Politics Noir


No ‘rule of law’ for Trump

That the Trump administration approached and then balked from stepping into a constitutional quagmire is nothing new, and such was the case Monday when Trump veered close to involving partisan politics and the independence of law enforcement.

Police to only give summonses for marijuana smoking

Just about a week after Mayor Bill de Blasio asked for a review of how law enforcement handles marijuana policy in New York City, he told the city’s police officers to halt arrests on people smoking pot in public.

Stacey Abrams becomes first Black female major party gubernatorial nominee

Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams takes her place in history becoming the Democratic nominee in Georgia’s gubernatorial election, making her the first Black female major party gubernatorial nominee in U.S. history.

Barack and Michelle Obama sign multi-year deal with Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama will work both in front of and behind the camera in a multi-year production deal with Netflix.

Him and Kim?

The only predicable thing in the Trump universe is to expect the unpredictable, and then hold your breath. Another instance of that uncertainty arrived recently with Trump apparently changing his mind about a few Chinese companies when it comes to ...

Public advocate to run for AG: Won’t seek WFP endorsement

“My name is Letitia James, but my friends call me Tish,” New York City Public Advocate Letitia James said during her speech Wednesday at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Ex-NY Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver guilty on all counts in corruption retrial

A jury convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges Friday, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid years in prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, accused of violence, resigns

In what must be the most ironic turn in this era of sexual harassment, New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, an ambitious Democrat, who praised women for speaking up against abuses, now faces charges himself.

Manhattan DA to probe abuse allegations against NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

The Manhattan District Attorney's office is investigating allegations of violence against women by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned just hours after accounts of abuse by four women.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Earns TIME 100 'Influential' Honors

TIME magazine recently honored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigns after being accused of physically abusing 4 women

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned, following a report on allegations of assault by multiple women in The New Yorker.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused of physically abusing four women

Four women who have had romantic relationships with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have accused him of physically abusing them, according to an article published in the New Yorker on Monday.

Attorneys make new bid for Mumia’s freedom

Attorneys make new bid for Mumia’s freedom

Trump’s traumas continue to impact administration

A possible legal case against Trump was bolstered after flight records, photographs and testimony from his bodyguards contradict his claims that he didn’t stay overnight in Russia in 2013. This disclosure could feed into allegations that Trump is consciously trying ...

Special elections give Dems majority but Felder says ‘Not so fast’

Democrats in New York State are celebrating a majority in the Senate, but the victory may be surface-level only.