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Local Politicians React to President Obama’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

Mayor Michael Bloomberg  “This is a major turning point in the history of American civil rights. No American president has ever supported a major expansion of civil rights that has not ultimately been adopted by the American people – and I have no doubt that this will be no exception. The march of freedom that has sustained [&hellip
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NADLER PICKS THOMPSON

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Politics

Comptroller Bill Thompson rallied Democratic support on the Upper West Side against Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Thompson held a press conference at Verde Square, on Broadway and West 73rd Street, to formally accept support from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, State Sen. Eric Schneiderman, Assembly members Linda Rosenthal and Richard Gottfried, and Council Member Gale Brewer
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NADLER PUSHES REPEAL OF ANTI-GAY RIGHTS LAW

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler is taking the lead with two Democratic colleagues to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law during the Clinton Administration. The law bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, which denies couples certain protections and benefits. With the proliferation of same-sex marriage in some states since the law was [&hellip
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NADLER PUSHES TO SAVE P.O.s

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler wants to use legislation to save 14 city post offices that are being studied for closure. Nadler’s two bills would open up any post office closings to public scrutiny. The U.S. Postal Service would have to justify closings of branches, hold public hearings and require a public assessment for need of the [&hellip
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NADLER STIMULATES ART ORGS

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler announced that Upper West Side art institutions and nonprofits will receive more than $500,000 in federal stimulus funds. As donations to these groups dwindled in the sagging economy, the federal money will be intended for job preservation. “It’s always essential to support the arts in our communities,” Nadler said in a statement. [&hellip
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NADLER’S TRANSPORTATION JOBS BILL

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler reintroduced a bill that would create a program in the Federal Transit Administration to retain jobs in public transportation and train new workers in the sector. The legislation, Nadler said in a statement, would target “disconnected youth,” 16- to 24-year olds who have dropped out of school and been unemployed for at [&hellip
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NADLER WANTS SENATE SEAT

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Caroline? Carolyn? (Maloney, that is.) How about Jerry? Rep. Jerrold Nadler announced in an interview last week that he wants Secretary of State designate Hillary Clinton’s soon-to-be vacated Senate seat. During an interview on Democracy Now, Nadler told host Amy Goodman he is “certainly” interested in becoming New York’s junior senator and expressed this to [&hellip
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NADLER, SCHUMER PRAISE OBAMA STIMULUS

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Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Jerrold Nadler are touting the stimulus package Congressional leaders and President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team is drafting as a boon to the state’s fiscal woes. Facing a historic budget gap in the state and MTA budgets, the federal legislators said they are pushing to have at least $20 billion of [&hellip
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