House Speaker John Boehner told his conference members he’s done with private, one-on-one negotiations with President Obama.
Rep. Pete King says he’s confident Boehner will schedule a vote Friday for $9 billion in flood insurance and another on Jan. 15 for a remaining $51 billion in the Sandy disaster aid package.
Although they were both initially furious with Boehner for delaying the Sandy vote, Reps. King and Michael Grimm have since said they’ll vote for him tomorrow.
Boehner may be on thin ice in the speakership vote, but the problem for his detractors is: Who’s the alternative?
NJ Gov. Chris Christie let Boehner – and the House – have it, saying the failure to vote on a Sandy bill “was disappointing and disgusting to watch.”
Reid Pillifant says it’s no surprise Boehner declined to bring the Sandy bill to the floor after the bruising fiscal cliff battle in his own conference.
The House Democrats should enjoy the Republicans’ discomfort while they can; their day is coming.
Rep. Jerry Nadler on how the president can solve the next debt ceiling crisis: “(A)ll you do is you tell the Federal Reserve to make a platinum coin for one trillion dollars, and then you deposit it in the Treasury account, and you pay your bills.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was all smiles as she left the NYC hospital where she was receiving treatment for a blood clot in her head. (Officials later said she left only briefly for additional testing and has not yet been discharged).
UPDATE: According to the State Department, Clinton has indeed been discharged and is en route home, expected to make a full recovery and anxious to return to work. And here’s the official statement:
“Secretary Clinton was discharged from the hospital this evening. Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery. She’s eager to get back to the office, and we will keep you updated on her schedule as it becomes clearer in the coming days.”
“Both she and her family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care she received from the doctors, nurses and staff at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center.”
EJ McMahon’s take on the fiscal cliff deal: It could have been worse for New York.
Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago.
The always nattily-attired Roger Stone is out with his 6th annual best and worst dressed list for 2012. (Though he’s a libertarian/conservative, the list is bipartisan).
Behold, the AP’s helpful presidential inauguration style guide. (These are for writing, and not to be confused with Stone’s tips on how to dress “right”).
The Journal News has hired armed security guards for its HQ after receiving a high volume of “negative correspondence” since publishing the names and addresses of gun owners.
The Herkimer County Snowmobile Association treasurer falsified documents and redirected money from the association to another snowmobile club, according to an audit from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Sources familiar with the work of Cuomo’s education commission say its chairman, Dick Parsons, was prepared to meet a Dec. 1 report deadline, but Cuomo wanted to wait. (The report came out today).
Only nine of New York’s public school districts have not submitted teacher evaluation plans to the state Education Department.
Allies of Democratic state Senate candidate Cecilia Tkaczyk have launched an on-line petition to urge appellate court judges to let all outstanding votes in the 46th SD race be counted.
Former NYC Public Advocate Mark Green endorsed his former staffer Ben Kallos’ NYC Council bid.
It wouldn’t be a NY Christmas without this.
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