Newt Gingrich thinks having former President Clinton keynote the Democratic convention will hurt – not help – President Obama.

Former VP Dick Cheney won’t be at the GOP convention in Tampa.

Marc LaVorgna will replace Stu Loeser as Mayor Bloombrg’s press secretary.

Loeser hasn’t yet left the administration, but his new communications firm – Stu Loeser & Co. – already has a Park Avenue office and a (placeholder) website.

Bloomberg supports a bill sponsored by New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Long Island Rep. Carolyn McCarthy that would effectively ban the online sale of ammunition.

Mitt Romney’s bumpy overseas trip continues.

Jonathan Capeheart thinks Romney’s “studied practice of avoiding specifics and running on the unpopularity of the incumbent” is reminiscent of former Gov. George Pataki’s successful strategy against then incumbent Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1994.

Hillary Clinton defended her aide, Huma Abedin, from House Republicans who accused Abedin of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sen. Eric Adams endorsed District Leader Lincoln Restler, an opponent of Assemblyman/Brooklyn Democratic Chairman Vito Lopez, but insisted he means Lopez no disrespect.

Could the Olympics one day return to Lake Placid?

(Assemblywoman Sandy) “Galef Goes to Gasland.”

Paul Moran wonders if New York’s horseracing industry can “survive” Cuomo.

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks’ top lobbyist is her biggest bundler.

Rep. Barney Frank defended his colleague, Rep. Louise Slaughter, from “crazy Tea Party Republicans.”

The MTA gave Apple the inside track to place one of its retail stores in Grand Central Terminal by creating a bidding process that made it nearly impossible for anyone else to be awarded the space, according to state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.