7:34 am Oct. 25, 2012
After two public hearings in Brooklyn and Queens where residents got a chance to give testimony about being stopped-and-frisked by the New York City police officers, defenders of the department's policies are out with two op-eds in today's papers.
The articles aim at Councilman Jumaane Williams' package of legislation known collectively as the Community Safety Act.
In the Post, NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly called the legislation curtailing "proactive" police methods potentially dangerous and "unworkable." He cites crime statistics in Chicago, arguing that the lives of many New Yorkers hang in the balance.
In the News, former Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau says additional oversight of the NYPD isn't needed because the department is already being monitored vigorously.
"We have seen the Trump, and it is us."—Greg Scanion
Michael Bloomberg, on the cover of the Atlantic's "Brave Thinkers" issue, says Obama's greatest success was getting elected, and explains why he plans to leave office with a low approval rating. [James Bennet]
A front-page endorsement of Romney. [New York Post]
Hillary Clinton rules out 2016, but leaves the door open to staying on as Secretary of State. [Monica Langley]
A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama 47-45, with both sides having erased their gender deficits. [AP]
A Time magazine poll has Obama up 5 points in Ohio. [Time]
Bill Clinton is put front-and-center Obama, despite a writer's contention that he "may" have hurt the campaign by urging Obama to attack Romney as too conservative, rather than as a flip-flopper. [Reid Pillifant]
The former president has been more effective on Obama's behalf than he was in 2008 for his wife. [Blake Zeff]
Bloomberg's super PAC will not be assisting Scott Brown. [Reid Pillifant]
Bloomberg says New Yorkers should thank developer Bruce Ratner for what he's done in Brooklyn. [Dana Rubinstein]
New York Times reporters conducted an "informational leafleting" as their new boss comes under scrutiny. [Joe Pompeo]
Donald Trump's stunt yesterday made him more "popular," search-wise, than he's been in a year. [Azi Paybarah]
"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is in New York City. "
10:30 a.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a Q&A after getting a flu shot with the health commissioner, at 100 Broadway, in Manhattan.
Colin Powell endorsed Obama on CBS this morning. [@CharlieRose]
Obama made a birther joke, and name-checked Trump, while on Leno. [AP]
He also took a shot at Richard Mourdock's rape comments: “I don't know how these guys come up with these ideas." [Tonight Show]
John McCain threatens to withdraw his support for Mourdock unless he apologizes for his rape comment. [Huffington Post]
Mitt Romney takes a different approach to Mourdock. [Jonathan Lemire]
The AFL-CIO super PAC is branding Mitt Romney "an economic traitor who desecrated the flag" in a new ad. [Zeke Miller]
"Clownish Donald Trump" [Daily News]
Sarah Palin defends her "shuck and jive" comment by noting Andrew Cuomo and Chris Matthews have also said it. [Facebook]
The Buffalo News endorses two Democrats and a Republican: Kathy Hochul, Brian Higgins and Tom Reed. [Buffalo News]
Republicans are getting hopeful about the Senate again. [Rosalind Helderman and Jason Horowitz]
The Nation picks up on New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit against J.P. Morgan. [George Zornick]
2013 / City Hall
Technically, the Islanders will still be on the same island as before. [Sam Roberts]
The Islanders deal needs to be finalized by the N.H.L. [David Chen]
Underground cell service is coming to 40 stations in Queens. [Sally Goldenberg]
NYPD Commissioner strongly argues against City Councilman Jumaane William's Community Safety Act bills, calling them "unworkable" and potentially dangerous. [Ray Kelly]
The former Manhattan D.A. says an inspector general is not needed because "Enough people police the NYPD." [Robert Morgenthau]
An off-duty cop shot and killed a robbery suspect after being shot in the chest. [Michael Schwirtz]