Tag Archives: Andrew Cuomo

PHOTOS: At New York City Pride March 2018

USA Today reports: Thousands of people clad in rainbow colors marched Sunday through Greenwich Village and up Fifth Avenue for the annual Gay Pride parade, a massive celebration of LGBTQ identity. One of this year’s grand marshals is tennis legend Billie Jean King, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford and the civil rights organization Lambda Legal. Lady Gaga’s “Born This …

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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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NEW YORK: Cynthia Nixon Fails To Make Gubernatorial Primary Ballot At Dem Convention, Will Gather Petitions

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Cuomo, facing a tough primary challenge on the left from actress Cynthia Nixon, on Wednesday easily snared his party’s nomination for a third term at the state Democratic convention. With Cuomo winning more than 95% of the vote, Nixon failed to get anywhere near the 25% she needed to guarantee her a spot …

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NEW YORK: Hillary To Endorse Cuomo For Governor

The New York Times reports: Hillary Clinton is expected to break her virtual hiatus from the campaign trail this week, when she will endorse Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York in a contested Democratic primary, her spokesman, Nick Merrill, confirmed — a move sure to enrage liberal activists seeking Mr. Cuomo’s ouster at the hands of Cynthia Nixon, the …

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NRA Sues NY Gov. Cuomo For “Blacklisting” Them With Banks And Insurers Because Freedom Of Speech

Reuters reports: The National Rifle Association on Friday sued New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state’s financial regulator for engaging in what it said was a “blacklisting campaign” aimed at swaying banks and insurers to stop doing business with the gun advocacy group, according to a complaint. Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) aimed …

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Preet Bharara Waffles On New York AG Bid: We’ll See

The New York Daily News reports: Ex-federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, while not in the race for state attorney general right now, won’t entirely rule out a run. The corruption-busting Bharara, speaking on his podcast, shared his unease with politics while leaving himself some wiggle room in the contest to replace disgraced Eric Schneiderman. “The question about what I’ll do in …

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Cuomo Orders Special Prosecutor For Schneiderman

The New York Daily News reports: The public dismantling of ex-state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman took less than 24 hours, a fast and freaky plunge from powerful prosecutor to potential perp walk. Schneiderman’s dramatic fall from grace was capped off by Gov. Cuomo’s appointment late Tuesday of a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that the state’s former top lawman physically …

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NEW YORK: State AG Eric Schneiderman Resigns

The New York Daily News reports: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is resigning amid allegations that he physically assaulted four women he dated. Schneiderman, an outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, bowed to pressure from politicians, including Gov. Cuomo, who called for him to step down. “It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General …

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NEW YORK: Cynthia Nixon To Run For Governor

NBC New York reports: Actress Cynthia Nixon has announced she will run for governor. “I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor,” she tweeted Monday afternoon, along with a campaign video. A short biography on her campaign website states, “Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker and progressive activist who is running for governor to fight …

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NEW YORK: Former Top Cuomo Aide Guilty Of Bribery

Bloomberg reports: A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital’s culture of backroom deal-making. A federal jury in Manhattan found Joseph Percoco guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes after deliberating for parts of …

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Cuomo Pitches First In Nation Congestion Pricing For Manhattan, Drivers Would Pay $11.52 Below Midtown

The New York Times reports: Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a major proposal prepared for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that would make New York the first city in the United States with a pay-to-drive plan. Similar traffic charges are already used in cities like Singapore, Stockholm, London and Milan, but New York …

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NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Adding “Inciting To Riot” To Hate Crime Laws Because Nazis

The New York Daily News reports: In the wake of the deadly hate march in Charlottesville, Va., Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday he will introduce legislation designed to prevent a similar situation in New York. The bill being drafted would add to the state hate crimes law the new offenses of rioting and inciting to riot when the actions target protected …

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NEW YORK CITY: Cuomo Pitches Congestion Charges For Manhattan In Bid To Fund Crumbling Subway

Oh look. Other news. The New York Times reports: A decade ago, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York offered a plan to ease traffic in Manhattan and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to improve the city’s aging infrastructure. Drivers would be charged $8 to enter the most congested parts of Manhattan during peak commuting hours. The plan was …

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Porn Site Offers To Sponsor NYC Subway Station

Fortune reports: A company whose business is all about pleasure says it wants to help with New York City’s train pain. Porn streaming site RedTube has offered to take Gov. Andrew Cuomo up on his idea to sell naming rights to subway stations. The governor, who really should have seen this sort of thing coming, first floated the idea of …

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Cynthia Nixon Mulls Bid For New York Governor

The Hill reports: Actress Cynthia Nixon is being floated as a possible primary challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) in 2018. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the “Sex & The City” star is considering a run against Cuomo, whose policies she has criticized before on The View. “Basically, Gov. Cuomo is shortchanging the children of New York State,” …

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TONIGHT: One WTC To Light With Trans Pride Colors

I believe this is a first. Via press release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the spire of One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge to be lit this weekend in honor of LGBT pride. The iconic landmarks will be lit the colors of the transgender flag for Trans Day of Action today, June 23rd and the colors of …

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NEW YORK: State Senate Confirms Judge Paul Feinman As First Openly Gay Man On State’s Highest Court

The Associated Press reports: New York’s highest court has a new member. The state Senate on Wednesday confirmed Paul Feinman to serve on the Court of Appeals. He will be the first openly gay person to serve on the court. Feinman has been a judge for more than 20 years. He fills a vacancy created by the death of Judge …

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World Trade Center Goes Green In Defiance Of Trump

Trump is being trolled worldwide: Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered two New York City landmarks – the World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge – to be lit in green Thursday night to express the state’s support for the Paris accord. “The White House’s reckless decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord has devastating repercussions not only for the United States, …

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New York Becomes Fourth State To Reaffirm North Carolina Travel Ban After Fake Repeal Of Hate Law

Via press release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC hailed the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo has reaffirmed New York’s ban on taxpayer-funded travel to North Carolina. The announcement comes after North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Senate President Phil Berger, and House Speaker Tim Moore passed a law — HB 142 — doubling down on many of …

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NEW YORK CITY: Nation’s First Female Muslim Judge Found Dead On Bank Of The Hudson River [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first-ever female Muslim judge in U.S. history and the first African-American woman to serve on New York’s highest court, was found dead Wednesday on the bank of the Hudson River, police said. Abdus-Salaam, 65, was discovered floating fully clothed on the Manhattan side of the river, by the Henry Hudson Parkway …

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