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Mario Cuomo

Cuomo Interviewed In GQ

Posted 12.14.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo's had a good first year as governor. A budget passed on time, marriage equality (he doesn't call it "gay marriage") and very high approva...

Saving a Bookshop With Local Love and Considerable National Help

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Pearl Korn

This is a lovely, pre-holiday tale that could have captured the imagination of Charles Dickens. It is the story of a little, independent, different kind of bookshop that has served an artist and working-class community for 34 years.

An Offer He'll Have to Refuse

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

This political love-fest between Governor Chris Christie and these people begging him to run for president is going to end abruptly when the big guy realizes something that others have realized before him.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Redistricting

Morgan Pehme | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New Yorkers have shown a much greater interest in addressing gerrymandering than ever before. But there is still a great deal about the current debate that is largely unknown, misunderstood, or unsaid.

I Like Him -- He's Italian!

Paul LaRosa | Posted 08.29.2011 | New York
Paul LaRosa

It's not that I like Gov. Andrew Cuomo because he is Italian American. I like that he is Italian American, and he's making us proud.

If I Could Ask Andrew Cuomo a Question

Alan Singer | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

In 1984, Mario Cuomo rejected tax cuts for the wealthy and programs that make the rich richer. My question is: when did you reject your father's philosophy and become a Tea Party Republican?

Romney's Work Beginning to Pay Off

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Mitt Romney is emerging as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. Unless other candidates begin raising money and building an organization, the race for the Republican nomination will be over before it starts.

Trustee Swings and Misses with Mets Owners

Brad Kurtzberg | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports
Brad Kurtzberg

The SEC investigated Bernie Madoff numerous times during the 25 years the Mets owners made investments with him. It hardly seems fair to hold investors, in this case the Wilpons and the Katzes, to a higher standard than the SEC.

Andrew Cuomo Tramples His Father's Vision for America

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York
Richard Kirsch

While New York faces a budget crisis -- and budget cuts are inevitable -- Andrew Cuomo has chosen to emulate Reagan rather than his father.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Hockey player Mike Fisher was traded from Ottawa to Nashville. His wife is country superstar Carrie Underwood. Talk about a marriage of convenience.

Mario Cuomo: New York's Proud Papa

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

As Andrew Cuomo takes over the reins of New York, he's being watched by a very proud father. But don't let Mario Cuomo hear you use the word proud.

The Governor's Speech

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The wrenching disappointments of the Spitzer and Paterson administrations are now behind us; the ever-mounting budget deficit is before us.

Andrew Cuomo's Gift For The Feast Of The Epiphany

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

It was hard for me to get excited about Cuomo in November of last year, but all of that changed when I read how he went to church on the Roman Catholic Feast of the Epiphany.

Everyone Hates The Governor's Mansion Except Andrew Cuomo

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It is perhaps the most spectacular perk of the governor's job: a 40-room Victorian mansion, with a full-time domestic staff, on six rolling acres abov...

10 Candidate Connections That May Surprise You

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Don't know squat about many of this year's elections contenders? You may find yourself more familiar with some of their friends and family....

How Old is Wisdom?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan had an interesting take this weekend (July 17) on President Obama's poll numbers and problems with the economy ...

Ed Koch's Excellent Adventure

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The ex-mayor has launched New York Uprising, a non-partisan, independent group that is trying to achieve the impossible: cleaning up Albany.

What Levy vs. Lazio Has to Do With Beating a Cuomo

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Steve Levy is picking up some support from New York and national Republicans, though bet on Rick Lazio to be the GOP nominee for NY governor, for no other reason than that we've seen this movie before -- in 1994.

Here Lies Willets Point

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Vines

Daniel Sambucci opened up shop in Willets Point fifty-nine years ago. Now when Sambucci, 79, looks across 36th Avenue, he finds himself under the ominous shadow of a $900 million baseball stadium.

Mr. President, 'Change' Is Your 'New Frontier'

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The Republicans' strategy of slowing down change couldn't be more evident than in the perpetually extending health care debate. But they have been successful at promulgating the idea that they, too, are touting change.

Why It's Jake Tapper's Moment

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

As George Stephanopoulos gives up his hosting duties on the This Week show, ABC has a chance to revitalize its show if it has the common sense to select Jake Tapper, instead of the bad alternatives, to replace him.

Before Jenna: Political Children Working In Media (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The "Today Show" announced this week that they've hired Jenna Bush (aka Jenna Hager) to file stories for them about once a month. "It wasn't something...

What Both Parties Can Learn from New York

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If the Republicans were willing and able to nominate Bloomberg-type candidates in other parts of the country, the Democratic moment may dissipate pretty quickly.

Lincoln and Obama -- My Comparison

Mario Cuomo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Cuomo

My view is that the success or failure of Obama's presidency will have a far greater impact globally than did the Lincoln presidency.

Roundballer In Chief: Lessons from the Mario Cuomo Basketball League

Andrew Stengel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Stengel

I have some advice for those who played basketball with then-candidate Obama: the game will change once the oath of office is administered. I know because I was on Gov. Cuomo's team.