Nadler, Clarke, Jeffries sign anti-Bannon letter

Three Brooklyn lawmakers were among 169 House Democrats who signed a letter sent to Republican President-elect Donald Trump demanding that he rescind the appointment of Stephen Bannon, the head of Breitbart News, as a top White House chief strategist.
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Wary of Trump immigration threat, NY may erase ID card data

When New York City launched the nation's biggest municipal ID card program last year, advocates said it would help people living in the U.S. illegally to venture out of the shadows. … Full Article

Chuck Schumer to lead Democrats as senate minority leader

The chamber's Democrats replaced departing leader Harry Reid with Sen. Chuck Schumer, meaning the New Yorker will be Washington's most powerful Democrat as the party confronts a Republican-dominated government. Schumer was elected unanimously at separate closed-door meetings. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols to worried Kensington Bangladeshi immigrants: We’ve got your back

Bangladeshi Muslims in Brooklyn’s Kensington community who — like immigrant groups across the U.S. — harbor fears of deportation in the wake of the election of Donald Trump had those fears eased somewhat by their local leaders and elected officials last week. … Full Article
Green cab drivers give their take on the presidential election

NYC's green cab drivers give their take on the presidential election

Following the election, the Brooklyn Eagle spoke with green cab drivers, many of whom are immigrants, to hear their thoughts on the election and the future of America. Green cabs operate mainly in the outer boroughs. … 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
Hillary call center

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


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