Politics Noir


Clinton's warning: Obama's legacy is on the line with Trump

Hillary Clinton warned the roughly 6,000 people at an NAACP dinner in Detroit on Sunday that Donald Trump's candidacy is the biggest risk to President Barack Obama's legacy, putting the decision between her and the Republican front-runner in stark terms.

Rally calls for ‘three-fifths’ language to be removed from Constitution

Although African-Americans have achieved much in the past 200 years, certain language in the U.S. Constitution remains stuck in the past. New York York City Council Member Andy King hopes to eliminate that language.

Clinton trumps Sanders

It was another superb Super Tuesday for Hillary Clinton. She took four of the five states and the delegates up for grabs, leaving Sen. Bernie Sanders only tiny Rhode Island to crow about.

De Blasio’s budget overshadowed by finance probe

New York City pundits could be talking about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget, which was presented this week. But they’re talking campaign finance issues instead.

The young vote: Which way forward?

New York was not “feeling the Bern” as Hillary Clinton declared victory in Tuesday’s primary, along with political newcomer Donald Trump for the Republican party, leaving many young New Yorkers confused and disappointed.

Hillary takes New York

“There’s no place like home,” said Hillary Clinton during her victory speech at the Sheraton Tuesday night. After stating her wins all over the nation, she observed, “but this one is personal.”

Steph Curry, Obama team up for mentoring PSA

Credit Steph Curry with an assist in President Barack Obama's call to mentor young people.

Sanders fans pitch Coney Island voters

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders brought the carnival-like atmosphere of his campaign to Coney Island last Thursday, delivering a stump speech that hit on how to cope with climate change in a part of the city where Superstorm Sandy took lives ...

‘One person, one vote’ upheld

The case of “one person, one vote” was settled yesterday in the Supreme Court, 8-0. This ruling was a major victory for civil rights advocates, who opposed the challenge that legislative districts be drawn based solely on eligible voters and ...

Obama bill bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

In a move that many anti-penitentiary activists deem to be progressive, President Barack Obama issued executive orders to ban solitary confinement as a form of punishment for juveniles in federal prisons.

New York mayor defends racial joke told with Hillary Clinton

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday defended a racial joke he told Saturday night during a skit with Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, saying critics were "missing the point."

Sanders rally brings all boroughs to the Bronx

Last week Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his message of economic and social justice to the South Bronx, one of the poorest parts of New York City, where residents welcomed the positive attention on the national stage.

Sanders wins Wisconsin

If the Democratic primaries were like the Republican winner-take-all in delegates, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ victory in Wisconsin Tuesday would be of greater consequence.

Sanders and Clinton return ‘home’ for votes

The gauntlet has been thrown as Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders go head-to-head in the April 19 New York primary election.

Michelle Obama hits back against 'hateful' rhetoric

First lady Michelle Obama lauded diversity and immigration while shunning harmful political language during an event marking the Persian New Year Wednesday.