Andrew Cuomo

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Speeches Key for Governors, Like Maryland’s O’Malley, With an Eye on 2016

All governors look forward to an annual address before state lawmakers and the public, a mini-bully pulpit that offers a televised platform to publicize their accomplishments and rally support for their agenda.


Gabrielle Giffords will highlight New York's gun laws at a gun show in Saratoga Springs. (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Giffords To Attend New York Gun Show

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, is set to tour a New York gun show, the first such visit since she was shot.


File photo of House Republicans discussing the aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy. (credit: Getty Images)

Sandy Aid Package Of $50.7B Moving Toward House Votes

Northeastern lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package through the House face roadblocks by fiscal conservatives seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts as well as funding cuts for projects they say are unrelated to the Oct. 29 storm.


Former Secretary of State Colin Powell had some harsh words on the racial position of the Republican Party. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Powell: ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ In Republican Party

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell commented that the Republican Party still has a “dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party.”


Republicans are looking to trim expenses from the past from the billions being spent for Hurricane Sandy aid. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Looks To Eliminate Excess Spending In Sandy Aid Package

Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a “not-so-fast” campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week.