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The announcement that President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame on May 17 has sparked a growing protest on the South Bend campus, and around the country.
"I've been to Afghanistan and it is absolutely essential to America's national interest that we prevail in Afghanistan in the war against Islamic terrorism. I urge all Republicans to reach across party lines and support the President. I do not want Republicans to do what Democrats did to President Bush and undermine his policies."
U.S. Rep. Peter King is the lone Republican member of Congress from Long Island. He spoke with Long Island Sentinel on March 25 about some key foreign policy, economic and political issues.
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A volunteer firefighter from Jericho who rushed to the World Trade Center when it was attacked is now the face of legislation that will make Sept. 11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Several Republican lawmakers who are Notre Dame alumni are strongly criticizing the school for inviting President Obama to give a commencement speech — and for giving the him an honorary degree.
The lawmakers say the president’s views on abortion run counter to Catholic beliefs, and that it is inappropriate to honor him with a degree.
The House bill to levy a 90 percent tax on bonuses to employees at federally bailed-out firms such as AIG won the backing of Long Island's four Democrats yesterday, but was rejected by its lone Republican.
Reacting to widespread outrage at AIG's payments last weekend of $165 million in bonuses, the House passed the bill 328-93.
The White House --- Ireland can be confusing to the politically uninitiated. But President Barack Obama managed to host, with some aplomb, the visiting taoiseach , Northern Ireland's first minister and its deputy first minister, under the White House roof Tuesday.
Today he is President Barack O’Bama.
The Irish have a long and proud political tradition in the United States. In the land of opportunity, a willingness to take on hard work, a natural-born sense of community, and a cultivated way with words go a long way toward winning elected office. Perhaps no contemporary politician is a better proof of this than Long Island congressman Peter King (R.).