Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and Nassau County with no public events announced. He’s scheduled to headline the Nassau County Democratic Party’s annual fall dinner this evening.

President Donald Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing and then has lunch with Vice President Mike Pence.

Later in the afternoon, Pence participates in a Great America Committee event in D.C.

Meanwhile, Trump travels to Houston, TX where he will host a roundtable with supporters followed by a Make America Great Again rally – both at the Houston Toyota Center – before returning to the White House shortly after midnight.

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson will visit Interfaith Medical Center, and she will later attend the Bring Change to Mind Gala. Both of these events are closed to members of the media.

The de Blasio administration kicks off an “In Your Borough” effort in Queens, with the mayor and members of the administration participating in various events and appearances throughout the day.

At 8 a.m., LG Kathy Hochul campaigns with Democratic NY-27 candidate Nate McMurray at Peg’s Place, 4046 Lake Shore Rd., Hamburg.

At 8:45 a.m., Hochul and McMurray campaign at ZJ’s Family Restaurant, 140 Pine St., Hamburg.

At 10:30 a.m., GOP state comptroller candidate Jonathan Trichter, joined by Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, will be holding a press conference outside the Tesla/SolarCity plant, 1339 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

At 11 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bronx Tourism Council host a press conference to promote the Tour de Bronx annual cycling event, Mercy College, Hutchinson Metro Center, 1200 Waters Pl., the Bronx.

At noon, Ruth Messinger, David Eisenbach, and the Friends of the SBJSA Coalition rally before the NYC Council public hearing on the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 1 p.m., Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for governor, discusses congestion pricing, an increased millionaires tax and other revenue sources to pay for repairs and infrastructure upgrades to the NYC subway and mass transit system, Bedford Subway stop on the L, Bedford Ave and N. 7th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Also at 1 p.m., Dutchess County Executive and GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro holds a press conference, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 2 p.m., the New York Latino Restaurant, Bar and Lounge Owners Association requests the NYC Health Department extends the application deadline for non-tobacco hookah establishment permit applications, until fair, equitable and new regulations could be created and enacted, City Halls steps, Manhattan.

At 2:15 p.m., Molinaro visits Harlem with Pastor Jack Royston, W. 155th St., Manhattan.

At 3 p.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill will host a press conference to make an announcement on neighborhood policing, Ridgewood YMCA, 69-02 64th St., Ridgewood.

At 4:30 p.m., Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer speaks at the CUNY Board of Trustees annual Manhattan borough hearing, Baruch College Vertical Campus, room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave., Manhattan.

At 6 p.m., NYC Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr., joined by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, holds a housing town hall, 1360 Fulton St., Brooklyn.

Also at 6 p.m., Diaz attends the Citizens Union Gotham Greats Awards dinner, Pierre Hotel, 2 E. 61st St., Manhattan.

Also at 6 p.m., the national Nuns on the Bus Tour will hold a Town Hall for Justice, St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo.

Also at 6 p.m., Molinaro holds a tele-town hall.

At 6:30 p.m., former Trump advisor Steve Bannon attends a documentary screening of “Trump at War” and GOTV rally, Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Ave. at Lois Lane, Staten Island.

At 7 p.m., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz delivers remarks and presents an award at an Italian heritage event, St. John University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Marillac hall terrace, Queens.

Also at 7 p.m., Molinaro attends Pubs ‘n Politics with Rita Crosby and Curtis Sliwa, The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St., Manhattan.

Also at 7 p.m., de Blasio returns for his weekly appearance on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” with Errol Louis.

At 7:30 p.m., Diaz speaks at the Center for an Urban Future 2018 Gala, Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses St., Manhattan.

At 8:15 p.m., Katz delivers remarks and swears in officers at a meeting of the Jamaica Estates Association, St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church, 181-14 Midland Parkway, Queens.


In recent months, the Trump administration has repeatedly put off the release of its long-awaited Mideast peace plan. Now, the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi agents may put the plan into a deep freeze.

In the final weeks of the 2018 midterm campaign, Republican candidates across the country have released ads touting concerns about maintaining protections for people with pre-existing conditions, even as their party and the current administration have moved repeatedly to weaken the anti-pricing-discrimination laws.

As thousands of migrants marched north from the Mexico-Guatemala border, Trump issued a warning to those hoping to eventually cross into the United States, saying they must apply for asylum in Mexico first, or risk being turned away.

With the hard-fought midterm elections less than three weeks away, Democratic Party strategists hope – perhaps over-optimistically – that Latino voters who are angered by the Trump administration’s policies and divisive language will help deliver resounding victories in many of the races that will decide political control in Washington.

Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly called the son of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi yesterday to express their condolences regarding his father’s death.

Michael Avenatti, the attorney who represented Stormy Daniels in her legal tangles with Trump, is gearing up for a 2020 run, stumping across the country and raising cash with his new political action committee. But questions over his finances remain, and could become a sore spot on the campaign trail, as creditors pursue him and his former companies.

Calling it a “challenging decision,” the state Business Council decided to back Cuomo for a third term despite his leftward tilt over the past four years in successfully pushing less business-friendly measures such as raising the state hourly minimum wage to $15 and creating a statewide paid family leave program.

The Council’s political-action committee made its last0-minute decision after hearing from both Cuomo, a Democrat, and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, the Republican nominee.

By late last night, Molinaro had not yet publicly responded to the CBS offer of a a debate that Cuomo already accepted, though the proposal was in line with something he had tweeted earlier in the evening.

The WSJ: “Why be a journalist if you can’t have fun? Our friends at the New York Post have been doing exactly that while publicizing the refusal of (Cuomo) and (U.S. Sen.) Kirsten Gillibrand to debate their opponents in what is allegedly an election year. There’s also a lesson here about what happens in states with one-party government.”

The Olean Times-Herald endorsed Molinaro, saying he would bring “much needed change” to New York.

Molinaro steered $5,000 in state funds to a group to buy robot babies as part an abstinence campaign to discourage teens from getting pregnant, records show.

Molinaro didn’t help himself with his fellow Republicans during a recent meeting with the Daily News Editorial Board, according to veteran GOP operative Rob Cole.

Less than 48 hours after Gillibrand dropped out of a planned Spectrum News/NY1 Sunday debate with her Republican opponent Chele Farley, a new but shortened (30 minutes rather than one hour) face-to-face has been scheduled for Thursday at the WABC studios in Manhattan.

Gillibrand hasn’t seen “The True,” an off-Broadway play about her grandmother starting Edie Falco, but half of the Albany political class has.

Democratic NY-27 congressional candidate Nathan McMurray got an endorsement from the most unusual of sources: one of the nation’s largest conservative newspapers, the NY Post.

Attacking what he called “the unhinged, radical Left,” former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s attorney, is using the recent vandalism to a Manhattan Republican club to help raise money for the New York County GOP committee.

Greg David is not happy with NY-19 Republican Rep. John Faso.

With just over two weeks until Election Day, the influential union representing New York hotel workers is hitting three upstate congressional Republicans – Faso, Rep. Claudia Tenney and Rep. John Katko – over their leadership’s talk of cutting Medicare and Social Security.

Bob McCarthy touts an anti-corruption proposal floated by Evan Davis, the eminent New York City attorney who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for attorney general in 1998.

The fate of the fight for control of the state Senate could also determine the fate of current GOP Majority Leader John Flanagan. If Democrats re-take control, he’s likely out as head of the Republican conference.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone recently transferred nearly $200,000 to the state Democratic Party help with its effort to win control of the House and state Senate.

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was in such a rush to flee his Tribeca office amid sex-assault charges that he left behind his infamous casting couch, The NY Post has learned.

An ex-Staten Island correction officer ended up in the hospital with a broken nose and bleeding on his brain after he tried to help two men who crashed their car near his home. One of the men, an off-duty FDNY firefighter, was charged with assault.

A delay in installing new signal technology on one NYC subway line underscores difficulties ahead in modernizing the entire system.

Modernizing New York City’s century-old subways – beset by track fires, power outages and signal malfunctions – could cost $40 billion and take a decade, but riders should see improvements by year’s end, the transit system’s president, Andy Byford, told CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

Amid a chilly mid-October and with November on its way, residents at a Brooklyn public-housing development went without heat this weekend, getting what they hope won’t be a sneak preview of another winter under NYCHA.

The New York Police Department is pulling a type of body camera that its officers wear after one unit began smoking and then burst into flames, officials said.

State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker is promising a sweeping crackdown on flavored e-cigarettes that are marketed to teens, as pressure mounts for New York to ban the sweetened nicotine products.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants the federal government to increase regulations on stretch limos after the deadly Oct. 6 crash in Schoharie that killed 20 – almost the exact same push for action he made in 2015 when a stretch limousine in Suffolk County was hit by a pick-up truck, killing four women inside.

The helicopter-tour company behind the deadly doors-off flight that crashed into the East River in March is still advertising doors-off trips, now at sharp discounts — with no mention of the tragedy or the ongoing investigation, Schumer said.

A drag racer met a fast and furious end when he crashed into a traffic pole in Queens, splitting his car in two early yesterday. Civic groups have long complained about drag racing on the strip, and asked for the installation of speed bumps and other traffic calming measures.

NYC’s Animal Care Center is being investigated by the state Attorney General’s Office for euthanizing dozens of dogs and cats mere days after having them undergo painful neutering.

Bipartisan women in local politics will gather tonight to discuss female participation in politics ahead of the midterm elections.

Citing health concerns related to multiple myeloma, Richard Parsons stepped down late yesterday as interim chairman of CBS barely a month after taking the job following Les Moonves’ departure.

The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force has recommended storing naloxone (Narcan) in automated defibrillator units in well-marked locations.

ShoppingTown Mall’s owners withdrew an emergency appeal after Onondaga County agreed to allow a state Supreme Court judge to decide next week the fate of the the mall.

The Assembly’s Education Committee has scheduled a public hearing tomorrow in Albany to review the current programs in place related to student health and fitness.

Former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, emphasized the importance of civic participation at a panel discussion in Chicago on Saturday, part of a weekendlong forum their Clinton Global Initiative held at the University of Chicago.

Former President Barack Obama was in the Coachella Valley on Saturday after tweeting: “The last presidential election turned on fewer than 100,000 votes in three states. More people go to Coachella. There’s no good excuse not to vote.”

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