Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

Tapped In: Nadler Calls for Action on Guns, Broadway Mall Seeks Donations, Creative Economy Growing

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

flickr-2914911278-hd NADLER CALLS FOR ACTION ON GUN CONTROL Following the mass shooting of children and adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Fiday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler asserted that “we cannot simply accept [shootings] as a routine product of modern American life.” The congressman, whose district encompasses the Upper West Side, said in a statement [&hellip
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Representative Rangel Wins Primary Despite Redistricting

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, representing the congressional district primarily covering Harlem, won yesterday’s primary despite district redraws (occurring once a decade). The 82-year-old Rangel defeated Adriano Espaillat and three other candidates in the congressional primary, with the New York Times calling it “the toughest re-election fight of his career.” Rangel’s victory gives him the shot [&hellip
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Endorsement: Clyde Williams for Congress

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Politics, West Side Spirit

FW-Clyde Williams(as) Rep. Charles Rangel was once one of the most powerful men in Congress. He has a distinguished war record and a record of accomplishment over his 42 years in Congress. But two years ago, he admitted to serious “mistakes” and decided to give up his source of power, the position of chairman of the House [&hellip
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Endorsement: Our Vote’s for Velazquez

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Photo by Jonathan Springer Over the course of her 20 years in Congress, Nydia Velazquez has earned the nickname of “La Luchadora,” or the “The Fighter.” And for the first time in almost a decade, Velazquez is facing a serious fight against three Democratic opponents in the race over the newly redrawn 7th Congressional District. In a congressional environment [&hellip
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Challengers Hope to Unseat a 20-Year Incumbent in Newly Drawn 7th Congressional District

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Nydia Velazquez. Photo by Jonathan Springer. Rep. Nydia Velazquez could face toughest battle since her election in ’92 In a letter sent to new constituents in the newly drawn 7th Congressional district, Rep. Nydia Velazquez wrote that she is sometimes referred to as “La Luchadora,” Spanish for “The Fighter.” That label may prove more than fitting as Velazquez seeks re-election to [&hellip
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Where’s This Woman? Fighting for the Upper East Side

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in OTTY Awards, Our Town, Politics Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the 2012 East Sider of the Year OTTY award winner, pulls no punches fighting for her Upper East Side district. Some politicians get themselves noticed for the things they say. Others work quietly, hoping to gain attention for the things they do. The rare breed of national legislator is able to land [&hellip
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Bill O’Reilly’s Strange Days Are Over

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Breaking News

With Joe Carvin’s departure from the race for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, top consultant Bill O’Reilly’s strange couple of days are over. O’Reilly confirmed that with Carvin out of the race, he is now back doing press for Rep. Bob Turner, whose campaign for Congress was helped enormously by O’Reilly’s press work. But when [&hellip
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