Politics Noir


Trump issues defiant apology for lewd remarks -- then goes on the attack

Donald Trump apologized early Saturday for lewd and sexually aggressive remarks he made a decade ago -- and then made it clear he is girding himself for a nasty political battle.

Reality Check: Donald Trump and the Central Park 5

Few people in New York City -- and, perhaps, the country -- who followed the news in 1989 could forget the "Central Park Jogger" rape case.

Comptroller Scott Stringer proposes tripling the city's earned income tax credit

City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer proposed tripling the city’s Earned Income Tax Credit contribution from 5 percent to 15 percent of the federal tax credit.

Vice-presidential debate, ho-hum and hokum

Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

5 takeaways from the vice presidential debate

Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence come into Tuesday night's debate with a mission.

6 questions about Trump's taxes and the political fallout

Donald Trump is facing another political mess -- this time just five weeks from Election Day.

Clinton delivers in first debate

Hillary Clinton showed up at the debate of the century and delivered. Donald Trump started out strong, then struggled.

Bombs at the debate

With the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fast approaching, the two candidates quickly weighed in on the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, each suggesting he or she was best prepared to deal with ...

President Barack Obama's statements on the explosions in New York City and New Jersey.

President Barack Obama's speaks on on the explosions in New York City and New Jersey.

Clinton's challenge: Rebuilding Obama's winning coalition

Congressional Black Caucus rejects Trump's 'birther' admission

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus fiercely criticized the way Donald Trump delivered his brief admission Friday that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, saying it was insufficient and demanding an apology for Trump's years-long push of ...

Trump: 'President Barack Obama was born in the United States'

Donald Trump finally acknowledged Friday that "President Barack Obama was born in the United States," reversing himself on the issue that propelled him into national politics.

Concern about Clinton’s physical health and Trump’s mental health

As expected, it was another exciting and unpredictable week on the presidential campaign trail between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Espaillat’s growing influence

Victories for three women in Tuesday’s primaries were headline stories, one of them close to home here in Harlem and one from the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Some new faces mark primary week in New York

While one might be skeptical of a new day in Albany, there will be new faces.