Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat
Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat Nearly three-quarters of a million New Yorkers will go unrepresented in Congress for months following former Rep. George Santos’ expulsion from office. A special election to fill the 3rd District seat – representing parts of Nassau County and Queens – won't be held until Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, according to a proclamation from Gov. Kathy Hochul. “As Governor, I have the solemn responsibility to call a special election to ensure the voters of Long Island and Queens once again have representation in Congress,” Hochul said. Earlier Report: US House Expels Nassau Rep. George Santos In …
Santos Lashes Out At Former NY Republican Congressional Colleagues, Including LaLota Santos Lashes Out At Former NY Republican Congressional Colleagues, Including LaLota
Santos Lashes Out At Former NY Republican Congressional Colleagues, Including LaLota Former New York Rep. George Santos appears to be out for revenge following his historic expulsion from Congress. Within hours of being voted out of the US House on Friday, Dec. 1, the disgraced Santos began unleashing a series of social media posts targeting his former Republican colleagues. Unsurprisingly, all of those in his sights were among the 105 Republicans who voted to kick him out of office amid mounting accusations of criminality. Earlier Report: And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster First on the hit list was Staten I…
'Put Up Or Shut Up:' Fetterman Trolls Bob Menendez In Epic Cameo By George Santos 'Put Up Or Shut Up:' Fetterman Trolls Bob Menendez In Epic Cameo By George Santos
'Put Up Or Shut Up:' Fetterman Trolls Bob Menendez In Epic Cameo By George Santos George Santos has a new gig and one of his most recent paychecks comes from the pockets of John Fetterman. Days after being ousted from Congress, the serial fabulist was commissioned by Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) to create a cameo for indicted New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D). "Hey Bobby!" Santos quips in the Cameo, a website that lets public figures record personal videos for money.  "Look, I don’t think I need to tell you, but these people that want to make you get in trouble and want to kick you out and make you run away, you make them put up or shut up. "You stand your ground, s…
Westchester County Exec Latimer Moves Toward Congressional Primary Challenge Against Bowman Westchester County Exec Latimer Moves Toward Congressional Primary Challenge Against Bowman
Westchester County Exec Latimer Moves Toward Congressional Primary Challenge Against Bowman Westchester County Executive George Latimer has moved a step closer to launching a Democratic Congressional primary challenge to represent New York's 16th District.  On Monday, Dec. 4, Latimer, age 70, filed with the Federal Elections Commission to create a committee to raise money for a congressional campaign, according to a copy of the filing obtained by Daily Voice. The filing says it was signed by Latimer on Monday. The move is the strongest indication yet that Latimer is considering a run for the 16th Congressional District seat, which is currently held by Rep. Jamaal Bowman.…
And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster
And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster Well, that didn’t take long. Now-former New York Rep. George Santos has been all but erased from the halls of Congress following his historic expulsion from office on Friday, Dec. 1. The disgraced Long Island Republican – whose former 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens – made a hasty exit from the House chamber once it was clear that the required two-thirds majority had been secured to seal his ouster. Earlier Report: US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote He did not address the throng of reporters who followed him to a waiting car, though CNN …
George Santos Is Out: Here's How NJ Delegates Voted George Santos Is Out: Here's How NJ Delegates Voted
George Santos Is Out: Here's How NJ Delegates Voted New Jersey's congressional delegation all shared the same sentiment when it comes to Rep. George Santos. They wanted him out, and they got it. The serial fabulist (R-Long Island) was expelled by the US House 311-114, with all 12 New Jersey representatives, including three Republicans, voting in favor of his ouster. The resolution required a two-thirds majority vote in order to pass. Santos was expelled amid mounting accusations of criminality. He is only the sixth member of Congress to be expelled in American history. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis), Rob Menendez (D-Jersey City) and Ch…
US House Expels Nassau Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote US House Expels Nassau Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote
US House Expels Nassau Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote In an incredibly rare move, the US House voted to expel New York Rep. George Santos amid mounting accusations of criminality, ending his tumultuous Congressional stint and closing one of the most controversial chapters in American politics. An expulsion resolution brought by California Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia overwhelmingly passed with 311 "yes" votes to 114 "no" votes on Friday, Dec. 1.  The resolution required a two-thirds majority vote in order to pass. Santos – a Long Island Republican whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens – becomes only the sixth fed…
NY Rep. Caught On Video Threatening Former Staffer: 'I'll End Every Relationship You Have' NY Rep. Caught On Video Threatening Former Staffer: 'I'll End Every Relationship You Have'
NY Rep. Caught On Video Threatening Former Staffer: 'I'll End Every Relationship You Have' A camera was rolling as New York Rep. Brandon Williams yelled at and threatened a former campaign staffer at a holiday party. The video – posted on X by Syracuse University’s student news outlet CitrusTV – was taken Thursday night, Nov. 30 at a holiday charity event in Washington, DC at the International Spy Museum. In the footage, the Republican lawmaker is seen standing toe to toe with the staffer, pointing his finger at the man’s face. “Just so you know, everything… You f*** with my family I’ll end every relationship that you have," he says. "Every single friend. Do you understand me?” …
George Santos Calls For Expulsion Of Westchester Rep. Bowman For Pulling Fire Alarm: Report George Santos Calls For Expulsion Of Westchester Rep. Bowman For Pulling Fire Alarm: Report
George Santos Calls For Expulsion Of Westchester Rep. Bowman For Pulling Fire Alarm: Report Ahead of a third floor vote on his expulsion from the US House, NY Rep. George Santos is calling for the removal of his colleague, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, for pulling a fire alarm at a congressional building, according to a report by ABC News.  Santos, a Republican, made his comments against Bowman while addressing reporters outside the Capitol Building on Thursday morning, Nov. 30, only one day before the House is set to vote on an expulsion resolution that could kick the embattled New York representative out of his office.  According to ABC News, Santos said he would introduce a res…
Katonah-Lewisboro School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Gov. Drops Out Of Congress Race Katonah-Lewisboro School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Gov. Drops Out Of Congress Race
Katonah-Lewisboro School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Gov. Drops Out Of Congress Race A school board member and small business owner from Northern Westchester who is also the sister of Michigan's governor has suspended her campaign to represent much of the Hudson Valley in the US Congress. Katonah resident and Democrat Liz Gereghty, the sister of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29 that she would be dropping out of the race for New York's 17th District seat. Earlier Report - Katonah-Lewisboro School Board Member, Sister Of Michigan Governor Enters Race For Congress Instead, Gereghty, a member of the Katonah-Lewisboro School Board, endorsed…
Woman Released By Hamas After Being Held Hostage Has Waterford Ties Woman Released By Hamas After Being Held Hostage Has Waterford Ties
Woman Released By Hamas After Being Held Hostage Has Waterford Ties An American woman taken hostage by Hamas with family members in Connecticut has been released. Liat Beinin, age 49, was released on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the second American citizen to be released after being kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz during the Saturday, Oct. 7 terrorist attacks in Israel. She has family in New London County, according to Rep. Joe Courtney (D) of Connecticut's Second District, Liat, who is a dual US-Israeli citizen, hid in a saferoom until being captured by the terrorists on that fateful day. Her family lives in Waterford and are active members of eastern Connectic…
House Gears Up For George Santos Expulsion Vote; Here's Expected Timing House Gears Up For George Santos Expulsion Vote; Here's Expected Timing
House Gears Up For George Santos Expulsion Vote; Here's Expected Timing Members of the US House are preparing for a third floor vote on whether to expel embattled New York Rep. George Santos amid allegations he stole money from donors. The House will vote on an expulsion resolution introduced by Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia of California on Friday, Dec. 1, NBC News reports. If Garcia’s resolution passes, Santos will become the sixth House member ever removed from office. Earlier Report: Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking The Long Island Republican, whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau Cou…
Virginia State University To Be First HBCU To Host Presidential Debate Virginia State University To Be First HBCU To Host Presidential Debate
Virginia State University To Be First HBCU To Host Presidential Debate The road to one of the most significant presidential elections in history is going through the DMV region.  Virginia State University (VSU) has been chosen to host the second of three planned 2024 Presidential Debates, making it the first Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to hold the event, officials announced. "We are honored and grateful to have been chosen as a host for a 2024 Presidential Debate,” VSU President Dr. Makola Abdullah said. “This is a historic moment for our university and for HBCUs nationwide.  "Our university mantra is 'Greater Happens Here,' and …
Longtime Mount Vernon Resident Announces Run To Become Westchester's First Black DA Longtime Mount Vernon Resident Announces Run To Become Westchester's First Black DA
Longtime Mount Vernon Resident Announces Run To Become Westchester's First Black DA A Westchester native with years of experience in civil rights cases has announced his candidacy to become the county's first Black district attorney.  Mount Vernon native and attorney William O. Wagstaff III announced his candidacy for the Westchester County District Attorney's office on Monday, Nov. 20.  Wagstaff's candidacy announcement comes nearly a month after the county's current District Attorney, Miriam Rocah, announced she would not be seeking re-election in 2024.  Earlier Report - Westchester DA Rocah Won't Seek Re-Election: 'I Do Not Fit Mold Of Career Polit…
Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions
Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions Millions of New Yorkers will soon have their criminal convictions sealed under new legislation meant to better help them find jobs and housing. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the “Clean Slate Act” into law during a ceremony in Brooklyn on Thursday, Nov. 16. Under the new law, those with misdemeanor convictions will have their records sealed three years after their release from incarceration, while felony convictions will be sealed after eight years. Earlier Report: Suffolk County DA Accuses Lawmakers Of 'Protecting Criminals' With Proposed 'Clean Slate' Bill Class A felonies, which include m…
Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking
Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking The third time may be the charm for federal lawmakers hoping to oust embattled New York Rep. George Santos from office. House Ethics Committee Chair Michael Guest, a Republican from Mississippi, filed a resolution to expel Santos from Congress on Friday morning, Nov. 17. Members are expected to vote on the resolution the week after Thanksgiving.  Earlier Report: LI Rep Santos Won't Run For Re-Election: 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking, Committee Says The rare move came just one day after the committee, made up of five Republicans and five Democrats, released a report sayi…
LI Rep Santos Won't Run For Re-Election: 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking, Committee Says LI Rep Santos Won't Run For Re-Election: 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking, Committee Says
LI Rep Santos Won't Run For Re-Election: 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking, Committee Says Beleaguered New York Rep. George Santos says he won’t run for office in 2024 after an investigation by the House Ethics Committee found he likely committed federal crimes that have yet to be charged. In a damning report released Thursday, Nov. 16, the committee - made up of five Republicans and five Democrats - said it had unanimously concluded there was “substantial evidence” of lawbreaking and was referring its findings to the Department of Justice. Specifically, the investigation found that Santos, a Long Island Republican whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens: …
Santos Saga: Ethics Committee Won’t Recommend Punishment For Embattled LI Rep, Report Says Santos Saga: Ethics Committee Won’t Recommend Punishment For Embattled LI Rep, Report Says
Santos Saga: Ethics Committee Won’t Recommend Punishment For Embattled LI Rep, Report Says After months of investigating embattled New York Rep. George Santos, the House Ethics Committee won’t recommend any punishment for the freshman lawmaker, ABC News reports. Instead, the ten-member committee, made up of five Republicans and five Democrats, will leave any disciplinary actions up to the House as a whole, Chair Michael Guest told the outlet. Santos, a Long Island Republican whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens, found himself in the committee’s sights in March 2023 after admitting that he lied about much of his background on the campaign trail. Earlier…
18-Year-Old Wins Seat On Sparta School Board 18-Year-Old Wins Seat On Sparta School Board
18-Year-Old Wins Seat On Sparta School Board Lifelong Sparta resident Chad Wood has been elected to the town’s Board of Education just five months after graduating from high school. The 18-year-old is one of the state’s youngest to hold a BOE position. Wood ran alongside Jennifer "Lonsky" Grana and Kaitlin Gagnon. The trio incumbents Christina "Longo" Keiling and LeeAnne M. Pitzer. Wood might be young, but he comes with plenty of experience, having served as Student Council President for three years at Sparta High School, and was elected Executive President his senior year. Wood was also elected as the BOE’s Student Representative …
Citizen Murphy: NJ First Lady Announces Run For U.S. Senate Citizen Murphy: NJ First Lady Announces Run For U.S. Senate
Citizen Murphy: NJ First Lady Announces Run For U.S. Senate Tammy Murphy is hoping to go from Drumthwacket to the Capitol Building. Ending weeks of speculation, Murphy, the wife of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 15, she is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat, in the seat currently occupied by embattled Senator Bob Menendez.  Murphy made the announcement in a four-minute autobiographical video, telling her life story while also highlighting her priorities as first lady, including reducing the state's maternal mortality rate and combating climate change. "I am so proud of everything we've accomplished but I know …
'You Need To Die' Mechanicsburg Man Threatens US Congressman: Criminal Complaint 'You Need To Die' Mechanicsburg Man Threatens US Congressman: Criminal Complaint
'You Need To Die' Mechanicsburg Man Threatens US Congressman: Criminal Complaint A series of threatening voicemails have landed a Pennsylvania man a serious charge from the United States Attorney’s Office, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice. Robert Lee Ingalls, Jr., age 61, of Mechanicsburg, is accused of leaving two voicemail messages "specifically threatened to kill a specifically identified United States Congressman" on the main congressional office answering system in Washington, D.C. Nov. 6, 2023, according to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam in a release on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The United States Capitol Police investigated the case with assist…
'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator Threatens To Fight Medford-Born Union Boss 'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator Threatens To Fight Medford-Born Union Boss
'Any Place. Anytime': US Senator Threatens To Fight Medford-Born Union Boss A US senator and one-time MMA fighter threatened to fight a New Englander who is the president of the Teamsters, over a mean tweet on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  Republican Sen. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma took issue with International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Sean O'Brien, a Massachusetts native from Medford,  calling the freshman congressman a "greedy CEO," a "clown," and a "fraud" on X, formerly known as Twitter.  “Sir, this is a time, this is a place. If you want to run your mouth, we can be two consenting adults and finish it here,” Mullin said before standing up.  The 51-year-old …
George Santos Campaign Staffer Admits Defrauding Donors By Impersonating Speaker's Aide George Santos Campaign Staffer Admits Defrauding Donors By Impersonating Speaker's Aide
George Santos Campaign Staffer Admits Defrauding Donors By Impersonating Speaker's Aide A campaign staffer who worked to elect New York Rep. George Santos has confessed to impersonating a high-level Congressional aide in order to raise money for him and line his own pockets. Samuel Miele, age 27, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in Central Islip federal court on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Miele was a fundraiser for Santos’ congressional campaigns in both 2020 and 2022, according to the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District. Earlier Report: George Santos Pleads Not Guilty To 10 New Federal Charges; Here's When He'll Stand Trial Santos ran as a Republican and was elected to …
Secret Service Agent Protecting Biden's Granddaughter Fired Shots In DC During SUV Break In Secret Service Agent Protecting Biden's Granddaughter Fired Shots In DC During SUV Break In
Secret Service Agent Protecting Biden's Granddaughter Fired Shots In DC During SUV Break In Secret Service agents protecting US President Joe Biden's granddaughter opened fire in DC's Georgetown neighborhood on Sunday, Nov. 12, when they saw people breaking a window of a parked SUV in the nation's capital. Two or three people are at large after shots were fired when agents saw the suspects breaking into an unoccupied Secret Service SUV, according to spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi.  Shortly before midnight, agents assigned to protect Naomi Biden approached possibly three suspects, with at least one firing a service weapon, though it is not believed that anyone was struck, prom…
Police Investigate Damage To Facility Housing Ballots For Scheduled Recount Of Fairfield Race Police Investigate Damage To Facility Housing Ballots For Scheduled Recount Of Fairfield Race
Police Investigate Damage To Facility Housing Ballots For Scheduled Recount Of Fairfield Race An investigation is underway after a possible break-in at a facility in Fairfield County that holds election equipment and ballots. At around 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, detectives from the State Police Western District Major Crimes Squad were requested by the Bridgeport State’s Attorney to investigate a reported suspicious incident at the Bigelow Center, located on Mona Terrace in Fairfield.  This property is owned by the town and contained the physical ballots for the Fairfield First Selectman's contest that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Democrat challenger Bill Gerber l…
Meet Vernon Township's Newly-Elected Mayor, Councilwoman Meet Vernon Township's Newly-Elected Mayor, Councilwoman
Meet Vernon Township's Newly-Elected Mayor, Councilwoman It's a new era in Vernon Township. Anthony Rossi, a Republican, was elected the new mayor of the township, defeating Harry Shortway and Sally Rinker with 53.3 percent of the vote. Rossi will be replacing Howard Burrell, who served one term. A native of New York City, Rossi moved to Vernon following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, raising his three children in the township. Rossi previously worked for Citibank and JPMorgan Chase. Joining Rossi on the township council will be Bradley Sparta and William Higgins who were elected to two four-year terms, defeating Margaret Distasi and Jessica De…
Election Day Results: Races In Harrison, North Castle Separated By Handful Of Votes Election Day Results: Races In Harrison, North Castle Separated By Handful Of Votes
Election Day Results: Races In Harrison, North Castle Separated By Handful Of Votes Two races for top positions in two Westchester municipalities are now only separated by a handful of votes, including one matchup that was decided by a single vote.  According to unofficial election results released by Westchester County, the supervisor races in both Harrison and North Castle have finished in a near dead heat.  In Harrison, the Republican candidate for Supervisor, Richard Dionisio, received 1,698 votes, only 19 more than his opponent, Democratic candidate Mark Jaffe, who received 1,679.  In North Castle, the race was even tighter, with the Democratic candida…
VA Candidate In Sex Scandal Susanna Gibson Defeated By David Owen: AP VA Candidate In Sex Scandal Susanna Gibson Defeated By David Owen: AP
VA Candidate In Sex Scandal Susanna Gibson Defeated By David Owen: AP Democrat Susanna Gibson has lost to Republican David Owen in a Virginia House of Delegates race, according to the Associated Press. It wasn't immediately clear what the margin was between Gibson — a Richmond mom of two and nurse practitioner who made headlines for live-streaming sex acts with her husband on porn websites — and the GOP businessman. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Susanna Gibson for Delegate (@susannasgibson) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Team David Ow…
Election Day Results: These Mayoral Candidates Win Big In Westchester Election Day Results: These Mayoral Candidates Win Big In Westchester
Election Day Results: These Mayoral Candidates Win Big In Westchester Election Day 2023 in Westchester proved to be a mixed bag for mayoral candidates, as some incumbents managed to keep their positions while some found themselves passing on the torch to newcomers.  Hours after polls closed on Tuesday, Nov. 7, several mayoral candidates in Westchester municipalities discovered whether their campaigns had succeeded. Some of these results included:  Yonkers: Incumbent Mayor Mike Spano, a Democrat, managed to beat Republican candidate Anthony Merante in order to secure a fourth term in office. Spano earned 61 percent of the votes, while Merante earned 36 perce…
2 Bridgeport City Council Members Arrested At Polling Place 2 Bridgeport City Council Members Arrested At Polling Place
2 Bridgeport City Council Members Arrested At Polling Place A pair of city council members were arrested in separate incidents outside the same polling place in Fairfield County. The arrests took place in Bridgeport outside of the John F. Kennedy School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, said Terron Jones, a spokesman for the city. According to Jones, Councilwoman Samia Suliman, representing the 138th District was charged with breach of peace at the polling place around 4:20 p.m. after a 911 call was received about a person causing a disturbance. Jones did not reveal what kind of disturbance she caused but did say she was charged after police arrived on the scene…
Changing Of Guard: New Leadership Set To Take Over Suffolk County No Matter Vote Changing Of Guard: New Leadership Set To Take Over Suffolk County No Matter Vote
Changing Of Guard: New Leadership Set To Take Over Suffolk County No Matter Vote No matter the final vote tally, this Long Island county will soon be under new leadership. The race for Suffolk County executive sees Republican Ed Romaine face off against Democrat Dave Calone. Voters’ top choice will replace Democrat Steve Bellone, who is nearing the tail end of his fourth three-year term, making him ineligible to run again. Romaine has been Brookhaven town supervisor since 2012, having been re-elected four times. He previously served on the Suffolk County Legislature. On the campaign trail he said his priorities would be jobs and affordable housing.  He also said…