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Court system getting Justice Dept. grant to combat drugs

Efforts by courts in New York state to prevent recidivism by convicted drug offenders will soon be getting a financial boost from the federal government, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who said the U.S. … Full Article

Nadler blasts latest GOP effort to repeal Obamacare

As the latest Republican Party effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) appeared to be gaining momentum in the U.S. Senate, an outspoken Brooklyn lawmaker has come out against the GOP’s move. … Full Article

Schumer wants the Federal Trade Commission to look out for gas gouging

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should be watching the gasoline pump to help guard against price gouging in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the shortages of oil they brought, according to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who said price in August and September were unfair.  … Full Article

Politico names Sarsour to top 50 list

Linda Sarsour, a Bay Ridge political firebrand who shot to nationwide fame after organizing the historic Women’s March on Washington in January, has been named one of the top 50 political trendsetters in the country by Politico, the influential, must-read website covering Washington, D.C. … Full Article

Protesters demand Donovan act on DACA, racism

Protesters from both the Southwest Brooklyn and Staten Island sides of U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Denouncing DACA:​ ​Brooklyn Bridge protest, statewide action, hit ​​Trump policies hard

Following a slew of statements from Brooklyn politicians slamming President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, residents from the borough and across the city also took a stand by demonstrating in front of the Trump Tower and marching across the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday night. … Full Article

Donovan praises Trump’s America First foreign policy

A Brooklyn lawmaker whose district includes the only active military base in New York City praised the speech delivered by Donald Trump at Fort Meyer in Virginia in which the president outlined a new strategy for fighting the war in Afghanistan.  … Full Article

Clarke brings her anti-Lee fight to Bay Ridge

U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke brought her case for removing the names of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from street signs on the Fort Hamilton Army Base directly to Bay Ridge on Tuesday, holding a rally in John Paul Jones Park and repeating her call for the U.S. … Full Article

Clarke to hold rally outside Fort Hamilton gate

Putting pressure on the U.S. Army hasn’t worked, so a Brooklyn lawmaker is turning to other methods to try and force the federal government to remove tributes to two Confederate generals from the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton.  … Full Article

Nadler urges GOP to join Dems in censuring Trump

A Brooklyn congressman is leading the bold step to defy a sitting president in an official censure vote in the House of Representatives. If successful, it will be the first time since 1848 that the House has taken such an action. … Full Article

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