The Weekend That Was
Rudy Giuliani blamed “a policy of political correctness” for missed signals in recent terrorism investigations.
US AG Eric Holder said the Pakistani Taliban was behind the botched Times Square car bombing.
Here’s the full transcript of the Giuliani and Holder interviews by Jake Tapper.
Mayor Bloomberg will visit London to view its security camera network and wants to spend $200 million on something similar for Lower Manhattan and eventually Midtown.
Bloomberg was “monitoring” the Staten Island ferry crash from an undisclosed location.
The fateful ferry was the same one involved in a deadly crash seven years ago.
Crash-related lawsuits against the city are likely in the offing.
Paterson was also in Times Square, where he said he’s thinking about creating a public task force to his homeland security operation.
Rick Lazio expressed concern about favoritism at the upcoming state GOP convention.
“I don’t like to be the Cassandra all the time. It’s not fun,” said LG Richard Ravitch, who is growing increasingly frustrated with his odd-man-out role at the Capitol.
Five New York House members spent more than $200,000 each on communicating with constituents, with Rep. Dan Maffei topping the list at $308,641.
It’s “convenient” for the mayor to blame Albany for the city’s budget woes, but not entirely accurate, Adam Lisberg says.
Horse breeders and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce are threatening to sue NYRA.
A politically-connected West Harlem group is in disarray and hasn’t spent any of the $76 million intended to help community residents.
The furlough budget extender coming up for a vote tomorrow has an escape clause.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew apologized to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein for his “numbnuts” comment.
Carl Paladino’s radio and TV ads hit the airwaves tomorrow.
This could be a problem for the Senate GOP.
CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein needed some convincing to chair the Charter Revision Commission.
Sen. Chuck Schumer will be in Buffalo to talk about the economy tomorrow.
Ex-CIA officer Gary Berntsen has decided to challenge Schumer instead of running for Congress in NY-1.
The DN slams Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for refusing to acknowledge that gerrymandering strengthens the hand of incumbents.
The Times urges Bloomberg and the teachers union to work together on a “a comprehensive, transparent and rigorous teacher-evaluation system” and get the state to go along with it.
The state’s budget woes could result in the closure of 55 parks and historic sites around New York this summer, with curtailed hours at others.
The Poughkeepsie Journal beats the drum for a budget deal ASAP.
The Times gives a shout-out to the anti-corruption bill being pushed in Albany by Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. and others.
Someone needs to be educated on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s title.
Army Secretary John McHugh will be protested when he comes to get his honorary degree at SUNY Oswego.
White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley is due back in court tomorrow.
The Syracuse Post-Standard is opposed to Assemblyman Richard Brodsky’s organ donation bill.
Former Rep. Eric Massa’s district office is still open.
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