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Massive D.C. spending bill will keep NY-NJ Gateway Project alive, anti-terror funds flowing to NYPD

The bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending package hashed out in Congress Wednesday evening includes a number of provisions affecting Brooklyn and the New York City area. The omnibus bill will keep the government in operation until September, if Congress passes it this week. … Full Article

VIDEO: Students call for an end to gun violence

Students at more than a dozen schools in District 38 joined the National School Walkout on Wednesday to protest gun violence and to mark one month since a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. … Full Article

Constituents call on Donovan to pass the Dream Act and protect young Americans

According to a statement from Housing Works Director of Policy Reed Vreeland, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan must address the need for a Dream Act. … Full Article

Conservative Party endorses Donovan for Congress

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan received a major endorsement yesterday in his reelection bid for U.S. Congress. The Conservative Party has thrown its support behind the incumbent Republican. … Full Article

Brooklyn vs. Louisville: Schumer, McConnell spar over which city boasts best bourbon

Every city has a signature product that is unrivaled to any other region of the country. Philadelphia is famous for its cheesesteaks, Chicago for its deep-dish pizza, and New York, of course, has its bagels. … Full Article

Unrig the System movement spreads nationwide

A week after the first-ever Unrig the System Summit ended, organizers were basking in the glow of the success of the three-day conference in New Orleans that featured everything from movie stars to musical performances to workshops and panel discussions focusing on ways to change politics i … Full Article

Suskind warns of dangers of Trump bashing media

“Journalists are used to being hated, but we’re in a totally different place now,” Ron Suskind told the audience at the “Unrig the System Summit” in New Orleans on Feb. 2. … Full Article

Small donors can propel political victory, James says

Brooklyn made its presence felt at the first-ever Unrig the System Summit when New York City Public Advocate Letitia James served as one of the featured speakers at an event to kick off the conference’s second day and later appeared at a panel discussion on the role played by government wat … Full Article

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