Late last night, Speaker John Boehner announced that the House would not vote on a Sandy aid package, after the Senate passed a $60 billion package. Staten Island's Michael Grimm and Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Representative for New York's 8th congressional district, react to the decision.
US Representative Jerrold Nadler of NY-08 explains his no vote on the debt deal, followed by Congressman Michael Grimm of NY-13, representing Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, to talk about his yes vote on the deal.
It’s easy to demonize someone when they’re cutting, because it hurts. Everyone is screaming for cuts because we have to stop the spending. But they just don’t want their program cut. That’s the political nightmare, if you will, for someone who does want to stand up and do the right thing for the country.
Last week the President laid out fundamental visions for the war in Afghanistan and the war on unemployment. What’s the next step? Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) discusses why he opposes the Afghan policy. Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President of the Economic Policy Institute discusses whether there will be a jobs bill ...
President Obama promised immigration reform would happen his first year in office--but he now says the debate over health care and the financial crisis pushed that overhaul back until 2010. Amy Gottlieb, director of the Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee, talks about the current state of ...
On Tuesday, President Obama made it clear that he is leaving open the possibility of investigating the members of the Bush administration who authorized the use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques against terror suspects. The use of waterboarding, hanging from the ceiling, and other tactics could constitute illegal torture and President Obama suggested creating a commission to investigate these potential abuses. The President's remarks on Tuesday caused both controversy and confusion in light of earlier statements by both Mr. Obama and his staff that suggested he was interested in turning the page on the past abuses and moving forward. To help us understand what Congress is thinking about this issue, The Takeaway talks to the man in charge, New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who is Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
"Even the people who actually did torture in the CIA, if they reasonably relied on instructions or legal guidance from the Justice Department, they should not be prosecuted." —Congressman Jerrold Nadler on investigating interrogators
Did you miss the President's remarks to the CIA? Here they are:
Democratic Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who represents parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, discusses the economic stimulus package, Bush accountability in the last days of his presidency, and the search for the next Senator from New York.
The spate of Broadway show closings raises concerns about the economy’s effects on the theater industry. Playbill’s Robert Viagas and Sandra Gibson, president and CEO of Arts Presenters, look at the state of the theater, on Broadway and beyond. Plus, Congressman Jerrold Nadler; Hyundai’s new ad campaign, Tavis Smiley looks ...
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