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Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued his attack on President Donald Trump, calling him “un-American,” and a “slick salesman,” in front of a crowd of allies at a black church in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
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In a move that’s provoking criticism from backers of Democratic gubernatorial primary challenger Cynthia Nixon, the state Democratic Committee is bankrolling TV ads and mailers urging Democrats to vote for Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.
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State Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office recused itself from representing the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics in a GOP-filed lawsuit seeking to determine if the panel is investigating the Cuomo administration.
Cuomo wants Democratic National Committee delegates from New York to vote this week in favor of a proposed rule change to limit the impact of superdelegates in choosing the party’s presidential candidates.
Two of the biggest winners in the recently approved rezoning of Inwood in Upper Manhattan are housing developers who each spent tens of thousands of dollars lobbying the city to push the plan forward.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Marcus Molinaro unveiled a TV ad hitting Cuomo on the issue of corruption, focusing on the recent corruption convictions of former Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco and former SUNY Polytechnic Institute President and CEO Alain Kaloyeros.
The Republican Attorneys General Association is closely monitoring the attorney general’s race in New York, but hasn’t yet decided whether to get involved, having been impressed after meeting Republican candidate Keith Wofford.
As a part of its relaxed policy on marijuana enforcement, the New York City Police Department won’t arrest those caught smoking in public who have an open summons warrant and will instead take the offender to court to resolve the outstanding ticket.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is expected to call for a federal probe of New York American Water that takes aim at infrastructure funding his office said the embattled company could receive.
Editorial Pages
The best candidate for state attorney general is Zephyr Teachout, an independent-minded lawyer unusually well-prepared to curb abuses of power and restore integrity and pride to this office.
It was more than two years ago that a farmworker in New York filed suit for the right to unionize, and since no law can undo the statute put into place in 1938, justice must come from the appellate courts.
Park Slope is the next front in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s drive to remake middle schools – in this case, by eliminating academic screening in admissions in favor of quotas intended to impose racial balance.
We have been having the same conversation about gun violence with no indication that anything is getting better, but with the effective public health model that has been developed, we can stop the spread of this deadly disease, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz writes.
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Cuomo insisted that New York City is responsible for the subways and that Joseph Percoco’s conviction proves his own innocence in a New York magazine profile that also explores his relationship with state Senate Republicans and the current liberal movement.
National Politics
Federal authorities investigating whether President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, committed bank and tax fraud have zeroed in on well over $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that he and his family own.
Former CIA Director John Brennan said that he is willing to take Trump to court to prevent other current and former officials from having their security clearances revoked, escalating a battle over whether the president is misusing his power to retaliate against opponents.