"And I still say, put up or shut up. They got something and they want to come after me? Fine," New York City Comptroller John Liu said, referring to federal prosecutors one day after the convictions of his campaign treasurer and a donor.(2)
Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway told reporters he thinks the city's response to Hurricane Sandy was "pretty tremendous across the board." [Dana Rubinstein]
Senator Kirsten Gllibrand isn't running for president in 2016, but plans on supporting Hillary Clinton. [Reid Pillifant]
Gillibrand makes a motherly case for background checks. [Reid Pillifant]
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released a video attacking City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for her support of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. [Azi Paybarah]
The union representing police officers is circulating this ad, which says, "It's time to support your police officers, not attack them."
After a press conference in Union Square this morning, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said she's hopeful that the public pressure on Kelly Ayotte will cause the New Hampshire Republican to support expanded background checks for firearm sales.
"Well, I certainly hope that she changes her vote on background checks," Gillibrand said.
The state's highest ranking Republican has a new argument for opposing the public financing of campaigns: John Liu.
It took a federal jury yesterday only seven hours of deliberation before convicting two associates of New York City Comptroller John Liu forattempting to defraud the New York City matching funds program by using "straw donors" to circumvent donation limits.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New York doesn't need more police officers. [Dana Rubinstein]
Rep. Jose Serrano, and his son, State Senator Jose Serrano Jr., endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor, citing his positivity and record. [Dana Rubinstein]
A conservative magazine lumped Senatr Schumer in with Senator Marco Rubio, and not in a good way. [Redi Pillifant]
New York Democrats advertise the fact that Republicans here are having a fund-raiser with Ted Cruz. [Reid Pillifant]
For all his hard work forging an immigration compromise, Sen. Chuck Schumer was rewarded this week with a prominent place on the cover of the new issue of National Review.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said, "I just don't believe stops at 700,000 are happening in a constitutionally sound way."
After New York's Republican Party announced yesterday that Texas senator Ted Cruz would be their keynote speaker at an annual fund-raising dinner later this month, the state's Democratic Party responded by calling for them to rescind the invitation.(1)
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the celebrities weighing in on the New York City mayor's race, and notes that a lot of them like Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
In an interview on ABC's Nightline last night, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly elaborated on a point Mayor Michael Bloomberg made in a speech this week, about the racial breakdown of stop-and-frisks conducted by city police officers.(1)
Senator Chuck Schumer is "committed" to a same-sex marriage amendment in the immigration reform deal. [Reid Pillifant]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new site is a sign of things to come. [Azi Paybarah]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the anti-sheik soccer stadium argument has some validity. [Dana Rubinstein]