President Obama and Mitt Romney lunched at the White House, dining on white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.

The erstwhile opponents pledged to stay in touch.

Lenape Resources owner John Holko is suing the town of Avon for $50 million, claiming its ban on drilling and storage has cost him millions of dollars in lost business and unused mineral rights.

According to Rep. Pete King, House Speaker John Boehner sees “no need” for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to travel to Washington to lobby for Sandy aid.

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota likes to take funny photos with his iPad, supports the federal recognition of same-sex marriage and believes pot should be legal – is he GOP mayor material?

Working Families Party, union members and Democrats protested outside IDC member Dave Valeksy’s Syracuse office today.

How long could a Cuomo-Skelos-Klein alliance realistically last?

The State Education Department is losing its COO Valerie Grey, who will become HANYS’ executive vice president of policy.

Former President George  H.W. Bush, 88, has been hospitalized in Houston for treatment of a  lingering cough. He is expected to be released by the weekend.

NYC Council President Christine Quinn wants a redistricting do-over.

Remember those quirky – and annoying – subject lines in Obama’s fundraising emails? Well, turns out they worked – very well.

Former state Sen. Vincent Leibell III has been moved to a halfway house in Brooklyn after serving 17 months in a federal prison for corruption charges.

NYC homeowners hardest-hit by Hurricane Sandy may eligible for deferred tax payments as well as a possible rebate.

The too-close-to-call 46th SD race is Exhibit A in Bill Samuels’ argument for rejecting the redistricting constitutional amendment given first passage by the Legislature earlier this year.

Deputy Senate Majority Leader Tom Libous says the Republicans are open to forming a coalition with the IDC regardless of the outcome in the 46th SD.

Sen. Tony Avella is “extremely concerned” about the “legitimacy” of the state’s fracking public health impact review.

The Department of Health will pay $480 an hour for a Colorado School of Public Health expert to assess the state’s hydrofracking review.

The four Democratic candidates for mayor of NYC issued statements of support for the fast food workers who are trying to unionize.

Mayor Bloomberg will hold his annual holiday party for the press at a Sandy-impacted catering hall instead of Gracie Mansion.