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New York Senate Committees To Review MTA’s Finances

A main focus of the hearing will be the MTA’s ambitious $32 billion, five-year plan to upgrade equipment and services.

02/01/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Opens Hearings For Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

The nation’s top law enforcement job is on the line today as the Republican-dominated Senate Judiciary Committee opens two days of hearings on President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.

01/28/2015

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Bill Aims To Expand Beaver Trapping In New Jersey

What might be good news for trappers across New Jersey could also be bad news for the state’s beaver population.

01/09/2015

A member of the U.S. Secret Service patrols outside the North Portico of the White House September 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Approves Terrorism Insurance Bill, Sends To Obama

The Senate Thursday approved legislation to renew a federal program that is credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist attacks after its collapse in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

01/08/2015

John Boehner Delivers A Statement On Obama Immigration Action At US Capitol

House Speaker John Boehner: ‘We Will Not Stand Idle’ On Immigration

House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is “damaging the presidency itself” with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen.

11/21/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Lays Out Expansive Immigration Reform Plan

President Barack Obama told the American people Thursday night that the time to change the nation’s immigration system is now, and he’s taking action to make that happen.

11/20/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement at Martha's Vineyard, on the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS.   (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: It’s Time For Us To Take Care Of Business

The president spoke on the election, which delivered a harsh verdict for the Democrats, from the East Room.

11/05/2014

Sen. Chuck Schumer has proposed legislation that could help medical experts better understand SIDS. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Schumer Pushes Legislation That Could Help Doctors Pinpoint A Cause For SIDS

Every day in America a dozen young children die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. For grieving parents it is a mostly unexplained tragedy.

10/15/2014

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Man Suing Newark Archdiocese Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

A northern New Jersey man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, alleging that a now-deceased priest sexually molested him more than 30 years ago.

10/07/2014

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New York Legislature Passes Package Of Anti-Heroin Bills

The 11 bills target issues raised during testimony given by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at forums held by a Senate task force, officials said.

06/19/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council’s Speed Limit Bill May Be Stopped In Its Tracks

State Sen. Dean Skelos said the City Council’s measure to lower the speed limit to 25 mph might not come to the Senate floor for a vote.

06/19/2014

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Sponsor Hopes For Agreement On Medical Marijuana Bill In New York

The bill’s sponsor said talks between between the governor’s office, Senate and Assembly have started and and her goal is an agreement within days.

06/12/2014

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Redskins President Says Team Name Is ‘Respectful’ To Native Americans

On Thursday, half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the Washington club’s name.

05/24/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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Federal Unemployment Benefits To End For Some Saturday

Congress failed to include a renewal of unemployment benefits for people who have been out of work for more than six months in the budget it passed before the holiday break.

12/27/2013

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