10 things you need to know today: May 18, 2015

THE WEEK 1.Nine killed in Texas biker-gang shootout At least nine people were killed Sunday in a gunfight involving three rival motorcycle gangs at a Waco, Texas, restaurant. Police said all of the dead were members of criminal biker gangs. The gangs were holding a recruitment event at the Twin Peaks Restaurant. Police had been told… More 10 things you need to know today: May 18, 2015

5 Policies That Defined Mario Cuomo’s Progressive Legacy

Think Progress Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (D) died of natural causes due to heart failure Thursday, the same day his son Andrew Cuomo was inaugurated for a second term as governor of New York. He was 82. In a press statement issued Thursday, President Obama called Cuomo “a determined champion of progressive values, and… More 5 Policies That Defined Mario Cuomo’s Progressive Legacy

10 things you need to know today: December 18, 2014

The Week Obama reestablishes diplomatic relations with Cuba, a judge throws out the conviction of a boy executed in 1944, and more 1. Obama announces historic diplomatic thaw with Cuba The U.S. and Cuba announced Wednesday that they would reestablish diplomatic relations after a half-century rift that began in the Cold War. “Isolation has not… More 10 things you need to know today: December 18, 2014

10 things you need to know today: October 27, 2014

The Week Governors ease Ebola quarantine rule under pressure, a second Washington school shooting victim dies, and more 1. New York eases Ebola quarantine rule after White House intervenes Under pressure from the White House and health experts, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Sunday relaxed his state’s strict policy of quarantining medical workers… More 10 things you need to know today: October 27, 2014

10 things you need to know today: August 13, 2014

The Week White House sends 130 more advisers to Iraq, Ukraine vows to stop Russian-supply convoy, and more 1. White House sends 130 more advisers to Iraq The U.S. has deployed 130 Marines and Special Operations forces to northern Iraq to help assess ways to rescue thousands of members of the Yazidi religious group taking… More 10 things you need to know today: August 13, 2014

If Hillary Rodham Clinton passes in 2016, which Democrats run? The Fix ranks the tiers.

The Fix – Chris Cillizza Every conversation we have with any Democratic operative about the 2016 presidential race starts this way: “Well, I mean if Hillary runs . . .” Which, of course, is to be expected. If Hillary Rodham Clinton — the former secretary of state, former New York senator and 2008 presidential candidate — runs, then the Democratic… More If Hillary Rodham Clinton passes in 2016, which Democrats run? The Fix ranks the tiers.

Andrew Cuomo 2016 speculation heating up

Looks like Long Time Lurker and I speculated correctly… Politico The 2016 Democratic presidential race just began. With his successful push to pass a gay marriage law, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo overnight became a national contender, putting down a major marker among the liberal party base that dominates the primaries. “Most politicians, including most… More Andrew Cuomo 2016 speculation heating up