Mitt Romney is in Tampa a day earlier than scheduled and just hours before Hurricane Isaac is forecast to hit the Gulf Coast.
Roger Stone held court at a steakhouse at the Seminole Hard Rock casino outside Tampa and recalled GOP conventions past.
For the record, I have not been to Arianna Huffington’s convention oasis yet, and doubt I’ll have time to get there.
WFP Executive Director Dan Cantor said Vito Lopez’s decision to give up his post as Brooklyn Democratic chairman isn’t enough, insisting he resign from his Assembly seat, too.
Mayor Bloomberg, who has often been allied with Lopez in the past, declined to weigh in on the Lopez mess.
Gloria Allred, who represented at least one woman who settled with Lopez, said her firm has “never requested or insisted that a legislative committee or other body not proceed with an investigation.”
Gatemouth would like to see NYC Councilwoman Diana Reyna challenge Lopez this fall. (There’s no time to file an independent nominating petitions, he says, so she would have to mount a write-in campaign).
Five facts about former Assemblyman Frank Seddio, the leading candidate to replace Lopez as Brooklyn Democratic chairman.
The state will spend $1 million to spur a regional marketing plan aimed at highlighting New York’s historical assets, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. The project is being called “Path Through History.”
Here’s the letter sent by Smithtown Conservative Robert J. Creighton to the Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into allegations that Rep. Tim Bishop improperly solicited a donation from a constituent who sought his help obtaining a local fireworks permit.
An email mistakenly sent to The Journal News revealed Sen. Greg Ball directed his staff to get letters to the editor “done” that praise him and attack his opponent.
India West reported on GOP congressional hopeful Matt Doheny’s recent fundraising trip to California.
The Syracuse Post-Standard has merged with Syracuse.com and will soon only publish a hard copy newspaper three days a week.
There will be staff reductions at the Post-Standard, but possibly more reporters.
A new report finds New York has about $300 billion worth of debt, putting it second in the nation to California, which has $617 billion.
Chris Bragg is back in the blogging business, thankfully.
(Another Bragg piece): NYC Councilman Dan Halloran is campaigning for Congress on a shoestring budget, and was able to travel to Israel – in style – thanks to funding from a Brooklyn nonprofit, the World Committee.
Mika Brzezinski said Monday’s “Morning Joe”, during which Chris Matthews had a shouting match with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, “wasn’t our best show.”
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