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Three House members who represent districts in Brooklyn are among the dozens of lawmakers snubbing Donald Trump’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. … Full Article

Fur flies over presidential election recount: Trump slams Clinton, alleges massive voter fraud

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s sponsorship of presidential election recounts in three states set off a cascade of scathing criticism by President-elect Donald Trump. … Full Article

Malliotakis: Death of Castro marks new beginning

The death of Fidel Castro marks a new beginning for the people of Cuba, according to Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, a lawmaker who has a personal connection to the Caribbean island nation. Malliotakis is the daughter of a Cuban refugee. Her mother, Vera, fled Cuba in the 1950s. … Full Article

Trump calls Stein’s election recount push a ‘scam’

President-elect Donald Trump called the effort by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein to fund a recount of the presidential election in three states “ridiculous” and a “scam.” … Full Article

Schumer: U.N. bashes Israel, Haley had better not

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York), who is poised to become the top Democrat in the Senate, has fired a warning shot to President-elect Donald Trump over his selection of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to become U.S. ambassador to the U.N.. … Full Article

Trump’s security picks dismay Brooklyn’s Muslim community

The latest round of nominations announced Friday by President-elect Donald Trump’s press team has sent a chill through Brooklyn’s Muslim community. Friday’s announcements centered on national security. … Full Article

De Blasio meets with Trump, says many in NYC are fearful

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he met with President-elect Donald Trump for an hour Wednesday at Trump Tower and told him that many New York City residents are "fearful" of what his administration could bring. … Full Article

Nadler, Clarke, Jeffries sign anti-Bannon letter

Three Brooklyn lawmakers were among 169 House Democrats who signed a letter sent to Republican President-elect Donald Trump demanding that he rescind the appointment of Stephen Bannon, the head of Breitbart News, as a top White House chief strategist.
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Wary of Trump immigration threat, NY may erase ID card data

When New York City launched the nation's biggest municipal ID card program last year, advocates said it would help people living in the U.S. illegally to venture out of the shadows. … Full Article

Chuck Schumer to lead Democrats as senate minority leader

The chamber's Democrats replaced departing leader Harry Reid with Sen. Chuck Schumer, meaning the New Yorker will be Washington's most powerful Democrat as the party confronts a Republican-dominated government. Schumer was elected unanimously at separate closed-door meetings. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols to worried Kensington Bangladeshi immigrants: We’ve got your back

Bangladeshi Muslims in Brooklyn’s Kensington community who — like immigrant groups across the U.S. — harbor fears of deportation in the wake of the election of Donald Trump had those fears eased somewhat by their local leaders and elected officials last week. … Full Article

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