presidential election en Cuomo defends progressive record <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo is responding to a recent poll that finds support for a third party candidate from the left running against him for governor.&nbsp; Cuomo says he has a progressive track record, and blames Republicans in the state Senate for stalling his agenda.</p><p>The Siena poll found that dissatisfaction among left-leaning Democrats in New York could cost Cuomo 15 points on election day, if the progressive&nbsp; Working Families Party&nbsp; put up its own candidate in the governor’s race.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:49:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54923 at Cuomo defends progressive record NY Legislature approves "National Popular Vote" bill <p></p><p>New York lawmakers have approved a bill that would enter the state in the <a href="" target="_blank">National Popular Vote Interstate Compact</a>, an agreement to award electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote.</p><p>Proponents of the National Popular Vote initiative believe that the Electoral College, in place since the first days of&nbsp;the nation, is not the best way to elect a president.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:44:01 +0000 Dave Lucas 53577 at NY Legislature approves "National Popular Vote" bill Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is introducing legislation with other lawmakers Thursday that would change how the military handles sexual assault cases. The proposal would let military prosecutors — rather than commanders — decide whether to bring serious military crimes to trial.<p>It's the latest high-publicity move for a senator who was virtually unknown four years ago when she was appointed to fill Hillary Clinton's senate seat. Thu, 16 May 2013 13:16:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 37919 at Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand Socialist candidate running for president in New York <p>Third party candidates for president generally don't get much publicity and most of the time don't get enough votes to make a difference in a presidential election. But advancing a cause is reason enough for one third party candidate to run. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:20:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28378 at Socialist candidate running for president in New York Debate Coverage <p>We invite listeners to join in on a live chat hosted by NPR's Frank James. Join the conversation here:<br>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe src=";ThemeId=7271" style="border: 1px solid #000" frameborder="0" height="600" width="400"></iframe><br>&nbsp;</p><div><a href="" style="font: normal 10px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: none; color: #999; text-transform: uppercase;">Election 2012 News From NPR</a></div> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:30:00 +0000 Leah Landry 26963 at Debate Coverage