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Cuomo: Senate gun bill ‘only better than nothing’

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted a compromise that will move a gun control bill through the U.S. Senate, saying Congress will “fundamentally fail to act on a societal scourge” by expanding background checks without reinstating an expired ban on semi-automatic “assault weapons.” “This is a Congress that is captive of the extremists,  

Asked about 2016, Cuomo doesn’t back Clinton

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one of two New Yorkers mentioned as a Democratic presidential hopeful in 2016, offered nice words but declined to endorse Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she made another White House run. “It’s a long way away,” Cuomo said during a radio interview on WGDJ-AM in Albany this morning. “We just elected […]

States pressure Obama to find $82 billion for federal superstorm relief

President Obama is battling with lawmakers over federal spending. No, not the fiscal cliff. And he’s not even battling Republicans. The White House is jostling with lawmakers from the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut over how much of the tab for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts will be picked up by the feds. […]

Cuomo will make first trip to DC on Monday

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington, D.C. on Monday to plead his case for a $42 billion appropriation from Superstorm Sandy, sources said. Cuomo, a Democrat who served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton, has not visited Washington since taking office in 2011. Indeed, Cuomo makes a […]

Ron Paul says post-Sandy “price gouging” would’ve helped solve the gas shortage

In the ‘In Praise of Price Gouging’ newsletter, Paul argues that price gouging is “normal market response of rising prices in the wake of a natural disaster.”

The elections must go on: Storm damage can’t stop New York and New Jersey voters

Just like the Giants/Steelers game, the elections must go on despite the destruction caused by SuperStorm Sandy, decided New York and New Jersey pols this past week. And they had few ideas about how to make that happen.

Cuomo: ‘Climate change is a reality…we are vulnerable’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled-down on his suggestion Tuesday that climate change is responsible for the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, and said there should be more conversation about “a systemic solution long-term, because this is really a long-term issue.” “It’s a longer conversation, but I think part of learning from this is the recognition […]

Cuomo: We need to plan, rebuild for ‘new reality’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said flooding from storms Irene, Lee and Sandy have convinced him that New York City and the rest of the state face “a new reality” of “extreme weather events” and should be reconfigured to deal with it. Essentially, the Democratic governor suggested that climate change is having a real impact, […]
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Cuomo on ‘standby’ for Obama, might head for Ohio

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will rally Friday with three Democratic congressional representatives locked in close re-election campaigns, the governor said on a radio show. Cuomo said he would endorse, in person, Reps. Kathy Hochul of suburban Buffalo, Louise Slaughter of Rochester and Tim Bishop of Long Island. The governor will also appear for Dan […]
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