The Weekend That Was
The NY Post keeps the heat on Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, finding a former boyfriend who says she established him as the head of a nonprofit he was unqualified to run and then used it as her personal piggybank.
The Democrat and Chronicle OpEds against the proposed Thruway toll hike.
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney has rewarded her loyal supporters, friends and family members with jobs on the county payroll at a time when the overall number of county jobs has shrunk by about 500 through buyouts, layoffs and attrition. About 9 percent of the region’s workforce is unemployed.
Chuck Schumer, “Yenta of the Senate.”
Donn Esmonde is outraged that state legislators are lobbying for a pay raise.
Former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson is keeping a low profile in the 2013 NYC mayor’s race, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in the hunt.
Another 2013 contender, NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, is bucking Bloomberg’s aggressive program for bike lanes and pedestrian plazas, deeming Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan “radical” for pushing those initiatives.
Former Staten Island BP Guy Molinari says the arrest of Ofer Biton proves he’s the target of an FBI probe into Rep. Michael Grimm’s fundraising and not the congressman himself.
Grimm’s Staten Island district is no stranger to political scandal.
The Watertown Times applauds Bloomberg’s effort to try to get the presidential contenders to focus on immigration reform.
How much of an impact will the Ryan budget – and Medicare, specifically – have on the NY-27 race?
The Senate Republicans are touting their connection to Cuomo in taxpayer-funded mailers.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand uses a food point system to encourage her kids to eat healthy.
The New York Times touted Cuomo’s on-line registration effort, but would like to see him “coax the Legislature into purging or modernizing some of the state’s outdated voting laws.”
Opponents who call horse-drawn carriages inhumane and dangerous seized on an accident in NYC last week to call for the carriage rides to be banned.
Cuomo signed a package of bills to boost investment in solar energy.
Romney was back in the Hamptons raising campaign cash this weekend.
Former TARP IG Neil Barofsky called criticism of Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawksy in the wake of his Standard Chartered settlement “sadly predictable.”
The NY Post wants an investigation into Rep. Tim Bishop’s “bar mitzvah shakedown.”
A year after the AG’s office began investigating a Monroe County local development corporation managing a $99 million county contract, investigators are still seeking out current and former county employees to interview.
The long, slow decline of The Village Voice.
Paul Ryan and his wife Janna, released their tax returns late Friday afternoon, revealing their paid a higher federal rate than Romney.
Bloomberg made a pitch for casinos in all five boroughs, and even the NYC suburbs.
Happy 66th birthday, Bill Clinton!
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