Sen. Chuck Schumer will keynote the Iowa Jefferson-Jackson Dinner next month, but he is “still not” running for president.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is potentially running in 2016, will speak at the Democratic Party of New Hampshire’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner on Nov. 16.

GOP NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota says UFT President Mike Mulgrew won’t take his calls.

de Blasio says one of the first things he would do if elected mayor of NYC is fire his former Council colleague, David Yassky, from his post as Taxi & Limousine commissioner. (Yassky’s response).

Eliot Spitzer is taking his loss in stride, apparently. He was spotted glad-handing at a nightclub.

Jumaane Williams, who is being mentioned as a contender to succeed Chris Quinn as NYC Council speaker, declined to discuss his positions on gay marriage and abortion rights.

Also being floated as potention successors to Quinn: Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Councilwoman Rosie Mendez.

Chelsea Clinton will be in Kansas City early next year to help launch an initiative to honor accomplished area women.

Assemblyman Micah Kellner and Bloomberg administration Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson had a Twitter battle.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo hailed a Niagara Falls economic development deal that he helped broker.

The late Mayor Ed Koch received a lot of letters from famous people, which are now for sale.

In a CapTon interview, NYS Rifle & Pistol Association President Tom King called Stackbucks’ new no guns policy “entrapment” and a “marketing ploy.”

The state Board of Elections is expected to meet Sept. 30 and approve Kathleen O’Keefer, a former aide to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, as its enforcement counsel.

Caroline Kennedy told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee she would be “humbled” to carry on the legacy of her father if she is confirmed (as the first ever woman) to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan.

An attendee at a travel agents convention in Miami had his smartphone confiscated and an image of the keynote speaker – Hillary Clinton – erased by security.

Sen. Jose Serrano has a bill that would require state agencies and authorities to place the I Love New York logo on their state websites, along with a link to the I Love New York site.