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Schumer seen as top candidate to succeed Reid

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who has worked side by side for several years with U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, is the top contender to succeed the Nevada Democrat as the chamber’s minority leader, according to several news reports. … Full Article

AP sues State Department, seeking access to Hillary Clinton records

The Associated Press is suing the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. … Full Article

Senate moves ahead on bill to fund Homeland Security agency

WASHINGTON — The Senate has voted to move forward on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), days ahead of a threatened partial agency shutdown. … Full Article

NYC to Republicans: Stop playing chicken with Homeland Security funding

New York City officials called on the GOP to “stop playing politics with Americans’ safety” and allow funding to go through for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -- the government agency responsible for the security of our country’s critical infrastructure, borders, airports and ports. … Full Article

De Blasio rips possible Homeland Security shutdown

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is blasting the possibility that Congress might shut down the Department of Homeland Security.
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Brooklyn Bummer: Democrats settle on Philadelphia as site of 2016 convention

Mayor Bill de Blasio's strong push to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn is coming up short. … Full Article

Nadler blasts Boehner over Netanyahu’s visit

House Speaker John Boehner committed a big blunder by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of congress without first consulting the White House, according to U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who said the controversial move could have major implications. … Full Article

Lloyd Blankfein, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Anna Wintour among co-chairs for Brooklyn national convention committee

The de Blasio administration today announced its 10 host committee co-chairs, a diverse group of local leaders who will assume leadership roles and partner with the Mayor and the administration to execute the City’s convention strategy. … Full Article

Boehner: Resignation of N.Y. Rep. Grimm 'honorable'

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm made the right decision by resigning from Congress after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges. … Full Article

Maloney hails passage of terrorism insurance bill

After months of debate and nail-biting negotiations, the House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for an additional six years, according to U.S. Rep. … Full Article
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