Politics Noir


Councilman Ruben Wills found guilty in corruption trial

A jury found a city councilman from Queens guilty of five of the six counts against him in his corruption trial Thursday.

Health care state of play: Repeal effort dead -- for now

The Senate Republicans' quest to do something on health care continues Wednesday with a lunch at the White House and a buildup to a vote next week on an effort to repeal Obamacare without a replacement set.

Conviction of former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver overturned

A federal appeals court has overturned the corruption conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Democrat files articles of impeachment against Trump

After months of threats and speculation, Wednesday afternoon Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) has formally introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump.

What happens if Congress doesn't repeal Obamacare

Even if Congress fails to repeal Obamacare, Republicans have a big decision on their hands.

Obama set for first political event since leaving office

Barack Obama is set to attend his first political event since leaving office, a Thursday fundraiser for a new group aimed at helping Democrats draw friendlier legislative district lines.

Cory Booker on 2020: 'I don't know what the future's going to bring'

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker seems to tread carefully around speculation of a potential 2020 White House bid.

New Jersey government shuts down in budget standoff

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his family had the beach to themselves Saturday after a budget deadlock closed state-run tourist attractions to the public.

State Assembly votes to extend mayoral control for two years

The State Assembly votes to renew mayoral control of New York City public schools for two years. The bill is now headed to the State Senate

Supreme Court allows parts of travel ban to take effect

The Supreme Court Monday allowed parts of President Donald Trump's travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall.

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke out against a proposed GOP Senate bill that dismantles the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Tightening Cuba restrictions, Trump again chips away at Obama's legacy

President Donald Trump will travel Friday to a predominantly Cuban neighborhood of Miami to announce his plan to cool the warming relations between the United States and Cuba, chipping away at yet another key aspect of former President Barack Obama's ...

Trump says he is being investigated over Comey firing

President Donald Trump, in a furious Friday morning message, said he is being investigated for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse the deputy attorney general of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him.

Winners and Losers from James Comey's testimony

In the highest-profile Congressional testimony in decades, fired FBI Director James Comey spent nearly three hours detailing his interactions with President Donald Trump -- a forced and awkward relationship defined, according to Comey, by a series of lies told about ...

James Comey hoped leak would lead to special counsel on Russia

Former FBI director James Comey testified Thursday that he orchestrated the leak of his accounts of conversations with President Donald Trump because he thought it might lead to the appointment of a special prosecutor to lead the Russia investigation.