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  • CNN’s Cuomo: It Will Be Media’s Job To Act As Trump ‘Opposition’

    11/30/2016 11:55:21 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 85 replies
    According to CNN’s Chris Cuomo, it is the media’s job to serve as the “opposition” to President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration. On CNN’s New Day Wednesday morning, Cuomo vowed to oppose Trump’s policies, and stated he feels it is the job of the media as a whole to treat the next president of the United States with hostility. Per Cuomo, “The media cannot yield. This administration is going to demand constant fact-checking and opposition.” The CNN anchor, who is the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and the son the of late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, said the...
  • Cuomo signs law making it a crime to use 'bots' to buy concert tickets

    11/30/2016 5:08:10 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 14 replies
    http://buffalonews.com ^ | November 28, 2016 | Tom Precious
    ALBANY – New criminal penalties have been approved to restrict the use of automated ticket purchasing software known as “bots” that can gobble up mass amounts of sports and entertainment tickets before fans hoping to attend a popular event even have a chance to tap the buy button on their computers.
  • NY Governor’s top aides indicted on sweeping corruption charge

    11/23/2016 1:52:14 PM PST · by RKV · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/23/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    An array of figures from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s inner circle—including a confidante so close the governor called him “my father’s third son”—got slapped with a sweeping 14-count federal indictment today, which alleges they colluded in a pair of schemes to solicit bribes for state assistance and to rig economic development contracts for companies that gave to Cuomo’s campaigns.
  • NY Governor’s top aides indicted on sweeping corruption charges. (Is Hillary next?)

    11/23/2016 10:05:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ve discussed U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara here many times in the past. His pursuit of government corruption wherever it may be found and the prosecution of those who betray the trust of the public has become legendary. That’s why, when he told reporters earlier this year that he detected an “air of corruption” in the executive branch of New York’s state government people were rightly looking over their shoulders. Now his work in that area is moving into high gear. Bharara has made his case to a grand jury and been given the green light to take eight top...
  • Former Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco, seven others indicted in connection to upstate bribery scandal

    11/22/2016 5:26:34 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 22, 2016 | BY Victoria Bekiempis
    A federal grand jury indicted former Gov. Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco Tuesday for allegedly hustling upstate companies that wanted profitable government contracts, prosecutors said. The feds charged Percoco — Cuomo's ex-executive secretary and campaign manager — with six corruption counts in September. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara charged seven others in relation to the pay-to-play plot, whom a grand jury also indicted. They include the onetime honcho of State University of New York Polytchnic Institute, as well as six execs from prominent Upstate firms. Todd Howe, another Cuomo confidant-turned-lobbyist, secretly copped to corruption charges two days before cops collared Percoco...
  • Cuomo Creates Special Hate Crime Police Unit, Citing Alleged Post-Election Surge

    11/21/2016 5:59:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Stream ^ | 11/21/16 | Amber Randall
    New York State Police will create a special unit devoted to fighting hate crimes, due to the surge in post-election hate crimes, announced New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sunday.Cuomo announced that he ordered the state police to create the special hate crime unit while speaking at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, reports CNN.“Today I am directing the Division of State Police and the Division of Human Rights to put together a special team of trained professionals that will investigate these hate crime incidents,” Cuomo declared.Cuomo promised that those found guilty of hate crimes would be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the...
  • [Trump aide] Kellyanne Conway to CNN anchor about Trump's tweeting: 'Why do you care?'

    11/21/2016 4:48:24 PM PST · by Hadean · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    A top aide to President-elect Donald Trump is dismissing questions about Trump's tweeting, asking why a network news anchor would care. "Why take it up? Why take up 'SNL'? No president does that. Why waste time? Why distract?" CNN's Chris Cuomo asked Kellyanne Conway Monday morning. "Why do you care?" Conway replied in the contentious interview. Trump over the weekend tweeted criticisms of "Saturday Night Live" and repeatedly called on the "Hamilton" cast to apologize to Mike Pence for comments targeted at the vice president-elect. "Who's to say he can't do that? Make a comment — spend five minutes sending...
  • Cuomo Launches Hate Crime Hotline After Trump Win

    11/15/2016 2:45:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Observer ^ | November 15, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a statewide emergency call-in system today to deal with a burst of racially and religiously-motivated incidents following the incendiary election of Donald Trump to the presidency. The Democratic governor rolled out the toll-free number—(888) 392-3644—in Rochester this afternoon, and encouraged New Yorkers who think they may have been the victim of a bias crime to ring. Since Trump’s shocking victory one week ago on a fiercely anti-immigration platform, spray-painted swastikas have proliferated at college campuses like the New School and the State University of New York at Geneseo, in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish enclave of Crown Heights...
  • (NY Gov) Cuomo talks infrastructure with (Pres-Elect) Trump post-election (after trashing him)

    11/10/2016 2:31:36 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Times Union ^ | November 9, 2016 | Matthew Hamilton
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Skip Dickstein, Times Union) Cuomo, a Democrat and Hillary Clinton surrogate, had been fiercely critical of Republican Trump in the lead-up to Tuesday’s election, calling him “un-New York” over the weekend. But Cuomo indicated his Wednesday conversation with Trump was cordial.“We had a good conversation,” said the governor, who called Trump. “He is a New Yorker, and we talked about issues for New York and building that we’re doing, the infrastructure, how we’re doing it. So it was a good conversation, and I look forward to working together.”In his sixth year as governor, Cuomo has placed serious focus on high-priced mega-projects...
  • Greek Orthodox inexplicably give highest ‘humanitarian’ award to pro-abort Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    10/29/2016 10:28:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    NEW YORK CITY, October 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's representatives, known as "Archons," bestowed the church's highest lay honor on one of the country's most notorious promoters of abortion, same-sex "marriage," and transgender bathrooms in schools. Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate led by Archbishop Demetrios presented the Athenagoras Human Rights Award to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on October 15 at the New York Hilton. Once again, those who lead the Greek Orthodox Church have proved with a “humanitarian” award that in their overriding quest to be approved by Caesar they couldn't care less about the most vulnerable...
  • The Al Sharpton of Power Companies Set to Get a New York State Bailout

    10/19/2016 11:52:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2016 | Seton Motley
    The Reverend Al Sharpton is famous. What he should be is notorious. He has many, many life lowlights. The one that pertains to our conversation here is the 2014 New York Times report that he was at that time $4.5 million short on his federal and New York state taxes. That’s a lot. And it brings to mind many thoughts regarding the Reverend. None of which, for normal people, is: What this guy really deserves is a government bailout check. Yet that is what New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the verge of doing for Exelon Generation...
  • Chris Cuomo: We At CNN Can Possess WikiLeaks Emails, But You Can't

    10/17/2016 8:09:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    CNN's Chris Cuomo lectured his viewers on Sunday that he and other journalists have the right to possess the stolen WikiLeaks emails, but you regular folks can't. Of course, he's wrong. There's something called the First Amendment. WikiLeaks called out the anchor's untrue assertion on Twitter. CNN falsely states that it unlawful for the public--but not for CNN--to search WikiLeaks #PodestaEmails pic.twitter.com/sZMoM9iT2i— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 16, 2016 Social media users are rightfully annoyed by Cuomo's assertion, suspecting he's trying to ensure Americans listen to CNN's interpretation of the hacked emails instead of letting them read the messages for themselves.On Sunday, WikiLeaks released the ninth batch...
  • New York governor: Corruption allegations 'reprehensible'

    09/23/2016 4:07:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2016 5:15 PM EDT | David Klepper and Carolyn Thompson
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo, addressing a scandal that has rocked his administration and its economic development initiatives, said Friday that while he finds the corruption allegations “reprehensible” and disappointing, they won’t derail efforts to revitalize the upstate economy. The Democrat addressed the corruption allegations against former aide and friend Joe Percoco and seven others head on during a speech in Buffalo. He said afterward he knew nothing about the allegations in advance. […] Court papers allege Percoco took more than $315,000 in bribes from 2012 through 2016 from Syracuse-based COR Development, a construction and development firm, and from Braintree-Massachusetts-based Competitive Power...
  • Giuliani on Hannity: Responsibility for Isis is completely Obama's and Hillary's (9-19)

    09/20/2016 1:49:03 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    "Hannity discusses a variety of topics with Mayor Giuliani including the terror incidents in NY and NJ over the weekend, the onus on Obama and Hillary for ISIS, profiling, and Mayor de Blasio's performance regarding the weekend terror activity." Links to specific discussions in the interview: Brief discussion of Chelsea and NJ terror over the weekend, including possible error by the FBI. Giuliani puts responsibility for ISIS on Obama and Hillary. Three issues in the coming election that affect terrorism profoundly. Profiling de Blasio over the weekend.
  • Vanity - Hillary Clinton Lies to the American people, once again!!!

    09/11/2016 7:00:32 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 7 replies
    Both Hillary Clinton & Donald J. Trump mutually agreed that neither would campaign on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in rememberance of the innocent thousands of people slaughtered in the 911 Radical Muslim Terrorist attacks that killed 3000 people and destroyed the World Trade Center Buildings in New York City. As usual, the serial lie telller, Clinton did not honor her word, appearing in an in-depth interview with Chris Cuomo, on CNN, the Clinton News Network. Cuomo, relaxed as ever, not caring about 911 at all,.....did this interview, while FNC, Fox New Channel, was having the names of "all" the innocent...
  • Sources: Bill Nojay committed suicide in cemetery

    09/09/2016 10:30:29 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 81 replies
    WHEC news ^ | 9/9/2016 | WHEC Reporter
    Sources tell News10NBC that Assemblyman Bill Nojay has committed suicide. Officers were called to the Riverside Cemetery on Lake Avenue around 9:20 Friday morning for reports of shots fired. Sources say Nojay, 59, was found dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The New York Daily News reports Nojay was at his family burial plot. Investigator Frank Camp says officers saw a man shoot himself. At this time investigators are not making a connection to Bill Nojay. The investigation is ongoing. We're told Nojay was supposed to turn himself in on Friday for fraud charges. According to a report from...
  • ‘No Right or Wrong’ on Economic Development Programs, Andrew Cuomo Says—Just Opinions

    08/17/2016 10:11:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 08/17/16 12:25pm | Will Bredderman
    Facing numerous analyses showing his signature jobs programs misallocated resources and put few New Yorkers to work, Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued today that any such assessments are only a matter of political point of view. Speaking after an unrelated event in the Bronx, the governor defended his attacks last week on state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who released unflattering audits of two Cuomo programs this summer. The governor again insisted that those findings were just DiNapoli’s opinions, opinions which are open to debate given the comptroller’s history as an assemblyman from Long Island. […] … (Cuomo’s) Startup NY initiative, which grants...
  • New York ranks ‘least free’ state in nation: study

    08/16/2016 6:32:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | 3:20am | Carl Campanile
    New York is the “least free” state of any in the nation because of its high taxes and heavy-handed rules controlling daily life, according to a study released Monday. The Cato Institute analysis ranked New York dead last for economic and personal freedom. New Hampshire, which has no sales tax and whose motto is “Live Free or Die,” was ranked No. 1. By comparison, New York symbolizes big government run amok, the report from the conservative libertarian group said. “New York looks set to remain the least free state for many years to come,” the group said. …
  • CNN's Chris Cuomo: Media 'Made' Trump, 'We Juiced Him to Get In' for Excitement (bias admitted!)

    08/15/2016 7:37:15 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 15, 2016 | 9:31 PM EDT | By Brad Wilmouth |
    On Monday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the FBI turning over notes on Hillary Clinton's email server testimony to Congress, and whether GOP candidate Donald Trump will manage to successfully use the email issue against her, CNN co-host Chris Cuomo at one point complained about Trump accusing the media of bias against him as the CNN anchor declared that the GOP candidate was "made in large part by the amount of attention he got from the media." The New Day co-host went on to recall that "We've juiced him to get into this race because we thought...
  • Government reform groups slam Super PAC disclosure bill, claim it will ‘chill’ activism

    ALBANY - Government reform and other groups are urging Gov. Cuomo to veto or fix a bill requiring more disclosure by Super PACs and non-profit lobbying organizations... The bill would require Super PACs known as independent expenditure to disclose more about their donors... Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, charged that the bill "is intended to squash advocacy groups' opposition to government officials and actions." The Lawyers Alliance for New York and Family Planning Advocates said the bill could have unintended consequences. "The bill will affect (non-profit groups) and their donors, whose contributions have nothing to do with lobbying,"...
  • RUDY GIULIANI FULL INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS CUOMO - NEW DAY CNN (8/11/2016)

    08/11/2016 7:03:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/11/2016 | Chris Cuomo
    RUDY GIULIANI FULL INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS CUOMO - NEW DAY CNN (8/11/2016)
  • Critics: NY Gov. Cuomo's Start-Up jobs figures don't add up

    08/06/2016 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 6, 2016 11:24 AM EDT | David Klepper
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature economic development program may have created fewer jobs than the state says. The Democratic governor’s administration released a report on Start-UP NY that says the program has generated 408 jobs since its 2013 launch. But a close look at the database accompanying the report puts the number at 395, and a lawmaker says other discrepancies suggest dozens of jobs may have been double-counted. …
  • Notre Dame’s Deal with the Devil

    08/04/2016 7:43:55 AM PDT · by Salman · 11 replies
    First Things ^ | 8 . 4 . 16 | William Dempsey
    Tim Kaine is a Georgetown graduate, but he and other pro-choice Catholic politicians owe much to Notre Dame. As Matthew Franck has observed in First Things, Mario Cuomo’s 1984 “personally opposed but won’t impose” speech at the university was a “watershed moment” for pro-choice apologists. Notre Dame’s gift to Cuomo of a high-visibility platform and an enthusiastic audience seemed to stamp “nihil obstat” on his argument. (Despite, as Dr. Franck explained, the “crashing ineptitude” of Cuomo’s rationale.) Then a couple of months ago, just in time for Senator Kaine’s campaign on a ticket with the most radical pro-abortion platform in...
  • $15 minimum wage shutters old-school Brooklyn diner

    07/23/2016 9:46:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | 10:47pm | Jennifer Bain and Natalie O’Neill
    Say goodbye to the late-night fries and gravy. One of the last classic Brooklyn diners is biting the dust — and soon they’ll all die off due to the state’s minimum-wage increase and other factors, restaurateurs and economic experts predicted Friday. The owner of the four-decade-old, 24-hour greasy spoon, Del Rio Diner in Gravesend, said his place is closing down because he can’t afford to pay cooks $15 an hour, along with rising rents and expensive Health Department inspection fees. …
  • Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Exempt Sales and Use Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products

    07/23/2016 7:45:33 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 34 replies
    New York State ^ | 7/21/16 | New York State
    TOP Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Exempt... SHARE Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that eliminates sales tax on feminine hygiene products. The bill (A.7555-A/S.7838) exempts these products from local and State sales tax. “This is a regressive tax on essential products that women have had to pay for far too long and lifting it is a matter of social and economic justice,” Governor Cuomo said. “I commend Assemblywoman Rosenthal and Senator Serino on their strong advocacy and for hard work in passing this important legislation.” Feminine hygiene products have been taxable since the state sales tax was first...
  • New York State to pay $680 U.S. citizenship application fee for 2,000 low-income immigrants

    07/14/2016 6:15:22 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 14, 2016 | PATRICJA OKUNIEWSKA & REUVEN BLAU
    New York State will pick up the application fee for 2,000 low-income immigrants seeking to become U.S. citizens, Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday. The lucky applicants will be chosen by a lottery system set up by the NaturalizeNY program, with help from the Daily News and multiple civic groups and charities. “What the governor’s office is proposing here is fantastic,” said News Editor-in-Chief Jim Rich. “The Daily News is proud to be a part of this important program. So many hardworking people deserve this opportunity and we are thrilled to be a part of making it the dream a reality.” The...
  • New York wind farm part of larger offshore energy ambitions

    07/14/2016 10:03:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2016 3:10 PM EDT | Frank Eltman
    A New York utility plans to approve a wind farm off eastern Long Island that it says would be the nation’s largest offshore wind energy project built to date. The project would be the first phase of a more ambitious effort to construct hundreds of electricity-producing turbines in the Atlantic Ocean in the coming years. The announcement that the Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a proposed 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm in U.S. waters east of Montauk at a meeting next week was greeted enthusiastically by energy experts, elected officials and environmentalists. […] The U.S. lags behind Europe and...
  • Three charged in murder of Cuomo aide in Brooklyn

    06/29/2016 11:35:07 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/16
    Three men were charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting death of an aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year in Brooklyn. The three men were identified as Micah Alleyne, 24, Tyshawn Crawford, 21, and Keith Luncheon, 24. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office alleged that the three engaged in “mutual combat” during the early morning hours of Sept. 7, 2015. Carey Gabay was shot in the head in September during a West Indian music festival called J'Ouvert. The 43-year-old lawyer and expectant father was a first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corp. Alleyne and “numerous...
  • Donald Trump rips Chris Cuomo from CNN for lying about NAFTA to protect Hillary Clinton

    06/04/2016 11:22:16 AM PDT · by GilGil · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/9/2016 | Chris Cuomo/Trump on CNN
    This video shows how CNN also known as Clinton News Network and their hosts will blatantly lie to the American public in order to protect Hillary Clinton. Videos courtesy of CNN and government archives.
  • Cuomo fundraiser guest list: Embattled lobbyist, COR execs, Joanie Mahoney

    05/19/2016 4:36:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | May 19, 2016 at 6:56 AM | By Mike McAndrew | mmcandrew@syracuse.com
    The guest list at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fundraiser six months ago at a private club in Albany reads like a who's who in prosecutor Preet Bharara's investigation of Cuomo's Upstate economic development projects. WOH Government Solutions, the firm that lobbyist Todd Howe ran, provided an in-kind contribution to Cuomo's campaign by paying $913 to the Fort Orange Club, where the fundraiser was held the evening of Dec. 14. Howe, Cuomo's then-deputy secretary Joseph Percoco and executives of COR Development were also at Cuomo's private fundraiser. A COR subsidiary and COR executives gave Cuomo $25,000 in checks about a month after...
  • College Baseball Team Will Be Denied Shot At Nationals Due to NC Bathroom Controversy

    05/12/2016 5:13:46 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 55 replies
    The Mental Recession ^ | 05/12/16 | Rusty Weiss
    Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in upstate New York has a solid baseball team this season. In fact, player Kyle Bestle believes “I think we have a real shot at going to the national championship.” It would be the culmination of years worth of work, practice, and dedication to reach the nationals. A dream come true. Alas, it is not to be. Why? Is it because of a player injury? An unfortunate outcome in the qualifying tournament? Not quite. The HVCC baseball team will not be going to nationals because of Governor Cuomo’s ban on non-essential travel to North Carolina,...
  • FBI raids homes of two Cuomo cronies amid corruption probe

    05/09/2016 7:19:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    A Manhattan federal judge approved search warrants for at least three locations, and the raids were carried out two weeks ago, a law-enforcement source said. The feds were able to secure the warrant for Howe’s out-of-state home by arguing that he conducted business within the Southern District of New York, which covers Manhattan, The Bronx and the northern suburbs, the source said. Howe and Percoco, who in January began working as a top exec at Madison Square Garden, are at the center of a probe that Cuomo’s office has said involves “questions of improper lobbying and undisclosed conflicts of interest...
  • Trump's Corrupt And Liberal New York Values

    04/11/2016 4:41:42 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In a Fox News debate, Donald Trump attacked Sen. Ted Cruz’s critical reference to “New York values” with a passionate reference to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. As Real Clear Politics reported his remarks: I’ve had more calls on that statement that Ted made, that New York is a great place, it’s got great people, it’s got loving people, wonderful people. When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than New York.
  • (December 8, 2015) Trump's Son starts promoting Paladino for Governor

    Yesterday, Donald Trump’s son-in-law began promoting the rather remote prospect of Carl Paladino as a 2018 gubernatorial candidate in a publication that he owns and manages. Jared Kushner is the son of a wealthy New Jersey real estate developer. At age 25 with his father in prison, the younger Kushner purchased a majority stake in The New York Observer for $10 million.
  • Ted Cruz, a breath of fresh air in Upstate!

    04/08/2016 12:06:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Albany Times Union Joy In These Days Blog ^ | April 8, 2016 | Liz Lemery Joy
    Dear Readers, I had the opportunity to listen to Ted Cruz yesterday. As a Christian voter and lifelong Upstate New Yorker I value the things he had to say. He was a breath of fresh air to our area! A welcome contrast to the typical pompous, political windbags like, Gov. Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer, Paul Tonko- and the Times Union Newspaper- (which absolutely stumps for all of them on a regular basis). I love New York… I was born and raised here. All my relatives are from here, and post active-duty military service, my husband and I returned to...
  • New York is consistently one of the top 5 states in the nation to ‘welcome’ refugees

    04/06/2016 11:50:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    refugeeresettlementwatch ^ | April 3 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    But, contrary to what you might think, it isn’t New York City they are going to. Resettlement contractors operating in the state are placing them in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica along with a whole host of smaller cities throughout the state. On these pages over the years we’ve told you about problems and especially made note of the UN designated ‘Town that Loves Refugees‘ (Utica) having serious problems now with schools overloaded with educationally needy children, here. It does not take a genius to figure out that there is a huge cost associated with educating children who do...
  • NY gov bans state-funded travel to Mississippi

    04/05/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2016
    JACKSON, Miss. — The Latest on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signing a bill law that allows religious groups and some private employers to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs (all times local): New York's governor has banned nonessential state-funded travel to Mississippi after that state's governor signed a law allowing religious groups and some businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the ban Tuesday, the same day Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed the measure, which supporters say will protect those who have religious objections to same-sex marriage. . . . Last week Cuomo,...
  • NY Gov. Cuomo Bans State Travel to North Carolina But Encourages Cuba Visits

    03/29/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 29, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    New York's Democratic governor banned state travel to North Carolina this week, citing its residents' supposed lack of equal protection under the law, weeks after he announced efforts to facilitate travel from New York to Cuba, which is ruled by a repressive communist dictatorship that routinely imprisons political dissenters. "In New York, we believe that all people—regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation—deserve the same rights and protections under the law," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in announcing a ban on "non-essential" state travel to North Carolina. The move came in response to a new North Carolina law that restricts...
  • NY’s Gov Cuomo Banned All ‘Non-Essential’ State Travel to NC After Anti-LGBTQ Bill Signing

    03/29/2016 10:38:17 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3/29/16 | Lindsey Ellefson
    In a move that North Carolina’s governor Pat McRory is calling “political theater” along with the rest of the opposition to his latest bill signing, New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio have both moved to ban “non-essential” state travel to North Carolina. The executive order was released to Cuomo’s website yesterday and is a response to McRory signing a fast-tracked bill that repealed every local piece of legislation in place to protect LGBTQ+ people and mandated that they use the bathroom that corresponds with the sex they were assigned at birth. According to...
  • Andrew Cuomo bans all non-essential travel to N.C.

    03/29/2016 8:22:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 29, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    The move is the latest political response to Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's Friday approval of legislation by the N.C. state assembly that maintains, in instances of gender-specific facilities, individuals must use that which is identified on his or her birth certificate. In addition, the law bans cities and municipalities from passing laws that would seek to circumvent the overarching state law.
  • Pamela Anderson asks New York Gov Cuomo to put prisoners on a vegan diet to save $2 million a year

    03/10/2016 2:24:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/09/16 | Ashley Collman
    Pamela Anderson wants to cut the cheese - and meat - out of New York prisoners' diets. The Baywatch beauty wrote an open letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, on behalf of PETA, suggesting that he make all prison meals vegan. The famous vegetarian says that the diet switch could save the state millions, and she even offered to visit a penitentiary to cook for the inmates if he takes up her offer, as she did last year for a prison in Arizona.
  • If Trump wins, Cuomo could be out

    03/08/2016 7:12:34 AM PST · by b4its2late · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 7 2016 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Donald Trump’s fired-up New York backers predict that a victory by him in November would set the stage for defeating Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2018 — and lead to the ouster of their own GOP leader next year. They also predict that if the Manhattan developer becomes president, he’d work from the White House to turn New York away from the anti-business, tax-and-spend, “progressive’’ Democratic politicians, including Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who now dominate City Hall and the state Capitol. The Trump supporters, who lost out Friday in an effort to convince state GOP Chairman Ed Cox to...
  • Thousands of NY state sex offenders due to disappear from public registry

    02/07/2016 6:10:07 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 31 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/7/16
    The names of thousands of New York State sex offenders are due to come off a public registry, prompting demands for a change in the law. State law requiring Level 1 offenders to report their whereabouts to the registy for a 20-year period was up Jan. 1, News 12 Long Island reports. The law took effect in 1996. Laura Ahearn of the Long Island advocacy group Parents of Megan’s Law told the station about 60 to 70 Level 1 sex offenders in Nassau and Suffolk alone will come off the registry this year. “We have a stack of Level 1...
  • Gov. Cuomo issues travel ban as killer blizzard wallops New York; storm could be one of five worst

    01/23/2016 9:50:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/23/16 | Meg Wagner
    Gov. Cuomo issued a travel ban Saturday, shutting down roads and some train service as a killer blizzard bears down on New York City. New York City and state roads will close to all traffic except emergency responders at 2:30 p.m. Metro-North and Long Island Railroad service will stop at 4:00 p.m., the governor said. MTA will also shutter service for exterior subway routes at 4 p.m., Cuomo said. The massive blizzard will go down as one of the five worst in city history, Mayor de Blasio said Saturday. The storm - which killed at least nine people as it...
  • Cuomo: New Yorkers Not ‘Judgmental’ Like Cruz(But he says conservatives are not welcome in NY)

    01/15/2016 2:18:46 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 43 replies
    wsj ^ | 1/15/16 | e orden
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s attack on “ New York values” has attracted the ire of a prominent New Yorker: Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In three TV interviews on Friday, the morning after the most recent GOP presidential debate, Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, excoriated Mr. Cruz, the Texas senator, for his comments the previous evening. “We’re not judgmental, negative and hostile, the way Cruz was,” Mr. Cuomo told NY1. “In one, 30-second sound-bite, he was offensive to gays, he was offensive to women, he offended 18 million New Yorkers — one of the largest Congressional delegations, by the way, in the country.” A...
  • No crime found in shutdown of anti-corruption panel

    01/12/2016 8:26:22 PM PST · by Bob434 · 10 replies
    The Post Star ^ | January 11, 2016 | MICHAEL VIRTANEN and DAVID KLEPPER
    This source doesn't allow for reposts I believe so I'll just summarize: An investigation apparently 'couldn't find any evidence' that a crime was committed when Gov Cuomo shut down his own ethics committee. It appears that the big investigation that was announced for January is now over, and of course 'no corruption could be found' according to the investigators- http://poststar.com/ap/national/no-crime-found-in-shutdown-of-anti-corruption-panel/article_c577fe47-a397-5996-a0d8-972acd7d0892.html
  • Trump Rallies Against Cuomo, New York Gun Control [ 04/01/14 ]

    01/08/2016 8:01:46 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 6 replies
    Yahoo / Associated Press ^ | 04/01/2014 | DAVID KLEPPER
    ALBANY, N.Y.  On April 1st 2014, Donald Trump spoke at a large rally on Empire State Plaza.  Thousands of gun rights activists attended. Trump hasn't just taken up this issue as some have stated.  At this rally he spoke out against Cuomos new gun control efforts. This is a Yahoo / Associated Press article, so I am not going to post the article.  I think folks will find it revealing. Please use the link provided to learn more.
  • N.Y. Restaurant Owners Plead for Mercy as Gov. Cuomo Tightens Screws on Wages [Min. $15/hr.]

    01/07/2016 8:49:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/07/2016 | Rod Kackley
    More than 100 restaurant owners in the state of New York are begging Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) not to force them to pay their waiters and waitresses $15 an hour. But it's doubtful he heard them over the roar of union workers at rallies Jan. 4 supporting Cuomo's call for a statewide $15 an hour minimum wage. Melissa Fleischut, president and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association, can see the $15 an hour wage coming, but she's hoping for a five-year moratorium for people who make their livings on tips. She said her organization's members would be crushed...
  • Cuomo orders homeless to seek shelter during cold spells

    01/03/2016 6:18:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 | Brooks Hays
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order require all homeless people to seek shelter when temperatures drop below freezing. The order directs state agencies -- including police, social services and others -- to take "all necessary steps to identify individuals reasonably believed to be homeless and unwilling or unable to find the shelter necessary for safety and health in inclement winter weather, and move such individuals to the appropriate sheltered facilities." The directive goes into effect Tuesday. A 2015 count tallied 88,250 homeless people in New York, statewide -- the...
  • Cuomo: Suspect in Rochester New Year's Eve attack became Muslim in NY prison

    12/31/2015 2:20:37 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 12.31.15 | Teri Weaver
    A man suspected of supporting the Islamic State and planning a New Year's Eve attack in Rochester became a Muslim while serving in a state prison, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today. Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged Emanuel Lutchman, 25, of Rochester, with attempting to provide material support to terrorists. The governor said Lutchman had served time for robbery in Attica, which is home to the state-run Wyoming Correctional Facility. Cuomo said the man "became radicalized" on the Internet. The federal complaint says Lutchman is a self-professed convert to Islam who claimed to receive direction from an overseas ISIS member and...