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A senior member of the House Judiciary Committee is calling on the committee’s chairman to hold a public hearing to look into the latest bombshell revelation in the Trump-Russia mess. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge defies a president

Brooklyn’s federal court was at the center of a political maelstrom over the weekend following protests and chaos at airports around the country triggered by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, issued late Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials jump into Trump immigration fight as federal judge issues stay

Brooklyn’s federal court and local officials were in the thick of it over the weekend following protests and chaos at airports around the country triggered by an executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Friday. … Full Article

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries denounces Trump in fiery district speech in Brooklyn

Third-termer U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (Brooklyn, Queens) came out swinging against President Donald Trump in his State of the District address on Thursday evening in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

NYC, Brooklyn officials defy Trump’s attack on illegal immigration

Many New York City officials and Brooklyn’s community leaders reacted with dismay and defiance to President Donald Trump’s attack on illegal immigrants via two executive orders on Wednesday. … Full Article

It’s happening: Inauguration Day events in Brooklyn

Friday’s Inauguration Day is unlike any other in our nation’s history. President-elect Donald Trump has the lowest approval ratings of any incoming president, and strikes have been called nationwide by women’s groups, progressives and artists. … Full Article

Brooklyn House members to boycott Trump’s big day

Three House members who represent districts in Brooklyn are among the dozens of lawmakers snubbing Donald Trump’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. … Full Article

Congressional Democrats call on lawmakers to maintain Affordable Care Act

Standing beneath a projection that declared “The Republican Plan Will Make America Sick Again!” U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez opened the Jan. 7 press conference at Woodhull Medical Center with a reminder: “Access to health care is not a privilege; it’s a right!” … Full Article

Hikind blasts anti-Israel speech by Kerry

State Assemblymember Dov Hikind, a Brooklyn lawmaker who has made frequent trips to Israel during his years as an elected official, came out swinging against President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in the wake of Kerry’s blistering critique of Israel on Wednesday. … Full Article

U.N. anti-Israel vote finds contempt from both sides of House

The vote by the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements on the West Bank has drawn sharp criticism from Brooklyn lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in the House of Representatives. … Full Article

Trump nominates Vincent Viola for secretary of the Army

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Vincent “Vinnie” Viola to be his secretary of the Army. The Brooklyn-born Viola is a retired Army major and graduate of New York Law School and West Point. … Full Article

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