The overall dynamic of the fall congressional elections favors the Republicans, who look poised to maintain their hold on the House, the NYT concludes.
The sleeping drug Zolpidem, sold under the brand name Ambien, was found in Kerry Kennedy’s blood after her recent car accident.
A day after the anniversary of the first legal same-sex marriages in New York, Mayor Bloomberg and NYC City Council Speaker Chris Quinn filed a brief with the US Supreme Court on declaring the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a new website, http://www.newnybridge.com/, for the Tappan Zee Bridge Project as well as a toll free number, 1-855-TZBRIDGE, where New Yorkers can submit questions and concerns about the project.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos have bolstered their massive campaign accounts by investing millions of those dollars in municipal bonds and companies, some of which have business before the state and have made campaign donations to the legislative leaders.
Jimmy Vielkind: “Cuomo’s sunlight, apparently, is blinding.”
Assembly candidate Myungsuk Lee is vowing revenge against the New York Post, which he says writes anti-Korean-American stories.
An Arizona Tea Party leader wants to throw Sen. John McCain out of office for defending Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, against charges she may be linked to Islamic extremists.
Assemblyman George Latimer unveiled his first local endorsement of the campaign season, receiving the backing of the Yonkers Police Benevolent Association for his state Senate run.
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer was in Washington to hear Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s testimony on the Libor scandal at a House Financial Services hearing.
Brian Amaral writes: “One Bain-funded company that has been singled out as a ‘pioneer’ of outsourcing has actually brought 500 jobs to Watertown, a figure that shows no signs of abating - and no signs of being outsourced, either.”
Sen. David Storobin is facing another fraud lawsuit.
GOP US Senate candidate Wendy Long loves dogs and kids – the more the better – and is nostalgic for NYC’s old checker cabs.
Albany County Legislature Chairman Sean Morse challenged Sen. Neil Breslin to a series of debates.
Sen. Adriano Espaillat received an early endorsement from the Working Families Party in his re-election campaign, but may not appear on that ballot line because he filed his paperwork late.
Contrary to a previous report, ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner can, in fact, receive matching funds beyond 2013.
In D.C., the Senate Democrats narrowly pushed through a measure to extend tax rates for family income up to $250,000 for a year, as both parties continued their election-year messaging war on taxes.
ADDED: “Good Day NY” spoke with Diva state Senate candidate Mindy Meyer, who couldn’t identify photos of either Skelos or Silver, but also doesn’t think that matters much. She was inspired to enter politics by Rudy Giuliani.
…Also, in more Meyer news, this exists.
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