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Democrats Lead Battle for Congress

August 28, 2014
By John Zogby


The latest Zogby Analytics poll shows that neither party has much to brag about heading into the 2014 congressional elections. The poll of 1,223 likely voters nationwide, indicates that "if the election were held today", more voters would choose the Democratic candidate in their district than the Republican by a margin of 39% to 34%, with 6% selecting "other" and 21% still not sure.

Hillary Wallops All Republicans

August 27, 2014
By John Zogby


I am sorry to have to tell you this: sometimes the pundits have no idea what they are talking about.

If you watch the talking heads (I try not to) and read the blogs (I read some), you would think that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has mortally wounded her chances of ever becoming President. Her book tour is just short of disastrous; her interviews have revealed a woman who is clearly out of touch with the reality of the 99%; and she has committed the most egregious act a party nominee can do by criticizing a sitting President from her own party. I truly get the scenario.

Hillary Hammers Democratic Field for 2016

August 25, 2014
By John Zogby


Washingon, DC - Who needs book sales, hugs, and good television interviews? So far, not former Secretary of State, former Senator, and former First Lady Hillary Clinton. Despite taking a pounding from Beltway pundits, Mrs. Clinton retains a solid lead over her challengers for the 2016 Democratic nomination, according to a new poll by Zogby Analytics.

CWA Backing Recchia for Congress

August 25, 2014
BY Stephanie West


Staten Island, NY — The Communications Workers of America have announced their endorsement of Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. for Congress in New York’s 11th congressional district.

PEF Endorses Labor Friendly Candidates

August 22, 2014
By Stephanie West


Albany, NY - The Executive Board of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) concluded a two-day meeting and endorsed candidates for federal, statewide and legislative office for 2014 elections. The complete list of endorsements is located on their website. PEF made a powerful statement with its endorsement of Zephyr Teachout for governor and Tim Wu for Lt. Gov.

NYS Labor Fed Endorses Recchia for Congress

August 22, 2014
By Stephanie West


Staten Island, NY—On Monday August 18th , the New York State AFL-CIO endorsed Domenic M. Recchia Jr. for Congress in New York’s 11th congressional district. The endorsement was announced at the State Federation’s 2014 Political Education Convention. Recchia is challenging indicted incumbent Republican Michael Grimm. 

President Signs Veterans Accountability Act of 2014

August 18, 2014
By Neal Tepel


Washington, DC - President Obama's signing of the Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 will provide billions of dollars in resources to improve the staffing levels and facilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation paves the way for new hiring that can begin to address the chronic short staffing of doctors nurses and support personnel. This will assist in getting veterans in the door to receive the top notch care they have earned -- care that veterans regularly choose over the option of going outside the VA.

Madoff Victims Receive Compensation

August 18, 2014
By Neal Tepel


New York – The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Attorney General Schneiderman’s 2012 settlement with J. Ezra Merkin, who invested over $2 billion with Bernard M. Madoff on behalf of hundreds of investors, may proceed. The decision affirms a 2013 U.S. District Court ruling that denied an effort by Irving Picard, the Madoff trustee, to block the Attorney General’s Office from distributing the proceeds of the $410 million settlement directly to Madoff’s victims. The ruling means that these victims should begin receiving the money in the coming months. 

 

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