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Members of Brooklyn congressional delegation had strong, and negative, reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday in the so-called Hobby Lobby case. … Full Article

Grimm charges that Obama’s legacy is ‘tarnished’ by scandals

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President Barack Obama’s legacy has been tarnished due to the triple threat of scandals involving Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service and the seizure of Associated Press reporters’ phone records by the US Department of Justice, according to the lone Republican in the New York City congressiona … Full Article

Feds raid Associated Press, secretly grabbing wide swath of phone records

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the ne … Full Article

Nadler: Country’s future depends of immigration reform

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The immigration reform package presented by a bipartisan group of eight senators contains a lot of good ideas but doesn’t go far enough, according to US Rep. Jerrold Nadler. … Full Article

Grimm on TSA’s knife rule: I told you so!

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US Rep. Michael Grimm said he told the federal Transportation Security Administration that allowing passengers to bring knives onto airplanes was a bad idea. And now, the TSA appears to be backing off. … Full Article

Obama says Boston bombings an act of terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday the deadly Boston Marathon bombings were an act of terrorism but investigators do not know if they were carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by a "malevolent individual." … Full Article

Brooklyn Conservatives praise Thatcher as a role model

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Contrary to her public image as the tough-as-nails “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher was a “kind and gentle lady,” according to New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, who met the former British prime minister several years ago. … Full Article

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

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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

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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
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