Here And Now
President Obama is in New York City this morning to take Wall Street to task.
Mayor Bloomberg has been playing a little defense on Wall Street’s behalf in advance of the president’s speech.
The Post calls on Obama not to kill New York’s “golden goose.”
FBI teams that helped bring down ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, ex-Assemblyman Tony Seminerio and ex-NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik now have their sights set on Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr.
It’s likely Espada will soon face federal charges as well as the civil charges AG Andrew Cuomo brought against him.
“Mr. Cuomo objects to the fact that I employ my family. I remind him that he is who he is today because his father helped him. His father gave him his first real job. His father gave him the famous last name that now he counts on to become Governor,” Espada told Telemundo.
Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter is Espada’s only primary challenger at the moment, but there may soon be others.
The embattled majority leader is receiving legal advice from a New Rochelle Republican councilman.
Sen. Marty Golden now wants both Espada and Senate President Malcolm Smith to give up their leadership posts.
The Syracuse Post-Standard says Espada should resign from the Senate altogether.
The House Ethics committee is looking into the former congressman, too.
Would-be GOP Massa successor Tom Reed won’t sue to force a special election in NY-29.
Sen. Chuck Schumer has a whopping $21.8 million on hand in his campaign war chest and no real opponents to speak of.
Doormen are NYC’s men of mystery.
Gov. David Paterson is threatening to try to keep lawmakers in Albany until they get a budget deal.
A last-minute infusion of cash is helping the Harlem School of the Arts stay open – for now.
Roger Stone is involved in Carl Paladino’s campaign.
Democrats angered by Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy’s party switch want their campaign contributions back.
Levy and Rick Lazio put in “hit-and-run” appearances in Ogdensburg.
Errol Louis detects a blurring of the traditional ethic divides in NYC politics.
The state Insurance Department’s voicemail system has fallen victim to budget cuts.
“This much I can tell you: She leaves with a clean record, unlike many of her colleagues,” labor leader Ron McDougall said of his wife, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who is not seeking re-election.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has pledged to be candid in his first State of the County address tonight.
The Albany County Democratic chairman endorsed Sen. Neil Breslin’s re-election bid.
A federal appeals court reversed a previous ruling that Congress should not have blocked funding to ACORN.
Erie County cops make a lot of pot-related arrests, but that could change if Albany legalizes medical marijuana.
Obama said there will be no abortion rights litmus test for his US Supreme Court pick.
The president will speak at West Point’s May 22 graduation.
The DN editorializes against hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale.
The League of Women Voters is turning 50.
Buffalo bobsledder Steve Mesler met the president.
Democrats in NY-24 are disappointed with Rep. Mike Arcuri.
Republican Matt Doheny outraised the competition in NY-23.
Happy Earth Day! (But not so much at the Capitol).
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