Cuomo begs wealthy New Yorkers to come back to save the city and pleads ‘I’ll buy you a drink!’ as he fights off calls to raise their taxes – which he fears may scare them away forever

Police appear to be turning a blind eye to a growing crowd of drug addicts shooting up in broad daylight in Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood as locals plead for someone to step in and put an end to the unsettling scenes. Pictured: One man doubles over on the ground while another holds onto a railing for […]

Why a rising star is leaving Congress

And there are other Democrats who are circling, waiting for their chance to succeed Inslee. Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) and King County Executive Dow Constantine (D) have both signaled their interest in a shot at the top job; Hilary Franz (D), the state commissioner of public lands, actually launched a campaign while Inslee was […]

Playing electoral defense, Trump to promote recovery in Ohio

DeWine was scheduled to meet with Trump in Cleveland, where the president planned to give a speech on the economy before traveling to the Whirlpool plant and then a fundraiser. Trump plans a long weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, with a high-dollar fundraiser in the Hamptons on New York’s Long Island […]

Biden Needs a VP. Kamala Suddenly Sounds More Like Bernie

But in recent weeks, questions and criticisms have surfaced about her potential as his No. 2. Politico reported that one member of Biden’s VP vetting committee, former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), reportedly told a donor that Harris had “no remorse” when she landed a successful line of attack against Biden during the first primary debate. […]

Coronavirus live updates: Unemployment eases, but data glitch clouds state infection counts

8:34 a.m. Census reverses on needing more time due to pandemic: The Census Bureau said late on Monday that it would finish collecting data next month and work to deliver population tallies to President Trump that meet his constitutionally questionable order to exclude undocumented immigrants for the purpose of congressional apportionment, Politico reports. The agency […]

Coronavirus live updates: Jobless claims fall, 16 million still collecting unemployment

11:05 a.m. San Mateo County resists watch-list designation: San Mateo County health chief Louise Rogers said Tuesday she will continue pressing California officials to lift the latest restrictions on businesses. The state put the county on the state monitoring list Saturday, forcing closure of barbershops and salons, gyms, malls, nonessential offices and places of worship. […]

US Action Against IS Financier Shows Jihadists’ Cash Flow Continues from Turkey

WASHINGTON – The U.S. designation last week of a new Turkey-based member of the notorious Rawi Network for allegedly facilitating money transfers to the Islamic State (IS) in Syria has raised fresh concerns among observers that jihadists continue to use Turkey to fund their activities in Syria.

China’s U.S. envoy says Beijing does not want further rise in tensions

“I don’t think a new Cold War would serve anybody’s interest,” said Cui, seen as a moderate voice among Beijing’s top diplomatic brass. “Why should we allow history to repeat … when we are faced with so many new challenges?” he said, while rejecting U.S. allegations of Chinese spying in the Houston consulate shut down […]

The man behind THAT Trump interview: How Aussie reporter went from footy-playing Sydney private school boy to the hottest journalist in the world with his incredible interrogation of the President

While Swan has settled in Washington and intends to remain in the US he remains extremely close to a tight circle of Australian friends, his parents and two sisters. He is pictured with wife Betsy Woodruff near the Sydney Opera House 

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association – Key 48 hours loom as negotiators push for relief deal

> Senate primary: A vicious GOP primary in Tennessee to replace retiring Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderThe Hill’s Campaign Report: COVID-19 puts conventions in flux  Negotiators hit gas on coronavirus talks as frustration mounts Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection MORE (R) is headed for a close finish on Thursday as Bill Hagerty, […]