Andrew Cuomo Is Under Fire. Can He Be Defeated?

As Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo confronts one of the most seemingly perilous moments in his decade as governor, private conversations are beginning to unfold about what it would take to mount a viable challenge against him next year, and who might be best positioned to take him on. The New

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UN says Paris carbon-cutting plans fall far short

Nations’ formal emissions-cutting pledges are collectively way too weak to put the world on track to meet the Paris climate deal’s temperature-limiting target, a United Nations tally shows. Driving the news: This morning the UN released an analysis of the most recent nationally determined contributions (NDCs) — that is, countries’

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How US airstrike in Syria sends message to Iran

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. airstrike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria appears to be a message to Tehran delivered by a new American administration still figuring out its approach to the Middle East. The strike was seemingly a response to stepped-up rocket attacks by such militias that

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Former 9/11 commission chair sees parallel to riot aftermath: 'There was a lot of confusion about what happened'

House vote key first step for Democrats’ stimulus plans

This package, the culmination of weeks of behind-the-scenes work by a dozen committees, a strategic and aggressive lobbying campaign targeted both inside and outside the beltway, and the “iron fist” of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi keeping her troops in line, is major. If it felt smooth, uneventful or quiet, it’s

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Sec. of State Blinken to ‘visit’ Mexico, Canada

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will virtually meet with officials in Mexico and Canada in his first trip “abroad” Friday, raising questions about when the three countries will lift restrictions on “non-essential” travel at the borders put in place  nearly a year ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. The nation’s top

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Obama Backs Reparations: Says Country Was ‘Built On The Backs Of Slaves,’ Didn’t Do It Himself Due To ‘White Resentment’

Former President Barack Obama believes reparations are “justified” and suggests one of the reasons he couldn’t get it through during his tenure was due to “white resentment.” Obama made the racially divisive remarks during a podcast with musician Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen began the discussion by asking Obama how he can

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