Politics

Critics blast de Blasio over climate change flood plan

Bedford, Keith Eddie Bautista, right, Environmental Justice Alliance executive director. Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious environmental plan leaves many low-income waterfront neighborhoods vulnerable to climate change, advocates charge in a new report. Five of the six low-income communities of color designated as “significant maritime and industrial areas” — the South Bronx, Brooklyn’s Sunset Park, Newtown Creek between Brooklyn and Queens, Brooklyn ...

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$200M to upgrade New York water in new state budget

Mike Groll/AP Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D- Bronx) says the money will go toward grants for cities and counties. New York’s new state budget has $ 200 million earmarked for local projects to upgrade drinking water and waste water infrastructure around the state. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D- Bronx) says the money will go toward grants for cities and counties ...

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Trump, Cruz want Kasich's name off RNC ballot

Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images Donald Trump and Ted Cruz agree that John Kasich should be removed from the ballot at the Republican National Convention.  It’s getting even uglier. The campaigns of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are working to keep John Kasich’s name off the ballot at the Republican National Convention in July, according to a report. If no one clinches ...

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NYC bill to create endangered affordable housing watchlist

The city would have to create a watchlist of endangered affordable housing under a new bill set to be introduced in the City Council. Councilman Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) is sponsoring the legislation, which would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to publish the list and a map of building locations. On the watchlist would be buildings covered by ...

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Clinton, Sanders still feuding over N.Y. debate

CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS Perhaps Hillary should just get Bernie on the phone and find out when he’s free.  Enough with the debates — let’s debate! Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continued bickering Sunday about when to hold a debate co-sponsored by the Daily News and NY1, with each candidate insisting they were perfectly happy to argue policy on different days. It ...

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Clinton visits Brooklyn churches to talk gun violence

Craig Ruttle/AP Hillary Clinton speaks with children after she addressed members of the Christian Cultural Center church in Brooklyn on Sunday. Hillary Clinton stumped at black churches in Brooklyn Sunday, touting her tough stance on guns as she sought support in her home state’s primary against Bernie Sanders. Clinton also vowed to improve strained relations between police and black communities ...

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Lupica: It's the worst of times for U.S. politics

JIM YOUNG/REUTERS Is it a race for President of the U.S. or a race for president of high school? Somehow a presidential campaign that has been out on the road for a year now, like an out-of-town tryout somehow getting worse instead of better, like it has script trouble, is officially about to arrive in New York. And more than ...

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‘Panama Papers’ leak exposes off-shore banking practices

In one of the largest data leaks to ever be released, the Panama Papers have exposed how hundreds of world leaders, public officials and billionaires have been hiding their fortune through shady off-shore accounts. The massive leak, shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, uncovered a web of global corruption all tied to Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm ...

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Trump refuses to rule out third-party run

Scott Olson/Getty Images Donald Trump said on Sunday that his running as a third-party independent candidate if he fails to win his party’s nomination will depend on how he’s treated. Donald Trump continued his war with party bosses Sunday, once again saying that he wouldn’t rule out a third-party run if he failed to secure the GOP nomination and demanding ...

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Sanders' tax info release delayed because wife does taxes

Darren Hauck/Getty Images Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said his campaign will get his tax information out as soon as possible, but there won’t be anything too exciting in that. Bernie Sanders on Sunday disregarded calls to reveal his full tax returns, claiming that he will need more time to share them because his wife Jane does the taxes in their ...

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