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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces a new bill with tougher penalties for texting while driving at a press conference at the Javits convention center on May 31, 2013 in New York City.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces a new bill with tougher penalties for texting while driving at a press conference at the Javits convention center on May 31, 2013 in New York City.

Cuomo’s Fan Mail for a Flounder: Commerce Lawsuit Threatened

First, it was yogurt. Then it was beer and wine. Now, it’s flounder that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing as the latest way to boost New York’s economy. At a press briefing in Long Island’s Montauk today, the Democrat warned...

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Winemakers from around the world gather for the 26th Annual International Pinot Noir Conference, in McMinnville, Oregon, an event devoted exclusively to food and the pinot noir grape.

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Winemakers from around the world gather for the 26th Annual International Pinot Noir Conference, in McMinnville, Oregon, an event devoted exclusively to food and the pinot noir grape.

Women’s Soccer Bet on Capitol Hill: ‘White Hots’ v. Pinot Noir

While professional women’s soccer works to catch on with the American public, it certainly has garnered some attention on Capitol Hill. In the tradition of lawmakers who wager hometown goodies over the Super Bowl or World Series, Democratic Reps. Louise Slaughter of...

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The Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge in Bridgehampton, New York.

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The Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge in Bridgehampton, New York.

Christie’s Hamptons Fundraising

Chris Christie, running for reelection as New Jersey’s governor, is testing his fundraising talents in New York’s glitzy Hamptons. The Republican governor will be joined by Nick Loeb — creator of Onion Crunch — and Joe Plumeri, former chairman of...

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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has a word with aide Huma Abedin at the start of a campaign rally at Capital High School in Charleston, W.Va., in this March 19, 2008 file photo.

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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has a word with aide Huma Abedin at the start of a campaign rally at Capital High School in Charleston, W.Va., in this March 19, 2008 file photo.

Clinton 2016: Weiner’s Wife On Board

Anthony Weiner, the candidate for mayor of New York whose prospects have plummeted since admitting to sexting women after resigning from Congress over that personal practice, says his wife is playing a role in Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in...

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New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at a political forum in New York City.

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New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at a political forum in New York City.

De Blasio ‘Unburdened’ by Unions Embraces Family in NYC Race

Bill de Blasio’s road to New York’s City Hall got a little bumpy last week when his failure to win endorsements from teachers and municipal workers prompted him to boast he’d be “unburdened” should he win the Democratic mayoral nomination...

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, center, and his wife Elyse Buxbaum, campaign on New York's Upper West Side, on July 8, 2013.

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, center, and his wife Elyse Buxbaum, campaign on New York's Upper West Side, on July 8, 2013.

Spitzer Rival Backed by Ex-Comptrollers Carrying NYC Baggage

Scott Stringer, the Manhattan borough president running for New York City comptroller, has stepped up his campaign since July 7 when Eliot Spitzer became his  adversary. Stringer’s running an ad on his campaign Web-site describing Spitzer as an ineffective bully...

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William Thompson Jr.

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William Thompson Jr.

Thompson Runs for Mayor With Mixed Message on Stop-and-Frisk

William Thompson, the only African-American running for New York mayor, today responded to criticism of remarks he made Sunday, when he said the police department’s stop-and-frisk tactics represented a racial-profiling mentality similar to George Zimmerman’s motives in the fatal shooting of...

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters during a press conference where he admitted to sending sexually explicit text messages in New York on July 23, 2013.

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters during a press conference where he admitted to sending sexually explicit text messages in New York on July 23, 2013.

Weiner: King Kong in the Polls

Quite a week it’s been, for “Carlos Danger:” aka Anthony Weiner, candidate for mayor of New York. First came word that Weiner’s sexting hadn’t stopped with his resignation from Congress in June 2011. Then came his count that “no more...

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A newsstand displays headlines on July 24, 2013 about the latest sexting scandal involving New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

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A newsstand displays headlines on July 24, 2013 about the latest sexting scandal involving New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

Weiner’s E-mail Appeal: ‘This Campaign Isn’t About Me’

Anthony Weiner’s latest grasp of the news cycle has motivated him to update donors to his New York City mayoral campaign with an e-mail in which he purports to share a glimpse into his current state of mind. “I owe...

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