Politics Noir


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.

Legal marijuana gets new support in NY with backing of Public Advocate

The campaign to get recreational marijuana legalized in New York got another push Tuesday, as Public Advocate Letitia James along with other elected officials got behind the movement.

Cuomo giving parolees right to vote via executive order

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said on Wednesday that he will sign an executive order giving all parolees in New York the right to vote.

U.S., allies launch airstrikes on Syria in response to chemical weapon attack

The United States, along with France and Britain, launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump said Friday.

House Speaker Paul Ryan to retire

“I like to think I’ve done my part,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, 48, said of his nearly two decades in Congress and his announcement to retire after this year. Wednesday, the Republican from Wisconsin, in what must be a shock ...

Comptroller Scott Stringer releases analysis on pay gap

City Comptroller Scott Stringer released an analysis spotlighting how massive pay disparities between men and women permeate throughout the city’s workforce and deny women equal economic power and security.

Advocates speak, sit-in at City Hall for safe consumption report’s release

Advocates for safer consumption facilities for drug addicts took over City Hall last Thursday.