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, …
Update: Westchester County Exec Latimer Officially Announces Bid For Congress Against Bowman Update: Westchester County Exec Latimer Officially Announces Bid For Congress Against Bowman
Update: Westchester County Exec Latimer Officially Announces Bid For Congress Against Bowman Westchester County Executive George Latimer has officially announced his intention to launch a Congressional Democratic primary challenge for New York's 16th District seat.  Latimer, age 70, announced his campaign in a video posted to social media on Wednesday morning, Dec. 6, in which he said he is "ready to deliver" for constituents within the 16th district.  The 16th district is made up of the southern part of Westchester, including the suburban cities of White Plains, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, New Rochelle, and Rye, and a small portion of the northern Bronx.  "We're al…
Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat
Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat Nearly three-quarters of a million New Yorkers will go unrepresented in Congress for months following former Rep. George Santos’ expulsion from office. A special election to fill the 3rd District seat – representing parts of Nassau County and Queens – won't be held until Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, according to a proclamation from Gov. Kathy Hochul. “As Governor, I have the solemn responsibility to call a special election to ensure the voters of Long Island and Queens once again have representation in Congress,” Hochul said. Earlier Report: US House Expels Nassau Rep. George Santos In …
Santos Lashes Out At Former NY Republican Congressional Colleagues, Including Lawler Santos Lashes Out At Former NY Republican Congressional Colleagues, Including Lawler
Santos Lashes Out At Former NY Republican Congressional Colleagues, Including Lawler Former New York Rep. George Santos appears to be out for revenge following his historic expulsion from Congress. Within hours of being voted out of the US House on Friday, Dec. 1, the disgraced Santos began unleashing a series of social media posts targeting his former Republican colleagues. Unsurprisingly, all of those in his sights were among the 105 Republicans who voted to kick him out of office amid mounting accusations of criminality. Earlier Report: And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster First on the hit list was Staten I…
Westchester County Exec Latimer Moves Toward Congressional Primary Challenge Against Bowman Westchester County Exec Latimer Moves Toward Congressional Primary Challenge Against Bowman
Westchester County Exec Latimer Moves Toward Congressional Primary Challenge Against Bowman Westchester County Executive George Latimer has moved a step closer to launching a Democratic Congressional primary challenge to represent New York's 16th District.  New, updated report - Update: Westchester County Exec Latimer Officially Announces Bid For Congress Against Bowman On Monday, Dec. 4, Latimer, age 70, filed with the Federal Elections Commission to create a committee to raise money for a congressional campaign, according to a copy of the filing obtained by Daily Voice. The filing says it was signed by Latimer on Monday. The move is the strongest indication yet that…
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…
NY Rep. Caught On Video Threatening Former Staffer: 'I'll End Every Relationship You Have' NY Rep. Caught On Video Threatening Former Staffer: 'I'll End Every Relationship You Have'
NY Rep. Caught On Video Threatening Former Staffer: 'I'll End Every Relationship You Have' A camera was rolling as New York Rep. Brandon Williams yelled at and threatened a former campaign staffer at a holiday party. The video – posted on X by Syracuse University’s student news outlet CitrusTV – was taken Thursday night, Nov. 30 at a holiday charity event in Washington, DC at the International Spy Museum. In the footage, the Republican lawmaker is seen standing toe to toe with the staffer, pointing his finger at the man’s face. “Just so you know, everything… You f*** with my family I’ll end every relationship that you have," he says. "Every single friend. Do you understand me?” …
George Santos Calls For Expulsion Of Westchester Rep. Bowman For Pulling Fire Alarm: Report George Santos Calls For Expulsion Of Westchester Rep. Bowman For Pulling Fire Alarm: Report
George Santos Calls For Expulsion Of Westchester Rep. Bowman For Pulling Fire Alarm: Report Ahead of a third floor vote on his expulsion from the US House, NY Rep. George Santos is calling for the removal of his colleague, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, for pulling a fire alarm at a congressional building, according to a report by ABC News.  Santos, a Republican, made his comments against Bowman while addressing reporters outside the Capitol Building on Thursday morning, Nov. 30, only one day before the House is set to vote on an expulsion resolution that could kick the embattled New York representative out of his office.  According to ABC News, Santos said he would introduce a res…
Northern Westchester School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Gov. Drops Out Of Congress Race Northern Westchester School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Gov. Drops Out Of Congress Race
Northern Westchester School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Gov. Drops Out Of Congress Race A school board member and small business owner from Northern Westchester who is also the sister of Michigan's governor has suspended her campaign to represent much of the Hudson Valley in the US Congress. Katonah resident and Democrat Liz Gereghty, the sister of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29 that she would be dropping out of the race for New York's 17th District seat. Earlier Report - Katonah-Lewisboro School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Governor Enters Race For Congress Instead, Gereghty, a member of the Katonah-Lewisboro School Board, endorsed…
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…
Longtime Westchester Resident Announces Run To Become County's First Black District Attorney Longtime Westchester Resident Announces Run To Become County's First Black District Attorney
Longtime Westchester Resident Announces Run To Become County's First Black District Attorney A Westchester native with years of experience in civil rights cases has announced his candidacy to become the county's first Black district attorney.  Mount Vernon native and attorney William O. Wagstaff III announced his candidacy for the Westchester County District Attorney's office on Monday, Nov. 20.  Wagstaff's candidacy announcement comes nearly a month after the county's current District Attorney, Miriam Rocah, announced she would not be seeking re-election in 2024.  Earlier Report - Westchester DA Rocah Won't Seek Re-Election: 'I Do Not Fit Mold Of Career Polit…
Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions
Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions Millions of New Yorkers will soon have their criminal convictions sealed under new legislation meant to better help them find jobs and housing. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the “Clean Slate Act” into law during a ceremony in Brooklyn on Thursday, Nov. 16. Under the new law, those with misdemeanor convictions will have their records sealed three years after their release from incarceration, while felony convictions will be sealed after eight years. Earlier Report: Suffolk County DA Accuses Lawmakers Of 'Protecting Criminals' With Proposed 'Clean Slate' Bill Class A felonies, which include m…
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: …
Santos Saga: Ethics Committee Won’t Recommend Punishment For Embattled NY Rep, Report Says Santos Saga: Ethics Committee Won’t Recommend Punishment For Embattled NY Rep, Report Says
Santos Saga: Ethics Committee Won’t Recommend Punishment For Embattled NY Rep, Report Says After months of investigating embattled New York Rep. George Santos, the House Ethics Committee won’t recommend any punishment for the freshman lawmaker, ABC News reports. Instead, the ten-member committee, made up of five Republicans and five Democrats, will leave any disciplinary actions up to the House as a whole, Chair Michael Guest told the outlet. Santos, a Long Island Republican whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens, found himself in the committee’s sights in March 2023 after admitting that he lied about much of his background on the campaign trail. Earlier…
'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator From Oklahoma Threatens To Fight Union Boss From Northeast 'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator From Oklahoma Threatens To Fight Union Boss From Northeast
'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator From Oklahoma Threatens To Fight Union Boss From Northeast 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 …
George Santos Campaign Staffer Admits Defrauding Donors By Impersonating Speaker's Aide George Santos Campaign Staffer Admits Defrauding Donors By Impersonating Speaker's Aide
George Santos Campaign Staffer Admits Defrauding Donors By Impersonating Speaker's Aide A campaign staffer who worked to elect New York Rep. George Santos has confessed to impersonating a high-level Congressional aide in order to raise money for him and line his own pockets. Samuel Miele, age 27, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in Central Islip federal court on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Miele was a fundraiser for Santos’ congressional campaigns in both 2020 and 2022, according to the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District. Earlier Report: George Santos Pleads Not Guilty To 10 New Federal Charges; Here's When He'll Stand Trial Santos ran as a Republican and was elected to …
Election Day Results: Pair Of Close Races In Westchester Separated By Only Handful Of Votes Election Day Results: Pair Of Close Races In Westchester Separated By Only Handful Of Votes
Election Day Results: Pair Of Close Races In Westchester Separated By Only Handful Of Votes Two races for top positions in two Westchester municipalities are now only separated by a handful of votes, including one matchup that was decided by a single vote.  According to unofficial election results released by Westchester County, the supervisor races in both Harrison and North Castle have finished in a near dead heat.  In Harrison, the Republican candidate for Supervisor, Richard Dionisio, received 1,698 votes, only 19 more than his opponent, Democratic candidate Mark Jaffe, who received 1,679.  In North Castle, the race was even tighter, with the Democratic candida…
Election Day Results: These Mayoral Candidates Win Big In Westchester Election Day Results: These Mayoral Candidates Win Big In Westchester
Election Day Results: These Mayoral Candidates Win Big In Westchester Election Day 2023 in Westchester proved to be a mixed bag for mayoral candidates, as some incumbents managed to keep their positions while some found themselves passing on the torch to newcomers.  Hours after polls closed on Tuesday, Nov. 7, several mayoral candidates in Westchester municipalities discovered whether their campaigns had succeeded. Some of these results included:  Yonkers: Incumbent Mayor Mike Spano, a Democrat, managed to beat Republican candidate Anthony Merante in order to secure a fourth term in office. Spano earned 61 percent of the votes, while Merante earned 36 perce…
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…
George Santos Pleads Not Guilty To 10 New Federal Charges; Here's When He'll Stand Trial George Santos Pleads Not Guilty To 10 New Federal Charges; Here's When He'll Stand Trial
George Santos Pleads Not Guilty To 10 New Federal Charges; Here's When He'll Stand Trial Beleaguered New York Rep. George Santos was back in a federal courtroom to formally answer to a host of new fraud charges. The Republican lawmaker, whose 3rd District on Long Island includes parts of Nassau County and Queens, pleaded not guilty to 10 new counts in US District Court in Central Islip on Friday, Oct. 27. Judge Joanna Seybert set a trial date for Thursday, Sept. 9, 2024. Earlier Report: George Santos Stole Thousands From Donors, Inflated Fundraising Totals, New Indictment Alleges In their 23-count superseding indictment, which includes allegations of wire fraud and ident…
Westchester DA Rocah Won't Seek Re-Election: 'I Do Not Fit Mold Of Career Politician' Westchester DA Rocah Won't Seek Re-Election: 'I Do Not Fit Mold Of Career Politician'
Westchester DA Rocah Won't Seek Re-Election: 'I Do Not Fit Mold Of Career Politician' After carefully considering her options, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah has announced that she will not be seeking re-election in 2024.  New, updated report - Mount Vernon Native Announces Run To Become Westchester's First Black District Attorney Rocah, a Democrat who became DA in 2020, announced her decision in a surprise statement released on Thursday, Oct. 26 in which she said she is satisfied with her accomplishments during her term and is ready for someone else to take the reigns.  "I do not fit the mold of a career politician. I approached the role of DA as I have…
NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable' NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable'
NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable' New York Attorney General Letitia James and a group of attorneys general from 32 other states have filed a federal lawsuit against Meta for contributing to a mental health crisis among young people, officials announced. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that the social media company knowingly designed and implemented features on Instagram, Facebook, and other platforms that purposefully take advantage of children and teens, James' office announced on Tuesday, Oct. 24.  Additionally, the lawsuit also charges Meta with collecting…
Hudson Valley Political Consultant Nabbed For Grand Larceny, DA Says Hudson Valley Political Consultant Nabbed For Grand Larceny, DA Says
Hudson Valley Political Consultant Nabbed For Grand Larceny, DA Says A Hudson Valley man has been indicted for alleged grand larceny after stealing more than $7,000 from a political campaign committee. Rockland County resident Michael Bookman, age 40, from Bardondia, a hamlet of Clarkstown, was charged on Friday, Oct. 13, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh. In addition to grand larceny, Bookman was also charged with falsifying business records and issuing a bad check, the DA's Office said. According to Walsh, over a period spanning four months, Bookman is accused of stealing over $7,000 from a political campaign committee while acti…
'Unfit To Serve': NY Rep. Bringing Resolution To 'Immediately Expel' George Santos From House 'Unfit To Serve': NY Rep. Bringing Resolution To 'Immediately Expel' George Santos From House
'Unfit To Serve': NY Rep. Bringing Resolution To 'Immediately Expel' George Santos From House After almost a year of escalating political scandals culminating in nearly two dozen federal criminal charges, embattled New York Congressman George Santos may be nearing his final days in office. The freshman Republican lawmaker, whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens, will be the target of a resolution brought by Republican New York Rep. Anthony D’Esposito to expel Santos from the House. “George Santos’ many deceptions coupled with the ever-expanding legal case against him further strengthen my long-held belief that he is unfit to serve in Congress,” D’Esposito sai…
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 (...)…
George Santos Stole Thousands From Donors, Inflated Fundraising Totals, New Indictment Alleges George Santos Stole Thousands From Donors, Inflated Fundraising Totals, New Indictment Alleges
George Santos Stole Thousands From Donors, Inflated Fundraising Totals, New Indictment Alleges Federal prosecutors have slapped embattled New York Congressman George Santos with an array of additional criminal charges just days after his ex-campaign treasurer implicated him in an alleged scheme to dupe donors. In a 23-count superseding indictment filed in US District Court in the Eastern District on Tuesday, Oct. 10, prosecutors outlined two new schemes that allegedly helped the freshman Republican lawmaker cheat his way into office. The first, dubbed the “Credit Card Fraud Scheme,” allegedly took place between December 2021 and August 2022. Prosecutors say Santos stole the personal …
Familiar Face Throws Hat In Ring For Congressional Seat Now Held By Embattled George Santos Familiar Face Throws Hat In Ring For Congressional Seat Now Held By Embattled George Santos
Familiar Face Throws Hat In Ring For Congressional Seat Now Held By Embattled George Santos Former New York Rep. Tom Suozzi is officially jostling for his old job, joining nearly two dozen other political hopefuls looking to ouster embattled Long Island Congressman George Santos from office in 2024. Suozzi, a Democrat who represented the 3rd District covering parts of Nassau County and Queens from 2016 to 2022, formally announced his run Tuesday, Oct. 10. “The madness in Washington, DC, and the absurdity of George Santos remaining in the United States Congress is obvious to everyone,” he said on X, formerly known as Twitter. Former New York Rep. Tom Suozzi.US House Office …
Cameras Would Be Required At NY Parks Under New Bill Proposed After Charlotte Sena Kidnapping Cameras Would Be Required At NY Parks Under New Bill Proposed After Charlotte Sena Kidnapping
Cameras Would Be Required At NY Parks Under New Bill Proposed After Charlotte Sena Kidnapping Get ready to smile big on future visits to New York state parks. New legislation introduced by State Sen. Jim Tedisco would require all state parks, campgrounds, and recreational facilities in New York to have security cameras at all entrances and exits. Tedisco, a Republican whose 44th State Senate district represents portions of Saratoga and Schenectady counties, announced the proposal Thursday, Oct. 5 on X, formerly known as Twitter. Earlier Report: Support Swells For Charlotte Sena's Family After Moreau Kidnapping: 'Going To Be Long Road' “We don’t need the state to ‘study’ and…
'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…