President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are meeting at the White House.
The UFCW issued the first labor endorsement of the 2013 NYC mayoral campaign, throwing its support to Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
…The union was the first to endorse Mayor Bloomberg after he changed term limits – with Quinn’s assistance – and ran for a third term in 2009.
The ladies of “The View” got into a heated debate over whether one of their own, Barbara Walters, should have asked NJ Gov. Chris Christie about his weight.
“Being obese, and he certainly is, makes everyone assume he is a heart attack waiting to happen,” said Ed Rollins, who managed the 2008 presidential campaign of a previously heavy pol: Ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Also, according to Walters, Bill wants Hill to run in 2016, but she’s “not so sure.”
Barbra Streisand hopes after a four-year “rest” Hillary Clinton will run because she would “be a great woman president.”
Queens Democrats are mulling putting someone up to primary the IDC’s newest member, Sen. Malcolm Smith (assuming he runs again), perhaps NYC Councilman Leroy Comrie (if he doesn’t run for borough president).
Jamaica pastor and activist the Rev. Charles Norris called Smith a “traitor” who should be “impeached” or recalled (if New York allowed for that sort of thing).
Newark Mayor Cory Booker made his Daily Show debut.
An appellate court has rejected a motion to stall ballot counting in the five-county 46th Senate District, and elections officials are scheduled to begin opening roughly 385 ballots tomorrow morning.
Politico’s Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman shut down their campaign 2012 blog.
Former JCOPE commissioner Ravi Batra has been cited by the Huffington Post on a list of “brave employees who stood up to the boss.”
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley released her “vetting” of would-be US senator Stephen Colbert.
Former Wyoming Sen. Alan K. Simpson is jealous of the Ed Koch Bridge (AKA the Queensboro). “I said, Ed, you old S.O.B. They haven’t even named an outdoor toilet seat after me here in Wyoming.”
The Citizens Budget Commission released an interactive map that lets you see how transportation spending per pupil varies by school district across the state.
AG Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court against American Tree Company and its principals for price gouging consumers during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
The man behind the soon-to-relaunch PoliticsNY.net is GOP consultant Michael Caputo.
The NYCC Board of Directors appointed the organization’s former organizing director, Jonathan Westin, as the new executive director, filling the shoes of the late Jon Kest. (No link).
Colin Quinn on Cuomo: “I didn’t know the governor was a psychopath.”
Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for US secretary of state. President Obama’s reaction:
“While I deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on Susan Rice in recent weeks, her decision demonstrates the strength of her character, and an admirable commitment to rise above the politics of the moment to put our national interests first. The American people can be proud to have a public servant of her caliber and character representing our country.”
Some enterprising PR shop needs to replicate this in New York.
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