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Rep. Grimm Tribute to 9/11 Victims on 13th Anniversary

VIDEO: Rep. Michael Grimm addresses Congress on 9/11 anniversary

U.S. Rep. Michael got a close up view of the devastation of Sept. 11. In a statement delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives, Grimm recalled the horror that took place 13 years ago. … Full Article

Clarke: Pentagon’s new hair policy respects diversity

The military has done an about-face on its controversial policy governing hairstyles worn by troops and U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke is praising the change as a move that respects the diversity of the men and women in uniform. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Democrats hope their party’s convention is Brooklyn-bound

It’s not just the big shots in the city’s Democratic Party that want the 2016 Democratic National Convention to take place at the Barclays Center. The party’s loyal foot soldiers want it too. … Full Article

Brooklyn rolls out the blue carpet in Democratic Convention push

Brooklyn rolled out an actual blue carpet -- plus a marching band, gift bags and a host of officials -- at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) scouting visit to New York City on Monday. … Full Article

Clarke calls for compassion for immigrant children

The tens of thousands of children who are streaming across the southern border of the U.S. from countries in Central America should be treated with compassion — not like criminals, according to one Brooklyn congresswoman. … Full Article

Democrats blast Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling

Members of Brooklyn congressional delegation had strong, and negative, reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday in the so-called Hobby Lobby case. … Full Article

Nadler says closing loophole will end NSA’s ‘backdoor searches’ of U.S. citizens

An amendment to a defense appropriations bill could put a leash on the National Security Agency (NSA) and its controversial practice of spying on Americans, according to U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler. … Full Article

In Dallas, de Blasio announces nationwide task force to tackle inequality

Mayors across the country have set their focus on tackling inequality. … Full Article
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