Errol Louis is the host of "Inside City Hall," a nightly political show on NY1, a New York all-news channel. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN) To Democrats in New York, former President Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving. Trump's enormous unpopularity in his home state -- which he lost twice -- has been an electoral millstone around the necks of New York Republican candidates, helping to turn an already-blue state even bluer. Errol Louis We recently got a taste of the Trump effect when it comes to Andrew Cuomo, the beleaguered governor of New York who is battling multiple scandals, including allegations of sexual harassment and accusations of having deliberately undercounted deaths in nursing homes. Cuomo insists he " never touched anyone inappropriately ," although he apologized for acting "in a way that made people feel uncomfortable," calling his actions unintentional. He also … [Read more...] about Is New York ready for a pro-Trump governor?
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California on Thursday announced it will be designating $536 million towards combatting wildfires in the state, according to a statement from California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom Gavin Newsom California to spend 6M on wildfire prevention Former Trump campaign manager advising Jenner on potential California gubernatorial run Overnight Health Care: Biden says US still in 'life and death race' with virus | White House rules out involvement in 'vaccine passports' | Arkansas lawmakers override Hutchinson veto on transgender bill MORE 's office. The Wildfire Prevention and Resiliency package was agreed upon by Newsom and various lawmakers as the state experiences a dry year, putting it at risk for another deadly wildfire season. "It is critical that we get a head start on reducing our fire risk," reads a joint statement between Newsom, California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D). "We are doing that by … [Read more...] about California to spend $536M on wildfire prevention
Numerous Wikipedia users working for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) have been persistently adding references to the group in various articles. The scheme included attempting to mention ADL claims about antisemitism in the article about the reddit-driven stock market boom in video game retailer GameStop. The ADL editing campaign is another example of rampant efforts by paid editors and those with conflicts of interest to exploit the site’s open editing model. Several ADL accounts directly edited the group’s Wikipedia page with one’s edits heavily slanted in favor of the group and including attacks on former President Donald Trump. The ADL editing campaign is another example of rampant efforts by paid editors and those with conflicts of interest to exploit the site’s open editing model. Accounts claiming affiliation with the ADL have been active on Wikipedia since May of last year according to a page set up for their efforts. The effort was described on the page as being about … [Read more...] about ADL Exploits Wikipedia to Promote Group and Attack Conservatives
The feud between Republicans and major corporations over voting laws is creating an opportunity for Democrats and President Biden Joe Biden Biden taps California workplace safety leader to head up OSHA Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS US mulling cash payments to help curb migration MORE to build new political ties. GOP ties with big business frayed during the Trump era, when corporations sometimes found themselves at the end of then-President Trump’s barbs, and were often uncomfortable with his rhetoric about women, minorities and immigrants. Now the tensions are rising again as companies speak out against Georgia’s voting law, and Major League Baseball pulls its All-Star Game from Atlanta in protest. ADVERTISEMENT Democrats are seeing an opportunity to build inroads with business, despite real differences over some policies. “The business community trusts us because we are bringing stability and reliability to a process that has … [Read more...] about Democrats see opportunity in GOP feud with business
It wasn’t the Rob Porter scandal, or even the Russia probe that sparked her exit. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Hope Hicks entered American politics at its fringes, in the early stages of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, a grinning 26-year-old member of the Trump Organization’s public-relations team who’d been rerouted from her task of helping Ivanka Trump develop a lifestyle brand. Three years later, at 29 years old, she exits from the West Wing with a life that’s bigger now but, in painful ways, much smaller than it was; as thoroughly transformed as American politics itself. On Wednesday, the New York Times broke the news that Hicks will be resigning as the White House communications director, the 13th prominent White House official to leave during the first 13 months of the administration. But Hicks is unlike the other 12; a figure of such singular importance to the president that two sources close to him speculated — separately — to New York that she may … [Read more...] about The White House Didn’t Break Hope Hicks Overnight