Politics Noir


Carson slams reporters over questions about his past

Ben Carson spent much of Friday aggressively rebutting media reports about his past -- a striking departure from the mellow personality he has displayed on the campaign trail.

Ben Carson campaign rolls out rap ad

Ben Carson's campaign is rolling out a new ad in markets with large African-American populations that features a rap promoting the candidate for president.

Staten Island shift: Did Eric Garner case play a role in Dems' win?

A shift in political rule in Staten Island appears to be getting stronger with Tuesday’s election of McMahon to district attorney, who is a Democrat. His win brings consistency to every district attorney’s office in the city, with Democrats heading ...

Darcel Clark makes history as first African-American woman elected DA in New York State

Justice Darcel D. Clark is elected Bronx District Attorney after beating her Republican opponent Robert Slano taking 86 percent of the votes.

White House, Chris Christie fight over criminal justice reforms

The White House and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took turns lambasting each others' records on criminal justice Monday, as President Barack Obama traveled to Christie's state to promote new initiatives to rehabilitate former prison inmates.

De Blasio wants change to bail laws

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a change to state law that would allow judges to consider the risk to public safety when setting bail or considering an alternative program for a defendant.

Obama pushes for sentencing reform at law enforcement forum

President Barack Obama visited Chicago Tuesday to push for lawmakers to amend sentencing laws so fewer non-violent criminals are locked away for long stretches.

It’s final: Biden won’t run

Ending many months of speculation, Vice President Joe Biden, with his wife, Jill, and President Barack Obama by his side in the Rose Garden at the White House Wednesday afternoon, told the nation that he will not be a candidate ...

Supreme congressman serenaded by Supreme Mary Wilson

Thursday, Oct. 29, two legends—Rep. Charles Rangel and Mary Wilson of the Supremes—will share a momentous occasion: the congressman’s birthday celebration.

Perkins launches run for Congress

New York Sen. Bill Perkins announced last week that he’s running for Congress. Perkins is looking to take the seat currently occupied by Rep. Charlie Rangel, who announced he won’t run again after his term ends.

Schumer and Booker team up for sentencing reform bill

Two senators from the tristate area are looking to reduce minimum sentencing for nonviolent offenders.

Clinton still in command

While the Democratic presidential contenders delivered substance to issues during the debate Tuesday evening in Las Vegas—something that eluded their Republican counterparts—it took a question from a viewer online to perk up the ears of Black viewers

Cuomo visits Bedford-Stuyvesant to discuss new special prosecutor

Central Brooklyn elected officials and community leaders welcomed Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Bedford-Stuyvesant to discuss his designation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office to investigate police shootings.

House Speaker John Boehner: 'I decided today is the day'

John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who steered his party to an overwhelming House majority in 2010, said in a news conference Friday afternoon he had decided only that morning to announce his plans to resign from Congress.

Dr. Carson inflames Muslim community

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker shot his wad of cash and bowed out of the presidential race Monday.