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Obama prepares to move on immigration during border crisis

July 31st, 2014

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Even as the White House tries to deal with the immigration crisis taking place at the US border, it is also making plans to take action prior to the midterm elections in November to potentially give millions of work permits to undocumented immigrants to allow them to remain in the country without being deported, lawmakers and advocates say

Long Island Latinos Call on Feds to Probe Suffolk Police’s Failure to Protect Latinos

July 31st, 2014

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The Department of Justice is being called upon to conduct a full investigation into the unsolved murder and vicious attack against two Latino men four years ago. LatinoJustice PRLDEF is also asking the US Department of Justice to investigate the Suffolk County Police Department’s inability to bring the perpetrators to justice.

CD-NY 4: BLAKEMAN DEMANDS RICE’S MORELAND E-MAILS

July 31st, 2014

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CD-NY 4:  BLAKEMAN DEMANDS RICE’S MORELAND E-MAILS

Bruce Blakeman, the Republican-Independence-Conservative nominee for Congress in New York’s 4th District, demanded his opponent, Kathleen Rice, release all her e-mails from her time as Co-Chair of the controversial Moreland Commission.

Long Island Immigrants Tell President Obama: Live Up to Your Promises

July 30th, 2014

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Long Island Organizations Rally in Westbury to Memorialize Separated Families and Call for Action

Green Party seeks 3rd State Senate District candidate

July 30th, 2014

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Green Party seeks 3rd State Senate District candidate to support women and fight corruption Democratic Party insiders have petitioned to open a write-in primary for the Green Party line in the New York Third (3rd) State Senate race. Green Party members interested in running as a candidate in the primary can contact 631-925-6104 or info@gpsuffolk.org. […]

Tipped Workers Urge Cuomo Administration to End Sub-Minimum Wage

July 29th, 2014

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A “wage order” eliminating NY’s tipped sub-minimum wage would promote fair pay for working families and raise wages for 229,000 tipped workers across the state.

NY CD-2: Patricia Maher: Peter King Donated To A Republican Who Voted Against Hurricane Sandy Relief

July 29th, 2014

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When House Republicans in Washington voted against the Hurricane Sandy relief bill, Peter King said, “Anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds…” He also said that he “wouldn’t forget” those Republicans who were against the bill. However, it turns out that King didn’t […]

NY CD-2: Patricia Maher: Where is Peter King’s Leadership on Asbestos Dumping at Roberto Clemente Park?

July 23rd, 2014

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Over the weekend, Peter King made the time to appear on MSNBC to criticize President Obama for not showing more leadership in the wake of the tragic shootdown of MH Flight 17 over Ukraine, and suggested more sanctions on Russia along with the European Union.. But King is also ignoring something in his own backyard.

Suffolk County County Steve Bellone Urges Voters to Support Reform, Consolidation on November Ballot

July 23rd, 2014

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Legislator Lindsay and Legislator Anker, co-sponsors of the bill, cited the fact that Suffolk County is the only County out of 62 in New York State with an independently elected Treasurer and Comptroller.

Bruce Blakeman Advances to ‘Contender’

July 22nd, 2014

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New York Congressional Candidate Takes Second Step In NRCC’s ‘Young Guns’ Program

Long Island Votes 2014: Stephen Labate Forgoes Pursuit of Recount in NY CD-3

July 21st, 2014

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Stephen Labate is withdrawing from the Republican race to unseat Congressman Steve Israel in New York’s Third Congressional District.

Community Groups Host Language-Access Forum As Implementation Date for New County Policy Nears

July 18th, 2014

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Residents and community advocates held a community forum on Thursday to discuss the need for language assistance services in Nassau County, what languages services should be provided by the county, and the status of implementation at county agencies. Nearly one year ago, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano signed two executive orders to ensure translation and […]

Cuomo Spends More Than Quarter Billion Tax Dollars on Ads. Astorino Calls it Foul Play.

July 18th, 2014

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending $237.5 million — including almost $40 million in money intended for Hurricane Sandy victims — to run false television advertising, telling voters here and nationally that everything is coming up roses in New York under his administration, the campaign of New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino today said

President Obama’s Response to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

July 18th, 2014

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President Obama’s Response to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

President Obama, while aboard Air Force 1, placed separate telephone calls to President Poroshenko of Ukraine and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia, yesterday afternoon, to discuss the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Suffolk to Set November Referendum to Merge County of Departments Treasurer & Comptroller

July 17th, 2014

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Suffolk County Legislators Bill Lindsay III and Sarah Anker will join Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to sign legislation to give voters a choice in November to merge the Treasurer’s Office and the Suffolk County Comptroller’s Office. Suffolk County is the only county out of 62 in New York State to have both an elected Comptroller and a Treasurer.

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