Politics

Russian hooker accused of blackmailing 'Luv Gov' Spitzer considering plea

The $5,000-a-night Russian prostitute accused of extorting former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is considering a plea deal, prosecutors said Wednesday in Manhattan court. Svetlana Travis Zakharova, 26, faces charges for allegedly blackmailing the "Luv Gov." Prosecutors say she shook down Spitzer...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:50pm

Fox and Friends host equates victims of 9/11 to defenders of slavery

Confederate statues and 9/11 memorials are all the same and could be treated equally, a Fox News commentator said on the 16th anniversary of 9/11. In an interview with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday, Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade suggested that the 9/11 memorial for the passengers...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:36pm

Everything you need to know about Melania Trump

Melania Trump: first lady, supermodel, mom. We all know the basics about our newest first lady, but there's more to this Slovenian-born FLOTUS than meets the eye. The first lady has been splitting her time since the inauguration between Washington D.C. and New York City, where she and her son...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 5:59pm

Ivanka Trump just casually stops by meeting; GOP leaders 'visibly annoyed'

Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser and first daughter, not-so-subtly dropped by President Trump’s meeting with Congressional leaders and some Republican leaders were visibly upset. Frank Thorp, a reporter covering Congress for NBC, tweeted: “Aide briefed on WH mtg says @...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:33pm

Lobbyists pay millions for Trump golf club memberships; get bonus access to POTUS

Dozens of lobbyists and government contractors are paying for memberships at President Trump's private golf clubs, providing them with close access to the president and the Trump Organization with millions of dollars in revenue.   In an investigation, USA Today found that 50 executives...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:17pm

Catalan parliament approves law to call referendum on independence

Catalonia's parliament on Wednesday passed a law to make formal its plans for an Oct. 1 referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain, a vote that the central government says is illegal and that it will stop. A majority of the regional parliament, which is controlled by pro-...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:55pm

Albanese, de Blasio meet in second, final Democratic debate

With less than a week to go before New York’s primary election, Sal Albanese will face incumbent Bill de Blasio in the second and final Democratic mayoral debate on Wednesday. The debate will be held at CUNY’s Graduate Center Studio (365 5th Ave.) and gets underway at 7 p.m. It will be...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:41pm

Sandra Bullock donates $1M to Harvey relief effort

Sandra Bullock, actress and America’s sweetheart, is doing her part to help victims of Hurricane Harvey by donating $1 million to the Red Cross relief effort. “This is an incredible gift. We’re so thankful. It’s times like this when we do receive such an incredible amount...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:35pm

Former Romney aide Beth Lindstrom announces run against Warren

Elizabeth Warren has another challenger vying for her Senate seat. Beth Lindstrom, a former aide to Gov. Mitt Romney, announced her run on Monday. In a video posted online Monday, Lindstrom said that she is not a politician, “I’m a mom who cares deeply about Massachusetts and where we...

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:51am

Tina Fey fights alt-right with #sheetcaking on Weekend Update

You know the country is deeply divided when we can’t even agree that Nazis are evil. But what can one person do when even the president insists there are “many sides” to the white power rally that turned deadly last weekend at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville? Tina...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:45am

Right-wing BU teen won't return to Boston after attending Charlottesville rally

A Boston University student said that he will not return to the school following threats he received for attending the Unite the Right rally that turned violent this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nicholas Fuentes, 18, has been outspoken about his controversial conservative political...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 4:59pm

Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website probably faked that 'Anonymous' hack

It appears the notorious neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer, faked an attack by the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” Monday in an attempt to drum up publicity and support for its message. An article published on the website had, at first glance, all the markings of a Anonymous attack...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:44pm

Eagles' Torrey Smith on National Anthem: 'I don't feel any attachment to it'

If you think Colin Kapernick's unemployment means there will be less activism in the NFL next season, think again. In the Eagles locker room, days after controversial events in Charlottesville put a spotlight on racial strife in the United States yet again, race relations has become a topic of...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:23pm

Eagles' Chris Long defends right to tweet, criticize Donald Trump

Eagles' defensive end Chris Long went to the University of Virginia before becoming an NFL pass-rusher and eventual Super Bowl champion with the Patriots. Now as he starts a stint in Philadelphia he's joined safety Malcolm Jenkins and wide receiver Torrey Smith as an outspoken political...

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 4:09pm

Evan Macy: Donald Trump is giving golf a bad name

When you type the words "Donald Trump golf" into google, the first thing that comes up isn't Trump's official website touting his 17 golf courses. It's a website called "Trump Golf Count." The unofficial count has Trump at 45 visits to his golf courses in his first...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 4:49pm

McCain's brain tumor might have affected his healthcare vote: GOP senator

A Republican senator seems to think the vote to repeal Obamacare was defeated in part by the John McCain tumor effect. Sen. Ron Johnson said on Tuesday perhaps McCain's health and recent brain tumor discovery adversely affected his vote on the Senate bill to repeal the current healthcare system...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 2:18pm

What you need to know about Kayleigh McEnany, RNC spokeswoman

Kayleigh McEnany, a former President Trump surrogate who turned CNN commentator, returned to papa and is adding to the administration’s burgeoning Trump TV machine, which some have called state-sponsored propaganda. Like Eric Trump’s wife Lara, McEnany plans to deliver “real news...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 6:19pm

‘Ring Your Rep’ booth at The Standard direct-dials DC

If you’ve been striving to make your voice heard since Election Day and want to do more, The Standard hotel is offering a lifeline.  The Meatpacking District destination on Thursday introduced a “Ring Your Rep” phone booth that not only is retro chic, but gives guests, staff...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:06am

Is Cynthia Nixon bringing ‘Sex and the City’ to the state house?

Actor Cynthia Nixon, best known as Miranda Hobbes in the hit HBO show “Sex and the City,” is being considered as a possible challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) in the 2018 primaries. Nixon has criticized Cuomo’s policies and during a spring episode of the talk show “...

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 5:36pm

Obama advisors want former MA Gov. Deval Patrick to run for president in 2020

Could yet another (former) Massachusetts governor become a presidential candidate? That’s the hope of none other than those in Barack Obama’s inner circle, according to Politico. Former Gov. Deval Patrick is being encouraged to run for president in 2020 by former Obama advisers well-...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 11:25am