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Historic Brooklyn Navy Yard site chosen for Dems’ Brooklyn debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have agreed to meet for a Democratic presidential primary debate on CNN and NY1 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday, April 14.   … Full Article

'Hamilton' creator Miranda asks Congress to help Puerto Rico

America's first treasury secretary says it's time for Congress to help dig Puerto Rico out of its debt crisis. And if it will help make the case, he's even got access to tickets to Broadway's latest mega-hit musical. … Full Article

Bloomberg's policy crusades could pose obstacles with voters

For many outside New York City, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's name is synonymous with a pair of political crusades: launching a national anti-gun campaign and taking on Big Soda. … Full Article

McCreight: GOP pols should reject Trump

Chris McCreight, a candidate for Democratic district leader in the 46th Assembly District (AD), is looking at things taking place on the other side of the political aisle and does not like what he’s seeing. … Full Article

AP Interview: Bernie Sanders' brother shares political odyssey

These are exciting times for Larry Sanders, a stalwart Green Party campaigner in Oxford, England. He's just been appointed to a new job as his party's national spokesman on health. … Full Article

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

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