Sen. Chuck Schumer
President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia’s new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while insisting that gays are not discriminated against in his country.
Tempers flared at a Senate hearing on immigration legislation Monday as a Republican senator objected to a Democrat’s criticism of attempts by some to link the Boston Marathon bombings to the immigration bill.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) received praise from some of his Senate colleagues, after announcing that he will not run for reelection until 2014.
Is Uncle Sam shortchanging Lady Liberty? Three months after Superstorm Sandy, the government won’t say when the statue will reopen. On Monday night there was a demand for a timetable.
The choir will sing “God Bless the USA,” “Home,” “On Top of the World” and “One Dream.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer had been asking companies to remove listings for tickets costing up to $2,000 each.
Lawmakers said meaningful action in the wake of last week’s elementary school shooting must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the nation deals with individuals suffering from serious mental illness.
With long lines and only about 25 percent of gas stations in NYC and L.I. open for businesses, Schumer said FEMA had a solution that has not been put into effect yet.
A number of houses owned by countries like Mozambique, Swaziland and Ghana in Westchester County have racked up outstanding local taxes. Now officials are trying to do something about it.
It’s known as incense or potpourri, but it’s not the kind you use to make a room smell nice. It’s an herbal mixture that’s being smoked for a high, and getting many people sick. Now, there’s a new effort to get it banned.
Democrats argued they were protecting women’s rights. Republicans argued they were attempting to protect the First Amendment right to religious freedom. Both parties used the issue to rally their bases. The 51-48 vote was close, upholding Obamacare.
Several New York and New Jersey lawmakers are “cashing in” on some big bets that Big Blue would be bringing home the title.
Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain likely won’t be vacationing on Long Island any time soon. Not after what he said Wednesday, and certainly not as a guest of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.
NY1 reported that the GOP candidate for President was supposed to meet with guests, including Barbara Walters, Matt Lauer and Bill O’Reilly on Sunday.
Schumer is releasing the report that he says begs for passage of a federal transportation construction bill that is now pending in Washington.