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Bernie Sanders: Big in Bushwick

On Wednesday, the Bernie Sanders campaign filed more than 80,000 petition signatures –more than ten times the minimum required -- to put Bernie on the ballot in the New York State Democratic Presidential Primary on April 19. … Full Article

Brooklyn Republicans blast Cruz over ‘NY values’ sneer

Hey, Ted Cruz, don’t mess with New York! Brooklyn Republicans joined in the chorus of boos reigning down on the U.S. senator from Texas who blasted GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump by claiming the bombastic billionaire has “New York values.” … Full Article

Clinton reveals immigration reform vision at Downtown Brooklyn conference

Frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed her vision to help immigrants and refugees find a secure landfall in the U.S. … Full Article

Iraq, Afghanistan war vets endorse Zadroga Act

Members of Brooklyn’s congressional delegation who are pushing for the recently expired James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to be brought back received support from a key group of veterans this week. … Full Article

Velázquez introduces gun bill that would tax sales, fund anti-violence and mental health programs

Just hours before the latest tragic shooting death of a teen in Brooklyn on Monday, U.S. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez unveiled a bill aimed at quashing the flow of guns into big cities and reducing gun violence. … Full Article

Schumer seeking financial justice for 9/11 families

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to make it easier for families of Sept. 11 victims to sue foreign countries that support terrorism. … Full Article

Flying monkey sighted outside Hillary 2016 HQ in Brooklyn

A poster depicting a “Wizard of Oz” flying monkey holding a “Hillary 2016” sign was hung over the street near Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters on Tuesday. … Full Article

Schumer bill would allow Puerto Rico to file for bankruptcy

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) said he has introduced legislation aimed at helping Puerto Rico out of its fiscal mess by allowing the island to seek bankruptcy protection in U.S. courts, something it is currently prohibited from doing. … Full Article

Jeffries, colleagues form caucus to take fresh look at justice system

A bipartisan group of House members, including U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn, has formed a new caucus to look at ways to fix the country’s criminal justice system, it was announced this week. … Full Article

Schumer launches American women U.S. currency contest

Standing at the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched his online poll: ‘Which Great American Woman Should Be on U.S. … Full Article

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