Andrew Cuomo, who has been unafraid to make a splash during his time as governor of New York, is doing it again.
The New York Times reported over the weekend that the Democrat is set to push for a bill that would reduce the state's restrictions on late-term abortions, allowing for the procedure when the woman's health is at stake rather than just, as current law states, when her life is in danger -- a significantly lower threshold.
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Several governors delivered State of the State addresses this week, announcing gun control proposals, calling for federal aid to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, and even stumbling over words. Below, we look back at the most notable moments from the speeches:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) offered an impassioned call for new gun control measures:
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) choked up as he mentioned those affected by the recent mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.:
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) called for background checks on all gun sales:
And also flubbed the end of his address:
For all the guff Republicans get about being an increasingly regional party, it's Democrats whose potential 2016 presidential field lacks geographical diversity.
Almost all of the (very) early frontrunners for the Democratic nomination four years from now hail from the East Coast -- or more specifically, from the Mid-Atlantic north.
It’s hard out there for a governor. (With apologies to the Three 6 Mafia.)
Tough economic times are rough on all politicians, but even more difficult for governors who have to find ways to balance their budgets. And, not surprisingly, most governors have paid a political price for the difficult budgeting decisions they have had to make.
Governors like Florida’s Rick Scott (R), Ohio’s John Kasich (R), Illinois’ Pat Quinn (D) and Connecticut’s Dan Malloy (D) struggled mightily in their first year-plus in office, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is even getting recalled this year.
But there are exceptions to every rule. And, some governors have remained strikingly popular in the midst of the economic turmoil sweeping the states. Below, we look at the 10 who have found ways to rise above the fray.