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Mario Cuomo, the former Governor of New York and the father of the Empire State’s current Governor has passed away.
His son, Andrew Cuomo, was sworn in to his second term in office as Governor of New York just before he passed away. “He is in the heart and mind of every person who is here,” Andrew Cuomo said in his inaugural address Thursday. “He is here and he is here, and his inspiration and his legacy and his experience is what has brought this state to this point. So let’s give him a round of applause.”
President Obama remembered Cuomo as a scion of liberal values.
“An Italian Catholic kid from Queens, born to immigrant parents, Mario paired his faith in God and faith in America to live a life of public service — and we are all better for it,” Obama said in a written statement.
Obama described Cuomo as “a determined champion of progressive values, and an unflinching voice for tolerance, inclusiveness, fairness, dignity, and opportunity. His own story taught him that as Americans, we are bound together as one people, and our country’s success rests on the success of all of us, not just a fortunate few.”
Many other politicians (past and present) also remembered Cuomo fondly.
Arrests in New York City have dropped sharply since the death of Officers Ramos and Liu.
A Democrat who thinks Louisiana is full of bigots is the source behind the story that Steve Scalise may have spoken before a white supremacist group. Democrat attacks on Scalise have seemingly backfired.
The media in Iraq is reporting that ISIS fighters have contracted Ebola!
Leaked documents from the NSA teach everyone how to hide… from the NSA.
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