Vice President Mike Pence announced the Pentagon’s detailed plan for President Donald Trump’s vision of a Space Force, which would establish the first military branch in over 70 years.

Such a Space Force would need approval from Congress. Pence’s speech coincided with the release of the Pentagon’s report to Congress with its recommendations on how the Defense Department’s space operations could be reorganized.

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report said Democrats have overperformed its projections in nine House special elections this cycle, and the party could be on track to pick up more than enough seats to take back the majority.

Indicted Western New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds since mid-2017 to pay the law firm defending him against securities fraud and insider trading charges, FEC filings show.

White House officials and Republicans close to the president are serious about reeling Hope Hicks in to play a role in Trump’s nascent 2020 re-election campaign.

First Lady Melania Trump’s parents are now US citizens. A lawyer for Viktor and Amalija Knavs said that the first lady’s Slovenian mom and dad took the citizenship oath today in Manhattan.

Cuomo announced New York will highlight the NRA’s pledge to spend $1 million to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in papers related to the state’s motion to dismiss the NRA’s lawsuit.

The white nationalist who organized the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer got a permit to stage another protest on Sunday in Washington DC to mark the first anniversary of the mayhem.

The decision to create a commission that would assess the conduct of prosecutors, who staunchly oppose the measure, now rests with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

A legal battle that could decide whether Charter Communications, the largest cable company in New York, leaves the state or stays may hang on a single sentence in a key document.

NY-14 Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned why Republicans seem so willing to pay for “unlimited war” but when it comes to education, renewable energy and specifically Medicare-for-all, the GOP, and some Democrats, are no longer willing to fund the costs.

The progressive left movement vaulted into the national spotlight by Ocasio-Cortez in June suffered a series of setbacks at the hands of Democratic establishment-backed candidates across the Midwest on Tuesday.

Leaders of New York’s two large public higher education systems sent a letter to financial aid officers outlining new resources for helping students navigate the free-tuition program called the Excelsior Scholarship as it enters its second year.

Cuomo is urging Democrats to “be less negative,” saying “it’s not enough to criticize the other party.”

An industry-backed group called the Restaurant Action Alliance is continuing to fight New York City’s impending ban on foam containers, despite restaurant owners saying they are largely unconcerned or no longer use such packaging.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio staged an unusual rally in Union Square to celebrate the passage of legislation capping the number of Uber and other for-hire vehicles, hailing the package of bills as a victory over “corporate greed.”

Tribune Media Co. announced they were pulling out of the deal to buy Sinclair Broadcast Group – and New York’s very own WPIX was one of the stations that’s spent the past year dealing with Sinclair’s apparent duplicity.

For the first time this year, algae toxins have been found in the city of Syracuse’s water intake pipes in Skaneateles Lake.

Syracuse University announced two security changes for Carrier Dome events, adding walk-through metal detectors and a clear-bag policy. Large purses and backpacks, among other items, will no longer be allowed.

Happy birthday to CNN anchor – and much-maligned gubernatorial brother – Chris Cuomo.