Tag: Kirsten Gillibrand

Judge Merrick Garland has won bipartisan praise in the past but that might not even merit him a Senate confirmation hearing this presidential election year. The 63-year-old Chicagoan—as both he and President Barack Obama pointed out—is currently the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which Obama said is often regarded as “The Second-Highest Court In The Land.” Legal observers have called Garland a "centrist" and a "moderate" jurist.

State lawmakers joined Common Core opponents in criticizing President Barack Obama’s nomination of former New York State Education Commissioner John King for U.S. Secretary of Education in the first day of confirmation hearings Thursday. King, who assumed the role of acting secretary in January, remains a lightning rod for fury among parents and teachers across New York State upset about his botched implementation of the controversial Common Core education reforms, which led to hundreds of thousands of students across the state and nation “opting out” of taking the standardized tests.

Many are concerned about where these negotiations are headed, considering a preliminary agreement is supposed to be reached by Tuesday, March 31.

She now faces confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate.

Elon Musk pledged $1 million to help the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe reach its next phase.

Ten Democrats voted against her plan while 11 Republicans supported her bill.

The president has issued a disaster declaration for the February blizzard that crippled eastern Long Island.

In Monday's response to the report’s worst-case scenario, the Empire State’s Congressional representatives have begun to weigh in.