President Obama: “I want what’s happening in Albany to happen all across the country, places like Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Raleigh.”
While in Albany, Obama unveiled a five-point Congressional “to-do list” for the remainder of this election year. He’s going to be taking this message on the road over the coming weeks.
Some AP photos of Cuomo with Obama today.
The Cuomo and Obama rode together in the presidential limo from Albany International Airport to NanoTech.
Obama abruptly cancelled a visit today to North Carolina, where a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and civil unions is on the ballot.
On Air Force One en route to Albany, Obama spokesman Jay Carney was pressed – again – about the president’s position on gay marriage.
There was speculation Cuomo, who won national acclaim for pushing same-sex marriage through the Legislature last year, might lobby Obama on the topic. But there was no indication that conversation occurred.
Mayor Bloomberg noted his former his former administration member, Shaun Donovan, who’s now at HUD, supported gay marriage a few months ago, but also said it’s up to Obama to “decide what he believes and what he wants to do.”
Gay rights advocates pushing for GENDA (transgender rights) at the Capitol had to compete with Obama for media attention.
Former Assembly Minority Leader/2006 GOP gubernatorial hopeful John Faso to Obama: “America has a math problem.”
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Pepsi-Cola Bottling of NY Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group have formed the industry’s first city-based trade group to battle ongoing attacks against sugary soft drinks by NYC and state officials.
A judge ruled in David Storobin’s favor in the never-ending NY-27 race. Now all contested ballots must be counted.
Fred Dicker says CNN contacted him to talk about Cuomo 2016, but according to a network spokesperson, the project has been shelved for now.
Hillary Clinton is “relieved” to have reached a stage of her life when she’s less concerned about her appearance.
Clinton: “(I)f want to wear my glasses, I’m wearing my glasses. If I want to pull my hair back, I’m pulling my hair back. At some point, it’s just not something that deserves a whole lot of time and attention. If others want to worry about it, I’ll let them do the worrying for a change.”
The DSCC reserved $14.1 million worth of air time in three key states – Missouri, Montana and Virginia. (Not New York).
Mr. Met was honored by the state Senate.
Sen. Chuck Schumer is endorsing Sen. Toby Stavisky
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