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 Capit … Full Article

Election 2016: Long lines, eager voters in Brooklyn

Polling places in Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights were packed with eager voters on Tuesday starting even before the official opening hour of 6 a.m. … Full Article
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Young and old cold call for Clinton in Downtown Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Eagle visited a call center for Hillary Clinton in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday, just days before the election, to ask volunteers why they were backing Clinton. … Full Article

Hikind to cast write-in vote for Paul Ryan

Turning his back on his party’s nominee for president, Democratic state Assemblymember Dov Hikind announced that he plans to write House Speaker Paul Ryan’s name on his ballot on Election Day. “Hillary Clinton, for me, is not an option,” Hikind said bluntly. … Full Article

Brooklyn (and legacy of political one-liners) well-represented at Alfred E. Smith Dinner

Along with 1,500 guests packing the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom, anticipation hung heavy in the air at the Seventy-First Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. … Full Article

Giuliani admits he was wrong about Clinton and 9/11

Stumping for Donald Trump in Ocala, Florida, on Wednesday, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a crowd that Hillary Clinton had falsely claimed to have been in New York on Sept. 11, 2001 — an incorrect claim he took back a few hours later. … Full Article

Voter registration deadline is Friday: How to do it in NYC

The upcoming presidential election has been called one of the most important in decades, and Friday, Oct. 14 is the last day to register to vote. … Full Article

Where to watch the presidential debate in Brooklyn this weekend

It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump brought the heat in their first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26. … Full Article

House passes Donovan anti-terror bills

Two anti-terror bills sponsored by the lone Republican in New York City’s congressional delegation were passed by the House this week as lawmakers turned their attention to securing transportation systems and cyber space in the wake of the bombing in Chelsea. … Full Article

Neither Trump, Clinton exactly right about stop-and-frisk

Donald Trump says the police tactic known as stop-and-frisk led to a drop in murders in New York City, while Hillary Clinton says it has been ruled unconstitutional. At the first presidential debate, neither was quite right. … Full Article

Senators vote to override Obama's veto of 9/11 bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers. … Full Article


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