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It's a Horrible way to treat 9/11 First Responders.
I discuss all the shenanigans regarding the James Zadroga Reauthorization Act with NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
It’s been more than a decade since the 9/11 attacks, but people are still dying.
Temporary bills would extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program — but only by five years and at funding levels far below what’s needed.
At the first Democratic debate last night, it was a solid performance for Hillary Clinton.
She rejected the charge of political expediency when it comes to changing positions.
Clinton at one point said: "I'm a progressive who likes to get things done."
The Democratic front-runner needed to hit the re-set button with voters, and appeared to have achieved that goal.
This is the story of a 37 year old Staten Island Mother, that proves being Homeless can happen to anyone.
She was not involved with drugs, but fell on tough times.
From the Column of widely regarded and respected Columnist Phil Reisman in the Journal News.
Ernie Davis was taking it from all sides at a recent mayoral debate held in a packed conference room at the Wartburg Home in Mount Vernon.
Five rivals were taking turns, trying to take down the 76-year-old Democratic incumbent who runs the eighth largest city in the state of New York and may be facing his “last hurrah” in a Sept. 10 primary.
Donald Trump is dominating the conversation in the Presidential Race. The point I made from day one of his candidacy is relevant now, more than ever. Trump is not someone to ever underestimate, and he is a real contender. Americans view him as a winner, and that can go a long, long way.
Perhaps we should call him “Teflon Don,” as nothing has been able to stick to Trump.
He has tapped into the anti-establishment sentiment; many Americans have had it with Washington.
We recently sat down with NYPD Commissioner William Bratton.
Bratton predicts crime, despite the perception and claims that crime is on the rise, that crime for the year will be close to all time low records.
He also discussed minority recruitment within the department, what is the best part of his job, and then of course, the worst. Bratton talked with Journalist Dominic Carter.
Kansas and Arizona are suing the federal government over the feds’ refusal to allow those two states to institute voter ID laws that conflict with federal law. The lawsuit asks the federal government to modify its voter registration form in those states to allow for proof of citizenship. Currently, the federal voter registration form only requires prospective voters to verbally declare that they are citizens.
Proud, Happy, Humbled, Energized, and Thankful. All because of a Foster Care Agency Conference.
To say that I was honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the first Annual Foster Care Conference for a prominent organization titled PATH-Idaho would be the understatement of the year.
In Boise, on a picture-perfect weather day with the scenic mountains as a backdrop, and on a Saturday morning none-the-less when most people are home relaxing, (August 10th) Foster Care was the subject of this well attended conference, titled: "Great Challenges Make Great Kids."
Flabbergasted after yet another former sexting partner for Anthony Weiner has gone public recently, "his campaign is on life support" was perhaps the most sympathetic and honest assessment I could initially offer on television.
If there's any theatrical performance offering more bang for your buck this summer, 'iLuminate: Artist of Light' easily wins that coveted award. Returning to New York City, the original production is not to be missed with a spectacular mix of music, moves and artistic majesty. Adjust your vision as darkness fills the room and direct full attention to the stage. Then, prepare to be amazed for 55 fully charged minutes.