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  • 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 · 22 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 ^ | 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.
  • Your Pension Isn't Safe From NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

    01/10/2018 7:07:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 10, 2018 | Nicholas Waddy
    Perceptive conservatives will have noticed by now that the self-righteousness of the left increasingly knows no bounds. To put it another way, there are very few people, companies, institutions, bureaucracies, or governments left that liberals have not excoriated, picketed, boycotted, or sued, all in an effort to extirpate from this planet whomever and whatever has the audacity to contradict them. Amusingly, this tendency towards perfectionism/sanctimony often pits leftists against one another. In the end, though, the damage that this epidemic of intolerance does to the fabric of American society is serious and lasting. Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled...
  • Cuomo says New York will sue over GOP tax law

    01/03/2018 5:01:46 PM PST · by matt04 · 94 replies
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that New York state will sue the federal government over the new Republican tax law, but legal experts are skeptical the lawsuit will hold up in court. Cuomo said New York will challenge a provision of the law that limits how much Americans can deduct from their federal taxes for payments made to state and local governments. Many of the people most affected by that provision live in states run by Democrats, which tend to have higher state and local tax rates. Cuomo, widely seen as a potential contender for the Democratic presidential...
  • Andrew Cuomo: Force Corporations To Pass Tax Savings To Workers

    12/28/2017 6:58:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 91 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Democrats don’t trust free markets, preferring to use the power of government to control the economy. And they don’t understand basic laws of supply and demand. Appearing on CNN this morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a good illustration of that distrust and ignorance. Cuomo kvetched about the reduction in the corporate tax rate contained in the tax bill. He claimed that the bill wound up being a benefit to the rich corporations, and that: “[Republicans] hope the rich corporations will then give it to the workers as a matter of their largesse. But if they actually wanted to...
  • Lorde Cancels Israel Concert Amid Calls for Cultural Boycott

    12/25/2017 3:01:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KSBW ^ | 12/25
    Grammy-award winning artist Lorde has canceled a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv following activists' calls for her to join the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. Eran Arielli, owner and founder of concert organizer Naranjah, which promoted the June show, confirmed the cancellation on Sunday. "The truth is that I was naive to think that an artist of her age can withstand the pressure involved in coming to Israel, and I take full responsibility and ask the forgiveness of fans, admirers, and other dreamers," Arielli wrote on Facebook. "I have no complains about her, and beyond that,...
  • Roseanne Barr slams 'bigot' Lorde for nixing Israel concert under BDS pressure

    12/26/2017 11:26:56 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Caleb Parke
    Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to blast Lorde after the singer cancelled a performance in Israel scheduled for next summer following pressure from anti-Israel activists. The New Zealand music star said in a statement that "the right decision at this time" was to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, which was announced earlier this month.
  • Lorde Cancels Israel Concert After Pressure from BDS Movement

    12/26/2017 5:00:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 26, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Grammy-winning singer Lorde has succumbed to peer pressure and canceled a concert in Israel as a way to cater to the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, a campaign created as a way to punish Israel for its "oppression" of Palestinians, according to its founders. The movement is so extreme that even liberal governors have condemned it. In June 2016, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order deeming that state agencies can strip funding from any company that is privy to the BDS movement.Still, Jewish activist Justine Sachs and Palestinian activist Nadia Abu-Shanab wanted to get Lorde's attention...
  • Governor's Office Awards $6.5M in Grants for Sexual Assault Victims

    12/10/2017 9:46:00 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | December 08, 2017 | Josefa Velasquez
    New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced nearly $6.5 million in grants to 55 anti-sexual assault crisis (abortion slush funds) run by hospitals, nonprofits and New York “agencies”.
  • The FBI is now investigating the NY Governor’s office

    12/10/2017 8:52:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot ^ | December 10, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Governor Cuomo? The gentlemen don’t have an appointment but said you’d want to see them...”Over a year ago I wrote about the discovery of a curious aspect of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s staffing situation. Nearly half (roughly 40%) of the people working directly for Cuomo were paid by other government departments rather than falling under the payroll umbrella of the executive branch. While not technically illegal in the view of most legal analysts at the time, it was yet another indicator of a general lack of transparency in the state capitol. But as it turned out, that practice continued...
  • New York governor's office dismisses FBI probe as 'charade'

    12/08/2017 9:54:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2017 7:04 PM EST | David Klepper
    The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended its hiring practices Friday amid scrutiny by the FBI, dismissing an investigation into a common practice in which senior staffers to the governor are paid by another state agency. The administration received a subpoena for documents months ago and is cooperating, Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said. New York governors, presidents from both parties and even the U.S. Department of Justice all have used similar staffing methods going back decades, he said. […] The investigation, which was first reported Friday by The Albany Times-Union, centers on the administration’s use of top staffers...