Politics Noir


Mayor touts decrease in summonses

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced a 90 percent drop in criminal court summonses as a result of the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

Trump’s cronies indicted

After weeks of waiting and wondering how Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was going, a resounding answer arrived Monday with indictments against Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, and Rick Gates, Manafort’s associate.

Michelle Obama to young people: Never tweet (sort of)

Ten months removed from the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama took a subtle swipe at her old home's current occupant without even using his name.

The stunning difference between Trump's reaction to the Las Vegas shooting and the NYC attack

On October 1, a man shot and killed 58 people at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas -- the largest mass murder in modern American history.

Chuck Schumer tells Trump 'stop tweeting and start leading'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for casting blame‎ on him in the aftermath of a deadly terror attack in New York, saying the President should "stop tweeting and start leading."

What you need to know about the Manafort, Gates indictment

The 31-page, 12-count indictment against Paul Manafort and Richard Gates focuses on their years as political consultants and lobbyists working with Ukraine.

What the Manafort indictment proves about Trump (and what it doesn't)

On Monday morning former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted on charges of money laundering and filing false foreign lobbying reports, among other counts.

Report: First charges filed in Mueller investigation

A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.

Barack Obama called for jury duty in Illinois

Barack Obama has fulfilled his civic duty as president. Now comes another role as a citizen: jury duty.

Obama campaigns for NJ gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy

Former President Barack Obama made a stop in the Garden State to speak at an invite-only campaign event Thursday for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy.

Trump’s obsession with Obama continues

When President Trump was asked why he had not publicly made a statement about the four Green Berets ambushed in Niger, he chose this moment as another occasion to belittle former President Obama.

Amsterdam News endorsements Nov. 7, 2017, General Election

Here are the Amsterdam News' endorsements for the upcoming general election.

Maxine Waters: 'Take Trump out' remark was about impeachment

Rep. Maxine Waters rejected Tuesday any suggestion that she was vowing to harm President Donald Trump last week when she said she would "take Trump out."

Trump disputes military widow's account of condolence call

President Donald Trump on Monday disputed a widow's account of a condolence call he made to her following the death of her husband in Niger earlier this month.

Donald Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco

Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down ...