Politics Noir


Your guide to the New York primary races

The polls open citywide Tuesday for primary election voting. The mayorship, Brooklyn District Attorney's spot, Public Advocate's position and all 51 seats on the City Council are up for grabs.

Clinton: Trump's inauguration speech was 'a cry from the white nationalist gut'

Hillary Clinton said being at President Donald Trump's inauguration was "like an out-of-body experience" and that his speech was a "cry from the white nationalist gut."

‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’

Free association is a process utilized by psychoanalysts that involves stimulating the free flow of a patient’s thoughts. The patient is asked to say the first thing that comes to mind after hearing “trigger words.”

Sheila Oliver runs for lieutenant governor of New Jersey

Former New Jersey State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver visited Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hackensack, N. J. Aug. 27, to explain why she wants to be lieutenant governor of New Jersey to the Bergen County National Association of the Advancement ...

Brooklyn district attorney candidate forum: Five days before election

The district attorney is one of the most powerful positions in the criminal justice system. The DA determines whether to charge the accused and has an impact on everything from which charges to file, suggested bail amounts, the contours of ...

Civil rights groups criticize Trump Justice pick ahead of hearing

The questioning could be intense for President Donald Trump's pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, as Eric Dreiband's nomination goes before the Senate judiciary committee Wednesday.

Is Donald Trump taking any of Barack Obama's advice?

We now know what outgoing President Barack Obama told incoming President Donald Trump.

Justice Department: No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped

The Justice Department said in a court filing Friday evening that it has no evidence to support President Donald Trump's assertion in March that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped the phones in Trump Tower before last year's election.

Read the Inauguration Day letter Obama left for Trump

During his final moments in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama folded into thirds a handwritten letter to Donald Trump, slid it into an envelope, and in neat capital letters addressed it to "Mr. President."

How Trump compares with Obama so far on jobs

Donald Trump's job record as president so far has been pretty good. It's just not as good as Barack Obama's.

Steven Mnuchin on Harriet Tubman's $20 bill: 'We will be looking at this issue'

Maybe putting Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill isn't a done deal after all.

Governor Cuomo: It’s time to protect immigrant New Yorkers

President Donald Trump continued to boldly endorse police brutality and state violence last week with the pardoning of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

New York Amsterdam News Endorsements Part One

Every election cycle, the New York Amsterdam News conducts interviews to select candidates for endorsement for public office. For the past three decades, maybe more, we have announced the meetings on the front page of the newspaper for several weeks ...

Trump to lift military gear ban for local police

The Trump administration will unveil a new plan Monday to roll back limits on a controversial program that provides local law enforcement agencies with surplus military gear, marking the end of a policy implemented during the Obama administration.

Paul Ryan 'does not agree' with Arpaio pardon, spokesman says

House Speaker Paul Ryan disagrees with President Donald Trump's decision Friday to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, his spokesman said Saturday.