The Weekend That Was
President Obama marked Veterans Day, and promised benefits for service members once they return from overseas.
The fallout from l’affaire Petraeus (literally) continues.
The identity of the woman who reportedly received harassing emails from the CIA’s biographer/mistress that eventually led to an FBI investigation and his resignation has been revealed.
Rep. Pete King thinks the timeline of the FBI investigation “doesn’t add up,” and “has to be looked at.”
Petraeus had been scheduled to appear before the intelligence committees on Thursday to testify on what the CIA knew and what it told the White House before, during and after the attack in Benghazi. The CIA’s deputy director, Michael Morell, will testify instead.
“This is a very convenient way to get the administration out of a very very difficult situation,” former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani said of Petraeus’ resignation.
Also, PATH rail service will resume at the Newark Penn and Harrison stations in New Jersey to Manhattan beginning tomorrow at 5 a.m.
The Bloomberg administration and FEMA have launched NYC Rapid Repairs, a new service that will help homeowners hobbled by the hurricane get the help they need rebuild.
A LIPA official admitted the utility “had a Katrina moment.”
Twelve days after the Sandy surge whacked the city, half of the New Yorkers still without heat, hot water or power were in public housing.
Recanvassing in the 46th SD race (Cecilia Tkaczyk vs. Assemblyman George Amedore) will start Tuesday. The absentee ballot counting will start next Monday, Nov. 19, and the hope is to have the race settled by Dec. 1.
As the battle for control of the state Senate shifts from voting booths to the final ballot counts, the fate of major policy issues in New York will likely rest on whether Democrats or Republicans come out on top.
Not everyone agrees with Cuomo’s suggestion that global warming caused Sandy.
Hillary Clinton’s next job: Hosting a TV decorating show?
In the meantime, she’s still US secretary of state, and is headed to Australia and Singapore.
State GOP Chairman Ed Cox sees only good things ahead for the party, while admitting the results of the Nov. 6 elections were pretty crummy for Republicans.
The GOP gets another crack at taking control of the US Senate in 2014, when 20 Democrats have to defend their seats, compared to just 13 Republicans.
Ursula Rozum didn’t win the NY-24 race, but she did register the best performance by a Green Party candidate in a Syracuse-area congressional race, and she’s pleased with that.
NY-24 Congressman-elect Dan Maffei won in part due to a rapidly shifting electorate in Onondaga County, but also because of a huge Democratic turnout for Obama.
WNY Democrats are doing some soul searching – and finger pointing – after losing three key offices on Election Day. (Subscription).
Pollster Doug Schoen explains how Obama won the support of two key voting blocs: Self-described moderates and independents.
The improbably 3rd AD race on Long Island is headed for a recount.
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota has apologized for saying Mayor Bloomberg acted “like an idiot” when he predicted the Queens-Midtown tunnel might open early.
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