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Is Preet Bharara Trying to Tell Us Something?

With his cryptic tweeted reference to a corruption-fighting commission in New York, did the fired U.S. Attorney send a message that Trump had tried to cut off a threatening federal investigation?

March 14, 2017
Abortion rights

New York Governor Calls For Amending State Constitution To Protect Abortion Rights

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he would seek to ensure that women have access to late-term abortions in the state even if conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court remove federal legal guarantees in place since the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

January 30, 2017
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, Free Tuition Plan

New York Governor Proposes Free Tuition Plan At State Colleges

Under Cuomo’s plan, which he called the first of its kind in the nation, the state would cover tuition for any student from a family earning less than $125,000 a year by 2019, a means-tested benchmark that coincided with one proposed by Hillary Clinton during her presidential bid.

January 3, 2017

A Fight Over One Of America’s Most Important Waterways

Will Andrew Cuomo listen to the criticism? Or will he stand by as a corporate behemoth refuses to remove all of its pollution from the Hudson?

September 18, 2015

NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Bold Vision For New LaGuardia Airport

Cuomo: LaGuardia is a “terrible front door entranceway to New York, a lost opportunity, almost universally decried as a poor representation of an airport, let alone a New York airport.”

July 27, 2015

New York Moves To Raise State Minimum Wage To $15 For Fast-Food Workers

“This is going to help hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, but this is going to do something else,” Governor Andrew Cuomo told a jubilant rally audience. “Because when New York acts, the rest of the states follow.”

July 22, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Larry Wilmore vs. Don Rumsfeld

Larry Wilmore could only ask of Don Rumsfeld: You do realize that all your past comments ridiculing any doubts about the Iraq War are on tape, right?

June 10, 2015
A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Cuba’s Removal From Terrorism List May Prove More Symbolic Than Business-Friendly

Regulations governing the United States’ new commercial opening toward Cuba were announced in January, but so far there have been few takers.

May 2, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Inequality And One City: Bill de Blasio And The New York Experiment, Year One’

When New York City elected as its new mayor, Bill de Blasio, a tectonic shift occurred in the political landscape of not merely the five boroughs, but the nation.

April 19, 2015

A Deepening Democratic Party Divide

For those pining for a Democratic Party that tries to represent more than the whims of the rich and powerful, these are, to say the least, confusing times.

April 3, 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks at the start of the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, 2014. (Diana Robinson/Flickr)

Technology Does Not Guarantee Transparency

As New York politicians are proving, the age-old tricks of subterfuge are still available in the information age.

March 6, 2015

In Both Red And Blue States, Talk Of Middle-Class Tax Cuts

Both Democrats and Republicans are looking at new tax cuts in 2015.

February 18, 2015
Police investigate a Metro-North train crash on February 3, 2015 in Valhalla, New York

Seven Dead After Train Hits Car Outside New York City

Learn more about Tuesday night’s disaster on the Metro North.

February 4, 2015

Cartoon: Governor Cuomo Stands By Sheldon Silver

Andrew Cuomo will find a way out of this Sheldon Silver mess.

January 23, 2015

Ebola Aid Workers Said To Get Protections In Cuomo’s New York Budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking new steps to protect those who work to fight Ebola.

January 20, 2015

The Lion Of Liberalism: Remembering Mario Cuomo, 1932-2015

When I met Mario Cuomo in the summer of 1978, he was already a celebrated public figure, if not yet a political powerhouse. We were at the Democratic state convention in Albany, where I was reporting for the Village Voice, and he was pondering an offer from New York governor Hugh Carey, then seeking re-election, to […]

January 2, 2015

Mario Cuomo, Former New York Governor And Fiery Liberal, Dies At 82

Tributes began pouring in Thursday night, upon the passing of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (D).

January 1, 2015

New York Gov. Cuomo: ‘Time For A Societal Deep Breath’ After Cop Slayings

Governor Cuomo is calling for a halt to angry rhetoric in the wake of this weekend’s attack on police.

December 22, 2014
Infrastructure, environment, climate change, Barack Obama, fracking, White House, executive order

New York Issues Fracking Moratorium After Health Department Report

Environmentalists just won a big battle in New York.

December 17, 2014

Why I Will Vote For Andrew Cuomo — On The Working Families Line

The most effective way to sanction Andrew Cuomo, ironically, is to vote for him on the Working Families Party line.

November 3, 2014

So Cute, This Insistence On Facts About Ebola

Who needs Todd Akin when you have Chris Christie’s bogus science?

October 29, 2014
NYPD barrier

One Sacrifice More For Ebola Medics

Is it fair to put returning health-care workers into mandatory quarantine?

October 28, 2014

Manhattan DA Probes Secret Settlement Between Port Authority, Seaport Company

By Shawn Boburg, The Record HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is investigating a secret $25 million legal settlement between the Port Authority and a politically connected seaport company that excused $15 million in unpaid rent at the docks in Brooklyn and Newark and handed over $10 million of public money to cover other debts. […]

August 27, 2014

Why Is The Cuomo Administration Automatically Deleting State Employees’ Emails?

by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica. This story was co-published with the Albany Times-Union and WNYC. New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration — which the governor pledged would be the most transparent in state history — has quietly adopted policies that allow it to purge the emails of tens of thousands of state employees, cutting off a key […]

August 12, 2014
Chris Christie Bridgegate

N.Y. Gubernatorial Candidate Demands Christie Quit GOP Duty

By Melissa Hayes, The Record TRENTON, N.J. — A GOP candidate for governor in New York said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie should resign as chairman of the Republican Governors Association after Christie said he wouldn’t campaign across the Hudson River unless the race tightens. Christie was asked directly if he would campaign for Westchester […]

July 23, 2014