Here And Now
The DN says President Obama left New York “trailing a sense of betrayal.”
From the Post: “Obama to New York: Drop dead.”
Mayor Bloomberg and Sen. Chuck Schumer pressured the White House to restore reduced anti-terror funding for the city.
AIDS activists were arrested outside the DCCC fundraiser where Obama spoke.
Big Wall Streeters skipped the event to protest the administration’s push to reform the financial industry.
Rick Lazio was for AG Andrew Cuomo before he was against him.
The Atlantic’s Daniel Indiviglio doesn’t think Cuomo has much of a case against eight big Wall Street banks.
Another battle is brewing over nonpartisan NYC elections.
Oliver Stone got some “very good insights” from Eliot Spitzer for his new Gordon Gekko movie.
Sen. John Flanagan refused to rule out an AG primary against Staten Island DA Dan Donovan, who is announcing his candidacy this weekend.
Obama paid a visit to the NYPD’s HQ to thank officers for their involvement in the foiled Times Square bombing.
Heinz is changing its ketchup recipe for the first time in 40 years to reduce salt.
City spending most directly under Bloomberg’s control is forecast to exceed its budget by 18 percent in spite of repeated cuts, Michael Howard Saul reports.
A judge denied Gov. David Paterson’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit demanding he call a special election in NY-29.
Arrests were made in the failed Times Square car bombing case.
Power for Jobs will die tomorrow.
Ditto for a bill that would extend the state’s three-year-old experiment in legal ticket scalping.
That bill has pitted Sen. Craig Johnson against the governor.
Even after a judge granted the TRO sought by public employee unions, there were more furlough protests.
Carib World News: “With months to go before he is set to leave office, (Paterson) is finally doing something right.”
Paterson spokesman Morgan Hook defended his boss’ decision not to continue his own 10 percent pay cut, saying: “(The governor) has already given back more of his salary than any public-employee union member.”
Headline from the Dunkirk Observer: “President Finally Visits Western New York.”
While in Buffalo, Obama insisted the economy is moving in the “right direction.”
At the DCCC fundraiser, Obama tried out some metaphors while criticizing the GOP.
Elena Kagan gave Obama – and other Democrats – campaign cash when she was dean of Harvard Law.
Former Assembly Education Committee Chairman Steve Sanders explains his “evolution” on charter schools.
The Charter Revision Commission will discuss term limits on May 25.
The growth of CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s salary has vastly outpaced that of his faculty.
Monroe County Republicans nominated former Buffalo Bills player Fred Smerlas to challenge Rep. Louise Slaughter, even though he hasn’t yet decided to run.
Key Republicans signaled a willingness to vote “yes” on Kagan’s confirmation.
A number of the state’s top-earning retirees are Long Islanders.
The state and city comptrollers are collaborating on an audit of an MTA.
Former Sen. Efrain Gonzalez Jr. did himself no favors when he sought to withdraw his guilty plea on corruption charges.
Assemblyman Marc Butler might have an opponent.
Your computer keyboard might kill you.
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