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A look inside the Suffolk County Jail in Riverhead, N.Y. (Photo: CBS 2)

Officials: Queens Man Impersonates Dead Twin Brother, Steals $581K In Welfare Benefits

Thomas Murphy, 52, is accused of using his dead twin brother Robert’s social security number and signing up for social service benefits in his name.

09/09/2014

Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (file / credit: Office of Jim Himes)

Himes Optimistic About Immigration Bill’s Chances

The bill came out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with such momentum that Himes believes it could stand of fair chance of passage in the House.

05/30/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

Mitt Romney in Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

09/18/2012

Mitt Romney in Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

iPhone (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images for Big W)

Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

The seal of Rockland County

Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef Delivers State Of The County

The theme: to rebuild, renew, and reconnect with the citizens of Rockland.

03/16/2011

Milton Vasquez (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Arraignment Set For L.I. Man Arrested For DWI

Police arrested Milton Vasquez, 27, Sunday night in Huntington Station for allegedly driving while intoxicated with his 21-month-old daughter in the car.

02/21/2011

Cocaine (credit: CBS 2)

Dad Gets Probation In Day Care Cocaine Case

A man whose 4-year-old son took a bag of cocaine to day care is avoiding a prison sentence.

12/30/2010