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Progressive Icon Zephyr Teachout Wins Democratic Primary In New York

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

Zephyr Teachout on Tuesday breezed to victory in the Democratic primary for New York's 19th Congressional District, setting the stage for a November f...

Zephyr Teachout Already Has Thousands Of Campaign Contributors

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

Progressive law professor Zephyr Teachout declared her congressional candidacy less than a week ago, but has already received campaign contributions f...

De Blasio Lashes Out At Cuomo: Cares About 'Deal Making' More Than City

WSJ | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

Mayor Bill de Blasio, unleashing months of frustration on Tuesday, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo undermined his Albany agenda and wasn’t focused on New Yor...

What Will Be the Legacy of Today's School 'Reforms'?

Vicki Cobb | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

he current "reformers" for education are simply imposing ill-conceived laws of the state and federal governments on schools as if we were a dictatorship not a democracy. Deep in my bones I know that I would not be creating science books for children if I had grown up in one of today's repressive schools.

New York's Grassroots Triumph

Michael Brune | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

In New York State, at least, sanity has prevailed. By banning fracking, Governor Andrew Cuomo has acted to protect his state's citizens from a rapacious industry whose presence would inevitably result in significant health and environmental consequences.

You Want Attention? Get a Gimmick

Marni Halasa | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Marni Halasa

So what does an ordinary citizen need to do to get one's political voice heard in this day and age where one needs money and access to play with the big whigs? If you are me, you not only dress up in costume, grab some props and exhibit comic performance art on the street, you stage your own protest.

Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

Dr. Cuomo, Nurse Christie

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Zach Carter

Top NIH Ebola Specialist Says Quarantines Will Jeopardize Americans | Zach Carter | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top government infectious disease specialist warned politicians against Ebola quarantines on Sunday, saying aggressive protocols tar...

Zach Carter

Chris Christie Defends Ebola Quarantine | Zach Carter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday defended his abrupt Ebola quarantine policy, dismissing concerns that the aggressive treatm...

Christopher Mathias

Holder Backs Lawsuit Against Cuomo For Failing To Provide Legal Services To The Poor | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder, who will reportedly announce his resignation on Thursday, has lent his endorsement to a class-action lawsuit that accuse...

Rivers Cuomo Coming To Fox, And It's Not 'Make Believe'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

This sounds like a "Perfect Situation." Fox has just ordered a new pilot starring Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. According to The Hollywood Reporter...

Cuomo Has Raised Millions Through Loophole He Pledged to Close

ProPublica | Theodoric Meyer | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

By Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica When he ran for office four years ago, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pledged to close a loophole in the state's campaig...

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part V: Cuomo's Initiative to Water Quality and Coastal Resilience

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

Can Long Island be saved? Three of the four planned meetings called for by Governor Cuomo on Long Island Resiliency and Clean Water Infrastructure have now been held.

How Cuomo Is Breaking His Promise For A Transparent Government

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica, May 5, 2014, 9:53 a.m.Adopting a tactic that has been used by officials ranging from Sarah Palin to staffers of New ...

Cuomo Taken To Task For Closing Corruption Probe

The New York Times | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Less than two weeks after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo abruptly shut down a commission he had formed to investigate political corruption in New York State, th...

Schumer and Cuomo's Dirty Little Secret

Jamson S. Lwebuga-Mukasa | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Jamson S. Lwebuga-Mukasa

Unless you're dwelling in a forest somewhere, chances are you live or work near a highway and/or bridge -- and what happens here in Buffalo may impact the cost/benefit analysis your city makes between your health and what it gains from commercial interests.

New York's Emergency Team Down 50 Percent, Comparable To Size Of Iowa's Unit

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

Two drafts of a scathing report obtained by the Albany Times-Union detail new criticisms of the way New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) responded to 2012's...

Cuomo Seeks Ban On Welfare Cash At Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores

Capital New York | Laura Nahmias | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest budget proposal would prevent New Yorkers from withdrawing public-assistance funds at liquor stores, casinos and stri...

I'm a (Former) Prosecutor, and It's Time to Raise the Age in New York

Charles F. Coleman Jr. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Black Voices
Charles F. Coleman Jr.

The frequent reality when I walked into the courtroom was that I was just as likely to find myself staring at a pimple-faced teenager as I was to see a hardened criminal of several years my senior.

A Quick Guide to Casino Expansion in New York

David Blankenhorn | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York
David Blankenhorn

I am a New Yorker. I have spent the past two years tracking the politics behind the proposed expansion of commercial casinos in New York and examining the cost and benefits of surrounding gambling.

PHOTOS: Governor Cuomo Takes On The Kardashian Fashion Empire

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.21.2013 | Style

You'd think after all the legal trouble the Kardashians faced with their beauty line, Khloe Kardashian would smarten up before shilling any potentiall...

WATCH: What Does The Future Hold For Andrew Cuomo?

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.16.2013 | New York

With unmatched political virtuosity, New York governor Andrew Cuomo has so far bent the state capital to his will. But as NY Magazine Chris Smith writ...

Cuomo Picks New MTA Chief

Newsday | Posted 06.12.2013 | New York

Thomas Prendergast, the head of New York City's bus and subway system and a former Long Island Rail Road president, has been handpicked by Gov. Andrew...

'You're Silencing Us' -- Protecting Free Speech Rights in Sanford, New York

Kate Sinding | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Kate Sinding

Last September, after taking a series of pro-fracking actions over a four-year period, Sanford's Town Board abruptly imposed a gag order silencing its citizens from discussing the red-hot issue of proposed new fracking in New York and the town.