Anti-fracking protestors staked out the New York City Wine and Food Festival Saturday, but the person they were angry at, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, never showed. He was scheduled to attend, but backed out at the last minute.

Hillary Clinton stumped for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe this weekend, and former President Bill Clinton will do the same next weekend.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee campaigned with McAuliffe’s Republican opponent, Ken Cuccinelli.

Bush suggested Americans might be tired of having Bushes and Clintons in the White House, but also said that won’t be a factor in his decision about whether to run in 2016.

Fearing that terrorists might use the electrical device implanted near his heart to kill him, former VP Dick Cheney said he had his doctor turn off its wireless function in 2007.

Republican leaders, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, piled blame on Sen. Ted Cruz for the failed tactics that forced a government shutdown and damaged the GOP’s reputation.

Newsday endorsed Tom Suozzi’s bid to re-take his old job from Nassau County Executive Tom Mangano.

Three women have been steering Democratic NYC mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio’s campaign: Emma Wolfe, Anna Greenberg and Rebecca Kirszner Katz.

Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky: “(A)ssuming that de Blasio wins the election, New Yorkers will all but certainly witness an epic clash early next year between a big-thinking progressive mayor and a triangulating governor with national ambitions.”

Bill McCarthy: “Assemblyman Bill Nojay of suburban Rochester may not persuade real estate mogul Donald Trump to run for governor next year, but he’s at least waking up the state GOP.”

Republican operatives are publicly expressing their disappointment with GOP NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota’s campaign.

Cuomo is expected this week to sign a law that would, at first, ban breeding and importation and, by 2015, outright prohibit possession of the wild boar.

The Syracuse Post-Standard takes a closer look at political parties’ housekeeping accounts, which were recently subpoenaed by the Moreland Commission.

The Poughkeepsie Journal says the new round of Common Core forums can serve as a “make up” for state Education Commissioner John King, who “clearly missed the mark on gauging the concerns and frustrations of parents.”

Rep. Charles Rangel recently reported to the FEC that he’s based in the 15th Congressional District, when he actually represents the 13th, thanks to redistricting.

Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef’s 2014 budget assumes Cuomo will approve legislation that gives the county the authority to borrow $96 million to quickly pay down most of its $125 million-plus budget deficit.

The NYT is happy the candidates vying to replace Bloomberg are taking the issue of affordable housing seriously.

Bloomberg said the city’s housing shortage is actually a “good sign” because it means people want to live in the Big Apple.

The Erie County Legislature chairwoman wants to know why the Moreland Commission hasn’t done anything with her complaint about former County Democratic Chairman Steve Pigeon, who is a close Cuomo ally.

With a deadline just days away, state officials – including AG Eric Schneiderman – are sparring over a bill that would let Nassau Health Care Corp. join with North Shore-LIJ Health System to run certain facilities.

“In a state infamously governed by ‘three men in a room,’ three women want to take the helm of upstate cities.”