Mayor Bloomberg indulged in a bit of Olympic “what might have been.”

In a move that smacks of retribution for her failed congressional run, NYC Councilwoman Liz Crowley has been tossed off the ballot thanks to challenges by the operation of her own cousin, Queens Democratic Chairman/Rep. Joew Crowley.

A recent WNY screening of “Truthland”, the drilling industry’s answer to the anti-fracking “Gasland”, turned hostile.

National anti-fracking activists are turning their attention to Cuomo.

Another video of over-the-top state Senate candidate Mindy Meyer working her magic on the campaign trail.

The College Board tells the presidential candidates: “Don’t Forget Ed.”

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli prevented $1.4 million in inappropriate unemployment insurance payments or payment requests by the Department of Labor (DOL), including to recipients that were employed, deceased or unauthorized to work in the United States, according to a report released today.

New York’s combined state and local sales tax rate is the seventh highest in the nation, according to a new report from the Tax Foundation. (Via Ej McMahon’s The Torch).

A new Pew Research Center poll shows that the partisan gap over same-sex marriage continues to widen, with 65 percent of Democrats now supporting it compared to 24 percent of Republicans.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will make his first visit to the state on behalf of Republican candidate for governor Kevin Smith in two weeks.

Former Bronx BP Freddt Ferrer endorsed Sen. Toby An  Stavisky for re-election.

Rupert Murdoch’s on-line-only publication, The Daily, axed one-third of its staff, while Joe Ricketts’ is doing well and preparing to launch in Chicago.

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Mitt Romney’s “poor father” (who’s no longer living) “must be so embarrassed about his son,” and alleges the candidate didn’t pay taxes for ten years.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his wife, Helen Thorpe, announced they are separating after 10 years of marriage.

Cate Edwards, daughter of former presidential candidate John Edwards, announced she is joining Advocates for Justice, a new public-interest law firm with offices in New York and Washington.

Assemblywoman and congressional hopeful Grace Meng is staying out of the race to replace her in Albany – for now.

An $860,000 question in Erie County government.

Sen. George Maziarz is a member of the “Polish-Americans for Romney” committee’s eight-person advisory board. (Via Politicker).

ICYMI: Democratic donor and gadfly Bill Samuels thinks Cuomo needs to “loosen up a little” if he wants to run for president: