Two sources familiar with the process tell NPR that Loretta Lynch, the top prosecutor in Brooklyn, could be nominated by President Obama as attorney general in the coming days.

Congresswoman-elect Kathleen Rice will be the newest resident of “The Maloney House” in D.C.

Rice says she would like her chief assistant to take over as acting DA until a special election can be held next November.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo conquered what was once viewed as a Republican stronghold, winning the Orthodox Jewish vote in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn by 70 percent.

Cuomo’s ex-counsel Mylan Denerstein has a new job.

NYC Bill de Blasio insisted the beating the Democrats took in this week’s midterm elections won’t hurt the city’s chances of landing the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

If Hillary Clinton runs in 2016, her aides are all preparing for a campaign based in New York – and talks about where to set up shop have increasingly focused on Westchester County.

Women were a smaller percentage of the electorate this year than they were in 2012 or in 2010, but there are now more than 100 women in Congress. Is this a bad thing, or a good thing?

US Sen. Chuck Schumer did not join the chorus of critics griping about Cuomo’s efforts to secure a Democratic majority in the State Senate, arguing that the governor did all he could for the party.

Schumer said he expects the Democrats to recapture the Senate in 2016 after Republicans swept enough races Tuesday to control all of Congress.

The Gaming Commission’s casino siting board plans to meet on Monday in New York City to privately discuss the 16 bids for casino licenses.

The outcomes of several state and local contests have major implications for policy – and your dinner plate. (Not in New York, though).

Why the Greens’ rise is bad for Democrats.

Writing in The Guardian, Howie Hawkins argues it’s time for American to “take a hard left.”

ICYMI: US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand appeared this week on “The Colbert Report.”

Former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn celebrated the Women’s Equality Party’s achievement of ballot status after her old WFP allies slammed the effort as a cynical way to undermine their left-wing party.

Cuomo said he does not know if the state’s health and environmental studies of fracking will account for the effects of natural gas drilling on climate change.

The state inspector who admitted negligence in monitoring a bungled asbestos-removal project in Buffalo was sentenced to a year of probation.

Tom Wrobleski is ending his 14-year reign as the Staten Island Advance’s political editor to become the paper’s senior opinion writer.

The NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation is facing a $3.2 billion shortfall by the end of de Blasio’s first term, and its plans to close the gap “are at best risky and may prove unachievable,” according to the CBC.

Bubbles, Little Green Army Men and the Rubik’s Cube made it today into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester.

Britney Spears’ likeness was used in a voter registration effort in Clark County, Nevada.

Joe Dillon, the Republican candidate in the 37th Senate District, has conceded in his race against incumbent Democratic Sen. George Latimer.

Westchester Community College is getting its first new president in 43 years. The SUNY Board of Trustees named Belinda Miles, provost at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, to the post.