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  • Rich New Yorkers Ask State to Raise Their Taxes

    03/22/2017 2:59:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 21, 2017 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, roads, bridges and programs to help poor and homeless residents of the state. "Now is the time to invest in the long-term economic viability of New York," the letter reads. "We need to invest in pathways out of poverty and up the economic ladder for all of our fellow citizens, including strong public...
  • How this tax could make NY a no-go for tech startups

    03/21/2017 8:50:03 PM PDT · by 198ml · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/21/17 | Julie Samuels
    New York state leads in many things: fashion, finance, food, media, museums — all of which helps attract people and businesses and creates the state’s vibrant and diverse economy. And yet, if Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets his way, New York will lead in another way: Enacting a foolish internet-marketplace tax that’ll hurt the state’s attractiveness to businesses. New York already collects taxes on internet-marketplace sales — like those on Etsy, eBay and Amazon — when those sales occur between a New York seller and a New York buyer. It makes sense because these sales are essentially the same as the...
  • Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage of health aides [NY]

    03/19/2017 11:36:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 12:20 AM EDT | Anna Gronewold
    Advocates for the disabled, elderly and chronically ill in New York are concerned the state’s move to a $15 minimum wage could deepen a shortage of home health aides. More than 180,000 Medicaid patients in New York are authorized to receive long-term, in-home care, the most in the state’s history. But there are increasingly too few aides to go around, especially in the state’s remote, rural areas. …
  • Cuomo Faces Tricky Choice: Protect Immigrants or Bow to Unions?

    03/16/2017 9:30:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    The Observer ^ | March 16, 2017 | By Brian Sampson
    Gov. Cuomo has sworn to protect New York’s immigrants, no matter what the cost. So why are some of his allies turning them over for deportation? New reporting revealed that construction unions closely tied to the governor are leading an effort to report and deport undocumented immigrants in upstate New York. In fact, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters is openly boasting about its tactics in Buffalo, which have already led to several raids and arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “The carpenters union devotes a lot of money and resources to this,” said Bill Bing, an official for...
  • Cuomo takes key step toward launching presidential campaign

    03/13/2017 5:57:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 11, 2017 | Aaron Short
    Gov. Cuomo has hired two Florida fundraisers, a sign he’s building a national network to launch a presidential bid, sources told The Post. The two consultants — one is former Hillary Clinton money man Jon Adrabi — will help plan events and build relationships with Democratic donors in the key swing state, sources said.
  • Cuomo Absent From CNN After Transgender Comments

    02/24/2017 9:42:51 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    CNN's Chris Cuomo was absent Friday from "New Day," the morning show he usually co-anchors, following comments he made on social media about intolerance toward transgender people. David Gregory filled in for Cuomo. Cuomo spent hours the previous day fighting people on Twitter over whether there is a danger in allowing people to use the public restroom of their choice, depending on which gender they identify as. "What do you tell a 12-year-old girl who doesn't want to see a penis in the locker room?" one person said to Cuomo. He replied, "I wonder if she is the problem or...
  • Chris Cuomo is absent from CNN after 12-year girls and penises tweet

    02/24/2017 11:01:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 87 replies
    Blasting News ^ | 24 February 2017 | Mark Whittington
    CNN talking head has become entangled in the transgendered bathroom wars The tendency of Twitter to make someone tweet something alarming and offensive has entangled #Chris Cuomo, a #Talking Head on #CNN. Weighing in on the transgender bathroom wars. Cuomo, the son of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and brother of the current Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was asked the following question on Twitter, “What do you tell a 12-year-old girl who doesn't want to see a penis in the locker room?" Cuomo, without missing a beat, replied, “I wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant...
  • Cuomo warns state agencies to start pumping out good news

    02/24/2017 9:24:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    © 2017 NYP HOLDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ^ | February 22, 2017 | 12:05am | By Carl Campanile
    Gov. Cuomo’s office has warned public-relations officers at 55 state agencies to start churning out a lot more good news about the administration — or else Cuomo’s communications director, James Allen, delivered the stern message in a conference call last week, leaving some of the agency officials rattled. “If you don’t generate more press releases . . . changes will be made!” Allen declared He singled out some low-performing state agencies by name.
  • CNN Host: Naked Men in Girl's Locker Room with 12-Year-Olds Should Be Fine

    02/23/2017 9:35:26 PM PST · by tony75034 · 40 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/23/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    CNN's Chris Cuomo says that if 12-year-old girls are uncomfortable seeing penises in locker rooms from biological males who identify as women, that the young girls are "the problem" and are being intolerant. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. VIDEO That will disgust you and make you hate CNN more HERE Then... What more is there to say really? These liberals are pure evil. Literally satanic filth. Subscribe to my channel if you’re new here because you’ll get reports every day exposing the liberal lunatics and their manipulation of mainstream media. Select “get notifications” and I'll see you soon!...
  • Worst tweet of the year’? Perpetually spinning Chris Cuomo sends heads to desks (again)

    02/23/2017 5:57:06 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 23, 2017 | Doug P.
    i wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant dad? teach tolerance
  • 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. …