Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public events scheduled as of yet.

The state Legislature is in session in Albany.

President Donald Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing, and then lunches with the Vice President and secretary of state.

In the afternoon, Trump meets with Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and later hosts the Gold Star Families Memorial Day Reception with First Lady Melania Trump.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio today delivers remarks at the NYPD’s Department of Education active shooter tabletop exercise, which is not open to members of the media.

At 8:40 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is a guest on The Joe Piscopo Show, AM 970 The Answer.

At 9:30 a.m., the Assembly Committee on Insurance meets jointly with the Assembly Committee on Health for public hearing on CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna Inc., Hearing Room C, Legislative Office Building 198 State St., Albany.

Also at 9:30 a.m., NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer will host an “MWBE Letter Grade Briefing with Asian American Stakeholders” at the David Dinkins Municipal Building, Manhattan.

At 10:30 a.m., Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, actress Alyssa Milano and others rally for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, Fearless Girl Statue, Broadway and Morris Street, Manhattan.

Also at 10:30 a.m., Dutchess County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro will be a guest on 300 AM/98.7 FM Fred Dicker: Focus on the State Capitol.

Also at 10:30 a.m., Major League Baseball legend Joe Torre will host a press conference to discuss the need for the state legislature to pass an updated sports betting law during the few remaining days of the current legislative session, LCA Room (130), LOB, Albany.

At 11 a.m., NYC Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner David Hansell and others launch first-ever week of appreciation for Child Protective Specialists, Administration for Children’s Services, 19th Floor, 150 William St., Manhattan.

Also at 11 a.m., NYC Councilman Robert Cornegy announces upcoming Neighborhood Pop-Up Court for civil and administrative summonses, Bed Stuy Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn.

At 1 p.m., the New York state Senate holds an elections meeting, Legislative Office Building, Room 805, Albany.

At 2 p.m., for the fourth consecutive week, poor people, clergy and advocates will return to Albany for the reigniting of the Poor People’s Campaign, Lafayette Park (rally), state Capitol (direct action).

At 3 p.m., the state Senate is in session, Senate Chambers, state Capitol, Albany. LG Kathy Hochul will be presiding, which means the Democrats are again going to be pushing the issue of her tie-breaking powers in the deadlocked chamber.

At 6 p.m., a local candidate forum is held for offices in the Central New York region, Bishop Harrison Diocesan Center, 1342 Lancaster Ave., Syracuse.

Also at 6 p.m., The Alt hosts a panel discussion on sexual harassment legislation, past, present, and future with Sen. Liz Krueger, consultant/commentator Alexis Grenell and and Leah Hebert, former chief of staff for the late ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Renaissance Hotel, Washington Avenue, Albany.

At 6:45 p.m., Brewer speaks at the 25th Anniversary celebration of HERE performing arts organization, City Winery, 155 Varick St., Manhattan.

At 7 p.m., de Blasio will appear live on NY1’s “Inside City Hall.”

Also at 7 p.m., the Green Party’s gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins participates in a climate action honoring the “Albany 55,” who were arrested for a sit-in outside Cuomo’s office demanding 100 percent clean energy, no new fracked-gas infrastructure, and making polluters pay for their damages, Calligaris Chelsea, 144 W. 18th St., Manhattan.

At 7:30 p.m., NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray will receive the JED Mental Health Visionary Award and deliver remarks at the JED Foundation’s Annual Gala 2018, Cipriani Wall St., 55 Wall St., Manhattan.


First Lady Melania Trump will return to the public eye today, co-hosting an event with her husband for Gold Star families – her first official appearance since she joined the president and vice president in greeting three Americans formerly imprisoned in North Korea in the early morning hours of May 10.

She will not, however, be accompanying the president on his two upcoming foreign trips to Canada and Singapore.

Ronald Reagan would be “appalled” by the Trump administration, according to the late former GOP president’s daughter Patty Davis.

Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, denies that he had any insider information before the 2016 election when he promised that there would be surprises for the Clinton campaign.

The assertion by Trump’s lawyers that he cannot obstruct justice because he has absolute authority over all federal investigations is legally problematic, analysts say, because it would essentially mean the nation’s commander in chief is above the law.

Giuliani argued that the president could not be indicted — not even if he fired a gun at​ ​his former FBI chief, James Corey.

The Trump administration showed no sign of backing down from restrictive tariffs in the face of pushback from allies and China, complicating the president’s meeting this week with leaders of the U.S.’s staunchest partners.

Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen reportedly told campaign supporters on election night that he got the “bug” and was planning to run for mayor of New York City the create the beginning of a “dynasty.”

As Facebook sought to become the world’s dominant social media service, it struck agreements allowing phone and other device makers access to vast amounts of its users’ personal information.

Jimmy Fallon surprised the senior class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, providing some much-needed comic relief during their graduation ceremony as they honored those who died in the Parkland massacre.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted a Trump administration plan to nix stricter gas mileage standards for cars, saying that besides hurting the environment, it will hit drivers in the wallet.

Cynthia Nixon hit all the right notes for a crowd of approximately 100 progressive voters from around the region during a visit to Ithaca last night. (Her audience was not offended by the misspelling of their hometown’s name by the candidate’s campaign).

Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky: “Nixon’s early successes need to be turned into an electoral strategy. In other words, the easy part is over and tough choices loom.”

A source close the New York Progressive Action Network, which has 32 chapters across the state and is helping Nixon with the petitioning effort to get onto the Democratic primary ballot that begins tomorrow, said the goal is to collect 100,000 signatures on her behalf by the July 12 deadline.

Nixon should start her political career by running for a lower office to get experience, former New York Gov. David Paterson said.

As the legislative session winds to a close, some lawmakers, activists and victims say Albany’s expiation in the wake of the #MeToo movement has been uneven, sparing some bad actors even as it has felled others.

State Sen. Marty Golden receives an NYPD disability pension on the taxpayers’ dime, and has been paid over $1 million in tax-free pension money since 1983 — the year a car struck the ex-cop while making a narcotics arrest, severely injuring his knee. But that didn’t stop him from skydiving last weekend.

The Senate Democrats today are set to force a committee discussion and vote on a package of election reform bills, with Sen. Brian Kavanagh invoking a seldom-used Senate rule that will allow him to bring three government reformers before the chamber’s Election Committee to talk about the measures.

Under tight security, the annual Israel Day Parade took place yesterday in New York City, with everyone from the Israeli scouts to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Danny Dannon, Israel’s UN ambassador, attending.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio implied that he’s on a mission from God with his controversial plan to scrap the admission test for the city’s top high schools, telling worshipers at a predominantly black church in East Harlem: “Blessed are those who act justly.”

With the state legislative session winding down, the union representing nurses statewide today will begin an ad campaign to pressure senators to pass a law requiring minimum nurse-to-patient staffing levels.

The top elected official of a Long Island town, Rich Schaffer, is drawing three hefty paychecks — as the full-time Babylon supervisor, chairman of the Suffolk County Democratic Party and from a law practice that includes representing the Long Island Plumbers Contractors Association.

Nearly four years after Eric Garner’s chokehold death on July 17, 2014, on Staten Island, Section 50-a of the State Civil Rights Law, is, if anything, stronger, its interpretation expanded at the insistence the de Blasio administration, even as the mayor has vowed more transparency.

Asked to revive troubled New York City schools, administrators have faced a flood of investigations that derail their efforts and, often, their careers.

A civil service test exception for an Altamont police officer. The mortgage tax extension in Greene County. An expansion of state waterfront revitalization funding for Round Lake. These are just some of the hundreds of non-controversial local proposals that could be in jeopardy because of the current Senate stalemate.

The NYT editorial board cheers MTA official Andy Byford’s very expensive plan to fix the city’s subway system, but wonders if “New York’s elected leaders can summon the necessary political will to turn this plan into reality.”

The Syracuse Post-Standard: “Eight years ago, Andrew Cuomo stood on the steps of the Tweed Courthouse in Manhattan – named for the infamous Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall – and vowed to end corruption in Albany if voters elected him governor. Eight years later, (he) is running for a third term, and Albany is swampier than ever.”

Over the past year, the state’s DNA data bank has botched identifications in three murder cases and falsified a key document in a fourth case, an ex-official told the Daily News.

New York City officials have hammered out a plan to end a decades-old zoning regulation that protects manufacturing space in Manhattan’s historic Garment District and replace it with other programs designed to keep some of the industry in Midtown.

Upstate is getting over $67 million in federal funding for public housing from HUD, to be used to preserve and improve affordable options for families, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

The horse that could ruin Justify’s Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes went to work this weekend at the Oklahoma Training Track in Saratoga Springs.

The Erie County Democrats endorsed Leecia Eve for state AG over the state party’s preferred nominee, NYC Public Advocate Tish James.

The company that made thousands of distinctive glass and marble panels for the half-built St. Nicholas Shrine at the World Trade Center has threatened to throw them away unless it receives payment from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

The United States Coast Guard suspended its search for the remaining two people missing in the crash of a small plane off Long Island that was carrying the prominent builder, Ben Krupinski, his wife, Bonnie, their grandson and the pilot.

With the legalization of pot coming later this summer to Ontario, it’s no secret Customs is preparing for the prospect of Canadian and U.S. residents trying to bring it over the area’s bridges.

After countless radio and television appearances and not one but two autobiographies, the sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who turns 90 today, takes stock of her long career.

Former President Bill Clinton has teamed up with the world’s bestselling novelist, James Patterson, to write a political thriller that draws on his time in the White House, called “The President is Missing.”