In a supplement to his story this morning about former Hillary Clinton aides taking a pre-emptive pass on 2016, Jason Horowitz has an online addition that details how Howard Wolfson was converted from a critic of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to one of his most trusted advisers.
The head of the powerful health care worker union said his organization has "the largest political action fund in the country" and will do "what is necessary" to help elect Public Advocate Bill de Blasio mayor.
A spokesman for Reynso told me today Thompson's camp has reached out to Reynoso to arrange a meeting.
"Now," Obama says, "is the time" to do something about the media shield law Senator Chuck Schumer was pushing for earlier. [Reid Pillifant]
Anthony Weiner will basically be his own campaign manager and strategist. [Reid Pillifant]
Headline: "Another court decision puts Bloomberg's taxi legacy in doubt" [Dana Rubinstein]
When I reported last month on the potential inner circle of advisers who might still be available to work on an Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign, the names of two experienced operatives came up in every conversation.
Anthony Weiner didn't take any big steps toward a mayoral bid in the last two months, at least according to his latest filing with the city's Campaign Finance Board.
"I do want to note that Speaker Quinn is here today in a non-candidate's role," said Barnard College president Debora Spar, on Tuesday, as she spoke to a room whose population was roughly half co-eds and half reporters who'd been alerted to the event by Quinn's mayoral campaign spokesman, Michael Morey.(1)
Tomorrow will be the one-month anniversary of Anthony Weiner's reemergence as a public figure and aspiring mayoral candidate, which came in the form of a gory but sympathetic brokered profile in The New York Times Magazine.
In endorsing former City Comptroller Bill Thompson for mayor, the Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., said he choosing an experienced candidate who was also, "even-headed" and "able to listen to you."
Bill Thompson announced today that he has hired a prominent Democratic consultant who, four years ago, worked against him.(1)
The key point of this Steve Kornacki segment about a racially inflammatory flier Anthony Weiner sent out against a rival in a 1991 City Council race is that it is more revealing than Weiner's twitter transgressions.(1)
-Bill de Blasio making a joke that is either about overzealous federal investigators or John Liu. Probably Liu.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg attacked the New York Times news and editorial pages yesterday for how it covered public safety issues.