NY Politics

Cuomo’s Popularity Highlights Appeal of Centrism

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo giving the annual State Of State Address on January 8, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo giving the annual State Of State Address on January 8, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK—Moderation has served Andrew Cuomo well. The incumbent governor of New York has widened his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, 60 to 23...

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NYC Council Releases Its Priorities for Federal Government

NEW YORK—Extending unemployment insurance benefits, keeping the city’s public housing in a state of good repair, and strengthening gun laws—these were among the top priorities listed by the New York City Council for the legislators in Congress. The council’s federal …... Read More




  • Council Member Mark Weprin. (William Alatriste/City Council)

    Real Estate Pouring Money to Land Use Chair’s Campaign

    Players in the real estate industry have contributed $11,900 to the campaign of Mark Weprin, the chair of the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and... Read more

  • NY Governor Andrew Cuomo at the conclusion of Rebuild for Design, New York City, June 2, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    NY Gov. Cuomo Adds $2 Million to Campaign Funds

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo raised $8.5 million in the last six months, bringing his campaign war chest to $35 million. He had $33 million... Read more

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry speaking to the media after closed-door nuclear talks on Iran in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Intense negotiations with Iran have yielded “tangible progress,” US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, but significant gaps remain ahead of a July 20 target date for a deal meant to put firm curbs on Tehran’s nuclear activities in exchange for an end to sanctions. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Iranian Nukes: Gaps Remain, but Talks Continue

    WASHINGTON—World powers and Iran still face significant gaps in their negotiations to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, foreign ministers said Tuesday while forging ahead with efforts... Read more

  • Surrounded by supporters, New York state gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, center, leaves a news conference after he kicked off his campaign for the governor's race, Thursday March 6, 2014, on the steps of the Bronx County Courthouse in New York. The Republican kicked off his campaign in the Bronx because the county has been "forgotten economically" by the nation, he said, and touted his Hispanic voter base in Westchester County. The Bronx is the state's only county with a majority Hispanic population. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Astorino Raises $3.4M for Bid Against NY Gov. Cuomo

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Republican Rob Astorino has raised $3.4 million in the last six months for his bid to challenge Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Astorino’s... Read more

  • Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Monday, June 16, 2014. A poll of New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo leading the little-known Astorino by a large margin in the race for governor. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Astorino Meets Young Republicans, Stresses Minority Vote

    NEW YORK—Rob Astorino brimmed with confidence during his stop at the Brooklyn’s Young Republican Club.  “Tell Cuomo’s supporters that election-day is Wednesday, you tell them... Read more

  • An example of a municipal ID card from New Haven, Connecticut. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

    De Blasio Signs City ID Bill, Cards Will Be Free for One Year

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill on Wednesday that would create a citywide identification card program. The cards will be free... Read more

  • This Nov. 15, 2012, photo shows Gen. Carter Ham, then-head of the U.S. Africa Command, at the University of Sciences Politiques, in Paris. Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn assault on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before and set it ablaze, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and another American. The second attack, which killed two security contractors, showed clear military training, retired Gen. Carter Ham told Congress in closed-door testimony released late Wednesday, July 9. 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Benghazi Case Revelations: 2 Days, 2 Distinct Attacks on Americans

    WASHINGTON—Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission... Read more

  • The windows of the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol are illuminated as lawmakers work into the evening on the state budget in Albany, N.Y., March 31, 2014. New York is poised to collect nearly $3.3 billion from a recent record settlement with France’s largest bank. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY to Add $3 Billion Windfall to State Budget

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York is poised to collect nearly $3.3 billion from a recent record settlement with France’s largest bank, and the Cuomo administration plans to... Read more

  • Zephyr Teachout, an associate professor of law at Fordham University, poses in Washington Park, in Brooklyn, New York City, on July 6, 2014. Teachout will be running against Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic Party nomination for governor of New York in 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Zephyr Teachout: Corruption Crusader

    NEW YORK—Zephyr Teachout wants to end corruption in American politics. She takes the long view of history, where the arc of the political universe bends... Read more

  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) and US Vice President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting in the presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, June 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)

    US VP Biden Talks to Ukrainian Leader About New Cease-Fire

    WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden has spoken to Ukraine’s new president amid a major shake-up in Ukraine’s beleaguered military. Biden and President Petro Poroshenko spoke Thursday... Read more

  • The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, Massud Barzani (C) leaves after a session of the Kurdistan parliament on July 3, 2014 in Arbil, the Kurdish region's capital in northern Iraq. Barzani asked its parliament to start organising a referendum on independence. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Time Is Ripe for Independence, Say Iraqi Kurds

    WASHINGTON—Facing an Iraq that is being ripped apart by sectarian violence and a divisive government, leaders of the country’s Kurdish region said Thursday they now... Read more

  • This artist's rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, wearing a headphone, as his attorney Michelle Peterson looks on during a hearing at the federal U.S. District Court in Washington, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The hearing of the Libyan accused of masterminding deadly Benghazi attacks, lasted ten minutes; he pled not guilty to conspiracy Saturday at his first appearance in U.S. court. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)

    Q&A: Next Steps in the Benghazi Case

    WASHINGTON—In the court of public opinion, the 2012 Benghazi attack has been contentious. In the court of law, it’s going to be a grind. The... Read more

  • Howard Glaser, Top Aide to NY Gov. Cuomo, Leaves Administration

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A longtime adviser to Andrew Cuomo has left the Democratic governor’s administration. Howard Glaser, who most recently served as Cuomo’s director of state operations... Read more

  • Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., (C) raises his arms with Adam Clinton Powell IV (L) as he claims victory over opponent state Sen. Adriano Espaillat during a primary election night gathering in New York, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Rangel Wins New York Primary, Holds off Espaillat

      NEW YORK—U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the face of Harlem politics for generations, held off a strong Democratic primary challenge and moved one step closer... Read more

  • Candidate Adriano Espaillat  at Public School 98 on Tuesday morning, June 24, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    Accompanied by Family, Espaillat Casts Vote for Himself

    NEW YORK—State Sen. Adriano Espaillat was cheerful when he greeted journalists outside of an Inwood polling station Tuesday morning, the day of the election in... Read more

  • Congressman Charles Rangel cast his vote at a polling station in Harlem on June 24, 2014. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Rangel Votes for Himself, One Last Time

    NEW YORK—Congressman Charles Rangel cast what said would be the last vote for himself at a polling station in Harlem on Tuesday morning. “I told... Read more


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