Yang’s energy and novelty could help him make a big splash in New York’s political pool, but he would still face some significant obstacles. The top three mayoral contenders — City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams — are all courting key local constituencies that may view Yang skeptically. Yang never caught on with black voters. Traditional liberals gorging on MSNBC in the brownstone belt preferred Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or Pete Buttigieg. … [Read more...] about Could Andrew Yang and His Gang Make It in New York’s Mayoral Race?
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All negative for novel #coronavirus in NYC! @CDCgov has confirmed that the 7th person tested in the city has come back negative. We now have zero cases pending. The latest updates: https://t.co/AKpJIDztv1 pic.twitter.com/W0cP6gNxxN … [Read more...] about NYC Launching New Campaign To Support Chinatown Businesses Amid Coronavirus Fears
The decision not to prosecute comes as Trump supporters accuse the federal government of carrying out injustice, applying different standards to people who violate the political orthodoxy of the “deep state” — or “interagency,” as federal employees call the larger body of unelected federal bureaucrats (McCabe, for his part, has denied that such a culture exists). This week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr has been under fire for the DOJ decreasing its recommended sentencing for Roger Stone, a pro-Trump veteran political operative. Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing a House investigation, and tampering with a witness, and prosecutors originally sought a seven to nine-year sentence; four attorneys resigned from the case after their superiors labeled the request “excessive.” … [Read more...] about DOJ: Andrew McCabe Will Not Face Criminal Charges
President Donald Trump has repeatedly railed against those jurisdictions, arguing that they put public safety at risk by restricting access to federal immigration authorities. And while sanctuary policies are not new, they've been pushed to the forefront over the course of Trump's presidency as the administration doubles down on its campaign to end illegal immigration. … [Read more...] about How New York became the latest target in Trump’s fight with sanctuary cities
Iconic New York tourist attractions such as Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Opera received millions of dollars from the Sackler family, that became one of America’s richest families through their role in starting the opioid epidemic. Many of those beneficiaries have wings named after the Sacklers or honor the family with multiple plaques. … [Read more...] about American Cartel: New York Museums Hostile, Silent About Their Opioid Donors