John O'Connor

Washington correspondent

John O'Connor appears in the following:

New Jersey Citizens' Group Creates A Super PAC

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NJ 11th for Change will be able to raise and spend unlimited amounts on advertising.


Members of Congress Face Constituents During Recess

Friday, February 17, 2017

Got something to say to your member of Congress? Here's who's listening and who's not — and where to find them.

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Members of Congress Come Home

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Congress is on break next week and its members will be back in their home districts, here's what to expect.

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Schumer and Trump: Two New Yorkers Just Getting to Know Each Other in Washington

Friday, February 10, 2017

Both men love a good deal. But the Supreme Court fight could poison their relationship before they really get down to business.

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Local Rep. Donovan Backs Trump Immigration Ban, Despite Worried Constituents

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

While other Republicans criticize immigration order, Donovan wants to give the idea a chance.


Activists Are Taking Names When It Comes to Approving Trump's Cabinet Picks

Friday, January 27, 2017

Some on the left want Democrats to obstruct Trump at every turn.


Democrats Unveil a Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Plan of Their Own

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The plan would build roads, schools and maybe even a new train tunnel between New York and New Jersey.


Gingrich to New York GOP: "Constant Noise Wins"

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The former House Speaker and Georgia native says New York Republicans can learn from Trump's campaign


Booker Opposes Senate Colleague for Attorney General

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Democratic Senator from New Jersey says Jeff Sessions would not continue with needed criminal justice and police reforms.


Congress Battles Over the Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

As Republicans move to repeal Obamacare, Democrats are trying to devise plans to salvage what they can of it.


Adriano Espaillat Brings a Crowd With Him to D.C.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

New York City's newest Congressman urged supporters to work for good


Israel Unbound: As He Retires, The Congressman Explains What's Wrong With Congress — And How To Fix It

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Long Island Democrat, a 16-year veteran of Capitol Hill, sat down for an exit interview to talk about money, gerrymandering and how to find common ground.

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New Yorkers Pay For Trump Tower Security — For Now

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Congress coughed up a paltry $7 million of the $35 million bill for security at Trump Tower. Lawmakers and Mayor de Blasio say they'll seek full reimbursement later.

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New Jersey's Rep. Frelinghuysen Named House's Top Budget Writer

Friday, December 02, 2016

He says building a new Hudson River train tunnel is a priority.


New York Congresswoman Won't Back Pelosi

Monday, November 21, 2016

Rep. Kathleen Rice says it's time for new blood after disappointing election results.


Protesters Oppose Schumer for Senate Minority Leader

Monday, November 14, 2016

The arrests are an early sign of the intra-party fight Sen. Chuck Schumer faces.


Democrats, Trying to Regroup, Turn to Sen. Chuck Schumer

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Can Democrats find common ground with Trump on jobs and economic issues?


Here's What to Watch for on Election Night in New York — And Elsewhere

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

If Hillary Clinton wins in North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, the presidential race could be over relatively early. But there are plenty of other contested races around New York.


The Battle for Congress, Fought in the Hudson Valley

Friday, November 04, 2016

New York isn't a swing state in presidential politics, but it is for Congressional races. And the race in New York's 19th Congressional District is as close as it gets.


After Supreme Court Decision, Advocates Turn to Technology to Protect Voting Rights

Thursday, November 03, 2016

This is the first presidential election since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That fact — and Donald Trump — have advocates preparing for the worst.