Congressman Engel Presents Alfred and Dee DelBello with Congressional Record

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YONKERS, NY and WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 9, 2014 — Congressman Eliot Engel presented a Congressional Record to Al and Dee DelBello at the Hudson River Museum Gala, where the pair were recognized for their significant contributions to the Museum. “Al is a distinguished public servant who represented our community with dignity and integrity during his tenure as Mayor of …

eHeziCongressman Engel Presents Alfred and Dee DelBello with Congressional Record

Ed Koch Commentary: The Flatter Tax By EDWARD I. KOCH

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  I don’t believe class conflict is harmful to our country, as long as it is limited to elections.  It is also helpful if the charges made by both sides in this conflict are factually correct.  The Republicans are the party of the wealthy.  Its membership, however, is made up primarily of people who do not fit that description and …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Please Read This Before Thursday By ED KOCH

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Mr. President, your supporters along with the truly independent voters believe you are an excellent speaker, logical and forthright.  Your detractors respond that your speeches lack passion and are glib.  Your speech this Thursday could be one of the most important you have ever delivered.  The following are my suggestions for what the speech should include in order for it …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Please Read This Before Thursday By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary: Hugh Carey New York’s Greatest Governor of the Modern Era By ED KOCH

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Hugh Carey, former governor of the State of New York, died on Sunday, August 7, 2011.  I believe he was the greatest governor of the modern era going back to the administration of Alfred E. Smith.  I did not know Governor Smith, but I have read of his accomplishments and believe that Hugh Carey, another Irishman, was made in the …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Hugh Carey New York’s Greatest Governor of the Modern Era By ED KOCH

New York Civic: Clinton Suggested Obama Resist Threats of Default By HENRY J. STERN

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Journalism is habitually critical of government officials and bureaucracy. Most people, when polled objectively, tell us that they hold public officials in modest regard. Traditionally, legislators rank substantially lower in public esteem than executives. Notwithstanding those sentiments, however, voters usually re-elect their local representatives, unless the public mood shifts substantially, as it did in 2010. The popularity of the President, a governor …

eHeziNew York Civic: Clinton Suggested Obama Resist Threats of Default By HENRY J. STERN

Financial Times Report Obama Announces Deal on US Debt Limit

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President Barack Obama announced on Sunday night that US Congressional leaders had reached and agreement on a tentative deal that would extend the debt ceiling and avoid a US default, ahead of the opening of Asian markets.  He said there was a framework in place to cut spending and guarantee further deficit-reduction steps to “end the crisis that Washington imposed …

eHeziFinancial Times Report Obama Announces Deal on US Debt Limit

Breaking News: Rep. Anthony Weiner Announces his Resignation

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BROOKLYN, NY — Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) today announced his resignation, again apologizing for his actions. He said "the distraction I have caused" had made it impossible for him to remain in office. For more information, visit washingtonpost.com

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Council President Lesnick Statement on Attempted Assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

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“The senseless and brutal killings that took place today in Tucson, Arizona, illustrate the final breakdown of civility in American politics.      “Everyday, police officers risk their lives facing down the danger of a growing violent criminal and arsenal of weapons. We must redouble our efforts to get guns off the streets but also to take hatred out of the …

eHeziCouncil President Lesnick Statement on Attempted Assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Ed Koch Commentary: Unfinished Business – The Great Recession By Ed Koch

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Looking back on 2010 and the Great Recession, I continue to be enraged by the lack of accountability for those who wrecked our economy and brought the U.S. to its knees.  The shocking truth is that those who did the damage are still in charge.  Many who ran Wall Street before and during the debacle are either still there making …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Unfinished Business – The Great Recession By Ed Koch

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repealed by President Obama’s SignatureBY Hezi Aris

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Washington, DC — December 22, 2010 — President Barack Obama today excised the tenets of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" from the conduct of America’s armed forces will for the first time permit gays and lesbians to serve openly.  Rescinding “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" has not assuaged all critics who charge implementation of the new standard may hamper combat readiness. To …

eHezi‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repealed by President Obama’s SignatureBY Hezi Aris