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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.
A new study by researchers at Mount Sinai Medical Center confirms the terrible truth about the long-term damage suffered by many rescue and recovery workers who responded to the World Trade Center.
President Obama, under fire for suspending trials of suspected terrorists and for phasing out the Guantanamo prison in Cuba, has invited relatives of 9/11 victim's to the White House for a meeting today.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) has introduced a bill in Congress called the Jobs for Veterans Act. It offers tax incentives to businesses that hire Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ultimate Fighting Championship has come to Washington to engage in the city's ultimate sport: lobbying.
WASHINGTON - For Long Island's four House Democrats, the $819-billion economic recovery package that they helped their party approve in Congress yesterday was a must-pass bill, its spending and tax cuts needed to get things moving again.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., introduced the Jobs for Veterans Act, H.R. 620, into Congress on Jan. 22. His bill offers a tax incentive to businesses that hire Iraq and Afghanistan veterans - a win-win plan to help veterans and businesses get through the tough economy.
WASHINGTON - President Obama is poised to vault over his biggest legislative hurdle Wednesday when the House is expected to pass his $825 billion stimulus package, with or without the Republican minority.