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New York Raises Taxes On The Rich As State Shifts Leftward

When New York state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, a Bronx Democrat, first got to Albany in 2011, being an outspoken progressive was often a lonely task. Rivera still remembers the first time he was “Percoco’d” ― Rivera’s joking moniker for the nasty phone calls he would get from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide, and enforcer, Joe Percoco. Rivera had joined a demonstration on the lawn of the governor’s mansion calling for the state to raise taxes on millionaires in order to fully fund public education. Percoco berated Rivera for “disrespecting” the governor’s house...

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ star O-T Fagbenle shifts gears in new comedy

O-T Fagbenle’s new series is a family affair. That’s because “Maxxx,” a six-episode comedy created by Fagbenle (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), co-stars and is co-executive-produced by his brother, Luti. “We made our first short when he was 8 and I was 12,” the London-born Fagbenle, 39, tells The Post. “But this was our maiden voyage in creating our fully produced written, directed long-form narrative.” Premiering Tuesday on Hulu, “Maxxx” follows its titular character (Fagbenle), a has-been former boy-band star attempting to make a comeback to win back his supermodel ex-girlfriend (Jourdan Dunn) and show the...

Nonpartisan Cook Political Report Shifts Rating of 20 House Races to Democrats

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report has shifted its rating of 20 House races toward Democrats, saying President Donald Trump’s “abysmal polling since the pandemic began is seriously jeopardizing down-ballot GOP fortunes.” “We may be approaching the point at which dozens of House Republicans will need to decide whether to cut the president loose and run on a “check and balance” message, offering voters insurance against congressional Democrats moving too far left under a potential Biden administration,” writes Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman. “Republicans began the cycle hoping to pick up 18 seats to win...

Booker’s campaign shifts into all-out sprint to persuade voters to get him in December debate

In the memo, campaign manager Addisu Demissie lays out an all-hands-on-deck moment for Booker -- saying the campaign plans to spend six-figures on radio and digital advertising ahead of the DNC's December 12 deadline, while redirecting staff and volunteers in early states toward targeted persuasion. "Look, the last debate was unbelievable. We had our best fundraising days online in the entire campaign. The surge since then -- even my New Hampshire trip we were kind of blown away," Booker said Tuesday in an interview on CNN. "So we see the energy, we see the...