Politics

Cuomo featured in new digital ad to push $15 minimum wage

[embedded content] ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo’s push to raise the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour is set to hit the Internet with a new digital ad, the Daily News has learned. The new 30-second ad features Cuomo addressing the issue during several recent speeches. One image that could have tongues wagging in political circles features Cuomo standing at ...

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Dems create PAC to maximize black voter turnout in election

Nicolas Enriquez/Nicolas Enriquez for New York Da Marc Morial, president of the Urban League, said it’s crucial for black voters to turn out in large numbers in order to “see their issues represented in the White House.” Black lives matter — and so do their votes. But without a rock star candidate like Barack Obama to draw African-Americans to the ...

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Trump offers to help NY veterans group with money struggles

Richard Harbus/for New York Daily News (L to R) Larry Robertson, president of VIC, Rodney Moore, and Anthony Jackson in front of the new VIC office in Queens on Wednesday. What a difference a Daily News story makes. A cash-strapped Queens veterans group, initially rebuffed by aides to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, is now being courted by the hometown ...

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Trump offers to help NY veterans group with money struggles

Richard Harbus/for New York Daily News (L to R) Larry Robertson, president of VIC, Rodney Moore, and Anthony Jackson in front of the new VIC office in Queens on Wednesday. What a difference a Daily News story makes. A cash-strapped Queens veterans group, initially rebuffed by aides to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, is now being courted by the hometown ...

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Obama bans U.S. imports of goods produced by slavery

Win McNamee/Getty Images President Obama closed a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law to keep products of forced and child labor out  the U.S. on Wednesday. President Obama signed a bill Wednesday that includes a provision banning U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in ...

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Ex-Calif. state senator gets 5 years in racketeering case

Karl Mondon/ZUMA24.com Former state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for trading political favors for campaign contributions. SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Wednesday to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in ...

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Rev. Al Sharpton meets with Clinton and Sanders

Susan Watts/New York Daily News Rev. AL Sharpton’s support could be critical right now with Clinton and Sanders in a close race for the Democratic nomination. He’s the busiest failed White House contender in America. Over the past week, the Rev. Al Sharpton has had sit-downs with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, both of whom are looking for his endorsement ...

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Donald Trump invites Melania to speak at S.C. victory rally

Melania Trump, Donald Trump’s Slovenia-born wife, broke her months-long silence along the presidential campaign trail Saturday as the Republican front-runner snagged South Carolina. WATCH LIVE: MAP SHOWS RESULTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY Following Trump from Iowa and New Hampshire to South Carolina, Melania was seen, but rarely heard at campaign events until the caucus victor invited his third wife to ...

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Jeb Bush suspends campaign after 4th place finish in S.C.

Matt Rourke/AP Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suspended his campaign, ending his hopes of winning a White House bid. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush dropped out of the presidential race Saturday after a disappointing fourth place finish in the South Carolina primary. “The presidency is bigger than any one person. It is certainly bigger than any one candidate,” an emotional ...

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Donald Trump wins South Carolina Republican primary

Spencer Platt/Getty Images “There’s nothing easy about running for president, I can tell you. It’s tough, it’s mean, it’s nasty, it’s vicious … it’s beautiful,” Donald Trump said in his victory speech. The piggish voters of South Carolina gobbled up the slop that Donald Trump served up Saturday — handing the bloodthirsty billionaire his second straight Republican presidential primary win. ...

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