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Rep. Chris Collins
Suspends Reelection Campaign Following Insider Trading Indictment Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Reelection Campaign Following Insider Trading Indictment

New York Republican Congressman Chris Collins is dropping out of the race for reelection after facing charges earlier this week of insider trading and lying to federal agents.

Officials Have No Idea What Their Cities Promised Amazon to Secure HQ2  Officials Have No Idea What Their Cities Promised Amazon to Secure HQ2 

The list of American cities vying to be the location of Amazon’s next headquarters has been whittled down to 20, from the original 238 who submitted proposals. But city council members and other officials in those cities say they don’t know what was promised in their name, according to The New York Times.

Manhattan DA Will Stop Prosecuting Weed Possession Manhattan DA Will Stop Prosecuting Weed Possession

Following in the footsteps of district attorneys in Brooklyn and New Jersey, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced on Tuesday that his department will no longer prosecute cases of pot possession or smoking, according to a press release.

New York State Is Still Putting Young People in Solitary Confinement New York State Is Still Putting Young People in Solitary Confinement

In 2015, New York City banned solitary confinement for incarcerated people under the age of 22. This decision came in the wake of the the highly publicized Kalief Browder case. Browder was imprisoned on Rikers Island in solitary confinement for three years awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a backpack before…

Kushner Cos. Allegedly Did Some Horrific Shit to Force Out Rent Stabilized Tenants Kushner Cos. Allegedly Did Some Horrific Shit to Force Out Rent Stabilized Tenants

Jared Kushner’s former real estate company may have exposed children to toxic dust as part of a campaign to push out rent-controlled tenants, according to a new lawsuit.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won a Primary She Wasn't Even Running In Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won a Primary She Wasn't Even Running In

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent a shockwave throughout the Democratic Party last month when she walloped longtime congressman Joe Crowley in the primary for New York’s 14th District. Apparently, that wasn’t the only race she won that night.

Immigration Agents Arrest Grandparents Visiting Their Son-in-Law
at Fort Drum on July 4  Immigration Agents Arrest Grandparents Visiting Their Son-in-Law at Fort Drum on July 4 

A couple of grandparents from Brooklyn who traveled to Fort Drum in upstate New York to visit their son-in-law on the country’s Independence Day—before he is shipped to Afghanistan for a third tour of duty—were arrested by immigration authorities and thrown into detention, a report says.

We Don't Just Need More Democrats, We Need Better Ones We Don't Just Need More Democrats, We Need Better Ones

It’s hard to overstate the significance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset primary win over 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional district. She is a working-class Latina who was bartending less than a year ago. She is an unapologetic socialist who called for abolishing ICE back in February.…

ICE Protests Spreading As Demonstrators Block Buses
Transporting Migrant Children ICE Protests Spreading As Demonstrators Block Buses Transporting Migrant Children

A protest movement to disrupt the activities of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border authorities in response to the Trump administration’s family separation crisis is spreading from coast to coast.

Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) Says Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) Would Support Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) for Governor Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) Says Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) Would Support Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) for Governor

In a piece for Refinery29 celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City on Wednesday, Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) reflects about what it is like to have seen herself grow into a Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), whom she defines as “smart and independent and determined.”

'Women Like Me Aren't Supposed to Run': NY Candidate Releases Campaign Ad That's Actually Good 'Women Like Me Aren't Supposed to Run': NY Candidate Releases Campaign Ad That's Actually Good

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old former organizer for Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, is running to represent New York’s 14th district in Congress, facing down the kingmakers of the national Democratic Party establishment.

Rudy Giuliani Greeted By ‘Thunderous
Boos’ at Yankee Stadium on His Birthday Rudy Giuliani Greeted By ‘Thunderous Boos’ at Yankee Stadium on His Birthday

President Donald Trump’s latest sideshow freak, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City who is increasingly loathed each day, decided to spend Memorial Day—his 74th birthday—at a Yankees game.

Top Democrats Unite to Tell Anyone Who Dares Oppose Andrew Cuomo to Go to Hell Top Democrats Unite to Tell Anyone Who Dares Oppose Andrew Cuomo to Go to Hell

Speaking at New York’s Democratic Party convention on Thursday, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez reportedly celebrated Gov. Andrew Cuomo securing the party’s nomination by taking thinly veiled shots at Cuomo’s progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon.

Protesters Serenade Racist
Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg Outside His NYC Apartment Protesters Serenade Racist Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg Outside His NYC Apartment

Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg really hates it when people speak Spanish around him in New York City. So, in response, New Yorkers decided to serenade him in Spanish outside his Upper West Side apartment and at his former office on Friday. And by all accounts, it was a gran fiesta replete with Daddy Yankee songs, Cielito…

Andrew Cuomo Wants You to Know That Some of His Best Friends Are Jews Andrew Cuomo Wants You to Know That Some of His Best Friends Are Jews

In his push to paint himself as a progressive since Cynthia Nixon announced her primary bid, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been employing a strange form of identity politics. Last month, Cuomo called himself “undocumented” (he isn’t) and stated that he was “raised by poor immigrants from South Jamaica” (he…

Eric Schneiderman Resigns As New York AG After Allegations of Physical Abuse Against Women Eric Schneiderman Resigns As New York AG After Allegations of Physical Abuse Against Women

On the same night that the New Yorker published an explosive report that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had physically assaulted multiple women, Schneiderman has resigned.

Multiple Women Accuse New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of Physical Abuse  Multiple Women Accuse New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of Physical Abuse 

The New Yorker reported on Monday night that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat who filed a civil rights lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company after Weinstein’s pattern of alleged abuse became public, has allegedly been abusive to multiple women himself.

Andrew Cuomo Has Raised an Obscene Amount of Money Using the Loophole He Claims He Wants Closed Andrew Cuomo Has Raised an Obscene Amount of Money Using the Loophole He Claims He Wants Closed

Progressives in New York have long criticized Governor Andrew Cuomo for failing to close the so-called LLC loophole, which allows people who own limited liability companies to essentially disregard limits on campaign contributions. While the fact that Cuomo is one of the top beneficiaries from this loophole is nothing…

White Commuter's Racist Freakout at Two Black Women Caught On Camera

A white commuter on the Long Island Rail Road started hurling racial slurs at two black passengers who he said were talking “too loudly.”

The Political Chess Game That Made the Staten Island Ferry Free The Political Chess Game That Made the Staten Island Ferry Free

If you’re visiting New York, you really ought to ride the ferry to Staten Island. You can’t find a better free lesson in American urban politics anywhere.

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