Laying the groundwork for Cuomo to govern and run
Governor Andrew Cuomo and his presidential prospects are getting some attention now.
It's really speculation about speculation: Time put Cuomo on a list, which becomes the peg for a story tha includes interviews with Larry Sabato, possibly the most quoted political science professor in America today, and Hank Sheinkopf, a onetime Cuomo critic who has apparently come around.
For what it's worth, Sheinkopf says the next two years set up Cuomo's presidential prospects and Sabato says Cuomo hasn't got a shot if Hillary Clinton decides to run.
More immediately, Cuomo still stands to be affected by an ongoing situation in the State Senate, where the governor on the one hand appears to be laying the groundwork for his de facto allies in the Republican caucus to keep power in some form, and on the other preparing eventually to deal with the Democrats, if they can ever form a working majority.
And there's still the LIPA problem to deal with, which is, after all, Cuomo's responsibility.
Governor Andrew Cuomo was responsible for the Long Island Power Authority well before Hurricane Sandy hit. [New York Post]
Chuck Schumer announced he'll be working with Republican senator Lindsey Graham on an immigration reform bill. [Reid Pillifant]
"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is in New York City."
9 a.m. Mayor Michael Bloombeg speaks at Flight 587 anniversary memorial, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, at 1940 University Avenue, in the Bronx.
2:30 p.m. Bloomberg has a Q&A after making an announcement at 159-15 88th Street, in Queens.
6 p.m. New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is honored at the New York Academy of Sciences annual gala, at Cipriani, at 110 East 42nd Street, in Manhattan.
The Republican Party has an identity crisis now. [Kevin Sack and Sarah Wheaton]
Rep. Peter King and others have questions about the timing of F.B.I.'s investigation into Davd Petraeus. [Brian Knowlton]
President Obama will try to rally the public for his version of tax and deficit reform, during the upcoming round of negotiations. [Jackie Calmes]
Cory Booker: "The president of the United States does not care what Cory Booker is doing tonight. He doesn’t give a damn about me." [Jada Yuan]
Joe Biden 2016 etc. [Tamara Lytle]
2013 / City Hall
Hurricane Sandy "could define [Bloomberg's] entire mayoralty." [Chris Smith]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to cut $1.7 billion from the city budget over the next two years. [Erin Durkin]
The cuts are needed because the plan to sell 2,000 more taxi medallions is still in doubt. [David Chen]
Cuomo will seek $30 billion in federal aid, which Washington has to approve. [Raymond Hernandez]
Cuomo will "work with whoever wins" in the State Senate. [AP]
Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein met with Republican leader Dean Skelos. [Ken Lovett]
A columnist's anonymous sources suggest Al Sharpton and Michael Mulgrew might be used as excuses for breakaway Democrats to side with State Senate Republicans. [Fred Dicker]
The night Fox stopped cheerleading. [David Carr]
Taran Killam, as Matt Romney: "Paul Ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room…"
Jason Sudekis, as Mitt Romney: "Yeah, well, I'd like to see him carry Wisconsin." [Saturday Night Live]
Jay Pharaoh as Obama: "This election was yours to lose. Eight percent unemployment, $5 gas. I even gave you a one-debate head start." [Saturday Night Live]