Will the race for the White House go through Brooklyn?
June 6th, 2014
04:15 PM ET
5 months ago

Will the race for the White House go through Brooklyn?

(CNN) - New York City's progressive mayor wants Brooklyn to anchor his city's bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

In a letter to the Democratic National Committee, Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote that the two-year-old Barclays Center, home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, would serve as the principal venue site for the city's convention bid, with other events and accommodations spread across Brooklyn, Manhattan and New York's three other boroughs.

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Christie, Perry to share table at event
May 15th, 2014
06:50 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie, Perry to share table at event

(CNN) – Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. Chris Christie, two potential 2016 presidential contenders who aren't known for being the best of friends, are set to sit at the same table at a New York event on Sunday.

The Republican governors are attending the second annual Champions of Jewish Values International awards gala hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s "This World: Values Network."
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Faith • New York • Rick Perry
May 15th, 2014
10:21 AM ET
5 months ago

As Obama visits 9/11 museum, a call to intervene in dispute over remains

New York (CNN) - The mother of a New York City firefighter who died in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks says President Barack Obama should speak out in the long-running dispute over the placement of human remains at the 9/11 memorial museum.

Obama, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, toured the museum Thursday morning before speaking at a dedication ceremony. The museum, which opens to the public next week, will house unidentified remains from the terror attacks, which has left some victims' families outraged.
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Filed under: 9/11 • New York • President Obama
May 14th, 2014
04:55 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama to GOP: Tear down this bridge, and pay for a new one

Tarrytown, New York (CNN) - Saying that rebuilding America "shouldn't be a partisan issue," President Obama tackled the dense issue of federal infrastructure spending Wednesday. He called on Republicans in Congress to "not fight on something we all know makes sense."

Obama took Republicans to task several times for not approving funds that would replenish the nation's Highway Trust Fund, which could run out of money late this summer.

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Filed under: New York • President Obama
GOP sources: Republicans considering withdrawing support for Grimm re-election
April 29th, 2014
01:45 PM ET
6 months ago

GOP sources: Republicans considering withdrawing support for Grimm re-election

Washington (CNN) – Republican Party leaders are considering withdrawing financial and strategic support for Rep. Michael Grimm's re-election bid, GOP sources familiar with the discussions told CNN.

Grimm, a two-term Republican representing New York's 11th Congressional District, is the only GOP congressman from New York City and even before he was indicted Monday on 20 counts of fraud, he was facing a tough campaign to win a third term.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Michael Grimm • New York • Republican Party
April 28th, 2014
12:05 PM ET
6 months ago

Grimm arrest makes re-election tougher

Updated at 4:00pm ET, 4/28/2014

(CNN) - He already faced a tough re-election this year, but things are now even tougher for Republican Rep. Michael Grimm. And national Democrats are pouncing.

The two-term Republican, who represents New York's 11th Congressional District, entered a not guilty plea Monday in federal court in Brooklyn to various charges that include mail fraud and hiring undocumented workers, according to an unsealed indictment.

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Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate
April 22nd, 2014
02:07 PM ET
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
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