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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 Offers Rangel Last-Minute Endorsement

AP | By DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday threw his support to U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel in the Democratic primary for New York's 13th Con...

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 cam...

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...

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.

Casinos In NYC?

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- State legislative leaders aren't embracing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposal to limit new casinos to three upstate locations, saying Long Isla...

Cuomo To Propose Assault Weapon Ban

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for tougher state bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines of ammunition as part of ...

Cuomo Pushing Assault Weapons Ban

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his state needs to ban assault weapons outright, not just rely on increased penalties under current ru...

What 2013 Could Bring To New York | Posted 12.22.2012 | New York

...Indian Point begins to power down? Two months of Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings on the future of the Indian Point Energy Center wrapped ...

Cuomo Goes To White House For Sandy Relief

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York

WASHINGTON — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged Monday from meetings with top Obama administration officials and congressional leaders "optimist...

Don't Rebuild: Redesign

Mitch McEwen | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York
Mitch McEwen

Now that we have gotten past the election, perhaps New Yorkers and the rest of the country are ready to talk honestly and admit that sandbags in urban flood-zones are just not good enough.

Yay! Gov. Cuomo Grants Student Loan Relief For Sandy Victims | Posted 01.12.2013 | College

Yesterday, Nov. 9, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) to suspend collection effort...

Cuomo: Hurricane Damage Could Cost $33 Billion

AP | FRANK ELTMAN and TOM HAYS | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Vincent Pina finally saw a couple of utility trucks coming down his street Thursday and started to wave in anticipation. But...

Public Told To Stay Away From Free Gas Until First Responders Receive Fuel

AP | Posted 01.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The government says the public should stay away from free New York fuel stations until emergency responders get their gas. National ...