Unable to consolidate support from steadfast Republicans and losing ground among white college-educated women, Donald Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton by double digits in a Monmouth University national poll released today.

Trump said that Clinton wants to “essentially” abolish the Second Amendment, and slammed Clinton’s ability to pick U.S. Supreme Court justices if she wins, saying, “nothing you can do, folks, although the Second Amendment people maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first Jew to appear on a national presidential ticket, is thinking of supporting Trump.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani still blames former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for his dashed presidential ambitions in 2008 — because, Giuliani maintains, Crist didn’t keep a promise to endorse him. “Charlie is a completely dishonorable man,” Giuliani said.

Seddique Mir Mateen, the father of the man blamed for the Orlando nightclub massacre, attended Hillary Clinton’s campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, yesterday. He’s seen in video sitting in the crowd behind Clinton on stage. (The Clinton campaign says it did not know he was there).

In an effort to detect any local transmission of the Zika virus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene expanded the guidelines on who should be tested for the disease to include anyone with its most-common symptoms.

An examination of 75 think tanks found an array of researchers who had simultaneously worked as registered lobbyists, members of corporate boards or outside consultants in litigation and regulatory disputes, with only intermittent disclosure of their dual roles.

The drinking water of some six million people across the country may have elevated levels of unregulated toxic chemicals widely used in the past in many household products — notably pans coated with Teflon — a Harvard-led study found.

JCOPE unanimously passed “emergency” regulations that will govern the state’s lobbying disclosure rules should Gov. Andrew Cuomo sign an ethics reform package, as expected.

Ivanka Trump still considers Chelsea Clinton a “very close friend,” adding: “I’m not running for public office, and neither is she, so of course we’re still friends.”

Democrats are launching robocalls to voters on Long Island’s East End that charge their Republican congressman, Lee Zeldin, has missed two thirds of the hearings in his assignment to the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Zeldin’s spokesperson denied the charge.

Geico will add 600 new jobs and expand its Amherst operation to a second building near its existing regional facility in CrossPoint Business Park, under a new agreement with New York and Uniland Development Co. the state and Uniland confirmed. The expansion includes state and local incentives.

In 2016, members of the Assembly’s Democratic conference prime-sponsored an average of nine bills that passed; Republicans sponsored an average of 1.5 That margin is less favorable to Republicans than last year’s.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and state Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia were in Buffalo to warn of a looming teacher shortage and to urge students to consider a career in education.

Should the federal government set up a national anti-doping agency for horse racing, like they do for Olympic athletes? That question was the topic of a lively debate today at Albany Law School’s Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing & Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs.

Nassau’s financial control board appears to be more accepting of less information about the county’s finances than it has in the past, despite tough talk of forcing the county to balance its budget.

A state judge has ruled that Norma Gonsalves, the presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature, violated campaign-finance disclosure laws eight times between 2013 and 2015.

Today’s weird upstate-related news.