Here And Now
The Times condemns Rick Lazio’s “increasingly hysterical attacks” on the mosque/Islamic center planned for construction near Ground Zero.
Gov. David Paterson and Archbishop Timothy Dolan will meet this afternoon, most likely to discuss the mosque.
No compromise, says Richard Cohen.
The two will focus more on what they can do to ease the tension surrounding the mosque debate and less on finding the project a new location, a source tells the DN.
Former Gov. George Pataki appeared with NY-1 candidate George Demos at a press conference in support of the St. Nicholas Church.
“Two blocks may seem like nothing to a non-New Yorker. But anyone who lives or works in Manhattan knows that this distance can be significant,” writes Clyde Haberman.
Lazio and Staten Island DA Dan Donovan at at odds.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on Park51: “We have been at that location for a long time. The opposition to us has come from outside the community. The fact that there has been this misunderstanding shows the need for the project.”
Bruce Blakeman attacked one of his two GOP US Senate primary opponents, Joe DioGuardi, on the eve of tonight’s debate.
Halbfinger and Powell give AG Andrew Cuomo a mixed review for his tenure at HUD, writing: “(W)hen presented with chances to throttle back on the exploding subprime market, guard against predatory lending and reel in mortgage brokers and lenders, Mr. Cuomo several times faltered and backed down.” (More here).
Cuomo’s running mate, Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy, insists he’s not shirking his mayoral duties in favor of the campaign trail. Critics disagree.
RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum called Walmart’s $15,000 contribution to the Senate Democrats “blood money,” noting the retail giant wants to build in Conference Leader John Sampson’s Brooklyn district.
Sen. Chuck Schumer had no immediate comment about the Townsend vs. Berntsen debate last night.
Schumer wants federal cash to be used to keep state parks open.
Under NY’s increasingly confusing laws, the tax on a bagel depends on if you slice it.
“Frankly, he has not been around long enough to determine what my dignity is For the next two years, I will be more likely to protect his dignity,” Rep. Charlie Rangel fired back at President Obama.
One of Rangel’s primary opponents, Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, compared the congressman’s ethics problems to a rotting tree.
Powell insisted his drunk driving arrest was just one night of bad judgment, compared to Rangel’s long-standing ethical lapses.
Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice said it would be “dangerous” to put the responsibility of fighting public corruption in the hands of her AG opponent, Sen. Eric Schneiderman.
Sean Coffey robocalled on Rice’s home turf in Nassau.
The new “it” shoe for women in politics: $300 Kate Spade wedge heels.
Mayor Bloomberg suffered a term limits loss at the hands of the NYC Charter Revision Commission.
If NYC voters choose to restore the two-year limit on their elected officials, that change won’t take effect until 2021.
RFK Jr.’s estranged wife is in trouble again.
Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr.’s fleet of campaign vehicles could endanger the tax-exempt status of his church.
Native Americans rallied against Bloomberg at City Hall in Lower Manhattan.
Will Sen. John McCain be the comeback kid today? Sarah Palin thinks so.
Newsday reviews departing LIPA chief Kevin Law’s record and finds it mixed.
The Republicans in NY-23 are preparing for debates.
Matt Dohney is workin’ it.
Kristin Davis gets some attention from CNN.
Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch brought his Albany reform revolution to White Plains.
Labor unions are continuing their battle against IDAs.
Bill Clinton celebrated his 64th birthday in the Hamptons over the weekend.
The former president received a serenade on his actual birthday (last Thursday) from Paul McCartney.
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