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  • Media Misses Key Ethical Questions In U.S. Senate Race In NY

    05/27/2010 1:04:44 PM PDT · by QueenCarlaC · 1 replies · 140+ views
    Official Wire ^ | May 27, 2010 | Official Wire
    Lack of insightful media coverage of political dirty tricks leads to “Stop D’Amato” Facebook campaign Published on May 27, 2010 by Official Wire (OfficialWire) WASHINGTON, D.C. You’ve seen Facebook sites that try to find a million fans of something. Now, thanks to inadequate media coverage in New York, a Facebook fan site is being used to educate the voting public. Created by America Outraged Political Action Committee, the recently launched “1,000+ People to STOP the D’Amato Machine!” ( seeks to find over a thousand people by May 28 to “like” the page and voice their disapproval of political power broker...
  • Andrew Cuomo kicks off run for governor with vow to 'rebuild New York' (Leads opposition by 40%)

    05/23/2010 1:29:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 949+ views
    Attorney General Andrew Cuomo finally went public with Albany's worst-kept secret yesterday -- throwing himself into the gubernatorial race with an ambitious strategy to shake up the "dysfunctional" Capitol and save the state. "I have a plan to rebuild New York from the ground up," Cuomo declared in front of the Tweed Courthouse in lower Manhattan, where he discussed his candidacy in front of hundreds of supporters. "We stand today next to one of the historic monuments to government corruption," he said. "Well, unfortunately, Albany's antics today could make Boss Tweed blush." Cuomo detailed his strategy for putting an end...
  • NY's Cuomo announces he's running for governor

    05/22/2010 8:34:49 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 9 replies · 425+ views
    <p>Democrat Andrew Cuomo made it official Saturday after months of playing coy: He will seek the New York governor's job once held by his father. Cuomo, who as state attorney general has built a national reputation with his campaigns against public corruption, posted a video and statement online announcing his candidacy, promising to continue his crusade and change the notoriously shady culture of Albany.</p>
  • AG eyes LI Ivy's poison; Hid Madoff scam

    05/13/2010 3:47:10 AM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies · 251+ views
    NY POST ^ | 5/12/10 | KAJA WHITEHOUSE
    ..... hedge-fund firm Ivy Asset Management is accused of hiding "disturbing facts" about Madoff from clients on fears the truth would crimp their revenue.....a civil lawsuit claims former CEO Lawrence Simon and ex-CIO Howard Wohl, were aware for some 10 years that Madoff's operation was suspect, but they "kept clients in the dark," pocketing $40M in advisory and due-diligence fees between 1998-2008 that led hundreds of investors, and dozens of NY union pensions and welfare plans, to lose a combined $227M.
  • Prosecutors Ask if 8 Banks Duped Rating Agencies (New York's would-be governor Andrew Cuomo)

    05/13/2010 6:54:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 150+ views
    New York Times ^ | 05/13/2010 | Louise Story
    The New York attorney general has started an investigation of eight banks to determine whether they provided misleading information to rating agencies in order to inflate the grades of certain mortgage securities, according to two people with knowledge of the investigation. The investigation parallels federal inquiries into the business practices of a broad range of financial companies in the years before the collapse of the housing market. Where those investigations have focused on interactions between the banks and their clients who bought mortgage securities, this one expands the scope of scrutiny to the interplay between banks and the agencies that...
  • State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada rejects Cuomo claim of sham program

    04/28/2010 6:36:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 198+ views
    Staten Island Advance ^ | April 28, 2010 | Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Sen. Pedro Espada calls the latest lawsuit filed against him by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo a further attempt at "political assassination" and denies running a sham job training program. In a suit today , Cuomo says the Bronx Democrat and his son Pedro G. Espada are violating labor laws and shortchanging workers through the training program at their Bronx health centers...
  • What's taking so long? 50% of NY Dems want Andrew Cuomo to declare he's running for governor now

    04/19/2010 8:14:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 264+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/19/2010 | Kenneth Lovett
    A growing number of Democrats want Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to formally announce his election plans now - rather than continue to delay. A full 50% of Democrats say Cuomo should declare his intentions now, according to the Siena College poll. And 62% of Democrats say he should run for governor rather than seek reelection as attorney general, compared to 22% who want him to stay where he is. Overall, voters by a 53% to 31% margin, want him to run for governor. Sources say Cuomo is likely to announce his gubernatorial bid as soon as next Wednesday, when he...
  • Andy fears 'crazy' Levy

    03/22/2010 1:06:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 463+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2010 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    Andrew Cuomo, gearing up for a late April announcement, breathed a loud sigh of relief over the weekend after hard-charging Democratic-turned-Republican Steve Levy failed to win Conservative Party backing for his new gubernatorial campaign. While Attorney General Cuomo enjoys a wide lead over all comers in the race for governor, he and his advisers believe the high-energy "and a little crazy" Suffolk County executive is a far more dangerous GOP opponent than former Rep. Rick Lazio, the undistinguished current Conservative favorite, or little-known Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, Democratic insiders say. "There is a lot of anger out there in New...
  • '60 Minutes' Silent on Government Role in Financial Crisis

    03/15/2010 1:27:56 PM PDT · by 198ml · 17 replies · 676+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/15/10 | Anthony Kang
    "He dug into the idiocy and negligence that produced the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression," Steve Kroft opened a segment of the March 14 CBS "60 Minutes," featuring author Michael Lewis' latest work - "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine." If Lewis "dug into the idiocy and negligence," he did so selectively - or that's what viewers could conclude from the long "60 Minutes" report, which concerned itself with how "some of Wall Street's smartest minds managed to destroy $1.75 trillion of wealth in the sub-prime mortgage markets." Somehow, in a 24-minute report about the sub-prime mortgage...
  • Prosecutor, Charge Thyself (Cuomo's role in the meltdown)

    02/08/2010 3:00:02 AM PST · by The Raven · 10 replies · 498+ views
    The Wall St Journal ^ | Feb 8, 2010 | editorial
    ... Entitled, "Highlights of HUD Accomplishments 1997-1999," the document chronicles the "accomplishments under the leadership of Secretary Andrew Cuomo, who took office in January 1997." View Full Image Associated Press Andrew Cuomo .HUD's Web visitors learn that in 1999 "Secretary Cuomo established new Affordable Housing Goals requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—two government sponsored enterprises involved in housing finance—to buy $2.4 trillion in mortgages in the next 10 years. This will mean new affordable housing for about 28.1 million low- and moderate-income families. The historic action raised the required percentage of mortgage loans for low- and moderate-income families that the...
  • Blaming Bank of America: Andrew Cuomo sues the bank for following Treasury orders.

    02/06/2010 5:44:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 847+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 6, 2010
    ... [Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's] charges are certainly creative in that they get the bank executives coming and going: "Bank of America's management intentionally failed to disclose massive losses at Merrill so that shareholders would vote to approve the merger. Once the deal was approved, Bank of America's management manipulated the federal government into saving the deal with billions in taxpayer funds by falsely claiming that they would back out of the deal without bailout funds." ... If Mr. Cuomo truly believes that BofA shareholders and executives deserve to pay the political cost of the financial crisis, perhaps a refresher...
  • Rick Lazio targets Andrew Cuomo in New York governor's race

    02/02/2010 12:09:09 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 360+ views ^ | February 01, 2010 | The Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Republican Rick Lazio told state Conservative Party leaders Monday that Democrat Andrew Cuomo has been hiding in a foxhole while Albany burns. Even as Lazio targeted Albany’s political status quo as out of touch with New Yorkers, he drew a challenge for the Republican nomination to run for governor from a candidate who said he represents the GOP’s antiestablishment “tea party” faction. The announcement by Warren Redlich of Albany County shows a revived interest in the prospects for the Republican party, which lost its base of power in the 2008 elections. Of Cuomo, Lazio said, “Rather than...
  • GOP gubernatorial wannabe Rep. Rick Lazio rips into Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

    02/01/2010 1:06:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 316+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/1/10 | Glenn Blain
    COLONIE, NY - GOP gubernatorial wannabe Rick Lazio ripped into Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Monday, saying "you can't lead from a foxhole." Addressing a state Conservative party conference, Lazio attacked Cuomo, who is expected to announce a run for governor in late March, for remaining behind the scenes and staying silent as New York grapples with one crisis after another. "A year ago Andrew Cuomo left this conference and rather than provide the kind of leadership the state is hungry for, he locked himself in his office and watched as Albany burned," Lazio said. He never mentioned Gov. Paterson's name...
  • Sandra Lee and Andrew Cuomo: A Love Story

    12/04/2009 7:57:25 PM PST · by iowamark · 62 replies · 5,499+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/03/2009 | Annie Karn
    ..New York's attorney general and his celebrity girlfriend, Food Network shortcut-cooking queen Sandra Lee, are out for a private pleasure cruise. Upstate and out of the limelight, it's just "Sandy" and "Andy," as they call each other, alone on the open road... Lee often cooks Italian food for Cuomo, whose favorite meal is her simple lasagna, which she prepares with canned tomato soup, cottage cheese and ground chuck... But as talk of a gubernatorial run for 51-year-old Cuomo begins to intensify—he enjoys a 67 percent job approval rating, and the most recent polls show him trouncing David Paterson by a...
  • Obama Requests That Paterson Drop Campaign

    09/19/2009 8:31:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 138 replies · 5,476+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9-19-2009 | By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has sent a request to Gov. David A. Paterson that he withdraw from the New York governor’s race, fearing that Mr. Paterson cannot recover from his dismal political standing, according to two senior administration officials and a New York Democratic operative with direct knowledge of the situation. The decision to ask Mr. Paterson to step aside was proposed by political advisers to Mr. Obama, but approved by the president himself, one of the administration officials said. “Is there concern about the situation in New York? Absolutely,” the second administration official said Saturday evening. “Has that concern...

    08/22/2009 8:03:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,191+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2009 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    By FREDRIC U. DICKER, STATE EDITOR ALBANY -- Gov. Paterson gets more grim political news today, as another statewide poll shows Attorney General Andrew Cuomo trouncing him by 4 to 1 in a hypothetical primary match next year. Democrats, by nearly 2 to 1, said that New York's accidental governor doesn't deserve to be elected on his own...
  • NY Attorney General Cuomo Sends Out Letter To Retailers To Halt The Sale Of Toy Guns

    07/28/2009 5:17:49 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 26 replies · 836+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/28/09 | talkradio03
    They not only go after the 2nd amendment, they wanna ban those toy guns too, no word on if the supersoaker 300 is on the list....
  • NYT Headline On Cuomo Probing ‘Immigration Fraud’ Too Good To Be True–And Is

    05/29/2009 4:32:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 505+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somewhere this morning, maybe in a scroll at Morning Joe, I saw an item about Andrew Cuomo cracking down on immigration fraud. Wow, I thought: what a pleasant surprise! I immediately devised a political theory to explain his move: as Cuomo prepares to run for governor, he must have decided he needs to appeal to average New Yorkers concerned about the flood of illegal immigration into the state. So I Googled ‘Cuomo’ + ‘immigration’ and sure enough found lots of stories. I focused on an article in the New York Times with this encouraging headline: “Cuomo Widens a Probe Into...
  • TARP Looking More Criminal by the Minute - The issue of TARP corruption may now extend from...

    04/24/2009 7:18:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,224+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 24, 2009 | Donald Luskin
    April 24, 2009, 1:42 a.m. TARP Looking More Criminal by the MinuteThe issue of TARP corruption may now extend from corporate CEOs and federal regulators to New York’s attorney general. By Donald Luskin Is TARP a criminal enterprise? When a CNBC producer called me on Wednesday to see if I’d debate that question on the Kudlow Report that evening, I thought the allegation was ridiculous. How could the U.S. Treasury’s Troubled Assets Relief Program to rescue the banking system possibly be compared to the Sopranos? But now I’m not so sure. Yesterday’s sensational claims by New York Attorney General...
  • Did Bernanke Bully BofA?

    04/23/2009 10:33:44 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies · 755+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/23/2009 | Brian Wingfield
    The integrity of the government's bailout actions are called into question by a new report. There's a lot at stake. A new report by the New York Attorney General says that government officials bullied Bank of America Chief Ken Lewis into accepting a merger with Merrill Lynch--then ordered him to keep mum about losses at Merrill. What's at stake? The integrity of the government's bailout actions, for one. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's reputation, for another. And of course Lewis' job. Thursday, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo released documents charging that in December former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson pressured...