Politics Noir


Sondland: Quid pro quo? ‘Yes,’ he said

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, on the fifth day of House impeachment hearings on Wednesday in the nation’s capital, confirmed that there was a quid pro quo demand by Trump to get Ukraine President Zelensky to ...

Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop and frisk’ police tactic speaking to Brooklyn church

Michael Bloomberg on Sunday reversed his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk."

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces presidential campaign

Deval Patrick officially announced a late-entry 2020 presidential campaign

Trump impeachment probe begins

Much of the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, Nov. 13, was consumed by opening statements from Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee; its ranking Republican member Devin Nunes; and the two witnesses, William ...

As arguments begin, civil rights leaders urge Supreme Court to uphold one of the nation’s oldest anti-discrimination statutes

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments that pit Comcast (CMCSA), America’s biggest cable provider, against National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc.,

Impeachment hearings go live with first witnesses

The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings seeks husband's seat in Congress

The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland's Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband's congressional seat.

Kamala Harris introduced a bill to keep schools open three more hours

US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris introduced legislation this week intended to align the school day with the traditional workday to reduce the burden of childcare on working families.

Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.

Booker hopes to ban facial recognition technology in public housing

Continuing his questioning of how law enforcement agencies use facial recognition software, New Jersey U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has turned his attention on how public housing is using the software.

Election Day, locally and abroad, a win for Dems

Election Day became a major day of victories for Democrats in New York City and Democrats around the country giving hope to a possible usurping of the White House.

Jumaane Williams declares victory in public advocate race

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams declared victory in the election Tuesday night.

Beto O’Rourke ends presidential campaign

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has announced he’s dropping his 2020 presidential bid.

Impeachment noose tightens on Trump

If things go as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised, by Thursday a vote will be taken to determine if the impeachment inquiry against Trump goes forward.

Sen. Brian Benjamin announces rainy day fund

Harlem State Sen. Brian Benjamin recently held a press conference announcing legislation authorizing the city to use a “rainy day fund.”