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  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo: ‘Fake News’ Label Is ‘Equivalent of the N-Word for Journalists’

    02/09/2017 3:14:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    Mediate ^ | February 9, 2017 | By Josh Feldman
    Chris Cuomo told CNN colleague and SiriusXM radio host Michael Smerconish that he views the “fake news” label thrown at the media as the journalistic equivalent of the n-word. Cuomo spoke to a Democratic senator today who confirmed that Neil Gorsuch expressed his concern about President Trump‘s attacks on the judiciary. Trump tweeted this in response: "Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave "service" in Vietnam. FAKE NEWS!" Cuomo pushed back against Trump earlier today, but elaborated with this stunning remark to Smerconish: "I see being called ‘fake news’...
  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo: Saying I Make ‘Fake News’ Is Just Like A Racial Slur

    02/09/2017 12:00:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 69 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/9/17 | Bre Payton
    CNN’s Chris Cuomo said Thursday that calling a reporter a purveyor of “fake news” is the same as using a racial slur.While hosting CNN’s “New Day,” Cuomo read aloud a tweet from President Trump accusing Cuomo of failing to ask Sen. Richard Blumenthal about his military record, then proceeded to throw a fit.Cuomo had in fact asked Blumenthal about his military record, and played the clip of the interview to prove it.Blumenthal avoided answering Cuomo’s question. Instead, he talked about comments made by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.“Literally the first point that I made in the interview,” Cuomo said. “The president, with...
  • Governor: Put abortion rights in New York constitution

    01/30/2017 10:28:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2017 5:07 PM EST | David Klepper
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday called for a state constitutional amendment to codify abortion rights should Roe v. Wade be overturned, the latest idea from Democrats in this blue state eager to push back against the new administration of President Donald Trump. Addressing hundreds of abortion-rights supporters rallying in Albany, Cuomo said New York must ensure that legal access to abortion services and birth control continues regardless of what Trump and other Washington Republicans do. “Our rights are under attack in Washington,” Cuomo said at the event. “As they pull on our rights, we’re going to push back.” …
  • Lawyers representing Cuomo’s office in federal corruption probe to cost N.Y. taxpayers $643G

    01/27/2017 8:21:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/26/17 | Ken Lovett
    ALBANY — State Controller Thomas DiNapoli announced Thursday he signed off on a $643,000 payment to a law firm representing Gov. Cuomo’s office in a federal corruption probe.... The law firm has been representing the executive chamber during U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s investigation.... Overall legal costs attached to the probe by all state agencies involved is rapidly approaching $5 million, Politico NY reported Thursday.
  • Cuomo: Deport Me First

    01/26/2017 5:40:49 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 84 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/26/17 | Cortney O'Brien
    Liberal mayors and governors across America are pushing back at President Trump's immigration orders. The president took executive action on Wednesday to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, increase the number of ICE agents who work to find and deport illegal immigrants, and end sanctuary cities. Mayors like Rahm Emanuel said not on their watch. Chicago, he insisted, will remain a sanctuary city. Other liberal leaders pledged to protect illegal immigrants in their states. "If there is a move to deport immigrants, I say then start with me," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "If we're going to deport...
  • ARE MOVIE SUBSIDIES POLITICAL PAYOLA?

    01/24/2017 5:57:18 AM PST · by shortstop · 40 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/23/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    On Saturday Night Live, have they ever lampooned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo? As it turns out, no, they haven’t. And it’s not because being governor of New York is too obscure to merit mention on a national television show. SNL repeatedly lampooned Cuomo’s predecessor, David Paterson, for being blind. Classy. But Cuomo has never come been the target of SNL’s scorn. It’s all in on attacking his potential presidential political opponent – Donald Trump – but it’s never laid a glove on him. Which has no connection, I’m sure, to the fact that Andrew Cuomo feeds Saturday Night Live...
  • Andrew Cuomo breaks his tax pledge yet again

    01/17/2017 9:00:31 PM PST · by 198ml · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/17/17 | Editorial Board
    Gov. Cuomo kept his new budget hush-hush all Tuesday, and one reason is obvious: His call to extend the millionaires tax (again) shows his rank hypocrisy. Again. “No new taxes. Period,” Cuomo declared in 2011, nixing any extension of the “millionaires tax.”: “You are kidding yourself if you think you can be one of the highest-taxed states in the nation, have a reputation for being anti-business and have a rosy economic future.”
  • Trumping Trump? Democrat Cuomo courts 'middle-class anger'

    01/16/2017 9:55:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 11:10 AM EST | David Klepper
    An ambitious Democratic governor with possible White House aspirations has a formula for staying blue in the time of Trump: Take your progressive message directly to angst-ridden middle-class voters. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to break from tradition and roll out his state-of-the-state address in a series of speeches across the state this past week infuriated lawmakers he essentially bypassed. But his populist proposals, including free college tuition, expanded child care tax credits and a “buy American” plan, appear to have landed with at least some of his intended target. […] But some wonder just how sincere Cuomo really...
  • Cuomo Speeches Viewed as Possible Presidential Preview

    01/10/2017 11:02:46 AM PST · by b4its2late · 41 replies
    WNBF Radio ^ | January 10, 2017 9:03 AM | Kathy Whyte
    Governor Andrew Cuomo is on his unconventional State of the State tour around New York. January 9, the Democrat gave one speech in New York City and a modified version later in Buffalo. In what some see as a possible precursor to a presidential run, Cuomo talked about economic development and took a thinly veiled shot at the president elect for promoting divisiveness. Cuomo touted high-tech industry development in the state, ride sharing service expansion into areas outside of New York City and the move forward in raising the minimum wage. While many are saying the Democrat has Presidential aspirations,...
  • Cuomo: NY Can Show the Nation an Alternative to Trump

    01/09/2017 2:49:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 9, 2017 | David Klepper and Karen Matthews, The Associated Press
    New York state must stand as an alternative to Donald Trump, showing the nation that tolerance, progressive policies like a higher minimum wage and investments in education can create an economy that works for all, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Without mentioning the Republican president-elect by name, Cuomo, a Democrat, said it is up to New York to find a different way to address the middle-class angst that propelled Trump to the White House. His remarks came during a state of the state address at Manhattan's World Trade Center, the first of six addresses planned for locations around the state...
  • Cuomo unveils plan to give free tuition to college students ...<tr>

    01/03/2017 11:26:42 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3 January 2017 | Chelsia Rose Marcius
    Full title: Cuomo unveils plan to give free tuition to college students from families earning less than $125G a year. “College is a mandatory step if you really want to be a success,” Cuomo said during an appearance at LaGuardia Community College. “And the way this society said we are going to pay for high school because you need high school, this society should say we're going to pay for college because you need college to be successful.”
  • Gov. Cuomo Commutes Sentence of Radical Leftist Terrorist Judith Clark

    01/03/2017 12:58:21 AM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    Frontpage ^ | January 3, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided to commute the sentence of a domestic terrorist, Judith Alice Clark, who willingly participated in a bloody robbery that led to the deaths of a security guard and two police officers. Clark, who pleaded not guilty, but was convicted of felony murder, had been sentenced to such a long prison term that she had no real hope for parole during her lifetime – until now. Cuomo’s decision to commute Clark’s sentence will not immediately result in her release, but the steep reduction in her sentence will make her eligible for parole early this year....
  • Cuomo commutes sentence of Brinks robbery getaway driver

    12/31/2016 6:15:13 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 30 December 2016 | Carl Campanile
    In a bombshell move, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday commuted the 75-year-to-life sentence of Judith Clark, the former Weather Underground radical who was convicted for her role in the infamous 1981 Brinks robbery in which two Nyack police officers and an armored truck driver were killed.
  • Lawmaker accuses Gov. Cuomo of attempted bribery

    12/29/2016 9:02:24 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    © Copyright 2016 - WHEC-TV, LLC ^ | December 28, 2016 01:09 PM | A Hubbard
    A Democratic lawmaker is accusing Governor Andrew Cuomo of attempted bribery. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-Westchester) is accusing Cuomo of trying to bribe the Legislature. Pretlow claims that Cuomo offered a legislative pay raise if Uber was approved and if ethics reform was addressed. “He caused a debacle here by trying to bribe the Legislature into doing something that he wanted,” said Assemblyman Pretlow.
  • Say goodbye to toll gates in NYC

    12/21/2016 2:53:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Toll gates at the Big Apple’s bridges and tunnels will disappear next year as a cashless system is rolled out, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday. The new system will be set up beginning in January at the Queens-Midtown and Hugh Carey tunnels, and then throughout the year at the Rockaway, RFK, Verrazano-Narrows, Throgs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone bridges. The system will collect money from drivers using E-ZPass. Those without E-ZPass will get their license plates recorded and receive a bill within 30 days. They will have 30 days to pay. All license plates will be scanned and scofflaws will be ticketed immediately....
  • Andrew Cuomo sells his 200 hotel room reservations for inauguration to the GOP

    12/19/2016 2:05:50 AM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2016
    He didn’t book rooms at President-elect Donald Trump’s spectacular hotel in the nation’s capital just three blocks east of the White House. And he didn’t seek accommodations at a Motel 6 either. “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was so eager to celebrateHillary Clinton’s presidential inauguration, he booked 200 hotel rooms in D.C. for family, friends and supporters of his own possible future bid for the presidency,” reports New York Post columnist Richard Johnson. Mr. Cuomo snagged this big reservation at the iconic Madison Hotel, three blocks north of the White House. Alas, his plans went awry for obvious reasons. What...
  • ‘It’s a pissing match’: Cuomo defies de Blasio — again

    12/18/2016 11:35:19 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 19, 2016 | By Larry Celona and Linda Massarella
    Gov. Cuomo is sending in reinforcements in his war with Mayor de Blasio, planning to double the number of state troopers in the Big Apple, sources told The Post. And the governor isn’t stopping at additional manpower to make his presence known, he’s also having the state’s local bridge-and-tunnel enforcement vehicles painted in its signature in the troopers’ yellow-and-blue to make his presence more widely felt. As always, “it’s a pissing match,” a law-enforcement source said. Some of the extra state troopers are currently patrolling the Staten Island Expressway, after local Assemblyman Michael Cusick griped to Cuomo that city cops...
  • City Council speaker to Cuomo: Shield undocumented immigrants from Donald Trump

    12/18/2016 11:36:16 PM PST · by EinNYC · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, December 19, 2016 | BY ERIN DURKIN
    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is pushing Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders for statewide policies to shield undocumented immigrants from enforcement under President-elect Donald Trump. In a letter sent Sunday, Mark-Viverito said the state should refuse to spend any money assisting federal immigration enforcement and refuse to honor detainer requests, which are federal requests to hold unauthorized immigrants who have been arrested and turn them over for possible deportation. The city already has such a policy, which Mark-Viverito said should now go statewide. “New York should protect its immigrant communities throughout the State with a coordinated and comprehensive policy that...
  • Beloved Harlem deer died for the sins of Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio

    12/17/2016 5:21:05 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 17, 2016 | Gersh Kuntzman
    Of all of the players in the zoological drama that led to today’s death of Harlem’s beloved deer — Mayor de Blasio, Gov. Cuomo and the cervine himself — only the deer is completely innocent. Inside the Gov. Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio feud The governor and the mayor? Perhaps someone can arrange for both of them to be transported elsewhere.One-antlered Harlem deer dies immediately after life is spared In happier times: The deer in Jackie Robinson Park earlier this week.(Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News) Let’s remember the facts: Sometime late last month or early this month, a deer showed up in...
  • Feud Between Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo Reaches New Low

    12/14/2016 11:28:52 AM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Village Voice ^ | December 14, 2016 | Max Rivlin-Nadler
    The feud between the mayor and the governor has expanded from spats on affordable housing and universal pre-K to a macabre form of accountability-gamesmanship over the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins, who was beaten to death this past September in Harlem. Before Perkins’s death, the city had already been given five prior reports about possible abuse, the revelation of which set off a firestorm over the city’s handling of the case. Immediately following Perkins death in September, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the state to look into the death, saying that, "It should remind us all that what government does matters,...
  • Developer's stalled land deal with NY gets kick start after campaign cash to Cuomo

    12/09/2016 1:18:04 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | December 09, 2016 | Tim Knauss
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign collected $25,000 in donations from Cor Development Co. executives at a December 2015 fundraiser. Two days later, Cuomo's staff did something nice for Cor. Administration officials finally dislodged a contract to sell the company 3.6 acres of state land that Cor wanted in Syracuse's Inner Harbor. The deal had been approved five months earlier, but was stuck in governmental purgatory.... The December 2015 fund-raising event was hosted by lobbyist Todd Howe, who represented Cor at the time, according to a report of the event by Politico. Howe recently pleaded guilty to corruption charges...
  • And You Thought You Were Sad Now. Get Ready for President de Blasio.

    12/07/2016 5:23:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | April 6, 2016 | Matthew Hennessey
    Conservatives don’t want to read about Bill de Blasio. This I have learned the hard way. Publish an article about New York’s lefty mayor in a conservative outlet and the reader reaction will be as predictable as a Mets loss on opening day. “Why should I care about this?” goes the typical comment. “New Yorkers voted for this crazy guy. Let them suffer the consequences.” Fair. And true enough. If you live in the Midwest or Texas or Florida — or anywhere, really, outside the self-obsessed media market of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut — the constant barrage of...
  • 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. ThatÂ’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...