Politics Noir


NYC Council member stage kneel-in at City Hall

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, several New York City Council members proudly declared that they were “taking a knee” on the steps of City Hall in reaction to President Trump’s “profane condemnation of NFL players who do the same.”

Congresswoman kneels on House floor to protest Trump's criticism of NFL

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, took a knee on the House floor Monday night in solidarity with NFL players who knelt during the National Anthem following President Donald Trump's criticism of the protest.

ACLU taking on voting rights fight

According to election numbers, the 2008 presidential election brought out the most diverse number of voters in U.S. history. Since then 27 measures were passed or implemented in 19 states that make it harder to vote.

Weiner gets 21 months in teen sexting case

This time four years ago, disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner had just lost the Democratic primary in his bid to be the next New York City mayor, winning just 5 percent of the vote.

Ex-NY Senate leader Dean Skelos granted new trial in corruption case

Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos has been granted a new trial in his corruption case.

Rep. Jeffries: Trump a 'racial arsonist'

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries says that Donald Trump's response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, led many Americans "to conclude that the President of the United States chose to pull the sheets off and reveal himself."

The Republican zombie repeal and replace effort just died. Again.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins' announcement that she will not vote for her party's last-ditch attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare effectively dooms Republican hopes of abolishing a law they spent eight years campaigning against.

VIDEO: Rep. Hakeem Jefferies weighs in on NFL protests

On Monday, on the House floor, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), took to the House floor to address President Trump’s scurrilous attacks on Stephen Curry, Lebron James and the courageous NFL players who have taken a stand against social injustice.

The dark racial sentiment in Trump's NBA and NFL criticism

In the last 24 hours, President Donald Trump has criticized NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem and NBA superstar Steph Curry for expressing ambivalence about whether or not to attend the traditional White House celebration for ...

Prosecutors asking for 2-year prison sentence for Anthony Weiner

With Anthony Weiner's sentencing set for Monday, the big question is: Will he go to prison?

It’s not too early to think about the general election in New York City

I am going to try my best not to finger wag my dear readers of the Amsterdam News.

Trump ‘bombastic’ at UN

President Trump should swallow some of the words he delivered in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.

Cuomo endorses rival and fellow Democrat de Blasio for mayor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday picked up the endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his fellow Democrat and frequent rival.

When will Trump call white supremacists "losers"?

"Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!"

Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacy

Hours after he returned to rhetoric equating violence from white supremacists with those protesting them, the White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump signed a resolution condemning white supremacy.