Ronald Lauder group rips NY Gov. Hochul as soft on crime in TV ad

Ronald Lauder group rips NY Gov. Hochul as soft on crime in TV ad

A political advocacy group bankrolled by cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder has unleashed a TV ad slamming Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul as soft on crime and unwilling to clean up New York’s “disastrous” cashless bail law. Lauder, a conservative who ran for New York City mayor in 1989, just dropped $2.5 million into the independently run SAFE … Read more

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Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin oppose bill to rename Columbus Day in honor of Native Americans

Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin oppose bill to rename Columbus Day in honor of Native Americans

This legislation is so woke, and so politically fraught, that even the sitting Democratic governor and her Republican challenger agree it’s going nowhere. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her opposition Wednesday to legislation proposed by leftwing state lawmakers to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day – just hours after Republican nominee Rep. Lee Zeldin blasted … Read more

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NYC students took hit in math, gained in English, during COVID

NYC students took hit in math, gained in English, during COVID

Math scores for New York City students took a nosedive during the pandemic — with only 38% of kids in grades 3-8 being proficient in the subject last school year, according to results of statewide standardized tests released Wednesday. That’s a dip of nearly 8 percentage points from 2019, before COVID-19 hit, when 46% of students … Read more

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Feds dole out another $370M to Bernie Madoff victims — total now $4B

Feds dole out another $370M to Bernie Madoff victims -- total now $4B

The Justice Department has doled out more than $370 million to victims of infamous Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff — bringing the total compensation paid out to former clients to more than $4 billion. “The criminal division is proud to continue providing compensation to victims through the largest remission process the department has overseen,” Assistant Attorney … Read more

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Andrew Cuomo’s remorseless return to public life after scandal

Andrew Cuomo's remorseless return to public life after scandal

Even a career-killing sexual harassment scandal wasn’t enough to make him go away for good. Ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a return to public life Wednesday, saying he wanted to “move forward” — little more than a year after the threat of all-but-certain impeachment forced him to resign in disgrace. In an eight-minute video posted online … Read more

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‘American Horror Story’ is right — NYC is a terrifying hellhole

'American Horror Story' is right — NYC is a terrifying hellhole

The most validating news of the year has arrived: The 11th season of FX’s “American Horror Story” will reportedly be called “New York City.”  Perfect! Every New Yorker with a brain knows this is the ideal setting for a terrifying TV show today. That’s because we no longer reside in the glittering, enviable metropolis of … Read more

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Lee Zeldin within six points of Kathy Hochul: internal poll

Lee Zeldin within six points of Kathy Hochul: internal poll

Rep. Lee Zeldin is trailing Gov. Kathy Hochul by wider margins in public polls — including a new Siena survey — but a new internal campaign poll has him within six points of the Democratic incumbent. And the Republican says it shows he can pull off an upset. “The reality is — this race is … Read more

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Lee Zeldin within six points of Kathy Hochul: internal poll

Lee Zeldin within six points of Kathy Hochul: internal poll

Rep. Lee Zeldin is trailing Gov. Kathy Hochul by wider margins in public polls — including a new Siena survey — but a new internal campaign poll has him within six points of the Democratic incumbent. And the Republican says it shows he can pull off an upset. “The reality is — this race is … Read more

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Eric Adams roasted for claiming ‘Kansas doesn’t have a brand’

Eric Adams roasted for claiming 'Kansas doesn't have a brand'

Kansans to Mayor Eric Adams: Follow the yellow brick road … and keep walking! New York’s mayor infuriated Midwesterners by claiming that “Kansas doesn’t have a brand” during a news conference at which he discussed his recent visits to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Adams boasted about the positive reaction he got when locals … Read more

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