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Man arrested for trying to bring gas cans into St. Patrick's Cathedral

Man arrested for trying to bring gas cans into St. Patrick’s Cathedral

NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism John Miller will brief media in regard to the incident at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7,…

‘Medicare for All’ keeps defining 2020 political landscape

Those differences have recently been overshadowed by larger fights between the two parties after the Trump administration broadened its position in a high-profile lawsuit by calling to strike down the entire 2010 law. seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% Sanders acknowledged in a statement Wednesday that the bill does not have enough support to pass even through reconciliation, a budget procedure that allows the Senate to pass legislation with 51 votes. “I can tell you that a vice president in a Bernie Sanders administration will determine that Medicare for All can pass through the Senate under reconciliation.” Want insight more often? “Democrat Senate candidates can try to hide, but we will make certain voters understand that Democrats are lining up behind abolishing private insurance, ruining Medicare, restricting medical choices, raising taxes on hardworking families, and exploding the deficit to the tune of $32 trillion,” said Senate Leadership Fund President Steven Law, a former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who leads one of the key outside groups supporting the GOP majority. “Anybody who says those words, ‘Medicare for All,’ who’s running for president, the next thing out of their of mouth should be talking to people about, well … if we are a split Congress, what are you going to actually do in your first year to make health care more accessible and affordable?” New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who co-sponsored Sanders’ bill, said Wednesday. To Booker’s point, Democrats are clearly divided on a single-payer system such as Medicare for All, with moderates raising concerns about the cost and efficiency of such a plan. Lawmakers have offered a handful of other ways to expand Medicare or Medicaid to reach universal coverage. Even if Democrats take control of Congress in 2021, passing a single-payer health care bill would be a challenge. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a White House hopeful who has not signed on to the Sanders bill, is seeking to focus on other, less-divisive issues. The differences between the Trump administration’s health care positions and all of the Democrats seeking the nomination are much starker than the differences among the Democrats.

‘Yes, You’re Your Brother’s Keeper,’ Says This Political Powerhouse

C. Virginia Fields has devoted her professional life to serving others. I saw black people—or Negroes as we were called at that time—not being able to vote or be involved decisions, policies or budgets that impacted your day-to-day life. Weinstein: What was your family life like? She was active in the church missionary society and the civil rights movement that was led by the minister of our church at that time, the late Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. I'd see my mother out there doing things that made a difference in the lives of people in the church, in the community, on a civil and social justice level. Fields: I'm very hopeful, but I am concerned. I am hopeful that people recognize the best way we can bring about change to have people in office who are compassionate, who care about more than just themselves or the bottom line, who want to make sure that healthcare and children and seniors are provided for. Weinstein: Can you say a word or two about your role as president of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS? Like so many people, I believed that HIV/AIDS is no longer a problem, but I learned about the impact this disease has on the African-American community, especially among heterosexual black women, black gay men and transgender people. We have affiliates in 12 cities around the country, and we have partnerships with over 150 other community civic organizations.

State Budget Fallout & More: The Week Ahead in New York Politics, April 1

Twitter What to watch for this week in New York politics: This week will be dominated by dissection of and fallout from the new state budget, a $175.5 billion spending and policy plan agreed to by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature over the weekend. Items like a new congestion pricing plan for New York City and making permanent the 2 percent annual property tax cap for all areas outside the city span both fiscal and policy areas. The City Council has a quieter week after just having wrapped up an intense month of hearings on Mayor de Blasio’s $92 billion preliminary budget. The mayor’s executive budget, which will take into account the Council hearings and response, as well as the new state budget, and more, is due toward the end of this month. There are some City Council hearings this week, plus other events around the city -- see our day-by-day rundown below. ***Do you have events or topics for us to include in an upcoming Week Ahead in New York Politics? e-mail Gotham Gazette editor Ben Max:*** The run of the week in detail: Monday At 8:15 a.m. Monday, NYC Health + Hospitals President Mitchell Katz will speak to the Citizens Budget Commission at the Yale Club. Tuesday The New York State Legislature will be in session on Tuesday in Albany. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mayor de Blasio will speak to the Atlantic’s “Renewal Summit” at CNVS in Midtown, discussing “how cities like New York can keep growing, while staying true to those who have long called it home.” At the City Council on Wednesday: --The Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime Uses will meet at 10:45 a.m. --The Committee on Land Use will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday At the City Council on Thursday: The Committee on Technology will meet at 1 p.m. for an oversight hearing regarding “automated decision systems used by agencies.” At 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the Rent Guidelines Board will meet at the Landmarks Preservation Commission Conference Room in the Manhattan Municipal Building. Mayor de Blasio may make his weekly appearance on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show on Friday at 10 a.m. *** Have events or topics for us to include in an upcoming Week Ahead in New York Politics?
NYC will charge congestion tax on drivers in 2021

NYC will charge congestion tax on drivers in 2021

Starting in 2021, drivers will be charged approximately $10 for driving into parts of Manhattan as part of the state's new budget deal; Laura Ingle has the details. FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN),…

Lawyer Michael Avenatti charged

Attorney Mark Geragos is the unnamed co-conspirator in the Avenatti criminal complaint Attorney Mark Geragos is the unnamed co-conspirator referred to in the Southern District of New York's criminal complaint against Michael Avenatti, a source familiar confirms to CNN. Nike says it "will not be extorted" Nike released a statement today after prosecutors in New York announced charges against attorney Michael Avenatti for attempting to extort more than $20 million from the company. When Nike became aware of this matter, Nike immediately reported it to federal prosecutors. When Mr. Avenatti attempted to extort Nike over this matter, Nike with the assistance of outside counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner, aided the investigation. Nike firmly believes in ethical and fair play, both in business and sports, and will continue to assist the prosecutors.” Avenatti's alleged scheme against Nike was "an old-fashioned shakedown," US attorney says Geoffrey Berman, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, laid out the timeline of attorney Michael Avenatti's alleged extortion scheme, which Berman said played out over a course of less than a week. The FBI monitored and recorded Avenatti's threats against Nike The Southern District of New York tweeted a timeline of the Avenatti case on Monday afternoon, outlining the events from March 19 to 21. According to the timeline, Avenatti made the initial threats to Nike on March 19. Shortly afterward, Nike informed federal prosecutors in New York of the threats. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have charged Avenatti for attempting to extort more than $20 million from Nike. Meanwhile, prosecutors in California charged him for wire and bank fraud.

Why these New York politicians are backing Beto

Beto O’Rourke thinks he is born to run for president, and so far, it looks like two members of New York’s congressional delegation agree. In doing so, Maloney and Rice became the first members of New York’s congressional delegation to endorse any of the politicians currently vying for the Democratic nomination. O’Rourke, 46, represented El Paso in Congress for three terms. That, Democratic political consultant Bruce Gyory says, is why moderates Rice and Maloney are backing him. To endorse so early in the race – before candidates have even outlined their national policy platforms – might seem rash, but Kathleen Rice said working with O’Rourke in Congress made her confident in his policy positions. Maloney, arguably the most moderate Democrat in New York’s House delegation, could be attempting to bolster his credentials in a swing district. But it may just be that like Rice, he and O’Rourke already have a relationship. What is perhaps most notable – if not totally surprising – about this pair of endorsements, is that the only 2020 Democratic presidential candidate from New York still has no support from New York’s congressional delegation. Beto O'Rourke represents energy in a Democratic Party that is breaking up into pieces that will hopefully unite during the November general election.” So while Rice and Maloney may not have been likely to support Gillibrand, their endorsements of O’Rourke have drawn more attention to the fact that Gillibrand is still running without home state support. “I have a great relationship with Sen. Gillibrand,” Rice said.

Political passion: Auburn native dedicated to improving health care

Tricia Purdy-Messinger's interest in politics dates back to when she dragged her father to mayoral debates in Auburn. While she can't place his opponent, she remembers former Auburn Mayor Guy Cosentino was there because he won the 1992 election, and continued to be involved in her life. Purdy-Messinger said her passion for politics intersected with her passion for health care to bring her to where she is today. For more than eight years, she's worked with UnitedHealth Group and in August became the company's senior vice president and head of external affairs. Purdy-Messinger was nominated by her younger sister, Anne Marie Purdy. "I think that Tricia deserves to be recognized for a whole host of things she puts forth in the world," Purdy said. But still feeling a "pull to politics," she said, she moved to the Washington area and became a health care lobbyist. While Cosentino was one of her first teachers outside of the classroom, Purdy-Messinger said she feels "very lucky" to have had many people invested in her growth. When she moved to D.C., she said, McKeon wrote her letters. Her experience as a patient of Teitelbaum's helped fuel her passion for being involved in health care.