Fleischmanns, NY voter fraud case dismissed

A New York State judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging voter fraud in the tiny upstate hamlet of Fleischmanns, but he said the case is now being investigated by law enforcement agencies, according to a court document. The lawsuit — which alleged that scores of voters who didn’t live in the village illegally cast absentee ballots … Read more

Inna Vernikov pulls CUNY Law School funding over Israel stance

A Brooklyn councilwoman is pulling $50,000 in funding earmarked to the CUNY Law School because its faculty council endorsed a resolution in support of the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. Inna Vernikov, a Ukranian-born Jew who represents a handful of heavily Jewish neighborhoods in southern Brooklyn, charges that CUNY Law professors are engaging … Read more

Elise Stefanik reportedly weighs next move as Trump mulls running mate

Since upstate Rep. Elise Stefanik ousted Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to become the third-ranking House Republican almost exactly one year ago, no GOPer’s stature has grown faster. Now, with Republicans heavily favored to regain control of the House in this November’s midterm elections, speculation is swirling about what Stefanik plans to do next. If the … Read more

Amazon shareholders set to pressure company over CEO pay, worker injuries at annual meeting

The heat is on at Amazon. The e-commerce giant is expected to take flak from shareholders and critics — including several New York politicians — over worker safety issues, anti-union tactics and CEO Andy Jassy’s $214 million pay package at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday.  New York City Comptroller Brad Lander will speak … Read more