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OBITUARY: Margaret Thatcher, Britian's 'Iron Lady', 87

LONDON — Love her or loathe her, one thing's beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain. … Full Article

Nadler gets star speaking role at pro-gay marriage rally

Bensonhurst
US Rep. Jerrold Nadler will be getting one of the prime speaking slots at a pro-gay marriage rally to take place on March 24, two days before the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the issue of same sex unions. … Full Article

Knives on planes? Grimm angry at TSA head’s cutting remark

Bay Ridge
Calling a decision by the Transportation Safety Administration’s top leader to allow passengers to bring knives on airplanes “borderline idiotic,” US Rep. Michael Grimm (R-C-Brooklyn-Staten Island) said he has introduced legislation to prevent it from happening. … Full Article

Conservative fest in DC will have a Brooklyn beat

Bay Ridge
They won’t be serving Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, but the Conservative Political Action Conference will still have a Brooklyn flavor to it this year. … Full Article

Grimm votes for budget to save fort’s anti-terror unit

Bay Ridge
At least something good is coming out of the nasty budget battles in Washington, a local lawmaker said. … Full Article

Jeffries warns court: Hands off Voting Rights Act!

East Flatbush
On the day before the US Supreme Court was to hear a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke out on the House floor to call on the country’s highest court to preserve the 48 year old law. … Full Article

Pols at odds over hurricane relief funding for churches

Coney Island
Two lawmakers are on opposite sides of a debate over whether churches and other religious institutions should receive federal disaster relief funds. … Full Article

GRIMM RIVAL: Recchia to run for Brooklyn-Staten Island congress seat

Coney Island
Councilman Domenic Recchia Jr., who flirted with the idea of running for Brooklyn borough president and then city comptroller before rejecting both bids, has apparently found a public office more to his liking. He has announced his intention to run for congress. … Full Article

Malliotakis gains national prominence in Conservative movement

Bay Ridge
Nicole Malliotakis has long enjoyed strong ties to the New York State Conservative Party, which enthusiastically endorsed the assemblywoman for election in 2010 and re-election in 2012. Now, the national Conservative Party is beginning to take notice of her. … Full Article

Pols refuse to put stamp of approval on Mon-Fri. mail delivery

Bay Ridge
Members of New York’s delegation said they think the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to stop Saturday mail deliveries should be marked “Return to Sender.” … Full Article
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