President Obama’s trip to New York City to view Sandy damage will reportedly include a visit to Staten Island.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will celebrate his 55th birthday with a fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria. Tickets start at $1,500 and go up to $25,000 for “hosts.”
Greg David: “You are right, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, LIPA is not a God-given monopoly. It was a monopoly given by your father.”
Rep. Pete King says the FBI had an obligation to tell the president what it knew about David Petraeus’ affair ASAP.
King also called the Petraeus mess a “crisis” of “major proportions.”
“Furious would be an understatement” in describing how Petraeus’ wife, Holly, is feeling at the moment, according to a friend.
Outgoing Rep. Nan Hayworth on losing her seat: “…I’m confident I’ll find other ways to be useful. It’s a tough life.”
New York’s business community is very worried about the Democrats’ potential return to power in the state Senate.
Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs wishes the party put more muscle behind Daniel Ross’ challenge of Sen. Jack Martins, and believes he still has an “outside chance” to win.
The Democrats continue to be hopeful about a potential upset of Sen. Greg Ball by Justin Wagner.
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s spokeswoman’s response to Fred Dicker’s column: “(Sharpton) supported most of the Senate Democrats and is appealing to them to not be so inflexible that they can’t agree on whomever is chosen.”
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel insists: “(T)here is no such thing as a safe Republican district in New York any more. Not one.”
IS NYC entering into a new era of public transportation, post-Sandy?
US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand won’t compete with incoming Sen. Elizabeth Warren for a spot on the Banking Committee.
Secession petitions have been filed by residents of: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
New Jersey, which was the first to embrace gas rationing after Sandy, will be the first to jettison it as of 6 a.m. tomorrow.
There’s a new advocacy group for NYC subway and bus riders.
The state Association of Counties wants the state to take over their cost for pre-school special education programs, which provide services to children with disabilities aged 3 through 5.
The return of Michael Steele?
The Rolling Stones will play the Barclays Center Dec. 8 as part of the band’s mini-tour to celebrate its 50th anniversary
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