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The 3 Objective Ways to Determine Donald Trump’s Success

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:30
Obama’s short-sighted reliance on executive orders means some of his legacy will be undone almost immediately.

‘History Will Change Because of What They Did to Eric Garner,’ Al Sharpton Says

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:30
Speaking on the anniversary of the non-indictment of Daniel Pantaleo, Al Sharpton pushed the City Council to pass the chokehold ban—but demurred on Bill de Blasio's role.

Dear Ivanka, Here’s How You Can Fight Climate Change

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 07:36
Your rumored embrace of climate change runs counter to the rantings of your father and almost his entire anti-science retinue.

Van Jones Gets It Wrong on CNN

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 07:30
Meanwhile, on Fox, Jill Stein doesn't care 'what Hillary Clinton thinks.'

NJ Politics Digest: Fake News Was Big News This Weekend

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 21:44
It's the start of a new week in Trenton, and the end of a weekend where fake news became big stories in New Jersey, with hundreds of people filing suit against the city of Camden in hopes of a windfall and the Internet abuzz with humorous tales of Gov. Chris Christie supposedly taking out his frustrations on President-elect Donald Trump.

Kirsten Gillibrand Wants More Federal Funds to Protect Mosques and Synagogues

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 17:59
Kirsten Gillibrand called on Washington to boost outlays to protect religious minorities from the spike in hate crimes that has followed Donald Trump's election.

Bill de Blasio Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Talking About Donald Trump

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 14:48
Bill de Blasio most of his speech accepting an endorsement from Luis Sepulveda railing against Donald Trump.

Brooklyn Borough President Launches Multilingual Anti-Child Abuse Effort

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 18:07
Eric Adams kicked off a campaign to educate New Yorkers about signs of child abuse after the cases of Zymere Perkins and Jaden Jordan.

Sharpton Aide Accuses de Blasio and Mark-Viverito of ‘Backdoor Dealmaking’ on NYPD Reform

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 18:02
Almost two years after Eric Garner's death, Kirsten John Foy accused Bill de Blasio and Melissa Mark-Viverito of betraying their "mandate" by blocking a chokehold ban and other liberal legislation.

Jill Stein Says Midwest Recounts for Communities ‘Shafted Through Electoral Racism’

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:01
Jill Stein said her audits in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan aren't aimed at helping Hillary Clinton but at uplifting minorities.

Five People Who Might Run in NJ’s Legislative District 38

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 15:32
Observer compiled a list of six Republicans who might throw their names into the mix for either senate or assembly.

NYC Council Launches Petition Demanding Trump Administration Repay NYPD for Protection

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 15:32
Melissa Mark-Viverito and Daniel Garodnick, both Hillary Clinton supporters, called on Donald Trump not to "blow a massive hole in New York City’s budget."

Where Do We Go From Here? New York Dems Weigh in on the Party’s Future

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:44
New York Democrats ponder the way forward as they analyze what went wrong in the presidential election.

Senate Democrats Take Victory Lap on Christie ‘Job Banding’ Ruling

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:03
State Senate President Steve Sweeney defended Senate Demorats' decision to pursue the case in a statement on Friday.

The Insensitivity Police Now Patrol Many Colleges

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:18
Many universities use campus bias-response teams hoping to provide safe spaces for students, but some are better in theory than in practice.

Sanders Supporters Withhold DNC Donations Unless Ellison Is Elected

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:00
Progressives are taking it upon themselves to force the establishment to hand over the keys to the party.

UK Is Heading for ‘Soft’ Brexit—Support for New EU Patent Court Proves It

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:26
If the UK is so intent on a 'hard Brexit', why did it just ratify a court that gives the EU jurisdiction over patent disputes?

Mayor de Blasio Ought to Be Encouraged Not Scolded for Seeking Out Strategic Counsel

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:25
The latest contretemps involves Jonathan Rosen, the head of BerlinRosen, one of the city’s top public relations firms – and a private, unofficial, unpaid advisor to the Mayor.

Judge Denies Request for Special Prosecutor in Bridgegate Case

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:03
Christie has regularly denied any prior knowledge of the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closures at the center of the case.

Wisniewski Campaign Chief: Candidate is in NJ Gubernatorial Race for Long Haul

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:41
Current New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a Republican.