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Congress Concerned with Post Office Closings

September 17, 2014
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - One hundred sixty members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the leaders of the House Appropriations Committee on Sept. 11 urging them to stop devastating cuts to the Postal Service.



Thank You for Choosing Me as the 52nd AD Democratic Candidate

September 16, 2014
By Jo Anne Simon

Three months ago we started this campaign standing on the steps of Borough Hall, Nydia on my right, Joan on my left, and a small cadre of volunteers on the steps around us. We promised that the number of people behind us would grow. And grow it did, as we took our campaign from one end of this district to the other and back again. We talked about the work I’ve done and the victories we achieved in this community over the past 30 years.


NYC Appoints International Affairs Commissioner

September 17, 2014
By Amanda LoMonaco

New York, NY — Penny Abeywardena has been appointed commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. Abeywardena, brings a wealth of experience in strategic relations and first-hand knowledge of international affairs to this position.


Unions Fret Over Canadian Trade Agreement

September 12, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Montreal, Canada - Many labor unions have series concerns with the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement. "The secrecy and lack of transparency by Prime Minister Harper and his Government is nothing short of contempt for the Canadian taxpayer," said James Given, President, Seafarers' International Union of Canada and Chair, Canadian Maritime and Supply Chain Coalition.  "It's time that they put up or get out."


Democrats Lead Republicans in Congressional Poll

September 17, 2014
By John Zogby

One thing you should know before I even get started: I have never missed a Congressional generic ballot yet. No other polling company has published a generic ballot in September so this is the first out of the chute and the new Zogby Analytics matchup shows the Democrats leading by 12 points - 42% to 30%. Now, in the full interests of truth, the Congressional generic is not the best barometric reading for an election outcome, but it is at least a useful trend to watch. So this is not a prediction but look at what we found.


Sports Betting Needed in Atlantic City

September 9, 2014
By NJ AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech

For more than two decades, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO has supported sports wagering in Atlantic City. Sports betting is estimated at $500 billion annually in the United States.  Unfortunately most of that goes to organized crime, off-shore gambling havens and Las Vegas – not New Jersey.



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