Former JCOPE Commissioner Ravi Batra proposed a host of reforms for the embattled ethics watchdog.

Ed Gillespie, a top GOP strategist and advisor to Mitt Romney’s campaign, admits the candidate hasn’t provided enough specifics about his vision for the country and will do so…soon. No specific date has been set.

The Romney aide being blamed for everything from the campaign’s lack of direction to the ill-fated Clint Eastwood convention speech, Stuart Stevens, is reportedly NOT being ousted just yet.

Romney once “jokingly” said the presidential race would be a lot easier for him to win if his grandparents had been Mexican.

…There’s a lot more where that came from.

An ally of NYC Comptroller John Liu invoked the Holocaust while decrying the 18-month long federal probe into his fundraising.

As expected, Democrat-turned-Republican Doe Fund founded George T. McDonald has registered as a candidate in the 2013 NYC mayor’s race.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $30 million clean energy initiative.

The top Republican tax-writers in Congress – Reps. Orrin Hatch and Dave Camp – have urged AG Eric Schneiderman to abandon any efforts to directly obtain tax information from outside spending groups that are active in the 2012 campaign

Peter LaVenia, the Green Party’s candidate in the 44th Senate District, wants five debates with Democratic incumbent Neil Breslin before November’s general election.

NYC Councilman/House hopeful Dan Halloran plans to attend a fundraiser for Rep. Allen West in Manhattan on Oct. 1 as the controversial congressman’s “guest.”

Assemblyman Andy Hevesi says the court ruling the MTA payroll tax unconstitutional is “a dangerous decision that cannot be allowed to stand.”

Who stands to lose if Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has indeed lost face with Cuomo as a result of the Assemblyman Vito Lopez scandal?

Congressman-to-be Hakeem Jeffries took a victory lap with his preferred successor, Assemblyman-to-be Walter Mosley.

The brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery is making a batch of White House Honey Ale for the New York Times’ Diner’s Journal.

Now that Bloomberg has successfully targeted big sugary drinks in NYC, could oversized servings of food be next?

The Boston Globe’s editor believes newspapers are “badly bruised”, but not yet dead.

Joe Biden has been a “good vice president,” if he does say so himself.

Bringing new meaning to the saying: “If you gotta go…”? Sadly, no.