Not Laughing: George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel For 'Deceiving' Him Into Making Cameo Videos Not Laughing: George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel For 'Deceiving' Him Into Making Cameo Videos
Not Laughing: George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel For 'Deceiving' Him Into Making Cameo Videos Disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos is taking his beef with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to federal court. In a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York on Friday, Feb. 16, the ex-Republican lawmaker accused Kimmel of copyright infringement and fraud for a series of personalized videos the talk show host commissioned from him on the website Cameo. The 35-year-old Santos began selling video shout outs on the site following his historic ouster from Congress amid federal criminal charges. Earlier Report: US House Expels Nassau Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote K…
Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Announces Unexpected US Senate Run Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Announces Unexpected US Senate Run
Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Announces Unexpected US Senate Run Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is vowing to put partisanship aside and "to fix our broken politics" as he throws his hat into the ring with a run for a US Senate seat. The Republican announced a bid to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin on Friday in a video released on social media, where he said that he is "exhausted like the majority of Marylanders (and) fed up with politics as usual."  "For eight years we proved the toxic politics that divide our nation need not divide our state," he said. "We've overcome unprecedented challenges ... And we did it by finding common ground…
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat Fresh polling continues to show a tight race ahead of New York’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant congressional seat. A Newsday/Siena College poll of likely 3rd District voters released Thursday, Feb. 8, shows Democrat Tom Suozzi narrowly leading Republican Mazi Pilip 48 to 44 percent. Though both candidates have breakeven favorability ratings, voters feel that Suozzi would do a better job on protecting democracy, addressing the issue of abortion, and making Congress work more effectively, said Don Levy, Siena College Research Institute’s director. “Pilip is viewed as better …
Marilyn Mosby Guilty Of Mortgage Fraud, Acquitted Of Other In Baltimore, Feds Say Marilyn Mosby Guilty Of Mortgage Fraud, Acquitted Of Other In Baltimore, Feds Say
Marilyn Mosby Guilty Of Mortgage Fraud, Acquitted Of Other In Baltimore, Feds Say Embattled former Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been convicted of making a false mortgage application while she was in office in connection to the purchase of a condo in Florida - though she was acquitted of other offenses. The 44-year-old politician is facing prison time following a lengthy, well-documented trial that led to her conviction, which was announced by a jury on Tuesday afternoon following hours of deliberation.  Prosecutors said that evidence presented at trial showed that in February 2021, Mosby made a false statement in an application for a $428,4…
Kim Holds Big Lead Over Murphy In Senate Race To Unseat Menendez: FDU Poll Kim Holds Big Lead Over Murphy In Senate Race To Unseat Menendez: FDU Poll
Kim Holds Big Lead Over Murphy In Senate Race To Unseat Menendez: FDU Poll Rep. Andy Kim has a double digit lead over First Lady Tammy Murphy in the fight for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University. The poll, released Friday, Feb. 2., shows Kim, who represents the 3rd Congressional District, leading Murphy 32 percent to 20 percent, with 31 percent of voters undecided.  Kim and Murphy are running to unseat Sen. Bob Menendez, who was recently indicted on federal corruption charges. Menendez has refused calls for him to resign, including from Murphy's husband, Gov. Phil Murphy, and has not yet said …
‘Rape Is Rape’: Hochul Signs NY Law Broadening Sexual Assault Definition ‘Rape Is Rape’: Hochul Signs NY Law Broadening Sexual Assault Definition
‘Rape Is Rape’: Hochul Signs NY Law Broadening Sexual Assault Definition State leaders in New York are working to ensure that perpetrators of sexual assault face the toughest prosecutions available. A new law signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday, Jan. 30, expands the definition of rape to include additional forms of nonconsensual, forced sexual conduct. Known as the “Rape is Rape” bill, the legislation removes the penetration requirement from the rape statutes and defines rape as vaginal, oral, and anal sexual contact. Under the previous law, oral and anal rape were excluded from being called rape. There was also a higher standard for what constituted vaginal…
Clarkstown State Assemblyman Announces He Won't Seek Re-election Clarkstown State Assemblyman Announces He Won't Seek Re-election
Clarkstown State Assemblyman Announces He Won't Seek Re-election A longtime Hudson Valley assemblyman has announced his decision against seeking re-election. Rockland County Democrat Ken Zebrowski, who represents the 96th District, which includes the towns of Clarkstown and Haverstraw and a portion of Orangetown, announced his decision on Thursday, Jan. 25. “It has been a profound honor to serve as a member of the NYS Assembly for the past 17 years," Zebrowski said. "I want to thank the residents of Rockland County for the privilege of fighting for them and representing our neighborhoods during these nine terms."  He said he was proud of his statew…
Monmouth U Releases NH Projections In Shrinking GOP Race Monmouth U Releases NH Projections In Shrinking GOP Race
Monmouth U Releases NH Projections In Shrinking GOP Race Monmouth University has released poll results just ahead of the second Republican primary of the 2024 presidential campaign. The poll shows former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley gaining independent support, but still trailing former President Donald Trump in New Hampshire. It says 52 percent of New Hampshire GOP voters supported Trump, while 34 percent backed Haley. The poll was run in partnership with The Washington Post. The poll was conducted between Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 20. That was right before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he was suspending his campaign o…
Dealers Behind Fatal ODs Would Be Charged With Manslaughter Under NY Bill: 'This Is A Crisis' Dealers Behind Fatal ODs Would Be Charged With Manslaughter Under NY Bill: 'This Is A Crisis'
Dealers Behind Fatal ODs Would Be Charged With Manslaughter Under NY Bill: 'This Is A Crisis' Drug dealers in New York could soon face manslaughter charges for selling narcotics that result in fatal overdoses. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would make selling, delivering, or otherwise administering a controlled substance eligible for manslaughter charges if someone later dies from an overdose. Under current law, a person who provides an illicit drug that results in death can typically only be charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, a non-violent felony. Related Report: 'Gone Forever': Yonkers Mom Recounts Teen's Overdose On 'Red Table Talk' The bi…
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat New polling is showing a tight race ahead of New York’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant House seat. An Emerson College/PIX11 poll of 3rd District voters released Thursday, Jan. 18, shows Democrat Tom Suozzi narrowly leading Republican Mazi Pilip 45 percent to 42 percent. Five percent of voters want someone else for the job while nine percent are still undecided, the poll found. Earlier Report: Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat The 3rd District seat – which represents parts of Nassau County and Queens – has sat vacant since Santos was ousted i…
Trump Eyeing Capital Region Congresswoman Elise Stefanik As Veep Pick: Report Trump Eyeing Capital Region Congresswoman Elise Stefanik As Veep Pick: Report
Trump Eyeing Capital Region Congresswoman Elise Stefanik As Veep Pick: Report As campaign season heats up, rumors are swirling over former President Donald Trump’s pick to be his running mate should he clinch the Republican nomination. Among the names that Trump is strongly considering for his vice president is New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, NBC News reports. The 39-year-old House Republican Conference chair – whose 21st District represents several Capital Region counties, including Rensselaer – was brought up during a dinner at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home in December 2023, according to the outlet. Trump nodded approvingly and referred to Stefanik as “a ki…
Westfield Teen Victim Of Deepfake Porn Pleads With Lawmakers: 'It Could Happen To Anyone' Westfield Teen Victim Of Deepfake Porn Pleads With Lawmakers: 'It Could Happen To Anyone'
Westfield Teen Victim Of Deepfake Porn Pleads With Lawmakers: 'It Could Happen To Anyone' Last fall, Francesca Mani discovered a male classmate had made AI-generated nude images of her without her consent. While the images were deleted and the Westfield High School student said she never saw them, Francesca still felt sad and helpless.  Now she has found a way to turn that trauma into something empowering.  Francesca is working with members of Congress, including Rep. Tom Kean, Jr., (R-Westfield) to pass legislation to stop the spread of deepfake pornography generated by artificial intelligence.  According to a press release issued by New York Congress…
'Get Smoked:' Christie Caught On Hot Mic Before Announcing Prez Race Drop, Reports Say 'Get Smoked:' Christie Caught On Hot Mic Before Announcing Prez Race Drop, Reports Say
'Get Smoked:' Christie Caught On Hot Mic Before Announcing Prez Race Drop, Reports Say Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has dropped out of the 2024 presidential campaign, but not before allegedly talking a little bit of smack on a hot mic. The Republican nominee made the announcement on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at a town hall in Windham, NH (click here to watch). Just before the town hall, Christie was apparently caught on a hot mic saying "she is going to get smoked," apparently referring to former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, as reported by ABC and the New York Times. The quip was aired on his campaign's livestream, which has since been removed, The Times reports. "I'v…
Never Mind: Admitted Vote Fraudster Withdraws Consideration For City Job In Troy Never Mind: Admitted Vote Fraudster Withdraws Consideration For City Job In Troy
Never Mind: Admitted Vote Fraudster Withdraws Consideration For City Job In Troy Plans to appoint an admitted vote fraudster to a city job in Upstate New York have been scrapped following public outcry. In Rensselaer County, the Troy City Council’s Republican majority had chosen former Elections Commissioner Jason Schofield as their pick for Assistant City Clerk. The plan, first reported by Albany station CBS6, sparked criticism given that Schofield previously pleaded guilty to 12 federal counts of voter fraud in January 2023. Earlier Report: Voter Fraud: Rensselaer County Employees Cast Illegal Ballots During Election, Feds Say Democrat Sue Steele, the council…
Sue Serino Sworn In As New Dutchess County Executive In Wappinger During Storm Sue Serino Sworn In As New Dutchess County Executive In Wappinger During Storm
Sue Serino Sworn In As New Dutchess County Executive In Wappinger During Storm Despite the region’s first major storm of the winter season dropping more than a foot of snow in parts of the Hudson Valley, more than 350 guests attended the swearing-in of a new county executive. The swearing-in event for Dutchess County Executive Sue Serino was held on Sunday, Jan. 7 at Dutchess Community College’s Aviation Education Center at Hudson Valley Regional Airport in Wappinger.  “I am so honored and humbled to be with you all as I take my ceremonial Oath of Office for this position," Serino said. "As I get to work for Dutchess County, I want to thank each and every on…
Time For 'Albany's Greatest Eyesore' To Be Demolished, County Legislators Say (Poll) Time For 'Albany's Greatest Eyesore' To Be Demolished, County Legislators Say (Poll)
Time For 'Albany's Greatest Eyesore' To Be Demolished, County Legislators Say (Poll) After looming high above New York’s capital city for nearly a century, this local landmark may have finally worn out her welcome. Members of the Albany County Legislature are calling for Albany’s 11-story Central Warehouse building to be demolished following years of repeated failed attempts to rehabilitate the building. In a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul and other state and federal leaders, Legislators Frank Mauriello and Paul Burgdorf requested that any public funds spent on “Albany’s greatest eyesore” go toward tearing it down and “starting from scratch.” “Though it once served as ‘an imp…
Biden To Make First 2024 Campaign Stop In Pennsylvania: Reports Biden To Make First 2024 Campaign Stop In Pennsylvania: Reports
Biden To Make First 2024 Campaign Stop In Pennsylvania: Reports President Joe Biden will make his first campaign stop of the New Year in Montgomery County on Saturday, multiple outlets report.  Biden is expected to deliver a speech near Valley Forge National Park, where George Washington's Continental Army spent a bitter winter encamped from 1777 to 1778, .  Re-election staffers said Biden hopes to draw parallels between the site's historical significance and the riots at the US Capitol building exactly three years prior.  “The president will make the case directly that democracy and freedom, two powerful ideas that united the 13 colonie…
‘You Piece Of S***’: Ex-Nassau Rep. Santos Blames NYC Mayor For Car Burglar In Video Rant ‘You Piece Of S***’: Ex-Nassau Rep. Santos Blames NYC Mayor For Car Burglar In Video Rant
‘You Piece Of S***’: Ex-Nassau Rep. Santos Blames NYC Mayor For Car Burglar In Video Rant Disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos is back in the spotlight, this time feuding with the New York City mayor’s office over an alleged car break-in. In a video rant posted on X Tuesday, Dec. 26, the ex-Republican Congressman revealed the “Christmas gift” that he received this year: A smashed car window. “Oh Mayor Adams, you are so good at running this city,” Santos says in the clip. “I never thought I’d experience this in my life. But I guess we’re back to New York City in the ‘70s.” He then pans the camera, showing a “freshly broken” rear window. “Look at that, Mayor Adams. This …
'Historic Moment': Hochul Enacts Task Force Focusing On Missing Women, Girls Of Color 'Historic Moment': Hochul Enacts Task Force Focusing On Missing Women, Girls Of Color
'Historic Moment': Hochul Enacts Task Force Focusing On Missing Women, Girls Of Color Leaders in New York are aiming to put greater focus on cases involving missing girls and women of color. A bill signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday, Dec. 21, established a task force on missing women and girls who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). The nine-member task force will include representatives from the Office of Family and Children's Services and New York State Police and will work to address discrepancies in how such cases are handled. They will be required to submit a report on their findings and recommendations within two years. “Public safety is my top p…
'Can't Happen Again': Lying About Candidate Background Would Be Perjury Under NY Bill 'Can't Happen Again': Lying About Candidate Background Would Be Perjury Under NY Bill
'Can't Happen Again': Lying About Candidate Background Would Be Perjury Under NY Bill New York lawmakers are hoping to prevent a repeat of disgraced former Congressman George Santos’ meteoric rise and fall after he lied about much of his background to get elected. A new bill announced Friday, Dec. 8 would require candidates to make sworn statements under penalty of perjury about parts of their background. Specifically, it would require candidates running for any elected office in New York State to sign a sworn statement affirming their military service, if any, as well their employment history and current residence. Earlier Report: Election Date Set To Fill George Sa…
Chick-fil-A Will Be Forced To Open Some NY Locations On Sundays Under Proposed Bill Chick-fil-A Will Be Forced To Open Some NY Locations On Sundays Under Proposed Bill
Chick-fil-A Will Be Forced To Open Some NY Locations On Sundays Under Proposed Bill Chick-fil-A could soon be forced to open some New York locations on Sundays, overturning a policy that dates back nearly eight decades. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require the chicken chain – and any other food service businesses located at New York State Thruway rest stops – to remain open seven days a week. While the legislation would affect all Thruway food businesses, its sponsor, Democratic Assemblymember Tony Simone, made it clear that his bill targets Chick-fil-A specifically. “It makes no sense for restaurants at rest stops to be closed on one of the busiest t…
Confederate Memorial To Be Removed From Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Memorial To Be Removed From Arlington National Cemetery
Confederate Memorial To Be Removed From Arlington National Cemetery A relic of the past is coming down as crews prepare to take down the Confederate Memorial at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. According to officials, an environmental assessment was completed over the weekend in advance of the removal of the monument, and now they are ready to move ahead as the country continues to remove Confederate symbolism from military facilities. Moving forward, all bronze elements of the memorial will be relocated, though the granite base and foundation will remain in place to avoid possibly disturbing surrounding graves. The removal of the monument come…
GOP Picks Nassau Legislator In Special Election For Seat Held By Santos, Report Says GOP Picks Nassau Legislator In Special Election For Seat Held By Santos, Report Says
GOP Picks Nassau Legislator In Special Election For Seat Held By Santos, Report Says New York Republicans have nominated Nassau County Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip as their candidate for the state’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant House seat, NBC News reports. A spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee told the outlet that party officials in Nassau County and Queens had picked Pilip for the 3rd District race. A formal announcement was expected on Friday, Dec. 15. Pilip immigrated from Ethiopia to Israel as a refugee when she was 12 years old. She later served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). She earned her maste…
House Votes For 'Taylor Swift Era' In Pennsylvania In 2023 House Votes For 'Taylor Swift Era' In Pennsylvania In 2023
House Votes For 'Taylor Swift Era' In Pennsylvania In 2023 It's official — 2023 is the era of Taylor Swift.  That's according to a recently passed resolution from the Pennsylvania state House of Representatives, which lauds the Berks County native as having "transcended the role of pop star." The resolution cleared the House by three votes on Wednesday, Dec. 13, the singer's 34th birthday.  The resolution "celebrat(es) Ms. Swift's recent selection as TIME Magazine's 2023 Person of the Year" and recognizes "her positive impact on Pennsylvania's economy, voter registration numbers, consumer protections, and pro-labor practic…
Former County Court Judge Announces Run For Westchester DA After Resignation Former County Court Judge Announces Run For Westchester DA After Resignation
Former County Court Judge Announces Run For Westchester DA After Resignation Following her resignation, a former County Court judge who served for almost two decades has announced her bid for Westchester District Attorney.  Former Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace formally announced her candidacy for the county's District Attorney's Office outside of the Richard J. Daronco County Courthouse in White Plains on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13.  During her announcement, Cacace, a Democrat, said she would dedicate herself to those most in need of protection if elected to the office.  "From protecting the most vulnerable in our society from do…
Santos Demands $20,000 From Kimmel After Being Punked On Cameo Santos Demands $20,000 From Kimmel After Being Punked On Cameo
Santos Demands $20,000 From Kimmel After Being Punked On Cameo As if George Santos hadn’t embarrassed himself enough, he’s now threatening to sue talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for punking him with a series of preposterous Cameo requests that the expelled congressman gleefully fulfilled. It began when the federally-indicted former lawmaker took to Cameo, a website and mobile app that lets you request personalized video shoutouts from celebrities for any occasion. Discovering that Santos was creating the quickie videos for any buyer, Kimmel ginned up inane requests just to see how far the 35-year-old Long Island Republican would go. It's been far. In one…
SICK BURN: George Santos Says NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy 'Just Ain't It' On Cameo SICK BURN: George Santos Says NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy 'Just Ain't It' On Cameo
Sick Burn: George Santos Says NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy 'Just Ain't It' On Cameo Recently expelled New York Congressman George Santos (R-Long Island) has crossed state lines and weighed in on the New Jersey Senate Race, and he's no fan of Tammy Murphy, the wife of Gov. Phil Murphy. Santos recently recorded a Cameo video where he takes shots at the First Lady of New Jersey, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Senator, hoping to replace embattled Senator Bob Menendez, who has been indicted on federal corruption charges. "Endorsing Tammy Murphy is essentially endorsing the boss' wife or else," Santos said in a video shared on Twitter. "I understand you all hav…
Dutchess County DA William Grady Retires After 40 Years On Job Dutchess County DA William Grady Retires After 40 Years On Job
Dutchess County DA William Grady Retires After 40 Years On Job After 40 years on the job, a Hudson Valley district attorney is retiring to spend time with his family and well, relax. Dutchess County District Attorney William "Bill" Grady was honored during a gathering on Monday, Dec. 11 at the Poughkeepsie Grandview. During the event, Grady said, "It had been an honor and privilege to serve the people of Dutchess County as their District Attorney." With a total of 50 years in law enforcement under his belt, Grady said his entire career has been dedicated to holding offenders accountable, ensuring that the needs of crime victims were met, and…
New Haven City Employee Sent 'Suspicious' Marriage Licenses To Feds, Mayor Elicker Says New Haven City Employee Sent 'Suspicious' Marriage Licenses To Feds, Mayor Elicker Says
New Haven City Employee Sent 'Suspicious' Marriage Licenses To Feds, Mayor Elicker Says A Connecticut city employee who allegedly sent what she thought were suspicious marriage license applications to federal authorities has been placed on leave. According to New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker the employee who worked in the city's Office of Vital Statistics, sent dozens of marriage licenses she thought were questionable, reported NBC Connecticut. NBC said the employee, Patricia Clark, told her supervisor she had sent 73 marriages that occurred between August and November to the US Citizens and Immigration Services. The marriages involved non-US citizens. Clark repo…
Hoboken Mayor Announces Congressional Run, Primarying Menendez Hoboken Mayor Announces Congressional Run, Primarying Menendez
Hoboken Mayor Announces Congressional Run, Primarying Menendez Ravi Bhalla, the mayor of Hoboken, announced Tuesday, Dec. 12, he is running for Congress in New Jersey's 8th Congressional District. Bhalla will be primarying incumbent Rob Menendez (D-Jersey City), the son of Senator Robert Menendez, who was recently indicted on federal corruption charges. The younger Menendez, who has represented the 8th district since 2023, has not been accused of any wrongdoing.  Menendez announced in September he was running for re-election for a second term and has already received endorsements from numerous elected officials in Hudson County. In a video announ…
George Santos In Talks For Plea Deal In 23-Count Federal Case, Court Filing Shows George Santos In Talks For Plea Deal In 23-Count Federal Case, Court Filing Shows
George Santos In Talks For Plea Deal In 23-Count Federal Case, Court Filing Shows Disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos may avoid leaving his fate up to a trial in his federal fraud case. The Republican ex-congressman is currently in talks with federal prosecutors for a possible plea deal in his 23-count criminal case, according to a filing in Central Islip federal court on Monday, Dec. 11. In the joint filing, US Attorney Breon Peace and Santos asked the court to schedule the next status conference in approximately 30 days, saying “the parties are presently engaged in plea negotiations with the goal of resolving this matter without the need for a trial.” Earli…