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Why Zephyr Teachout Should Triumph

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 11.04.2014 | New York
Nicholas Tampio

Teachout favors publicly funded elections, as did Teddy Roosevelt, as do most Americans. The problem with expensive campaigns is that politicians are often beholden to the individuals and corporations that fund them.

Paul Blumenthal

Zephyr Teachout Gets Big Boost In Challenge To Andrew Cuomo

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Harvard law professor and leading campaign finance reform advocate Lawrence Lessig called on supporters of his anti-corruption super PAC...

Cuomo, Corruption and Voters

Richard Brodsky | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Long story short, Cuomo kept hammering the legislature as corrupt, evidenced by a series of thefts and misappropriations. He created an investigative commission that lurched into the world of petty thievery, and then lurched into the more interesting question of who was giving huge dollars to who, and for what.

David McCabe

With Big Endorsement In Hand, Zephyr Teachout Sees Opening In New York Governor's Race

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is taking a lot of heat over accusations that his office improperly stymied the Moreland Commission, a go...

George Pataki Blasts Chris Christie For Withholding Key Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) ripped into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) in an interview with the New York Daily News for not endorsing N...

U.S. Attorney Threatens To Investigate NY Gov For Obstruction, Witness Tampering

The New York Times | SUSANNE CRAIG, THOMAS KAPLAN and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

In an escalation of the confrontation between the United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the governor’s c...

Paul Blumenthal

Cuomo Under Fire For Meddling In Anti-Corruption Panel He Created

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is under fire from good government groups and his potential Democratic primary opponent after a New York ...

Did Cuomo's Killing the Anti-Corruption Commission Restore Public Trust?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 06.14.2014 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

Governor Cuomo, by abandoning his stand for a short term political gain, not only squandered a valuable opportunity, but exposed himself to accusations of cynicism and hypocrisy.

Paul Blumenthal

We Knew New York Was Corrupt, But We Didn't Know It Was This Bad

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sweeping indictment of New York politics, a commission empaneled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to investigate official corruption in the...

Is Gov. Cuomo's Anti-Corruption Commission Going off the Rails?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

When he announced the creation of his anti-corruption commission last July, Gov. Cuomo was responding to both the public's anger and the State's humil...

Cuomo Announces Commission To Fight Corruption In NY

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 09.01.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- Following a spate of corruption scandals, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo launched a special commission Tuesday to investigate potential violations of ...