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Morning Brief: March 10

A Cardinal Laid to Rest

The funeral for the late Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009, will be held today at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Mourners have been pouring in to pay their respects. Many shared kind words about the man. One, Greg Packer of Huntington, NY, remembered the Cardinal for his strength of hand.

Obama's State of the Union: Tax Wealthy, Help Middle Class

Calls 2014 "a breakthrough year for America."
Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat Concedes House Race Against Incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel

The decision comes amid allegations of voter tampering.

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel's Democratic primary challenger conceded on Monday, almost two weeks after a closely contested race in New York City that included allegations of polling place improprieties and even voter suppression.

A New Smartphone App Makes it Easier to Get Your Congressman's Attention

All this week, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign focuses on electoral engagement.

If you had something to say to your congressman, what would be the best way to make yourself heard? E-mail? Facebook? A phone call? How long would it take you?