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'Another Politician'

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WNYC

Jimmy Siegel's soaring music and 30-second biopic ad includes this pithy line which seperates Sean Coffey from the four other Democratic attorney general candidates: "New Yorkers don't need another politician seeking office."

Unambiguously latching onto the anti-incumbency feeling out there.

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The Lede: Showdown Talk, Power Shift

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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The next state budget showdown: soda tax or a shutdown.

DJ is not commenting to authorities about domestic violence allegations against him.
 
Beveridge: "[T]he population and power shift from upstate to downstate continued unabated."

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Roundup: Dicker and Carroll

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Dicker and Carroll fight over Q poll results. Dicker: "ginned up" results.

Bloomberg defends Tusk and blanks out on an important detail.

Gaskellblog arrives.

Hennelly covers the AG fight.

Legistorm covers Meeks.

So does TPM.

Gillibrand wants earmark transparency.

Parker and Diaz have a polite discussion.

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'The Kiss'

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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The message in Rick Lazio’s web ad is that Andrew Cuomo is a product of Albany, and despite his current rhetoric, holds great affection for its current powerbrokers, namely, Sheldon Silver.

 

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The Lede: Blago

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Bradley Tusk said Blagojevich tried to shake down Rahm Emanuel.

Blago, via Tusk, wanted Emanuel to sign a letter defending the governor. Emanuel wanted funding for a school in his district.

NYT: "Asked if Mr. Tusk had encouraged the mayor to give to Mr. Blagojevich, Mr. Loeser declined to answer."

 

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Q poll: Below 50%, Gillibrand Leads

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand leads her two Republican rivals, but her numbers are below 50 percent in nearly every category across the board, according to the Quinnipiac poll released today.

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Q Poll: Cuomo Leads, But Voters Want Budget Info

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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In the latest Quinnipiac poll, 64 - 21 percent of voters say Democrat Andrew Cuomo isn't explaining enough how he'd fix the state's budget problems.

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Roundup: Hash, Smoke, Tabloids

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Paychecks delayed.

Savino will quit smoking.

Cuomo didn’t do anything harder than marijuana.

Liz says we can expect to travel a lot if Cuomo becomes governor.

Lazio will release his info.

Lee explains the investigation into him and his colleagues.

Wilson won’t say how much he’ll give his campaign.

King and Wilson trade jabs about transparency.

Farrell glosses over pesky details about taxing cigarettes.

Cuza said Rice “did nothing to dispel that notion” that she’s Cuomo’s preferred candidate.

Lopez and Levin fight Reyna and Velazquez over Domino.

Citizen Budget Commission identifies “at least 50 two-house bills” that would “sweeten” benefits for public employees.

What Koch’s approval looks like.

Video from today’s Council hearing on technology.

One techie’s testimony about NYC releasing raw data.

If only the Roosevelt Island Board of Directors were more transparent.

Tasini goes to a barber shop as lefty as he is. On Obama: “You can’t expect a guy who is essentially a politician to do more than he’s going to do if the people aren’t in the streets.”

John Edwards’s favorite tabloid is moving to One Park Avenue.

Booker backs Christie’s property tax cap.

And Rahm gently disputes a story that he's quitting the White House: “BS,” “baseless” and “ludicrous.”

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Mail from Maloney

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Reshma Saujani isn't the only one sending out campaign mail in the 14th congressional district.

 

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Cuomo: 'I Did Experiment with Marijuana'

Monday, June 21, 2010

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As the Democratic candidates for attorney general debate who did -- and possibly didn't -- support the changes to the Rockefeller Drug Laws, the current attorney general said he used marijuana.

"I did experiment with marijuana when I was a youth," Andrew Cuomo. "In no way do I suggest that any young people should do any experimentation whatsoever."

Cuomo was speaking at a press conference this morning where he announced his latest effort to crack down on child pornography on social media sites.

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The Debate Debate in the AG Race

Monday, June 21, 2010

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One of the most important parts of any campaign is getting opponents to answer the questions you want them to. It’s the debate about the debate, if you will.

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Obama Club Backs Tasini Over Rangel

Monday, June 21, 2010

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The Barack Obama Democratic Club of Northern Manahttan voted to endorse Jonathan Tasini in the race for the seat currently held by Rep. Charlie Rangel, according to reliable gadfly Alan Flacks.

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Monday: Domino, Lewis, Open Data

Monday, June 21, 2010

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9:30 a.m. Diana Reyna speaks out about the development planned for the Domino Sugar Factory, on the City Hall steps.

10 a.m. Vito Lopez, Steve Levin and Joe Lentol speak out about the Domino Sugary Factory development plans, on the City Hall steps.

10 a.m. Fred Dicker talks to Stuart Appelbaum and Brendan Quinn.

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The Lede: Ravitch's Story, Meeks' Loans

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Dick Ravitch on This American Life.

Four murders in one night.

Eric Adams will run for mayor if Bill Thompson doesn't.

Montgomery on Cuomo's diversity: "I don't have signals from him yet that some of the issues central to communities of color are really on his radar yet."

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The Lede: Sampson Leaks, Floyd Deals

Friday, June 18, 2010

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Cuomo would cut the budget by eliminating government agencies.

Barone: "A Tea Party candidate? Some right-wing Republican? No, it's Andrew Cuomo, son of three-term Democratic Gov. Mario Cuomo."

Cuomo spoke about cracking down on pension abuses.

The Post opposes Paterson's plan to tax insurance premiums.

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The Lede: Paterson's Deadline, Sampson's Meeting

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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NYT: "Despite what Mr. Paterson said, a new budget will almost certainly include borrowing

Paterson's June 28 budget deadline--and vow to oppose borrowing--"blindsided lawmakers."

Delen Goldberg: "Even if the most extreme cuts are adopted, that would leave a $6.6 billion deficit. Where will that money come from? Most likely, tax increases."

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Roundup: Murphy, Megna, Halloran

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Unspinnable realities,” determine Obama’s fate.

Sampson: “I like my tobacco bonds.”

Ravitch: “[N]obody’s asked for my opinion”

DiNapoli says the budget is late.

Bloomberg and Quinn yell at Albany for more money.

Halloran yells at (and films) a cop.

Parker’s fight bill advances.

Silver says borrowing isn’t needed.

Murphy: “I am proud to accept the endorsement of the Independence Party of New York.”

Port Chester breaks a barrier.

Pawlenty sticks a toe in early states.

And from Mark Green: “More recently, Mr. Bloomberg told a friend that he'd think about running for president as an independent in 2012 if he could break the 'political habit of voting by party.'"

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The Lede: For Independence, Probes and a Primary

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Vance's probe is focusing on the independence Party; Cuomo on the defensive.

State Board of Elections officlas are looking at the Independence Party also.

Tobacco may run a primary against McMahon, for the Independence Party nomination.

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Wednesday: Public Integrity

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Marathon man Phil Singer is a year older.

Congress continues deliberation on Rep. Barney Frank’s Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010.

Rep. Charlie Rangel introduces  a resolution recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

9 a.m. Michael Bloomberg presents an award to Friends of the High Line, at 10th Avenue and 16th Street.

9:30 a.m. Jessica Lappin, Karen Koslowitz and others discuss strengthening the enforcement of food vendor laws, on the steps of City Hall.

10 a.m. The City Council holds a hearing about revoking food vendor permits for parking violations, on the 16th floor of 250 Broadway.

10 a.m. Joel Klein participates in a fitness demonstration, at 2100 Walton Avenue, in the Bronx.

10 a.m. The City Council holds a hearing to identify buildings whose conditions trigger allergies and asthma, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

10 a.m. The City Council holds a hearing on a pilot program to eliminate mold and vermin conditions in housing units, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

10 a.m. The City Council holds a hearing on closing the gender wage gap, on the 14th floor of 250 Broadway.

10:30 a.m. The State Senate has a hearing on violent youths being released prematurely, at Hearing Room A in the LOB, in Albany. Live video here.

11 a.m. David Paterson holds a meting with legislative leaders, in the Red Room of the Capitol, in Albany.

Noon. James Sanders, Liz Crowley, Steve Cassidy, Al Hagan and others rally to prevent fire house closures, at 1615 Central Avenue, in Far Rockaway.

1 p.m. The City Council holds a hearing about requiring the City Clerk to provide information about same-sex marriages, on the 14th floor of 250 Broadway.

1 p.m. The City Council has a hearing on Paterson’s Immigrant Pardon Board, on the 16th floor of 250 Broadway.

3 p.m. The City Council’s Progressive Caucus discusses “revenue raising options” for the city budget, on the steps of City Hall.

5:30 p.m. Dan Maffei is a guest speaker on an AARP telephone town hall.

6 p.m. Crowley has a fund-raiser at 63-98 Woodhaven Boulevard, in Queens.

6 p.m. The Charter Revision Commission holds a hearing on “public integrity” and takes expert testimony from several invited guests, at 160 Convent Avenue. Live video streaming here.

6:30 p.m. Brooklyn Young Republicans have their annual party, at 174 Smith Street.

8 p.m. Gustavo Rivera has a comedy fund-raiser at 240 West 54th Street.

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Roundup: Bloomberg's Lobby, School Safety

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Paterson: “I don’t think I should be setting up a layoff plan for the next governor to do.”

A homeless advocacy group wants a better definition for “disorderly conduct.”

Medina: “The city will spend an estimated $296 million on school safety, a $5.4 million increase. In 2008, the budget was roughly $204 million.”

Pillifant: “Mr. Barron seems to be the most outspoken among black leaders concerned about the diversity in Mr. Cuomo's camp.”

Bloomerg and the Hotel Trades team up against cheap hotels.

Cuomo's mom: "I am very happy but then I get sad, because I know he is going to have a lot of work to do and I know how he works"

NY Law Journal eyes the AG race.

Question-time legislation passed the state Senate.

Wendy Williams advice to NYS Senate: “If a gay person wants to get married they should be allowed to get married.”

Kerry Kennedy teams up with Pedro Espada, Jr.

Richard Brodsky takes on Google.

And pictured above is Michael Bloomberg, Dick Brown and Howard Wolfson who, among others, traveled to Albany lobbying (unsuccessfully) for gun-control legislation.

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