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President Barack Obama is headed back to New York City on Friday, to highlight the need for technological education with a visit to a Brooklyn school and to raise money to help Democrats running for seats in the U.S. House next year, the White House said Monday.
During the day, Obama will visit P-TECH -- Pathways in Technology Early College High School. It's a collaboration between the New...Read more »
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that a federal government default could cost New York as much as $2 billion.
With the federal government shutdown in its ninth day Wednesday, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans still aren’t close to resolving the gridlock and taking action on the nation’s debt limit. Obama and others have said that defaulting on the federal debt will cause...Read more »
The head of the state Republican Party took a shot Friday at Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for not accompanying President Barack Obama to Binghamton, saying Cuomo is ducking the issue of natural gas drilling.
"As President Obama heads to the Southern Tier, Governor Cuomo should be by his side, instead of hiding from the mob of anti-fracking protesters,” GOP chairman Ed Cox said in a statement,...Read more »
BINGHAMTON — As President Barack Obama began day two of his upstate New York bus tour Friday, he made two previously unannounced stops designed to show his common touch.
The president, after spending the night in a Holiday Inn in Auburn (west of Syracuse), hit the local YMCA at 8 a.m. for a workout before getting on the road. During the workout, people milled about outside the back of the...Read more »