Andrew Cuomo

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    I'm A Cuomo-Sexual!

    ​That's what funny lady Judy Gold says in her new show, My Life As a Sitcom, and I have to echo it with pride!

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Cuomo Attempts to Lift Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing

    ​When Governor Cuomo signed the landmark same sex marriage bill into law last week, you probably thought, "There's no way the 'gov is topping this." Guess again! The New York Times reports his administration will announce their attempt to lift what is effectively a statewide ban on hydraulic f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Gay Marriage in New York: Over the Hump Today?

    ​Today could be the day when gay marriage equality passes its biggest hurdle in New York State yet and actually achieves something it never has before: likely passage in the state senate. With 31 of the necessary 32 votes already publicly announced, the effort only needs one GOP senator for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Andrew Cuomo Introduces Gay-Marriage Bill; Another GOP Senator Announces Support

    Governor Cuomo formally introduced same-sex marriage legislation today, a key victory for activists pushing for a vote in the state Senate regardless of any assurance of passage. And another Republican senator, Roy McDonald, from the Capital Region, broke ranks and announced support, giving the Marr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Should Close, Says Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    ​If an earthquake were to hit the New York area, the reactor with the highest risk of damage is Reactor 3 at Indian Point in Westchester, New York, just 24 miles from the Bronx. "The suggestion is that of all the [104] power plants across the country, that the Indian Point power plant is most ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 12, 2011

    Andrew Cuomo's Dance Begins

    The new governor can't be small business as usual

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: CityTime Costs and Costs and Costs

    ​This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman details the disaster that is CityTime, a project of the Bloomberg administration meant to automate the city's payroll system. Last month, one CityTime consultant, Spherion, was indicted for defrauding the city of $80 million. Over the last 12 years, CityT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    What You Missed From Andrew Cuomo's State of the State

    ​New Governor Andrew Cuomo just wrapped up his inaugural State of the State address. Did you miss it? There was a lot of folksy humor and clapping and quasi-inspirational stuff about working together, and trying to make Albany function, and serving the people of New York instead of "special intere ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Andrew Cuomo, Lobbyists Calling

    ​Congrats to the newly elected Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo. As a welcoming gift, this week's Voice cover story would like to warn you and your constitutions of the various leech-like lobbyists waiting to suck your integrity as a public official dry. The inimitable Wayne Barrett reports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Some Good Things About Yesterday's Election

    ​ "Andrew Cuomo won big, Christine O'Donnell lost big, and Sharron Angle can now go become the Mad Hatter at her own private Tea Party." So says visual artist Rob Roth, and he's definitely got a point.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Election Update: Wins Called for Andrew Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer

    ​According to early exit polls, Andrew Cuomo is the new governor of New York. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer also maintain their spots in the Senate, as was pretty much expected. According to an AP analysis of poll results, three-quarters of moderates supported Cuomo over Paladi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Invokes Carey History and Gets Union Feedback

    ​This is the way campaigns are supposed to work: A pair of top officials of two of the state's largest public employee unions are today calling out Andrew Cuomo for his tough-on-labor comments in Sunday's New York Times. Cuomo was described as "girding for war" with big unions aided by a "more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2010

    Carl Paladino's Hometown Newspaper Endorses Andrew Cuomo

    ​Batty and bigoted Republican candidate for governor of New York, Carl Paladino, is trailing his opponent Andrew Cuomo by doubt-digits in the polls and suffered another blow Sunday when his hometown newspaper, the Buffalo News, endorsed Cuomo. "In the end, there is no choice for governor but A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Carl Paladino Winning Poster Election

    ​The poster primary is an increasingly key metric in political races, as witness Obama's iconic "Hope" banner in 2008. In the New York gubernatorial race, so far the clear poster edge goes to Carl Paladino's madcap crew whose "we'll-do-and-say-anything" approach to politics lends itself well t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Al Sharpton Refuses to Endorse Andrew Cuomo on NY1: The Juicy Background

    ​Al Sharpton filled ten minutes of NY1 air time last week refusing to endorse Andrew Cuomo, seemingly untroubled by Carl Paladino's bizarre e-mails. Instead, he heaped praise on Councilman Charles Barron, who is running against Cuomo for governor on the Freedom Party ballot line (it's free o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Pimp His Ride: Suggestions for Andrew Cuomo's Campaign RV

    Not Cuomo's actual BT Cruiser​RVs: They're not just for Middle America anymore. In fact, Andrew Cuomo, the very Cuomo who's running for governor of New York (and the boyfriend of the Food Network's Sandra Lee) will be cruising 'cross the U.S. in a Gulf Stream this summer for an 11-day campaign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Eric Schneiderman and the Bogus Issue of AG "Independence"

    ​In the only hotly contested statewide primary race, the buzzword is "independence." The theory, propagated by those unlikely to get Andrew Cuomo's support to replace him as attorney general, is that an endorsement from the probable next governor would compromise a law enforcement official wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Hanging Out With BFF Fred Dicker Not Good News for Other State Democrats

    Andrew Cuomo's decision to announce new tax policy on Fred Dicker's Albany radio show is as bad for the state as it is for Cuomo. It's already added to the budget drama gripping Albany. All you have to do is read the New York Post to see how often Freddie and Andrew talk, though the attorney genera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Does Cuomo's Favored AG Candidate Have Her Own Pedro Espada Problem?

    Rice​It sounds like an exotic Sandra Lee recipe: pigeon and rice. Lee is the Andrew Cuomo gal pal who took time off from her Food Network on-camera cooking duties to appear with him at his gubernatorial announcement and was famously asked by Roseanna Scotto recently on Fox Five when Andrew wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo's Pledge Proving Tricky for Fellow Dems

    By Gavin Aronsen Andrew Cuomo, New York's likely next governor, has made it known that fellow Democratic office seekers should sign onto a single-page pledge to reform Albany if they expect to win his endorsement for this fall's election. But only two of his hopeful AG successors, Nassau County DA ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo's Biggest Rival Won't Be the G.O.P.

    It's Shelly Silver and the old-school Dems in his race to Governor

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Accepts Democratic Nomination, Seals Up Whole "New York Governor" Thing

    ​About an hour-ish ago, Andrew Cuomo accepted the New York State Democratic Party's nomination to be the governor of New York, which, unless he's caught with his dick in the ear of a hooker who once sold Joe Bruno a sub-prime mortgage, is a job he'll have in six months.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo is Really Running For Governor

    Wholly unsurprising breaking news from Cuomo Central: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo officially announced his campaign to become governor of New York in the above video on his website early Saturday. It is embeddable, see! The site also provides the full transcript (in .pdf form) of the announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Grand Jury Probe of Mike's Indy Party Bucks Spells a Cuomo Conundrum

    ​The Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Capitol Tonight are all reporting -- without apparent fear of contradiction -- that a criminal grand jury has been convened to consider charges involving an Independence Party payment of $750,000 last fall to a Queens political operative. The grand jury ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Steve Levy Goes Comic on Cuomo -- Has the AG Got a Comeback Line?

    ​Today finally brings the first good gag of the gubernatorial race, and it comes from none other than Steve Levy, that Long Island Iced Tea-bagger with the bandito moustache. Levy's shot is a well-aimed barb at would-be rival Andrew Cuomo who is still an unannounced gubernatorial candidate ("W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Pedro Espada Does His Part to Get Andrew Cuomo Elected Governor

    ​Pedro Espada's mad-hat denunciations of Andrew Cuomo as "the prince of darkness" are made-to-order commercials for the Cuomo gubernatorial campaign. In a year when anti-incumbent and anti-Albany feelings poll so high, Espada's very personal outrage at Cuomo over the lawsuit that the Attorne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Campaign Getting Lots of (Bad) Free Advice

    ​ When Fred Dicker of the New York Post talks, Albany listens. The tabloid's hard-punching state editor has as much or more impact on state politics these days - between his newspaper blasts and his daily radio show - as any capitol powerbroker. But Dicker's prediction in his "Inside Albany" c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Adolfo Carrion Reminds Us Why He's Not the Latino NY Needs for Statewide Office

    No, gracias​The wrong Carrion nominated himself for lieutenant governor in this morning's Daily News. Think of Gladys Carrion, the celebrated commissioner of the New York State Office of Children & Family Services, or a host of other prominent Latinos before Adolfo Carrion, the ex-Bronx boro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Gets an Attack Ad

    Here's your first anti-Andrew Cuomo ad of the pre-season, sponsored by New Yorkers for Growth, a pro-business group that got 10 grand from local GOP boss Ed Cox and who want you to know that Cuomo has gone easy on... the Working Families Party, whose corruption has led to out-of-court settlements ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Bows Out of Paterson Probe, Clearing Roadblock to Run for Governor

    A lot of people have said that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo couldn't get in the governor's race, despite his high poll numbers in prospective match-ups, because of his responsibility over the Paterson probe. Well, that's no longer a factor: Cuomo has recused himself from the probe of the governor' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Rick Lazio Shows Bill Belichick Fear in Governor's Race

    Lazio has much to lose if Paterson doesn't give Cuomo a good fight​Rick Lazio had Bill Belichick-like palpitations this week. The GOP gubernatorial candidate rushed to the defense of incumbent Democratic governor David Paterson twice, issuing statements railing about the New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    David Paterson's Campaign Money Problems Only Highlight Andrew Cuomo's Good Sense

    ​If and when the Times breaks its David Paterson story, some of the news is expected to focus on the governor's exploitation of his campaign kitty for personal use. In that spirit, let's consider the opposite: the use of a campaign committee to advance the public interest. And gue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Cuomo Throws Haymaker at Bankers, Ducks Paterson Jab

    State attorney general Andrew Cuomo this morning reached to take the first post-TARP scalp, accusing former Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis of pulling a massive fraud on both taxpayers and shareholders. "Egregious and reprehensible" were two of the kinder words Cuomo used in unveiling a civil lawsuit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Poll: Governor Paterson Still Hated, But Not Because He's Black

    Attorney general Andrew Cuomo has been beating the snot out of Governor David Paterson in polls since time immemorial, but the surveyors of Quinnipiac just decided to ask New York voters about race -- the black-white kind, as well as the 2010 gubernatorial kind. The good news is that by a margin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Cuomo Announces Removal of Sex Offenders from Social Networking Sites, Warns Others

    Having gotten MySpace and Facebook to remove 3,533 members with a record of sexual predation in 2009, attorney general Andrew Cuomo has facilitated another sweep of other social networking sites and gotten 803 other registered sex offenders removed from their buddy lists. The newly-scrubbed sites ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2010

    The Reinvention of Andrew Cuomo

    A Prince of Darkness turns White Knight

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Time was, Andrew Cuomo would pass a lot of harsh comments about rival politicians. Now, the attorney general mainly lets his indictments do the talking. And they've been eloquent. But has the former bully-boy really changed, or just changed tactics? Tom Robbins looks at the possible second Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Rick Lazio Denounces Andrew Cuomo for Not Actively Running Against Him

    ​Presumed (because unopposed at the moment) Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio has found a winning campaign strategy: Don't attack the Governor, attack the man everyone thinks is going to shove the Governor aside for this year's race, Andrew Cuomo. And don't attack him on issues -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Cuomo Sues Company Whose Employees Say They're State Employees and Promise the Out-of-Work $60K Jobs

    Andy goes after another scammer.​State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced this morning that he is suing a company he alleges scammed thousands of unemployed people with the promise of well-paid government jobs. The official-sounding "State National Training Service", a New Jersey compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Cuomo: Financier Broidy Admits Paying Bribes for Pension Fund Investments

    ​A manager of an $800 million California-based private equity firm has admitted to paying almost a million dollars in bribes to four high-ranking officials in the New York State pension fund between 2002 and 2006, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced today. In exchange for these bribes, E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Cuomo Gets $500K, Change in Advertising from Tagged

    This summer fighting attorney general Andrew Cuomo went after, claiming it suckered people into joining its site -- and uploading their address books -- with deceptive solicitations. Tagged changed its practices and denied intent to defraud, but Cuomo kept the heat on. Now the AG announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Cuomo Takes Harding Scalp in Pension Scandal

    The last time Ray Harding tried to give Andrew Cuomo a boost into the governor's mansion, it didn't go too well. Cuomo dropped out of the race; Harding's Liberal Party, which had endorsed Cuomo, lost its ballot line after it failed to get the minimum 50,000 votes in the 2002 race. Today, Hardi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Cuomo Extends Support to Paterson, Who Is Charged with Partying

    Let us, in this era of endless polticial mud-fights, enjoy the rare moments of comity. Like Bill de Blasio's opponents in the public advocate's race coming to his defense when his petition was challenged. And Andrew Cuomo, defending Governor Paterson from charges that his late-night partying at Taj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Andrew Cuomo Cracks Down on Fake Internet Reviews, Medicaid Fraud

    As you can tell by our commenters, we appreciate the free exchange of ideas at Runnin' Scared even when it runs (as it inevitably does) critical of us. Some villains, however, would rig the internet game with sock-puppetry and fake praise for themselves. But they need have a care for Andrew Cuomo w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Cuomo: I'll Sue Foreclosure-Relief Scam Artists

    Attorney General Andrew Cuomo plans to sue another scam artist company hawking a fake foreclosure rescue scheme. Earlier today Cuomo said he will sue AmeriMod -- a Long-Island based company that is one of the biggest nationwide firms promising to help desperate homeowners save their homes (Perhaps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Gov, Cuomo Tell Debt Collectors: Quit Calling and Send US Money

    Have you gotten behind on bills, and find debt collectors calling you every few hours? Albany, which has undoubtedly noticed many voters are in the same boat, offers a bit of relief. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been dishing out subpoenas to companies that do illegal, harassment-grade debt col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Polls: Same Sex Split, Rudy Creeping Up

    We expect the houses of New York's state legislature to remain divided on gay marriage, and funnily enough that's how our citizens stand on it: a Quinnipiac poll shows a 42-42 percentage split on gay marriage among state residents. Still, it's an advance over 2004, when the same poll found New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Dallas-Based Aldus Exec Caught in New York Pension Fund Scandal

    The pension fund scandal that attorney general Andrew Cuomo's investigations and prosecutions have roiled appears to be spreading out. Today Cuomo and the SEC both charged the managing partner of private equity firm Aldus Equity Partners, Saul Meyer, with felony fraud. Meyer, based in Dallas, is an ... More >>

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