bloomberg, Booker Behind Effort To Ban Using Food Stamps For Sugary Drinks

The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities sent a letter to congressional leaders saying it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages, in the interest of fighting obesity and related diseases.

06/19/2013

President Barack Obama (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On ‘Sequester’ Spending Cuts: ‘None Of This Is Necessary’

They just couldn’t get anything done. A high-stakes meeting at the White House to avoid the next fiscal cliff at midnight ended with no deal, but instead another round of the blame game.

03/01/2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (credits: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: #Obamaquester

That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.

02/22/2013

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Calls On House Leaders To Call ‘Up Or Down Vote’ On Violence Against Women Act

The measure has passed with bipartisan support twice in the senate, most recently last week.

02/17/2013

President Barack Obama waves before delivering his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On State Of The Union: Economic Revival Is ‘Unfinished Task’

President Barack Obama said the national union is strong State of the Union Address Tuesday night, but he still has a raft of sticky-wicket problems to deal with at home and abroad.

02/12/2013

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

House Approves $50.7 Billion In Hurricane Sandy Relief

The final House vote was 241-180 — 192 Democrats were joined by 38 Republicans in approving the measure.

01/15/2013

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

Gov. Chris Christie, House Rep. John Boehner (credit: Getty Images)

Furious & Fuming: Christie Blames House GOP, Boehner For Politicizing Sandy Aid

Several lawmakers from New York and New Jersey said House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to abandon a vote this session would be a crushing blow to states ravaged by the devastating storm.

01/02/2013

House Speaker John Boehner outside is office at the U.S. Capitol - Dec. 7, 2012 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Dueling Fiscal Cliff Deceptions

Factcheck.org’s Rob Farley told WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot that “both sides” are doing the deceiving.

12/07/2012

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DiNapoli: Heading Over Fiscal Cliff Would Mean $43B In Tax Hikes For NYers

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that if the federal government goes over the ‘fiscal cliff,’ it would mean a big hit in the wallet for Empire State residents.

12/06/2012

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Dec 18, 2011 (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Menendez: House Republicans To Blame If Middle Class Tax Hike Happens

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will not renegotiate a year-long extension of payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits unless the House first approves a bipartisan two-month version that House Republicans strongly oppose.

12/19/2011

Members of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit keep watch at United Nations headquarters - New York, NY - Sep 19, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC’s Top Business Leaders Beg Congress Not To Cut Security Funding

Over 100 New York City business leaders have written a joint letter to the leaders in Congress, asking that they not cut homeland security funding for the world’s biggest terrorist target.

10/04/2011

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

New York, New Jersey Leaders React To Debt Ceiling Deal

Leaders of the House and Senate say votes could come as early as this evening on the deficit-cutting plan that’s expected to avert a government default on its debts.

08/01/2011

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation from the East Room of the White House - Washington, DC - Jul 25, 2011 (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Among Those Frustrated By Debt Ceiling Stalemate

The standoff on Capitol Hill over deficit reduction and raising the debt ceiling shows no signs of breaking.

07/26/2011

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

WCBS 880 Interview: Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy

If a deal is approved, Connecticut could avoid laying off state workers. On the verge of that approval, Gov. Dan Malloy spoke with WCBS 880 about the state’s budget and the debt-ceiling debate in Washington.

07/26/2011

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