Ironically, Obamacare won’t be impacted by a government shutdown (its funding is already in place, according to the president) – unless the White House gives in to GOP demands, which seems unlikely.
Here’s the transcript of President Obama’s remarks this afternoon on the looming shutdown.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he watched ”the lunacy that’s going on in Congress” this weekend, and contrasted it to what he called the more functional politics in Albany.
Mayor Bloomberg on Obamacare: “It would be a sin not to try it and see whether it works.”
Democratic NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio sees “an openness” on the part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to his idea of raising taxes on the rich to pay for pre-K and after-school programs.
De Blasio’s absent biological father, Warren Wilhelm, committed suicide in 1979 while battling late-stage terminal cancer. (The campaign tried to get out ahead of that story by releasing a statement in advance of its publication).
Rep. Michael Grimm slammed de Blasio’s plans to use Hurricane Sandy recovery funds to further the progressive goals of his mayoral campaign.
De Blasio said he has been arrested four times for civil disobedience – including twice in Central-America-related protests in Washington – that he can “remember.”
Charles Ferguson, the director of CNN’s planned Hillary Clinton documentary, has abandoned the project.
…As a result, the RNC dropped its plan to boycott CNN’s presidential primary debates.
LG Bob Duffy told The Post-Standard editorial board that the casino referendum will help local governments and provide 10,000 construction and casino jobs upstate.
A contingency of education groups representing a wide spectrum of interests that can sometimes be at odds with one another are uniting around helping the Common Core learning standards survive.
Former Rep. Bob Turner has failed to take over the Queens Republican Party, losing by a larger-than-expected margin to the current chairman, Phil Ragusa.
Ferguson: “I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film…I decided that I couldn’t make a film of which I would be proud.”
Jobs For New York, the real estate-backed Super PAC that dropped $7 million on NYC Council races this year, is eying the 2014 elections in the state Legislature.
A federal investigation of investigation of Halfmoon Supervisor Melinda A. Wormuth is probing whether she secretly accepted money for lobbying on behalf of mixed martial arts legislation.
Bloomberg is not riding to the rescue of New York City Opera.
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