The ill-feeling between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Claire McCaskill was at one point so intense that the Missouri Democrat told a friend that she was scared of getting stuck alone with the former first lady.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan are joining forces to ask Pope Francis to visit the Big Apple.

This happened.

Sen. Chuck Schumer is looking for a new D.C. roomie.

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg Bloomberg is back at Bloomberg LP (at least part time).

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have a “conversation” (not a fundraiser) at The Harvard Club this Thursday.

The Office of Management and Confidential Employees is launching a new campaign seeking a long-awaited raise.

There are now four Republicans – and counting – jockeying for the GOP line to challenge Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei in NY-24.

New NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says running for mayor is “not on my agenda.”

Newsflash: The State Police don’t condone “driving at an excessive rate of speed.”

“You are not doing security for the governor anymore, you need to slow down, next time I’m giving you a ticket.”

Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard: ” I wouldn’t want to be the person who goes down in history as the Republican who turned away Donald Trump and hastened the decline of the party in New York.”

The state Gaming Commission and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has added Scott E. Palmer as its first equine medical director.

The George Washington Bridge scandal has taken a toll (ahem) on NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s poll numbers.

Rep. Richard Hanna sees “a little ice breaking” on the right wing’s hold on his GOP conference in the House.

Rep. Steve Israel, DCCC chairman, is expected to have $1 million on hand when the next fundraising numbers are released.

Physical proof of former Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak’s demise.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner’s public and private inauguration ceremonies will take place Saturday.

A veteran WNY radio personality underwent a psychiatric evaluation after claiming Cuomo operatives were spying on him in his backyard.

Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s former deputy is NYC Public Advocate Tish James’ new chief of staff.

A panel of education experts tasked with making recommendations to Cuomo for how to improve student performance is months late releasing its final report.

At least a dozen former agency officials and commissioners from the Bloomberg administration who have left the public payroll are still listed on the city’s official website under their old titles.

AG Eric Schneiderman promoted David Nachman to the position of senior enforcement counsel, Executive Division.