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A fighter from a moderate Syrian opposition faction affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood at odds with the radical Islamic State jihadists checks a World War II Soviet-era sniper rifle. (credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Passes Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels In ISIS Fight

Earlier in the day, video surfaced of a British journalist and ISIS hostage making a plea for the West to back down from its fight against the group.

4 hours ago

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) is joined by survivors of campus sexual assult during a news conference about new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assults on college and university campuses at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. With strong bipartisan support in the Senate, the bill would require schools to make public the result of anonymous surveys about campus assaults and impose significant financial burdens on universities that fail to comply with some of the law's requirements. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gillibrand In New Book: Male Colleagues Have Made Insensitive, Skeevy Remarks

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) dished some dirt in her new book, “Off the Sidelines.”

08/27/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal Pushes Again To Close Gender Pay Gap

The Connecticut Democrat is mustering support for the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is expected to come up for a vote next month.

08/19/2014

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference in Midtown on June 8, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Hopeful Senate Will OK Transportation Funding

Two U.S. senators are calling for their fellow lawmakers to keep the federal transportation fund from running out of money next month.

07/20/2014

A Washington Redskins flag is waved on January 6, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

50 Senators Urge NFL To Change Redskins’ Name

Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins’ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.

05/22/2014

Shavar Jeffries, Ras Baraka

Sometimes-Ugly Newark Mayoral Campaign To End With Election Tuesday

Voters in Newark will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, following a long, contentious and sometimes ugly campaign between the two Democratic candidates.

05/12/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up photos of two men who boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Deny Visas For Countries Who Don’t Check For Stolen Passports

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished earlier this month, it shined a spotlight on how little the database is being checked throughout the world.

03/16/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act at a news conference on March 10, 2014 in Belle Harbor, Queens. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Rockaway Residents To Senate: Pass Flood Insurance Bill

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-Staten Island, would cap yearly premium increases at 18 percent.

03/10/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Pushes For Lower Child Care Costs

The New York Democrat announced Sunday she’s proposing legislation that would more than double the federal child care tax credit — and also make it refundable.

03/09/2014

Rep. Michael Grimm (Credit: Charles Norfleet/
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New York Officials Urge U.S. Senate To Approve Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

The legislation, which is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, aims to provide relief to homeowners who live in flood-prone areas.

03/08/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov)

Sen. Blumenthal To Push For Better Rail Safety As Chairman Of Transportation Subcommittee

Blumenthal has stressed the importance of renewed investment in rail infrastructure and strong federal oversight. The senator said higher standards are needed and is looking to raise the bar in his new leadership role.

03/07/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Seeks To Dial Up Stiffer Penalties For Robocalls

Complaints about nuisance sales calls have risen sharply across New York and the nation because of robocalling, Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday.

02/05/2014

President Barack Obama claps during a press conference to nominate Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Native Janet Yellen Confirmed As Fed Chair

The Senate has easily approved Brooklyn native Janet Yellen’s nomination to head the Federal Reserve.

01/06/2014

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announce a bipartisan budget deal on Dec. 10, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

What Gridlock? House Passes Bipartisan Budget Bill

The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber’s Republicans.

12/12/2013

Luis Quintana, the new mayor of Newark. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Report: Quintana Plans On Shaking Things Up In Newark

A month after taking over for Mayor Cory Booker, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in October, Quintana has asserted his independence, moving to fire some of Booker’s closest advisers and differentiate himself from his predecessor.

12/07/2013

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