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Michael Flynn's son now a subject of Trump-Russia probe

The Trump-Russia probe has become a family affair for the Flynns— and it’s getting more intense. The son of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has become a subject of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s suspected Russia ties, according to a report on Wednesday. That means the father and son are now both wrapped […]


De Blasio, Malliotakis trade opening insults a day after primary

A day after Mayor de Blasio’s primary victory, Hizzoner and his Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis took their opening shots in the campaign for November’s general election. Malliotakis, a Staten Island Assemblywoman, said the dismal turnout in Tuesday’s primary shows “apathy” among Democrats. “His base is not energized. He has let them down,” she told reporters […]


Trump invites Schumer and Pelosi to private White House dinner

President Trump has invited his new best friends — Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi — to a private dinner at the White House. The two Democratic congressional leaders will join Trump and several cabinet members for a meal Wednesday night, a source familiar with the arrangement told the Daily News. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer […]


Clinton fires back at Sarah Huckabee Sanders for book barb

Hillary Clinton clapped back at President Trump’s top spokesperson after she slammed the former Democratic nominee’s new book during a White House briefing. “I honestly don’t pay much attention to what she says,” Clinton said of press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a Wednesday appearance on “The View.” The former secretary of state was addressing […]


Clinton and Trump now both blaming media for campaign coverage

It seems Hillary Clinton feels President Trump’s pain over “fake news.” Clinton on Wednesday savaged the media for how it covered the 2016 campaign, adding to her long list of journalist gripes that she’s been ticking off during the tour for her new memoir, “What Happened.” In a “Today” interview, the former Democratic candidate said […]


Ex-senator who opposed smoking pot joins marijuana lobbying group

ALBANY — Alfonse D’Amato is going from Senator Pothole to Senator Pot. The former Republican U.S. senator from New York has been hired as a senior adviser by the Marijuana Policy Project, a national pro-pot group that for the first time is starting an affiliate in the Empire State. The MPP says it was founded […]


Jimmy Carter calls on Trump to 'keep the peace…tell the truth'

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage. Carter’s criticisms, offered at his annual presentation to backers of his […]


Clinton compares herself to Cersei in Game of Thrones

In her new book “What Happened”, Hillary Clinton compared the vitriol she faced on the campaign trail to Cersei Lannister’s walk of atonement in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. In a passage contemplating the role sexism played in her failed presidential bid, Clinton wrote, “Crowds at Trump rallies called for my imprisonment more […]


Eric Gonzalez on track to be N.Y.'s first Latino DA

Eric Gonzalez won the Democratic primary for Brooklyn district attorney on Tuesday, meaning he likely will become the state’s first Latino DA. Gonzalez, now the acting DA, won in a landslide, with 53% of the vote. He has no Republican challenger in November’s general election. The 48-year-old Gonzalez was personally selected by District Attorney Ken […]


Embattled de Blasio donor to testify against Norman Seabrook

A big-time donor to Mayor de Blasio, expected to testify in an upcoming public corruption trial, is more deeply involved in criminal activity than the government lets on, new court papers claim. Jona Rechnitz, who quietly admitted to giving campaign contributions in exchange for favors, is set to take the stand against former Correction Officers’ […]

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