Politics Noir


De Blasio will not be charged after fundraising investigation

Federal and state investigations into the fundraising practices of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have concluded without criminal charges, even though the Manhattan district attorney said Thursday the actions of the Democratic mayor appeared contrary to the "intent and ...

What America would look like under the Trump budget

More agents along the border, but a hobbled PBS. A bigger military, but less chance of getting a decent lawyer if you're poor.

Trump tweets Preet goodbye

President Trump’s Twitter finger struck again last week when he asked 46 U.S. attorneys to resign, including Preet Bharara, who commanded the Southern District of New York.

Mayor and Councilman Cornegy host Bed-Stuy town hall meeting

Bedford-Stuyvesant’s P.S. 23 Carter G. Woodson Elementary School was the venue last week for a lively town hall meeting hosted by Councilman Robert Cornegy and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Cornegy was the moderator.

Trump’s triple whammy

The Trump White House must be highly agitated after reports that the House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) announced Wednesday that his panel had received no evidence of wiretapping during the last election campaign.

Health professionals leading protests against Obamacare repeal

They call themselves “non-partisan” health professionals, including doctors, nurses and social workers numbering in the thousands who first protested at 20 sites across the nation Feb. 25 outside elected officials’ offices.

Can Trump be removed without impeachment?

With the arrival of the Trump administration we have a state of governance in which no matter where you turn there is either paralysis or uncertainty.

Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

The effort to repeal and replace health care is generating headlines, and the attempt to investigate Trump’s Russia connections is of high importance.

Slaves were immigrants, according to Dr. Carson

Ben Carson appeared to liken slaves to immigrants who choose to come to the United States while addressing employees at the Department of Housing and Urban Development Monday.

Is Cuomo’s ‘Raise the Age’ proposal the real deal?

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been vocal about raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York State.

Elected officials react to Trump’s health care plan

Donald Trump’s potential replacement of the Affordable Care Act has caused an uproar among progressive politicians in the country—and among non-progressives.

Obama irked and exasperated in response to Trump's wiretapping claims, sources say

President Barack Obama was irked and exasperated in response to his successor's wiretapping accusation, sources close to the former president tell CNN, though these sources say Obama's reaction stopped short of outright fury.

Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights leaders meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Rev. Al Sharpton and Attorney General Jeff Sessions met on Tuesday along with other leading civil rights leaders to discuss a wide range of issues.

Here's how Team Obama reacted to Trump's wiretap claim

Former White House officials are strongly refuting President Donald Trump's stunning allegation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election.

President Donald Trump signs new travel ban, exempts Iraq

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, notably dropping Iraq from January's previous order.