Romney talks to donors about the 47 percent, the San Remo tilts G.O.P. and Occupy returns

Briefing: OWS protester Kimlee Davis. (Steve Rhodes via flickr)
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2012

The San Remo apartment building on Central Park West, unusually, is producing lots more donor dollars for the Republican presidential candidate than the Democrat, mostly because of Robert Wilson. [Elizabeth A. Harris and Jo Craven McGinty]

Mitt Romney is scrapping is original campaign plan. [Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei]

Secretly taped video of Romney at a fund-raiser. [via David Corn]

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NY-19

Republican Rep. Chris Gibson's first ad stresses his military service. [Casey Seiler]

SD-15

Losing Republican primary candidate Juan Reyes apologized for a homophobic mailer his campaign sent out. [Nick Reisman]

Albany

A Reuters story suggests Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will survive, but that he will lose clout with Cuomo. [Joan Gralla]

Being pro-fracking is not problamtic "when you look at the national electoral map," a fracking advocate says. [Talia Buford]

City Hall

After Joseph Goldstein's story about under-reporting crime, a local blogger in Queens asks readers whether they think local crime stats reflect reality. [Jamie Schuh]

A push for a big-gulp ban in California. [Patrick McGreevey]

OWS

Lots of union members and other demonstrators taking part in Occupy Wall Street activities today. [John Del Signore]

"Nearly 150 Arrested" [Miranda Leitsinger]

Media

"Yep: The two most aggravating Newsweek troll cover stories of the year were by one power couple!" [Alex Pareene]