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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shifts left proposing legalizing recreational marijuana

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that he would push to legalize recreational marijuana in the Empire State next year — another sign that the Democrat's centrist approach to policy-making has shifted left in recent months after a primary challenge from "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon, who ran to the left of the three-term executive as a self-described "Democratic socialist."

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This Alt-Right Group Sent Gov. Andrew Cuomo an Unsettling Package as Democrats Were Targeted with Explosive Devices

As reports proliferated about Democratic politicians and other prominent figures receiving explosive devices in the mail, seemingly contradictory information seemed to imply that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat, had received a similar device.

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New Yorkers Vote Out Traitor 'Democrats' Who Cut Deal To Give GOP State Senate Majority

On Thursday night, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was nominated for a third term, decisively beating high-profile primary challenger and actress Cynthia Nixon.

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'We Don't Need a Corrupt Corporate Democrat': Nixon Counters Cuomo with Bold Progressive Message in New York Debate

Just two weeks before New Yorkers head to the polls to decide who will be their state's Democratic gubernatorial nominee, actress and activist Cynthia Nixon offered an ambitious alternative to the toxic status quo entrenched by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who she characterized during Wednesday night's highly anticipated debate as emblematic of the kind of "corrupt corporate Democrat" who has prevented the party from achieving necessary objectives like criminal justice reform and Medicare for All.

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Why Does the New York State Department of Health Want to Legalize Marijuana?

Acknowledging that his previous opposition to marijuana legalization was being undercut by popular opinion and the spread of legalization in nearby states such as Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in January called for an assessment of the possible impact of legalizing the herb in the state. The state Health Department was charged with the task.

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Andrew Cuomo Could Order Criminal Charges Against the Trump Family: But Will He?

The civil lawsuit filed against Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Foundation has brought to light a major shortcoming in New York state law that enables criminal fraud conducted through private foundations to escape state prosecution.

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Elites Still 'Out of Touch': Progressive Outrage After DNC Chief Tom Perez Endorses Cuomo Ahead of NY Primary

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez, who said just two months ago that the national party shouldn't be "anointing candidates" in primary races, was widely rebuked by progressives for his decision this week to endorse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose reelection bid is being challenged by longtime activist and actress Cynthia Nixon.

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Actress Cynthia Nixon Could Take Down New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Over Education

Should a state with extreme wealth and extreme poverty use public education to even the playing field so all children have an opportunity to improve their conditions?

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Cynthia Nixon Calls Out Andrew Cuomo as a Fake Progressive in Fiery Speech

A week after actress and political activist Cynthia Nixon launched her campaign as a progressive challenger to New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the NYC native headed to the state capitol to talk corruption, inequality, and education.

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Bernie Sanders’ Crusade for Free College Gains Momentum

New York students can now attend four-year state public colleges tuition-free if their families earn less than $125,000 a year, thanks to legislation signed Wednesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. With Hillary Clinton endorsing the program in person and Bernie Sanders chiming in via Twitter, the concept not only has broad appeal, but it also has the potential to spread.

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Cuomo Opposes Legal Weed, While Helping His Alcohol Industry Donors

Cuomo Opposes Legal Weed, While Helping His Alcohol Industry Donors

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo waded into the national debate over drug policy, declaring his opposition to legalizing cannabis and asserting (despite research to the contrary) that using pot leads to the use of other, stronger narcotics. Cuomo has long promoted the alcohol industry, whose donors have bankrolled his election campaigns and whose businesses could be…

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