Tag Archives: New York state

Indicted GOP Rep Goes Racist In First Campaign Ad

The New York Times reports: Representative Chris Collins, a New York Republican indicted on insider trading charges, just jumped back into the race for his House seat, but he’s already making waves with a negative ad. Mr. Collins attacked his Democratic challenger for the Buffalo-area seat, Nate McMurray, in a racially tinged television ad that draws on a video that ...

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NEW YORK: Law & Order Star Makes US House Ballot

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports: Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures. The state Board of Elections last month rejected over 1,800 of the more than 4,100 signatures on Neal’s petition to get on the ballot in the ...

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NEW YORK: Cuomo Easily Beats Nixon By 30+ Points

The New York Times reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took a decisive step toward a third term on Thursday, quelling a threatened liberal rebellion by turning aside the insurgent challenge of Cynthia Nixon after a bruising battle to claim the Democratic nomination in New York. Mr. Cuomo had marshaled the support of nearly all of the state’s most powerful Democratic ...

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NEW YORK: Fireworks At Nixon-Cuomo Debate [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: The first and only gubernatorial primary debate between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon turned into a war of words on Wednesday with Nixon calling Cuomo a “lying” and “corrupt” leader while the incumbent accused the actor-turned-politician of peddling “fiction” to voters. “I’m not an Albany insider, like Governor Cuomo, but I ...

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New York State Subpoenas Cohen In Trump Probe

The Associated Press reports: Investigators in New York state have issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen as part of their criminal probe into the Trump Foundation. A spokesman for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax department confirmed the subpoena to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The subpoena was issued after Cohen’s attorney said the longtime lawyer for President Donald Trump has ...

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Dems May Sue To Keep Arrested GOP Rep On Ballot

The Hill reports: Democrats are threatening to take the GOP to court to keep Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), who’s been charged with insider trading, on the November ballot. New York Democrats believe they have a better shot of flipping the ruby-red, Buffalo-area seat if the embattled congressman’s name stays on the ballot, and want to keep Republicans from replacing him ...

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Trump Pretends To Beg Cuomo To Run Against Him Because “Anybody That Runs Against Trump Suffers”

“You better be careful because they want to end your Second Amendment, they are putting a big move on it. And Cuomo wants to end your Second Amendment more than anything. Cuomo wants to take away your Second Amendment. Now he called me and said ‘I will never run for president against you.’ But maybe he wants to. Oh please ...

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GOP Rep. Chris Collins Drops Bid For Reelection

CNBC reports: Rep. Chris Collins, one of President Donald Trump’s earliest backers in Congress, suspended his campaign on Saturday, in the wake of insider trading allegations that resulted in his dramatic arrest this week. In a statement, the embattled New York Republican who represents the state’s 27th Congressional district said that “after extensive discussions with my family and my friends ...

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Dems Claim Chris Collins’ House Seat Is Now “In Play”

The New York Times reports: In the not too distant future, Representative Chris Collins will likely have his day in court to answer the insider trading charges that were leveled against him on Wednesday, but the Republican lawmaker may well be judged sooner — by voters in November. A spokeswoman for the campaign arm of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, ...

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BREAKING: GOP Rep. Chris Collins Arrested By FBI

Buffalo’s NBC affiliate reports: Congressman Chris Collins is facing insider trading charges and was arrested by the FBI Wednesday morning. He is also accused of lying to the FBI. Collins, along with his son Cameron Collins and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collin’s fiancee, are being processed by the FBI in Manhattan. An ethics investigation was launched last year ...

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NRA Court Filing Claims Insurance Woes Have Caused Huge Financial Harm, Soon May Be “Unable To Exist”

Rolling Stone reports: The National Rifle Association warns that it is in grave financial jeopardy, according to a recent court filing obtained by Rolling Stone, and that it could soon “be unable to exist or pursue its advocacy mission.” The reason, according to the NRA filing, is not its deep entanglement with alleged Russian agents like Maria Butina. Instead, the ...

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New York State Moves Closer To Legalizing Marijuana

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday named several close allies and aides to a new panel he is convening to draft legislation that would result in the legalization of recreational marijuana. “I have reviewed the multi-agency report commissioned last January and have discussed its findings with Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker,” Cuomo said in a statement. ...

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Andrew Cuomo Leads Cynthia Nixon 2-1 In New Poll

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a commanding 2-1 lead over rival Cynthia Nixon in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary — but his running mate, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, is locked in a surprisingly close race against insurgent Jumaane Williams, according to a poll released Tuesday. Cuomo, who is running for a third term, leads Nixon 60 ...

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New York Orders Spectrum Cable To Cease Operations

USA Today reports: New York’s utility regulators moved Friday to revoke Charter Communication’s ability to operate in the state, arguing that the state’s top cable provider hasn’t lived up to the terms of its 2016 merger with Time Warner Cable. The Public Service Commission gave Charter 60 days submit a plan to hand over its New York operations to a ...

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Stonewall Democrats Back Cuomo Over Cynthia Nixon

The New York Daily News reports: Citing his record on gay rights issues, a landmark LGBTQ Democrat club Wednesday night endorsed Gov. Cuomo’s re-election bid. The Stonewall Democratic Club backed Cuomo over Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon, who is a lesbian. In choosing Cuomo, the Stonewall Democrats cited his successful push in 2011 to make New York the first large ...

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NEW YORK: AG Candidate Seeks Trump Tax Returns

The Associated Press reports: Is there a backdoor to getting at President Donald Trump’s tax returns? At least one Democratic activist says yes, and it’s through a New York state investigation into Trump’s charity. State attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout held a news conference in front of Trump Tower on Wednesday calling on the governor to grant authority to state ...

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Gov. Cuomo Proclaims Edie Windsor Day In New York

Via press release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today proclaimed June 20 Edie Windsor Day in New York State as a tribute to her legacy championing equality and justice for the LGBTQ community, and for being on the front lines of the fight for marriage equality. Today would have been Edie’s 89th birthday. “Edie was an iconic New Yorker who shaped ...

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Trump Explodes Over Lawsuit Against His “Charity”

NBC News reports: New York’s attorney general announced a lawsuit against the Trump Foundation Thursday, saying it engaged in a pattern of illegal self-dealing over more than a decade. NBC News has reached out to the White House and Trump Organization, but Trump commented about the case on Twitter shortly after it was announced. He claimed the foundation gave out ...

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New York State AG Sues To Dissolve Trump Foundation Charity For Its “Pattern Of Persistent Illegal Conduct”

CNBC reports: New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood on Thursday sued President Donald Trump and three of his adult children, claiming “a pattern of persistent illegal conduct” for more than a decade at the charity named for Trump. Underwood claims that the Donald J. Trump Foundation engaged in “extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign.” She also alleged ...

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NEW YORK: Openly Gay Rep. Sean Maloney To Run For State AG And US House Reelection Simultaneously

The New York Daily News reports: Upstate Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Wednesday will formally announce he’s running for state attorney general at the same time he’s seeking re-election to Congress. Maloney said he will try to petition his way onto the Sept. 13 Democratic primary ballot for attorney general. He said if he wins the nomination, he will immediately ...

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