Not Laughing: George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel For 'Deceiving' Him Into Making Cameo Videos Not Laughing: George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel For 'Deceiving' Him Into Making Cameo Videos
Not Laughing: George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel For 'Deceiving' Him Into Making Cameo Videos Disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos is taking his beef with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to federal court. In a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York on Friday, Feb. 16, the ex-Republican lawmaker accused Kimmel of copyright infringement and fraud for a series of personalized videos the talk show host commissioned from him on the website Cameo. The 35-year-old Santos began selling video shout outs on the site following his historic ouster from Congress amid federal criminal charges. Earlier Report: US House Expels Nassau Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote K…
Trump Eyeing NY Congresswoman As Veep Pick, Report Says Trump Eyeing NY Congresswoman As Veep Pick, Report Says
Trump Eyeing NY Congresswoman As Veep Pick, Report Says As campaign season heats up, rumors are swirling over former President Donald Trump’s pick to be his running mate should he clinch the Republican nomination. Among the names that Trump is strongly considering for his vice president is New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, NBC News reports. The 39-year-old House Republican Conference chair – whose 21st District represents several Capital Region counties, including Rensselaer – was brought up during a dinner at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home in December 2023, according to the outlet. Trump nodded approvingly and referred to Stefanik as “a ki…
Fire Station Thief: Police Search For Man Who Burgled CT Department Fire Station Thief: Police Search For Man Who Burgled CT Department
Fire Station Thief: Police Search For Man Who Burgled CT Department Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man who was caught stealing equipment from a Connecticut fire station. The Middlesex County incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 25 in the town of Middlefield. At around 9:40 p.m., a man walked into the Middlefield Fire Department’s apparatus bay, located at 406 Jackson Hill Road, using the side door. A surveillance camera in the department caught the man walking in, and he disappeared behind a fire truck before reappearing and walking out with the stolen property – two lime green Motorola portable radios with the words “Middle…
'Can't Happen Again': Lying About Candidate Background Would Be Perjury Under NY Bill 'Can't Happen Again': Lying About Candidate Background Would Be Perjury Under NY Bill
'Can't Happen Again': Lying About Candidate Background Would Be Perjury Under NY Bill New York lawmakers are hoping to prevent a repeat of disgraced former Congressman George Santos’ meteoric rise and fall after he lied about much of his background to get elected. A new bill announced Friday, Dec. 8 would require candidates to make sworn statements under penalty of perjury about parts of their background. Specifically, it would require candidates running for any elected office in New York State to sign a sworn statement affirming their military service, if any, as well their employment history and current residence. Earlier Report: Election Date Set To Fill George Sa…
Matchup Set: GOP Picks Candidate In NY Special Election For Seat Held By Santos, Report Says Matchup Set: GOP Picks Candidate In NY Special Election For Seat Held By Santos, Report Says
Matchup Set: GOP Picks Candidate In NY Special Election For Seat Held By Santos, Report Says New York Republicans have nominated Nassau County Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip as their candidate for the state’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant House seat, NBC News reports. A spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee told the outlet that party officials in Nassau County and Queens had picked Pilip for the 3rd District race. A formal announcement was expected on Friday, Dec. 15. Pilip immigrated from Ethiopia to Israel as a refugee when she was 12 years old. She later served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). She earned her maste…
New Haven City Employee Sent 'Suspicious' Marriage Licenses To Feds, Mayor Elicker Says New Haven City Employee Sent 'Suspicious' Marriage Licenses To Feds, Mayor Elicker Says
New Haven City Employee Sent 'Suspicious' Marriage Licenses To Feds, Mayor Elicker Says A Connecticut city employee who allegedly sent what she thought were suspicious marriage license applications to federal authorities has been placed on leave. According to New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker the employee who worked in the city's Office of Vital Statistics, sent dozens of marriage licenses she thought were questionable, reported NBC Connecticut. NBC said the employee, Patricia Clark, told her supervisor she had sent 73 marriages that occurred between August and November to the US Citizens and Immigration Services. The marriages involved non-US citizens. Clark repo…
George Santos In Talks For Plea Deal In 23-Count Federal Case, Court Filing Shows George Santos In Talks For Plea Deal In 23-Count Federal Case, Court Filing Shows
George Santos In Talks For Plea Deal In 23-Count Federal Case, Court Filing Shows Disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos may avoid leaving his fate up to a trial in his federal fraud case. The Republican ex-congressman is currently in talks with federal prosecutors for a possible plea deal in his 23-count criminal case, according to a filing in Central Islip federal court on Monday, Dec. 11. In the joint filing, US Attorney Breon Peace and Santos asked the court to schedule the next status conference in approximately 30 days, saying “the parties are presently engaged in plea negotiations with the goal of resolving this matter without the need for a trial.” Earli…
Special Election: Democrats Pick Nominee For NY Congressional District Held By George Santos Special Election: Democrats Pick Nominee For NY Congressional District Held By George Santos
Special Election: Democrats Pick Nominee For NY Congressional District Held By George Santos Democrats have nominated former Rep. Tom Suozzi as their candidate for New York’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant House seat. Party officials in Nassau County and Queens formally announced that Suozzi – who previously held the 3rd District seat – was their pick on Thursday, Dec. 7. In a statement on X following the announcement, Suozzi said the district’s constituents “deserve better.” Earlier Report: Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat “I will work day and night with both parties to deliver for the people, to make living here more affordable, …
And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster
And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster Well, that didn’t take long. Now-former New York Rep. George Santos has been all but erased from the halls of Congress following his historic expulsion from office on Friday, Dec. 1. The disgraced Long Island Republican – whose former 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens – made a hasty exit from the House chamber once it was clear that the required two-thirds majority had been secured to seal his ouster. Earlier Report: US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote He did not address the throng of reporters who followed him to a waiting car, though CNN …
US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote
US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote In an incredibly rare move, the US House voted to expel New York Rep. George Santos amid mounting accusations of criminality, ending his tumultuous Congressional stint and closing one of the most controversial chapters in American politics. An expulsion resolution brought by California Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia overwhelmingly passed with 311 "yes" votes to 114 "no" votes on Friday, Dec. 1.  The resolution required a two-thirds majority vote in order to pass. Santos – a Long Island Republican whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens – becomes only the sixth fed…
Woman Released By Hamas After Being Held Hostage Has CT Ties Woman Released By Hamas After Being Held Hostage Has CT Ties
Woman Released By Hamas After Being Held Hostage Has CT Ties An American woman taken hostage by Hamas with family members in Connecticut has been released. Liat Beinin, age 49, was released on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the second American citizen to be released after being kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz during the Saturday, Oct. 7 terrorist attacks in Israel. She has family in New London County, according to Rep. Joe Courtney (D) of Connecticut's Second District, Liat, who is a dual US-Israeli citizen, hid in a saferoom until being captured by the terrorists on that fateful day. Her family lives in Waterford and are active members of eastern Connectic…
House Gears Up For George Santos Expulsion Vote; Here's Expected Timing House Gears Up For George Santos Expulsion Vote; Here's Expected Timing
House Gears Up For George Santos Expulsion Vote; Here's Expected Timing Members of the US House are preparing for a third floor vote on whether to expel embattled New York Rep. George Santos amid allegations he stole money from donors. The House will vote on an expulsion resolution introduced by Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia of California on Friday, Dec. 1, NBC News reports. If Garcia’s resolution passes, Santos will become the sixth House member ever removed from office. Earlier Report: Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking The Long Island Republican, whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau Cou…
Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking
Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking The third time may be the charm for federal lawmakers hoping to oust embattled New York Rep. George Santos from office. House Ethics Committee Chair Michael Guest, a Republican from Mississippi, filed a resolution to expel Santos from Congress on Friday morning, Nov. 17. Members are expected to vote on the resolution the week after Thanksgiving.  Earlier Report: LI Rep Santos Won't Run For Re-Election: 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking, Committee Says The rare move came just one day after the committee, made up of five Republicans and five Democrats, released a report sayi…
George Santos Won't Run For Re-Election: 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking, Committee Says George Santos Won't Run For Re-Election: 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking, Committee Says
George Santos Won't Run For Re-Election: 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking, Committee Says Beleaguered New York Rep. George Santos says he won’t run for office in 2024 after an investigation by the House Ethics Committee found he likely committed federal crimes that have yet to be charged. In a damning report released Thursday, Nov. 16, the committee - made up of five Republicans and five Democrats - said it had unanimously concluded there was “substantial evidence” of lawbreaking and was referring its findings to the Department of Justice. Specifically, the investigation found that Santos, a Long Island Republican whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens: …
'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator Threatens To Fight New England-Born Union Boss 'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator Threatens To Fight New England-Born Union Boss
'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator Threatens To Fight New England-Born Union Boss A US senator and one-time MMA fighter threatened to fight a New Englander who is the president of the Teamsters, over a mean tweet on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  Republican Sen. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma took issue with International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Sean O'Brien, a Massachusetts native from Medford,  calling the freshman congressman a "greedy CEO," a "clown," and a "fraud" on X, formerly known as Twitter.  “Sir, this is a time, this is a place. If you want to run your mouth, we can be two consenting adults and finish it here,” Mullin said before standing up.  The 51-year-old …
Police Investigate Damage To CT Facility Housing Ballots Police Investigate Damage To CT Facility Housing Ballots
Police Investigate Damage To CT Facility Housing Ballots An investigation is underway after a possible break-in at a facility in Fairfield County that holds election equipment and ballots. At around 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, detectives from the State Police Western District Major Crimes Squad were requested by the Bridgeport State’s Attorney to investigate a reported suspicious incident at the Bigelow Center, located on Mona Terrace in Fairfield.  This property is owned by the town and contained the physical ballots for the Fairfield First Selectman's contest that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Democrat challenger Bill Gerber l…
2 CT City Council Members Arrested At Polling Place 2 CT City Council Members Arrested At Polling Place
2 CT City Council Members Arrested At Polling Place A pair of city council members were arrested in separate incidents outside the same polling place in Fairfield County. The arrests took place in Bridgeport outside of the John F. Kennedy School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, said Terron Jones, a spokesman for the city. According to Jones, Councilwoman Samia Suliman, representing the 138th District was charged with breach of peace at the polling place around 4:20 p.m. after a 911 call was received about a person causing a disturbance. Jones did not reveal what kind of disturbance she caused but did say she was charged after police arrived on the scene…
George Santos Dodges Expulsion From House: 'Victory For Due Process' George Santos Dodges Expulsion From House: 'Victory For Due Process'
George Santos Dodges Expulsion From House: 'Victory For Due Process' New York Rep. George Santos, who admitted to lying about his background and is facing nearly two dozen federal criminal charges, is claiming victory after an effort to expel him from Congress failed. The freshman Republican lawmaker from Long Island, whose 3rd District represents parts of Nassau County and Queens, easily survived a resolution brought by his fellow New York Republicans to oust Santos from the House on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The resolution failed with 179 members voting in favor and 213 voting against. Nineteen members voted “present.” Earlier Report: George Santos Pleads Not…
Biden Addresses Israel-Palestine In Philadelphia Speech Biden Addresses Israel-Palestine In Philadelphia Speech
Biden Addresses Israel-Palestine In Philadelphia Speech President Joe Biden was at Philadelphia's Tioga Marine Terminal on Friday afternoon, Oct. 13 to address what he called a "historic clean hydrogen investment." He also weighed in on the ongoing situation between Israel and Palestine.  "The more we learn about the attack, the more horrifying it becomes," he said. "More than 1,000 innocent lives lost, including at least 27 Americans. These guys make Al-Qaeda look pure." "Make no mistake about it, the United States stands with Israel," the president said.  "It's also a priority for me to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza (...)…
'Frightened Faces': Sen. Cory Booker In Israel Describes Horror During Surprise Hamas Attacks 'Frightened Faces': Sen. Cory Booker In Israel Describes Horror During Surprise Hamas Attacks
'Frightened Faces': Sen. Cory Booker In Israel Describes Horror During Surprise Hamas Attacks US Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey is safe, but he'll never be able to shake the horror he saw this weekend. The Harrington Park, New Jersey native posted a YouTube video, his backdrop the Old City in Jerusalem, on Sunday, Oct. 8.  Booker said he was jogging in Jerusalem on Saturday, Oct. 7, when he got an urgent call from his chief of staff, telling him to get back to the hotel immediately: Israel was under attack. Hamas, which controls Gaza, launched a surprise attack on Israel, wounding thousands and killing hundreds in the longtime conflict. “Citizens of Israel," Israeli P…
Councilman Under Investigation For Illegal Entry Into City Offices In CT, Officials Say Councilman Under Investigation For Illegal Entry Into City Offices In CT, Officials Say
Councilman Under Investigation For Illegal Entry Into City Offices In CT, Officials Say Danbury officials have announced an investigation into a city councilman who allegedly attempted to access secured areas of city hall. City officials claim that Danbury Councilman Joe Britton’s attempted to access secured areas of city hall that he does not have authorization to enter during the evening hours of Saturday, April 15, said John Kleinhans, Government Affairs and Communications Advisor. As part of the City of Danbury’s quarterly security review, concerns were raised that Britton and an unidentified woman entered the office of the Corporation Counsel which council members and th…
CT State Rep. Assaulted During Prayer Service, Police Say CT State Rep. Assaulted During Prayer Service, Police Say
CT State Rep. Assaulted During Prayer Service, Police Say A Connecticut man has been arrested after a state representative was assaulted while attending a Muslim prayer service. According to officials, Connecticut Rep. Maryam Khan (Hartford) was assaulted around 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, while attending an Eid al-Adha prayer service at the XL Center in Hartford. Hartford Police were called to the area of 225 Trumbull St., on a report of a man assaulting a woman, Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police said. Upon arrival, officers found the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Andrey Desmond of New Britain being detained by civilian bystanders…
Biden Adds Second Stop In Connecticut Visit After Event In Hartford Biden Adds Second Stop In Connecticut Visit After Event In Hartford
Biden Adds Second Stop In Connecticut Visit After Event In Hartford Drivers are being advised to expect road closures and a heightened police presence during a visit to Greenwich by President Joe Biden. The President will be in Greenwich for a private event on Friday, June 16, said Greenwich Police Deputy Chief Mark Zuccerella. Specific details on the President's movements through Town have not been released, Zuccerella said. Earlier report: New Update: Here's Where President Biden Is Heading During Hartford Visit "The Greenwich Police Department recognizes that sudden and unexpected road closures can cause inconvenience and delay travel," Zuccerella…
NY Congressman George Santos Now In Custody, Facing 13 Federal Charges: Here's Rundown NY Congressman George Santos Now In Custody, Facing 13 Federal Charges: Here's Rundown
NY Congressman George Santos Now In Custody, Facing 13 Federal Charges: Here's Rundown Click here for a new, updated story: Trio Of Schemes That Led To Santos Arrest Detailed By Feds; Rep Not Resigning Over 'Witch Hunt' US Congressman George Santos was arrested early Wednesday, May 10 on a 13-count indictment. The arrest took place early Wednesday in Central Islip. According to the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York's Office, Santos, a 34-year-old right-wing Republican, was charged with: Seven counts of wire fraud,  Three counts of money laundering,  Theft of public funds,  Two counts of making false statements on federal disclosure forms.…
President Kennedy? RFK Jr. Announces 2024 Bid For White House President Kennedy? RFK Jr. Announces 2024 Bid For White House
President Kennedy? RFK Jr. Announces 2024 Bid For White House There's now a possibility of another Kennedy back in the White House if the political winds blow in the right direction. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - son of the late US Attorney General and New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy - filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to run for president in the 2024 election, he announced Friday, April 7. The 69-year-old will run as a Democrat, according to his FEC filing. He said that he will officially kick off his campaign in Boston on Wednesday, April 19. “I am grateful for the outpouring of support…
Houston Has A Problem: Lamont's Take On Final Four City Sparks Backlash Deep In Heart Of Texas Houston Has A Problem: Lamont's Take On Final Four City Sparks Backlash Deep In Heart Of Texas
Houston Has A Problem: Lamont's Take On Final Four City Sparks Backlash Deep In Heart Of Texas Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's less-than-flattering take on downtown Houston during his visit there for the NCAA Final Four tournament has prompted a war of words between officials in both the Nutmeg State and Texas, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle.  Lamont made the comments on Wednesday, April 5, when he called downtown Houston "butt ugly" in an interview with WPLR Radio in New Haven. According to the outlet, his full quote was, "You walk around downtown Houston, which is butt ugly, not much there."  Not surprisingly, Lamont's comments prompted a quick response from Texas…
Trump's 'Past Words, Actions' Cited In Judge's Ruling For Anonymous Jurors In Sex Assault Trial Trump's 'Past Words, Actions' Cited In Judge's Ruling For Anonymous Jurors In Sex Assault Trial
Trump's 'Past Words, Actions' Cited In Judge's Ruling For Anonymous Jurors In Sex Assault Trial Jurors set to hear arguments in former President Donald Trump’s upcoming civil sexual assault trial brought by New York columnist E. Jean Carroll will remain anonymous, a federal judge ruled. In his ruling issued Thursday, March 23, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan cited Trump’s “past words and actions,” in part for his decision, saying the former president has “repeatedly attacked courts, judges, various law enforcement officials and other public officials, and even individual jurors in other matters.” Earlier Report: Trump Rape Accuser From Hudson Valley To File Lawsuit Under New NY '…
CT State Rep. From Branford Accused Of Operating Under Influence After Crash CT State Rep. From Branford Accused Of Operating Under Influence After Crash
CT State Rep. From Branford Accused Of Operating Under Influence After Crash A Connecticut state representative has been stripped of her committee assignment after being arrested for operating under the influence following a crash near the state capitol. Rep. Robin Comey, a Democrat in New Haven County who represents Branford and the 102nd District, was arrested on Thursday, March 16 after allegedly crashing her Honda, Hartford Police confirmed on Friday, March 17. Comey, age 55, allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was arrested following the crash, police said. House Speaker Matt Ritter of Hartford released a statement Friday morning, saying that Comey, …
FBI Probing Veteran's Claim That George Santos Stole Dying Dog's Charity Money, Report Says FBI Probing Veteran's Claim That George Santos Stole Dying Dog's Charity Money, Report Says
FBI Probing Veteran's Claim That George Santos Stole Dying Dog's Charity Money, Report Says The bad news just keeps coming for embattled New York Rep. George Santos, who is now the subject of an FBI investigation into accusations he stole charity money intended to help a Navy veteran’s dying service dog, Politico reports.  Richard Osthoff, of Howell, New Jersey, told the outlet that two FBI agents reached out to him on Wednesday, Feb. 1, as part of an investigation by the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. Earlier Report: Bye George: Embattled Nassau Rep Santos Stepping Down 'Temporarily' From Committee Assignments Osthoff told Politico he gave the agents …
Bye George: Embattled NY Rep Santos Stepping Down 'Temporarily' From Committee Assignments Bye George: Embattled NY Rep Santos Stepping Down 'Temporarily' From Committee Assignments
Bye George: Embattled NY Rep Santos Stepping Down 'Temporarily' From Committee Assignments This story has been updated to include a statement from Rep. Santos. Just weeks after being appointed to two House committees, beleaguered New York Congressman George Santos is stepping down from those assignments amid investigations into his personal and campaign finances. In a statement Tuesday, Jan. 31, the freshman Republican lawmaker said he had submitted a request to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to be "temporarily recused" from his assignments to the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and the Small Business Committee "until I am cleared." "This was a decision that I take very…
You Better Work: George Santos Offered $100K To Perform Drag Show At NY Restaurant, Report Says You Better Work: George Santos Offered $100K To Perform Drag Show At NY Restaurant, Report Says
You Better Work: George Santos Offered $100K To Perform Drag Show At NY Restaurant, Report Says After weeks of online speculation over his rumored past as a drag queen, embattled New York Congressman George Santos has been given the chance to sashay down the runway for a good cause, Daily Mail reports.  Zach Erdem, owner of Long Island hot spot 75 Main in Southampton, is offering the Republican lawmaker $100,000 if he agrees to perform in the exclusive restaurant’s weekly drag show, Erdem told the outlet. The job includes free food and drinks, and Erdem said he would even donate a portion of ticket sales to charities benefiting children and animals. George Santos denies he was e…