Longtime Senator, Former VP Candidate Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Longtime Senator, Former VP Candidate Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82
Longtime Senator, Former VP Candidate Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Joe Lieberman, who represented Connecticut in the US Senate for more than two decades and ran alongside Al Gore during his historically unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2000, has died at the age of 82. The Democrat-turned-Independent died Wednesday, March 27, in New York after suffering complications from a fall, according to NBC News. "Senator Lieberman’s love of God, his family, and America endured throughout his life of service in the public interest," the outlet quoted his family as saying. News of his death sparked a flood of tributes from across the political spectrum. A…
George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For NY Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races' George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For NY Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races'
George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For NY Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races' Disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos is mounting a comeback campaign. The Republican ex-lawmaker from Long Island – who was ousted from his 3rd District seat representing parts of Nassau County and Queens – announced a primary challenge against Rep. Nick LaLota for his 1st District seat. In a statement on X shared during President Biden’s State of the Union address Thursday night, March 7, Santos said New York hasn’t had “a real conservative represent them” since he left office “thanks to RINO, empty suits like Nick LaLota.” Earlier Report: Exiled Congressman Turned Reality …
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…
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 …
'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator Threatens To Fight Mass-Born Union Boss 'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator Threatens To Fight Mass-Born Union Boss
'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator Threatens To Fight Mass-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 …
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 (...)…
State Rep. From Region Assaulted During Prayer Service, Police Say State Rep. From Region Assaulted During Prayer Service, Police Say
State Rep. From Region 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…
President Kennedy? RFK Jr. To Announce In Boston 2024 Bid For White House President Kennedy? RFK Jr. To Announce In Boston 2024 Bid For White House
President Kennedy? RFK Jr. To Announce In Boston 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…
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 '…
'Disgrace': Reactions Heated For New Mass Bill To Allow Inmates To Donate Organ To Cut Sentence 'Disgrace': Reactions Heated For New Mass Bill To Allow Inmates To Donate Organ To Cut Sentence
'Disgrace': Reactions Heated For New Mass Bill To Allow Inmates To Donate Organ To Cut Sentence Two Massachusetts state representatives last month proposed legislation that would allow prisoners to shorten their sentences if they donate bone marrow or organs.  Reps. Judith Garcia (Suffolk) and Carlos González (Springfield) presented the bill as a way to bolster the number of organs and bone marrow available to those in need and "restore bodily autonomy" for people behind bars. Each inmate who gives could see between 60 days to a year cut from their sentence. The bill would create a committee to decide who is eligible for the program and how much each donation is worth.  Related: Pri…
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 …
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…
Navy Vet’s Sick Pit Bull Died After George Santos Stole Charity Money, Report Alleges Navy Vet’s Sick Pit Bull Died After George Santos Stole Charity Money, Report Alleges
Navy Vet’s Sick Pit Bull Died After George Santos Stole Charity Money, Report Alleges This story has been updated to include a response from Rep. Santos.  The unraveling saga of embattled New York Rep. George Santos appears to have escalated beyond mere resume “embellishments” and possible campaign finance violations to the alleged cruel and heartless betrayal of a disabled military veteran. Richard Osthoff, a US Navy veteran from Howell, New Jersey, told Patch that he was put in touch with Santos in May 2016 to help raise money for his 10-year-old service pit bull, Sapphire, who had developed a life-threatening stomach tumor the year before. Earlier Report: Embattled NY …
'There’s A New Republican Sheriff In Town': GOP Support For Trump 2024 Run Craters, Poll Says 'There’s A New Republican Sheriff In Town': GOP Support For Trump 2024 Run Craters, Poll Says
'There’s A New Republican Sheriff In Town': GOP Support For Trump 2024 Run Craters, Poll Says Former President Donald Trump is losing his grip on the Republican party, according to a new Suffolk University/USA Today poll. The poll, released Tuesday, Dec. 13, found that among registered voters nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Republicans and independents who identified as either conservative or very conservative wanted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to run for president. Of those same voters, 56 percent said they prefer DeSantis over Trump. “There’s a new Republican sheriff in town,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. “DeSantis outpoll…
Hochul Elected To First Full Term As NY Governor, Defeats Trump-Backed Zeldin Hochul Elected To First Full Term As NY Governor, Defeats Trump-Backed Zeldin
Hochul Elected To First Full Term As NY Governor, Defeats Trump-Backed Zeldin This story has been updated. New York’s Democratic incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul has been elected to her first full term in office, fending off her Republican challenger, Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin, NBC News projects. Hochul is leading Zeldin, who represents the state’s 1st Congressional District covering much of Suffolk County, by five percentage points, 52.7 to 47.3 percent, as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, with 93 percent of the vote counted. "I'm deeply honored to be elected Governor of the State of New York," Hochul posted on Twitter shortly after the race was called. BREAKING: I’m…
Maura Healey Becomes First Female, Openly Gay Governor Of Massachusetts Maura Healey Becomes First Female, Openly Gay Governor Of Massachusetts
Maura Healey Becomes First Female, Openly Gay Governor Of Massachusetts Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey toppled Geoff Diehl to become the state's first female and openly governor following weeks of heavy campaigning.  The two barnstormed across Massachusetts in recent days leading up to the election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, but the race was never close.  Democrat Healey held a double-digit lead over the former longtime Republican politician for months leading up to Tuesday's vote. In the end, she collected about 63 percent of the vote while Diehl won around 35 percent, CBS Boston reports citing projected results from the Associated Press.  We did it…
NY Post Fires Employee For False, Racist, Violent Content Targeting Politicians NY Post Fires Employee For False, Racist, Violent Content Targeting Politicians
NY Post Fires Employee For False, Racist, Violent Content Targeting Politicians A series of racist, violent headlines that were posted on the website and Twitter account of the New York Post on Thursday, Oct. 27, were carried out by an employee, Variety reports.  In a statement to the outlet, a spokesperson for the Post said an investigation had revealed that the “unauthorized conduct” was an inside job and the employee responsible has been fired. “This morning, we immediately removed the vile and reprehensible content from our website and social media accounts,” the spokesperson said. The news organization did not reveal the employee’s name. The New York Post ha…
Biden To Pardon Everyone Convicted On Federal Marijuana Possession Charges In Historic Move Biden To Pardon Everyone Convicted On Federal Marijuana Possession Charges In Historic Move
Biden To Pardon Everyone Convicted On Federal Marijuana Possession Charges In Historic Move In a historic move, President Joe Biden announced he is pardoning all of those with prior federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana.  The White House announced the marijuana reform on Thursday, Oct. 6 during Biden's visit to the Hudson Valley at an IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, saying he has directed Attorney General Merrick Garland to develop an administrative process to issue certificates of pardon to individuals who are eligible. Biden said thousands of people with federal convictions for marijuana possession have had their lives upended.  "Criminal records for m…
House Candidate Gets Into Brawl During Protesting 'Squad' Event Outside Boston House Candidate Gets Into Brawl During Protesting 'Squad' Event Outside Boston
House Candidate Gets Into Brawl During Protesting 'Squad' Event Outside Boston A man running for Congress got into a street fight while protesting outside of his opponent's event over the weekend. Police arrested two men in the brawl and took a third to the hospital for treatment, reports said.  Republican Donnie Palmer, who is running to unseat Rep. Ayanna Pressley — a member of the so-called "Squad" — and several supporters posted up outside of a campaign rally in Somerville on Saturday, Sept. 24, the Boston Herald reported.  Videos show a handful of protesters gathered outside the Somerville Theatre event that featured Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Cori Bush, Ilh…
Trump Rape Accuser From NY To File Lawsuit Under New 'Survivors' Law Trump Rape Accuser From NY To File Lawsuit Under New 'Survivors' Law
Trump Rape Accuser From NY To File Lawsuit Under New 'Survivors' Law A well-known writer and advice columnist from New York who claims that former President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s plans to file a sexual battery lawsuit under the state’s new Adult Survivors Act, CBS News reports. In a court filing as part of her ongoing defamation lawsuit against Trump, E. Jean Carroll, now age 78 and living in Orange County, says she intends to sue the former president on Thursday, Nov. 24, when the new law takes effect. The Adult Survivors Act provides a one-year window for adult victims of sexual abuse to file a claim, even if it occurred decades ago. Relate…
NY AG Suing Donald Trump, 3 Of His Children For Financial Fraud NY AG Suing Donald Trump, 3 Of His Children For Financial Fraud
NY AG Suing Donald Trump, 3 Of His Children For Financial Fraud New York's Attorney General announced that she has filed a $250 million civil lawsuit against Donald Trump and three of his adult children for financial fraud. The AG, Letitia James, said in a press conference in New York City just before noontime on Wednesday, Sept. 21 that Trump "repeatedly and persistently" misstated the value of assets. "The complaint demonstrates Donald Trump inflated his net worth by billions of dollars," said James, who also named Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump in the suit.  The 222-page complaint details 23 examples of inflating asset…
Migrants Flown To Martha's Vineyard Sue FL Gov. DeSantis For 'Cowardly Political Stunt' Migrants Flown To Martha's Vineyard Sue FL Gov. DeSantis For 'Cowardly Political Stunt'
Migrants Flown To Martha's Vineyard Sue FL Gov. DeSantis For 'Cowardly Political Stunt' The Venezuelan migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard at the order of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Republican leader for using them as "pawns in a political stunt." Lawyers for Civil Rights filed the federal civil rights lawsuit working with the migrants from Joint Base Cape Cod along with Alianza Americas. The groups said these men, women, and children fled their home country out of fear and violence and made a harrowing journey to America only to be caught in a political tug of war and left stranded with no options.   “No human being should be used…
Congressman Asks Biden For Help In Case Of NY Businessman Being Held In China Congressman Asks Biden For Help In Case Of NY Businessman Being Held In China
Congressman Asks Biden For Help In Case Of NY Businessman Being Held In China New York Congressman Tom Suozzi is urging President Biden to take action in the case of a Long Island businessman who the United Nations says is being wrongfully detained in China. Rep. Suozzi, a Democrat whose district includes most of the North Shore of Long Island, sent a letter to Biden on Wednesday, July 20, asking him to personally intervene on behalf of Kai Li. The 60-year-old Chinese American, who lives in Huntington and emigrated to the US from Shanghai in 1989, was sentenced to 10-years in prison in 2018 on charges of espionage and spying for the FBI. Li was convicted following…
'You're Done': NY GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Lee Zeldin Attacked By Man With Pointed Weapon 'You're Done': NY GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Lee Zeldin Attacked By Man With Pointed Weapon
'You're Done': NY GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Lee Zeldin Attacked By Man With Pointed Weapon Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, was attacked by a man with a pointed weapon at a campaign rally in western New York. Zeldin is shown in a video standing on the bed of a truck, speaking to supporters in a parking lot in Perinton, New York, near Rochester, on Thursday evening, July 21 when the man lunged at him and tried to pull him down by the arm.  Here is video of the attack involving Rep. Zeldin from witness Cody Crippen pic.twitter.com/Ur1CfpkdsS — Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) July 22, 2022 Several men then contained the attacker…
Ayanna Pressley, Katherine Clark Arrested Protesting For Abortion Rights In DC Ayanna Pressley, Katherine Clark Arrested Protesting For Abortion Rights In DC
Ayanna Pressley, Katherine Clark Arrested Protesting For Abortion Rights In DC Representatives Ayanna Pressley and Katherine Clark were among 17 Democrats arrested in front of the Supreme Court during a protest over the recent ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade.  The two Massachusetts members of Congress joined dozens of people on Tuesday, July 19, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. Some of the members of Congress arrested: @RepSpeier @CarolynBMaloney @AOC @RashidaTlaib @Ilhan @AyannaPressley @RepAndyLevin @SaraJacobsCA @RepKClark @ReElectNydia @RepBarbaraLee @RepCori @janschakowsky @RepDean pic.twitter.com/NMSV9BQP4W — Edward-Isaac Dovere (…
Mass Senate Approves Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Get Driver's Licenses Mass Senate Approves Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Get Driver's Licenses
Mass Senate Approves Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Get Driver's Licenses The Massachusetts Senate has voted to override Governor Charlie Baker's veto on a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, sources say.  The bill, known as the Work and Family Mobility Act, was passed by a 32-8 vote on Thursday, June 9; a day after it passed through the House. It will become law in July 2023.  #breaking Mass Senate has voted 32 - 8 to override @MassGovernor veto on bill to allow driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. The bill becomes law. It goes into effect in July, 2023 #wcvb — Sharman Sacchetti (@SharmanTV) June 9, 2022 The …
Trump Loses Appeal, Must Testify Under Oath In New York's Probe Of Business Practices Trump Loses Appeal, Must Testify Under Oath In New York's Probe Of Business Practices
Trump Loses Appeal, Must Testify Under Oath In New York's Probe Of Business Practices Former President Donald Trump and his family will be forced to testify under oath as the New York State Attorney General’s Office continues its investigation into his company’s business practices. A four-panel judge upheld a February ruling from Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron enforcing subpoenas for the former president and his two eldest children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump. Earlier story - NY AG Asks Judge To Hold Donald Trump In Contempt Of Court For more than two years, Attorney General Letitia James has been probing the Trump Organization, ultimately leading to him being held i…
Hochul Wants To Raise Legal Age To Buy Some Types Of Guns In NY After Buffalo, Texas Shootings Hochul Wants To Raise Legal Age To Buy Some Types Of Guns In NY After Buffalo, Texas Shootings
Hochul Wants To Raise Legal Age To Buy Some Types Of Guns In NY After Buffalo, Texas Shootings In the wake of the latest mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas, Gov. Kathy Hochul is calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation making it more difficult for young New Yorkers to purchase some types of guns. Hochul proposed several proposals to close loopholes and strengthen gun laws in New York, including raising the age to purchase rifles to 21. “How does an 18-year-old purchase an AR-15 in the State of New York, State of Texas? That person's not old enough to buy a legal drink,” she said. “I want to work with the legislature to change that. I want it to be 21. I think that's…
NY Judge Lifts Contempt Finding Against Trump, Orders Him To Pay $110,000, Outlines Conditions NY Judge Lifts Contempt Finding Against Trump, Orders Him To Pay $110,000, Outlines Conditions
NY Judge Lifts Contempt Finding Against Trump, Orders Him To Pay $110,000, Outlines Conditions A judge has lifted a civil contempt filing against former President Donald Trump - assuming certain conditions are met - and ordered him to pay $110,000 in fines to her office. New York Attorney General Letitia James had announced on Monday, April 25, that Trump is being held in contempt of court by the New York State Supreme Court for failing to comply with previous orders to provide documents amid the ongoing investigation into his business dealings. The judge at the time ordered that Trump be fined $10,000 daily, which the former president sought to fight. In New York, Judge Arthur…
COVID-19: NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Tests Positive COVID-19: NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Tests Positive
Covid-19: NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Tests Positive New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced she has tested positive for COVID-19.  Hochul said that she received her positive test result on Sunday, May 8, adding that she is not experiencing symptoms.  She said she plans to continue working remotely during the week. "Today I tested positive for COVID-19," Hochul tweeted. "Thankfully, I’m vaccinated and boosted, and I’m asymptomatic. I’ll be isolating and working remotely this week. A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested, and stay home if you don’t feel well." Today I tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, I…