Politics

Assault charges dropped for Donald Trump's campaign manager

ERIK S. LESSER/EPA Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (l.) looks on as Donald Trump (c.) speaks at an election campaign event in Palm Beach, Florida. Assault charges have been elbowed out against Donald Trump’s campaign manager. Palm Beach County State Attorney David Aronberg has decided not to prosecute Trump sidekick Corey Lewandowski for his run-in with a reporter at a ...

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Trump makes bizarre Paterno reference at Pittsburgh rally

Mark DiOrio/AP Does Donald Trump know Joe Paterno didn’t coach in Pittsburgh? Does he know he was fired in disgrace? Does he know that Paterno died a few years ago? What do you get when you put perennial foot-in-mouther Donald Trump in Pittsburgh trying to making a sports reference with only political reporters covering the rally? A whole bunch of ...

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Proposed NYC plastic bag tax spawns rallies at City Hall

Richard Harbus/for New York Daily News Supporters for the plastic bag tax rally at City Hall on Wednesday. The battle over a proposed plastic bag tax raged on the steps of City Hall Wednesday. Supporters of the measure asserted that the majority of the City Council now backs the legislation to charge a 5-cent fee on every plastic and paper ...

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NYC reduces code violations at homeless shelters

Todd Maisel/New York Daily News The city has cut down on code violations at traditional homeless shelters. Seen here is the St. John’s Place, a homeless shelter in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The city has cut the number of code violations in its traditional homeless shelters by 44%, Mayor de Blasio said Wednesday. But privately-owned “cluster” sites, which the city is ...

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N.Y. bars may get OK to sell alcohol before noon on Sundays

JOHN TAGGART/JOHN TAGGART FOR NEW YORK DAILY Bars and restaurants in New York State might get approval to sell booze before noon on Sundays. ALBANY — Sunday brunch could be getting a lot more spirited. A panel formed by Gov. Cuomo to review New York’s antiquated liquor laws has recommended that bars and restaurants be allowed to sell booze as ...

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Jane Sanders calls out Daily News for 'odd' Bernie interview

[embedded content] Bernie Sanders’ wife went to bat for the upstart Democratic presidential candidate Wednesday, calling her husband’s much-critiqued sit-down with the New York Daily News editorial board an “inquisition.” Jane Sanders told CNN that she and her husband discussed his performance after the April 1 meeting. She attributed the Vermont senator’s curt responses, which were considered vague by a ...

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Cruz campaign releases negative radio ad to rip De Blasio

You’ve got lot of nerve, Ted. The campaign of Big Apple-hating Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz reached a new low Wednesday, releasing a negative radio ad taking aim not only at New York City but at Mayor de Blasio. The 60-second ad, titled “Nerve,” begins with a clip of de Blasio attacking Cruz for being “out of touch with New ...

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Gov. Cuomo to sign MMA legalization bill Thursday

PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images Ronda Rousey (l.) is one of several MMA fighters expected to be on hand Thursday as Gov. Cuomo signs a bill legalizing the sport. ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo Thursday is set to sign into law a bill making New York the last state to legalize the controversial sport of mixed martial arts. Former champion Ronda Rousey and ...

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GOP bigwig rips Trump for attacking nomination process

Mike Groll/AP A top Republican fired back at The Donald for his scathing criticism of the GOP’s nominating process. Republican Party bigwigs fought back at Donald Trump Wednesday following the GOP presidential front-runner’s latest onslaught over his party’s nominating process being “crooked” and rigged.” “Nomination process known for a year + beyond. It’s the responsibility of the campaigns to understand ...

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Michelle Obama has tense relationship with Hillary: book

First Lady Michelle Obama continues to “resent” Hillary Clinton, wanted Joe Biden to run for president in 2016 and is eager to leave the White House so she can resume making money, a new bombshell book alleges. In “First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies,” best-selling author Kate Andersen Brower dove into the intricate, but not ...

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