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Clinton Shows Support for Women’s Equality Party

Hillary Clinton introduces Gov. Cuomo at the  Women’s Equality Party at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan on October 23, 2014 (Laura Cooksey/Epoch Times)
Hillary Clinton introduces Gov. Cuomo at the Women’s Equality Party at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan on October 23, 2014 (Laura Cooksey/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged supporters to give a huge turnout for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his running mate Kathy Hochul come...

  • New York State Senator Liz Krueger and members of Met Council on Housing, Common Cause, and the Fair Elections Coalition on Aug. 12, 2013, at the REBNY headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    NY Ballot Question Divides Government Watchdogs

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York voters will face a ballot question next month that, if approved, would create a commission to oversee redrawing the state’s political map—a... Read more

  • Republican Congressman Michael Grimm (L) and Democratic opponent Domenic M. Recchia Jr. wait for their debate to start in the studios of WABC-TV in New York City, Oct. 17, 2014. (Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)

    Grimm, Recchia Trade Attacks in Televised Debate

    Civility was the first casualty in the war of words between Michael Grimm and Domenic Recchia, both running to represent Staten Island and some parts... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks with news media before marching in the Columbus Day parade in New York, Oct. 13, 2014. After a hard six months during which he appeared flummoxed by corruption allegations and an embarrassing primary battle, New York’s governor is actively raising his profile, fueling speculation about whether he is already looking beyond his bid for a second term or just trying to run up the score. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NY Gov. Cuomo Raises Profile

    ALBANY, N.Y.—With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas, and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York’s Andrew... Read more

  • New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, running for re-election, speaks during the annual meeting of the Business Council of New York State at the Sagamore Resort, in Bolton Landing, N.Y., on Sept. 19, 2014. Schneiderman faces Republican challenger John Cahill in the November election. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Integrity, Public Corruption Big Topics in NY Race

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The candidates to be New York’s top lawyer say integrity and public corruption are among the key issues but disagree sharply over who has... Read more

  • New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is running for re-election, during the annual meeting of the Business Council of New York State at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Candidates for NY Comptroller Square Off in Debate

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Wednesday night in a candidates debate that his office is continuing to review expense payments to state legislators,... Read more

  • Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" opponent Chrys Countryman of Afton, N.Y., holds her hands up as Joe Martens, commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, testifies before a joint budget hearing in Albany, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2013. New York politicians and voters alike are weigh in on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Fracking Sites Fertile Ground for NY Candidates

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Pennsylvania drilling sites are emerging as destinations for political pilgrimage for candidates for governor in New York as politicians and voters alike weigh in... Read more

  • ew York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo (C) during a Moreland Commission news conference as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (L), and Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick listen, in Albany, N.Y., on July 2, 2013. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running in the general election for a second term, has cast aside his media avoidance of late to promote his newly released memoir. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Cuomo Defends Moreland Scandal During Book Publicity Tour

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running in the general election for a second term, has cast aside his media avoidance of late to promote his... Read more

  • ov. Andrew Cuomo and his daughter Michaela Cuomo greet the public at the New York City Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 13, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Cuomo’s Remains Cautious as Election Nears

    NEW YORK—There were no blights on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s march in the Columbus Day parade on Monday. Unlike the Labor Day parade last month, where... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo marches in the Columbus Day parade in New York, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Cuomo’s Tough Decisions Delayed Past Election Day?

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A hotly anticipated decision on fracking won’t come before Gov. Andrew Cuomo stands for re-election. Same for an announcement of higher tolls on the... Read more

  • (L–R) James Kemmerer, Zephyr Teachout, and Tim Wu at a press conference in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 2014. Teachout and Wu endorsed Kemmerer in his race against incumbent state senator Martin Golden. (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Teachout and Wu Endorse Kemmerer and His ‘Golden Rule’

    NEW YORK—Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu, who lost to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul in the Democratic primary, endorsed James Kemmerer on Wednesday, in... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (C) speaks to the media at the conclusion of a meeting with senior military leadership including Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey (R) at the Pentagon on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Obama Claims Progress Combatting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON—Facing a stubborn enemy, President Barack Obama professed confidence Wednesday that the U.S. will keep making progress against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, as the reality set in of a lengthy military conflict... Read more

  • In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, a police officer is dwarfed amid the marble columns of the Supreme Court in Washington. Some warehouse workers who fill orders for Amazon.com customers say they spend up to 25 minutes after every shift waiting to pass through security checks to make sure they aren't stealing from the online retailer. But they don't get paid for the extra time. The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by two former staffers at a Nevada warehouse who claim they should be compensated for time spent in security screenings under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Employees Entitled to Billions in Retroactive Pay for Security Checks? Companies Worried

    WASHINGTON—Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going... Read more

  • People stand in the main terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., on Oct. 2, 2014. The Dallas Ebola patient passed through this airport two weeks ago. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Astorino Calls for Ban on Flights From Ebola-Stricken West Africa

    NEW YORK—Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called on the Federal Aviation Administration to ban flights to the United States from the West African nations where... Read more

  • Democratic challenger Domenic M. Recchia Jr. (R) stands next to GOP Rep. Michael Grimm at a candidates forum at the Fort Hamilton Senior Citizen Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014. In the first time debate between the two, Recchia called Grimm a liar and raised the issue of Grimm’s federal indictment on 20 counts for allegedly evading taxes by hiding more than $1 million in sales and wages while running a small Manhattan restaurant. Grimm dismissed the criticism as political mudslinging. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Dem Challenger Calls GOP House Incumbent a Liar

    NEW YORK—At a raucous debate Wednesday, Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia called Republican Rep. Michael Grimm a liar who failed to tell the truth to federal... Read more

  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden testifies before Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee hearing on "Combating the Ebola Threat" at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, on Aug. 7, 2014. Overwhelmed west African nations called states of emergency on Thursday as the death toll from a fast-spreading Ebola epidemic neared 1,000. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Questions and Answers About Dallas, Texas Ebola Case

    WASHINGTON—U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now... Read more

  • Former New York Gov. George Pataki during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall, of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York on Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Report: Former NY Gov. Pataki Weighing Presidential Run

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Former Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide said Tuesday that talk of a campaign is... Read more

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