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President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday via Twitter that he had decided to ban transgender Americans from serving in the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols express alarm about Puerto Rican referendum, Haitian protected status

Brooklyn officials expressed alarm on Sunday about events affecting Puerto Rico and Haiti, the birthplaces of thousands of Brooklyn residents. … Full Article

Jeffries introduces bipartisan bill to help young drug offenders

The fierce political partisanship in Washington, D.C. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials express confidence in choice of Mueller to investigate Trump

Brooklyn elected officials expressed satisfaction after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel on Wednesday to investigate possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s associates and Russian officials. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols speak out on Comey firing

Here’s a summary of the reaction of Brooklyn lawmakers to the sudden and shocking firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump that took place on Tuesday: … Full Article

Schumer wants hi-tech tools to help stop drugs at border

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is throwing his support behind a bipartisan Senate bill that seeks to provide border patrol agents with hi-tech tools to help stop the flow of illicit fentanyl drugs into the country. … Full Article

Brooklyn House members talk about Trumpcare fallout

Brooklyn’s entire House delegation voted against the Republican-led bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but members were citing different reasons for their vote as the fallout over Trumpcare intensified. … Full Article

Congress deal provides $3.6 billion for drug prevention

When Congress reached a funding agreement to avoid a government shutdown, the fact that the deal included funding for Planned Parenthood and did not contain monies for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border generated most of the headlines. … Full Article

Schumer predicts Trump tax plan will hurt New Yorkers

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer charged that President Donald Trump’s proposed overhaul of the nation’s tax system is so weighted heavily toward the wealthy at the expense of the middle class that it will wind up hurting New Yorkers. … Full Article

Donovan defends NYPD over Sessions comment

In the wake of a controversial stand by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in which the country’s highest law enforcement officer appeared to be accusing NYPD of being soft on crime, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has come to the defense of cops. … Full Article

Clarke town hall to focus on Trump immigration policy

Charging that President Donald Trump’s immigration policy “presents an unprecedented threat to the families of Central Brooklyn,” U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke said she will host a town hall for her constituents to discuss how to fight back. … Full Article

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