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  • City Council backs Albany bill to create ‘Medicare for all’

    12/07/2018 8:39:26 AM PST · by EinNYC · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 6, 2018 | Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding
    The City Council on Thursday put its political clout behind a proposal in Albany to overhaul state health care by creating a “Medicare for all” program that would raise taxes by $139 billion a year. The single-payer plan would extend coverage to the roughly 1 million uninsured New Yorkers — including undocumented immigrants — and eliminate all co-pays and deductibles.
  • Louis Ciminelli sentenced to 28 months in Federal prison, $500 thousand fine (NY Corruption)

    12/03/2018 12:52:38 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 03, 2018 | WBEN Staff
    Prominent Buffalo developer Louis Ciminelli has been sentenced to 28 months in Federal prison along with a $500 thousand fine for his conviction on charges in connection with the 'Buffalo Billion' program. Ciminelli is out on bail pending appeal. Ciminelli was sentenced Monday in federal court for a pay-to-play conspiracy in which his firm won a development job worth a half billion dollars. Ciminelli and three others were convicted over the summer. Prosecutors say the scheme involved state-funded contracts worth more than $850 million. Prosecutors say Ciminelli and others in his company contributed nearly $100,000 to Cuomo's campaign. The Democratic...
  • Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Gave $10,000 To Manhattan DA After He Declined To File...

    10/09/2017 10:57:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 5, 2017 | David Sirota and Jay Cassano
    Full title: Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Gave $10,000 To Manhattan DA After He Declined To File Sexual Assault Charges Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer delivered $10,000 to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. in 2015, in the months after Vance’s office decided not to prosecute Weinstein over sexual assault allegations, according to an International Business Times review of campaign finance documents. That contribution from attorney David Boies — who previously headlined a fundraiser for Vance — was a fraction of the more than $182,000 that Boies, his son and his law partners have delivered to the Democrat during his political career....
  • Cuomo Orders NY AG to Pause Investigation Into Vance Over Weinstein Case

    08/29/2018 5:25:25 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 08.28.18 | Dan Clark
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in June ordered state Attorney General Barbara Underwood to pause her investigation into Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s handling of the Harvey Weinstein case, a spokeswoman for Underwood confirmed Tuesday.
  • Dear Santa, Please Bring Cuomo, de Blasio Copies of Trump’s 'Art of the Deal'

    11/16/2018 7:11:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
    Like many New Yorkers, I want Amazon to come to our state and its job creation to benefit our residents. You'd be hard pressed to find a city or state in America that would not welcome the economic activity created by capitalism. But the announcement by Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio that Amazon will receive $3 billion in our tax dollars in exchange for making Long Island City its new headquarters left fiscal policy wonks scratching their heads and taxpayers holding the bag. Despite some unfriendly policies adopted by Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo over the years placing...
  • New York’s new AG caught on selfie video using profanity and threats against Trump[tr]

    11/11/2018 4:06:26 PM PST · by kevcol · 46 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 11, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    Originally shared on social media over the weekend, the video shows New York Attorney General-elect Letitia James, a local politician who started out in the New York City Council 15 years ago, answering questions posed to her by what appears to be an avid supporter. . . When the supporter then asks her whether she plans to sue Trump, she answers, “Oh, we’re definitely going to sue. We’re going to be a real pain in the ass. He’s going to know my name personally.”
  • Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not be charged in abuse investigation

    11/08/2018 7:53:49 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    KPSX CNN ^ | November 8, 2018 | Staff
    Eric Schneiderman, the embattled former New York Attorney General who stepped down from his post after multiple women came forward with allegations of assault, will not face criminal charges for the incidents reported, the prosecutor tasked with overseeing the case told CNN. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas told CNN Thursday morning that her team interviewed members of Schneiderman’s security detail, employees who worked with him at the New York Attorney General’s office and witnesses. Singas was appointed to be the special prosecutor overseeing the investigation. “I personally interviewed each of the women who cooperated with our investigation along with...
  • Cuomo quietly raises hospital Medicaid rates as election nears

    11/04/2018 5:16:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 2, 2018 | Carl Campanile
    In a move just days before Election Day that boosts a powerful union ally, Gov. Cuomo has quietly increased Medicaid rates to hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report Friday. The state Health Department notified the public of a 2 percent hike for hospitals and 1.5 percent nursing homes on page 90 of Thursday’s New York State Register. There was no other announcement. The increase will benefit thousands of workers represented by the hospital workers union, Service Employees Union Local 1199, which endorsed Cuomo for a third term months earlier this year. The Empire Center’s Bill Hammond, who first spotted...
  • 'SNL' Mocks ‘Gross’ GOP Candidate Who Lost His Eye to an IED Blast

    11/04/2018 9:52:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 4, 2018 | Nicolas Fondacaro
    Since the Vietnam War, liberals have been known for their great disdain for America’s service members, despite their efforts to hide it. During NBC’s latest edition of Saturday Night Live, that disdain poked its ugly head out in the form of supposed comedian Pete Davidson mocking Republican congressional candidate and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw about the eye he lost to an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan, “or whatever” according to the funny man. The vile attack came during the SNL’s faux news segment “Weekend Update” where Davidson was mocking multiple Republican politicians for their looks. The comedian stated...
  • NYC SYNAGOGUE VANDALISM SUSPECT IS FORMER CITY HALL ANTI-HATE CRIME INTERN

    11/03/2018 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11.03.18 | Luke Rosiak
    The suspect in a synagogue vandalism act that forced the cancellation of a Democratic event is reportedly a former City Hall employee who worked on anti-hate crime issues and is a Democratic activist, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The New York Times and a Jewish couple helped the impoverished gay black man attend college where he studied African American studies, according to The Times. He resented New York liberals as patronizing, and railed against Israel and cultural appropriation, according to his Facebook profile. Before knowing his identity, politicians said the vandalism demonstrated why voting Democratic was needed and...
  • Mysterious device sent to Cuomo was benign thumb drive

    10/27/2018 10:46:46 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 13 replies
    timesunion ^ | Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | staff
    ALBANY — Amid a day of fear caused by a series of explosive devices sent to Democratic politicians as well as the Manhattan offices of CNN, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday said a suspicious package had been sent to his office in New York City. The truth followed within an hour: The package contained nothing more than a thumb drive containing material on the alt-right group known as the Proud Boys, according to Cuomo's spokesman. It was not immediately clear who had sent it.
  • CNN Airs Andrew Cuomo Accusation as Breaking News: 'This is Red vs. Blue Terrorism'

    10/25/2018 4:23:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Maybe CNN lacks the guts to directly claim that a Republican sent those devices. And so it has resorted to the cowardly contrivance of putting the accusation in the mouths of others. First, in its 6 AM New Day opening this morning, Alisyn Camerota highlighted a Washington Post headline: "Amid Incendiary Rhetoric, Targets of Trump's Words Become Targets of Bombs."Just in case the accusation wasn't explicit enough, CNN—under a "Breaking News" banner—then ran a clip of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo [brother of CNN's Chris Cuomo] saying: "This is political terrorism. This is American terrorism. This is red versus blue...
  • The Case For Larry Sharpe

    10/24/2018 11:28:50 AM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 24, 2018 | Gerard Perry
    I give my thoughts on why Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor of New York, is worthy of your vote, even if it's purely symbolic.
  • Now Kirsten Gillibrand and Letitia James are trying to dodge debates

    10/20/2018 8:33:19 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20, 2018 | Mary Kay Linge and Carl Campanile
    Republicans raged Saturday at the expanding number of top New York Democrats who are giving their challengers the silent treatment rather than debate them. So far, Gov. Cuomo, and two top Dems — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and attorney general candidate Letitia James — are ducking debates with their darkhorse opponents.
  • De Blasio used tax money to push national agenda: emails

    10/20/2018 8:38:43 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 19, 2018 | Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding
    Mayor Bill de Blasio used taxpayer resources to push his national political agenda — at one point even asking his staff to come up with a governmental excuse to justify a political trip to Washington, DC, emails show. In September 2015, Hizzoner was trying to build a coalition of labor and elected officials to support his Progressive Agenda — spending many hours each week peddling his income inequality platform to potential officials.
  • Molinaro says he wouldn’t have invited Proud Boys leader to GOP club

    10/19/2018 10:53:54 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 15, 2018 | Yoav Gonen
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro said Monday that he wouldn’t have invited the founder of a far-right organization to address the Metropolitan Republican Club on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The appearance of Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes’ club on Friday was followed by violent beat-downs of protesters outside that appeared to involve dozens of members of the group.
  • Why de Blasio Just Helped Republicans More Than Democrats While Campaigning for Gillum

    10/15/2018 8:57:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2018 | Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
    Mayor Bill de Blasio was in the battleground state of Florida this past weekend campaigning for the Bernie Sanders-backed Democratic nominee for governor, Andrew Gillum, but it is most likely the Republican ticket of Ron DeSantis and Janette Nunez that he helped by being there. Here in New York City, we’re facing record high homelessness, deplorable conditions in city public housing, and a crumbling transit system. Homeowners have also seen a 44% increase in the property taxes since de Blasio took office and now a push to open more homeless shelters, jails and even heroin injection centers in their neighborhoods....
  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • Cuomo Backtracks: 'It Is Fine' to Be Anti-Gun Control, Anti-Choice

    01/21/2014 7:44:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    weekly standard ^ | DANIEL HALPER
    New York governor Andrew Cuomo came under fire for criticizing pro-life and pro-Second Amendment citizens of his state -- and saying "that is not who New Yorkers are." Their problem is not me and democrats, their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives, who are right to life, pro assault weapon, anti-gay, is that who they are? Because if that is who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York. Because that is not who New Yorkers are. Now his office is backtracking and insisting...
  • A Tale of Two Cuomos

    01/23/2014 1:25:35 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | January 22, 2014 | Todd Aglialoro
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made news last week when during a radio interview he said “extreme conservatives” have “no place” in the Empire State. Who are these people? Among others, he said, those who are “right to life” or “anti-gay.”Later he tried to walk back this naked and nasty bit of intolerance, reassuring us that those who are “anti-choice” (one presumes he got a tongue-lashing from NARAL for saying “right to life” the first time) could stay in New York after all. But that bell, as the saying goes, can’t be un-rung.Catholics, of course, are “right to life”...