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Donovan to vote against Obamacare repeal bill

In a surprise move, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, the lone Republican in New York City’s congressional delegation, planned to buck his party’s leadership in the House of Representatives and vote against the GOP’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. … Full Article

Brooklyn Democrats say Trump budget will damage country

The budget unveiled recently by President Donald Trump’s administration, which included deep cuts to programs like Meals on Wheels, is being denounced by Brooklyn Democrats at all levels of government as being draconian and harmful to working men and women. … Full Article

Trump’s budget cuts to TSA, Coast Guard dangerous for NYC, says Schumer

President Donald Trump may talk about keeping Americans safe, but his proposed cuts to important airport TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and U.S. Coast Guard security programs in New York present a disturbing picture, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said. … Full Article

Trump purge: Robert Capers, U.S. Attorney for Brooklyn, Queens, S.I., forced out

Robert Capers, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, was instructed to resign his position by the Trump administration on Friday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the resignations of the 46 remaining U.S. attorneys who were appointed during the Obama administration. … Full Article

Many Brooklyn and New York officials trash Trump’s reissued travel ban

President Donald Trump reissued his much-maligned travel ban on Monday, this time excluding Iraqis from the list of majority Muslim countries — Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen — whose citizens and refugees are forbidden from entering the U.S. … Full Article

Could Trump pave the way for President Oprah?

For years, Oprah Winfrey, the beloved matriarch of afternoon talk shows, has denied any possibility of a White House run.  But it appears she may not be ruling a presidential bid out entirely. … Full Article

Nadler uses obscure House rule to pressure Trump

As controversy continued to swirl around the White House, a lawmaker who has been a member of the House of Representatives for nearly a quarter of century is using his vast knowledge of Capitol Hill rules to try and force the Trump administration to reveal information on any investigations  … Full Article

DeVos confirmed as education secretary as Pence breaks tie

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols express shock at Trump Holocaust statement

A decision by President Donald Trump to omit references to the suffering of Jews at the hands of Nazis in his official statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day is still having ramifications in Brooklyn as two of the borough’s lawmakers expressed shock and outrage over the o … Full Article

Brooklyn judge defies a president

Brooklyn’s federal court was at the center of a political maelstrom over the weekend following protests and chaos at airports around the country triggered by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, issued late Friday. … Full Article

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