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WASHINGTON - Come on, people, work with me, President Obama told the nation Tuesday night - using a bleak backdrop of economic suffering to launch a stirring call for unity and decisive action.
"Our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken," Obama said in a ringing speech to a joint session of Congress.
"Slander!" Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican and ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee, repeated not once, not twice, but four times during an interview with Inside the Beltway upon his return this week from leading a congressional fact-finding mission to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama promised a nation shuddering in economic crisis yesterday that he would lead it from a dire "day of reckoning" to a brighter future.
"The time to take charge of our future is here," Obama declared, delivering his first address to a joint session of Congress.
Rep. Peter King’s Washington, D.C., office is stuffed full of New York memorabilia. Every wall is covered with framed photos of actors and baseball players (King’s allegiance lies with the Mets). In terms of décor, the Long Island congressman’s office is reminiscent of one of the Big Apple’s touristy delis.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has moved the two rifles that she kept under the bed to protect her upstate New York home, her spokesman said Monday.
"Given that the location of the guns has been disclosed, they have been moved for security reasons," Gillibrand's spokesman Matt Canter said.
Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has launched a fight against a $200-million cut in federal funding for its E2-D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, a reduction it said could lead to the loss of dozens of jobs on Long Island and hundreds nationwide.
WASHINGTON - President Obama took heat from a powerful Democratic congressman yesterday after top aides suggested Obama may try to change the already-passed stimulus package he's promised to sign tomorrow.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs "may not like it, but it is going to be enforced," said Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts.
WASHINGTON - President Obama won final passage of his historic $787 billion economic rescue package Friday night, but he lost his push to make it a two-party solution, with almost no Republicans backing it.
Calling it "money well spent," Long Island congressman Peter King (R-Seaford) yesterday defended Citigroup's $400-million naming-rights contract with the Mets on the basis that it's a "justified business expenditure."
President Barack Obama assured relatives of 9/11 victims that he wants swift and certain justice for the detainees at Guantánamo Bay prison, according to a family member who met with the president in Washington Friday.