"He runs? He runs," Cuomo said.
"And if we elect him?" Stephen Rogers, chairman of Syracuse Media Group, asked Cuomo.
"Shame on us," Cuomo said.(1)
Anthony Weiner, now a declared mayoral candidate, wants to clarify one thing for voters.(7)
Michigan-native New York political operative Risa Heller has a spread in Glamour magazine in which she talks to Irin Carmon about her P.R. business, and her experiences helping former governor David Paterson and former congressman Anthony Weiner deal with scandal.
Asked why he's a better candidate than Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota said being an executive requires "a completely different skill set." [Ivan Pereira]
More on Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu pressing Quinn to pass paid sick leave legislation. [AP]
Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis defends his donations to Democrats Melinda Katz and Letitia James. [Ross Barkan]
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.
Doing a little bit of cheerleading for the home crowd, Senator Chuck Schumer heaped a ton of praise on City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is expected to run for mayor next year.
The DCCC is circulating positive-looking poll results for Dan Maffei. [Nick Reisman]
Democratic congresswoman Louise Slaughter "launched a blistering attack on her Republican opponent's husband." [Casey Bortnick]
State Senator Adriano Espaillat was endorsed by the Sierra Club, and recently took a trip to Pennsylvania to research fracking. [Youtube]
The Board of Elections hearing at City Hall today, the storify-version. [Cristian Salazar]
Council Speaker Christine Quinn met with small business owners in the Bronx for an hour. [Adam Wisnieski]
First, Senator Chuck Schumer announced a plan to keep the BIlls in New York. Then, Cuomo announced he has a "nationally recognized professional sports expert" working with him on a plan. [@ReidPillifant](1)
Today, it was same-sex marriage supporters who flocked to Chick-fil-A to stage their own, photographic demonstrations. [Politico]
Chick-fil-A, as a bellwether for November? [Tim Stanley]
A very speculative piece about what impact the debate is having on Chick-fil-A employees. [Jena McGregor]
Why this is even an issue? "the combination of fast food and gay marriage was irresistible to politicians, activists and preachers — people who need opportunities for good symbolism, for low-cost ways to signal where they stand." [Mark Oppenheimer]
Rubio's 'Daily Show' appearance delayed by, among other things, Gillibrand's fruit and vegetable bill
Senator Marco Rubio, the Florida Senator who the Romney campaign now says is being vigrously vetted as a possibly vice-presidential pick, was supposed to appear on "The Daily Show" last night. But according to host Jon Stewart, "Harry Reid scheduled a lot of floor votes for this evening," so Rubio was stuck in Washington.
They got Dennis Leary as a replacement, and Stewart said Rubio would be on the show next week.
Also: "You [bleep]ed me again, Harry Reid!"
Here's Governor Andrew Cuomo at Christine Quinn's wedding this weekend, declining an opportunity to claim responsibility for the day's events.(1)
Senator Chuck Schumer prodded FBI Director Robert Mueller on his agency's rocky relationship with the NYPD, during a Judiciary Committee hearing on FBI oversight yesterday.
When Mitt Romney's comments about cutting or consolidating certain federal agencies wafted out of a Florida fund-raiser last night, what Senator Chuck Schumer heard was one component in a Republican plan to shift America's tax burden onto the middle class.
"The harsh truth that Romney admitted yesterday is that the only way, the only way, to give the wealthiest Americans a $5 trillion tax cut without adding to the deficit is if you put the burden on the middle class," Schumer said on a conference call organized by the Democratic National Committee this afternoon.(1)
'Very tough': Schumer and Kelly announce a measure against phone theft, but regret that they can't do much about gun laws
Asked about the prospects for gun control legislation yesterday, at an afternoon press conference with New York Police Department commissioner Ray Kelly, Senator Chuck Schumer let out a deep sigh.
The question came in the context of the shooting of four police officers in Brooklyn this weekend, and whether there was anything either Schumer or Kelly could do to enact meangingful changes to the nation's gun laws.