Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images The endorsements for New York City’s next mayor are starting to rack up as the June 22 Democratic primary closes in. On Tuesday night, three of the most high-profile New Yorkers to weigh in so far made their case for Ray McGuire: In a rollout on NY1 , Jay-Z, Diddy, and Nas all announced that they would back the former Citigroup executive. While McGuire has little name recognition among New Yorkers compared to some of the other candidates already involved in city politics — and one who has never voted in a local election — the approval of this hip-hop triumvirate could help change that. “People come from all over the world, like ‘I got a chance to make it here, if I can make it here I can make it anywhere,’” Jay-Z said in a video endorsement. “And that’s what we’re trying to protect.” The moguls weren’t the only major endorsements to be made public on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams got the nod from … [Read more...] about Jay-Z Endorses Ray McGuire, Working Families Party Endorses Scott Stringer for NYC Mayor
Top former Trump administration advisers helped suppress scientific information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) they felt was harmful to President Trump Donald Trump Biden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE , and attacked the agency's credibility, according to documents obtained by House Democrats. The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis sent letters to former Trump advisers Scott Atlas Scott Atlas DeSantis rips YouTube over removal of pandemic video Clyburn: Documents show Trump officials helped suppress coronavirus CDC reports Fauci defends Birx: 'She had to live in the White House' MORE , Paul Alexander and Steven Hatfill, asking for documents and communications about the former administration's response to the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Clyburn: Documents show Trump officials helped suppress coronavirus CDC reports
BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – A Gloucester man has been charged with murder after he allegedly beat a fellow inmate to death at the Massachusetts Treatment Center in Bridgewater. Police were called to the center Tuesday evening, where they found Scott Wonoski, 43, of Worcester unresponsive and bleeding in a bathroom. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton where he was pronounced dead. According to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz, video surveillance showed Robinson beating the victim. Michael Robinson, 42, was arraigned on charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon, shod foot, Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to appear in court on May 18. … [Read more...] about Gloucester Man Charged After Allegedly Beating Fellow Inmate To Death At Bridgewater Treatment Center
Better luck next time for a losing Republican presidential candidate? Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/Getty Images There is a lot of angst in Republican Establishment circles over the 45th president’s reported rant at a Republican donor conference near his Florida home over the weekend. Trump is apparently still furious at Brian Kemp for impeding his election coup, and Mike Pence for failing to steal a second term for him anyway, and at Mitch McConnell for refusing to back his electoral vote challenge and then criticizing him for inciting a riot. To Republicans who aren’t deep in the fever swamps of MAGA-land, this is just Trump continuing his narcissistic and destructive post-election behavior. Just as he blew up those crucial Georgia Senate runoffs in January because he couldn’t let go of his own lies about the presidential election, he’s blowing up the party at a time when the GOP needs to stay unified in the fight against Biden . And to those of us without a betting … [Read more...] about Will Republicans Try Another Election Coup in 2024?
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city’s police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights of protests and unrest. The resignations from Officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon came two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. Potter, a 26-year veteran, had been on administrative leave following Sunday’s shooting, which happened as the Minneapolis area was already on edge over the trial of an officer charged in George Floyd’s death. Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said at a news conference that the city had been moving toward firing Potter when she resigned. Elliott said he hoped her resignation would “bring some calm to the community,” but that he would keep working toward “full accountability under the law.” “We have to make sure that justice is … [Read more...] about White Minnesota cop who fatally shot Black motorist resigns