Rep. Charlie Rangel's lead has grown to 1,158 votes over his leading challenger, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, even as new questions were raised about the impartiality of the election officials overseeing the count.(1)
Is there something wrong with Albany politics? (Wait, don't answer!)
A Daily News editorial today bemoans the way State Senator Carl Kruger, who pleaded guilty to bribery yesterday, was "backslapped and rewarded with greater power by colleagues in both the Democratic and Republican parties."
The debate over the proposed "living wage" legislation, which would require private companies to pay higher wages to employees at locations developed with the help of public subsidies, isn't just happening inside the New York City Council.
Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez describes it as the latest fight to lift low-wage workers out of the cycle of poverty, and a continuation of a battle set off by the Bronx Borough President who opposed the mayor's plan at Kingsbridge Armory.
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?(2)