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It might not be the kind of news House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to hear, but The Squad — an unofficial group of progressive members of Congress led by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — expanded a bit this election cycle with a few new members, including the newly sworn in U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman. more
While the U.S. House considers introducing articles of impeachment against Donald Trump for a second time, newly minted U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman is making moves to find out exactly what happened in the insurrection attempt against Capitol Hill on Wednesday, introducing his first bill as a congressman to help get to the bottom of it. more
Newly minted U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman was still setting into his new office on Capitol Hill when he was called to the House floor to take part in a joint session gathering that happens only once every four years: certifying the Electoral College votes for president. more
Jamaal Bowman’s ascent to Congress certainly hasn’t been a quiet one. The soon-to-be U.S. House representative was attacked by some conservative media outlets this past week after reportedly comparing capitalism to slavery. more
Jamaal Bowman is set to be sworn in as the 16th Congressional District’s next representative in just a couple weeks. But he’s still being asked about an exchange that happened right here in the pages of The Riverdale Press last summer. more
President-elect Joe Biden is just getting started filling essential cabinet roles for his incoming administration. Yet already, he’s facing pressure from the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party over plans to find a role for former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel at the White House. more
A No. 2 pencil perches atop the desk, ready to go at a moment’s notice. You clutch another for dear life, as you ponder the five choices in front of you: A, B, C, D or E? Is E even an option? more
It’s almost impossible to dispute. New members of Congress don’t have as much experience or power as their veteran colleagues. And because of that, they might not be as effective. more
Even though most, if not all, the races have been called, not all the election results in New York are in yet.  State and city election officials didn’t start counting absentee ballots until Nov. 10, meaning more than 700,000 ballots remained outstanding from initial counts — including nearly 13,000 in the 81st Assembly District, currently represented by Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
Nearly 150 million votes — and counting — were cast in what became a historic voter turnout across the country as Americans took sides in a contentious presidential race.  more
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