Approximately four fatal drug overdoses took place in New York City every day in 2016. That stark statistic was cited by U.S. Sen. … Full Article

Trump purge: Robert Capers, U.S. Attorney for Brooklyn, Queens, S.I., forced out

Robert Capers, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, was instructed to resign his position by the Trump administration on Friday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the resignations of the 46 remaining U.S. attorneys who were appointed during the Obama administration. … Full Article

Many Brooklyn and New York officials trash Trump’s reissued travel ban

President Donald Trump reissued his much-maligned travel ban on Monday, this time excluding Iraqis from the list of majority Muslim countries — Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen — whose citizens and refugees are forbidden from entering the U.S. … Full Article

Could Trump pave the way for President Oprah?

For years, Oprah Winfrey, the beloved matriarch of afternoon talk shows, has denied any possibility of a White House run.  But it appears she may not be ruling a presidential bid out entirely. … Full Article

Nadler uses obscure House rule to pressure Trump

As controversy continued to swirl around the White House, a lawmaker who has been a member of the House of Representatives for nearly a quarter of century is using his vast knowledge of Capitol Hill rules to try and force the Trump administration to reveal information on any investigations  … Full Article

DeVos confirmed as education secretary as Pence breaks tie

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols express shock at Trump Holocaust statement

A decision by President Donald Trump to omit references to the suffering of Jews at the hands of Nazis in his official statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day is still having ramifications in Brooklyn as two of the borough’s lawmakers expressed shock and outrage over the o … Full Article

Brooklyn judge defies a president

Brooklyn’s federal court was at the center of a political maelstrom over the weekend following protests and chaos at airports around the country triggered by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, issued late Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials jump into Trump immigration fight as federal judge issues stay

Brooklyn’s federal court and local officials were in the thick of it over the weekend following protests and chaos at airports around the country triggered by an executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Friday. … Full Article

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries denounces Trump in fiery district speech in Brooklyn

Third-termer U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (Brooklyn, Queens) came out swinging against President Donald Trump in his State of the District address on Thursday evening in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

NYC, Brooklyn officials defy Trump’s attack on illegal immigration

Many New York City officials and Brooklyn’s community leaders reacted with dismay and defiance to President Donald Trump’s attack on illegal immigrants via two executive orders on Wednesday. … Full Article


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