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Freeman Klopott

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Perry Seeks Cuomo Debate Post-’Ooops’

It sounds like Texas Gov. Rick Perry is looking to get past his “sorry, oops” moment in a Republican presidential debate that helped tank his 2012  campaign, and he’s looking for New York Gov.  Andrew Cuomo to help him out....

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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

Cuomo: Closed-Door Budget Talks Transparent, Really

Classic New York budget negotiations go like this: the governor and the leaders of the two legislative houses stake out disparate positions publicly. For the next two weeks, the three privately meet in the governor’s office. The meetings rarely appear...

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany.

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany.

Cuomo: Good Night and Good Luck

Want the news? Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s got it. The New York Democrat, who faces re-election in November, started a weekly video series today called “The State of New York” that will “recap the week’s news stories from across the state,”...

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany, New York.

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany, New York.

Cuomo Raises $33 Million for Campaign He Isn’t Officially Running

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has $33.3 million on hand for a re-election campaign that he hasn’t officially said he’s running. He also lacks an opponent so far. The 56-year-old Democrat raised more than $7 million since July, according to...

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Marijuana at the Evergreen Apothecary in Denver on Jan. 9, 2014.

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Marijuana at the Evergreen Apothecary in Denver on Jan. 9, 2014.

N.Y. Assemblyman Arrested for Pot Skips Cuomo Address for Colorado

Steve Katz, a New York Assemblyman arrested for marijuana possession last year, was all business and no smoking when he skipped Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state-of-the-state address for a trip to Colorado, where the legal pot industry is booming. The 60-year-old...

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a discussion on the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy on Jan. 7, 2014 in Albany, N.Y.

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a discussion on the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy on Jan. 7, 2014 in Albany, N.Y.

Biden, Cuomo BFFs: ‘National Leader’

Vice President Joe Biden flew to  Albany today to talk about Hurricane Sandy reconstruction and, apparently, the greatness of Gov.Andrew Cuomo, a potential rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. As he wrapped up a 23-minute monologue on the federally funded...

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Gamblers play the slot machine machines in the Queens borough of New York City.

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Gamblers play the slot machine machines in the Queens borough of New York City.

NY Comptroller Questions Casino Benefits — Notes ‘Consequences’

New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli walked into an Indian casino in Niagara Falls searching for food. To get there, he had to walk past the slot machines. “It was mostly senior citizens. It was folks in wheel chairs with oxygen...

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Democratic candidate for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio embraces a supporter in front of City Hall on October 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Democratic candidate for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio embraces a supporter in front of City Hall on October 23, 2013 in New York City.

Cuomo Open to NYC Pre-K Tax

Mayoral candidate and front-runner Bill de Blasio wants to tax New York City’s wealthiest taxpayers to fund a universal pre-K program and he can’t do it without the state’s approval. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, said today that he’s willing to talk...

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Iraqi refugees sit at a traditional coffee shop in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

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Iraqi refugees sit at a traditional coffee shop in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

Shutdown Strands Refugees Seeking Asylum

Iraqi refugees Mouthana and Mays were getting ready to leave Jordan and come to the U.S. They quit their jobs, broke their apartment lease and pulled their 6-year-old fraternal twins from school. Three days before their planned Oct. 9 arrival,...

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