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Sean Hannity pouts over Cuomo’s ‘not welcome in New York’ remarks, vows to leave

Fox News host Sean Hannity said on Tuesday that he is leaving his native New York state because he is so offended and hurt by statements by New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Conservative newspaper The Washington Times reported that Hannity made the announcement on his radio show. The right-leaning…

Weiner campaign website uses Pittsburgh skyline to represent NYC

Anthony Weiner, running for New York mayor two years after he became notorious for sending women sexually explicit photos, raced to fix his campaign website Friday after another pictorial faux-pas. The site had featured a banner image of a city skyline… from Pittsburgh. The mistake did not go unnoticed, prompting…

Anti-fracking activists sue N.Y. town for banning them from council meetings

Opponents of natural gas fracturing in Sanford, New York filed a lawsuit Monday against the town council, alleging that officials silenced them in violation of their First Amendment rights. The city, like many across the state, has become a hotbed of anti-fracking activism as Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) debates whether…

New York Republican on gun control: Hitler would be proud of Gov. Cuomo

A New York state assemblyman apologized Tuesday for comparing Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the infamous 20th century dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. At a press conference, Republican Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin said Cuomo acted like a dictator by pushing a gun control bill through the New York legislature last…

Official refuses Tennessee governor’s orders to break up ‘Occupy Nashville’

Just one week after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) saw his order to push an “Occupy” protest out of a public park at night rebuked by a local official, Tennessee’s governor is experiencing a similar problem. Gov. Bill Haslam (R) has twice given the order to crackdown on protesters…

New York cops defy order to arrest hundreds of ‘Occupy Albany’ protesters

Occupy Albany protesters in New York’s capital city received an unexpected ally over the week: The state and local authorities. According to the Albany Times Union, New York state troopers and Albany police did not adhere to a curfew crackdown on protesters urged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Albany…

Author Naomi Wolf arrested outside Huffington Post awards ceremony

Feminist author Naomi Wolf was arrested last night outside the Huffington Post’s “Game Changers” awards ceremony as she marched with about 150 members of “Occupy Wall Street” to protest New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) resistance to raising taxes on the wealthy. Cuomo, who was being honored by the AOL…

‘It’s going to be Hillary Clinton in 2016′: former PA gov

The 2012 election may not have been decided yet, but one man already knows who his 2016 candidate will be. “It’s going to be Hillary Clinton in 2016,” former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell told the New York Post. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is already rumored as a candidate,…

New York gay marriage bill faces close Senate vote

NEW YORK — New York was one step closer to approving gay marriage after state legislators passed a same-sex marriage bill, even though the measure faces an uncertain vote in the Republican-led state senate. By a vote of 80 to 63, the New York State Assembly approved the Marriage Equality…

New York nuclear plant’s future shaky as fears grow

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New worries about a New York nuclear plant’s vulnerability to earthquakes could hand the state’s governor an opportunity to try to close the plant, but New York City’s huge power needs could stall any such moves. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has long been a…

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