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  • Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 9:53 am

    WASHINGTON - For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois: a chance at political redemption.

  • Lankford criticizes Iran deal, EPA during chamber luncheon 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:48 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. James Lankford criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for the Iran nuclear deal and the Environmental Protection Agency for its interpretation of federal law during a speech before the Edmond Chamber of Commerce.

  • NY Congresswoman Maloney intends to vote against Iran deal 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 10:29 am

    NEW YORK - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is the latest New York lawmaker to oppose President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear agreement.

  • Seneca Falls picked as site to discuss $10 bill redesign 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:07 am

    SENECA FALLS, New York - Sen. Charles Schumer says the hometown of the National Women's Hall of Fame will play a role in placing a woman on the $10 bill.

  • A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:14 pm

    Congress will vote next month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal struck with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to dismantle Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for billions in international sanctions relief.

  • Rochester receives federal grants to combat lead poisoning 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:07 am

    ROCHESTER, New York - Officials say the city of Rochester will receive two federal grants totaling more than $3.6 million to help fight lead poisoning in the area.

  • Iran deal picks up support following Reid's endorsement story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 11:48 am

    WASHINGTON - With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers is picking up momentum to survive fierce opposition from Republican and Israeli opponents.

  • Work already on new Hudson River tunnels has been costly 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:32 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Buried deep under Manhattan is a $185 million hole in the ground, evidence that while politicians bicker over how to pay for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, work on the project has been underway for years.

  • AP-NY--New York News Digest,ADVISORY, 1:30 pm Update, NY 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:08 pm

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  • Wall Street Journal denies accusations about Iran reporter 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 6:14 pm

    NEW YORK - The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday denied Iranian state media accusations that one of the newspaper's senior reporters of conspiring against Iran's government.

  • Democrat Menendez announces opposition to Iran nuclear deal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 2:47 pm

    SOUTH ORANGE, New Jersey - New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez announced on Tuesday his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, the second Democratic senator to go against President Barack Obama, who is heavily lobbying for a congressional endorsement of the international accord.

  • McConnell acknowledges difficulty in blocking Iran deal 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:44 pm

    GEORGETOWN, Kentucky - President Barack Obama has "a great likelihood of success" in his showdown with congressional Republicans on the Iran nuclear deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell grudgingly acknowledged on Monday.

  • Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 8:15 am

    WASHINGTON - The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House.

  • Sole GOP senator weighing support for Iran deal will vote no 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 4:37 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, the lone Republican senator who was considering support for the Iran nuclear deal, announced plans on Saturday to vote no, dealing a significant blow to the White House's efforts to garner bipartisan backing for the controversial accord.

  • NY's Cuomo reluctant to dig deep for new Hudson rail tunnel story has photos
    Updated: Aug-15-15 11:02 am

    ALBANY, New York - He committed billions of dollars to overhaul LaGuardia Airport and build a new Tappan Zee Bridge - but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken a wary approach to building a new Hudson River rail tunnel, even though the stakes could be even higher for the state and the nation.

  • Tester says he'll support nuclear deal with Iran 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:28 pm

    HELENA, Montana - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says he will support the nuclear agreement negotiated with Iran.

  • US lawmakers quick to criticize China on currency drop story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 11:10 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers have been quick to condemn the sudden drop in the value of Chinese currency as damaging for American businesses and workers, reviving an issue that once was one of the biggest sources of tension between the two world powers.

  • Kerry, top Democratic senator spar on Iran deal, sanctions story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 5:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry sparred Tuesday with the lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose last month's historic Iran nuclear deal, saying there was no way the U.S. could prevent American allies from doing business with Tehran if Congress were to reject the agreement.

  • Schumer: New agency should plan, finance Hudson rail tunnels 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 4:41 pm

    NEW YORK - In a bid to create momentum for a massive overhaul of the crumbling passenger rail corridor between New Jersey and New York City, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday proposed the creation of a new nonprofit development corporation to plan and finance the project. He said none of the existing transportation entities operating in the region have the wherewithal to pull it off alone.

  • Schumer: If US quits deal, US sanctions still will hurt Iran story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran said Tuesday that even if the U.S. backs away and other countries lift their sanctions, Iran still will feel meaningful pressure from the U.S. penalties.

  • Obama says GOP opposing Iran deal over politics, not merits 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 6:30 pm

    CHILMARK, Massachusetts - Brushing off criticism from a majority in Congress, President Barack Obama said Republicans are reflexively opposing the Iran nuclear deal because his name is on it.

  • Klobuchar bolsters support for Iran nuclear deal 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 4:42 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she'll vote for the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Feds earmark $8.9 million for Kennedy Airport improvements 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 11:12 am

    NEW YORK - New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are announcing $8.9 million in new federal funding for runway and airfield upgrades at John F. Kennedy Inernational Airport.

  • Feds earmark $8.9 million for Kennedy Airport improvements 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 11:05 am

    NEW YORK - New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are announcing $8.9 million in new federal funding for runway and airfield upgrades at John F. Kennedy Inernational Airport.

  • Kerry 'profoundly disagrees' with Schumer, Engel on Iran story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 6:31 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he "profoundly disagrees" with the reasoning behind decisions by two prominent Democratic lawmakers to vote against the nuclear deal he negotiated with Iran.