Tag: Nixon, Cynthia

Change Comes to Albany, if Not the Governor’s Mansion

Advertisement Reformers win real victories in New York’s Democratic primary. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. Sept. 14, 2018 ImageCreditCreditSam Alden New York voters have spoken, and Gov. […]

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The Insurgency Roared. But Cuomo Struck Back.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was the epitome of the very establishment the Democratic left has been frothing against: He raised big checks from big corporate powers. He was a dynastic candidate seeking a third term. He talked about capping taxes and constraining spending. And he won a resounding victory on […]

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For Cynthia Nixon, What Went Wrong? (Clue: Governor Cuomo)

For Cynthia Nixon, the number was both a remarkable achievement and a visceral reminder of just how far she still needed to go. She drew 512,585 votes, at last count, in Thursday’s primary against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, nearly tripling the number of votes that Zephyr Teachout received in the […]

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In the Heart of Gentrifying Brooklyn, Nixon Finds Her Audience

There was some applause when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo offered that he had tried marijuana in college, and even some laughter when he wryly noted that the public would have a better sense of Cynthia Nixon’s personal worth if she released more tax returns. But at a debate watch party […]

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Who Stretched the Truth? A Cuomo-Nixon Fact Check

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The lone debate in the Democratic primary pitting Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo against his challenger, Cynthia Nixon, featured its fair share of brickbats and bons mots. Here’s a quick look at some of the candidates’ statements, and when they may have stretched the truth. The Cuomo-Trump relationship […]

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New York Investigators Subpoena Michael Cohen for Documents Linked to Trump Foundation

On its own, the Tax Department’s inquiry may provide political ammunition for Mr. Cuomo more than it presents a legal peril to Mr. Trump. Even if the department found evidence of criminal behavior, it would need to refer the matter to a law enforcement agency, such as the attorney general’s […]

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Cynthia Nixon Thinks You’re Underestimating Her. She Thinks You’re Wrong.

Even then, no one was quite sure what to make of Cynthia Nixon. It was 2009, nearly a decade before her campaign for governor of New York, and Ms. Nixon was in Albany lobbying lawmakers on a marriage equality bill. One Republican senator began their meeting clutching a printout that suggested Ms. Nixon had been […]

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Stonewall Democrats Club Chooses Cuomo Over Nixon

On Wednesday afternoon, Cynthia Nixon’s campaign sent an email blast to supporters, mocking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s application for the Stonewall Democratic Club’s endorsement, accusing him of lying in a desperate bid to shore up support. Hours later, the club, the city’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democratic organization, endorsed Mr. Cuomo. In the […]

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Cynthia Nixon Confronts Miranda on the Campaign Trail

Recently, the founders of an Instagram account called “Every Outfit on Sex and the City” threw a fund-raising bash for Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for New York governor. They kicked it off with some softballs for the crowd: Team Aidan? Or Team Big? Then, they ushered in Ms. Nixon. At first, the candidate was sharper on […]

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Big City: God Made Andrew Cuomo a Feminist. What Kind?

Wishing to avoid that suffering, she chose to terminate her pregnancy. But because she could not do that in New York, she had to fly to Colorado, ill and despondent, where one of the few doctors in the country who provides the kind of treatment she needed administered a shot, that caused the baby’s heart […]

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Ocasio-Cortez’s Next Task: Empowering Other Female Outsiders to Win

In the afterglow of her upset over Representative Joseph Crowley in the New York Democratic primary, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made it clear that her campaign work was not done. As she stood atop a table in a packed Bronx billiards hall to deliver her victory speech, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez — who by morning would be one of […]

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From Hollywood to Public Office: Cynthia Nixon Tests a Role Played by Men

Strategists who worked against Mr. Trump in 2016 have attested to the power of a television-formed image: The perception of Mr. Trump as a decisive billionaire executive from his years on “The Apprentice” was almost impossible to dislodge. Sheila Kuehl experienced this herself. As a child actor, she played Zelda Gilroy on the popular 1960s […]

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New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement

Ms. Hitt added that Ms. Nixon has also called for expunging people’s records of marijuana-related offenses. “We must go further,” Ms. Hitt said. Lis Smith, a spokeswoman for the Cuomo campaign, shot back at Ms. Nixon, who is trailing Mr. Cuomo by a large margin. “The governor ordered this study in January,” she said. “Even […]

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Cynthia Nixon’s Education Plan: Ambitious, Progressive, Expensive

Cynthia Nixon, whose run for governor of New York is staked on her experience as an activist in the public schools released her education platform on Wednesday. It outlined her vision for schools in the state, and highlighted differences with her opponent in the Democratic primary, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The $7.4 billion plan is […]

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