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Biden Withdraws From 2024 Presidential Race, Endorses VP Kamala Harris To Be New Nominee Biden Withdraws From 2024 Presidential Race, Endorses VP Kamala Harris To Be New Nominee
Biden Withdraws From 2024 Presidential Race, Endorses VP Kamala Harris To Be New Nominee President Joe Biden has just announced he is pulling out of the 2024 race against Republican nominee Donald Trump. In a letter to "My Fellow Americans" released just before 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Biden said: “It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your president. “And while it has been my intention to seek re-election, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as president for the remainder of my term.” The news comes amid concerns over the 81-year-old Biden's health, which were loudly …
Fully Vaxxed, Boosted President Biden Gets COVID-19 Again Fully Vaxxed, Boosted President Biden Gets COVID-19 Again
Fully Vaxxed, Boosted President Biden Gets Covid-19 Again Despite being fully vaccinated and boosted, President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 — again, White House officials announced on Wednesday, July 17. The 81-year-old Biden has tested positive for COVID while in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of the DNC, officials with the White House explained. His symptoms are mild. His doctor noted that he presented with upper respiratory symptoms, such as a runny nose, a non-productive cough, and "general malaise," as stated in the release.  Since his condition did not improve throughout the day, a COVID test was conducted on Wednesda…
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Irvington Fundraiser 'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Irvington Fundraiser
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Irvington Fundraiser A longtime Hollywood ally of Joe Biden who hosted a re-election fundraising event for the president at his Westchester estate this past spring is now casting doubts on the 81-year-old's ability to serve a second term in office.  In an interview with BBC, iconic actor Michael Douglas said it would be "hard to imagine" Biden serving another full term in office if he is re-elected, the outlet reported.  Douglas, who himself is 79 years old, personally hosted the fundraiser for Biden along with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, at their Irvington-on-Hudson residence on Thursday, April 2…
Hudson Valley's Pat Ryan Becomes 8th Democratic Congressman To Call On Biden To Quit Race Hudson Valley's Pat Ryan Becomes 8th Democratic Congressman To Call On Biden To Quit Race
Hudson Valley's Pat Ryan Becomes 8th Democratic Congressman To Call On Biden To Quit Race A prominent Hudson Valley representative is the eighth  Democratic Congressman to publicly call on President Joe Biden to step aside and make way for another candidate following his disastrous debate with former President Donald Trump. Rep. Pat Ryan, age 42, a moderate who represents the 18th District, which covers part of Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties, made the public announcement on Wednesday, July 10, telling The New York Times that “for the good of the country” he should step aside, to prevent a Trump return to the White House. The 18th district includes all of Orange Count…
Hollywood Couple Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones List Irvington Home For $12M: Report Hollywood Couple Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones List Irvington Home For $12M: Report
Hollywood Couple Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones List Irvington Home For $12M: Report A 12-acre gated Westchester County estate set alongside the picturesque Hudson River is now up for sale by its two famous residents and Hollywood stars Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, a new repor says. The over 11,000-square-foot home, located in Irvington, is now listed for $12 million by real estate agency Compass, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The residence, which Zeta-Jones bought in 2019 for $4.5 million, features around 130 feet of riverside frontage and dates back to the 1920s. It sits on land that once belonged to Charles Lewis Tiffany, who founded the jewelr…
‘Sad Day’: SCOTUS Bump Stock Ruling Sparks Bipartisan Condemnation From NY Politicians ‘Sad Day’: SCOTUS Bump Stock Ruling Sparks Bipartisan Condemnation From NY Politicians
‘Sad Day’: SCOTUS Bump Stock Ruling Sparks Bipartisan Condemnation From NY Politicians New York politicians wasted no time reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a federal ban on bump stocks, which allow semiautomatic rifles to fire more quickly. In their 6-3 ruling Friday, June 14, with conservatives in the majority, the high court sided with a Texas gun store owner who surrendered his bump stocks after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reclassified the devices as machine guns in 2018. He later sued to get them back. The ATF’s regulation, issued under the Trump administration with his full support, came about after the 2017 Las Veg…
New York Among Top 25 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why New York Among Top 25 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why
New York Among Top 25 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why New York continues to rank among the top 25 best states in the country. The Empire State came in at No. 23 – down slightly from No. 20 last year – on the 2024 Best States list by U.S. News & World Report, released Tuesday, May 7. Rankings were determined using 71 metrics across eight categories, including fiscal stability, infrastructure, education, health care, and the economy. Data was pulled from national surveys taken by nearly 70,000 people. New York made the top 10 for natural environment and health care, coming in at No. 5 and No. 8, respectively, while placing No. 12 in educat…
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Irvington Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Irvington
Biden Visit: Here's Last Time Sitting President Stopped By Irvington President Joe Biden's impending visit to a village in Westchester is set to make history. It will be the first time a sitting president has visited that municipality in over half a century. Biden will arrive in the county on Thursday afternoon, April 25, when he is scheduled to appear at a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  According to Irvington Mayor Jon Siegel, a sitting president's appearance in the village is rare and has not happened since October 23, 1972, when President Richard …
New Update: Biden's Irvington Visit To Impact Traffic, Cause Closures New Update: Biden's Irvington Visit To Impact Traffic, Cause Closures
Biden's Irvington Visit To Impact Traffic, Cause Closures Before President Joe Biden's visit to Westchester, authorities are warning motorists of expected impacts to rush hour traffic. New, updated report - Biden Visit: These Westchester School Districts Announce Early Dismissals Biden will be in the county on Thursday, April 25, when he is scheduled to appear at a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  Earlier Report - President Biden To Visit Irvington: Here's When According to an announcement from the Irvington Police Department on Tuesday, April …
President Biden To Visit Irvington: Here's When President Biden To Visit Irvington: Here's When
President Biden To Visit Irvington: Here's When President Joe Biden will soon be making a stop in the region as part of a celebrity fundraising event. New, updated report: Biden's Irvington Visit To Impact Traffic, Cause Closures Biden will make his visit on Thursday, April 25 in Westchester County to a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, according to the event's webpage.  The exact location of the event has not yet been announced. The cheapest tickets for the fundraising events will cost $3,300, while the most expensive will cost as much…
Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention
Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention As the New York Democratic primary election draws closer, the race for the state's 16th District seat between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Jamaal Bowman is attracting nationwide attention and exposing divisions within the party.  The race between Latimer, age 70, and Bowman, age 48, is exposing tensions within the Democratic Party that will likely come to a head as residents within the 16th District cast their votes in the primary election on Tuesday, June 25, primarily centered on the ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel.  Earlier …
New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job
New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job Fresh polling shows a dip in New Yorkers’ satisfaction with Gov. Kathy Hochul’s handling of the job. A Siena College poll of registered voters released on Tuesday, Feb. 20, shows that Hochul’s favorability rating sits at 41 to 46 percent, down from 45 to 42 percent in January 2024. Her job approval rating also took a hit, sitting at 48 to 47 percent, down from 52 to 42 percent last month, the poll found. Voters were closely divided on whether Hochul is an effective or strong leader, and a plurality said she’s out of touch with average New Yorkers, the poll showed. It wasn’t all bad news f…
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat Fresh polling continues to show a tight race ahead of New York’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant congressional seat. A Newsday/Siena College poll of likely 3rd District voters released Thursday, Feb. 8, shows Democrat Tom Suozzi narrowly leading Republican Mazi Pilip 48 to 44 percent. Though both candidates have breakeven favorability ratings, voters feel that Suozzi would do a better job on protecting democracy, addressing the issue of abortion, and making Congress work more effectively, said Don Levy, Siena College Research Institute’s director. “Pilip is viewed as better …
Federal Assistance For Flood Recovery Approved For Westchester, Long Island: Hochul Federal Assistance For Flood Recovery Approved For Westchester, Long Island: Hochul
Federal Assistance For Flood Recovery Approved For Westchester, Long Island: Hochul The federal government has approved funding for local governments in Westchester and Long Island to help communities devastated by heavy rain and flooding, officials announced. In an announcement on Wednesday, Jan. 31, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said that her request for a Major Disaster Declaration in Westchester, Nassau, and Kings counties was approved by President Joe Biden, allowing communities in these areas to receive federal assistance in recovering from severe flooding in September 2023.  The declaration will allow the federal government to fund recovery and reconstruction…
'It Was Magical': Billy Crystal, NY Native, Receives Kennedy Center Honors 'It Was Magical': Billy Crystal, NY Native, Receives Kennedy Center Honors
'It Was Magical': Billy Crystal, NY Native, Receives Kennedy Center Honors Comedian, actor, and filmmaker Billy Crystal, who is from New York, was one of five other iconic figures celebrated at the 46th Kennedy Center Honors. Billy Crystal, known for his roles in movies such as “When Harry Met Sally...” and “City Slickers,” received his honors at the John F. Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, DC in a pre-recorded show that was broadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The 75-year-old Crystal, who was born in the Bronx and later moved to Long Beach on Long Island, was honored alongside Renée Fleming, Queen Latifah, Barry Gibb, and Dionne Warwick. “It was magical, …
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, …
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 …
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 …
Former Westchester Resident Returns To US After Years-Long Imprisonment In Iran Former Westchester Resident Returns To US After Years-Long Imprisonment In Iran
Former Westchester Resident Returns To US After Years-Long Imprisonment In Iran A man who graduated from a high school in Westchester has been returned to American soil after being detained in Iran for almost eight years. Siamak Namazi, who once lived in Westchester, was returned home to the US along with four other American citizens on Monday, Sept. 18, President Joe Biden announced.  Namazi is a graduate of White Plains High School, according to a report by NBC News.  He had been wrongfully detained in Iran since October 2015, when he was accused of espionage. His father, Baquer Namazi, was also arrested in Iran in 2016 and detained until his release in 2022.  Nam…
New Poll Reveals Percentage Of NYers Who Support Using SUNY Dorms To House Migrants New Poll Reveals Percentage Of NYers Who Support Using SUNY Dorms To House Migrants
New Poll Reveals Percentage Of NYers Who Support Using SUNY Dorms To House Migrants New polling is shedding light on how New Yorkers feel about a proposal to house migrants in university dorms. Among the state’s registered voters, 54 percent oppose using SUNY dorms to temporarily house new migrants to New York, while 33 percent are in favor, according to a Siena College poll released Wednesday, June 28. “Voters oppose using SUNY dorms to temporarily house new migrants to New York by a 21-point margin," Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said in a statement. "It’s opposed by more than three-quarters of Republicans and a majority of independents, while Democrats ar…
Hochul's Favorability Rating Negative For First Time; Strong Majority Says 'Hard Working': Poll Hochul's Favorability Rating Negative For First Time; Strong Majority Says 'Hard Working': Poll
Hochul's Favorability Rating Negative For First Time; Strong Majority Says 'Hard Working': Poll For the first time since taking office, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s favorability rating is in the negative, new polling finds. Among registered voters, 45 percent hold an unfavorable view of the 64-year-old Democrat, compared to 40 percent who view her favorability, according to a newly-released Siena College poll. In March 2023, voters were split evenly 43 to 43 percent. Hochul’s job approval rating also appears to have taken a hit, sliding to 50-44 percent from 52-41 percent in March, according to pollsters. A strong majority, 58 to 20 percent, think she is hard-working, and a plurali…
Vice President Kamala Harris Will Be First Woman To Deliver Graduation Address At West Point Vice President Kamala Harris Will Be First Woman To Deliver Graduation Address At West Point
Vice President Kamala Harris Will Be First Woman To Deliver Graduation Address At West Point Vice President Kamala Harris will serve as commencement speaker at the US Military Academy at West Point later this month, the first woman to do so. The White House announced that the Vice President will speak during the 2023 graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 27. This marks her first visit to the academy located in Orange County in the town of Highlands and the first time in West Point’s 221-year history that a woman will serve as commencement speaker, West Point officials said. “We are honored to have the Vice President as our commencement speaker,” said Lt. Gen. Steven W. Gilland, US …
Gridlock Alert: Biden's Visit To Cause Traffic, Road Closures In Westchester Gridlock Alert: Biden's Visit To Cause Traffic, Road Closures In Westchester
Gridlock Alert: Biden's Visit To Cause Traffic, Road Closures In Westchester Commuters traveling in Northern Westchester are being warned of a number of traffic delays and road closures that will be caused by President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to the area.  Biden is set to speak at SUNY Westchester Community College in Valhalla on Wednesday, May 10 at 1 p.m. to give remarks regarding increasing the country's debt ceiling to avoid a government default.  Earlier Report - President Biden To Visit Valhalla: Here's Where He's Going According to Mount Pleasant Police, his visit will cause increased traffic and temporary road closures on the fol…
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…
'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…
Man Sentenced For Stabbing Trump Supporters During 'Stop The Steal' Rally At NY Capitol Man Sentenced For Stabbing Trump Supporters During 'Stop The Steal' Rally At NY Capitol
Man Sentenced For Stabbing Trump Supporters During 'Stop The Steal' Rally At NY Capitol A New York man will spend years in prison for a vicious stabbing attack on two supporters of former President Donald Trump during a “Stop the Steal” rally outside the state Capitol building in Albany on Jan. 6, 2021. Alexander Contompasis, age 39, of Albany, was sentenced to an aggregate term of 20 years behind bars Thursday, Nov. 17, in Albany County Supreme Court. It followed his October 2022 jury conviction on multiple violent felonies, including first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Prosecutors said Contompasis showed up to the East Capitol Park on Wednesday, Jan. …
Democrat Pat Ryan Prevails In Razor-Thin Redrawn Hudson Valley Congressional Race District Democrat Pat Ryan Prevails In Razor-Thin Redrawn Hudson Valley Congressional Race District
Democrat Pat Ryan Prevails In Razor-Thin Redrawn Hudson Valley Congressional Race District New York Democratic Rep. Pat Ryan has squeezed out a win against Republican Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for the 18th US Congressional District.  Earlier Report - Rep. Pat Ryan Edging Out Republican Colin Schmitt In NY’s 18th District Race (Developing) Ryan won the contest by just over 2,000 votes, earning 50.4 percent of the total votes cast, according to the New York Times. Schmitt compiled 49.6 percent of the vote. In a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 9, Ryan, the former Ulster County executive, celebrated his hard-fought victory.  Now we begin the real work to unify our country an…
Republican Marc Molinaro On Track To Win In NY’s 19th District (Developing) Republican Marc Molinaro On Track To Win In NY’s 19th District (Developing)
Republican Marc Molinaro On Track To Win In NY’s 19th District (Developing) This story has been updated. Republicans appeared poised to win in New York’s 19th Congressional District, with Marc Molinaro seemingly on track to defeat Democrat Josh Riley early Wednesday, Nov. 9.  Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, was leading Riley by 2.2 percentage points, 51 to 49 percent, as of early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, with more than 95 percent of the votes in. The 19th Congressional District includes the counties of Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster, as well as portions of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery, and Rensselaer counties. …
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Trailing Republican Mike Lawler In NY's 17th District (Developing) Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Trailing Republican Mike Lawler In NY's 17th District (Developing)
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Trailing Republican Mike Lawler In NY's 17th District (Developing) This story has been updated. New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is struggling to hang on in the battle over the state’s newly drawn 17th Congressional District early Wednesday, Nov. 9.  The five-term Congressman, who has served as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) since 2021, was trailing his Republican opponent, Assemblyman Mike Lawler, by 6.4 percentage points, 51 to 49 percent as of 6 a.m. with 95 percent of the vote counted. Should Lawler win, Maloney would become the first DCCC chair to lose a re-election bid since Rep. Jim Corman was unseated in Califor…
Some Pundits Now Project Sean Patrick Maloney Will Be First DCCC Chair To Lose Seat In 40 Years Some Pundits Now Project Sean Patrick Maloney Will Be First DCCC Chair To Lose Seat In 40 Years
Some Pundits Now Project Sean Patrick Maloney Will Be First Dccc Chair To Lose Seat In 40 Years As Democrats across the country brace for what many political pundits say could be a great night for Republicans,  five-term New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is facing a tough battle to win the newly drawn 17th District. Maloney, who has served as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) since 2021, trailed his Republican opponent, Assemblyman Mike Lawler, by six points, 46 to 52 percent, in one poll taken in late October 2022, Forbes reports.  In the weeks leading up to the election, Cook Political Report changed its rating on the 17th District race from “lean Dem…
President Biden To Visit Westchester County, Report Says President Biden To Visit Westchester County, Report Says
President Biden To Visit Westchester County, Report Says Updated story: Biden's Visit To Cause Numerous, Lengthy Road Closures In Westchester President Joe Biden will soon visit Westchester County to support New York Gov. Kathy Hochul in her campaign, the Capitol Press Room reports.  The president will visit Yonkers in a Hochul campaign event scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m., according to the Capitol Press Room.  The visit will come after similar appearances in New York by Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden, the news outlet reports.  Biden also visited New York this year to support major economi…