Why it matters what Mayor Bloomberg thinks about gun control: He’s very rich and in it for the long haul.

“People say it’s bad politics to address the issue. I think the’yre wrong,” Bloomberg said on Morning Joe today. “I’m going to try to stir it up and so is everybody else.”

Bloomberg’s position has made him Public Enemy No. 1 for gun rights advcocates.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer believes what happened in Aurora, Colo. was “inevitable.”

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is coming to New York this Wednesday to help NY-1 GOP candidate Randy Altschuler raise campaign cash.

Huma Abedin has a security detail.

Sen. Kevin Parker says he has to “step up our website game”, thanks to Mindy “Diva of the District” Meyer.

New York City is in better fiscal shape than many municipalities because it has managed its finances well, but challenges remain, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli warned.

Actress Michelle Williams is the voice of a new anti-hydrofracking radio campaign in New York’s Southern Tier.

New York got a D on the State Integrity Investigation’s “Corruption Risk Report Card,” and ranks 37th among the 50 states.

An anti-NYC soda ban rally had a distinctly patriotic overtone.

Has Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Richard Schaffer had a change of heart about the state Senate minority?

Eighty percent of US adults say they’ll follow at least some portion of the Olympic games, a new Marist poll found.

Bloomberg and former President Bill Clinton are hosting a fund-raiser for Nancy Soderberg, a former National Security Council member who is running for a state senate seat in Florida.

Brooklyn Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz, who is facing tough primary and general election challenges this year, has brought on disgraced ex-Sen. Carl Kruger’s chief-of-staff, Jason Koppel, as a campaign consultant

An attorney for having an indoor marijuana growing operation in his village home is a longtime friend of two-time Congressional candidate David Bellavia and served as the treasurer for Bellavia’s 2008 campaign.

A new law signed by Cuomo will require medical professionals to tell patients if dense breast tissue is discovered during a mammogram.

RIP Sally Ride.