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Charles Barron's Press Conference Missing Key Endorser | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Friday was supposed to be a day for controversial City Councilman Charles Barron's allies to "stand by their man," according to a press re...

Newspapers Rally Around Jeffries, Fearing 'Embarrassing Ideologue' Congressman

Posted 06.21.2012 | New York

Four major New York newspapers have, in no uncertain terms, endorsed Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries for US Congress. The endorsements are fueled slightly...

FEMA Offers Relief Funds After Deeming Blizzard Brooklyn A 'Disaster Area'

Stuy, NY Patch | Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

On Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency officially declared Brooklyn a "disaster area," following the December 2010 blizzard that buried ...

Dennis Kucinich To Challenge Democrat For Key House Position

Politics Daily | November 15,| 7:25 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kucinich, a hero to anti-war liberals and a two-time candidate for president, wants to be in position to defend the administration with the same pugna...

MMS' Failure Will Continue Without Real Reform

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Edolphus Towns

The BP oil spill was just the latest chapter in a long history of regulatory and ethical failures at the Interior Department and the Minerals Management Service.

The 2010 Census: Steady Progress

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Edolphus Towns

As Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, one of the committees charged with oversight of the census, I am committed to ensuring an accurate count and protecting the integrity of the Census.

The Truth About Antigua and Barbuda: A Response to Congressman Edolphus Towns

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Powell

Not only is Rep. Towns' statement a pathetic attempt at scoring political points, but it is also an outright lie.

Tim Taliaferro

House Oversight Dems Change Lock On Hearing Room Door After GOP Video | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After GOP members of the House oversight committee shot footage for a "campaign style video" in the committee room, Democrats responded by changing th...

It's Not Just ACORN, Says Congressman Grayson

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

I talked with Congressman Alan Grayson in detail about his efforts to stop the government cash flow to contractors that cheat the government and overcharge the American taxpayers.

Greenberg's AIG Rescue Plan Makes Him $588 Million Richer | Paul Tharp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hank Greenberg's triumphant return to his beloved American International Group is nearly complete -- making him $588 million richer than he was in the...

Providing Parental Leave Benefits Invests in Federal Working Families

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Edolphus Towns

As new parents, federal workers are forced to decide between staying home with their children without pay or return to work early. We believe this is a choice federal workers should not have to make.

INVESTIGATION: Are Obama Officials Helping Execs Avoid Pay Caps?

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A congressional oversight committee opened an investigation yesterday into whether the Obama administration is circumventing a law that limits lavish ...

House Panel Wants Merrill Bonus Records

Wall Street Journal | DAN FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A U.S. House committee chairman is asking Bank of America Corp. CEO Ken Lewis and a Merrill Lynch & Co. lawyer to produce records and information rela...

Kucinich To Investigate "Executive Assassination Ring"

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has sent a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns on Friday requesting an ...

Rep. Ed Towns: Merrill Execs May Have "Obstructed" Investigation

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Rep. Edolphus Towns, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, came out in support of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thurs...

A Great Tragedy for Great Apes

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

There are more than 1,000 chimps still in U.S. labs and the time cannot come soon enough to give these highly intelligent and social creatures the refuge they deserve.

New York Reps Aren't Sold On Gillibrand, May Back McCarthy

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York lawmakers are so far unwilling to throw their support behind newly crowned Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D), and several say they could support a ...

Edolphus Towns, Waxman's Replacement, Was Once Target Of Federal Probe

Village Voice | By Wayne Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Poised to succeed the legendary Henry Waxman as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Brooklyn congressman Ed Towns was once t...

Blacks In Congress Split Over Menthol Cigarettes

New York Times | Stephanie Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Free cigarettes are no longer handed out at Congressional Black Caucus functions. And it has been years since anyone referred to Edolphus Towns, Democ...