Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate
April 22nd, 2014
02:07 PM ET
1 day ago

Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who openly competes with other governors by trying to lure businesses to the Lone Star State, is now taking his strategy one step further.

He's challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, to a debate on economic policy. Perry's office said he issued the challenge on Albany's Talk 1300 news radio.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • New York • Rick Perry • Texas
April 17th, 2014
04:37 PM ET
5 days ago

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant with first child

(CNN) – Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child.

The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton made the announcement while sharing the stage with her mother at a women's event in New York.

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Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • New York
April 11th, 2014
10:43 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Obama says voter rights threatened from ID laws

Updated 4:41 p.m. ET, 4/11/2014

New York (CNN) – If President Barack Obama's remarks Thursday at Lyndon Johnson's presidential library were meant to honor the legacy of the civil rights movement, Friday's speech to a rights group in New York focused on an area where activists say work remains in achieving racial equality.

Obama addressed voting rights as part of his speech to Al Sharpton's National Action Network, continuing the White House's effort to spotlight Republican-backed measures they say place undue hardships on voting for minorities, students and immigrants.

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Filed under: Al Sharpton • New York • President Obama
Clinton reflects on goals in New York speech
April 3rd, 2014
05:00 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Clinton reflects on goals in New York speech

New York (CNN) - Hillary Clinton said she worked to expand the United States' international reach and reputation during her tenure at the State Department, as she reflected on her time leading the agency during a Thursday speech.

While Clinton spoke admiringly of President George W. Bush's PEPFAR program to combat the AIDS virus in Africa, she said part of her mission at State had been to restore prominence to agencies like the U.S. Agency for International Development, which promotes health and economic development abroad.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • New York
New Yorkers to de Blasio: Keep the horses
March 19th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
1 month ago

New Yorkers to de Blasio: Keep the horses

(CNN) - Most New Yorkers apparently don't agree with their new mayor's push to ban horse-drawn carriages from the city.

And a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday also indicates that most New York City voters don't favor Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to pay for universal pre-kindergarten.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
Hillary Clinton to appear at star-studded women’s summit
March 10th, 2014
12:38 PM ET
1 month ago

Hillary Clinton to appear at star-studded women’s summit

Updated 1:54 p.m. ET, 3/10/2014

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will continue her focus on women’s rights when she appears at the fifth annual Women in the World Summit next month.

Clinton will share the stage with Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, at the event hosted by Tina Brown, the former editor of Newsweek.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • New York
2016 polls: Clinton tops Christie in three major states
March 4th, 2014
08:51 AM ET
2 months ago

2016 polls: Clinton tops Christie in three major states

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton tops Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan in hypothetical showdowns in three states, according to new multi-state survey.

And a majority of voters questioned the polls by Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey and Siena College in New York state, say they have a favorable view of the former secretary of state and name her most often as the one eligible person that they'd most like to see as the next president.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • New Jersey • New York • Paul Ryan • Polls • Rand Paul • Virginia
Was it a race for mayor - on city streets? TV report shows NY mayor on speedy trip
February 21st, 2014
09:55 AM ET
2 months ago

Was it a race for mayor - on city streets? TV report shows NY mayor on speedy trip

New York (CNN) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio must have been in a hurry to get somewhere Thursday, according to a local media report that featured video of the mayor's two-car caravan speeding on city streets, blowing through stop signs and violating other traffic laws - just two days after he announced a traffic-safety initiative.

The report by CNN affiliate WCBS, accompanied by the station's exclusive video, said the mayor's car was being driven by a member his security detail, with de Blasio in the passenger seat.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
N.Y. poll: Cuomo trumps Trump in possible showdown
February 13th, 2014
09:24 AM ET
2 months ago

N.Y. poll: Cuomo trumps Trump in possible showdown

(CNN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tops Donald Trump and another potential GOP challenger this year by 2-1 margins in possible November showdowns, according to a new poll.

And a Quinnipiac University survey of New York voters released Thursday also indicates that more than six in 10 approve of the job the job their Democratic governor is doing in office, with 59% saying Cuomo deserves to be re-elected this year to a second term in Albany.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • Donald Trump • New York
De Blasio intercedes after supporter arrested
February 11th, 2014
08:01 PM ET
2 months ago

De Blasio intercedes after supporter arrested

Updated 2:29 p.m. ET, 2/12/2014

(CNN) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called a top city police official to ask that she "take care" of an arrest that involved a member of his inaugural committee, two law enforcement sources said Tuesday.

The revelation that the mayor's supporter was released after perhaps receiving special treatment is helping spawn what could be his first political scandal, just over a month after taking office.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
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