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  • LIRR Head Calls For Disability System Overhaul

    NEW YORK - Saying she could not stand idle as Long Island Rail Road employees continue to abuse a flawed pension system that grants disability benefits to nearly anyone who applies, railroad president Helena Williams yesterday called for widespread...
  • 2nd District: Steve Israel

    Congressman Steve Israel represents New York's 2nd Congressional District, which includes the Long Island towns of Huntington, Babylon, Islip, Smithtown and Oyster Bay. Israel serves on the House Appropriations Committee - one of the most powerful...
  • Caroline Kennedy Interested in Clinton's Senate Seat

    She's in. Caroline Kennedy telephoned Gov. David A. Paterson Monday afternoon and said she'd like to fill Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's seat in the U.S. Senate, the governor confirmed. lt;/div> "She told me ... she realized that it was not a campaign, but...
  • Caroline Kennedy Withdraws Senate Bid

    NEW YORK (WPIX) -- According to the NY Post, Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn her name from consideration to replace outgoing New York junior Sen. Hillary Clinton. She informed Governor David Paterson she's withdrawing due to "personal reasons," the tabloid...
  • Poll: Voters prefer Cuomo over Kennedy for Senate seat

    A new poll shows New Yorkers now prefer Attorney General Andrew Cuomo over Caroline Kennedy for the U.S. Senate seat expected to be vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found New York voters prefer Cuomo 31...
  • Video: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy Lashes Out At Gov's Pick

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Governor David Paterson's decision to name Kirsten Gillibrand to Hillary Clinton's senate seat wasn't finalized until late last night.  Sources involved in conversations with the Governor, have told PIX News there was a strong...
  • NY's Clintonites: Unready to sing a 'unity' chorus

     
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's second-place finish will leave some distressed New York Democrats reluctant to rally behind Barack Obama - although loyal insiders predict an orderly transfer of support. "The political community, and political activists,...
  • Schumer: Against telcom immunity

     
    Chuck Schumer's spokesman tells us that he's going to oppose the current version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act legislation, which immunizes telcom companies for past implementation of Bush's requests and expands the government's capacity to...
  • FISA: Schumer opposes cloture, Clinton doesn't vote

     
    The controversial legislation expanding the president's authority to surveil calls and emails without court approval and immunizing telcom providers from lawsuits over past compliance with Bush's requests came up for a cloture vote in the Senate last...
  • Israel, Weitzman on board Jews for Obama effort

     
    Nassau Comptroller Howard Weitzman and Rep. Steve Israel, formerly for Hillary, are pitching in on a new Jewish outreach effort for Obama -- Obama Jewish Community Leadership Committee of Metropolitan New York. Or, maybe you prefer the catchy acronym --.....
  • Montano scratches bid for Suffolk state Senate seat

     
    Suffolk Legis. Ricardo Montano (D-Central Islip), at left, has dropped his bid for state Senate and is backing fellow Islip resident Jimmy Dahroug. ???I want to stay in the county legislature and I don???t want to divide the vote......
  • Hillary: Why tell constituents what I think?

     
    The controversial FISA legislation, expanding presidential authority to sourveil and data mine and immunizing telecommunications companies for past Bush-requested surveillance not authorized by statute, is expected to come up for a vote later this week....