Andrew Cuomo on Presidential Ambitions: ‘Sorry, I’m Losing You’

Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Getty)
Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Getty)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo this morning side-stepped questions about the status of his presumed presidential ambitions in a rare national television appearance on FOX Business Network.

“I’m sorry, I’m losing you, we have a technical difficulty,” he jokingly told host Maria Bartiromo when asked whether he was still eying a run for the White House in 2016. Continue reading “Andrew Cuomo on Presidential Ambitions: ‘Sorry, I’m Losing You’”

De Blasio to Return Transition Contribution

Bill de Blasio and Harry Belafonte. (Photo: Getty)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s transition team will return a $1,100 contribution it mistakenly accepted from its top money bundler, whose company does millions of dollars worth of business with the city, an administration spokesman said.

According to city Campaign Finance Board rules, transitions are barred from accepting money from people who are currently lobbying or who have open contracts with the city to limit the influence they wield on an incoming administration. Those people are still allowed to bundle, however. Continue reading “De Blasio to Return Transition Contribution”

Mayor Says Son Lobbied for Snow Day

Dante de Blasio shoveling the first family's driveway. (Photo: Twitter/Josh Robin.)
Dante de Blasio shoveling the first family’s driveway. (Photo: Twitter/Josh Robin.)

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s teenage son Dante raised some eyebrows yesterday when he seemed to boast to a friend that he was working on convincing his dad to call a snow day and cancel schools.

But Mr. de Blasio didn’t seem to mind the prodding, telling reporters today it was perfectly expected. Continue reading “Mayor Says Son Lobbied for Snow Day”