Politics

What does a Democratic win in 2018 midterms mean for New York City?

New York City politics have long clashed with Albany, but the 2018 midterm election results may change that since Democrats have won control of the state senate for the first time in a decade. The city spends more in resources to Albany than it gets back, said Patrick Egan, a politics professor at...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:40pm

Kennedy Institute's Seat at the Table project highlights importance of inclusion

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” Those iconic words by fomer Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) have inspired thousands to charge into politics, and now, they’ve inspired an exhibit and project out of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

Baker, Gonzalez spar in first debate over who has vision to lead

Gov. Charlie Baker and his challenger Jay Gonzalez met in a televised debate for the first time Tuesday night, where the Republican incumbent focused on his accomplishments in his nearly four years in office and Gonzalez, a Democrat, cast himself as someone with vision to take the state beyond...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:22am

Here’s why Massachusetts is so politically active

There seems to be a protest nearly every day lately. Whether opposing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, showing support for immigrants or saying they are against gun violence, people are stepping out into the streets in droves for causes they believe in. And Massachusetts...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:54pm

First Baker-Gonzalez debate in race for Mass. gov set for Oct. 9

In less than two weeks, Bay Staters will be able to watch the first of three gubernatorial debates as incumbent Charlie Baker faces Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez in the race for governor of Massachusetts. The first gubernatorial debate is scheduled for Oct. 9, with WBZ-TV host Jon Keller as...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 3:52pm

Who is Julia Salazar? NY candidate claims sexual assault by Netanyahu staffer

Democratic New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar recently claimed that she was sexually assaulted by David Keyes, a top spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Salazar apparently made the claim to get ahead of a conservative publication's news story that was allegedly...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 2:42pm

2018 Massachusetts primary election: Everything you need to know

The 2018 Massachusetts primary election is around the corner. Are you ready to head to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 4? What you see on your Massachusetts primary election ballot that day will depend on which party you are currently registered with, and your choices will shape the November election...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:11pm

Mass AG Maura Healey endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is racking up some high-profile support for her run for Congress, including an endorsement from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Healey announced her endorsement on Monday in the primary election, siding with her city councilor. Pressley challenges...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 4:27pm

What does the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez primary win mean for politics?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s name was everywhere in the wake of her Tuesday primary win. Her defeat of incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley was deemed a “shocking upset” by many. In unseating the 10-term member of Congress in the first primary election he’s faced in more than a decade,...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:34pm

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Everything you need to know about the NY primary winner

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? After the primary elections in New York Tuesday night, the internet is abuzz with talk of this one particular New Yorker. Here’s what you need to know. Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Ocasio-Cortez is a 28-year-old New Yorker who was born in the Bronx to...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:33am

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousts high-ranking Dem Joe Crowley In NY primary

The Democratic Party's insurgent left wing and Republican U.S. President Donald Trump each claimed big victories on Tuesday, as voters in seven states selected the parties' candidates for November's midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. U.S. Representative Joseph...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:19am

Are Eagles actually going to visit the White House?

It's no secret that the Eagles are a progressive locker room. Led by Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and recently departed Torrey Smith, several Eagles' players have suggested that they would not accept an invitation to the White House.  It is, of course, customary for the Super Bowl...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:52pm

1 month after announcing Congress run, 'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash says never mind

Stacey Dash, best known for her role as Dionne Davenport in the 1995 comedy "Clueless," announced she was running for Congress last month. The official paperwork was signed on Feb. 26 — she planned on being a Republican representative for California’s 44th ...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 5:07pm

Sarah Jessica Parker has thoughts on Cynthia Nixon's gubernatorial bid

A message approved by Sarah Jessica Parker herself: SJP has taken to Instagram to officially endorse Cynthia Nixon for governor. Grool! The Divorce star took to Instagram to announce the news, writing that Nixon has her “love, support and vote.” She continued, “A mother, an...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 1:51pm

Meet Rubén Díaz Jr, the Bronx BP who wants to be your next mayor

Walking around the South Bronx with Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. is a bit like walking around with a celebrity. Whether strolling the sidewalks or riding in a car, Bronxites wave, call out and come up to Díaz, who has represented them in some capacity since 1997. “The best part of my job...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:02am

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon wants to be New York's governor

Miranda Hobbes would be proud. Cynthia Nixon, the real-life alter ego of the Sex and the City lawyer, has made months of rumors official today by announcing she will run for governor of New York against incumbent Andrew Cuomo in 2020. The actress, who will be 52 years old next month, posted a...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 3:03pm

The Foreman Forecast: The loyal opposition

I’ve long believed that most of us — if we were given exactly our way — would become unmitigated train wrecks. As we pursued our agendas completely unfettered by opposition, we would alienate friends and family. We would drive trusted advisers into exile. And we would find that...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:03am

Caitlyn Jenner, Kanye, The Rock not the only celebs considering political career

Following the greatest reality show on earth, the 2016 presidential election, there aren’t many things that surprise us anymore. Real estate mogul and reality TV host Donald Trump became No. 45 after beating out a slew of seasoned politicians and other celebrities are having ideations of...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:23am

Trump’s America: Hotel Hell at Trump’s Tower in Panama

I have seen the future of the Trump presidency. It features an eviction notice, a document shredder and a bunch of agitated people peppering each other with angry insults. Kinda like the White House on a calm day! You’re probably still trying to make sense of Donald Trump’s crazed...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 6:01pm

Dating in NYC not so different from anywhere else: Match

We’ve surely all heard horror stories of what it’s like to be single in New York City, but here’s a newsflash: Dating in NYC really isn’t all that different from anywhere else, at least according to the latest “Singles in America” survey from Match.com. “...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:06am