Mayor Bloomberg eulogized former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, calling him “our Moses – just with a little less hair.”
He had a big brain,” former President Clinton told the VIP-studded audience at Koch’s funeral. “He had a bigger heart.”
Hillary Clinton was not present. Bill Clinton said his wife had five hours of tests on Sunday and was told to “take it easy for another month.”
An organist began playing the famed Frank Sinatra song “New York, New York” as Koch’s casket was carried out of Temple Emanu-El.
Clinton and Gov. Andrew Cuomo shared a moment at the funeral.
Politico’s Roger Simon recalls Al Gore’s visit to Koch’s “lucky corner” on the Upper East Side in 1988. (Bonus vintage photo of Cuomo included).
EJ McMahon: “Koch also had two characteristics especially valuable in a government executive during a fiscal crisis: He was a realist, and he could count.”
Both Fred Dicker and Wayne Barrett suggest the “Vote for Cuomo, Not the Homo” signs of the 1977 NYC mayor’s race were an urban legend.
The New York City Districting Commission publicly released a newly revised district plan for the 51 NYC Council district prior to its Feb. 6 public meeting.
Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee grilled Cuomo’s first Court of Appeals nominee, Jenny Rivera, and then put off a vote until tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says last night’s Super Bowl blackout wasn’t Beyonce’s fault. Phew.
President Obama appeared in Minneapolis today to make his first push outside Washington for new gun control legislation.
…The city – once known as “Murder-opolis” – played a role in passage of the 1994 assault weapons ban.
Democrats on the Westchester County Board of Legislators slammed County Executive Robert Astorino for referring to Cuomo’s pension-smoothing plan as “crack cocaine.”
Lloyd Green, former opposition research counsel to the George H.W. Bush campaign, warns Republicans to be “afraid, very afraid” of Hillary Clinton 2016.
Clinton polls well in Texas, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the state is in play for any Democrat other than her.
If not Clinton, then perhaps Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in 2016?
The White House is on the defensive for its decision to release a photo of the president skeet shooting at Camp David.
As Cuomo leads the charge for three (or four) new casinos upstate, Resorts World Casino is on the verge of launching an aggressive strategy to lure tourists to its Queens location at the Aqueduct Raceway.
The Brennan Center proposes a fix for long lines at the voting booth.
Actor-turned-activist Mark Ruffalo (AKA: The Hulk) pledged to “cream” Cuomo if he opens New York to fracking.
A vote for SoP in Chris Cillizza’s “best state political blogs” contest would be greatly appreciated.
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