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Talk of impeachment spurs Democratic donors

Talk of impeachment spurs Democratic donors

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --Democratic donations have surged after talk of impeaching President Obama, but GOP leaders insist it won't ever come to that.
Curtis Sprung, Medill News Service
Democrats rake in donations over impeachment chatter

Democrats rake in donations over impeachment chatter

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --Republicans insist they have no plans to impeach President Obama, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from mentioning the possibility every chance they get.
Gabrielle Levy
Conyers fails to qualify for primary ballot

Conyers fails to qualify for primary ballot

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) --Longtime Detroit Rep. John Conyers has found his once easy re-election imperiled by failing to collect enough signatures to be placed on the primary ballot.
Gabrielle Levy
Democratic Rep.: 'Not all' Republicans are racist

Democratic Rep.: 'Not all' Republicans are racist

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., said the Republican base has "unfortunate" elements of racism.
Aileen Graef
Republican David Jolly wins Florida House seat

Republican David Jolly wins Florida House seat

TAMPA, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- Republican David Jolly won a closely fought battle against Democrat Alex Sink to win Florida's 13th District, winning by a narrow margin of 3,400 votes.
Ananth Baliga
Obama says he wants to help middle class

Obama says he wants to help middle class

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama says he has "concrete, practical proposals" to help the middle class, excerpts from his State of the Union address Tuesday night show.
Politics 2014: Parties may be in for rocky ride

Politics 2014: Parties may be in for rocky ride

It's a new year and a mid-term election year to boot. Stalwarts of both parties will be seeing the capital in their rear-view mirrors one final time when their terms end.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Politics 2014: Will voters shut out GOP in 2014 because of shutdown?

Politics 2014: Will voters shut out GOP in 2014 because of shutdown?

Americans may be holding congressional Republicans responsible for the partial shutdown of the federal government, but it's too soon to tell that ire will affect next year's midterm elections.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Obama presents jobs plan, defends Summers to House Democrats

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama offered a plan to encourage U.S. job growth to House Democrats Wednesday in a presentation Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called masterful.
The Issue: GOP serves Obamacare votes with a side of discomforture

The Issue: GOP serves Obamacare votes with a side of discomforture

After weeks of rumblings among the ranks and angst among analysts, U.S. House Republicans may be looking to pass along a little discomfort to Democrats in the form of votes on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

House Dems collect $22.6M in dues, fundraising in first quarter

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee collected $22.6 million in the first quarter from dues and fundraising by U.S. House members, officials said.
Dems hope to take back House, analysts aren't so sure

Dems hope to take back House, analysts aren't so sure

Democrats hope to cut into, if not outright overcome, the 241 U.S. House seats now occupied by Republicans.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Congress doubles tariff-relief bills

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Members of Congress have introduced 1,297 bills this year that allow major companies to dodge import taxes, which is more than twice the number of 2010.

Obama, Dem leaders meet at White House

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders discussed their legislative agenda and jobs Wednesday, a White House official said.
Fundraiser planned for Barney Frank

Fundraiser planned for Barney Frank

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said they will hold a fundraiser next week honoring the "coming out" of Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank.
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Steve Israel
SLP98121303 - 13 DECEMBER 1998 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Rams' wide receiver Ricky Proehl reaches for the football on a pass from quarterback Steve Bono, as New England Patriots' Steve Israel hangs on for an incomplete pass, in the second quarter, December 13. Israel was penalized 20 yards for defensive pass interference and set up a Rams touchdown on the next play. bg/wy/Burton Haun UPI
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Steve J. Israel (born May 30, 1958) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located on Long Island and includes the towns of Huntington, Babylon, Islip, and Smithtown in Suffolk County, part of the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, and the communities of Huntington, Dix Hills, Melville, Northport, Commack, Brentwood, Central Islip, Bay Shore, Deer Park, North Amityville, and Wyandanch. Israel was tapped by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 2012 election cycle, which will make Israel the 5th highest ranking Democrat in the leadership.

Israel was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Nassau Community College, and George Washington University. He was elected to the town board in Huntington, New York in 1993.

In his first term, Israel voted to authorize George W. Bush to use military force against Iraq, even though over 60% of his Democratic colleagues in the House voted against the bill.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Steve Israel."
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