House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be his successor during a “Meet the Press” interview to air on NBC this weekend.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, is “under criminal investigation,” the Justice Department said.

Trump phoned Cohen, his longtime confidant, to “check in” today as lawyers for the two men went to court to block the Justice Department from reading seized documents related to the attorney’s decade of work for the president.

While in Washington, D.C. today, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon encouraged the Democratic Party’s progressive wing not to “settle” for a Democratic candidate but to fight for the right candidate, in an echo of a battle being seen in the party’s primary contests across the country.

Trump has pardoned Scooter Libby, the George W. Bush administration aide convicted of lying to the FBI in an investigation into a leak of the identity of a covert CIA agent.

“I don’t know Mr. Libby,” Trump said in a statement. “But for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life.” Libby told Fox News he is “pleased” his innocence “has been recognized.”

James Comey’s searing, tell-all book touched off a forceful attack on the former F.B.I. director’s character by Trump and his allies, even as many Democrats struggled with conflicted feelings about the man they blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election.

GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy resigned from his post as deputy national finance chairman at the RNC following a Wall Street Journal report that he had agreed to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said Broidy had impregnated her.

Former top Cuomo aide Joe Percoco will be able to collect a $36,000 a year pension despite his recent conviction on corruption charges.

The chairman of the DCCC defended the national party’s last-minute support of Juanita Perez Williams for Congress in NY-24, and did not rule out helping her in a primary campaign.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s PAC, Off the Sidelines, donated $5,000 to the campaign of fellow Democrat Dana Balter, who is vying for the party’s nomination to challenge Rep. John Katko, a two-term Republican, in NY-24.

Cuomo says the state has increased organ donation rates to historic levels, with over five million New Yorkers enrolled.

Cuomo announced a $5 million grant from the Buffalo Billion Initiative will be used to restore the historic concourse and professionalize the non-profit that’s guided the building’s progress. The funding follows recommendations made last June by the Urban land Institute for the site’s potential reuse.

A Syracuse City School District parent says her daughter was suspended for three days because she refused to take the state English assessment test, but district officials insist the eighth-grader was suspended for “disciplinary reasons.”

A set of likely presidential candidates will join their party’s last nominee, Hillary Clinton, to raise money for the Democratic National Committee next month at its annual Women’s Leadership Forum.

The doctor who performed surgery on Jim Kelly for the removal of oral cancer and reconstruction of his upper jaw said the Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback will be “leaving shortly” from Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York.

The former treasurer of an Ontario County fire company has been accused of stealing more than $20,000 to gamble at casinos, according to the state comptroller’s office.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said in 2015 that New Yorkers would be able to easily get the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, but now only about a third of the city’s list of 720 participating pharmacies have it and would dispense it without a prescription.

The tiny but destructive emerald ash borer has been found for the first time in Tompkins County and the city of Ithaca – the first discovery of the bug in New York since the state consolidated and expanded several quarantine zones into one large restricted zone in May of 2017.