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Gillibrand pushes for preservation of fire department grants

U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand is pushing for the leaders in her chamber to reject a cut to grant programs for fire departments after cut in this year’s federal budget, as Congress begins work on 2025 federal budget. On Wednesday, Gillibrand sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations ...

House votes to require delivery of bombs to Israel

WASHINGTON — The House delivered a rebuke to President Joe Biden Thursday for pausing a shipment of bombs to Israel, passing legislation that seeks to force the weapons transfer as Republicans worked to highlight Democratic divisions over the Israel-Hamas war. Seeking to discourage Israel ...

Stefanik’s bipartisan index rating falls to lowest so far

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was the 165th most bipartisan member of Congress last year, according to an index report released Tuesday by the Lugar Center, a nonpartisan policy think tank in D.C. The center is a project within the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, founded ...

Stefanik’s mail-in voting lawsuit gets thrown out

Rep. Elise Stefanik’s bid to get the courts to toss out the state’s recently enacted early mail voting system was dealt another defeat on Thursday when a unanimous panel of appellate court justices ruled the program is legal and proper. Stefanik, with support from the state GOP committee, ...

Trump in no hurry on VP pick

NEW YORK — As former President Donald Trump remains stuck in the courtroom listening to salacious details of an extramarital sexual encounter he denies, another spectacle is playing out in the background as his vice presidential tryouts get underway. The dynamic was on full display in ...

Biden, Trump offer worlds-apart contrasts on issues

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden and Donald Trump are two presidents with unfinished business and an itch to get it done. Their track records and plans on abortion, immigration, taxes, wars abroad — you name it — leave no doubt that the man voters choose in November will seek to shape the ...