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Brooklyn Bummer: Democrats settle on Philadelphia as site of 2016 convention

Mayor Bill de Blasio's strong push to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn is coming up short. … Full Article

Nadler blasts Boehner over Netanyahu’s visit

House Speaker John Boehner committed a big blunder by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of congress without first consulting the White House, according to U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who said the controversial move could have major implications. … Full Article

Lloyd Blankfein, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Anna Wintour among co-chairs for Brooklyn national convention committee

The de Blasio administration today announced its 10 host committee co-chairs, a diverse group of local leaders who will assume leadership roles and partner with the Mayor and the administration to execute the City’s convention strategy. … Full Article

Boehner: Resignation of N.Y. Rep. Grimm 'honorable'

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm made the right decision by resigning from Congress after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges. … Full Article

Maloney hails passage of terrorism insurance bill

After months of debate and nail-biting negotiations, the House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for an additional six years, according to U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Democratic pols praise Obama’s immigration fix

Reaction to President Barack Obama’s unilateral move on Thursday to change the nation’s immigration system is still pouring in from all corners of the political spectrum. … Full Article

Grimm calls Obama’s immigration overhaul ‘shameless’

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, the lone Republican member of the New York City congressional delegation, lashed out at President Barack Obama over his announcement to use executive action to overhaul the nation’s troubled immigration system. … Full Article

NYC announced $10 million in commitments for Brooklyn DNC bid

The de Blasio Administration today announced that it has secured $10 million in commitments from host committee members for the City’s bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. … Full Article
Rep. Grimm Tribute to 9/11 Victims on 13th Anniversary

VIDEO: Rep. Michael Grimm addresses Congress on 9/11 anniversary

U.S. Rep. Michael got a close up view of the devastation of Sept. 11. In a statement delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives, Grimm recalled the horror that took place 13 years ago. … Full Article

Clarke: Pentagon’s new hair policy respects diversity

The military has done an about-face on its controversial policy governing hairstyles worn by troops and U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke is praising the change as a move that respects the diversity of the men and women in uniform. … Full Article

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