Editorials from around New York

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

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The (Middleton) Times-Herald Record on Cynthia Nixon challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

March 20

In politics, timing is everything and no one could have timed it better than Cynthia Nixon with her announcement this week that she will be ...

Cindy Hyde-Smith named to replace Thad Cochran as Mississippi senator

Mississippi now has its first female U.S. senator.

Cindy Hyde-Smith, state commissioner of agriculture and commerce, was appointed by the state's Republican governor Wednesday to fill in for the rest of the year in the seat vacated by Sen. Thad Cochran.

Ms. Hyde-Smith will serve until November, when a special ...

Teen activists to speak out against Ducey school safety plan

PHOENIX (AP) - Student gun control activists disappointed in Gov. Doug Ducey's school safety proposals plan to tout some of their own.

Teen organizers will hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the state Capitol ahead of this weekend's "March for Our Lives."

The teens described Ducey's plans as "window ...

Sponsor of bill loosening gun rules helps colleagues kill it

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A bill in Maine that would have loosened restrictions on parents having guns in their cars on school grounds has failed to get a single affirmative vote, not even from the legislator who sponsored it.

Democratic state Rep. John Martin asked his House colleagues to reject ...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Doubts He Will Run for President in 2020

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who has less than two months left in office and has been touted as a potential presidential candidate in the next election, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday that he doubts he will make such a run in 2020, but does not rule it out.

GOP: Democrats playing politics with Obamacare funds

Moderate Republicans accused Democrats Wednesday of using an abortion fight to tank Congress' last chance to stabilize Obamacare, saying they'd rather use soaring premiums as a cudgel against the GOP in November than help struggling consumers.

"This is phony. I hope you lose votes. I hope you lose seats. You're ...

Sen. Rubio: White House Leakers ‘Dangerous’ to America

Sen. Marco Rubio came out swinging Wednesday at anonymous White House employees who revealed how President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election — despite being warned not to do so by national security.

Senators Push for Better Security for 2018 Election Season

Government efforts to protect state and local elections from Russian cyberattacks in 2016 didn't go far enough, leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said Tuesday as the panel released recommendations to safeguard against foreign meddling in the 2018.

Nixon’s entry into NY gov’s race put gay rights in spotlight

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In her first appearance as a New York gubernatorial candidate, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon hammered her Democratic opponent Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the crumbling subway, the "cesspool" of corruption in state government and inequality across the state. But she couldn't escape what she ...

North Carolina editorial roundup

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:

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March 17

The Winston-Salem Journal on North Carolina's film industry:

We could have been a contender.

North Carolina's film industry has struggled to regain the strong footing it had before the Republican-led state legislature axed the tax credits that once made film production ...

Hawaii lawmaker is latest to resign after misconduct probe

HONOLULU (AP) - A former speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office over misconduct in recent months.

The Hawaii State Ethics Commission on Wednesday announced ...

Hollywood, sports political activism turns off viewers, poll finds

Actors and athletes increasingly using their forums for political activism are turning off viewers, according to a newly released poll.

A McLaughlin & Associates/Media Research Center survey released Wednesday found that 44 percent were less likely to watch sports and entertainment shows "because they have become too political."

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