Cuomo’s Dirty Donations

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has collected “at least $650,000 in campaign contributions from recipients of tax credits to redevelop industrial sites during the past four years,” a Bloomberg News report reveals. In an ostensible pay-to-play scheme, Gov. Cuomo received the contributions from recipients of brownfield redevelopment tax credits.

Chasing Hillary

Artist: Gary Locke

Among Democrats who hope Hillary Clinton doesn’t run—and their number is larger than one might think—the complaints are familiar. Age and stamina are the obvious considerations. “Look at Obama’s hair color, just like George Bush’s,” says a prominent Washington insider. “Somebody who’s seventy shouldn’t be president. And I think that’s going to be an interesting issue against her, but who in the Democratic Party is going to have the guts to take on that machine?” A former Clinton campaign adviser is equally blunt. “This is gonna sound superficial”—which is an understatement—“but men do age better than women,” he says. “At seventy she’s not gonna be—it’s not gonna be great.”