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  • Democrats in 2014: The Party of John Edwards

    01/04/2014 3:00:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In his inaugural address Wednesday, incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to establish an intellectual pedigree for his focus on economic inequality. He invoked Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Smith, Frances Perkins, Fiorello La Guardia, Jacob Riis, David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, and Harry Belafonte. It reminded me of when Democrats, eager to prove their national-security bona fides, tell audiences they hail from the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. As if there wasn’t some other Democrat after Kennedy who dabbled at war and peace, some guy from Texas. De Blasio’s speech was a bit...
  • Mario Cuomo ends 41-year boycott of 'The Godfather'

    10/23/2013 10:40:02 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 22, 2013
    NEW YORK, - Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo confirmed he has ended his decades-long boycott against "The Godfather" and watched the 1972 film. Cuomo, 81, long refused to watch Francis Ford Coppola's film due to his vocal opposition to stereotyping Italian-Americans as being involved in organized crime. But he said Sunday at the 2013 Forum Film Festival at the Forum on Law, Culture and Society at Fordham Law School in New York that he has finally watched the movie, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Cuomo admitted that "maybe this thing was a masterpiece." The former governor, speaking on...
  • Ed Koch vs. Barry Farber: Legendary Mayor’s First Victory Detailed in The Right Frequency

    02/14/2013 8:14:13 PM PST · by TeaPartyJakes · 6 replies
    The Right Frequency Blog ^ | February 10, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who died earlier this month, was a legendary political figure. Barry Farber was a legendary talk radio host in the Big Apple, whose voice dominated the powerful WOR throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The two larger-than-life figures would face off in 1977, when Koch was seeking his first term as mayor. Farber was interviewed in The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment by Fred V. Lucas (History Publishing Co.). Below is an excerpt: *** Covering a quarter of WOR’s airtime was enough exposure...
  • 'Superman' Spitzer bedded three hookers in one day: book claim

    04/15/2010 7:02:49 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies · 1,082+ views
    NYP ^ | April 14, 2010 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Eliot Spitzer was once so voracious for sex that he ordered three different hookers for three separate visits - all in the span of a few hours in one day, an explosive new book claims. The passage from Peter Elkind's "Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer," describes how the Attorney General-turned-governor procured the women from his favored service, the Emperors Club VIP, using the alias "George Fox." Here's the passage from page 122: "On one occasion, George Fox had booked an appointment in the late morning at the Mark Hotel, on the Upper East Side, just five...
  • Ronald Reagan's great experiment, Barney Frank's other vices, Abraham Lincoln's mental health

    03/05/2009 2:41:21 PM PST · by WheresMyBailout · 2 replies · 708+ views
    Fortune ^ | October 23, 1989 | Daniel Seligman
    (FORTUNE Magazine) – As we tap out these words on our trusty 101-key enhanced keyboard, the Dow Jones industrial average is around 2700 and also looking enhanced. ... (FORTUNE Magazine) – Easily the most maddening political debate these days is the one about whether Congressman Barney Frank, the Massachusetts Democrat, should resign on grounds of turpitude. ...
  • MSNBC: Cuomo's Call for Nuclear Freeze Among Greatest Convention-Speech Lines Ever

    08/26/2008 3:42:19 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies · 129+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To these ears, it sounded like a sophomoric line by, well, a sophomore seeking to impress classmates and perhaps his fuzzy-headed teacher. But MSNBC has proclaimed Mario Cuomo's call for a nuclear freeze because "peace is better than war and life is better than death" one of the greatest convention-speech lines ever. In the run-up to this evening's keynote address by former VA Gov. Mark Warner and Hillary's much-anticipated speech, Hardball did a segment on some of the best Dem convention speeches of the past. Now, love it or hate it, it's hard to deny that the late Ann Richards'...
  • Obama’s Minnesota Speech Recycles Mario Cuomo Lines from 1984 - Video

    06/06/2008 8:48:13 AM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 134+ views
    You Tube ^ | 6/5/08
    The silver-tongued orator can't come up with an original thought for his victory speech, so he borrows from a speech he assumes we all forgot. And I guess Chris Matthews got all tingling anyway.
  • Mario Cuomo Wrong About War

    09/05/2007 10:14:01 PM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies · 282+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 9/05/07 | Jalexson
    The first war fought under the current Constitution was fought during the administration of John Adams on the strength of a naval appropriation after Congress voted against a declaration of war. It wasn't a very big war under today's standards, but the war with France was significant for the young republic. Cuomo claims he wants to reduce the power of the president, but his approach would substantially reduce the nation's flexibility in dealing with foreign threats. He believes the nation should take an all or nothing approach either a declaration of war with the associated restrictions on civil liberties or...
  • Chuck Schumer's Media

    08/02/2007 9:22:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 744+ views
    Townhall. ^ | August 1, 2007 | Brent Bozell III
    Sen. Charles Schumer is a legendary pursuer of television cameras. But look at the way the national media are covering Schumer's heavy-breathing pursuit to make Attorney General Alberto Gonzales cry uncle and resign. It makes you wonder just how hard Schumer has to work to get press attention. The media appear Schumer-owned and operated. One interview really captures how the press acts more like a Democratic goon squad than nonpartisan observers of the national scene. On ABC's "Good Morning America," news anchor Christopher Cuomo, son of Mario Cuomo, asked this pushy question on July 27: "Is Alberto Gonzales out of...
  • Mario Cuomo Urges Newt Gingrich to Run in 2008

    03/02/2007 10:02:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 747+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 2, 2007
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a possible candidate for the White House in 2008, is drawing support from an unlikely source – liberal former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo. Speaking at a political gathering at Cooper Union in New York, Cuomo turned to Gingrich and said: "If I can pause and be erratically independent of my text, I think you would make a great candidate for president on the Republican side. I really do.” Nevertheless, the two disagreed on virtually everything that was discussed at the gathering, including North Korea, Iran, Iraq, health care and Social Security. Gingrich, architect of...
  • (Un)favorite son

    10/30/2006 6:24:45 AM PST · by jmyrlefuller · 5 replies · 310+ views
    Buffalo Business First ^ | October 27, 2006 | G. Scott Thomas
    Gov. George Pataki has nine weeks remaining in his final term, and a sizable number of Western New Yorkers are ready to say goodbye. Thirty-one percent of local adults consider Pataki to be New York's worst governor since 1959, according to a new Business First-Goldhaber Research Associates Poll. That's the highest negative rating for any governor since Nelson Rockefeller. The runner-up in the survey, Mario Cuomo, received about half as many unfavorable votes as Pataki did. "At the end of the day, if people are unhappy, they're going to blame someone. Many Western New Yorkers are unhappy today, and they're...
  • When Chris Met Georgie: GMA Interview or DNC Coffee Klatsch?

    07/31/2006 5:15:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 557+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein July 31, 2006 - 07:57 There was a feeling of surreality this morning in watching the segment on Good Morning America. There was Chris Cuomo [son of Dem ex-NYS Gov. Mario, brother of Andrew, current Dem candidate for NYS Attorney General] chatting with former Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos. Was this an ABC 'news' interview - or had I mistakenly tuned to a CSPAN broadcast of a DNC coffee klatsch? Cuomo had a fine line to walk. With brother Andy running for office in New York, being too critical of Israel could be impolitic. Chris focused on what...
  • Russert: Bush Beef with NY Times 'Going After Messenger' - But What's the Message?

    06/28/2006 4:55:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 75 replies · 1,685+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 28, 2006 Sure, Tim Russert is a pillar of the great center-left media establishment. You can take the man out of Mario Cuomo's office, but you can't entirely take Mario's office out of the man. Even so, as MSM types go, Russert is among the more fair-and-balanced. But in his Today show appearance this morning, Tim simply didn't make sense. Asked by Campbell Brown about the White House's anger at the New York Times for its latest divulging on an anti-terror program, Russert responded: "There is no doubt this was an orchestrated campaign to try to...
  • The teachers unions are mad at me

    03/08/2006 4:32:16 AM PST · by beaureguard · 91 replies · 2,748+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Mar 8, 2006 | John Stossel
    Teachers unions are mad at me. The New York State United Teachers demands I apologize for my "gutter level" journalism, "an irresponsible assault on public school students and teachers." This is because I hosted an ABC News TV special titled "Stupid in America," which pointed out: -- American fourth graders do well on international tests, but by high school, Americans have fallen behind kids in most other countries. -- The constant refrain that "public schools need more money" is nonsense. Many countries that spend significantly less on education do better than we do. School spending in America (adjusted for inflation)...
  • Keep wall between judiciary and politics (Mario Cuomo Whining Op-Ed)

    07/22/2005 12:24:50 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 467+ views
    USA Today | July 21, 2005 | Mario M. Cuomo
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  • Mario the Magician

    06/17/2004 2:37:47 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 261+ views
    TAS ^ | 6/17/04 | The Prowler
    RATINGS ABUSE After the Motion Picture Association of America slapped Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 911 with an "R" rating late last week, and it became clear that the MPAA would not budge, Moore and his distributors hired one man they think can change the MPAA's mind: former New York governor Mario Cuomo. According to an MPAA staffer in Washington, Cuomo is being paid a five figure fee to make appeals all the way to the top of MPAA. That would mean former Lyndon Johnson staffer Jack Valenti. On Wednesday, on the "Today" show, Moore revealed that the scenes of abuse...
  • Mario Cuomo-new DNC talking points C-Span2. Bashing Bush, Reagan, & promoting socialism.

    06/10/2004 1:24:20 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 21 replies · 148+ views
    www.c-span.org ^ | June 10, 2004
    Mario Cuomo is OUTRAGEOUS BASHING OF BUSH! THIS IS THE NEW DNC TALKING POINTS PEOPLE!!! The DNC is going to try (and fail) to say GWBush is not a follower of Reagan. Cuomo is slime, Rush said it best: Cuomo's only claim to fame is responding to Reagan's shining city. Cuomo is a liar through and through. Cuomo is saying Lincoln would have disagreed with Bush over stem cells. Cuomo is a scumbag. He has no clue, he is saying only religion objects to democrat party positions in essence. They are going to try and peg all republican positions as...
  • WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, Bishop-elect,Robert J. McManus, knocks politicians

    05/09/2004 1:57:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 402+ views
    sentinelandenterprise.com ^ | 05.08.04 | Matt O'Brien
    Bishop-elect knocks politiciansBy Matt O'Brien  mobrien@sentinelandenterprise.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The bishop-elect of the Worcester Diocese wants to make certain every priest, parishioner, and Catholic politician in the county understands precisely what it means to be a Catholic. "Rejecting that teaching can have certain spiritual consequences," said Bishop Robert J. McManus, who views his new role as a way to help solidify authentic Catholic identity.McManus said he also wants local Catholic politicians to know when they stray from church teaching, especially on issues that have the highest "moral valence.""The most fundamental human right is the right to life, and it is most...
  • Mario Cuomo Scapegoats the Jews

    04/30/2004 9:41:19 AM PDT · by Edit35 · 3 replies · 136+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 30, 2004 | Jason Maoz
    "You can't ever make serious progress against terrorism unless you deal with Israel. We are not dealing with Israel. We've backed away. We're afraid of the political consequences."
  • Mario Cuomo Scapegoats the Jews

    04/30/2004 4:00:38 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 498+ views
    "You can't ever make serious progress against terrorism unless you deal with Israel. We are not dealing with Israel. We've backed away. We're afraid of the political consequences." Pat Buchanan talking? No, in fact it was former New York governor Mario Cuomo. Furthermore, said Cuomo in an interview with the New Haven Register, the U.S. should tell Israel: "Up until now it was just you and the Palestinians killing one another - now you are killing us. Now there are people out there who are taking Israel as the provocation to terrorize us all over the globe - in the...
  • "Hardball" interview of Mario Cuomo

    03/12/2004 12:11:42 PM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 25 replies · 206+ views
    Hardball Transcript ^ | March 12, 2004 | Chris Matthews
    MATTHEWS: This doctrine of preemptive attack, this whole notion of forward leaning, the lingo of this, the WMD, the regime change, all this new language we‘ve learn in the last years, do you think that‘s him or it‘s the people around him...? .... CUOMO: No, I think he was pushed by these people. But I think he started with his own—this is a terrible word—perhaps naive. He hadn‘t traveled around the world....See, what is now clear is, he is simply too simple, to the point of being simplistic.
  • Cuomo Warns Dems: Don't Call Bush a Liar

    02/10/2004 8:59:06 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 16 replies · 116+ views
    Newsday | 2/10/2004
    Former Gov. Mario Cuomo advised Democratic presidential candidates who voted in favor of the war in Iraq to refrain from accusing President Bush of lying about the circumstances that led to military action. "If you start calling him a liar then what he has to do is go to that microphone and say, 'It breaks my heart. I made a mistake, there's no question about it. I did not lie, and I want you to believe me, and I'm your president,"' Cuomo said Tuesday. "I wouldn't risk it." According to Cuomo, candidates who supported the war should tell the public:...
  • Cuomo: Bush Ties to Bin Ladens Compromised War on Terror

    01/21/2004 3:41:57 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 142 replies · 819+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/21/04 | Limbacher
    Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo charged Wednesday that President Bush made Saddam Hussein the U.S.'s number one target in the war on terror in part because his family had business dealings with relatives of Osama bin Laden. On hand to discuss the 2004 presidential election at a 21 Club breakfast with a panel of guests that included "60 Minutes" correspondent Leslie Stahl, radio host Monica Crowley, Democratic consultant Robert Zimmerman and commentator Bay Buchanan, Cuomo excoriated Bush for mishandling both the economy and the war on terror, complaining at one point: "Who's winning the war on terrorism? The...
  • Cuomo Endorses Hillary for President

    09/01/2003 6:42:39 AM PDT · by kattracks · 40 replies · 156+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 9/01/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo endorsed a prospective presidential bid by Hillary Clinton on Sunday, predicting that she will beat President Bush if she enters the presidential race next year. "I would support her in a flash if she came into the race, absolutely," Cuomo told The New York Post. "I believe she would have an excellent chance to defeat President Bush and, yes, I believe she would win." Cuomo's endorsement comes despite Bill and Hillary Clinton's decision last year to pull the rug out from under his son Andrew, who was forced to abandon his own bid...
  • MARIO [Cuomo]: I'D JUMP ONTO HILL PREZ BANDWAGON

    09/01/2003 12:19:20 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 38 replies · 242+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/1/03 | Fredreick U. Dicker
    FORMER Gov. Mario Cuomo, who last month urged Al Gore to run for president, now says he'd gladly back Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton if she decides to seek the Democratic presidential nomination. "I would support her in a flash if she came into the race, absolutely," Cuomo told The Post. "I believe she would have an excellent chance to defeat President Bush and, yes, I believe she would win," said Cuomo, who has called the current crowded Democratic field of candidates a "babble."
  • Rush: Cuomo Takes Revenge Against the Clintons (By Plugging Gore)

    08/10/2003 2:02:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 200+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | August 10, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    Bill and Hillary Clinton's decision to yank the rug out from under their one-time loyal lieutenant Andrew Cuomo in New York's 2002 governor's race was the last straw for his dad, former Gov. Mario Cuomo. And that's why, suddenly last week, Cuomo, Sr. began urging Al Gore to get back into the presidential race - a move that would break Bill and Hillary's stranglehold on the Democratic Party. That's the intriguing theory floated by number one talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday, with the conservative star telling his audience there was more to Mario's recent Gore endorsement than meets...
  • Morris: Gore Plotting New Presidential Bid

    08/08/2003 1:11:12 AM PDT · by kattracks · 23 replies · 1,158+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 8/08/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Former Vice President Al Gore told a New York University audience on Thursday that he expects to give his presidential endorsement to one of the nine other Democrats currently in the race. But the man who helped Gore win a second term as Bill Clinton's right hand man said hours later that the ex-veep is plotting to get into the race himself. "What I think Gore is doing is testing the waters," top political consultant Dick Morris told Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly. "He's going to poll, he's going to give another speech, he's going to poll. And then,...
  • Gore Asked Cuomo to Promote His Presidential Candidacy

    08/07/2003 7:22:50 AM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 230+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 8/07/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo said yesterday that he wanted Al Gore to run for president. No one outside the Democrat establishment cares what Cuomo wants, of course, but here's the juicy part: Gore asked him to say that. That's what Fox News Channel reported this morning, quoting former Clinton adviser Dick Morris. FNC also reported that although Gore claimed he was speaking to an appeasement group today at its request, it was he who asked to speak. Gore's appeasement speech is an attempt to steal the wind from surprise Democrat front-runner Howard Dean, FNC said. Gore still...
  • DEMS NEED GORE TO RUN, SAYS MARIO

    08/07/2003 2:33:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 166+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/07/03 | FREDRIC U. DICKER and DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>August 7, 2003 -- As Al Gore revved up for a big speech blasting President Bush on Iraq today, former Gov. Mario Cuomo called on the former vice president to jump into the 2004 race because the other Democratic president wannabes are talking "babble."</p>
  • Cuomo Urges Al Gore to Seek Presidency

    08/06/2003 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 21 replies · 207+ views
    AP ^ | 08/06/03 | MARC HUMBERT
    <p>ALBANY, N.Y. - Former Vice President Al Gore should enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, said one-time New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who complained that the sound emerging from the current field is "babble."</p> <p>Gore, who lost the disputed 2000 race to President Bush, has said he would not seek the party's nomination, and Gore spokesman Michael Feldman said Wednesday, "The vice president is not going to be a candidate in 2004."</p>
  • Radio Free Liberal - Don't bet on any left-wing Limbaugh succeeding.

    03/06/2003 9:17:06 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 14 replies · 200+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 10, 2003 | William Tucker
    Radio Free Liberal Don't bet on any left-wing Limbaugh succeeding. by William Tucker 03/10/2003, Volume 008, Issue 25 "AL FRANKEN IS A VULGAR EGOMANIAC." That's the title of the book I'm going to have to write someday--if Al Franken becomes the new Rush Limbaugh. Chances are, he won't. Earlier this month, Sheldon and Anita Drobny, a wealthy Chicago investor couple, announced a $10 million project to fund a liberal radio network, starring Franken and designed to counter the baneful influence of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, & Co. "The concern has been around for years," the New York Times solemnly reported....
  • Utter-Failure clintons Concoct Left-Wing-Radio Scheme Fig Leaf/Flower Kids Duped by clintons Again

    02/18/2003 6:41:33 AM PST · by Mia T · 12 replies · 3,628+ views
    The New York Times, AP, the clintons' own mouths | 2.18.03 | Mia T
    Utter-Failure clintons Concoct Left-Wing-Radio Scheme Fig LeafFlower Children Fall for the 2 Self-Evident Thugs & Opportunists Yet Again (Liberals have always had problems figuring out causation)   by Mia T, 2.18.03   Sounding a bit like a cheerleader stepping out of retirement, Mr. Clinton cautioned Democrats about being too discouraged over the setback in November as he offered suggestions on how to proceed. "We don't have to be more liberal," he said. "But we do have to be more relevant in a progressive way. We have to have a clear and strong national security stand [now that it costs...