Wednesday Mar 5
Long Island updates for Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Welcome to another chilly day on Long Island and to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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Tue Mar 04, 2014
Nation's Building News
NAHB Applauds House Passage of Flood Insurance Bill - 3/4/2014
NAHB commends Reps. Eric Cantor , Michael Grimm , Maxine Waters , Bill Cassidy , Frank LoBiondo , Carolyn McCarthy , Cedric Richmond , Dennis Ross and Steve Scalise for their efforts to pass this bill through the House.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Nancy Pelosi 'too busy' to retire
While several longtime House Democrats have announced retirement this year, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said not to expect her name to be added to the list anytime soon.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
South Shore Record
Former county legislator announces run for a
Rep. Peter King, right at the microphones, endorsed Bruce Blakeman, a former presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature, in his bid for Congress.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Congressmen urge MTA to reconsider LIRR raise
Commuters walk from a Long Island Railroad train after a press conference at the Port Washington LIRR station in Port Washington on Nov. 15, 2013.
Second Republican to run for McCarthy's NY seat
Bruce Blakeman, an attorney and former Nassau County, N.Y., official, plans to launch a bid for Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's seat on Thursday.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
New Hyde Park Illustrated News
Operation Main Street Moratorium
Operation Main Street has struggled to get off the ground since the plan was fast-tracked by New Hyde Park Village Officials last year.
EMILY's List endorses trio of Dems for open House seats
The deep-pocketed EMILY's List is endorsing a trio of candidates running in open-seat House races: Attorney Aimee Belgard in New Jersey, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence in Michigan, and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice in New York.
Fight for FL-13 intensifies-Ky. poll finds McConnell, Grimes in...
THE FIGHT FOR FLORIDA'S 13th: POLITICO's Alex Isenstadt reports from on the ground in the House race everyone's focusing on right now: "Unfolding in one of the few remaining competitive House districts, the contest has become a proxy battle among the national parties for bragging rights heading into the November midterm election.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Moms group: 44 school shootings since Newtown tragedy
A gun-control advocacy group released a new study Wednesday showing that at least 44 school shootings have occurred since Sandy Hook and called on Congress to immediately pass new background check legislation.
13 school shooting in first 6 weeks of this year, says Mayors Against Ilegal Guns report
There have been at 44 shootings at k-12 schools and colleges, including assaults, homicides, suicides and accidents.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Obama to visit Fresno, details unknown
President Obama's upcoming visit to Fresno Friday will be his first to the city.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Carolyn McCarthy returns to Washington
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy returned to Washington Monday for the first time since she began a seven-month leave to undergo treatment for lung cancer.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
New York Business.com
RWDSU backs Long Island prosecutor for Congress
Just days after Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice declared her candidacy for Congress, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has endorsed her in what could be a potentially crowded field, the union said.