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  • Cynthia Nixon Gains Ground on Andrew Cuomo in N.Y. Governor's Race

    04/24/2018 8:13:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/24/2018 | Rod Kackley
    New York magazine writer Jessica Pressler declared onApril 15 that Cynthia Nixon had pushed Gov. Andrew Cuomo so far to the left that the actress had already won the Democratic nomination for governor. Mic writer A.P. Joyce pointed to Cuomo’s executive order that gives paroled felons the right to vote, along with an agreement to end the power-sharing agreement between the state Senate GOP caucus and Democrats who often sided with the GOP as evidence of Cuomo’s new lean to the port side of New York state politics. “While some progressive activists cheered her entry into the race, many established...
  • Warning signs: NY Governor seems to be losing his cool

    04/23/2018 3:23:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The New York Post checked in on the New York gubernatorial race this weekend to see how Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo is holding up now that he has a celebrity primary challenger in the form of Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon. If we’re only going by optics and perceived “coolness” of the Governor, not very well apparently. There’s been some typical state campaign maneuvering going on, none of which is particularly out of the ordinary around here, but Cuomo has reportedly been issuing threats and strongarming people across the liberal spectrum. And there are signs that he’s...
  • New York Climate Activists Ride Buses To An Anti-Fossil Fuel Rally(DOH!)

    04/23/2018 12:04:25 PM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/23/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental activists rode buses up to Albany from New York City to tell Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to mandate the use of 100 percent green energy and move the state away from fossil fuels … wait, what? That’s right. Activists affiliated with the group Food & Water Watch will converge on New York’s capital to “demand 100% renewable energy & a ban on fracking infrastructure,” the group tweeted. Food & Water Watch backed New York’s ban on fracking in 2014, and now wants the state to get off all “fracked” gas — that’s pretty much all their gas. Food &...
  • Cuomo Likens Himself to an 'Undocumented Immigrant'... Immigrant Groups Fire Back

    04/20/2018 7:42:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    In a new effort to empathize with illegal immigrants, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared himself to be one of them himself in a bill signing ceremony Thursday.“I’m undocumented," Cuomo declared at the ceremony, where he signed legislation to protection union membership. "You want to deport an undocumented person, start with me because I’m an undocumented person.”The governor also explained that he and his family know what it means to be a victim of racial prejudice.“I’m an Italian-American," he explained. "I came from poor Italian-Americans who came here. You know what they called Italian-Americans back in the day? They called...
  • New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

    04/19/2018 5:03:02 AM PDT · by Bogie · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 18, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
  • NY Governor Receives Backlash for Sacking a Catholic Charity

    04/13/2018 6:02:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/10/18 | Alexander Slavsky
    Andrew Cuomo forces Fidelis Care "into 'voluntarily' writing billion-dollar checks"ALBANY, N.Y. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The governor of New York is going after a Catholic charitable organization, forcing it to foot the bill for the state. In an op-ed published Monday in the Wall Street Journal, Bill Hammond, director of health policy at the Empire Center, criticizes the deal orchestrated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Good Friday between Fidelis Care, a Catholic nonprofit healthcare plan, and Centene Corporation, a leading government-sponsored healthcare company. "Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a disturbing new way to raise revenue: using government muscle to squeeze private organizations into...
  • Cynthia Nixon, in public radio interview, says Hillary's loss inspired her run

    04/05/2018 12:31:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    WXXI News - PBS Local ^ | April 5, 2018 | By KAREN DEWITT
    Cynthia Nixon is spending the day traveling the New York State Thruway from Syracuse to Rochester as part of her upstate campaign swing. We caught up with her in between stops, where the actor and underdog candidate talked about how the loss of Hillary Clinton for President in 2016 helped inspire her to run for governor and why she thinks Andrew Cuomo is not doing enough to help the state. Nixon says in addition to running in the Democratic Party primary she’s also actively seeking the nomination of the Working Families Party, a group that gave Cuomo the nomination four...
  • Cuomo goes to black church, says Jews can’t dance

    03/26/2018 7:58:51 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 52 replies
    “I want you to know as a matter of full disclosure, I am a Catholic. Catholics basically believe the same teachings that Baptists believe,” he said. “We just do it without the rhythm. But we try. We are not as without rhythm as some of our Jewish brothers and sisters.” Cuomo even singled out the off-beat swaying of Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf, a former campaign adviser who is Jewish, who was sitting in the front row wearing a yarmulke. “I was watching Mr. Sheinkopf here in the front row moving to the music,” Cuomo said of the politico, who was...
  • Cuomo at Harlem Church: Jews Don’t Have ‘Rhythm’

    03/26/2018 8:22:05 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 70 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 26, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) joked that Jews don’t have “rhythm” while speaking at a church in Harlem on Sunday. Cuomo had been invited to speak to the Mount Neboh Baptist Church, a predominantly black church, where his joke fell flat.
  • BREAKING NEWS - Cynthia Nixon announces she is running for Governor of New York

    03/19/2018 11:38:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Native New Yorker and Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has announced her candidacy for Governor of the the Empire State, in a direct challenge to incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Nixon announced her debut in the world of politics with a two-minute video on her social media platforms, where she declared: 'I love New York and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor.' Earlier this month, NY 1 broke the news that Nixon would challenge Governor Cuomo in the Democratic primary later this year.
  • Cuomo says his name didn't come up in corruption trial, but that's not true (54 mentions)

    03/16/2018 2:29:44 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    Syracuse.Com ^ | 03/14/2018 | Julie McMahon
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today his name "was never mentioned" at a nearly eight-week corruption trial of his former top aide. Cuomo's former deputy executive secretary Joseph Percoco was convicted of three felonies in connection with a bribery and corruption scheme.
  • Former aide to Gov. Cuomo convicted in bribery case

    03/13/2018 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/13/2018 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK – A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making. A federal jury in Manhattan found Joseph Percoco guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes after deliberating for parts of three weeks. "Joseph Percoco was found guilty of taking over $300,000 in cash bribes by selling something priceless that was not his to sell – the sacred obligation to honestly and faithfully serve the citizens of New York," Manhattan...
  • NY Touts Economic Boom with South African Photo

    02/20/2018 6:20:50 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    © 1999-2018 Charter Communications ^ | February 20, 2018 @7:37 PM
    A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state's growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa.... The photo, showing seven towering heavy-lift cranes being used to build a stadium in Cape Town for the 2010 soccer World Cup, is a cropped version of one owned by Getty Images, available for licensing on its website for up to $575.... The gaffe comes as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development programs face questions over their effectiveness. Cuomo, a Democrat, said the programs have brought hundreds of thousands of jobs to the state. Critics, though,...
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Blames Fairness Doctrine Abolishment for Conservatism Popularity

    03/25/2010 8:20:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies · 827+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 25, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    It looks like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is running for the office of chief censor. He absolutely hates the free flow of ideas and makes it plain in this Digital Journal article about his appearance on the same London, Ontario stage where ironically two days earlier Canadian university officials attempted to censor Ann Coulter. Kennedy, upholding that same spirit of censorship, blames the abolition of the Fairness Doctrine for the rise of political views that don't fit into his liberal world vision: Hero of the right, President Ronald Reagan, is no hero to Kennedy. "He had the gift of making...
  • Diary bombshell: RFK’s secret slams against Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Gov. Cuomo

    09/09/2013 12:31:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    NY POST ^ | September 9, 2013 | 4:04am | By Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    The Post exclusively reported Sunday how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. grappled with what he called his “lust demons” and kept a scorecard of more than two dozen conquests in a secret diary. Below are more sensational details from the journal, in which RFK Jr., a member of the political elite, bashes everyone from then-brother-in-law Andrew Cuomo to the Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. [SNIP] The Revs. Jackson and Sharpton “give me the creeps,” Kennedy writes in a July 5 entry. “Al Sharpton has done more damage to the black cause than [segregationist Alabama Gov.] George Wallace. He has suffocated...
  • Claims that capping SALT deductions violate Constitution are meritless

    01/30/2018 7:18:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2018 | Rob Natelson
    Some leading proponents of centralized federal power have caught that ole-time states’-rights religion.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, for example, has been a fervid defender of ObamaCare and other congressional programs invading traditional areas of state control. But, he says, Congress violated the rules of federalism when its new tax law capped income tax deductions for state and local taxes paid (SALT deductions).Are Cuomo and his allies correct? Does the Constitution require Congress to include SALT deductions in its income tax laws? ADVERTISEMENT The Constitution’s actual language does not say so. Some cite a 1985 speech by the late Senator Daniel...
  • The Idiots That Don’t Concede Elections

    01/30/2018 9:45:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 30, 2018 | Christopher Chantrill
    Back when I was a young man I had a Greek-American friend that taught me Rule One about democratic politics. This was back in the mid-1970s when the Greek colonels had just conceded power back to the center-right party in Greece. What was needed now in Greece, my friend insisted, was that the center-right party concede power to the center-left party at the next election, and that the center-left party concede the next-but-one election to the center-right party. Here in America, the Democrats have failed to concede the last two normal change elections that went against them: the 2000 presidential...
  • Clobbered by new tax code, blue states — and pundits — plot their revenge

    01/03/2018 8:46:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 01/03/2018 | Andrea Riquier
    The Republican tax overhaul may not do a great deal to boost overall economic growth — but it’s already having one stimulus effect. Call it the Full Employment Act for Tax Pundits.Ever since the contours of the plan made clear that residents of high-tax states would take the biggest hits, a cottage industry devoted to strategizing blue-state tax work-arounds has emerged. As a reminder, Americans for generations have been able to deduct the amounts paid for state and local income tax, as well as property tax, from their federally taxable income. But the new law caps that amount at $10,000,...
  • Cuomo announces East Coast states will sue feds in new bid to thwart tax law

    01/26/2018 12:39:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/26/18 | Adam Shaw
    New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that a coalition of East Coast states will sue the federal government over the Trump-signed tax overhaul, in the latest bid to undermine the law that Republicans have cheered. The states -- New York, New Jersey and Connecticut -- appear to be taking aim at a provision that limits residents' state and local tax deduction (SALT) to $10,000. While the law contains sweeping tax rate cuts for businesses and individuals, taxpayers in high-tax states like those in the Northeast are expected to take a hit from the SALT change. Cuomo called it...
  • Cuomo proposes state tax overhaul to counteract federal reforms

    01/17/2018 8:08:11 AM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 16 2018 | Kirstan Conley and Danika Fears
    In a desperate move to “thwart” the federal tax overhaul, Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday he wants to make sweeping changes to the state tax code as he unveiled his new $168 billion budget plan. The governor’s proposal would shift the state from collecting an income tax paid by individuals to a payroll tax paid by businesses — which would be fully deductible by businesses on federal returns. ... > snip < ... To close the state’s $4.4 billion budget deficit, Cuomo proposed $1 billion in new taxes and fees.