Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson and other elected officials, and advocates will join a rally celebrating the passage of for-hire vehicle legislation. Union Square Park Manhattan .
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a Town Hall in Brooklyn on Thursday, August 9 at Pratt Institute. Midtown Tribune Exclusive Video
Who is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ? A member of the Democratic Party’s relatively conservative Blue Dog faction while in the House, Kirsten Gillibrand has been seen as moving her political positions and ideology increasingly leftward toward that of a more liberal progressive since her appointment to the Senate. In both cases, her views were significantly defined by the respective constituency she served at the time —a conservative congressional district versus the generally liberal state of New York, especially as defined by New York City. ( Wiki )
John Brennan has acknowledged voting for a communist presidential candidate in 1976. That does not mean he was a member of the Communist Party.
Long before his appointment as CIA director in 2013, Brennan took a required polygraph test before entering the agency.
Brennan discussed the test at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference in September 2016, CNN reported. He was a panelist in a discussionabout diversity in the intelligence community. Brennan was asked about whether past activism would create a barrier for diverse candidates seeking to enter the intelligence community later in life.
According to Brennan, the polygrapher asked him, “Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the U.S.?”
Brennan said he was apprehensive — he had voted for Gus Hall for president in 1976, which was while the Cold War was underway.