UPDATE: MTA Chairman Joe Lhota will reportedly resign Friday to announce his 2013 candidacy for New York City mayor as a Republican.
The NRA, which has been silent since the Newtown massacre, will hold a “major” press conference Friday in the D.C. area, and is “prepared to offering meaninful contributions to make sure this never happens again.”
The White House says President Barack Obama is “actively supportive” of efforts on Capitol Hill to reinstate an assault weapons ban.
Cerberus Capital Management, a politically-connected private equity firm, announced it will immediately sell the company that made the assault-style rifle used in the Newtown shootings.
A convicted fraudster tried to pressure Rep. Kathy Hochul to convince her US Attorney husband to dismiss the case against him in return for a political favor. She contacted the FBI instead.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave himself high marks in his two-year progress report.
New Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is not only the first woman to hold a legislative leadership post in Albany, but also the first suburban Senate Democratic leader in a century.
The art, photos and ephemera on Stewart-Cousins’ desk and in her office says a lot about her.
Remembering Beatrice Tedisco, mother of Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, who died at the age of 97.
“Rodham” is one of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.
Cory Booker likely won’t challenge New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2014 but instead launch a bid for a U.S. Senate seat.
Cuomo is declining to put a timetable on JCOPE’s investigation of the Assemblyman Vito Lopez harassment scandal.
Booker’s fundraising advisor and former City Hall staffer Bari Mattes purchased the web domains for BookerForSenate, BookerForGovernor and CoryBookerforPresident, which expires in 2013.
RIP Frank J. Macchiarola, “widely regarded as one of the canniest and most effective New York City schools chancellors of the last half-century.”
The Citizens Budget Commission lists “four important challenges” facing state leaders – particularly Cuomo – as they prepare the 2013-14 state budget.
Trying to learn the ropes in D.C. , Congresswoman-elect Grace Meng feels “like a high school or college student all over again. ‘
Alexis Grenell considers the chaging role of political spouses, vis-a-vis the Chirlane McCray sexuality story.
Ben Affleck for Senate?
The WFP has launched an on-line petition calling on Sen. Chuck Schumer to lead the charge for filibuster reform.
Environmental Advocates of New York was disappointed by Cuomo’s veto of a bill to increase state support of the Environmental Protection Fund, and hopes he’ll announce a renewed commitment to the program in his executive budget.
Gregory Brunelle has replaced ex-Director of Emergency Management Steven Kuhr, who was dismissed in October for getting public works officials to remove a downed tree from his Long Island property after Hurricane Sandy.
Rep. Gregory Meeks, former Assemblyman Mel Miller, former Rep. Floyd Flake, former Bronx Borough president Fernando Ferrer, and former Sen. Al D’Amato helped 2013 NYC mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson raise campaign cash.
Check out Sen. Kevin Parker’s 80′s hip-hop dance moves! After the jump
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