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sex and the city star cynthia nixon to run for ny governor


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption cynthia nixon is a lifelong new yorker sex and the city star cynthia nixon has announced she is launching a bid for new york governor in the upcoming democratic primary. nixon, who played miranda hobbs on the hbo series, has long been rumoured to run against governor andrew cuomo.the actress announced her plans to challenge the incumbent governor on twitter on monday. the 51-year-old, who has previously said she was exploring a possible run, has never held elected office.in her campaign launch video, the actress said: "i love new york. i've never wanted to live anywhere else, but something has to change."ms nixon is openly gay and married her wife christine marinoni in 2012.ms marinoni, an lgbtq advocate, worked for new york mayor bill de blasio unt






cynthia nixon for new york governor? 'sex and the city' star exploring


nixon has been weighing a democratic primary run against gov. andrew cuomo in september, and a report tuesday suggested she is laying the groundwork for a run.        






she's running for governor of new york


cynthia nixon attends the people's state of the union event in new york in january. (alba vigaray / epa-efe/rex/shutterstock)after a few weeks of will-she-or-won’t-she rumbles, actress cynthia nixon announced monday that she’s running for governor of new york. “i love new york, and today i'm announcing my candidacy for governor. join us,” she wrote on social media, linking to a campaign fundraising page that states she will take no corporate contributions.in doing so, the former “sex and the city” star is walking the walk instead of just talking the talk, after tweeting in january, “taking our country back is going to require all of us to step up and take action — including more women, people of color, queer people, and first-generation americans running for office.”






activist/actress cynthia nixon still mulling race vs. cuomo


albany — actress cynthia nixon continues to weigh a run for governor, a spokeswoman said tuesday.“many concerned new yorkers have been encouraging cynthia to run for office, and as she has said previously, she will continue to explore it,” nixon spokeswoman rebecca sides capellan told newsday. “if and when such a decision is made, cynthia will be sure to make her plans public.”nixon’s supporters have talked for more than a year about a possible primary run by the education activist against cuomo for the democratic nomination.“who may run for governor on both sides of the aisle, that’s up to them and we will deal with it,” cuomo said tuesday in a teleconference with reporters on preparations for a snowstorm.cuomo and the state democratic committee he heads began a major social media campaig






andrew cuomo suggests bill de blasio role in possible cynthia nixon governor bid


albany — gov. andrew m. cuomo on wednesday suggested that new york city mayor bill de blasio may be behind a potential gubernatorial bid by actress cynthia nixon and belittled former “sex and the city” star’s level of celebrity.the broadside set off yet another round of insults between de blasio and cuomo, two democrats who battled this time over who had the flimiest progressive credentials. nixon has been in talks with campaign operatives about challenging cuomo for the democratic nomination in september, multiple news outlets reported tuesday. a run by nixon, an education activist and de blasio ally, would be seen as testing cuomo from the political left. asked wednesday in a conference call with reporters if he thought the mayor, a democratic rival, was playing a role in nixon’s potenti






from ‘sex’ to ‘passion’: cynthia nixon on playing emily dickinson


a fan of the famed american poet since childhood, the former star of “sex and the city” was “thrilled” when director terence davies said he wanted her for the role.“he would watch ‘sex and the city’ with the sound off,” said cynthia nixon, in amused wonderment, of writer/director terence davies, “so he could watch my face.” davies, the british filmmaker behind such beautiful period pieces as “the house of mirth” and “the deep blue sea,” had nixon in mind for a very non-miranda role: the reclusive, brilliant 19th-century poet emily dickinson. at the toronto international film festival last fall with that film about dickinson’s life, “a quiet passion” (opening in seattle may 5 at the seven gables and regal meridian), nixon remembered her astonishment at being approached for the role. she had






cynthia nixon calls 'the little foxes' 'eerily prescient'


cynthia nixon did not hesitate to nod to the fraught state of politics in her acceptance speech for featured actress in a play for her role as regina in "the little foxes.""it is a privilege to appear in lillian hellman's eerily prescient play at this moment in time," she said, before reciting a quote  from hellman about powerful people who want to "eat the earth and the people on it."nixon continued, "my love, my gratitude and my undying respect go out to all the people in 2017 who are refusing to just stand and watch them eat."






missouri lawmakers honor ex-governor with portrait


jefferson city, mo. (ap) — democratic and republican lawmakers in missouri are honoring former gov. jay nixon with an official portrait at the capitol. the news tribune reports that nixon was at the state senate lounge on thursday as bipartisan lawmakers first presented his portrait to the public.lawmakers say nixon’s efforts positively impacted parks, factories and schools. they also say he and his wife traveled across missouri to get to know the state’s residents.nixon identifies as a democrat but says he never used the terms “democrat or republican” while governor.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the former governor says his current role is to “help advise when asked and to support the folks who now hold the responsibilities i once had.”he served as governor fro






andrew cuomo suggests bill de blasio role in cynthia nixon gov bid


albany — gov. andrew m. cuomo on wednesday appeared to suggest that new york city mayor bill de blasio may be behind a potential gubernatorial bid by actress cynthia nixon.nixon, who appeared in the television series “sex and the city,” has been in talks with campaign operatives about challenging cuomo for the democratic nomination in september, multiple news outlets have reported.nixon, an education activist, is a de blasio ally and would be seen as testing cuomo from the political left. asked wednesday in a conference call with reporters if he thought the mayor, a democratic rival, was playing a role in nixon’s potential bid, cuomo remarked: “i think it was probably either the mayor of new york or vladimir putin . . . i’m going to leave it to you great investigative reporters to follow t






the latest: cynthia nixon wins second tony award


new york — the latest on the tony awards (all times local):8:46 p.m.cynthia nixon won her second tony award, this time for her work in lillian hellman's "the little foxes."nixon, who played lawyer miranda on tv in "sex and the city" from 1998 to 2004, has also been a steady presence on broadway, in plays like "wit," ''the real thing" and "indiscretions." she won a tony in 2006 for "rabbit hole."nixon and laura linney alternate the lead role in the broadway revival of the 1939 work, a blistering indictment of a rapacious southern family in post-civil war america. nixon won the tony for best featured actress in the play.nixon has won two emmys (for "sex and the city" and a guest spot on "law and order: svu") and a grammy for reading al gore's "an inconvenient truth."nixon beat out johanna da






kim cattrall: 19-hour ‘sex and the city’ days prevented kids


“sex and the city” star kim cattrall says she didn’t have kids in-part because of the demanding production schedule of the long-running hbo series.the 61-year-old actress told piers morgan for an interview on britain’s itv that she decided against undergoing fertility treatments when she was starring on the show in her early 40s because she questioned how she could keep up with 19-hour days while raising a child.cattrall also opened up about her relationship with her co-stars on the franchise, telling morgan she has “never been friends” with sarah jessica parker, kristin davis or cynthia nixon.cattrall says she turned down the chance to appear in a third “sex and the city” film and will never play her character samantha jones again.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






kim cattrall says 'sex and the city' schedule prevented her from having kids


"sex and the city" star kim cattrall says she didn't have kids in-part because of the demanding production schedule of the long-running hbo series.the 61-year-old actress told piers morgan for an interview on britain's itv that she decided against undergoing fertility treatments when she was starring on the show in her early 40s because she questioned how she could keep up with 19-hour days while raising a child.cattrall also opened up about her relationship with her co-stars on the franchise, telling morgan she has "never been friends" with sarah jessica parker, kristin davis or cynthia nixon.cattrall says she turned down the chance to appear in a third "sex and the city" film and will never play her character samantha jones again.related stories:'sex and the city 3' is officially dead, b






tony awards 2017: the surprises, the headscratchers and everything in between


'dear evan hansen' wins early awards and cynthia nixon took home her second tony.        






'dear evan hansen' wins big at tonys awards _ so far


new york — "dear evan hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, became very popular as the tony awards reached its midpoint on sunday, winning statuettes for best book, score, orchestrations and best featured actress.benj pasek and justin paul, who recently won oscars for the song "city of stars" from the movie "la la land," added to a remarkable year by earning tonys for best score for writing the songs for "dear evan hansen."moments later, the show's story writer, steven levenson, won the tony for best book, and alex lacamoire earned one for best orchestations. rachel bay jones has won her first tony for her work in the musical, capping a long career onstage with plenty of zigs and zags."dear evan hansen" came into the night as the second-leading tony nominee. the s






police say former braves player otis nixon is missing


police in georgia are looking for former atlanta braves player otis nixon, who disappeared over the weekend.in a facebook post, the woodstock police department says nixon, who's 58, was last seen leaving his home saturday morning in a gray range rover. police say he was on his way to a local golf course but never arrived.nixon was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, and a black baseball cap, with black adidas shoes with white stripes.nixon was an outfielder for the braves and in 1991 was suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine.






‘dear evan hansen’ wins best score at tonys awards – the mercury news


by mark kennedynew york (ap) — benj pasek and justin paul, who recently won oscars for the song “city of stars” from the movie “la la land,” added to a remarkable year with tony awards for best score for writing “dear evan hansen.”it was the first win — and a big one — for the show as the telecast approached the hour mark.there were also two first-time winners early on — michael aronov took home the trophy for best featured actor in a play for his work on “oslo.” and gavin creel won his first tony for featured actor in a musical in bette midler’s big return to broadway in “hello, dolly!”cynthia nixon won her second tony, this time for her work in lillian hellman’s “the little foxes.” nixon, the sex and the city” star, struck a defiant political tone, saluting those who refuse to stand arou






police: former braves player otis nixon is missing


woodstock, ga. — police in georgia are looking for former atlanta braves player otis nixon, who disappeared over the weekend.in a facebook post, the woodstock police department says nixon, who's 58, was last seen leaving his home saturday morning in a gray range rover. police say he was on his way to a local golf course but never arrived.nixon was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, and a black baseball cap, with black adidas shoes with white stripes.nixon was an outfielder for the braves and in 1991 was suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine.






'dear evan hansen' wins best musical


"dear evan hansen" was the big winner at the 2017 tony awards. the heartwrenching musical centered on a lonely, depressed high-school student at the center of a social-media storm won six awards, including best musical. star ben platt won for lead actor in a musical. among the other acting winners were bette midler, who won her very first tony award, kevin kline, cynthia nixon and laurie metcalf. august wilson's "jitney" captured the tony for best revival of a play, while "hello, dolly!" scored in the best musical revival category. best play went to j.t. rogers' "oslo."






otis nixon, former atlanta braves player, is missing – the denver post


woodstock, ga. — police in georgia are looking for former atlanta braves player otis nixon, who disappeared over the weekend.in a facebook post, the woodstock police department says nixon, who’s 58, was last seen leaving his home saturday morning in a gray range rover. police say he was on his way to a local golf course but never arrived.nixon was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, and a black baseball cap, with black adidas shoes with white stripes.nixon was an outfielder for the braves and in 1991 was suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine.






cynthia nixon brings emily dickinson to life in terence davies' 'a quiet passion


“a quiet passion,” terence davies’ masterful new movie, plays out in the sunny gardens and lamp-lighted drawing rooms of 19th-century amherst, mass., where emily dickinson spent most of her 55 years patiently making her monumental contribution to american literature.at first glance, the film, with its lovingly appointed interiors and its excerpts of poetry on the soundtrack, might strike you as a dull and dutiful enshrinement of dickinson’s brilliance, another ordinary film about an extraordinary artist. but davies, one of the leading lights of contemporary british cinema, is temperamentally incapable of doing anything ordinary, and he has little interest in advancing the reductive narrative of a troubled, reclusive genius.his eye for lighting, color and movement — the way his camera prefe






10 things you might not know about richard nixon


richard nixon, the 37th potus, is one of those presidents just about everyone can name and not for any good reasons. particularly in today’s political climate, as whispers of watergate-esque scandal echo around the capitol, we often forget about the man behind the resignation.nixon was a quaker…hannah milhous nixon, richard nixon’s mother, was a devout quaker who exerted a strong influence on her husband and children. when nixon was 9-years-old, the family moved to the quaker community of whittier in california. as a young boy, he attended church every sunday, played the piano during the church services, attended chapel hours every day, and enrolled at whittier college – which was a quaker institution. growing up, nixon lived a modest life. he recalled his childhood by saying, “we were poo






police: former braves player otis nixon is missing


woodstock, ga. — police in georgia are looking for former atlanta braves player otis nixon, who disappeared over the weekend.in a facebook post, the woodstock police department says nixon, who's 58, was last seen leaving his home saturday morning in a gray range rover. police say he was on his way to a local golf course but never arrived.nixon was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, and a black baseball cap, with black adidas shoes with white stripes.nixon was an outfielder for the braves and in 1991 was suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine. he played for nine teams in 17 major league seasons, with his best years coming in atlanta. he had 1,379 hits and 620 stolen bases, ranking 16th on the career list.






president trump is an ‘authoritarian klutz’ — just like nixon


in an interview with new york magazine‘s the daily intelligencer, john dean, the former advisor to president richard nixon whose call-recording testimony made the watergate case, told reporter olivia nuzzi that both nixon and president donald trump share alarming tendencies.“i think they’re both authoritarian personalities,” dean told the daily intelligencer. “we only know of nixon’s full personality because of his taping system. but trump just doesn’t try to hide anything, he’s just out there.”dean also said that both trump and nixon are “klutzy” when it comes to electronics, and that trump’s apparently luddite approach to technology may have made any recordings he’d made as apparent as nixon’s were to dean.“i’m told he’s not very mechanical. he’s kind of like nixon in that regard,” dean






the pitfalls of 'impeachment diplomacy:' lessons from nixon in trump's foreign t


watergate undermined nixon's 1974 middle eastern mission, with far-reaching consequences.        






kansas governor sam brownback in talks with trump administration about an ambass


kansas city, mo. — kansas gov. sam brownback is in talks with president donald trump’s administration about taking an ambassadorship position, according to sources close to the governor. no offer has been extended yet, according to the kansas city star’s sources, but the republican governor has discussed the possibility of taking a position as the u.s.…






president trump is an ‘authoritarian klutz’ — just like nixon


facebook, trump news, u.s. newswatergate’s john dean: president trump is an ‘authoritarian klutz’ — just like nixonnoor al-sibai13 may 2017 at 11:30 etin an interview with new york magazine‘s the daily intelligencer, john dean, the former advisor to president richard nixon whose call-recording testimony made the watergate case, told reporter olivia nuzzi that both nixon and president donald trump share alarming tendencies.“i think they’re both authoritarian personalities,” dean told the daily intelligencer. “we only know of nixon’s full personality because of his taping system. but trump just doesn’t try to hide anything, he’s just out there.”dean also said that both trump and nixon are “klutzy” when it comes to electronics, and that trump’s apparently luddite approach to technology may ha






police: former braves player otis nixon is missing


woodstock, ga. (ap) — police in georgia are looking for former atlanta braves player otis nixon, who disappeared over the weekend.in a facebook post, the woodstock police department says nixon, who’s 58, was last seen leaving his home saturday morning in a gray range rover. police say he was on his way to a local golf course but never arrived.nixon was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, and a black baseball cap, with black adidas shoes with white stripes.nixon was an outfielder for the braves and in 1991 was suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine. he played for nine teams in 17 major league seasons, with his best years coming in atlanta. he had 1,379 hits and 620 stolen bases, ranking 16th on the career list.most read stories3-course dinners fo






police say former braves player otis nixon has been located and is safe


police in the greater atlanta area say former atlanta braves player otis nixon, who went missing over the weekend, has been located.police spokeswoman brittany duncan in the metro atlanta suburb of woodstock said monday afternoon that nixon is safe, but had no other details on where he was found or the circumstances.duncan said there was no foul play involved and that police consider the case closed.duncan said nixon's girlfriend had reported him missing.woodstock police say nixon, 58, had been last seen leaving home saturday morning on his way to a golf course where he had a tee time, but never arrived.nixon was an outfielder for the braves and in 1991 was suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine.more sports newsmike scioscia on 2017 angels: 'this is the best defensive tea






otis nixon, former braves player, reported missing


woodstock, ga. -- police in georgia are looking for former atlanta braves player otis nixon, who disappeared over the weekend.in a facebook post, the woodstock police department says nixon, who’s 58, was last seen leaving his home saturday morning in a gray range rover. police say he was on his way to a local golf course but never arrived.woodstock police request the public's assistance in locating otis nixon, black male, 58 years of age. he was last seen...posted by woodstock police, ga on sunday, april 9, 2017nixon was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, and a black baseball cap, with black adidas shoes with white stripes.nixon was an outfielder for the braves and in 1991 was suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine.the outfielder played in the






president trump, richard nixon and watergate: which memo is the smoking gun?


an embarrassing memo started the avalanche that eventually overwhelmed nixon's presidency.        






relive nixonian highs and lows at his presidential library in yorba linda


 why: one of the darkest eras in u.s. history stands as a potent reminder that daylight will come again.what: a $15-million redesign in 2016 brought more than five dozen new exhibits to the 9-acre richard nixon presidential library & museum, presenting a fuller picture of the man who won election in 1968, negotiated u.s. withdrawal from vietnam, established the environmental protection agency, opened china to the western world, then became the only u.s. president to resign.visitors now can eavesdrop on white house recordings that round out the portrait of richard nixon (1913-1994) as a human being. in a 1973 phone call, daughter julie asks her father whether they can dine at trader vic’s and he says yes but that she should also check with mommy and sister tricia. julie nixon eisenhower wou






trump meets with g-7 leaders under cloud of fbi news


hillary clinton delivered a subtle dig at president trump on friday, offering some parallels between his presidency and that of former president nixon.while delivering a commencement address at her alma mater, wellesley college, a private women’s liberal arts school in massachusetts, clinton, without naming trump, recalled how many young people in the 1970s reacted to nixon's reelection and later battles with the justice department.“we were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice," she said, pausing to note she was referring to nixon.actually, nixon was not impeached, though many in congress, including members of his own party, called for it. clinton said nixon's resignation came






trump maps new course with allies and autocrats in first foreign trip


hillary clinton delivered a subtle dig at president trump on friday, offering some parallels between his presidency and that of former president nixon.while delivering a commencement address at her alma mater, wellesley college, a private women’s liberal arts school in massachusetts, clinton, without naming trump, recalled how many young people in the 1970s reacted to nixon's reelection and later battles with the justice department.“we were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice," she said, pausing to note she was referring to nixon.actually, nixon was not impeached, though many in congress, including members of his own party, called for it. clinton said nixon's resignation came






‘richard nixon was a far less dangerous man than donald trump’


former richard nixon white house counsel john dean and famed watergate journalist carl bernstein on tuesday tore into donald trump over the fbi investigation into possible ties between the president’s campaign and russia, concluding, as bernstein argued, that there’s no “question there is a cover-up.”“as somebody who’s been involved in a cover up on the inside, this has the sound and look and feel of a coverup,” dean told cnn’s don lemon.bernstein concurred, telling lemon, “the question is, what is being covered up—and we don’t know. how might that go to donald trump or might not go to donald trump—we don’t know.”lemon played a clip of nixon deriding the press during the early stages of the watergate scandal, asking if trump’s constant lambasting of the media “[feels] like it did during wa






police searching for former braves player otis nixon, reported missing


foul play is not suspected in the disappearance of former atlanta braves player otis nixon, but authorities are continuing to search for the retired athlete, police said monday.nixon, 58, was last seen around 10 a.m. saturday leaving his home in woodstock, georgia, about 30 miles (48 kilometers)northwest of downtown atlanta, police said. he left in a gray range rover and was on his way to a golf course where he had a tee time but never arrived, police said.nixon was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, and a black baseball cap, with black adidas shoes with white stripes."detectives are following up on leads received overnight," woodstock police spokeswoman brittany duncan said monday. "we do not suspect any foul play."nixon's girlfriend, who lives with him, report






trump’s deflection of russia ties parallels ‘nixon to the letter almost’


former white house lawyer john dean joined msnbc to discuss president donald trump’s allegation during a thursday press conference that the recent russia leaks are real, but the news is fake. dean suggested trump’s defense draws parallels to former president richard nixon.“if, indeed, there is a crime involved, [trump] will say ‘i had nothing to do with it, i’m not a co-conspirator,’ or anything of that nature,” said dean. “what’s interesting is he actually is paralleling nixon to the letter almost in saying ‘well, i didn’t authorize him to go talk to the russians about whatever he talked about. i would have done so had he asked me.'”dean added, “that’s exactly what nixon said about the break-in into ellsberg’s psychiatrist office. ‘they didn’t ask me, but had they, i would have authorized






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