President Trump reportedly was personally involved in arranging hush money to a porn star and a Playboy centerfold despite his repeated denials that he was aware of the details.

Trump hit back at former first lady Michelle Obama after she wrote in a new book she’ll “never forgive” the president for promoting the birther movement — chiding her husband, ex-President Barack Obama, for “what he did to our United States military.

Trump said that he has not yet spoken to the new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, about the special counsel investigation, and he distanced himself from Whitaker by suggesting that he did not know him, though he has visited the Oval Office several times and is said to have an easy chemistry with the president.

Trump said that more journalists could be barred from the White House following the decision to rescind the credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. He specifically singled out April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks, calling her a “loser” and saying that “she’s very nasty and she shouldn’t be.”

Trump also commented on his latest move to tighten the nation’s asylum rules, saying: “We want people to come into our country, but they have to come into the country legally.”

A new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will be nominated by the president by the end of the year to replace the departed Nikki Haley.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was released from the hospital today after being admitted Thursday for fracturing three ribs in a fall, the Supreme Court said. She’s “doing well” and working from home.

Without a whiff of evidence, the commander-in-chief suggested that there’s something sinister about ongoing efforts to determine winners in several tight midterm races.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat likely to lead the House Intelligence Committee during the next Congress, is signaling an interest in interviewing former Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the circumstances of his firing.

Three days after he was elected to a third term, Cuomo announced that the chairman of the MTA, Joe Lhota, who returned to the agency just last year to help fix the beleaguered subway system, is stepping down.

Queens Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reflects on lessons learned behind the bar at a Manhattan Mexican restaurant: “For me it was especially potent that I was working in the food service industry while running for office because I wasn’t, like, reminiscing on some summer job I had when I was a teenager. This was the life I was living.”

A state panel will meet Tuesday to come up with recommendations to boost salaries for legislators and state agency executives for the first time in 20 years.

Asked if he might want to join the growing list of potential 2020 Democratic White House contenders, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said he hopes to run for a new office when his term at City Hall expires in 2021.

The State Board of Regents wants to extend the moratorium on using student test results as part of the teacher evaluation process through the 2019-20 school year.

A 22-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the head while he sat in a parked car just blocks from the governor’s mansion in Albany, police said.

With Amazon reportedly poised to announce it will locate one of its two new headquarters in New York City, some experts are wondering why the state seems prepared to heavily subsidize that decision when its fellow tech behemoths have come to the city without similarly lucrative enticements.