A good day to be someone other than Todd Akin or Niall Ferguson

Briefing: Obama. (White House via youtube)
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2012

Barack Obama: "Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon." [White House via YouTube]

Missouri congressman Todd Akin said neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan asked him to drop out of his Senate race against Claire McCaskill following his "legitimate rape" comment. [Todd Grant]

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi linked Akin to Rep. Paul Ryan. [TalkRadioNews]

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Akin's comment wasn't a simple misstatement, like George Romney's about being "brainwashed." [Jeff Wattrick]

Not real people react to Akin's comment. [The Onion]

He may abandon his Senate bid anyway, (possibly making Chuck Schumer sad). [Ben Smith]

Many fact-based eviscerations of Niall Ferguson's Newsweek story, and an apology. [Alex Pareene, James Fallows, Dylan Byers]

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Rep. Steve Israel has a "bagel and shear" event on Saturday, August 25, at 9:30 a.m. [Flickr]

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State Senator Tom Duane endorsed Assemblyman Giullermo Linares for State Senate against incumbent Adriano Espaillat in the Democratic primary. [Twitter]

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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz endorsed Walter Mosley. [Colin Campbell]

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State Labor Commissioner and former Assemblyman Peter Rivera said he didn't "endorse" any candidates, despite a flier bearing his name and picture. [Liz Benjamin]

City Hall

The NYPD favors whites over blacks, according to a Times poll of attitudes towards cops, "reaching levels seen in 2000 during the administration of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani." [Michael Grynbaum and Marjorie Connelly]

Albany

"And Andrew Cuomo says to Pataki, 'This is the biggest waste of money anybody's ever seen. Who would have ever spent this money? If we'd known what this was going to be like, nobody would have ever done this.'" [Scott Raab]

Esquire stands behind Raab's reporting on Cuomo's remark to Pataki, which spokesmen for both governors challenged. [@DanaRubinstein]

State Assemblyman Matthew Titone has an op-ed calling on Cuomo to sign legislation requiring that insurance companies offer coverage for Supplemental Underinsured Motrorists at the same rate as liability coverage. [Staten Island Advance]

State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr.: "[T]he Governor’s refusal to support Democrats [leaves] Senate Democrats in jeopardy by possibly allowing the Republicans to remain in the Senate Majority." [Capital Tonight]

Media

Remember that 1996 story about Rep. Gary Ackerman's floating home, with the Peter King cameo and that huge cell phone? [NY1]