Politics Noir


Council Member Laurie Cumbo gives birth

Brooklyn City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo welcomes a baby boy.

At 200-day mark, Trump nominations still lag

On President Donald Trump's 200th day in office, he still lags far behind his predecessors in staffing up his administration, both in terms of nominations and confirming those positions.

Trump just won't stop talking about Russia

There was a line of thinking in Washington this week that President Donald Trump might scale back his rhetoric on the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russia, the result of a new White House chief of staff in John Kelly ...

Phil Murphy picks Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver in governor’s race

Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy announced his selection of State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver as his running mate in the race to serve as his lieutenant governor.

Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director

Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director, two sources tell CNN.

Is it time for universal paid family leave?

The American public overwhelming supports policies that guarantee workers paid leave if they have a child, get sick or need to care for a family member.

Kelly sworn in as Trump's second chief of staff

John Kelly was sworn in as President Donald Trump's new chief of staff Monday, tasked with bringing order to an often chaotic White House and jump-starting the President's stalled legislative agenda.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand holds town hall meeting in Bronx

New York’s Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand addressed topics ranging from health care, gun violence, race relations and Israel at a town hall meeting for constituents on Saturday at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

Trump to reinstate US military ban on transgender people

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate the ban transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces.

Senate rejects proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare

Senate Republicans voted Tuesday afternoon to advance to floor debate on their efforts to re-write health care policy, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.

Rod Rosenstein lauds Trump inauguration speech amid President's DOJ criticism

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, defended the promises President Donald Trump made in his inaugural address even as the President himself has accused the Justice Department of leading a "witch hunt" against him.

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.