Politics Noir


Obama’s Clean Power Plan

When President Barack Obama announced his Clean Power Plan, there were several long outbursts of applause in the White House Monday, none more sustained than when he remarked that the “plan [was] two years in the making, and the single ...

Joe Biden keeps watchful eye on 2016 race

Vice President Joe Biden has yet to rule out a 2016 presidential campaign and is likely to wait beyond August to decide, several Democrats say, allowing him to watch as the contest unfolds before determining whether he could make a ...

Congressional Black Caucus to talk diversity with Silicon Valley leaders

The Congressional Black Caucus delegation is going to visit Silicon Valley to help tackle Big Tech's diversity problem.

State Sen. John Sampson found guilty on corruption charges

State Sen. John Sampson of Brooklyn's 19th District was stripped of his seat Friday after he was convicted on three of the nine corruption charges he faced.

Obamacy: A legacy of diplomacy

Let’s call President Barack Obama’s diplomatic surge “Obamacy.”

President Obama addresses NAACP

President Barack Obama speaks to the NAACP at the annual convention in Philadelphia.

Local legislators weigh in on marriage equality

Last Friday marked the beginning of a historic Pride Week in New York City and around the country, when the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of marriage equality.

Former State Senator Malcolm Smith sentenced to 7 years in prison

Former Queens State Senator and Majority Leader Malcolm Smith is spending the next seven years of his life behind bars.

Five things you didn’t know about Congressman Charlie Rangel

Congressman Charlie Rangel's political legacy spans nearly 45 years. Here are some things you might not know about him.

Obama talks community policing in Camden

President Barack Obama spoke in Camden, N.J., at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Monday, highlighting steps taken by the city that has struggled with one of the nation’s highest violent crime rates to create economic ...

Cuomo earns praise for minimum wage

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to impanel a board to examine minimum wage in the fast-food industry.

Donovan heads to DC, Richardson to Albany

Tuesday night was “special” for both Democrats and Republicans in New York City.

First family supports Small Business Saturday

The first family reportedly took part in Small Business Saturday by heading out to Washington, D.C., bookstore Politics & Prose.

Obama Shields Over 5 million Immigrants From Deportation

At the risk of furthering the gulf between himself and an already polarized Congress, President Obama announced several sweeping executive actions poised to protect more than five million immigrants currently living undocumented in the United States.

Mayor Baraka meets with ex-offenders and gang members to address violence

In July, newly elected Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka introduced his “100 Day Plan.”