White House will welcome nearly 30,000 attendees to this
year’s Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn.
First Lady Melania Trump and
Trump invite this year’s attendees to enjoy a variety of activities,
including the traditional Egg Roll and the Trump Administration’s Cards
for Troops station.
New this year: Bowling on the South Lawn – a
special addition by the First Lady.
Listing of events:
State Egg Display (located on the Ellipse) Reading Nook Cards for Troops Lawn Bowling Photo Opportunities Complete with Mini Podiums and a Giant Frame for Families Egg and Cookie Decorating stations Egg Hunts Coloring Wall Tennis Court Activities Costumed Characters Commemorative Egg Distribution (available at departure) Entertainment for this year’s White House Egg Roll: The United States Marine Band The United States Army Band The United States Air Force Band The United States Navy Band List of Reading Nook Readers First Lady Melania Trump General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marsha Coats Mrs. Susan Pompeo Administrator Linda McMahon Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway Secretary Elaine Chao Secretary Betsy DeVos Administrator Seema Verma Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson
An angry woman berated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) while he was
answering questions from reporters outside of a state police office on
Cuomo had gone to the police office near the state Capitol after New York Daily News reporter Ken Lovett was arrested for using his cell phone in the New York Senate lobby, the Associated Press reported. Posted signs state that phone calls are prohibited in the lobby.
While the struggle for racial justice continues, the nation prepares to
mark 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King's death. CBSN contributor and
Signal newsletter writer Willis Sparks joined CBSN to discuss the
lasting impact of his assassination and the other tumultuous events of
“We’re on the two-yard line,” one U.S. special forces commander told NBC News. “We’re that close and now it’s coming apart.”
by Richard Engel and Kennett Werner
KOBANI, Syria — The secret military base here is the epicenter of a
four-year-old U.S.-led war against the Islamic State that American
commanders say has succeeded in killing nearly 65,000 fighters.
But just as the terrorist group looks to be on the brink of defeat, senior officials worry that their efforts will be wasted.
Some U.S. commanders say what they perceive as a lack of guidance from the White House — which sent Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster
packing in a 9-day span — is threatening their mission to destroy ISIS.
Cracks are showing in America's alliance with the Kurds of northern
Syria, who question whether they can rely on the U.S. under President
President Trump reportedly warned Russia's Vladimir Putin that the U.S.
would win an arms race as diplomatic tensions continue to rise. CBS
News' Charlie D'Agata reports from Moscow, and "Face The Nation"
moderator Margaret Brennan breaks down the latest from the Trump
administration on CBSN.
Less than a year after its deadly rally in Charlottesville, the American alt-right is splintering in dramatic fashion as its leaders turn on each other or quit altogether.
By Kelly Weill
Some have turned federal informant. Others are facing prison time. More are named in looming lawsuits. All of them are fighting.
Last summer, the American alt-right was presenting itself as a threatening, unified front, gaining national attention with a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The collection of far-right and white nationalist groups proclaimed
victory after President Donald Trump hesitated to directly condemn them
and instead blamed “both sides”
and the “alt left” for the violence. But less than a year after
Charlottesville, the alt-right is splintering in dramatic fashion as its
leaders turn on each other or quit altogether.
Matthew Heimbach’s arrest in a March trailer park brawl
with members of his neo-Nazi group—some of whom he was allegedly
screwing—felt like a too-obvious metaphor. Heimbach was the head of the
Traditionalist Worker Party, a youth-focused white supremacist group
that floated to the front of media coverage and hate rallies in the
run-up to Donald Trump’s election.
But by March, Heimbach and the
TWP had spent the previous months embroiled in a series of online spats
with other alt-right factions. On March 14, police in his Indiana
hometown arrested Heimbach after he allegedly assaulted TWP spokesperson
Matthew Parrott during a fight over their wives, both of whom Heimbach
was allegedly sleeping with. Heimbach’s wife is Parrott’s stepdaughter.
RAW SPACE invites the public to join them as they conclude its BELLATRIX II art exhibition with a
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(which means warrior woman) highlights the roles that Black women
have played throughout history and explores Black femininity through the
spheres of influence, empowerment and desire.
Click here for additional information on the free event.
New York state is spending over $50 million to repurpose two prisons
in the North Country so they can incarcerate just over 250 teenagers in
these specially designed ‘youth’ prisons. The recent passage of the
state’s law to raise the age of criminal responsibility for some
teenagers created a provision for the Department of Corrections and
Community Services to create ‘youth friendly’ prisons which are informed
by developmentally-appropriate services and interventions. While the
passage of the law to raise the age of criminal responsibility was an
important step forward, and the construction of these facilities
represents a clear acknowledgement that teenagers are inherently
different than adults, the impact that the passage of this law has on
the North Country should be interrogated. I will be speaking on April 8
in Lake Placid about my book on some of the historic and contemporary
issues of juvenile imprisonment in the state.
I’ve come to know the Adirondacks well over the last few years,
although my roots extend further back (my uncle, Peter Cox, was the
editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in the early 1960s). Prisons
first brought me to the North Country, but the region’s natural beauty,
the richness of the landscape, its history, and its people, led me to
stay. But it is prison, unfortunately, that brings me back once again.
I first came to the region to work on the case of a man who was
convicted of killing his brother, in order to beg for leniency in his
sentence. My client’s story was a true North Country one — a man whose
life declined as the dairy economy of the region did. His fate would be
prison, not unlike many of the people he grew up with, although they
held the keys, and he would be behind the gate. As the dairy economy
dried out, some of his friends turned to prison jobs as salvation. My
client, in his seventies, has ultimately been sentenced to die in
prison, and the last time I saw him was at Clinton Correctional Facility
in Dannemora, where he told me about the days he spent inside of his
cell, playing Sudoku, and protecting himself against the harsh
conditions around him.
Hundreds of union members and supporters
rallied in New York this week on behalf of Spectrum technicians, who
have been on strike for one year (and counting) in response to actions
from parent company Charter Communications, which has also drawn scrutiny from consumers this month.
On Wednesday, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers (IBEW) Local 3 gathered outside Spectrum's headquarters to
protest the company's reported unwillingness to come to the table with
the union's technician division.
According to the group, which represents 1800 NYC-area technicians
and their families, Charter has attempted to force workers to renounce
their union benefits in favor of company health and retirement plans,
which members say would weaken their union and leave workers
significantly worse off.
NEW YORK, NY – Don't panic, but a space station the size of a bus is
literally falling out of the sky and parts of it are expected to hit
Earth on April Fools' Day – give or take a few days. And yes, New York
is considered in range for a hit.
A map from Aerospace predicts
the most likely spots for China's Tiangong-1 space lab to impact and New
York is at high risk – though, admittedly, that includes a massive
swath of the world.
The space hardware is expected to fall to
earth between March 30 and April 6, depending on who you ask. And while
the odds that someone is hit by space debris in the city are extremely
low, it has happened at least one other time in the U.S.
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state Labor Department to
investigate reports of threatening and coercive behavior at Albany
Medical Center, where nurses are attempting to unionize.
Roughly 2,100 nurses are eligible to vote in an election
on April 12 and 13. They'll be asked to vote for or against joining the New York State Nurses Association,
a union that represents approximately 40,000 nurses around the state
and recently negotiated a contract for nurses at Westchester Medical
After seven years as governor of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo has rewritten the disclaimer language on his campaign website
that describes which of his appointees are banned from donating to his
campaign, potentially opening the door for more appointees to
The new language follows a report by The New York Times last month that showed Mr. Cuomo had raised about $890,000 from his appointees
to more than a dozen state boards and commissions. These contributions
came despite an executive order Mr. Cuomo signed on his first day in
office that was designed to block donations by most appointees.
response to the story, Mr. Cuomo’s office offered two interpretations
of the directive that significantly narrowed the number of appointees
who would be barred from donating. The governor’s office first said that
it applied only to board members who could be fired by the governor.
The administration later added that, in order to come under the ban,
individuals also had to hold positions that required them to file
financial disclosure reports.
Neither of those caveats appeared on Mr. Cuomo’s own website — until recently.
The following statement was issued today by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
reports confirm what we already knew: President Trump and his
administration abandoned Puerto Rico in its time of greatest need. The
federal response to Hurricane Maria revealed a clear double standard,
and the people of Puerto Rico - who are American citizens - deserve
better. The way this federal administration has treated Puerto Rico is a
disgrace, but it does not represent the feelings of New Yorkers or the
the beginning of this tragedy, New Yorkers from all across the state
stepped up to provide resources and dedicate themselves to the island's
recovery. And earlier this month we launched the NY Stands with Puerto
Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative to help Puerto Rico build back
better than ever before. Puerto Rico still faces a long road to
recovery, and New York will walk with them every step of the way."
This video was published on YouTube on January 24, 2017.
From the Grand Dragon to known KKK appointees in the police, mayor and
governor offices, Colorado once had the second largest Ku Klux Klan
membership in the United States. Discover the sordid history of the KKK
in Colorado and the impact they had on Catholics, Jews and African
Americans in early 1920s, and the courageous individuals who fought
against their establishment.
At least a dozen Democrats won't back her and many more are ducking the question — all as Mike Pence stepped up attacks on the House Minority leader.
By Alex Seitz-Wald and Jonathan Allen
WASHINGTON — A growing number of Democratic congressional candidates are bailing out on Nancy Pelosi as they try to inoculate themselves against Republican attacks on the House Minority Leader.
"I'm not supporting Nancy Pelosi," Democrat Andrew Janz, who is running against Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told NBC News in a recent interview.
think she's done a lot of good for the party; I think she's done a lot
of good for the country," he added. "However, I think it's time for a
new generation of leaders to go to Washington, and this is with respect
to both Democrats and Republicans. I think the country, and my district
in particular, is hungry for change."
“I knew he was a shallow, lazy ignoramus, and I didn’t care,” Coulter admitted to an audience largely composed of College Republicans and a few hecklers at Columbia University on Tuesday night.
was the sort of anti-Trump invective that Coulter would share privately
with pals, including this reporter, over a wine-soaked dinner during
the first year of the new administration, but in recent weeks she has
increasingly voiced her displeasure in public forums.
George Clooney, Rabbi Marvin Hier and Richard Trank pose for a photo in the recording booth.
‘Never Stop Dreaming,’ Featuring Obama, Clinton and Streisand, is Slated for June Release
By Amy Spiro
The (Simon Wiesenthal) center told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that Clooney
recorded his narration several weeks ago and met with Rabbi Marvin Hier,
the Wiesenthal Center’s director.
The film is directed and
produced by Richard Trank, who managed to record 50 hours of interviews
with Peres in the months before his death in September 2016. Former US
presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also make
appearances, in addition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former
British prime minister Tony Blair and Barbra Streisand.
Clinton and Blair all attended Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem in 2016.
Streisand flew to Israel in 2013 to celebrate Peres’s 90th birthday and
perform “Avinu Malkeinu” for him.
This video was published on YouTube on March 27 and begins at the 15:54 point.
Intro. 600-A reaffirms the declaration of NYC’s housing emergency and
extends rent stabilization laws to April 1, 2021; Intro. 262-A requires
reporting on how many students have individualized education programs by
school; Intro. 410-A mandates the creation of a plan to offer 21-24
year old homeless young adults the same services as 16-20 year old
homeless youth and requires annual reporting on services and
demographics; Intro. 490-A mandates time frames for runaway and homeless
youth shelter services; Intro. 556-A relates to shelter services for
homeless young adults; and Intro. 605-A requires reporting on marijuana
possession enforcement by NYPD.
Standing outside of Federal Hall in downtown Manhattan, where Congress
authorized the first American census, New York Attorney General Eric T.
Schneiderman announced that he will lead a multistate lawsuit to
preserve a fair and accurate Census.
Source: The Office of the New York State Attorney General
ALBANY, NY –
In what has become a series of disappointing investigations into
police-involved shootings across the country, Louisiana State Attorney
General Jeff Landry announced at a press conference today that no
charges will be filed against the two officers that shot and killed
Alton Sterling in July 2016.
multiple video recordings of Mr. Sterling being held to the ground by
two officers before being shot several times, yet another investigation
finds that the police officers acted within reason. This lack of
accountability anywhere in the United States greatly erodes trust within
the criminal justice system everywhere in the United States. As Members
of the Caucus, we have long advocated for accountability at every stage
of the criminal justice system, and continue to push for a special
prosecutor for all police-involved killings in New York; in addition to
grand jury reform, open discovery, and other efforts that build trust
within our communities.
again, our hearts ache for the Sterling family and all other families
that have suffered loss with no justice. We decry the lack of
accountability within our systems, and commit to furthering a more just,
transparent, and trustworthy relationship between law enforcement and
the communities we represent.
New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative
Caucus is a fifty-four member body of state legislators representing a
quarter of residents across the State of New York from Long Island, the
metro New York City area, and upstate.
Source: The Office of New York State Assemblymember Michael Blake (District 79)
That’s the message on a new website set up by Brooklyn Borough
President Eric Adams — who many imagine will run for mayor in 2021.
And the candidate himself made clear to the Daily News he’s eyeing the top job at City Hall.
“Throughout the years I have continuously stated that I'd be privileged
to bring that service to City Hall as mayor,” Adams said in a
statement. “While some may have played coy about their ambitions, I've
been upfront for a long time. I believe that's what New Yorkers respect
The Commerce secretary wrote a memo arguing that the benefits of the controversial question would outweigh any harm.
by Justin Elliott
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ decision Monday
to add a controversial question on citizenship to the 2020 census came
in the face of opposition from career officials at the Census Bureau who
fear it will depress response rates, especially from immigrants.
Two people with knowledge of the deliberations said career leaders in
the Census Bureau, which is part of the Commerce Department, had
scrambled to come up with alternatives to adding the question. Those
efforts were unsuccessful.
In a memo
announcing his decision, Ross said that “The Census Bureau and many
stakeholders expressed concern that [a citizenship question] would
negatively impact the response rate for non-citizens.”
But Ross added that “neither the Census Bureau nor the concerned
stakeholders could document that the response rate would in fact decline
A senior North Korea official on Mondayurged the United States to behave as if it seriously wants peace.
In his short speech to the general assembly of
the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a global organization based in
Geneva, Ri Jong Hyok said, "Now is the high time to put an end to the
U.S. anachronistic anti-DPRK hostile policy and its futile moves of
sanctions and pressure."
"The United States should properly understand
our position and come out in a manner of sincere and serious attitude
for positively contributing to maintaining peace and stability on the
Korean peninsula," Ri, a member of the Supreme People’s Assembly and
director of the National Reunification Institute, added.
He has previously said the United States' decades-long nuclear threats were the sole
driving factor behind his country's development of nuclear weapons, and
asserted Monday that his country wants to build a "just and peaceful new world, free from aggression and war."
Louisiana's top prosecutor announced Tuesday that he will not pursue
charges against police officers in the death of Alton Sterling — coming
nearly two years after the shooting outside of a Baton Rouge convenience
store was captured on graphic cellphone video.
informing Sterling's family about his decision, Attorney General Jeff
Landry said at a news conference that there was not enough evidence of
criminal wrongdoing and the state's investigation found the officers'
actions were "reasonable and justified."
The Sterling family later blasted the announcement, telling reporters that "this wasn't justice."
At issue: How much partisanship is too much in a process that has always been manipulated by political parties in the majority?
By Pete Williams
WASHINGTON — For the second time this term, the U.S. Supreme Court
considers a question that could change the nature of American politics:
Is it unconstitutional for states to draw the boundary lines for voting
districts in a blatantly partisan manner?