Tag Archives: New York state

Amazon To Get $1.5B Tax Break For NYC Headquarters

The New York Daily News reports: Amazon will get $1.5 billion in tax breaks and grants from New York to host half its new headquarters in Long Island City. The company announced Tuesday, after weeks of speculation, that it will open new headquarters in Queens, and Arlington, Virginia. Each location is expected to be home to more than 25,000 employees, …

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NEW YORK: Homocon Loses As Dems Flip State Senate

Homocon Pete Holmberg, who championed a Russian troll farm’s idiotic #walkaway campaign and defended the Proud Boys, lost his very long shot bid for the New York Senate by 64 points as Democrats seized control of the chamber for the first time in a decade. The New York Times reports: The Senate had been the Republican Party’s last foothold of …

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NEW YORK: Indicted Republican Rep Wins Reelection

The Democrat & Chronicle reports: Indicted Congressman Christopher Collins has won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. He defeated challenger Nathan McMurray, who conceded the race around 11:06 p.m. McMurray, the Grand Island town supervisor, mounted his long-shot campaign earlier this year with scant expectation of winning. But in the aftermath of Collins’ indictment in August on federal insider …

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NEW YORK: Dem Flips Nutbag Claudia Tenney’s Seat

Utica’s CBS affiliate reports: CBS News is projecting Anthony Brindisi (D) as the winner of the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, a seat currently held by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R). Brindisi has a 52 percent to 48 percent advantage with 87 percent of precincts reporting. Tenney was elected to Congress in 2016, following the retirement of Richard Hanna. …

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Trumps Cast Votes In New York Via Absentee Ballots

The Hill reports: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm elections. A White House spokesperson said Friday that both Trumps voted by absentee ballot in New York “a few weeks ago.” That means they will not have to travel to the state, where they are registered to vote, to cast a ballot …

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Bannon Holds Rally For GOP Candidates, None Show Up

The Guardian reports: As Donald Trump held midterm rallies this week in front of thousands, his one-time chief strategist Steve Bannon made his own, rather more low-key return to the campaign trail. Bannon appeared in front of 200 people at a firehouse outside Buffalo, New York, ostensibly to campaign for Republicans based in the area. But in a visceral demonstration …

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BREAKING: Bomb Mailed To Clintons’ New York Home

The New York Times reports: An explosive device was found on Wednesday morning by a technician who screens mail for Bill and Hillary Clinton, who live in a suburb of New York City, a law enforcement official said. The official said the device was similar to one found at the home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday. Mr. Soros’s …

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Police Detonate Bomb Mailed To George Soros’ Home

NPR reports: An explosive device was found at the Westchester County, New York, home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday afternoon. In a statement to NPR, the Bedford Police Department said an employee of the house found a suspicious package in the mailbox. They opened it, revealing what “appeared to be an explosive device.” The employee placed the package …

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NEW YORK: GOP Gov Candidate Says He’s “Ashamed” That Proud Boys Were Invited To Speak At GOP Club

The New York Daily News reports: GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro on Tuesday said he is “a bit ashamed” that a Manhattan Republican Club invited the head of the ultra-national right wing group The Proud Boys to speak over the weekend. “I’m embarrassed these individuals were invited to speak,” Molinaro said during a 90-minute appearance before the Daily News Editorial …

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Cuomo: Limo In Fatal Crash Had Failed Inspection

The Albany Times-Union reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the limousine involved in Saturday’s deadly crash in Schoharie failed an inspection last month. Cuomo, talking to reporters Monday at New York’s Columbus Day Parade, also said the driver did not have the proper license to operate the vehicle. The limousine failed a state inspection last month and was not supposed to …

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Indicted Republican Rep Dodges Court Appearance

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins’ next court date is set for Thursday, but the Republican from Clarence won’t be there. There’s nothing unusual about a criminal defendant seeking approval to miss a procedural court appearance, and nothing unusual about a judge granting that approval. But in this case, those moves have political implications. Collins is running for re-election …

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New York Launches Probe In Wake Of NYT Exposé

CNBC News reports: New York state tax officials are investigating allegations detailed in an exhaustive New York Times investigation into Donald Trump and his family’s business dealings. The Times reported on Tuesday that Trump and his family committed “instances of outright fraud” in order to transfer millions of dollars from the real estate empire of the president’s father, Fred Trump, …

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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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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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