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Reform — not defund — the police

Vinod Kripalani February 13, 2024
Both Democrats and Republicans have failed to identify the only solution that would put an end to police brutality and inefficiency: nationwide police reform.
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The U.S. House of Representatives could decide who becomes president in 2024

Joseph Patti November 28, 2023
The top candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties — current President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and former President Donald J. Trump — are not in favorable positions despite leading in their respective primaries. Come election day, if no candidate reaches 270 electoral votes, the United States House of Representatives will elect the future president.
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Nancy Goroffs headshot from the Stony Brook University website. Goroff, a former Stony Brook chemistry professor, will be running against PHOTO CREDIT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Former SBU professor Nancy Goroff wins democratic primary, set to face Lee Zeldin in general election

Niki Nassiri and Sara Ruberg July 21, 2020
Nancy Goroff will compete with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin for a seat in the House of Representatives this November. If she were to defeat Zeldin this upcoming election, Goroff would become the first female Ph.D. scientist in Congress.
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“Take a Stand: Walk with Me” march preaches message of awareness for domestic violence

Alek Lewis October 27, 2019
Students, faculty and domestic violence prevention organizations marched together in “Take a Stand: Walk With Me” on Oct. 23 to raise awareness about domestic and relationship violence.
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Demonstrators during the student organized March For Our Lives on March 28. March for Our Lives organizers estimate 800,000 protesters attended the main march in Washington, D.C. and there were 800 so-called sibling marches held across the globe. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

How conservatives can lead the fight for gun reform —and why they should

Andrew Infantino March 3, 2019
The United States has disproportionately higher gun crime rates than virtually any other developed country. Legislative action is a crucial step in lowering those rates.
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Diversity in the House

Annalisa Myer and David Clark November 12, 2018
2018 is a year of firsts. We know representation is important, so having more women, especially women of color, in office during this election cycle is awesome!
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New York’s 1st congressional district candidate talks tax reform

Luis Sanchez December 3, 2017
During his visit, Gershon repeatedly stated that the bill is not a tax cut for the middle class. “If you want a middle class tax cut, let’s have a middle class tax cut. But don’t pretend that a corporate giveaway is a middle class tax cut,” he said.
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The party who cried wolf

Nick Zararis November 15, 2016
Donald Trump is the President Elect of the United States. That’s a sentence I’d never thought I’d be typing in my lifetime.
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Congressman Lee Zeldin of New York speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Race for LI House Seat Becomes One of Nation’s Priciest

Chris Gaine September 19, 2016
The race for the House of Representatives’ seat representing New York’s first district, which includes Stony Brook, is becoming one of the most expensive in the nation.
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Democratic New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, above, has been in office since 2009. PHOTO CREDIT: PERSONALDEMOCRACY/FLICKR

Report: New York moves toward gender equality in elected offices

Brittany Tesoriero December 3, 2015
New York is moving closer to achieving gender parity as the number of women who hold spots in state elected offices has increased, according to a report released last month.
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Get a woman on the $20

Joseph Konig April 28, 2015
Of all the men who helped shape our nation, and were rewarded with their portraits plastered on our currency, Jackson is easily the least deserving.
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Democratic loss should not become the elephant in the room

Jonathon Kline November 6, 2014
This past Election Day, the Republican Party made huge gains nationwide, dominating the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, the Senate and even the number governors among the states.
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