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  • Joe Biden finally announces 2020 campaign for president
    Former Vice President Joe Biden stopped stalling and finally announced early Thursday that he’s running for the White House in 2020, becoming the most high-profile Democrat to enter an already overcrowded primary field. The long-awaited announcement from the ex-right-hand man to President Barack..…
    - 25 Apr 19, 5:45am -
  • Candidate for Queens DA Melinda Katz gets $25G campaign contribution from developer of TWA Hotel after weighing in on its approval
    Some local politicians have vowed not to take campaign cash from the real estate industry, but Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is bucking the trend. Katz, who is running for the office of Queens district attorney, received a $25,000 contribution from Tyler Morse, head of MCR Development,...
    - 7 Apr 19, 10:30am -
  • Mayor de Blasio announces new panel to evaluate plans for BQE replacement
    Mayor de Blasio is pulling a Cuomo. Hizzoner announced plans to turn to a panel of experts for better options to fix a crumbling section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway — after initial proposals that would have closed the Brooklyn Heights Promenade were met with local outrage. The move comes...
    - 3 Apr 19, 12:27pm -
  • New Yorkers agree: Mayor de Blasio shouldn’t run for president, new poll finds
    Who is clamoring for Mayor de Blasio to run for president? Pretty much nobody, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. A whopping 76% of New Yorkers polled said de Blasio should not run for president — with just 18% supporting a bid. The feeling was as universal among New Yorkers as their contempt...
    - 3 Apr 19, 11:26am -
  • New York City crime rate falls in March in all top categories vs. last year
    Crime in New York dropped in all seven major categories in March, helping push the city’s overall crime rate to an all-time low for any quarter in at least 25 years, the NYPD said Tuesday. Every reported index crime — murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larce…
    - 2 Apr 19, 3:33pm -
  • New York City misses deadline to name new NYCHA chair
    Mayor de Blasio blew the deadline on Tuesday to name a new chair for the beleaguered New York City Housing Authority. The search for a new leader is part of the city’s deal with the U.S. attorney for Southern District of New York and the federal department of Housing and Urban Development to fix..…
    - 2 Apr 19, 7:27am -

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  • fresh teaAhead of a far-right rally in Portland, Trump tweets a warning to antifa
    Members of antifa march in Washington, DC on July 6, 2019. | Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post/Getty Images Trump did not address members of the alt-right gathering for a Portland rally, but did say he’s considering designating antifa an “organization of terror.” President Trump issued a…
    - 10 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 2:10pm -
  • fresh teaTrump’s obsession with crowd sizes, explained
    Donald Trump at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on August 15, 2019. | Lev Radin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Trump’s latest tweets about his New Hampshire rally continue his obsessions with crowd size and with bolstering his image as a popular politician. Late Friday night, President Trump…
    - 12 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 11:45am -
  • fresh teaTrump calls Rashida Tlaib’s reversal on visiting Israel “a complete setup”
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib at a “Shabatt in the Park with Rashida” event featuring pro-BDS demonstrators. | Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump criticized Tlaib’s refusal to visit Israel after officials said she could come if she didn’t protest, as Nancy Pelosi worked to move on. Preside…
    - 16 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 7:50am -
  • fresh teaMeet the medieval Welsh poet who wrote odes to her vagina
    A Chinese rose (Rosa chinensis) blooms in a front garden in Hanover, 2019. | Hauke-Christian Dittrich/picture alliance via Getty Images Plus, libraries are becoming flashy tourist attractions, and all the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related content. Welcome to Vox’s weekly b…
    - 18 hours ago 17 Aug 19, 6:00am -
  • Vox Sentences: Hope for a US-Taliban peace deal
    Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions.US-Taliban peace talks inch toward a resol…
    - 1 day ago 16 Aug 19, 5:00pm -
  • What’s up with the yield curve?
    The New York Stock Exchange building in New York City. | Johannes Eiselle/AFP/Getty Images This episode of Today, Explained walks through the infamous yield curve and what it’s signaling about the next recession. The yield curve inverted on August 14, which, if you’re like many people, sound…
    - 1 day ago 16 Aug 19, 2:40pm -

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