Category Archives: Congress

10 REASONS WOMEN MUST #FlipThe1st!

Issue #2: August, 2018                                 by Jacquelyn Gavron and Amy Turner    Lee Zeldin repeatedly votes for laws that jeopardize the health and financial wellbeing of … Continue reading

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Flip the House — Defeat Zeldin!

By Jacquelyn Gavron & Amy Turner, July 19, 2018 New York’s First Congressional District (NY-1), historically a swing district, is represented by Lee Zeldin (R). He was initially elected with Tea Party support and is an unwavering Trump loyalist with … Continue reading

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Zeldin Supports GOP Shenanigans

Published as Letter to Editor, The East Hampton Star Fiscal Chicanery July 10, 2018 Dear David, If you are under any illusions about congressional Republicans’ intentions to undermine the financial security of American families, just take a look at their … Continue reading

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Zeldin Votes to Hurt Hungry Constituents

The “Farm Bill” is generally known as the biggest safety net for millions of farmers across the country. But it also includes the Supplemental Nutrition Program — known as SNAP or “food stamps”. Last year, 40 million people used the … Continue reading

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Promises Broken

  Trump campaign promises (which some liberals supported) remain largely ignored. He ran as an economic populist and bucked the GOP’s economic brand, contributing to his appeal. But he has violated every one of his promises. Donald Trump promised to … Continue reading

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The “dustbin of history” and November reckoning

John Owen Brennan, 7th director of the CIA,  was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2013 to January 2017. wikipedia.org https://www.yahoo.com/news/ex-cia-boss-john-brennan-131502100.html McCabe’s firing: FBI’s Andrew McCabe fired days before retirement; Trump applauds Sessions’ move More on McCabe: … Continue reading

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Don’t vote Republican: it is a Matter of Life or Death

Photo credit:  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/parkland-shooting/553778/ Letter to the Editor in the Southampton Press, Feb 22nd 2018, by James Ewing: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was the 239th school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012 and overall there have … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of SOTU

Yoda, we need you! So perhaps you think that President Trump’s State of the Union was ‘presidential’ and his speach reached across the isle?  If so, you would be joining a majority of viewers according to some polls. But here … Continue reading

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The All-important Numbers for NY CD-1

Let’s look at the important numbers in NY CD-1. Demographics: Table I  (Source: Ballotpedia, based on 2010 census) Population 720,071 Gender 49.6% Male, 50.4% Female Race 87.7% White, 4.6% Black, 3.5% Asian Ethnicity 12.8% Hispanic Unemployment 6.60% Median household income … Continue reading

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Abortion vote in the Senate: Why?

First, let me reprint Perry Gershon’s post from his FB page (with permission): Tomorrow the Senate will debate the so-called 20-week ban on abortion. Let’s be clear — this is nothing more than the first step towards making a woman’s … Continue reading

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Voters exhausted by chaos & hostility of Trump regime

“There’s honor in compromise and civility.”  Ezra Klein interviewing Joe Trippi, the chief media strategist on the Doug Jones campaign. The lessons from Doug Jones’ win in Alabama are discussed in this interesting piece on VOX:  “A top Doug Jones … Continue reading

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Is Peter King (NY-02) Going to Retire?

Republicans are leaving the U.S. House at the highest rate in a decade.   Nathaniel Rakich, a reporter with 538, has analyzed the Republican exodus and finds there are 2 groups: those that are moderate Republicans and belong to the so … Continue reading

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Shame on Zeldin–Again!

Representative Lee Zeldin should be ashamed of himself. That’s what his constituents declared back in May at their “Shame on Zeldin” protest on his AHCA vote. And now, in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shootings, others have joined that … Continue reading

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The Great Lakes Are Attacking Us Now

Can you really blame them? By Charles P. Pierce Original post on Esquire.com Oct 4, 2017 While the Secretary of the Interior is jetting around on our dime, and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is slow-dancing with his … Continue reading

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Governors’ Letter Opposing the Graham-Cassidy Bill

September 19, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510   The Honorable Charles E. Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear … Continue reading

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Jimmy Kimmel Shreds the Graham-Cassidy Bill

From his monologue:   “I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe. But a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery … a senator named Bill Cassidy from Louisiana, was on my show … Continue reading

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The Seventeenth Amendment Is Under Attack By The Right

What is the 17th Amendment?  The Seventeenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have … Continue reading

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It’s Time For an Apology from the GOP

Published in The East Hampton Star Dear David:   Republicans owe America an apology. Sadly, we have arrived at a point at which the White House, the political crown jewel that the GOP so ardently sought, is in disarray, which … Continue reading

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A Catholic Nun Schooled Paul Ryan in Humility Last Night

From Esquire.com It was a Biblical beatdown. Getty BY CHARLES P. PIERCE AUG 22, 2017 While the president* was fastening on his Serious World Leader face Monday night, Speaker Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from the state of Wisconsin, was … Continue reading

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The Open Internet Rule expands online streaming video options

From  BROOKINGS.EDU/TECHTANK Tom Wheeler  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The front-page story in The Wall Street Journal announced, “Walt Disney Co. just became the biggest cord-cutter Hollywood has ever seen.” The iconic company announced it was starting two online streaming services that will … Continue reading

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