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Brooklyn elected officials expressed satisfaction after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel on Wednesday to investigate possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s asso … 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

Gone viral: Brooklyn man's website helps people contact Electoral College before Trump vote

The Electoral College vote to determine who will become president is set to take place on Dec. 19. Now, a Brooklyn man has created a website to make writing letters to the electors easy — and his project has gone viral. … Full Article

Trump: Giuliani out as contender for Secretary of State

President-elect Donald Trump broke the news on Friday that Mayor Rudy Giuliani has removed his name from consideration for the position of Secretary of State. Trump said in a release that Giuliani told him during a meeting held on November 29 that he no longer wished to be considered. … Full Article

Electoral College candidate defends system

The historic 2016 election, which resulted in a split between the popular vote and the Electoral College, has led many disgruntled Democrats to call for a drastic change in presidential elections. … Full Article

Clarke blasts GOP over Planned Parenthood probe

Charging that Republicans in the House of Representatives are wasting their time and taxpayer dollars on an endless round of investigations into Planned Parenthood, U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke said she voted against a new bill to double the funding to continue the probe. … Full Article

Schumer announces bipartisan ‘BOTS Act’ just passed by Senate, urges House to act

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer announced Senate passage of the “BOTS Act,” federal legislation that would crack down on cyber scalpers using bots to scoop up thousands of popular Broadway, theater and concert tickets to resell on other websites at outrageous prices. … Full Article

Fur flies over presidential election recount: Trump slams Clinton, alleges massive voter fraud

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s sponsorship of presidential election recounts in three states set off a cascade of scathing criticism by President-elect Donald Trump. … Full Article

Malliotakis: Death of Castro marks new beginning

The death of Fidel Castro marks a new beginning for the people of Cuba, according to Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, a lawmaker who has a personal connection to the Caribbean island nation. Malliotakis is the daughter of a Cuban refugee. Her mother, Vera, fled Cuba in the 1950s. … Full Article

Trump calls Stein’s election recount push a ‘scam’

President-elect Donald Trump called the effort by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein to fund a recount of the presidential election in three states “ridiculous” and a “scam.” … Full Article

Schumer: U.N. bashes Israel, Haley had better not

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York), who is poised to become the top Democrat in the Senate, has fired a warning shot to President-elect Donald Trump over his selection of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to become U.S. ambassador to the U.N.. … Full Article

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