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.
Senator Schumer Asks Airlines To Cut Fees For Families Traveling With ChildrenFamilies with children will get a break from at least two airlines, on additional fees to sit together, according to Senator Chuck Schumer.
Mayor Bloomberg Defends Proposed Soft Drink Ban Despite Growing CriticismMayor Bloomberg fiercely defended his proposed ban on super-sized soft drinks on Sunday.
Local Commuters May Receive Tax Break On TransportationSenator Charles Schumer said a mass transit tax benefit that expired last year was included in the Senate transportation bill overhauling federal highway and transit programs.
Sen. Schumer Wants Apple, Android Phone Investigation"While they are telling you what movies are playing nearby they are also going through your files and using it for other purposes," Schumer said.
Sen. Schumer Says Home Heating Fuel Costs Expected To RiseSchumer scheduled a conference call Wednesday. He planned to detail the potential lost payments for oil, propane and other home heating fuel by county.
Bin Laden's Death Provides Closure, But Sparks Retaliation ConcernsWhile many were jubilant that the mastermind of the worst terror attack in New York City history was dead, that excitement was tempered by the possibility for retaliation.
NYC Lawmakers To Challenge 'Dead Wrong' Census DataLocal lawmakers announced plans on Sunday to challenge the 2010 Federal Census count of New York City.