The president said the Senate Intelligence Committee’s subpoena of his son Donald Trump Jr. came as a surprise, one day after reports that the Republican-led panel had called on his son to again answer questions.

Some senior House lawmakers, frustrated by a decade of frozen congressional salaries, are quietly exploring whether to accept an annual pay raise that they’ve shunned since Barack Obama was first president.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she agreed with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler who declared that the country is in a “constitutional crisis” after his panel voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over the unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report along with underlying evidence.

Trump said he will leave the decision to allow Mueller to testify to a House panel about his Russia report up to Barr – reversing comments he made over the weekend.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused banks of acting as “modern-day loan sharks” and called on Congress to enact a federal limit of 15 percent on credit card interest rates.

Almost double the number of people reported using cannabis products for the first time in the first three months of this year compared with the same period last year, from 327,000 to 646,000, according to a survey by the Canadian government. The country legalized pot for recreational use in October.

Joe Biden raked in over $700,000 yesterday at a Hollywood fundraiser, one of the biggest hauls so far in the former vice president’s campaign to take on Trump in 2020.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is mulling a run for president, is planning a rally outside Trump Tower Monday to promote his Green New Deal.

A former member of NXIVM burst into tears while testifying as he slammed the alleged sex cult as “horrible evil.”

Court documents filed by the US Attorney’s office prior to the NXIVM trail detail how multiple members of he cult – including all five of the defendants who were indicted in the case – exceeded the legal limit for campaign donations when giving money to Hillary Clinton’s first campaign for president.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, writing in the NYT, says: “It is time to break up Facebook. We already have the tools we need to check the domination of Facebook. We just seem to have forgotten about them.”

A Greene County resident contracted measles during a visit to Brooklyn, the state Department of Health confirmed.

In a letter to the Binghamton City School District Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said he does not think charges should be filed against school personnel in connection to an alleged strip search incident on Jan. 15.

Anna Sorokin, the “Soho grifter” who conned her way into a lavish lifestyle by defrauding people, banks, and hotels of $275,000, was sentenced to serve 4 to 12 years in prison. “I apologize for the mistakes I made,” she said in court.

…she was also ordered by Judge Diane Kiesel to pay almost $199,000 in restitution, as well as a fine of $24,000.

A controversial bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for state driver’s licenses will likely be revised to ensure that law enforcement officers are still empowered to conduct a background check on a driver at a traffic stop.

In a decision that came down to a single vote, Brooklyn Community Board 2 decided not to support a modified version of the city’s plan to expand the Brooklyn Detention Complex, after a contentious meeting where the board’s chairman threatened to have rowdy community members escorted out by security.

Ten additional customs officers from the Buffalo area will head to the southern border this Sunday for 60-day tours of duty to help federal officials cope with the influx of asylum-seekers there, sources with knowledge of the plan said.

A New York City judge is allowing the police disciplinary case to proceed against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the white officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, and the trial is scheduled to start on Monday.

Police are investigating a potential hate crime against a Jewish man in the Brooklyn area of New York, just days after a similar alleged anti-Semitic attack took place less than a mile away.

Over half of the 668 school districts seeking voter approval for budgets on May 16 are presenting spending plans to increase property taxes as high as the 2011 property tax cap law allows, according to an analysis released today by the Empire Center.

More than two-thirds of New York Republican county chairs have endorsed in the race for state party chair, but there is no clear favorite in the contest.