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WNYC News

New York Congressman Moves to Outlaw Police Choke Holds

Monday, April 27, 2015

The bill from New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries would make police chokeholds a federal civil rights violation. 

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WNYC News

DOJ Should Investigate Garner Death, Broken Windows Say NY Pols

Thursday, August 14, 2014

WNYC

Congress members say it's time for the feds to step in and handle Eric Garner inquiry.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

Monday, January 20, 2014

What is Martin Luther King's impact on New York City today? Brian Lehrer plays highlights from yesterday's even at the Apollo Theater, co-hosted by Farai Chideya, which discussed how today's movements against injustice and inequality continue to draw on King's moral compass.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New to Congress: Hakeem Jeffries

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, talks about his new role in Congress and his legislative priorities.

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WNYC News

First Day: WNYC Tags Along With Freshman Members of Congress

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The 113th Congress is now in session in Washington, D.C. That means new faces around the Capitol. Among them are two from New York City. WNYC's Colby Hamilton spent the day with Congresswoman Grace Meng of Queens and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn as they navigated their new surroundings on their first day.

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Schoolbook

New Congressional Nominee Favors Subsidizing Private Schools

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, hot off primary night where he won the Democratic nomination for Congress, set off a controversy when he came out in favor of support for private and religious schools -- but not for vouchers.

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The Empire

Barron, Jeffries Deploy Opposite Strategies Ahead of Tomorrow's Election

Monday, June 25, 2012

As Tuesday's Democratic primary began to close in, the candidates for New York's 8th Congressional district made their last-ditch pitches to voters in Brooklyn and southern Queens.

City Councilman Charles Barron's campaign tried to take control of its messaging after a rough week of controversial headlines by directly addressing his prospective constituents. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries tried to reinforce his legislative record both in the district and on national airwaves.

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The Empire

Cuomo Endorses Rangel, Jeffries, Velazquez in Dem Primaries

Friday, June 22, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo has lent his political muscle to a number of local congressional campaigns. The announcements come just days before the primary election on Tuesday, June 26.

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The Empire

Jeffries Brings the Brooklyn Congressional Race To Queens

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Old Mill Yacht Club building sits in front of the six-lane Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens. As the evening commute began to die down, about 30 Howard Beach residents gathered inside the red-brick building to talk about next week’s Democratic primary.

"We have a lot riding on this race," said Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio, a 35-year resent of Howard Beach. "The important thing is that we don't just talk about this here, but we talk about it to our neighbors and friends.

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The Empire

Barron and Jeffries in Bitter Battle for Congressional Seat

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In a primary race with no incumbent, two very different candidates are vying to represent a congressional district that has been served by the same man for the last 30 years.

After three terms in Albany, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is well regarded for his ability to build bridges across ...

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The Empire

Barron, Jeffries Air Out Differences in Brooklyn Congressional Race on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The two candidates for the 8th Congressional district's Democratic primary made their case on air with WNYC's Brian Lehrer on Thursday. Both Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron defended about their records at home and outlined their goals in Congress.

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The Empire

AFSCME Backs Locals', Will Commit Resources for Barron in Congressional Battle

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

One of the country's largest public labor unions said on Tuesday that it would spend money on behalf of Congressional candidate and Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron.

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The Empire

Barron and Jefferies Square Off, Politely, in East New York Congressional Debate

Friday, June 08, 2012

East New Yorker residents filled the rows of a local movie theater on Thursday night to watch what could have been an explosive debate between the two Democratic candidates for Congress in the 8th district in Brooklyn. Instead, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron spoke congenially about their respective platform, records and positions on issues affecting those in attendance.

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The Empire

Dem Congressional Candidates Barron, Jefferies to Debate in East New York

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries will face off for the second time on Thursday evening in the heart of Barron's city council district.

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The Empire

Retiring Congressman Towns Backs Former Rival Barron for His Seat

Monday, June 04, 2012

Six years ago, City Councilman Charles Barron and Congressman Ed Towns were in a bitter battle for Towns' seat. But on Monday afternoon, the two Brooklyn politicians stood together Barron’s East New York campaign headquarters, hands held up above their heads as a group of supporters cheered behind them.

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The Empire

Jeffries Drops Out of Congressional Debate in Brooklyn

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Three weeks before the primary election day, Brooklyn Assemblyman and Congressional candidate Hakeem Jeffries dropped out of a debate in his district because of the inclusion of two non-Democratic candidates.

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The Empire

Rep. Towns Retirement Signals Power Shift in Brooklyn

Monday, April 16, 2012

The end of Ed Towns’ career in Washington is not just about the passing of the torch in black political leadership. It also underscores the tremendous demographic shifts in Towns’ district.

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The Empire

Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns Bows Out of Reelection Fight

Monday, April 16, 2012

After 30 years in Congress, Representative Ed Towns will not seek reelection this year. His move leaves New York's 10th Congressional District with two main challengers, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilman Charles Barron.

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The Empire

State electeds hold hoodie protest over Trayvon Martin shooting

Monday, March 26, 2012

Karen DeWitt / NYS Public Radio

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, holding a bag of Skittles candy, is joined by other elected officials to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida.

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The Empire

'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Assembly members Hakeem Jeffries and Rory Lancman will join us--separately--to talk about their runs for Congress.

And Susan Lerner of Common Cause interprets the new Congressional Maps for us.

For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.

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