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  • 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 Cruzís critical reference to ďNew York valuesĒ with a passionate reference to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. As Real Clear Politics reported his remarks: Iíve had more calls on that statement that Ted made, that New York is a great place, itís got great people, itís 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 Trumpís 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 YorkÖ 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 Ďwelcomeí 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 isnít 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 weíve told you about problems and especially made note of the UN designated ĎTown that Loves RefugeesĎ (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. ó 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 peopleóregardless of their gender identity or sexual orientationódeserve 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...
  • NYís Gov Cuomo Banned All ĎNon-Essentialí 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 Carolinaís governor Pat McRory is calling ďpolitical theaterĒ along with the rest of the opposition to his latest bill signing, New Yorkís governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Cityís mayor Bill de Blasio have both moved to ban ďnon-essentialĒ state travel to North Carolina. The executive order was released to Cuomoís 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 Trumpís fired-up New York backers predict that a victory by him in November would set the stage for defeating Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2018 ó and lead to the ouster of their own GOP leader next year. They also predict that if the Manhattan developer becomes president, heíd work from the White House to turn New York away from the anti-business, tax-and-spend, ďprogressiveíí 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 ‚ÄėJudgmental‚Äô 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‚Äôs attack on ‚Äú New York values‚ÄĚ 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. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre not judgmental, negative and hostile, the way Cruz was,‚ÄĚ Mr. Cuomo told NY1. ‚ÄúIn one, 30-second sound-bite, he was offensive to gays, he was offensive to women, he offended 18 million New Yorkers ‚ÄĒ one of the largest Congressional delegations, by the way, in the country.‚ÄĚ 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...
  • Preet Bharara drops ominous tweet in midst of Cuomo's $2 billion awards show

    12/10/2015 5:08:28 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | 12.10.15 | By Teri Weaver | tweaver@syracuse.com
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- As Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on the cusp of awarding $2 billion in economic development money in Albany this morning, a top U.S. prosecutor made it clear that he was watching. It was a chilling first tweet from the prosecutor who is looking into state contracts awarded in Cuomo's key Upstate project -- the Buffalo Billion. Bharara is the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. He's been targeting political corruption in Albany for more than a year. Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted by a federal jury last week. Former Senate leader, Dean...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Why the Kennedys loathe Andrew Cuomo: He failed to pay tens of thousands for family...

    12/10/2015 1:46:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/09/15 | Martin Gould
    EXCLUSIVE: Why the Kennedys loathe Andrew Cuomo: He failed to pay tens of thousands for family expenses while married to RFK's daughter, pressured an ally to charge his ex for drug-driving and used Kennedy name to further his ambition New York Governor Andrew Cuomo failed to pay tens of thousands of dollars into a fund as his share of the family's expenses while married to one of Robert F. Kennedy's daughters, Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively. The result of his inaction is that ex-wife Kerry Kennedy is considerably worse off than her eight surviving siblings or other members of...
  • Watch: Trump-Cuomo Interview: "You're Acting Out Of Fear"

    12/08/2015 9:14:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN‚Äôs ‚ÄúNew Day,‚ÄĚ host Chris Cuomo interviewed Donald Trump about his call to ban all Muslims from coming into the Untied States, which got very heated.
  • Andrew Cuomo and his Kennedy ex-wife have battled for years over child support as 'he didn't make a

    12/07/2015 10:45:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/07/15 | Regina F. Graham
    Andrew Cuomo and his Kennedy ex-wife have battled for years over child support as 'he didn't make any payments' New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his ex-wife Kerry Kennedy have been reportedly battling for years over 'substantial' child support payments for their three daughters. According to the New York Post, for the past at least two years, the former couple has been involved in 'lawyer-assisted go-rounds over substantial amounts' of child support payments, and finally reached an agreement about some of the obligations two weeks ago. Sources told the Post that Cuomo, 58, and Kennedy, 56, continued to fight over...
  • Emboldened By Silver Conviction, Bharara To Indict Cuomo Jan 2nd

    12/02/2015 2:20:14 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    Buffalo Chronicle ^ | December 1, 2015
    United States Attorney Preet Bharara feels emboldened, sources say, following the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver -- on all of seven corruption charges. Despite lacking a 'smoking gun' to constitute an explicit quid pro quo, the jury handed Bharara a sweeping win. Such is the public's appetite for corrupt politicians, observers say. Three sources are confirming that Bharara intends to indict Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 2nd -- along with a half dozen associates and former staffers -- on public corruption, racketeering, conspiracy, and honest services fraud. The Chronicle is unable to confirm widespread rumors that the former...
  • Congressman Calls for Investigation into Cuomo Administration after $265 Million ‚ÄúDisappears‚ÄĚ

    12/01/2015 12:00:42 PM PST · by rightistight · 29 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 12/1/15 | Aurelius
    Congressman Chris Gibson of New York is calling for an investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration after learning hundreds of millions of dollars in loans went to Health Republic, an insurance co-op that lasted only two years, and which caused 215,000 New Yorkers to lose their insurance. Health Republic was founded in 2013 with $265 Million in federal loans. It soon became one of the largest health insurance cooperatives in the United States. Now it is no more after New York regulators discovered massive deficits in Health Republic's books. Originally ordered to close by December 31, regulators had to bump...
  • 1 of 3 Engineers of the SAFE Act Guilty of Corruption, Second on Trial

    12/01/2015 7:33:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Three men who created the infamous SAFE act in New York have been accused of extortion and corruption.† One of them, Sheldon Silver, has been convicted.† The second, former Senate Leader Dean Skelos, is undergoing trial.† The third, Governor Cuomo, has shown up often in testimony, but has not been charged. The charges against Mr. Silver upended the status quo in Albany, and were followed in short order by the indictment of another one of the room‚Äôs three men, former Senate Leader Dean Skelos. Mr. Skelos, a Republican, is on trial just across the street from the courthouse where...
  • Cuomo paid state workers to fill seats at climate change event (Is this legal?)

    10/14/2015 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/14/2015 | Michael Gartland
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasnít taking any chances that there might be empty seats at a speech he delivered last week on climate change ó so state workers were summoned on the taxpayer dime to fill the audience, The Post has learned. The workers said they left their jobs in the middle of the day Thursday and were paid their full salaries to hear Cuomo at Columbia University announce the state was joining a global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ďIíd rather be at the park,Ē said one of the workers, who is employed by the state Office of Parks,...
  • Cuomo signs ĎUnder Two MOUí global warming agreement

    10/10/2015 7:45:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Oneida Dispatch ^ | 10/10/15 | Michael Balsamo
    NEW YORK >> New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday joined government leaders worldwide in signing an agreement to help combat global warming and keep the Earthís average temperature from rising dangerously. The Under Two MOU, a memorandum of understanding signed by more than three dozen government leaders, affirmed New Yorkís commitment to helping keep the Earthís average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius and committed the state to working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions about 40 percent by 2030. Cuomo said he hoped New York would be able to generate 50 percent of its electricity from renewable...
  • The New York Times and the rehabilitation of Steven Rattner

    10/06/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2013 | Ryan Chittum
    The New York Times is declaring that disgraced private equity mogul Steven Rattner has gotten his reputation back in the Manhattan lunch circles that matter. This was probably only a matter of time given that it was the Times itself that played a leading role in his rehabilitation. Itís Andrew Ross Sorkin, naturally, who pronounces the cleansing complete, even wondering aloud if Rattner could be a Treasury secretary someday. This about a guy who just two years ago paid $16 million to settle SEC and New York lawsuits against him for taking part in a kickback scheme with public officials...
  • Cuomo urges Dems in Congress to shut down government to get gun control law

    09/28/2015 9:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 26, 2015 | Chris Sommerfeldt and Thomas Tracy
    Gov. Cuomo, speaking at the funeral of his murdered aide Saturday, urged Washington Democrats to shut down the government until they get a gun control bill that works. The governor gave an emotional eulogy at Carey Gabayís funeral at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill. He told the dozens of mourners that the 43-year-oldís death from an errant bullet fired in the wake of a Labor Day JíOuvert celebration in Crown Heights was ďone of the most tragic pointless examples of the rampant violence that is spreading like a cancer through our society.Ē ďHis murder showed a disrespect for...
  • Cuomo calls for government shut down over gun control

    09/28/2015 3:19:43 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    In delivering the eulogy Saturday for an aide killed by a stray bullet on a New York City street, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped up his calls for national gun control. The remarks came Sept. 26 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn during the funeral for Carey Gabay, 43. The Harvard-educated Gabay was the first deputy general counsel at Empire State Development, the stateís chief economic-development agency, and had been shot in the top of the head earlier this month at 3:41 a.m. while taking cover from gunfire before the annual West Indian Day parade. Taken off life support on Sept....
  • Cuomo outraged over gun laws after staffer shooting

    09/07/2015 4:41:15 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 63 replies
    Times Union ^ | Updated 1:48 pm, Monday, September 7, 2015 | By Lauren Stanforth
    BROOKLYN ó Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed sadness and outrage Sunday in the wake of a street shooting that has left one of his staff members gravely injured. ... (snip) ... Gabay, a Bronx native and Harvard graduate, is in critical condition at Kings County Hospital, the governor's office said. He and his wife, Trenelle, are expecting their first child. "It's personal to me. I know this young man. So beautiful. So giving. So kind. So unnecessary," Cuomo said. "I was just with the family. And the tears and the frustration. And I'm governor of the state of New York and...
  • Man shot in head before Brooklyn parade is reportedly Gov. Cuomo aide

    09/07/2015 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    A man reportedly identified as an aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was shot in the head and critically injured after gunfire erupted in the pre-dawn hours on Monday before the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, police said. The 43-year-old man was the "unintended target" of the shooting, which took place at 3:41 a.m. at 1680 Bedford Avenue, said a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department.
  • Cuomo lawyer shot in deadly mayhem before West Indian Day Parade

    09/07/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Celona, Kevin Sheehan and Natasha Velez
    Three men were shot ó including a lawyer appointed to Gov. Andrew Cuomoís administration ó and one was fatally stabbed during the pre-West Indian Day Parade festivities in Brooklyn early Monday, police said. First Deputy Counsel Carey Gabay, 43, who was appointed to the governorís administration in January, was shot in the head on Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place at about 3:40 a.m., police sources said.
  • Gun rights group wins lawsuit against Gov. Cuomo

    08/16/2015 10:51:06 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For the second time this year, a gun rights group has won an open records lawsuit against New York State. SCOPE, or Shooters Committee On Political Education, most recently sued Governor Andrew Cuomo after his office failed to turn over documents related to a gun rights rally that took place in front of the state capitol in April 2014. The rally was attended by an estimated 3,000 people, including Buffalo developer and former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino as well as current presidential candidate Donald Trump. Those at the rally claim State Police confiscated replica guns and other...
  • Cuomo Announces Plan to Tear DownRebuild 'Third-World' LaGuardia Airport (shortened)

    07/28/2015 3:58:48 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 16 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 7/27/2015 | Brynn Gingras
    Full title: Cuomo Announces Plan to Tear Down, Rebuild 'Third-World' LaGuardia Airport, First New Hub Built After 9/11 Attacks
  • Eco-Imperialism Joins Vulture Environmentalism

    03/21/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Paul Drissen
    Gina McCarthy, President Obamaís choice to replace Lisa Jackson at the Environmental Protection Agency, has been chastised for having lied to Congress, in claiming that EPA did not use ďdangerous manmade climate changeĒ to justify new 54.5 mpg standards for cars and light trucks. Sheís also been implicated in the agencyís practice of using fake emails to hide questionable dealings and activities. These issues highlight attitudes toward ethics, law and public policy that prevail at EPA and too many other government agencies. However, that attention should not distract from other important matters. Ms. McCarthy may be the worst of the...
  • Cuomo on using executive power: 'I run the government'

    07/23/2015 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 22, 2015 | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY ó Gov. Cuomo made it clear Wednesday why he has recently bypassed the Legislature on different issues like raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers. "I run the government," Cuomo said. "I am the executive and therefore I use executive power. And thatís why the executive is given the power," Cuomo said during an appearance on upstate public radioís ďThe Capitol Pressroom.Ē Cuomo dismissed criticism that his actions represent a major power grab by going around the Legislature. In addition to creating a board that has recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food workers,...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo to state Economy: "Drop Dead"

    07/23/2015 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    Reason.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Byline (Cuomo Quote): "This is just the beginning. We will not stop until we reach true economic justice." Getta load of Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the once-great state of New York. For the first time ever, reports Business Insider, a U.S. state "may single out one industry for a big wage hike." Under a plan approved by New York's Fast Food Wage Board, a $15-per-hour minimum wage would be phased in over three years in New York City and six years across upstate New York, whose economy has long been the American equivalent of East Germany. The mandate would...
  • Hillary's New Poll Numbers Are So Bad Chris Cuomo Thinks Biden Could Save the Dems!

    07/22/2015 6:08:40 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 30 replies
    http://www.therightscoop.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | soopermexican
    Hillaryís new poll numbers are so bad Chris Cuomo thinks Biden could save the Dems! LOL! Posted by soopermexican on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM CNNís resident genius Chris Cuomo is so worried about the Democrats after todayís new polling that shows Hillary imploding, that he wants to pull JOE BIDEN away from his day job of inappropriately touching congressmanís daughters and wives, and stick HIM into the primary race! That is fantastic. Also really early on, look for this incredible moment when they look at each other mournfully about the terrible polling: Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 8.40.33 AM...
  • De Blasioís attack on Cuomo will haunt him ó and the city

    07/01/2015 4:46:29 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1 2015 | John Podhoretz
    Has Bill de Blasio gone bonkers? The mayor chose to give voice to the rage he and his people have felt over the past month because they think Gov. Cuomo¬ís budget and policy negotiations with the state Legislature were designed to disempower de‚ÄČBlasio. Which is certainly true. De Blasio wanted to be given control over the city¬ís schools for the balance of his term; he got it for only a year. He didn¬ít want new charter schools; he got 25 more shoved down his throat.
  • De Blasio blasts Cuomo,accusing governor of thwarting his goals out of 'revenge'

    07/01/2015 3:44:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/1/2015 | ERIN DURKIN
    Mayor de Blasio lit Gov. Cuomo up Tuesday with a double-barreled blast of political payback. In stunningly frank language, the mayor accused the governor of deliberately thwarting his Albany agenda out of political pique and revenge ó and hurting New Yorkers in the process. Hours before leaving on a vacation out West, de Blasio called reporters into his office and spoke calmly in a calculated decision to take off the gloves and reveal the ďfrenemiesĒ were really enemies.
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Lashes Out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    06/30/2015 3:10:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 30, 2015 | Josh Dawsey
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, unleashing months of frustration on Tuesday, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo undermined his Albany agenda and wasnít focused on New York City residents but instead cared about ďdeal makingĒ and ďrevenge.Ē Mr. de Blasio said he expected more retribution from the governor, a fellow Democrat, for expressing his views Tuesday afternoon, but he said he was prepared to handle it. Mr. de Blasio also said the governor had been disappointing since the mayor endorsed him last year for re-election. ... Melissa DeRosa, a spokeswoman for the governor, said Mr. Cuomo wished the mayor well on his coming...
  • Andrew Cuomo to officiate same-sex marriage before Gay Pride Parade

    06/28/2015 7:45:57 AM PDT · by delchiante · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/28/2015 | kenneth lovett, Larry mcshane
    ALBANY - Days after getting the right to marry people, Gov. Cuomo will officiate a same-sex marriage Sunday morning an hour before marching in the city gay pride parade. Cuomo will marry David Contreras Turley, 36, and Peter Thiede, 35. "Itís hard to believe everything thatís happened in the last 24 hours,Ē Turley told the Daily News on Saturday night. ďThe opportunity arose for us to get married by the governor, and we couldnít be happier.Ē Longtime gay rights activist Edie Windsor, who was part of a landmark Supreme Court decision, will deliver the opening remarks at the ceremony, which...
  • Lax security procedures set stage for New York prison breakout

    06/22/2015 3:32:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 21, 2015
    DANNEMORA, N.Y. ó By the time David Sweat and Richard W. Matt engineered their extraordinary escape from the maximum-security prison here, corrections officers were rarely shining lights over the faces of inmates during hourly bed checks, making it hard to know if a living, breathing person was inside a
  • Cuomo Created ĎTotal Clusterí in Escaped-Killers Hunt

    06/15/2015 7:03:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14 | Fredric U. Dicker
    The massive manhunt for two escaped murderers from the Dannemora prison has been hampered by State Police secrecy, inter-agency rivalries, and the disrupting involvement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the first day of the breakout, law enforcement sources have told The Post. Cuomoís surprise arrival at a still-unfolding escape scene a week ago Saturday generated considerable national publicity for the governor, but distracted investigators at a time when the full facts of the escape were not yet known, the sources said.
  • Whatís up with Warden Andy Cuomo and the big escape? ("Do chrysanthemums grow on this island?")

    06/08/2015 7:57:10 AM PDT · by dead · 29 replies
    6/7/15 | dead
    I had the local news on this morning, and I hear some guy droning on and on about this latest prison escape in NY state. Heís going over all the details about how they did it and how the investigation is proceeding. I just assumed they were talking to some prison investigator or cop, but then the guy calls him ďGovernorĒ and I realize the drone is Andy Cuomoís drone. What on earth is going on with this bizarre case? Some dudes busted out of 150 year old prison and all of a sudden Andy Cuomoís lead detective on the...
  • Conservative nonprofit plans to expand statewide presence (New York)

    05/21/2015 3:51:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Capital New York ^ | May 21, 2015 | Bill Mahoney
    ALBANYóA nonprofit group tied to hedge funder Robert Mercer is planning to expand next month, Capital has learned. Reclaim New York, a 501(c)(3) with connections to several prominent Republicans, was established in 2013 and has developed a sizable presence on social media websites like Twitter. Last month, it was featured prominently in a Newsday editorial. According to its website, the group is a "non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing a statewide, grassroots conversation about the future of New York, its economy and its people." Reclaim New York will likely be more visible in the near future. It is in the...
  • NY lawmakers ask Gov. Cuomo to ban nonessential travel to Louisiana after Jindal executive order

    05/21/2015 8:11:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued new protections for businesses that refuse to serve same-sex marriages, embracing the "religious freedom" cause dear to conservative Christians even though it's stung other Republican politicians. Jindal, a prospect for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, issued an executive order on Tuesday after saying he was disappointed that a Statehouse committee had earlier in the day voted down a bill that would have accomplished the same goal. That panel's concern: that Louisiana would look much like Indiana, where concerns that a new "religious freedom" law would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians triggered such a...
  • An Earth Day call to ban fracking across this land

    04/22/2015 10:54:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 22, 2015 | Mark Ruffalo, actor and director
    Just say no, Obama. Flaming water, poisoned air and destroyed lives ó thatís what I found when I traveled to Dimock, Pa., in 2009 to see the impacts of fracking firsthand. Six years later, this tragic story is one shared by countless Americans, too many of them with no choice in the matter. Ten years after the Bush-Cheney administration exempted fracking from key parts of some of our nationís most important environmental and public health laws, including the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, the science is finally catching up to the process ó and...
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo In Cuba

    04/21/2015 5:31:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 4/20/15
    ...Cuomo speaks at the beginning of a Business Rountable with Cuban and American business leaders held at the Hotel Parque Central in Havana, Cuba....