Tag: Donald Trump

Jared Kushner
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You’ll Never Guess Which Presidential Son-in-Law Violated the Law

Okay, actually you will. (Donald Trump only has one married daughter, after all). The Housing Rights Initiative is suing Kushner Companies (of which Jared was CEO until he left for Washington) for flagrantly violating New York rent regulation laws. The suit, on behalf of nine tenants, claims that a Brooklyn Heights building, 89 Hicks Street, should…

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Pellegrino, a Bernie Sanders delegate, got support from his organization in winning an Assembly special election.
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Context for a wave? Democrat wins Long Island Assembly seat.

Normally, we don't pay too much attention to special elections for the State Assembly, since Democrats have a massive 2/3rds majority in the chamber. However, progressive Democrat Christine Pellegrino won a resounding victory on Tuesday in this heavily-Republican district around Oyster Bay, a 40 point swing in the Democrats favor after Trump won the area with 60% of…

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IDC Leader Jeff Klein and Republican Leader John Flanagan could be in trouble because of the Senate lulu scandal.
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Why the Senate Lulu Scandal Might Be Trouble for Everyone

Right now, the top news in the New York politics is the story of the State Senate’s lulu payments, the extra money that legislators in leadership positions earn. A New York Times investigation discovered that seven Senators (three Independent Democrats and four Republicans) earned lulus for positions they did not hold. While the legal fallout…

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Did Trump’s former campaign manager break the law?

Thought you could avoid hearing about Trump, did you? Sorry. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance are digging into former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. He may have committed fraud and money laundering by using shell companies to buy property, including a Trump Tower apartment. The FBI, Treasury Department, and Congressional…

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Rep. Chris Collins didn't read Trumpcare. He's now in trouble for other reasons, too.
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How Did New York’s Representatives Vote on the American Healthcare Act?

Yesterday, Congress voted to pass the American Healthcare Act (the AHCA) to repeal Obamacare. How did New York's representatives vote? Not sure who represents your district? Look it up here:

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ex: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500

Here's how New York's Representatives Voted: District Name Party Vote NY-1 Lee Zeldin Republican Yes NY-2 Peter T. King Republican Yes NY-3 Tom…

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More problems at Penn Station
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Penn Station Problems? It’s About to Get Worse

Commuters regularly suffer problems at Penn Station. There aren't enough tracks at Penn Station, resulting in train delays. Train delays lead to the station becoming way too crowded and the problems just spiral downwards. And it's likely to only get worse. What's Happening? Amtrak, the train service that owns and runs Penn Station, has had three train delays in…

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