Cuomo Says D.C. Default Could Cost New York $2 Billion

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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded the alarm bells over a potential federal default today, which he said would come with a price tag of as much as $2 billion in lost revenues for New York State alone.

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Chuck Schumer Says Conservatives Are Asking Him for Shutdown Advice

Senator Chuck Schumer.
Senator Chuck Schumer.

Republicans in Washington are looking for an escape from the partial government shutdown and are turning to Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, he told reporters today.

“I think this is damaging for the Republican Party and it’s not just me who does, countless mainstream conservatives–not moderates,” Mr. Schumer said at an endorsement press conference in Brooklyn this morning. “Republicans have told me the same thing and they’re talking to me about trying to figure out ways out of this.”

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Nancy Pelosi Rants About ‘Reckless’ Republicans While Visiting New York

Nancy Pelosi today.
Nancy Pelosi today.

In House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s view, the Republicans leading the fight to defund the Affordable Care Act are waging an ongoing war with the institution they serve.

“President Washington, … when he left office, he cautioned against political parties that are at war with their own government. And that’s who they are,” Ms. Pelosi declared this morning, repeating a point she’s made previously. “They’re at war with their own government.” Continue reading “Nancy Pelosi Rants About ‘Reckless’ Republicans While Visiting New York”

Roundup: Scott Stringer's Baby Photos; Shutdown Storm Blows Over; Desmond Tutu vs. Trinity Church

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Maxwell Eliot Stringer (Photo: Manhattan Borough President's Office)

Manhattan Borough President Stringer showed off pictures of his newborn son, Maxwell Eliot Stringer (left).

Congress narrowly avoided another shutdown.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu wants Trinity Church to let protesters occupy its vacant lot on Canal Street.

Former Deputy Mayor Kevin Sheekey owns the web site Bloomberg2012.com.  Continue reading “Roundup: Scott Stringer's Baby Photos; Shutdown Storm Blows Over; Desmond Tutu vs. Trinity Church”

Roundup: Skirting Shutdown; Is The Stage Set For a Senate 'Coup?'

Congress is poised to narrowly avert another shutdown.

Senator Liz Krueger discussed the possibility of a Republican coup in the state senate.

Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t think people in wheelchairs are capable of taking cabs. Continue reading “Roundup: Skirting Shutdown; Is The Stage Set For a Senate 'Coup?'”