May 30, 1997 |
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced plans Thursday to abolish a home improvement program that he says has been widely abused by unscrupulous contractors. Cuomo said the $499-million program, under which private contractors help poor and middle-income homeowners obtain long-term loans to pay for renovations and repairs, has been "riddled with fraud" in California and other states.
February 4, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- To his family, Ed Koch was "Uncle Eddie. " To New Yorkers, he was "hizzoner," the omnipresent three-term mayor who was remembered Monday as the man who lifted a grim city to glory but who always had time for his nieces, nephews, and a dizzying array of friends ranging from his Greenwich Village neighborhood to the White House. Koch died Friday at 88 of congestive heart failure, 23 years after leaving City Hall, but anyone who doubted his pull after so many years out of office had to look only at the faces inside Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.
December 13, 2013 |
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul D. Ryan are friends and political allies, one helping the other in 2012 when Walker faced a recall attempt and Ryan ran for vice president on the Republican ticket. But when it comes to winning the White House, Walker has sounded less than supportive of a candidacy by his fellow Badger State lawmaker, suggesting someone more like himself. "There's no doubt, as much as I love Paul and some other people mentioned, in my mind it's almost a given that not only for the future of the party but for the future of the country we need to elect either a current or a former governor," Walker, a possible 2016 contestant, recently told USA Today.
December 12, 2012 |
Shortly after the 1988 presidential election, pollsters asked Democrats whom they favored to be their party's nominee in 1992. The strongest candidates were Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York. The governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton, didn't even register. Eight years ago, after another election, the pollsters tried again. The front-runners for the 2008 Democratic nomination, they found, were Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John F. Kerry. The newly elected senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, wasn't on the list.
January 3, 2013 |
The 112th Congress worked hard on just one thing: competing to be known as the most worthless, incompetent, do-nothing gathering of lawmakers in the nation's history. These political underachievers may well have guaranteed themselves that dubious distinction by what they did and did not do Tuesday night. In theory, our senators and representatives are elected to promote the best interests of the people who elect them. In practice, a great deal of the elected officials' time is spent serving the interests of the people who paid for the campaigns that got them elected.
August 31, 2011 |
Eastern states took slow but steady steps toward normalcy Wednesday, coping amid rescue and cleanup efforts after Hurricane Irene turned parts of the rural Northeast into flooded disaster areas. Officials in Vermont continued to airlift supplies — including food, water, medicine and diapers — to people cut off by flooded streams and rivers. But roads across the state were open to emergency vehicles, a step up from Tuesday when at least 13 communities were isolated, according to the Vermont Emergency Operations Center.
March 1, 2013 |
The nation's toughest gun control law hasn't even taken effect, but New York lawmakers are considering tweaking the restrictions, especially if the gun owners happen to be from Hollywood. Permitting filmmakers to use genuine assault weapons -- banned under the state law passed in January -- is one of the measures under consideration by legislators in the state capital, Albany. Another possible change that lawmakers say might be necessary: exempting law enforcement officials from the assault weapons ban. At a news conference this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo conceded that some "technical corrections" may be necessary to permit the entertainment industry to use genuine assault weapons -- without real ammunition -- while shooting movies and TV series in the state.
March 1, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The nation's toughest gun control law hasn't taken full effect, but New York state lawmakers are considering tweaking the restrictions, especially if the gun owners happen to be from Hollywood. Exempting filmmakers from the assault weapon ban passed in January is a measure under consideration by legislators in the state capital, Albany. Another possible change that lawmakers say might be necessary: exempting law enforcement officials from the ban. Speaking to reporters this week, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo described the possible changes as "technical corrections," not the scaling back of a law that the National Rifle Assn.
February 28, 1986 |
He is perhaps the best orator in the Democratic Party--a complex, charismatic, intuitive, gladiator-style trial lawyer who has become a potential presidential contender and the target of Reagan Administration rhetoric and wrath. But hours before he was to deliver the speech that would establish his national political reputation--the keynote address to the 1984 Democratic National Convention--Gov. Mario M. Cuomo was nervous. Things were going wrong.
June 11, 2006 |
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who twice ran against Mario Cuomo for political office, has endorsed Cuomo's son Andrew in his bid for state attorney general. Koch praised the younger Cuomo's tenure as secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton administration. Koch and Mario Cuomo battled in the 1977 Democratic primary for mayor -- won by Koch -- and the 1982 primary for governor -- won by Cuomo.