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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love...and Money

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dealing with money in relationships is often stressful. For the new episode out today, Anna Sale, host of WNYC's podcast Death Sex & Moneytalked to several couples trying to balance their checkbooks with their love life -- from a couple that thought they had money all figured out until they had a daughter and one partner stayed home; to an engaged couple that broke it off after they couldn't agree to the terms of a pre-nup.

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Finding Good Advice in Strange Places

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The tradition of writing to a wise person for advice is alive and well. And if you're a political reporter—or if you're dating one—the person you might find yourself writing to for romantic advice might be a senator.

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Powerful People: Edward Snowden, Idina Menzel, Shakespeare and Kevin Spacey

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Anna Sale fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison talks about interviewing former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and why he says he leaked thousands of secret documents. Idina Menzel, director Michael Greif, and lyricist Brian Yorkey talk about the new Broadway musical “If/Then.” James Shapiro explains how William Shakespeare has influenced American literature. And Kevin Spacey, artistic director of London’s Old Vic, talks about the Bridge Project and traveling across three continents to perform “Richard III.”

Strong Convictions: Unshakable Faith and Covering Poverty

Monday, April 21, 2014

Anna Sale fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Journalist Will Storr discusses tracking down climate change skeptics, devout creationists, and Holocaust deniers for his book, The Unpersuadables. Our Strapped series continues with a look at how the media reports on poverty and why the issue remains largely under-covered. Tony Dokoupil tells how his father went from small-time pot dealer to smuggling multiple tons of marijuana in the 1980s, exploding his life in the process.

What Influences Us: Gandhi, Stress, and Empathy

Friday, April 18, 2014

Anna Sale fills in for Leonard. On today’s show: Ramachandra Guha talks about the first volume of his biography of Mohandas Gandhi, about Gandhi’s years in London and colonial South Africa. Brigid Schulte looks at why so many of us are overwhelmed by work and life. Robert Sitton discusses the life and work of Iris Barry, who founded the film department at MoMA and was its first curator. And our latest Please Explain is all about empathy.

This Week in Politics: Could Staten Island Go Democrat?

Saturday, November 02, 2013

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Staten Island has traditionally been a Republican stronghold.  Joe Lhota campaigned there Friday with the former Mayor, Rudy Giuliani.  But with Bill de Blasio looking at historic margins, there's a possibility all five boroughs might vote for the Democrat.  Plus — more on who's giving to Bill de Blasio, and how his campaign is getting less and less transparent.

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This Week in Politics: From Warbucks to Megabucks

Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Bill de Blasio is starting to reel in some serious money — behind closed doors. Hillary Clinton is holding a public campaign event in Virginia, but in New York, the press was barred. With a 40 percent gap in the polls, much of the city is beginning to think seriously about what Bill de Blasio will do as Mayor.  And Joe Lhota still can't stop stepping on his own message.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, and Brigid Bergin break it all down. 

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The Lede: Rosy Pension Forecast, Gloomy Jobs Report

Friday, June 03, 2011

Today's jobs report. (bls.gov)

Ugh:"Employment in local government continued to decline over the month (-28,000). Local government has lost 446,000 jobs since an employment peak in September 2008." (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

'We don't yet have a deal.':But there may be a tentative agreement on ethics reform announced today in Albany. (Associated Press)

Liu Dismisses Need for More Pension Reforms:"The entire document is the functional equivalent of whistling a happy tune past the graveyard," says Bloomberg spox. (NY Post)

Bloomberg Blasts Security Funding Cuts:"We already bear too much of the costs for protecting the city, and these proposed cuts would be a severe blow to our counter-terrorism efforts." (NY Daily News)

After 15 Years in Court:Ruling that church services can't be based in school buildings. (WNYC)

Alternatives to Teacher Layoffs in NYC?:"Mr. Walcott’s meandering answer amounted, in the end, to a resounding, 'No.'" (NY Times)

Weighing Cuomo and Constituents on Gay Marriage Vote:"I agree with his sense that this is an equality issue, that if you look at it simply from that, but I have a constituency that doesn't look at it simply as an equality issue." (Albany Times Union)

Weiner's Future:"all the video, all the newspaper pictures, the cartoons—he's become a joke. And that's the worst thing that can happen to you in politics." (Wall Street Journal)

Weiner Constituents:"After Brett Favre, I thought nobody could be that dumb.” (NY Times)
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The Lede: Some Stories Not About Weiner

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Today's front page. (newseum.org)

NY Voters' Views: Support for same-sex marriage higher than ever, compromise mutes support for property tax cap, but still at 60 percent. (Quinnipiac)

Cuomo Drops Secure Communities: “There are concerns about the implementation of the program as well as its impact on families, immigrant communities and law enforcement in New York." (NY Times)

Reaction:"I have people in my district who were afraid to jay walk because they were afraid of being picked up and having their fingerprints sent to the federal government and being deported for a minor infraction." (Wall Street Journal)

Christie's Copter, Christie's Image:"Many parents may like to helicopter to their kids' game, but they can't." (Bloomberg)
Construction Contract Under Scrutiny:"The state disqualified a nonunion contractor that submitted the lowest bid but wouldn't accept the union-friendly terms of the state's agreement." (Wall Street Journal)

.....And, if we really must do this.....

Another perspective on Weiner tweet:"As her mother, I'm really upset." (NY Post)

Twitter's Advice to Capitol Hill:"Sharp yesterday reminded Congress members of some common-sense steps such as using a "strong password" of at least 10 characters, including numbers and symbols." (NY Post)

The Interactive Timeline:he said what? (Salon)

My Name's Weiner Too:"as someone who went through the vast majority of high school without publicly crying, I want you to know something, Anthony: it gets better." (Vanity Fair)
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The Lede: Cuomo's Love, Palin's Pizza, Christie's Copter

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Yes, this happened:"We both encouraged each other to stay in the debate." (nj.com)

In appreciation:"The funny thing is, the unconventional atmosphere of this bus tour, with its official lack of access and official lack of purpose, has yielded some interesting unscripted moments." (Slate)

In disgust:"surreal misses the larger and scarier point of seeing these two together with the press breathlessly waiting for any comment they might deign to share, It misses the point that we have become such a debased culture here at the tail end of a 50-year Age-of-Television epoch that we are now treating reality TV show hosts as serious presidential candidates." (Baltimore Sun)

And today:"We'll highlight the beauty of legal immigrants' work ethic and love of freedom while visiting Ellis Island & Statute of Liberty today." (Twitter)

They Really Like Him!: 61 percent of New York voters like Andrew Cuomo's policies, 61 percent like him personally, 52 percent think he's accessible enough to the media. (Quinnipiac)

Rent Regs Push:"The clock is being run out." (NY Daily News)

Schneiderman's Fracking Fight:"The federal government has an obligation to undertake the necessary studies, and as I made clear last month, this office will compel it to do so." (Elmira Star-Gazette)

Union Rally:"this afternoon at the Capitol to call on the Legislature to pass a same-sex marriage bill." (Associated Press)

State Helicopter: how Christie got to his son's baseball game. (NY Times)

Also on Christie's Schedule: a meeting with Iowa donors about 2012. (nj.com)

Jesse Jackson in New Jersey:"You have the votes. You must not let the governor break your spirit." (Cherry Hill Courier Post)

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Christie Pivots on Climate Change, Pulls NJ out of Cap-and-Trade

Thursday, May 26, 2011

After announcing last year that he was “skeptical” about whether global warming is linked to human activity, Christie today said “climate change is real and it’s impacting our state.” He’s done some reading and had some talks, and though “I’m certainly not a scientist”, he now says “it’s time to defer to the experts.”

Under pressure from the Koch brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity and other conservative groups to pull out of a greenhouse gas limiting program, Christie gave a speech today full of talk about how New Jersey will lead in environmental measures -- oh and he is pulling New Jersey out of the northeast’s cap-and-trade program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (a “gimmicky program that hasn’t worked”). For New Jersey's own good.

While a poll released today by the NRDC indicates that more New Jersey voters want the program than don’t, the move may say more about Christie’s 2012 aspirations than the will of the people of New Jersey.

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The Lede: Bragging Rights, Budget Alternatives, Bad Apples

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Liz Krueger: No Bad Apples. (YNN/Capitol Tonight)

NY26 Stakes:"it's about bragging rights. That's what special elections have become." (Buffalo News)

Corwin's End-of-Campaign Considerations:“I probably would have addressed the Medicare message coming out of my opponent quicker." (NY Times)

One Voter Not Turning Out:"because she lives in a village just outside the borders of New York’s 26th Congressional district, Ms. Hochul cannot vote in her own election." (NY Times)

Is Hochul Just a Better Candidate?: “She’s in the upper echelon of candidates we’ve worked with.” (Washington Post)

No:The 3 NY26 candidates declined live chats with voters. (Buffalo News)

The New CityTime:"in the last six months we've wrestled it down, taken out the main vendor and some of the subcontractors, re-tooled the process and brought it in-house." (Wall Street Journal)

Albany Evaluates Teacher Evaluations:"If we don't do anything, the system has a chance of collapsing." (Albany Times Union)

Pivotal Decision in New Jersey:"The court could order billions of dollars more in schools spending during Mr. Christie's term, pinching spending in other areas." (NY Times)

Ultimate Fighting: passes the Senate. (NY Daily News)

Sheldon's Version of Property Tax Levy Cap:"the Assembly plan loosens the cap, carving out an exception for a portion of future growth in public-employee pension costs." (Wall Street Journal)

Maloney's ERA Pitch:"What is different now is the onslaught against women, the efforts to roll back rights we thought we had." (NY Daily News)

Ticket-Fixing in DUI Case:"The defense claims that she is not credible because of her ticket-fixing." (NY Times)

Alternatives to City Budget Cuts:“There is a tremendous amount of waste regarding outside consultants across city agencies.” (NY Times)

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Cuomo: 'On Issue of Marriage Equality, NY Has Fallen Behind'

Monday, May 23, 2011

"This is a matter of fairness and equality. It is not question of religion or culture , but a question of legal rights and government policy," Cuomo said in the video messages released this morning. He urged New Yorkers to "contact your state legislators and urge them to vote yes on marriage equality."

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The Lede: GOTV and Pre-Return Spin in NY26

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pre-Announcement Announcement: From Tim Pawlenty. (Youtube)

ICYMI: "The governor's record wasn't one of passing austerity budgets, wasn't one of major reforms in the context of government," says Minnesota Republican on Pawlenty's legacy (WNYC)

Mitch Daniels Says Nope:"This year was his big shot." (Indianapolis Star)

GOTV in NY26:"at a campaign stop in North Tonawanda, Hochul went through the math that she hopes will add up to victory Tuesday." (Buffalo News)

Pre-Returns Spin:"A Hochul victory would be 'a major upheaval.'" (Bloomberg)

Jane Corwin's Feet:"The Republican’s feet have blistered as she’s stepped up her campaigning in the homestretch of an unexpectedly competitive special House race." (Politico)

Cuomo:Support Hochul for NY26. (Youtube)

Will NY26 Survive Redistricting?: “My guess is no.” (WNYC)

Fox News and Media Matters:"Brock was willing to pay $86,000 for the privilege of having lunch with Murdoch, Murdoch was willing to pay that much in order not to have lunch with Brock." (NY Mag)

Same-Sex Marriage:"Mr. Cuomo has elevated his engagement amid concerns among advocates that their political momentum has slipped in recent days." (Wall Street Journal)

Republican Lawmaker at Pride Dinner:"Alesi was mentioned a couple of times from the stage, and with about 700 people there, there was a good deal of buzz about it." (NY Post)

Cuomo's 'Dangerous Game':"Andrew Cuomo did all he could to steer the electorate into voting against school budgets" (Albany Times Union)

New Corruption Approach:"Mr. DiNapoli has also agreed to employ a little-known provision of state law to refer any findings from joint investigations to Mr. Schneiderman for criminal prosecution." (NY Times)

Budget Threatens Affordable Housing Goal:"the city has already needed to shift the mix of new units and "preserved" units to make its 165,000 total work." (Wall Street Journal)

No Smoking in City Parks:"The ban is meant to be primarily self-enforcing." (NY Times)

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The Lede: Davis Blames Parties, Bloomberg Blames Albany

Friday, May 20, 2011

Jack Davis' New Ad in NY26:"basically "Death of a Salesman" rewritten by Lou Dobbs." (Twitter)

Jack Davis:""You think I care about the parties?" says Davis. "I've left both of the parties. They've left me." (Slate)

Why to Watch NY26:“Open seats should be more vulnerable to national tides because of the absence of incumbents — and they are.” (MSNBC)

Rubio Endorses Corwin:"Rubio’s voice will be heard on about 60,000 automated phone calls on her behalf across the district." (Buffalo News)

Silver on Lower Manhattan Firehouses:"I think it's inappropriate to use them as a negotiating pawn each year." (NY Daily News)

Bloomberg:"They're the ones that cut all our money...any layoffs we have, just turn to Albany." (Twitter)

Property Tax Deal-making:"I think there is very good to excellent chance that we'll see a real enactment of a property tax cap in June." (Wall Street Journal)

CUNY Credit Transfers:"the plan collides with the university’s defining effort during that same period: raising admission and academic standards at its 11 four-year senior colleges." (New York Times)

Christie's Proposed Medicaid Changes:"a parent with two children would be ineligible, depending on certain factors, if the annual household income was more than roughly $4,650 to $5,375." (Wall Street Journal)

Palin:"I think my problem is that I do have the fire in my belly." (NY Daily News)

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The Lede: Pelosi versus Medicare in NY 26

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pelosi's Puppets: NRCC ties both Democrat Kathy Hochul and Independent Jack Davis to the House Minority Leader. (YNN/Capital Tonight)

Post for Corwin: Hochul "a carbon copy of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- and potentially one more automatic vote for more spending and higher taxes." (NY Post)

Schumer Campaigns for Hochul:"“This has truly become a national referendum on Medicare." (Buffalo News)

Cuomo's Legislative Test:"'Everything is on the table. Everyone has leverage,' said one Democratic insider. 'How the players use it is the ultimate test of gamesmanship. This is political chess at its best.'” (Crain's)

Curb Cap:"Cuomo should drop his campaign to cap local property taxes," say the editors. (NY Times)

Senate Budget:"The Dems are on pace to exceed their $15.2 million legislative budget for the current fiscal year by as much as $1 million." (NY Daily News)

Cuomo and Teachers:"with an apparent ally in Tisch, Cuomo is beginning to exert influence over core education policies, such as how teachers are evaluated." (Albany Times-Union)

Silver on Cuomo:"Members would like to get things done rather than listen to speeches." (NY Daily News)

Buffalo Boycott:"There's not as many students as usual, but it seems like it's the same amount we usually get on a half day," official says of mixed results for parent-driven schools protest. (Buffalo News)

Court Cutbacks: “Delays are going to be more built into everything we do, unfortunately." (NY Times)

Counting Prisoners in Home Districts:""It will be very hard for districts to thrive in the Republican column." (NY Daily News)

Ruben Diaz's Granddaughter:“It is in my blood to stand up for what I believe in — regardless of who I am up against.” she said at counter-protest for gay marriage. (NY Times)

Gay Marriage and Religion:"There are many members who are not going to be voting for a piece of legislation that shuts down Catholic services or adoption agencies." (Wall Street Journal)

Huckabee:"Donald Trump would be better for America than Barack Obama." (NY Post)

Christie and Commuters:"others say that the governor’s policy merely transfers the financial burden from state taxpayers to drivers, not only in New Jersey but also in surrounding states." (NY Times)

Cuomo to Propose New Scaled-Back Pensions:"Tier VI would also require new employees to pay twice as much into their pension plan and will prohibit use of overtime pay to pad pensions." (Associated Press)

ICYMl: Radio on the TV. (NY1)
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The Lede: Tracking NY26, Rapping Fracking

Friday, May 13, 2011

Frack Rap:"Holmes' video, which he did for Studio 20, an NYU graduate journalism program, became an instant hit after it was published last night on explainer.net." (NY Daily News)

That Jack Davis 'Want Punched Out?' Video?: Turns out a Corwin aide was involved. (NY Daily News)

Davis Campaign:"Jack is not going to let politicians and their thugs push the people of Western New York around." (Buffalo News)

Debate Disagreements:"none of those disagreements was as glaring as the one on Medicare." (Buffalo News)

Not About Medicare:"Democrats and the media are deliberately ignoring the real (if mundane) reasons why the Corwin campaign is struggling—namely, GOP infighting that has allowed a third-party candidate to siphon votes," says Kimberley Strassel. (Wall Street Journal)

The Money Race:"Democrat Kathy Hochul pulled in the most money among the three candidates in the special election in New York's 26th District." (National Journal)

Living Wage Battle:"The administration is so full of it, you should consider a high-fiber diet." (NY Post)

Hurt Feelings:"I almost feel I've been criminalized for wanting to be an elected official." (Buffalo News)

Cuomo Walkback:“There are many many good people in the Legislature." (NY Daily News)

Bloomberg on Protests: “'If they thought we should have more money, why don’t they go up to Albany and fight for it?' he said. 'We’ve been up there and we haven’t really got a lot of help.'” (NY Times)

Cuomo's Take:School layoffs not required, "That's what this is about: a bloated management, a bloated bureaucracy of supervisors." (Albany Times Union)

Terrorism Arrest was Local:"An FBI spokesperson confirmed the agency's Joint Terrorism Task Force was aware of the investigation but said that it was not a federal matter." (WNYC)
Schools Staying Open, under New Management:"to qualify for the money, the city has to contract with outside organizations to see if they can do a better job managing the school than the city did."(NY Times)

Trump Brand:"it became clear that Mr. Trump had essentially rented his name to the developments and had no responsibility for their outcomes, according to buyers." (NY Times)

ICYMI:"The Trump name on a property suggests a certain style, a particular attitude, but again, it doesn’t say a thing about who owns it." (WNYC)
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The Lede: Cuomo's Setback, Rajaratnam's Web, Jack Davis' Swing

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Jack Davis:"You want punched out?," Independent candidate for NY-26 seat in Congress asks GOP volunteer. (NY Daily News)

Watch:Other 2 NY-26 candidates -- Republican Jane Corwin and Democrat Kathy Hochul -- debate at 9am. (WGRZ)

Skelos' Unflattering Comparison:compares Cuomo to Spitzer, "unfortunately, I think we’re getting the sense that the governor wants it all his way." (NY1)

Rajaratnam's Web: Relationships behind what prosecutors have called "the biggest insider-trading case in a generation." (NY Times)

Terror Arrests:"A person briefed on the matter said the men had discussed attacking a synagogue although they did not appear to have a particular one in mind." (NY Times)

Proposed Bill for 'Deadbeat Diplomats':"There's no such thing as 'diplomatic immunity' from paying parking tickets." (NY Post)

Union Rejects Concession Deal:"The vote represents the first major setback for Cuomo's ambitious agenda." (Reuters)

Taxi Trip Refusals: The bill passed Wednesday increases the fine for a cabbie's first offense from $350 to $500. (Wall Street Journal)

Rent Wrangling:"The special interests behind the Republican-led affordable housing massacre need to be exposed." (NY Daily News)

Ribbon-Cutting Revelation:"Her voice cracking with emotion, City Councilwoman Annabel Palma (D-Bronx) startled Mayor Bloomberg and other officials by recalling her life some 15 years ago as a homeless and desperate single mom." (NY Post)

Sandra Lee: her shows are nominated for 4 daytime Emmys - for directing, and achievement in hairstyling and makeup. (NY Daily News)

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The Lede: Cuomo's Attack, Bloomberg's Negatives

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cuomo:"If we are to move forward as a state, we need to repair the relationship between our citizens and our state government. The foundation of that relationship is trust." (governor.ny.gov)

Unchanged: voters' disapproval of Bloomberg's handling of schools after firing Cathie Black, according to new poll today. (Quinnipiac Poll)

Cuomo's Diagnosis:"apathetic government that's ineffective." (NY Daily News)

Cuomo's Threat:"'Tell your legislators it’s very simple: pass the bills or don’t come home,' he said. 'Period.'" (NY Times)

Cuomo's Attack:"Not since the campaign last year—when Mr. Cuomo ridiculed Albany as the reincarnation of the notoriously corrupt Tammany Hall—has the governor lashed lawmakers and lobbyists with such biting words." (Wall Street Journal)

Ethics, Property Tax Cap, Gay Marriage:"The issues have almost nothing in common — except the support of a newly elected governor who achieved the rare passage of an on-time state budget and whose popularity polls have swelled to more than 70 percent." (syracuse.com)

After Guilty Plea to Corruption:Putnam Co. Sen. Leibell "has not accepted responsibility for his repeated and prolonged breach of the public’s trust,” say feds in request for harsher sentence. (NY Times)

Hoping to Marry after 60 Years: “We’ve become poster boys — poster seniors, I should say — because even if we don’t live to see it, we’ll have been of some help in getting it to happen." (NY Times)

Obama 'Punts' on Immigration:"He rejected using executive powers to soften the worst aspects of the government's crackdown on the nation's 11 million undocumented residents," writes Juan Gonzalez. (NY Daily News)

After Tax Increase in CT, Layoffs:"A week after shepherding into law the largest tax increase in Connecticut history, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy began issuing layoff notices on Tuesday." (NY Times)

Bill Gallo's Last Cartoon:"it featured the beloved Bertha, who was shown window shopping for a wardrobe while hoping  expecting, even  to receive an invitation to the royal wedding in London." (NY Daily News)

After Trump's Poll Collapse:heading to New Hampshire today. (WMUR)

April 28 - May 26:Nielsen Sweeps Schedule. (Nielsen)
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The Lede: Cuomo Tours, Cuomo Stays Out of Sight

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Boehner Campaigns in NY-26:"Anytime there’s a race this tight, especially a special election, you have to bring out the firepower," local GOP activist says. (NY Times)

Hitting the Road:Cuomo kicks of "People First" tour in Syracuse today. (syracuse.com)

Out of Sight:"the contrast to Cuomo's famously voluble father - who would sometimes give two or three lengthy press conferences a day - could hardly be more striking." (NY Daily News)

Cuomo Robocall:"We have come a long way, and now it is time to go further - to achieve marriage equality for all New Yorkers," the governor says. (NY Daily News)

Lessons from NJ:"We learned that if you reject federal money, you gain nothing. You gain nothing. And you pay a heck of a price for it." (Wall Street Journal)

Living Wage Bill:"Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has enormous sway over council legislation, has yet to take a stand on the bill." (Wall Street Journal)

Study:an analysis by living wage bill foes. (NY Daily News)

Newark Police Probe:"Mr. Booker seemed to take credit for the investigation, saying
repeatedly that his administration had requested it." (NY Times)

Bloomberg's Choice:"[Ray] Kelly would make a great President." (NY Daily News)

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