8:50 am Sep. 27, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, at Gracie Mansion this afternoon.
The open-press event follows President Obama's much-discussed non-meeting with Netanyahu this week.
Earlier this morning, in what appears to be his only other scheduled event with a foreign leader, Bloomberg met with Thailand's prime minster Yingluck Shinawatra.
The mayor has said he knows which presidential ticket he'll vote for but won't reveal his preference publicly.
"Can you be a serious candidate for the general election while not outraging the Republican base?"—Fareed Zakaria
11 a.m. Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a cabinet meeting in the Red Room of the Capitol in Albany.
11:30 a.m. Rappers Talib Kweli and Jasiri X, NAACP's Benjamin Jealous and numerous elected officials speak at a rally denouncing stop-and-frisk and other NYPD policies at City Hall Park, across the street from 250 Broadway, in Manhattan.
12:30 p.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a Q&A after unveiling plans to build the world's tallest ferris wheel, on the Bank Street Waterfront on Staten Island.
2:30 p.m. Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas rallies against "Racks," a bikini bar slated to open in the district, at 38th St. and 20th Ave. in Astoria.
3 p.m. Bloomberg meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Gracie Mansion.
6:45 p.m. Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long delivers the keynote speech at the Conservative Party's 2012 presidential reception at the Sheraton, 811 Seventh Ave. in Manhattan.
After Mitt Romney predicted Barack Obama would say things that "aren't accurate" in their debate, the leader of a pro-Romney super PAC picked up the argument. [Karl Rove]
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday became the highest-ranking official to link al-Qaeda to the fatal attack in Benghazi. [Steven Myers]
Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines' attacks on CNN and a Buzzfeed reporter for asking pointed questions about Benghazi attack won't help his boss' 2016 prospects, an editorial says. [Wall Street Journal]
"[I]t's difficult to find a college student who's truly excited about the presidential race." [Martha Irvine]
Rich Democrats are donating to Super PACs. [Nick Confessore]
Romney reaches for blue-collar voters. [Ashley Parker]
Governor Chris Christie is attacked from the right. "Socialism is socialism. It's wrong." [Heather Haddon]
Christie, Cuomo, Bloomberg and Dannel Malloy have all criticized the way the federal government calculates unemployment rates in their jurisdictions. [Patrick McGeehan]
In four states voting on gay marriage this fall, ads about the issue do not show gay couples. [Patrick Condn]
Cuomo's open letter endorsing Republican state senator Roy McDonald may complicated efforts to rally Republicans to the woman who beat him in the primary, Kathy Marchione. [Jimmy Viellkind]
But the "local Republican establishment appeared to be coalescing" around her. [Thomas Kaplan]
In SD-60, Democratic candidate Mike Almodeo vowed to use social media, not taxpayer funded mail, to communicate with constituents. [Charity Vogel]
New York City
On the Bronx D.A.'s decision not to prosecute people arrested for trespassing in public housing hallways unless police officers submit to interviews, one editorial page says it was "sound judgment" and the office "should be applauded." [New York Times]
Critics complain the city raised fees at rec centers while encouraging people to exercise and be healthy. [Sabrina Ford and Sally Goldenberg]
A record number of blacks and Latinos took and passed the FDNY entrance exam, but the judge overseeing diversification of that agency wasn't necessarily correct, according to an editorial. [Daily News]
The city's transportation commissioner blames a spike in traffic fatalities on distracted drivers, but the Times doesn't see data to back that up. [Matt Flegenheimer]
Rep. Bob Turner, next Republican chairman in Queens? [Carl Campanile]
Ophthalmologists are trying to project their only member of Congress, Rep. Nan Hayworth. [Reid Pillifant]
Bloomberg's rhetoric doesn't always match his political spending on gun control. [Blake Zeff]
Now, Assemblyman Joe Lentol wants speed cameras. [Dana Rubinstein]
What a judicial convention with no real election choices looks like. [Azi Paybarah]
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