Politics Noir


Congressman Meeks takes a stand—Queens town hall

In the wake of the shutdown of the federal government from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22 over the critical Senate vote on immigration and the Mexican border wall, Queens Congressmen Gregory Meeks immediately called for a town hall meeting.

Census Bureau to keep guidelines on race/ethnicity from 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau, under President Donald Trump’s administration, won’t aid requests from the Barack Obama administration to change how the government addresses race and ethnicity.

CBC Chair offers stinging rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union address

Rep. Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus railed against President Donald Trump’s boasts about the economy, especially his claims about the Black community, in a blistering response to the president’s State of the Union (SOTU) address.

Full text of President Trump’s first State of the Union address

President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Omarosa heads back to reality TV after White House stint

Omarosa Manigault’s career has included stints on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” and in President Trump’s “The White House.” Up next? “Celebrity Big Brother” on CBS. A CBS spokesman confirmed her new role.

De Blasio, Cuomo and MTA battle over financing (again)

“Under the 2015-2019 capital plan, New York City Transit receives 51 percent, and when you throw MTA buses in it, it’s 62 percent,” said Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joe Lhota during a Tuesday conference call.

De Blasio cancels Trump meeting, blasts administration for ‘racist assault’ on immigrant communities

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won’t meet with Republican President Donald Trump to discuss infrastructure funding.

Criminal Justice Reform: Rep. Danny Davis’ new bill pushes back on money bail

During a recent press conference on Capitol Hill, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) said that at any given time there are roughly 500,000 people sitting in local jails waiting for their day in court.

Senate votes to end government shutdown

Enough senators have voted to advance a bill ending the government shutdown, the Associated Press reports.

CBC members plan State of the Union protest

During a lengthy, members-only meeting on Capitol Hill on January 19, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) discussed various options to protest the current President of the United States.

Government shutdown enters day 2 as Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame

Feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown that stretched into a second day Sunday.

Government shuts down on first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration; Dems, GOP trade blame

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.

Omarosa’s final days at White House full of controversy, accusations

Omarosa Manigault Newman, best known for her first name only, who has resigned under duress from her public liaison job at the White House, is leaving true to form—amid a cloud of controversy and with sparks flying.

Phil Murphy inaugurated as governor of New Jersey

Democrat Phil Murphy was inaugurated as New Jersey’s 56th governor and former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was sworn in as lieutenant governor.

At least one person believes Trump is a ‘stable genius’

“Fire and Fury—Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff is an absorbing read if you are interested in more evidence of Trump’s megalomania, misogyny, idiocy and just plain unfitness to be president.