Ragusa meets with Gingrich at Staten Island event

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 32, U.S. House on December 8, 2011 | No Comments

Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich met with Queens GOP Chairman Phil Ragusa during a stop in Staten Island Saturday, and while Ragusa heaped glowing praise on the former House speaker, he stopped short of backing him. Gingrich, a former Georgia congressman and House speaker in the early 1990s, vaulted past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney [...]

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Weprin, Turner debate draws hecklers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 9, U.S. House on August 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Congressional candidates David Weprin and Bob Turner had to talk over loud cheers, boos, groans and hecklers as they squared off in a debate Monday night at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. When Weprin, a Democratic state assemblyman from Little Neck, claimed to the crowd that Turner, a retired television executive from the [...]

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Meeks explains vote on debt lid to seniors

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Congress, District 6, U.S. House on August 18, 2011 | No Comments

With the future of the economy in jeopardy due to a downgrade in the nation’s credit rating, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) reassured his elderly constituents that he and his fellow Democrats would not lead their financial futures to a path of ruin. The congressman visited the Robert Couche Senior Center, at 137-57 Farmers Blvd., [...]

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House hopefuls exchange political jabs

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 9, U.S. House on August 11, 2011 | No Comments

Congressional candidates Bob Turner and state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) lobbed attacks against each other this week, with Turner criticizing Weprin for giving himself a pay raise while on the City Council in 2006 as Weprin criticized the Tea Party, which he strongly linked to Turner, for being responsible for the country’s credit downgrade. [...]

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Queens rejects bid by Tea Party to gain toehold in boro

Posted by Anna Gustafson and Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, Attorney General, City Council, City Offices, Congress, Governor, State Comptroller, State Senate, Statewide Offices, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on November 11, 2010 | No Comments

The 2010 midterm elections drew residents from every corner of Queens to vote in races that ousted its last remaining Republican in Albany and changed the face of politics in a borough where Republicans and Tea Party members made little headway despite a national groundswell of support for more conservative politicians.


Tea Party members call for end to Ackerman’s tenure

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, District 5, U.S. House on August 11, 2010 | No Comments

“We think the current Congress and Gary Ackerman are leading the country on a path to destruction,” said one protester.