Andrew Cuomo’s Bullying Has Finally Caught Up To Him

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has had a rough couple of weeks. His decision early in the pandemic to force nursing homes to accept COVID-19-positive patients morphed into a national scandal when it emerged that Cuomo’s administration hid the number of deaths in those facilities. A browbeating phone call to Ron Kim, a Democratic state assemblyman, generated a new round of negative headlines about his well-known penchant for bullying. On Wednesday, Lindsey Boylan, a former aide, accused Cuomo of sexual harassment. And on Saturday, a second former aide, Charlotte Bennett, accused Cuomo of sexual harassment as well. It’s a stunning fall from grace for a governor whose daily televised press conferences during the pandemic won him an Emmy Award

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Second Former Aide Reportedly Accuses Andrew Cuomo Of Sex Harassment

A second aide who worked for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) last year has come forward publicly to accuse him of sexual harassment, The New York Times reported Saturday. The latest account follows sexual harassment accusations against Cuomo by Lindsey Boylan, a former state economic development official. She alleged that the governor harassed her several times from 2016 to 2018. In an article in Medium on Wednesday, Boylan also accused the governor of kissing her on the lips in his Manhattan office without her consent. Cuomo has denied any harassment, including the kiss. In the latest accusations, Charlotte Bennett, 25, who was an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration until last November, told the Times

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Four Decades After Reagan And Kemp, CPAC Finishes Its Transformation to Trump-PAC

ORLANDO — Former President Donald Trump cost Republicans the House, the White House and, ultimately, even the Senate in his single term as president, but that first-time-in-a-century achievement does not seem to have left an impression with his party’s most fervent activists. “He was the greatest president of our lifetime,” said Ron Rostorfer, 78 and from the Fort Lauderdale area, who said he was even better than former President Ronald Reagan. “I don’t think there’s anyone who can compare to him.” Rene Campbell, 50 and from Bergen County, New Jersey, thinks Trump was even better than that. “The greatest president ever,” she said, through an “America First” mask. “Hands down … There’s so much that he did for our country.”

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Former CPAC Chair Minces No Words Slamming What The Event Has Now Become

A former chair of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday slammed what the event has now become, suggesting former President Ronald Reagan would not get elected by those in attendance at this year’s gathering.  Mickey Edwards — who led the American Conservative Union, which organizes the event, for five years until 1983 — ripped Republicans attending this year’s CPAC in Orlando for their devotion to former President Donald Trump. In an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Edwards likened the GOP to a cult whose members are living in an alternate reality. Edwards served as a GOP representative for Oklahoma for 16 years until 1993 but quit the GOP in January following the deadly U.S. Capitol riot. The violence was

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Conservatives Show Loyalty To Trump At CPAC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. conservatives praised Donald Trump at an annual gathering on Friday, even unveiling a golden statue of the former president, showing he remains a Republican political force despite violent scenes in Washington last month.   Prominent congressional conservatives – including Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley and Representatives Steve Scalise and Matt Gaetz – were among the Trump loyalists speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, which the former president will address on Sunday. “Let me tell you something: Donald Trump ain’t going anywhere,” said Cruz. Trump’s tumultuous final weeks in office saw his supporters launch a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to block Congress

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Felicia D. Henderson Proved Black Family Dramas Had Staying Power On TV

To put it simply, Felicia D. Henderson has the range. The TV producer-writer-director extraordinaire has spent the last few decades writing jokes for Steve Urkel on the long-running sitcom “Family Matters,” crafting new diary entries for Mo-to-tha-E-to-tha on “Moesha” and finessing feminist storylines into episodes of “Sister, Sister.” For fans of TV nostalgia and aspiring writers, Henderson is the creative genius you want to chat with for hours on end about the Black sitcom heyday of the 1990s. She is also a premier example of what it looks like to ride Hollywood’s ever-bumpy waves and pivot at a perfect inflection point. By 2000, as networks started pulling back from investing in brand-new Black sitcoms, Henderson had landed the top spot

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Revealed: Meet The Trump Fanatic Who Tasered A Cop At The Capitol Insurrection

The man in the red “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” hat seemed to think he was untouchable. He joined the mob as they yelled “HEAVE! HO!” and tried to force their way through a police line into the Capitol building. Once inside, he used a pole to ram against a window, trying to shatter it and bring more people into the Capitol. In the most disturbing footage of all, he was caught on camera appearing to shock D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Mike Fanone with a stun gun. As rioters push Fanone down the stairs and away from other cops, video shows the man in the red cap pressing a small black device against the officer’s neck. Fanone instantly drops to the ground,

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Dems Have A Choice: Ditch The Filibuster — Or Ditch Their Agenda

Senate Democrats faced a setback Thursday evening when the chamber parliamentarian ruled they cannot include a $15 minimum wage in their COVID-19 relief bill. But there’s another way Democrats could raise the minimum wage and enact other popular parts of their agenda: They can get rid of the filibuster. If Democrats can’t — or won’t — overrule the parliamentarian in order to pass the $15 minimum wage provision through reconciliation, a budgetary process that allows legislation to pass with a simple majority, they would need the support of 10 Republicans to break the filibuster’s 60-vote threshold and approve it as a separate bill. That is unlikely to happen, given that Republicans almost universally oppose minimum wage increases, despite broad public support

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Democrats Turn To Plan B In Minimum Wage Fight

Democrats are strategizing a Plan B to get millions of workers across the country a raise in the COVID-19 relief package after being told their initial idea to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour with a simple majority would violate Senate rules. The new plan, spearheaded by Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would not require corporations to increase their wages to $15 an hour, but it would punish them if they don’t. It also would use the federal tax code to encourage smaller businesses to raise wages for their workers. The proposal, according to Wyden, would impose a 5% tax on big corporation payrolls if any workers received less than $15 an

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U.S. Finally Admits It: Saudi Crown Prince Responsible For Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder

U.S. officials released an intelligence assessment on Friday saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the horrifying murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 ― foiling a yearslong effort by the kingdom, the Trump administration and global power players to dodge accountability for one of the biggest international scandals in recent memory. “We assess that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” reads the report, which was led by the CIA. President Joe Biden and his director of national intelligence, Avril Haines, repeatedly promised to release the findings. The intelligence community had concluded within weeks of Khashoggi’s assassination that the prince was

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