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As I hope some of you have noticed, I've been putting together a "Briefing" every weekday morning and afternoon on this site for a while now. It's my attempt to provide a useful roundup and analysis of political news that, as a New York-politics obsessive, I'm interested in anyway. The template is pretty straightforward: news analysis, picture, links.
This is what they look like:
Sept. 6, 2011: "It's getting hard to hear Michael Bloomberg over all the shooting"
December 1, 2011: "The 'Post' knocks the pedestal out from under Andrew Cuomo"
December 8, 2011: "Cuomo the 'mesmerizer' says state lawmakers had no time to waste before passing his bills"
December 13, 2011: "Ed Koch says Quinn will continue Bloomberg's policies, just like her rival says"
February 15, 2012: "Schumer urges 'additional scrutiny' of the Iranian mission in New York"
March 19, 2012: "Cuomo saved Dean Skelos and permanently messed up the redistricting process to save New York from John Sampson"
March 19, 2012: "In 2016, Andrew Cuomo is Syracuse, Chris Christie is Kentucky and Hillary Clinton is Gonzaga"
March 20, 2012: "Very different post-game analyses of the NYPD's break-up of an Occupy demonstration"
March 22, 2012: "The daily referendum, or why Michael Bloomberg likes social-media revenue better than social media products"
April 2, 2012: "Obama dislcoses his bundlers, and finds one from NY is accused of fraud"
April 5, 2012: "'Scandal': Show based on a Paterson crisis consultant debuts, former aides cringe"
April 11, 2012: "Can teacher evaluations be made a little bit public?"
April 13, 2012: "Synergy edition: Espaillat and Miranda's 'Manhattan Times,' Gottlieb and Nussbaum's 'Queens Tribune'"
April 20, 2012: "In New York, Gingrich envisions a world of gun-owners"
April 23, 2012: "A Walmart-bribe story set in Mexico cues an outcry from candidates in New York"
April 23, 2012: "On the Ray Kelly drumbeat beat"
May 2, 2012: "Obama mission to Afghanistan, Romney's mission to the Bloomberg Foundation"
Anyway, a number of you have told me that you might like to receive something like this as an email, and I'm overdue in terms of doing something about it. So: Starting soon, we'll be sending the morning Briefing out as an email newsletter.
If you have any feedback for me about the way I've been doing them, I'd very much appreciate if you'd let me know: azi[at]capitalnewyork.com. And if you'd like to receive the email, you can sign up right here.