U.S. intelligence agencies obtained what they considered to be conclusive evidence after the November election that Russia provided hacked material from the Democratic National Committee to WikiLeaks through a third party.

Rebuffing efforts Donald Trump to cast doubt on Russian interference in the presidential election, top intelligence officials and senators from both parties issued a forceful affirmation of the findings, and took relentless aim at the president-elect’s public skepticism and suggested he had negatively affected morale in the intelligence community.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called hacking the “biggest menace” to the United States and the world.

Retired Senator Dan Coats of Indiana is expected to be named the Trump administration’s director of national intelligence, according to a Trump transition official.

Trump will have a sit-down meeting tomorrow morning at Condé Nast offices with his longtime nemesis Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who had her own dust-up with Trump before she apologized last year, will also be present at the meeting.

Real estate executive Paul Massey has added Doug Schoen, a former pollster for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to his campaign team as he plans an uphill run for mayor.

A moving truck was seen outside the White House on yesterday – just two weeks before Trump is due to move into the residence on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20.

Billy Bush, the television personality who departed the “Today” show after a tape surfaced showing him engaging in crude talk with then-Republican presidential candidate Trump, has sold his New York City townhouse – apparently for a lot of money, but less than he initially wanted.

Two Washington-area small businesses have filed liens on the Trump International Hotel, saying they have not been compensated for their work completing the 263-room project the president-elect routinely heralds as having finished under budget and ahead of schedule.

Registered voters who didn’t vote on Election Day in November were more Democratic-leaning than the registered voters who turned out, according to a post-election poll from SurveyMonkey.

Rupert Murdoch moved swiftly and unexpectedly to fill the void opened up by Megyn Kelly’s departure for NBC, announcing Tucker Carlson is taking over her 9 p.m. slot.

Kelly is expected to replace the 9 a.m. ET slot on the “Today” show, which means she would go head-to-head with ABC’s “Live.”

The publisher of ArtVoice said he didn’t agree with Carl Paladino’s inflammatory anti-Obama statements, but “that doesn’t relieve me of my responsibility to publish the truth.”

EJ McMahon: “Cuomo’s free college tuition proposal raises a boatload of questions about cost, eligibility and justification – although it isn’t too difficult to guess at winners and losers.”

Making community college free for CUNY students would cost $138 to $232 million a year, according to a new report from the Independent Budget Office.

Ex-Assemblyman Mark Weprin is leaving the Cuomo administration to join Greenberg Traurig, one of the country’s largest law firms, where be a shareholder in the firm, (a role akin to being a senior partner), working in its government, law & policy practice.

As the ride-hailing debate continues at the state Capitol, the Upstate Transportation Association is now calling for an explicit ban on driverless cares in New York as Uber presses forward with driverless fleets despite a recent setback in California.

New York’s court system is presenting the state archives with a wealth of historical records, including documents related to Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

Sen. Fred Akshar released an online survey following a new proposal from Cuomo that looks to provide free college tuition to students of families earning $125,000 or less.

Online retailing giant Amazon.com plans to open its first New York City bookstore in Manhattan’s Time Warner Center, the company said.

A bank account run by Nassau’s Probation Department to collect restitution money from offenders and distribute funds to crime victims has been poorly managed and is vulnerable to theft and abuse, an audit by County Comptroller George Maragos says.