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Democratic Party Dissolves Itself Into Irrelevant Mootness Through Obstructionist Tantrums

Given the modus operandi of the Democratic party not only of the last 8 years but since its inception, as exposed by Dinesh DeSouza in “Hillary’s America”, all Americans should take personal inventory to ask themselves whether or not the Democratic Party may have crossed the Rubicon in their latest treasonous shill to obstruct everything now President Donald J. Trump does.
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Mayor Bill De Blasio On Federal Appeals Court’s Ruling Refugee & Travel Ban

Statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio on Federal Appeals Court’s ruling to uphold suspension of White House refugee and travel ban....
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Will Trump Allow The Us To Continue As The World’s Innovation Economy?

Xenophobia definition: intense or irrational fear of people from other countries....
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Bronx Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Youth Football Tackling For 13-And-Under

Growing evidence of a link between football hits and brain injuries has led all 50 states to pass laws aimed at protecting young people from concussions, but a New York lawmaker wants to go even further - banning tackle football....
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Statement Of NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer On Refugees Being Detained At JFK Airport

"Our character, as a city and as a nation, rests on how we treat those who need our help. Turning away or detaining refugees is ...
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Bronx Borough President Backs Michael Blake For DNC Vice Chair

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.—one of the leading figures in the Bronx Democratic Party—announced that he’s backing Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake for Democratic National Committee vice chair, marking the second-term Albany pol’s first endorsement from a politician linked to the County machine, which has so far been cool to him....
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Venezuela Behind The Headlines: The Other Side Of The Story

Daily news reports continue to paint a dire picture of hunger and misery in Venezuela, while, just before leaving office, Obama renewed an executive order declaring Venezuela a threat to US national security, with accompanying economic sanctions. What is the political context behind these developments and what are the on-the-ground realities in Venezuela today?...
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Bronx Elected Officials Join Mayor's Call To Defy President Trump's Order On Immigration

Mayor Bill de Blasio is not the only city official vowing to defy President Donald Trump's orders on immigration....
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Open Letter To Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

You should know that one more time, our senior citizens are been used as pawns in the political games being played by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio....
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Kirsten Gillibrand Backs Bronx Assemblyman’s Bid For DNC Vice Chair

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a tight ally of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, today backed Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake’s campaign for Democratic National Committee vice chair—his highest-power endorsement to date....
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Donald Trump's Inaugural Address

The entire inaugural address:...
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BP Diaz At A Bronx Muslim Forum

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. addressed The Muslim & Immigrant Coalition for Justice....
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Co-op City Rally

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. attended the Riverbay Corporation’s Co-op City Women's March on Washington rally...
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"I Have A Dream", Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights....
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Schumer Announces Opposition To Senator Sessions For Attorney General

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement in opposition of confirming Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General:...
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A Condo Owners’ Bill Of Rights Is On The Table

State legislators propose law to bring greater transparency to condo boards....
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Gov. Cuomo pledges $10M toward Orchard Beach Pavilion

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to put $10 million into renovating the shuttered Orchard Beach Pavilion, but that may not be enough to get work going....
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Statement Of NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer On NYPD Detective Steven McDonald

Statement Of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer:...
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Steps To Apply For Affordable Housing & Putting Together A Strong Application

Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the release of the following study:...
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Low-Income Transit Riders & Advocates Celebrate Agreement To Fund Half-Priced Transit Fares For The Poor

New Yorkers living in poverty and representatives from the broad coalition of legal, labor, human services, economic justice, transit and worker rights organizations supporting half-priced transit fares for the poor gathered at the Fulton Street Station in Manhattan today.

BP Diaz To Mayor: “‘Right To Counsel’ Must Come Faster”

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio urging the administration to speed up the full implementation of Intro 214-B, a.k.a. “Right to Counsel,” which secured legal representation for low-income tenants in New York City’s housing courts among other benefits.
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Bronx BP Diaz & Council Members Torres & Deutsch Pass Fire Safety Legislative Package

Today, the full City Council passed three bills concerning fire safety, prevention and education introduced by Council Members Ritchie Torres and Chaim Deutsch at the request of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. The three bills passed the Council unanimously by a vote of 49-0.
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Former Dominican President The Hon. Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna To Visit Bronx County

You should know that this Thursday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m. the former President of the Dominican Republic, the Hon. Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna, will be visiting Bronx County.
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Borough President Diaz Hosts Gun Violence Town Hall

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Bronx Borough President hosted the “Enough is Enough!”/“¡Ni Una Muerte Más!” Town Hall event, inviting students from across to borough to listen to their concerns regarding gun violence.
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Borough President Diaz Co-Hosted "Homeless Awareness Roundtable"

On Monday, April 16, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Steven Banks, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services, co-hosted a “Homeless Awareness Roundtable” with community board leadership and clergy members from across the borough.
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50th Anniversary Of The Death Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and passing.
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Trump’s Favorite Advisors — Be Afraid

"What really makes China so scary today is the fact that it has so many people, and it’s also becoming an incredibly wealthy country so that our great fear is that China will turn into a giant Hong Kong. And if China has a per capita GNP that’s anywhere near Hong Kong’s GNP, it will be one formidable military power. So a much more attractive strategy would be to do whatever we can to slow down China’s economic growth — because if it doesn’t grow economically, it can’t turn that wealth into military might and become a potential hegemon in Asia."

National Security – An Abused Term

"That hereafter no State court or court of the United States shall admit Chinese to citizenship; and all laws in conflict with this act are
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Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & The State Of The Bronx On Bronxnet

Bronxites and others will hear details about the borough’s growth, challenges and plans when they tune in to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. delivering the ‘State of the Borough’ address on BronxNet.

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Dr. E. Kirsten Peters

is a scientist with interests in everyday aspects of energy, cars, light-bulbs and other consumer products, and the broad intersection of science and engineering with our lives. Dr. Peters, a native of the rural Northwest, was educated in geology at Princeton and Harvard. Follow her on the pages of Bronx.com, on the web, and on Twitter @RockDocWSU. Her columns are a service of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.