Mayor Michael Bloomberg dismissed Senator Harry Reid's concerns about his targeting of pro-gun Democrats. [Dana Rubinstein]
Bloomberg said current statistics prove that aggressive stop-and-frisk is working. [Dana Rubinstein]
Christine Quinn recites her liberal credentials. [Reid Pillifant]
Bill Thompson's latest supporter dissed Adolfo Carrion Jr. and John Catsimatidis, and appeared to take digs at Christine Quinn and Anthony Weiner too. [Azi Paybarah]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning dismissed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's concerns that by targeting anti-gun control Democrats, Bloomberg was endangering the party's control of the Senate.(4)
Gun control advocates are pinning their hopes on Chuck Schumer.
Yesterday, Harry Reid signaled he'll include background checks as part of the base package of the Senate's new gun control bill.
"I want to be clear: In order to be effective, any bill that passes the Senate must include background checks," Reid told reporters.
Sunday shows: Harry Reid calls Wayne LaPierre 'extremely pleasant,' while a Fox host calls him 'ridiculous'
On Sunday morning, Wayne LaPierre came in for better treatment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid than he did from Fox News' Chris Wallace.
"He's always been extremely pleasant to me," said Reid, who received some similarly kind words from LaPierre during his tough 2010 re-election campaign. "We have a good relationship. So I am not here to demean the organization."
Last month, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told me she was supporting an overhaul of the Senate rules because "the abuse of the filibuster has made things impossible."
Congress has passed a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff that both parties can be furious about.
After weathering a series of Republican amendments, the $60.4-billion supplemental aid package to help the northeast region recover from Hurricane Sandy officially passed the Senate on Friday night by a vote of 61-33.
"The cooperation we got from the Republicans was wonderful," said Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor after the bill passed.
Andrew Cuomo went to Washington today, hoping to convince the White House and congressional leaders to approve a supplemental request for billions of dollars in federal assistance, without any of the complicated math that's become required for congressional spending bills.
Cuomo, who had dutifully avoided D.C. since being elected governor in 2010, started his tour at the White House.
Andrew Cuomo met with Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan and President Obama's chief of staff, Jack Lew, at the White House this afternoon, the first stop on the governor's trip through Washington today to lobby for federal disaster aid.
Kirsten Gillibrand, who was elevated to the U.S. Senate three years ago, would like to return the upper chamber to a more collegial time, before she arrived.
"It's important that the Senate is the deliberative body and we should not change that issue," Gillibrand said in a phone interview on Friday afternoon. "But it has to be something that restores the ability of people to come together and get things done, and the abuse of the filibuster has made things impossible."
Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax returns this Friday afternoon, the second of two years' worth that he had previously pledged to release.(3)
If the Sunday shows are any indication, Harry Reid's mysteriously sourced tax accusations against Mitt Romney are working.
Even without a $10 million, Jeremiah Wright-themed ad campaign, conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts is poised to have an outsize effect on the 2012 cycle.
But it might not be all bad for Democrats.
The Buffett Rule, two ways: Schumer sells it on 'fairness' grounds, Durbin goes straight for Romney's Swiss bank account
With Senate Democrats poised for a vote next week on the so-called "Buffett Rule," Harry Reid's two top lieutenants, Senators Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin, appeared separately yesterday to push the legislation in the press.