Gov. Andrew Cuomo waxed nostalgic about his “special” dad, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, during a visit to the Bombardier plant in Plattsburgh.

Ann Romney was almost blown up by exploding butter in the GMA studio kitchen this morning.

Rep. Michael Grimm “shut down a debate attendee (who happened to be a Brooklyn Democratic Party staffer) with a thinly veiled threat” after he asked the congressman about his fundraising scandal.

The state Commission on Judicial Conduct has determined that Surrogate Court Judge Nora Anderson should be censured for accepting $250,000 in “disguised contributions” for her 2008 campaign and failing to report the contributions as required.

Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney was recognized by Oprah magazine as one of a group of elected officials who actually “get stuff done.”

Sen. Liz Krueger took issue with the claim that Cuomo has been given a “long leash” by fracking supporters.

The CBC says the MTA is facing a $2 billion deficit and recommends it increase transit fares by at least 21 percent by 2016. Other funding suggestions: Congestion pricing and additional fees on driver’s licenses and registrations.

GOP State Senator Marty Golden and his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gounardes, engaged in an aggressive debate.

Sen. Tom Libous’ Democratic opponent, John Orzel, is literally “muckraking” – but not mud-slinging – in his latest web video.

Big Bird costumes are going to be big this Halloween.

The SRCC has embraced Kathy Marchione’s candidacy; it’s unclear how much support her opponent, Robin Andrews, will receive from the DSCC.

Queens Democratic Chairman/Rep. Joe Crowley hasn’t yet picked a favorite in the 2013 Queens borough president race.

Senate Democratic candidate Ted O’Brien is holding a news conference tomorrow with 82-year old Geraldine Sullivan, whom Cuomo highlighted during his 2011 State of the State address.

It has been a tough 10 years from a consumer confidence standpoint.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest riffs off Coca-Cola’s polar bears to advocate dumping soda.

Justin Bieber stars in a new anti-cyberbullying video as a result of a plea deal with Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice.

Bo Obama is four.