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Jon Craig

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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

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  1. Trump Blasts Bloomberg, Gillibrand, Molinaro

    Trump Blasts Bloomberg, Gillibrand, Molinaro

    President Trump blasted a few New York politicians from both major political parties, while reaping some praise on Gov. Andrew Cuomo.In a White House interview with the New York Post, Trump didn't pull punches when assessing Cuomo's losing GOP challenger -- Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro -- in the Nov. 6 election.Molinaro "made a big mistake because he lost a big chunk of the ...

  2. Video: Ocasio-Cortez Featured In SNL 'Morning Joe' Skit

    Video: Ocasio-Cortez Featured In SNL 'Morning Joe' Skit

    The Yorktown High School graduate who will become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress next month drew the honor of being featured in a skit on Saturday Night Live."Look at me. I'm different," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' lookalike says in the SNL skit at the end of this video clip.She appears on a set depicting Morning Joe Scarborough and his new wife, Mika Brzezinski.The newlywed ...

  3. Area 'Proud Boys' Founder Denied Australian Visa For 'Deplorables' Tour

    Area 'Proud Boys' Founder Denied Australian Visa For 'Deplorables' Tour

    The Westchester founder of "Proud Boys" recently was denied a visa to Australia for a speaking tour called "The Deplorables."Australia labeled  Gavin McInnes, 48, of Larchmont, of "bad character," according to this report.Last week, the co-founder of Vice Media, stepped down as leader of Proud Boys, saying the group "is not racist. It is pro-Trump. The media lies about this ...

  4. Nita Lowey Among Oldest Members Of Congress, But Years Behind Her Elder Statesmen

    Nita Lowey Among Oldest Members Of Congress, But Years Behind Her Elder Statesmen

    At the spunky age of 81, U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey is among the oldest members of Congress.But believe it or not, she is years away from being the oldest.The Harrison resident is in line to become chair of the House Appropriations Committee come January when Democrats retake the House majority.The average age in the current Senate is 62, while the average age in the House is 58. Lowey ...

  5. Franken-stein? Comments Prior To Ex-Minnesota Senator's Ouster Could Haunt Gillibrand For 2020

    Franken-stein? Comments Prior To Ex-Minnesota Senator's Ouster Could Haunt Gillibrand For 2020

    Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken remains silent amidst attacks on his former Democratic colleague, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who is being shunned by major campaign donors after calling for Franken’s resignation last year following sexual misconduct allegations.Gillibrand responded on Twitter Tuesday to this Politico article reporting that the her clash with Franken -- accused of ...

  6. Will He Or Won't He? Cuomo Gives Latest Thoughts On Possible 2020 Run

    Will He Or Won't He? Cuomo Gives Latest Thoughts On Possible 2020 Run

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo definitively shot down continued speculation that he'll run for president in 2020 in several interviews.“I am ruling it out,” Cuomo said during a radio appearance on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show" on Tuesday, Nov. 27.“I ran for governor. I have a full plate. I have many projects. I’m going to be here doing the job as governor," Cuomo said."Nothing has changed in my ...

  7. Cuomo, Trump Lunch Meeting Focuses On Gateway Tunnel

    Cuomo, Trump Lunch Meeting Focuses On Gateway Tunnel

    President Trump met Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the White House to discuss the Gateway Project, which would rebuild passenger rail lines between New York City and Newark, N.J.The two men were joined at lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 28 by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a White House spokesman.The infrastructure development is one of the few ...

  8. Hillary Clinton 'Lock Her Up' Chant Doesn't Fit For Me, Ivanka Trump Says Amid Email Problems

    Hillary Clinton 'Lock Her Up' Chant Doesn't Fit For Me, Ivanka Trump Says Amid Email Problems

    Ivanka Trump is defending her use of a private email account when she was moving into an adviser's position in her father's administration.Trump's elder daughter says it can't be compared to the election year uproar over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and that "Lock her up!" doesn't apply to her."All of my emails are stored and preserved. There ...

  9. Will Maloney Hospitalization Delay DCCC Vote?

    Will Maloney Hospitalization Delay DCCC Vote?

    U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who is hospitalized with a bacterial infection, has asked for a delay in Wednesday's vote for chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.The congressman from Cold Spring is seeking the leadership post.House Democrats, who will make up the majority come January, planned to meet on Nov. 28 to begin organizing for the next ...

  10. Ocasio-Cortez Seeks Seat On Powerful Energy, Commerce Committee

    Ocasio-Cortez Seeks Seat On Powerful Energy, Commerce Committee

    No such thing as global warming?The new, youngest member of Congress -- a Yorktown High School graduate and winner of a prestigious international science award as reported here -- may try to change that outlook by President Trump.During the past week, Trump has dismissed the federal government's own annual assessment that the Earth's temperature continues to rise at an alarming pace and ...

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