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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

Job seekers wait in line (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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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N.J. Senators To Fast In Support Of Immigration Reform

Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are planning to take part in a 24-hour fast in an effort to get the House of Representatives to consider immigration reform legislation.

12/11/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces support for legislation to make 3D printed guns illegal, May 5, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Senate Renews Ban On Plastic Guns

Monday’s vote to extend the prohibition on plastic guns for another decade responds to a growing threat from steadily improving 3-D printers that can produce such weapons.

12/09/2013

Tourist walk away after visiting the Lincoln memorial on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama: Shutdown ‘Inflicted Unnecessary Damage’ To US Economy

Thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.

10/17/2013

Miriam Carey (credit: Handout)

Miriam Carey, Woman Killed In Capitol Chase, Thought Obama Was ‘Listening To Her’

Authorities said Miriam Carey, of Stamford Conn., set off a high-speed car chase that put the Capitol on lockdown Thursday and caused a fresh panic in a city where a gunman killed 12 people two weeks ago.

10/04/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama Pins Shutdown On Boehner; Tri-State Businesses Start To Feel Pinch

President Barack Obama said House Speaker John Boehner is preventing a vote on a funding bill because he doesn’t want to anger “extremists” in his party.

10/03/2013

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House Votes Down Democrats’ Latest Effort To End Government Shutdown

Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.

10/02/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Blasts House Republicans For ‘Ideological Crusade’ That Shut Down Government

The shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks, museums along the Washington Mall and the U.S. Capitol visitors center.

10/01/2013

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Obama On Government Shutdown: ‘It Does Not Have To Happen’

On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama’s health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating.

09/30/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is flanked by House Republicans while speaking about Obamacare during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Sept. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Cruz spoke about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Over Obamacare Said To Be A ’50-50′ Proposition

The stage is set for a partial government shutdown Tuesday morning. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers could be furloughed, including many in the Tri-State Area, and services cut unless a last-minute deal is struck.

09/27/2013

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Poll Shows Steve Lonegan Gaining On Cory Booker In N.J. Senate Race

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds the race for U.S. Senate in New Jersey has tightened. The special election is scheduled for Oct. 16.

09/24/2013

Steve Lonegan announcing he has 7,200 signatures on petition for U.S. Senate seat. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Lonegan Stands His Ground Following Controversial Tweet

Booker’s campaign manager, Addisu Demissiehe, called the posting “offensive and fundamentally out of step with New Jersey values.”

08/10/2013

From left: Cory Booker (credit Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images); Rep. Rush Holt (credit: Holt Campaign); Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (credit: New Jersey Legislature); Rep. Frank Pallone (credit: 
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All 4 Democrats To Face Off In New Jersey Senate Debate

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Rep. Rush Holt, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Rep. Frank Pallone are all scheduled to be at Montclair State University on Monday night for a debate that is scheduled to be shown live on NJTV.

08/05/2013

Still shot of Mayor Cory Booker in his 'Run' ad (credit: YouTube)

Booker Releases First Ad In U.S. Senate Race

The social media-savvy mayor posted a link to the 30-second video titled “Run” to Twitter on Tuesday evening.

06/25/2013

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