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Candidates for the 13th congressional seat participate in a debate on April 10, 2014, in Harlem. (credit: CBS 2)

Charles Rangel, Challengers Square Off In First Congressional Debate

Two candidates looking to replace Rep. Charles Rangel in Congress wasted no time in using his long career and an ethics scandal against him in the first Democratic primary debate for the 13th Congressional District.

04/10/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 1, 2014, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

On Capitol Hill, General Motors CEO Mary Barra Apologizes For Deadly Ignition Switch Flaws

The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers.

04/01/2014

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

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Steve Israel Drives Bill To Create Safer Roads For Pedestrians, Byclists

The Long Island Democrat’s bill would require bicycle and pedestrian lanes be factored in when building roadways.

02/18/2014

Former New York Congressman Otis Pike (credit: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress)

Otis Pike, Former NY Congressman, Dies

Pike served 18 years in Congress before deciding to retire in 1978. In the mid-1970s, he chaired the House Select Committee on Intelligence, which investigated questionable CIA activities.

01/20/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a news conference on Dec. 3, 2013, about a bill that would ban plastic guns. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Plastic-Gun Bill Has Dangerous Loophole

While the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday passed a new 10-year ban on firearms that that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, some Senate Democrats say that bill is flawed.

12/03/2013

Sen. Cory Booker embraces Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign following the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination Act on Nov. 7, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate OKs Gay Rights Bill Banning Discrimination

Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived.

11/07/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 15, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Leaders Try To Broker Budget Deal After House Effort Collapses

Senate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.

10/15/2013

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

House Votes To Award Federal Employees Retroactive Pay After Shutdown

The House passed the bill in a rare Saturday session. The vote was 407-0. The Senate was also expected to approve the legislation, which is backed by President Barack Obama.

10/05/2013

Government Shutdown

No Deal: Government Shutdown Goes Ahead

The White House’s budget office has notified federal agencies that the government is shutting down Tuesday, after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a temporary spending plan.

10/01/2013

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

Government Shutdown Would Have Major Effect On New York

The countdown to a government shutdown is on, with the deadline just 25 hours away.

09/29/2013

Rep. Charles Rangel (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Rangel Sues To Overturn Censure By U.S. House

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has filed a lawsuit to overturn his censure.

04/22/2013

Damage from Sandy is seen in the borough of Beach Haven on Long Beach Island - Nov. 5, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

House Republicans Refusing To Approve White House-Requested Sandy Aid

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are putting out a strong message to Congress: don’t leave for the holidays until you decide on aid for states battered by Superstorm Sandy.

12/13/2012

Chris Christie (Photo credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages) and Jon Tester (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

N.J. Governor Chris Christie Calls Montana Senator Jon Tester A ‘Phony’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie derided Montana Democrat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Friday as a “phony” who does not represent the state’s values, as he urged Republicans to rally behind the campaign of Tester challenger Denny Rehberg.

10/06/2012

House Republican Leaders (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

Republican leadership talks about budget cuts. They talk about families hurting and making tough decisions. But when they come to Washington they protect their own budgets.

06/13/2012

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