New York City Politics

Readers sound off on Cuomo, de Blasio and Trump

Albany: Your editorial “Roe, Roe, Roe the vote” (July 14), which questioned the need for expanding reproductive rights, was confusing, factually …

Bill de Blasio

NY Democrats can't wait to vote in November

Independents also plan to vote in big numbers in House races<p>While the headlines on Wednesday’s Quinnipac Poll are about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s …

Hudson Valley

Jury convicts ex-N.Y. state senate leader of soliciting bribes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos was found guilty of soliciting bribes and other federal corruption charges by a jury on Tuesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out an earlier conviction.<p>The federal jury in Manhattan also convicted Skelos' …

Corruption

Schumer ‘Blowing a Lifeguard Whistle’ on Increased Kids’ Drowning Rates

Democratic senator says rate of drownings for youngest children is increasing<p>Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer wants answers about an uptick …

Politics

Stephen Colbert Takes Aim At ‘Uninformed Voters’ In Time For Midterm Elections

On Friday night’s episode of <i>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</i> on CBS, the host took aim at “uninformed voters” just in time for the rapidly …

Stephen Colbert

Donovan slammed over women’s rights issues

Staten Island’s GOP Rep. Dan Donovan is under fire for his “refusal to stand up for women’s rights” and a “completely backwards view on sexual …

Staten Island

Cynthia Nixon vows to fix Staten Island transportation woes during first visit to borough

Cynthia Nixon touted herself as “an actual Democrat” during her first campaign trip to Staten Island on Saturday, promising to fix the borough’s …

Staten Island

Staten Island man: ‘Liberals’ are stealing my American flags

A Staten Island man is seeing red after two American flags were stolen outside his home — and he suspects liberals are the culprits.<p>Thomas …

Staten Island

Monitoring the midterms: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other primary result indicators | PBS NewsHour Extra

<b>Amna Nawaz:</b><p>Voters in seven states went to the polls yesterday in the latest test for both parties ahead of November’s midterms.<p>Lisa Desjardins is …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Cynthia Nixon might run for Assembly if she loses governor bid

Cynthia Nixon could be running for the Assembly in November if she loses the Democratic primary for governor in September under a plan hatched by the …

Government

The Center Is Sexier Than You Think

Enough about the Freedom Caucus. Enough about the Democratic Socialists of America. They’re flamboyant players in our political debate, but they’re extremes: More politicians — and most Americans — occupy the expansive territory in between. That’s where the pivotal races in 2018 are being fought. …

Politics

White House: 'Deeply disturbing' for Cynthia Nixon to call ICE a 'terrorist organization'

The White House says it is “deeply disturbing” that liberal New York gubernatorial candidate and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon is referring to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency as a “terrorist organization.”<p>“It’s deeply disturbing that Cynthia Nixon has no clue of …

U.S. Politics

Manhattan Real Estate Market Slide

Lucy Blatter, managing editor for Mansion Global, discusses Manhattan real estate's second quarter dip, which saw the median price for an apartment …

Real Estate

The First Purge Is The First Real Anti-Trump Action Movie

Advertising [x]<p>by Bob Chipman<p>– on<p>in Featured<p><b>The following includes SPOILERS for The First Purge and other Purge films.</b><p><b>The First Purge</b> may just be the …

The First Purge

Meet Max Rose: New York’s other Democratic rebel tries to turn a red district blue

<b>Max Rose (Matt Smith)</b><p>Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Max Rose turned down super PAC money, and now hopes to flip NYC’s only GOP district<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>July 7, 2018 10:00am (UTC)<p>No one is likely to confuse Max Rose with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, either personally or politically. He is far more …

Middle-class

Meet Therese Patricia Okoumou, the woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty to protest Trump's immigration policies on July 4th

The woman who scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest the Trump administration's immigration policies has been identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou.<p>After she climbed the base of the statue, Okoumou reportedly told police she was refusing to get down until "all the children are …

Politics

Abolish Ice? Democrats Ignore The Republicans' Obamacare Lesson

In this age of instant and Instagram-fueled heroes and martyrs, what do we make of Therese Patricia Okoumou?<p>In case you weren’t paying attention yesterday, she’s the 44-year-old Staten Island resident (born and educated in the Republic of the Congo) who engaged in a very public protest, at a very …

Opinion

Activists Arrested At Statue Of Liberty After Protesting Trump's Immigration Policies

Activists in two separate protests against the Trump administration's immigration policies were arrested at the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday — one group unfurling a banner calling for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, while in another act of defiance, a woman climbed the …

Latino News

The Abolish ICE Movement Begins in the Streets

In the midst of a nationwide heat wave over the weekend, nearly a million demonstrators hit the pavement Saturday to protest the Trump …

Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: There are a lot of congressional districts like mine out there

In the span of less than a week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive candidate who stunned political observers with her victory in last week's New York Democratic primary, has become representative of the potential future of the Democratic Party.<p>And, as she explained during a Sunday …

Government

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams conservative TV host saying she's not from Bronx

Progressive political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed a conservative TV host on Sunday after he suggested the Democratic congressional candidate for New York lied about where she came from.<p>This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

With G.O.P. Primary on Staten Island Over, Enter the Democrat

For months, all the political oxygen in Staten Island was being consumed by the Republican showdown between Representative Dan Donovan and Michael Grimm, the former congressman and convicted tax felon.<p>But all the while, Max Rose, a 31-year-old Army veteran and health care executive, was waiting in …

New York City

The Lost City of Trump

It was supposed to be his legacy. Today it’s a mere shadow of his dream—but he declared victory anyway. How the saga of Trump City foreshadowed the president’s chaotic path to the White House.<p><b>The week before Thanksgiving in 1985, a 39-year-</b>old Donald Trump announced his plan to make sure nobody …

Donald Trump

Most voters stayed home for stunning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez win

Here’s what you get when you hold primary elections in June: A tiny percentage of party voters determine the congressional candidates.<p>Even in the …

New York City

In 2018, Trump's Twitter is a campaign megaphone

Gov. Henry McMaster’s name appeared on the president’s Twitter feed no fewer than 10 times in the month leading up to his renomination victory in …

North Dakota

Winners and losers: Joe Crowley and the Democratic Party are the big losers in Tuesday’s primaries

Seven states held primaries Tuesday night — South Carolina, Oklahoma, New York, Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi and Utah — and as usual, President Trump loomed over top races for Republicans. But the big news of the night was on the Democratic side, where one a top House Democrat lost his primary …

Politics

Ocasio-Cortez’s Call for ‘US GDPR’ Gains Traction After Surprise Win

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may have won in Brooklyn and Queens, but Silicon Valley should also watch out for her.<p>The 28-year-old first time candidate …

Business

Felon Michael Grimm Loses Primary to Trump-Backed Incumbent Dan Donovan

In a battle over which candidate is the most Trump-like, GOP primary voters in Staten Island went with the guy who isn’t a convicted felon. Michael …

Sanctuary Cities

Trump is the 'most effective uprooter of liberalism': Newt Gingrich talks GOP, midterms, space

Asked about criticism that President Donald Trump has a tendency to mislead, former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich …

Politics

Radical left could rise in NY after Democratic socialist’s win

With Tuesday’s stunning upset of Rep. Joe Crowley by a young socialist insurgent, New York may be headed for truly radical left-wing territory.<p>Not so …

Andrew Cuomo