City Councilman and declared 2013 comptroller candidate Dan Garodnick picks up on a Daily News story of pension workers looking at porn while at work and asks whether there might be a bigger problem there.
After last week's depressing jobs report showing the smallest jobs gain in six months, President Obama made an appearance with Andrew Cuomo, the popular Democratic governor of New York, who introduced Obama by saying, "Your leadership has brought this nation through the storm and we thank you."
After former governor George Pataki criticized President Obama for not being clear about his position on gay marriage this morning, the Obama campaign sent out an email claiming the president "has done more to advance gay rights than any other president."
In an interview this morning with an Albany-based radio station, State Senator Adriano Espaillat was asked whether demographic changes in New York's 13th congressional district, which for the first time has a Latino majority, is the main impetus for his congressional challenge to 21-term incumbent Democrat Charlie Rangel.
On a conference call this morning, former governor George Pataki compared President Obama's "evolving" views on same-sex marriage to his comment about having more "flexibility" in U.S.-Russia relations after the election in November.
"To me it's pretty simple, either you're for something or you're against it," Pataki said. "And Vice President Biden has made it plain he's for it. President Obama on the other hand is looking to have both sides, where he's appealing to those who are supportive of gay marriage but is afraid to alienate those who don't.
The Campaign for Primary Accountability, a new super PAC bent on purging incumbents of both parties, has decided to make Charlie Rangel a target.
"Charlie Rangel is a model of the long-term incumbent who becomes too comfortable with the special interests that infest Washington," the group said in a release this morning.
Until now, the main candidate recruitment strategy has been to beat the drum for New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to drop his long-held reluctance and enter the race. The push has come from former New York State Republican Chairman Bill Powers, and some newspaper columnists.
Craig Eaton, the chairman from Brooklyn, seemed indicate that the unofficial draft Kelly movement has run its course: "Until he reaches out to us, says I'm interested, I want to talk, there's really nothing we can do."
Today, the Republicans will focus their attention on President Obama, who is visiting upstate New York and appearing with Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Tomorrow's visit to upstate New York by President Barack Obama is ostensibly about the new nanotechnology sector taking root in the Capital Region. But most the stories will probably not be about that, as the Associated Press illustrated today.
After Charlie Rangel said he "would welcome" the idea that reporters would ask President Obama whether he supports the longtime congressman in his upcoming primary, a reporter did just that during today's White House press briefing.
It seemed like an easy question for Press Secretary Jay Carney, who had already suffered a half-hour interrogation on the president's position on same-sex marriage, but the curveball flustered him, and he let out an awkward heavy breath.
On Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration released only a paper-copy of a 134-page report detailing problems with the city's 9-1-1- emergency call centers and coordination trouble between the fire police and other emergency responders.
Here, for the first time, is the report online.
The report released Friday is missing about 80 pages, which, according to Josh Margolin, contains a damaging assessment of the NYPD which City Hall fears could anger NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. CIty Hall is currently fighting the release of those additional pages.
New York is taking on an outsize importance in the Massachusetts race for U.S. Senate.
The Boston Globe reported this morning that the incumbent senator, Scott Brown, collected more campaign contributions in New York City during the first three months of the year than in any other locale, including Boston.
When the former Bronx borough president and 2005 Democratic mayoral nominee Fernando Ferrer endorsed State Senator Adriano Espaillat for Congress this afternoon over 21-term congressman Charles Rangel, he said he was doing it because of Espaillat's record, and also because he was thinking of tomorrow.
Former Bronx borough president and mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer is endorsing Adriano Espailalt for Congress against 21-term congressman Charles Rangel today, Espaillat's campaign announced.
On a conference call this morning, David Axelrod said Vice President Joe Biden's remarks yesterday about same-sex marriage are "entirely consistent" with President Obama's position on the issue.
Biden made headlines on Meet the Press by issuing a strong endorsement of same-sex marriage that seemed to go beyond the president's ongoing evolution on the issue.
When Mark Levine declared he was going to run for the State Senate seat of Adriano Espaillat, who is running for Congress against Charlie Rangel, the incumbent didn't have much to worry about. In all likelihood, Levine is only going to run if Espaillat succeeds against Rangel and thereby gives up the seat anyway.