Here And Now
During his Cooper Union speech, President Obama urged Wall Street to “join us, instead of fighting us” on reform efforts.
Sen. Chuck Schumer dismissed the suggestion his potential desire to succeed Sen. Harry Reid as majority leader is informing his newfound position on Wall Street reform, calling it “bunk.”
Helen Thomas thinks Obama should have put reform of the financial industry higher up on his to-do list.
“(S)ome steps being discussed in Washington would move us backward,” writes Mayor Bloomberg.
Clyde Haberman questions the “slavish” devotion to bankers on display by Gov. David Paterson and Bloomberg.
It is what bullies do,” a defiant Espada said of Cuomo’s probe. “We’re fighting a bully here.”
Two words that will be forever tied to Espada going forward: “Soundview” and “sushi.”
Will First Lady-in-waiting Sandra Lee film her cooking show from the governor’s mansion?
Ad man Jim Siegel says a new book and documentary about fallen governor Eliot Spitzer are “a great steppingstone” for Spitzer’s comeback, adding: “I think he will run for something in a year or two.”
Here’s the latest LCA Show trailer…
Incumbents and challengers alike are slimming down before taking to the campaign trail in an unusually volatile election year.
According to the TU, Steve Levy has about 26 percent of the weighted state GOP convention vote, while Rick Lazio has 51 percent. Nineteen county chairs remain neutral.
Just before he switched parties, Levy contributed to a Democratic candidate on Long Island.
Paterson slammed Levy and his fellow GOP gubernatorial hopeful, Carl Paladino, saying they “know nothing” and shouldn’t be running.
Lazio says one term would be just fine with him.
The race to succeed Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV is getting crowded, but he says he’s staying out of it.
Assemblyman Michael Benjamin and Sen. Craig Johnson unloaded on the UTF over charter schools.
The state teachers union urged more oversight of charter schools at a hearing hosted by Sen. Bill Perkins.
Andrea Peyser was on hand for the hearing and says the “fix was in.”
The Barbados Gazette picks up the story of the overseas investments by Bloomberg’s foundation.
NY1 beat a sexual harrassment suit from a former employee.
New Yorkers Denny Chin and Lorette Lynch were confirmed by the US Senate to federal judicial posts.
Will Albany County GOP Chairman John Graziano challenge Sen. Neil Breslin? He’s not ruling anything out.
Republican leaders in NY-29 will sue Paterson in hopes of forcing him to call a special election to replace ex-Rep. Eric Massa.
Education interests are suing Paterson (again), too.
The latest budget extender will includes funding for some construction projects.
Still no re-election announcement from Rep. Mike Arcuri in NY-24.
LG Richard Ravitch met with the New York congressional delegation and emerged convinced there will be “no Washington bailout” for the cash-strapped state.
Close to $168 million was spent on lobbying in 2009, which is down from $173.9 million in the previous year.
The TU says it’s time for NYSTI to hire a new executive director.
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb is keeping up the drumbeat for a so-called “people’s convention” to reform the state.
There’s no surge of interest in the seat Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava will be vacating.
Sen. Steve Saland is running for re-election.
Republicans in Oswego and Fulton endorsed Matt Doheny over Doug Hoffman to take on Rep. Bill Owens in NY-23.
The Bloomberg administration launched a new GreeNYC Website.
Can Bloomberg’s brain trust overhaul, and thereby save, BusinessWeek?
Rudy Giuliani will make $85,000 from his speech at Auburn University.
Blago wants Obama to testify at his corruption trial.
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