8:59 am Aug. 14, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is traveling to Boston and Chicago nudge the presidential candidates to provide more detail about their immigration policies.
It's a worthy pursuit, but as Dana Rubinstein noted, Bloomberg's equivocal approach has limited him to pox-on-both-houses exhortations that don't acknowledge any difference between the candidates, and have yet to move either one of them toward the sort of substantive offering he's calling for.
At least in theory, there's an actual, coveted Bloomberg endorsement in the balance. Which would likely be another story.
"As the Democratic District Leader of Greenwich Village, and as the mother of four, I urge Chris Quinn, my Council person and the Speaker, to bring paid sick leave up for a vote."—Karen Berger
"I made the dumb decision to do the hostage video"—Cory Booker
"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is in New York City."
8 a.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley participate in a Economic Club of Chicago panel talk about immigration, at the Hilton Chicago Hotel at 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago.
11 a.m. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance and several council members make an announcement in the Red Room at City Hall.
11 a.m. Rep. Bob Turner endorses Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long at 3 West 51st Street.
11:15 a.m. Bloomberg meets with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at Chicago City Hall.
Noon. Long and Turner attend a closed-press fund-raiser at 3 West 51st Street.
Noon. City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez and others highlight the progress made by NYCHA since 2009, on the steps of City Hall.
4:45 p.m. Bloomberg meets with Boston mayor Thomas Menino, at the Boston Seaport Hotel at 1 Seaport Lane in Boston.
6 p.m. Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch participate in the New England Council's panel conversation about "The Economics and Politics of Immigration" at the Boston Seaport Hotel at 1 Seaport Lane in Boston.
6:30 p.m. Paul Newell, Quinn Raymond and Mary Cooley host a happy hour in support of the Riders Alliance at Suspenders NYC, 111 Broadway in Lower Manhattan.
7 p.m. Manhattan Young Democrats host their general monthly meeting, at Arctica Bar, at 384 3rd Ave., on the East Side of Manhattan.
7 p.m. Jason Otano, who is running in a Democratic primary against Martin Dilan, has a fund-raiser with Fordham alumni at Club Roam NYC, 5 East 19th Street, in the Flat Iron District in Manhattan.
Rep. Steve Israel, on the ad showing granny thrown off a cliff: "That ad reflects what the Ryan budget is all about." [Hardball with Chris Matthews]
Ezra Klein: "I don't think people have any idea that Paul Ryan and Barack Obama have proposed the exact same, long-term spending ... for Medicare: GDP + 0.5 percentage points." [Morning Joe]
Obama and Ryan traded barbs in Iowa. [Sarah Murray, Carol E. Lee, and Colleen McCain Nelson]
Obama hit Ryan for not passing farm aid. Ryan hit Obama on the economy. "At times, the attacks made it seem as if Mr. Ryan were at the top of the Republican ticket instead of Mr. Romney." [Helene Cooper and Trip Gabriel]
Romney surrogate John Sununu defended Romney's budget, but not so much Ryan's. [Hardball with Chris Matthews]
Stocks Ryan owns: " Apple, Exxon Mobil, General Electric, I.B.M., Procter & Gamble, Wells Fargo, Google, McDonald’s, Nike and Berkshire Hathaway." [Andrew Ross Sorkin]
Sit at a presidential desk in Washington Square. [Vivian Lee]
In an attempt to influence the debate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg published what he said is an immigration agenda that can help the economy and garner bipartisan support. [Bloomberg.com]
"The fact that you cannot see a difference between Obama and Romney on immigration is startling and dishonest." [@NatPol]
Republican senate candidate Wendy Long says she has "no idea" what she'll find in Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's 2006 tax returns, but she wants to see them. [Inside City Hall]
After giving Bloomberg a "C/C-" on doing business with women and minority owned businesses, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will announce new quotas and reporting requirements for city agencies. [Kate Taylor]
Forty local Democratic women signed onto a letter urging Quinn to support the Paid Sick legislation. [Celeste Katz]
In Chicago, where Bloomberg will speak about immigration, two Islamic schools have been vandalized within the last week. [CBS]
There's been virtually no change in the number of gunshot victims since Bloomberg and NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly have been in charge of crime-fighting policy. [Jill Colvin]
David Koch maxed out in campaign contributions to Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo, Republican state party chairman Ed Cox noted. [Inside City Hall]
Banking superintendent Benjamin Lawsky's probe of Standard Chartered should proceed, but with more cooperation from his federal counterparts. [New York Times]
The Queens D.A. paid $16,640 in hotel bills for a witness in a murder case who lied about the expenses during his testimony. The Queens D.A. did not provide the info until it was unearthed by a private investigator. [Michael Powell]
Republican consultant Jake Menges: "By tapping Ryan, you have made this an ideological race and not a referendum on Barack Obama. So, Mitt Romney has to get back off of making this about ideology, which Republicans aren't going to win, go the center, and make it about Barack Obama." [Inside City Hall]
"Bloomberg targets Obama and Romney, from the center, for not being liberals anymore on immigration, health or guns."[Dana Rubinstein]
Ryan's budget won't sound so bad now that he's got a national platform from which to defend it, said Rep. Peter King and Rep. Michael Grimm. [Reid Pillifant]
Rep. Nan Hayworth, a freshman Republican from NY-18, a swing district, welcomed Paul Ryan to the G.O.P. ticket. [Reid Pillifant]
Democrats will probably be able to use Ryan to keep talking about Bain Capital. [Steve Kornacki and Josh Benson]
Despite receiving a "Notice of Approval", a Council staffer was told by a poll worker she was ineligible to vote. [Azi Paybarah]
A Park Slope restaurant owner who spoke out against the Paid Sick bill is not an ideal advocate. [Azi Paybarah]
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