Congress has passed a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff that both parties can be furious about.
Joe Lhota, John Catsimatidis, George McDonald and Malcolm Smith are among the candidates invited to the January 16 mayoral forum on health care. [Zachary Stieber]
A reporter tries interviewing a 9/11 conspiracy theorist about running for mayor. [Hunter Walker]
President Obama said an agreement on the fiscal cliff is "in sight," at an afternoon appearance inside a White House auditorium packed with a few dozen rowdy specators billed as middle class Americans.
President Obama made a rare appearance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, his first since 2009, to cast himself as the sober adult offering reasonable compromises to an intractable House.(2)
M.T.A. chairman Joe Lhota's resignation letter, delivered by hand. [Celeste Katz]
Christine Quinn: "I don't really have opponents. I have colleagues in government and fellow New Yorkers." [NY1]
Kathy Wylde said Lhota's candidacy will force the other Democratic candidates to have a "broader appeal." [Chris Bragg]
The city's five Republican county chairmen are not united behind a mayoral candidate. [Chris Bragg]
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(1)
The school shooting Newtown has created what Senator Chuck Schumer called a "tipping point" in the conversation about gun-control laws, requiring a ban on assault weapons and high-volume magazine clips and more background checks.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning called on President Barack Obama to "stand up and lead" in the fight to enact stricter gun controls.
"He's the commander in chief as well as the consoler in chief," said Bloomberg during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg: "Calling for 'meaningful action' is not enough. We need immediate action. We have heard all the rhetoric before. What we have not seen is leadership - not from the White House and not from Congress. That must end today." [Mayors Against Illegal Guns]
@20children: "@NRA we aren't going to take this anymore."
"It is time to call out the N.R.A. as enablers of mass murder and start embarrassing people and saying, 'Who do you stand with? The parents and children of this country or the potential mass murderers?'"(10)
President Obama fought back tears as he delivered a brief statement this afternoon on the shooting of dozens of schoolchildren in Connecticut today, saying the nation needed to "take meaningful action" to prevent such tragedies.
Members of President Barack Obama's finance committee in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have gotten their invitations to a slew of activities leading up to the president's inauguration.
An Italian paper portrays Barack Obama as "The Master of Energy," declaring "America will exceed Saudi Arabia as the number one producer." Which of course provides the excuse for a provocative photo composite of Obama in Saudi dress.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's numbers are the lowest among the major elected officials the poll asked about.