Cuomo to Trump: Oil drilling off NY coast would kill economy, wildlife

Oil slicks off Coney Island. Disruptions at the largest container port on the East Coast. Empty nets for New York’s fishing industry. … Full Article

Grimm denounces Bannon over anti-Trump book

The fallout over the blockbuster book about the Trump White House by writer Michael Wolff has reached all the way from Washington, D.C. to Brooklyn, where it is shaking up a local congressional campaign. … Full Article

Trump critic Nadler moves up on House Judiciary Committee

One of President Trump’s fiercest critics in Congress now occupies the top spot of his party on the influential House Judiciary Committee and as 2017 turns into 2018, all eyes will be on him. … Full Article

Donovan wants ban on child sex dolls

The sexual harassment accusations leveled against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and a slew of prominent men in the worlds of politics and media are causing lawmakers to re-examine many other sex-related acts in the country.  … Full Article

Schumer asks feds to hire priest for Brooklyn jail

The Metropolitan Detention Center does not have a full-time priest on duty, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who is pushing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to assign a Catholic clergy member to the Sunset Park jail. … Full Article

Gillibrand calls on Franken to resign

In a sharply worded rebuke of a fellow lawmaker, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) called on Al Franken to resign after another woman came forward to charge the Minnesota senator of forcibly kissing her. … Full Article

Brooklyn pol says Congress overdue for sexual harassment reckoning

With the news of the shocking firing of “Today” anchor Matt Lauer still sinking in across the country and with the ongoing scandal involving sexual harassment allegations against longtime U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Donovan bucks GOP, votes no on tax plan

When the House of Representatives voted 227-205 on Thursday in favor of a landmark bill to overhaul the nation’s tax system, the lone Republican in New York City’s Congressional delegation decided to buck his party and vote against the legislation. … Full Article

Mom who lost teen to suicide lauds anti-bullying bill

The mother of a teenager who committed suicide last year after he was bullied at his Bay Ridge school is putting all of her energy behind legislation aimed at addressing the growing problem of bullying in the U.S.  … Full Article


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