The Weekend That Was
Some Democrats are pleased because they think Ryan will be a liability for Romney and all down-ballot Republicans.
If you live in a congressional district with a competitive race, get ready to hear a lot about Medicare this election season.
One Democrat who approves of Ryan-for-VP: Democratic former NYC Councilman/state Senate candidate Simcha Felder.
“Mitt Romney’s safe and squishy campaign just took on a much harder edge,” says the Gray Lady, which does not approve of the selection of congressman – or his signature budget plan – at all.
Team Romney hasn’t fully embraced Ryan’s budget plan.
The DN called the pick a “boldly clarifying jolt” for the sleepy presidential contest and a “battle cry” for Romney.
The NY Post admits picking Ryan was risky for Romney, but says he “did the nation a favor by making the choice between him and Obama clear.”
Romney and Ryan will split up and campaign separately until the GOP convention in Tampa, FL.
Then Gen. David Petraeus-as-VP rumor was “an intentional deceit used to drive the Obama people crazy,” a GOP insider told the NY Post.
Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera has a “private” Facebook page where she posts pictures of her former staffer/boyfriend as “Daniela” (her middle name).
The Rivera Facebook page discovery might have something to do with the ongoing political war between Rep. Nydia Velazquez and the Dilan family.
Doe Fund founder George McDonald is considering a NYC mayoral run on the GOP line.
Bike advocates have done well during the Bloomberg years, but are preparing to play defense with the next administration.
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries wrote Friday to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, demanding that the agency that provides NYCHA with most of its funds look into what he dubbed “possible mismanagement” of the money.
Farmers markets are flourishing in New York City.
Fareed Zakaria’s TIME column and popular CNN show were suspended Friday after media watchers uncovered plagiarism in the work of the much-lauded writer with degrees from both Harvard and Yale.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is doing her homework about municipal bankruptcy – just in case.
There’s an “upstate Donald Trump” of synthetic drugs who’s making money hand-over-fist as authorities scramble to try to shut him down.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talked a lot about “accountability and transparency” during a trip to UAlbany.
Assemblyman Sean M. Ryan has appealed a judge’s ruling that keeps his rival, Joseph A. Mascia, on the Sept. 13 Democratic primary ballot.
A state Supreme Court justice dismissed Senate candidate Amy Hope Witryol’s lawsuit challenging the integrity of nominating petitions filed by Working Families Party candidate Timothy Moriarity in the 62nd SD race.
Rudy Giuliani is headed back to New Hampshire.
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