Headline: "Asked about a Schumer bill that might have protected the AP, the White House says it's 'complicated'" [Reid Pillifant]
This time, Bill Thompson says he'll have the spending advantage. [Dana Rubinstein]
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said he'll push banks on home foreclosures. [Azi Paybarah]
"Senator [Frank] Lautenberg was a close friend of mine and I'm going to miss him badly," Sen. Chuck Schumer told reporters at his office in midtown this afternoon, shortly before Lautenberg was scheduled to officially announce his impending retirement in Paterson, New Jersey.
"He had passion," Schumer continued. "He was not one of those people who just put his finger to the wind and figured out the political angles. He cared about a lot of things, and he'd focus on specific issues and get them done.
While David Letterman was winding up a question about how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie feels about being the punchline for a lot of fat jokes last night, Christie pulled a donut from his suit pocket and took a bite from it.
"I didn't know this was going to be this long," Christie deadpanned, to Letterman's amusement.
"All kidding aside is it an issue or is it not an issue," Letterman said. "Tell me how you see things."
They won’t say it publicly, but there is fear, genuine fear, among New Jersey Democrats that this year’s gubernatorial election will produce a Republican landslide not seen since the Tom Kean-era, threatening Democratic control of the legislature and key county offices.(5)
It is of course transparently disingenuous, the way Cory Booker is pursuing a Senate seat in New Jersey.(2)
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visits Seth Meyers on "Saturday Night Live," with an update about the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy. The skit included obligatory jokes about Christie's temper and a nod to the governor's wardrobe since the storm.
"I'm going to die in this fleece," he said.
A meeting between the two executives would have been unthinkable prior to the storm, with Christie emerging as one of the president's most combative and outspoken critics this election cycle, after having been mentioned as a possible nominee to challenge Obama's re-election.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has spent much of the year assailing President Obama's leadership as a top campaign surrogate for Mitt Romney, praised the president's response to Hurricane Sandy in a couple of morning show interviews earlier today.
"The president has been great," said Christie on "Morning Joe."
Two executives arrive from Ann Arbor, where the newspaper company first experimented with killing off print editions and migrating to the web.
Kizenko, 45, is a bit of a novelty, which explains some of the national and international attention that has attended his new venture. He worked in finance, mostly in Russia, and eventually became Goldman Sachs’ chief equity trader in their Moscow offices.(1)
This morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference at the Flatiron offices of a energy-related tech start-up to announce that the city now has enough solar panels on city-owned buildings to power 143 households. New York City has a total of about 3 million households.
New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez is raising money off the messiness of the Republican presidential primary, and the popularity of his longtime nemesis, Governor Chris Christie.
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)
New Jersey officials are against having their college students and residents put under surveillance by the New York Police Department, for the record.
Governor Chris Christie called a report on the police tactics "disturbing," and Mayor Cory Booker of Newark said he was "very disturbed" and feared the NYPD may have been acting "based on no more than religious affiliation."