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As the national health crisis in the United States continues to worsen, New York has quickly become the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States.

New York City alone has over 20,000 confirmed cases of the virus, and the state's death toll skyrocketed by 110% in just 36 hours this week. The urgency is only exacerbated by a shortage of crucial ventilators to combat the respiratory virus.

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One thing that remains a hallmark of the presidency of Donald Trump are the grudges he holds and petty insults he lobs on Twitter at anyone he perceives as an enemy.

The fact that many of those adversaries are elected officials—who represent United States' voters—that the President should be working with for the benefit of the country never stays Trump's hand.

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Another day, another impeachable offense.

President Donald Trump recently banned New York residents from Global Entry and Trusted Traveler programs in response to a new state law that allowed undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses.

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President Donald Trump is a lifelong New Yorker, albeit not a typical one. He's partied at Studio 54 and he has buildings emblazoned with his name, but New York's hardly loved him back, despite his being one of the city's most familiar faces.

Trump recently filed to change his residency from New York to Florida—even referring to Trump Tower as his former home. After the story broke, the President addressed the move on his Twitter account.

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Republican Senator from Florida Rick Scott penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal in March, criticizing New York for its high taxes and claiming that residents were fleeing Governor Andrew Cuomo's state because of his economic policies.

Scott went on to say "If you cut taxes and make state and local government efficient, maybe you can compete with Florida again."

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Students from families earning less than $125,000 in New York a year will be able to attend college for free. That's the promise of the Excelsior Scholarship, and it is part of a historic budget deal state lawmakers in New York agreed on yesterday. But there's a condition: Recipients will be required to remain in the state for a few years after graduation. That helps assure that New York gain the benefit of its investment in these students.

"This is the difference that government can make," said Governor Andrew Cuomo. "There is no child who will go to sleep tonight and say I have great dreams, but I don’t believe I’ll be able to get a college education because mommy and daddy can’t afford it. Every child will have the opportunity that education provides."

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has responded to statements made by businessman Carl Paladino, his former rival in the 2010 gubernatorial election. Paladino, whose campaign emphasized regressive fiscal reform and was endorsed by the Tea Party movement, sparked controversy after he told reporters he would like to see President Barack Obama die of mad cow disease and compared First Lady Michelle Obama to a gorilla.

"Paladino has a long history of racist and incendiary comments. While most New Yorkers know Mr. Paladino is not to be taken seriously, as his erratic behavior defies any rational analysis and he has no credibility, his words are still jarring," Cuomo said in a statement. "His remarks do not reflect the sentiments or opinions of any real New Yorker and he has embarrassed the good people of the state with his latest hate-filled rage."

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