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Trump administration calls for elimination of heating assistance program for low-income families

The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes of low-income families warm. And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it.

Locally and nationally, immigrants are being shoved aside

Politicians from both sides claimed bipartisanship after passing a spending bill, but immigrants are wondering who’s looking out for them.

Trump’s budget a harbinger of ‘spiritual death’

On its surface Trump’s second budget proposal released Monday bolsters military spending while it will leave Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps in tatters.

NYC must become ‘fairest big city in America’: Mayor de Blasio delivers State of the City address

More than 2,000 city officials and supporters cheered Mayor Bill de Blasio on during his hour-long speech Tuesday evening.

White House wants to deliver food to the poor, Blue Apron-style, in place of nearly half of cash benefits

Think of it as Blue Apron for food stamp recipients.

Sen. Kevin Parker hosts Emergency Preparedness Workshop in Central Brooklyn

Saturday, Feb. 3, State Sen. Kevin Parker and Gov. Andrew Cuomo held an Emergency Preparedness Workshop at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

War of memos on Trump’s desk

The memo battle is now left for Trump to make the next move.

Trump’s stake in the union

Populating, if not dominating, President Donald Trump’s 90-minute or more State of the Union speech Tuesday evening were a number of ordinary Americans who did extraordinary things.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer launches 2018 M/WBE University

Comptroller Stringer announced a new initiative to help minority and women-owned business enterprises, known as M/WBEs, gain access to city contracts.

Congressman Meeks takes a stand—Queens town hall

In the wake of the shutdown of the federal government from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22 over the critical Senate vote on immigration and the Mexican border wall, Queens Congressmen Gregory Meeks immediately called for a town hall meeting.

Census Bureau to keep guidelines on race/ethnicity from 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau, under President Donald Trump’s administration, won’t aid requests from the Barack Obama administration to change how the government addresses race and ethnicity.

CBC Chair offers stinging rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union address

Rep. Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus railed against President Donald Trump’s boasts about the economy, especially his claims about the Black community, in a blistering response to the president’s State of the Union (SOTU) address.

Full text of President Trump’s first State of the Union address

President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Omarosa heads back to reality TV after White House stint

Omarosa Manigault’s career has included stints on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” and in President Trump’s “The White House.” Up next? “Celebrity Big Brother” on CBS. A CBS spokesman confirmed her new role.

De Blasio, Cuomo and MTA battle over financing (again)

“Under the 2015-2019 capital plan, New York City Transit receives 51 percent, and when you throw MTA buses in it, it’s 62 percent,” said Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joe Lhota during a Tuesday conference call.

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