Trump said he’s not sure what he did to draw the ire of conservative commentator Ann Coulter, who called him a “wimp” after he signed a bill that would reopen the government but does not include funding for his border wall.

Trump panned former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s appearance on “60 Minutes” where he revealed he’s “seriously thinking” of running for president and said he doesn’t have the “guts” for a White House bid.

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced that he’s considering running for mayor in 2021 — and has begun accepting contributions.

Johnson and another leading 2021 mayoral contender, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, will soon begin hosting fund-raising house parties, seeking to plant a stake in what is certain to be a prolonged race for City Hall.

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, a billionaire who is mulling a 2020 run as a Democrat, warned in the wake of former Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz’s announcement over the weekend that there “is no way an independent” presidential candidate “can win” and that such a bid would only ensure the re-election of Trump.

New York Conservative Party Chair Mike Long, the longest serving state party chair at the moment, announced he’ll retire in February after 30 years in the post.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been routinely visiting courthouses throughout New York state for the past two years to ramp up enforcement actions against immigrants, and court officers have been helping with arrests.

The Buffalo Diocese so far has offered more than $8 million to nearly four dozen people sexually abused as children by priests, according to victims and lawyers who represent them.

Holy Islamberg, a Muslim refuge deep in the Catskills, was the target of a foiled attack, and the community has found that there’s no such thing as a safe haven in the age of the internet.

Before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi undercut Trump’s self-professed deal-making skills, New York’s own Richard Ravitch put a wrench in The Donald’s real estate development plans way back in the 1970s.

The newly-seated Democratic majority in the state Senate does not seem inclined to take any formal action against one of its members, Sen. Kevin Parker of Brooklyn, for an inappropriate Twitter outburst last month, directed at a Republican Senate staffer, or his apparent misuse of his official parking placard.

Vanessa Glushefski, the City of Buffalo’s acting comptroller, is formally seeking the appointment as interim comptroller.

The state Gaming Commission took an important step today toward allowing sports betting at commercial casinos in New York

The House Democrats’ campaign arm unveiled its initial list of Republican targets as Democrats work to protect their House majority in 2020 – and it includes indicted Rep. Chris Collins, of Western New York; as well as Central New York Rep. John Katko, as well as Long Island Reps. Pete King and Lee Zeldin.

Eleven of the 20 remaining candidates in the special election for New York City Public Advocate appear to have qualified for the first of two televised debates in the race, scheduled for Feb. 6.

A housekeeper who works at a billionaire’s Upper East Side townhouse got trapped in its elevator Friday — and spent the whole weekend in the lift before she was rescued, authorities said.

New York taxpayers are seeing a shrinking return on their federal tax dollars as the Empire State receives back only 86 cents for every dollar sent to the federal government, according to a new analysis by the Rockefeller Institute.

Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the rock star of the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend — and she didn’t even show up in person, sending a video instead.

Cuomo initially – and assumedly, jokingly – pretended his line went dead during a radio interview when asked about supporting a possible presidential run by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Recycling is not going away, but because of a shift in the worldwide market, the system is undergoing changes that will dictate everything from what we can recycle to how often we can do it to how much it will cost. And this time, we’re not going to get decades to adjust.

Pete Davidson accuses Syracuse cops of “hunting me down” when he was filming in the city, and swears to “never again” repeat the experience.