Here And Now
Authorities arrested Faisal Shahzad in connection with the failed Times Square bomb plot; he is scheduled to be brought up on charges today in federal court.
“(I)t’s clear that the intent behind this terrorist act was to kill Americans,” US AG Eric Holder said.
Mayor Bloomberg said there’s no evidence more than one person was involved.
Before the arrest, Bloomberg speculated to Katie Couric that the bomb could have been placed “by somebody with a political agenda who doesn’t like the health care bill or something.”
The time, the city got lucky, the Times says.
The teachers unions declared war on the Senate after it passed a charter school cap bill, 45-15.
By passing the bill, the Senate tossed a hot potato into the lap of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who isn’t happy about it.
Bill Hammond takes AG Andrew Cuomo to task for relying on lobbyist Jennifer Cunningham as an unpaid advisor.
Gov. David Paterson wants to create a “pardon panel” to help selected immigrants with criminal convictions avoid deportation under what he called “harsh” federal laws.
Here’s Sen. John DeFrancisco railing against so-called secret budget meetings being held by Democratic legislative leaders in Albany.
The Cuomos of Queens are not anymore.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is reportedly poised to launch a TV ad campaign.
Expelled Sen. Hiram Monserrate wants to box Sen. Eric Schneiderman to raise money for charity.
Schneiderman may have led the campaign to oust Monserrate from the Senate, but he’s sticking by Sen. Kevin Parker, who is facing assault charges.
Parker issued a qualified apology for his outburst last week.
Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. will join state lawmakers today in proposing legislation that would significantly expand the ability of local law enforcement officials to prosecute public corruption.
Former Mayor Ed Koch will testify in Albany today in favor of a bill that would create an independent redistricting commission.
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman called for a new guarantee of legal rights for the poor.
The Empire Center for New York Policy thinks it has found a legal way for the state to block contractually negotiated raises for public employees.
Glenn Blain went to former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno’s horse farm in hopes of talking to him in advance of his Thursday sentencing. No dice.
Former NYC Councilman Kendall Stewart was fined for hiring the daughter of his chief of staff.
Rudy Giuliani will speak to a sold-out crowd in Middletown next week.
Sen. Neil Breslin did not heed his primary opponent’s call for him to publicly disclose his law clients.
A lawsuit was filed in hopes of forcing Paterson to call a special election in NY-29.
Is former Bronx BP Adolfo Carrion returning home to NY?
Bloomberg LP is suing the EEOC, which is suing the firm for alleged gender discrimination.
The state’s Medicaid program has misspent at least $150 million since 2002, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says.
Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice is officially running for AG.
A Drug Policy Alliance billboard referencing Bloomberg’s past pot smoking was rejected by an ad firm that at first cited politics “from the mayor’s office.”
The Bloomberg administration insisted it had nothing to do with the ad’s rejection.
The governor’s office got involved in a cabin owner’s fight with the APA.
WAMC suspended Ward Stone’s show.
DRC straw poll winner/AG hopeful Eric Dinallo visited Wyoming County.
Rep. Mike McMahon was in Afghanistan.
Rep. Bill Owens declined to be grilled by Tea Party members.
Assemblyman Joel Miller will seek his ninth term this fall.
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