Texas senator Ted Cruz didn't mention guns in his remarks to the New York Republicans' annual dinner last night, but he did hold forth on the subject in a conversation with me after the speech.
Bill Thompson said he not only opposed a plan supported by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to build a garbage facility on the Upper East Side, but that he wanted a review of the mayor's entire citywide garbage removal plan.
Anthony Weiner is reviving his pre-scandal, greatest hits routine.
At a mayoral forum in Brooklyn last night, Weiner said Rep. Peter King's hearings into radicalization of Muslims was "shameful" and that the Long Island Republican who chaired the Homeland Security subcommittee has no legitimacy to talk about anti-terrorism efforts.
Texas senator Ted Cruz said he was sorry that Rep. Peter King couldn't make it to his big speech in Manhattan on Wednesday night.
"I have not met Mr. King, but I think it is unfortunate that he was not able to join us tonight," Cruz told reporters as he sat down to a plate of filet mignon, before his speech at the Hyatt in Midtown.
On the substance, most of the Democratic mayoral candidates have the same position on stop-and-frisk.
A few notes about the poll showing "Ray Kelly Can Win" [Azi Paybarah]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn won't talk about retroactive pay-raises, or the "non-controllable costs" in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget. [Dana Rubinstein]
While her rivals debated education, Quinn shook hands with rain-soaked voters in Brooklyn. [Reid Pillifant]
Bill Thompson doesn't think much of the public polls that show him stuck in the middle of the crowded Democratic field.
"I think these polls are wildly inaccurate, I think they will continue to be that, and I don't place--to be blunt about it--I pay almost no attention to them," Thompson told reporters after a speech at Hostos Community College. "They really don't matter."
On Tuesday afternoon, while her rivals were across the river debating education, Christine Quinn was busy greeting water-logged commuters on a soggy street corner in Brooklyn Heights.
Former congressman Anthony Weiner said he opposes opening a garbage facility on East 91st Street, a controversial project that is supported by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and strongly opposed by local residents and politicians on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
"I don't believe in opening that plant on the East Side," Weiner said last night while speaking to a Democratic club in Harlem last night.
"The N.R.A. is going down," according to the cover of the new New Republic.
The story, by Alec MacGillis, gives considerable credit for the National Rifle Association's impending demise to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the vast resources he's preparing to deploy on behalf of new gun laws.(3)
The Democratic National Committee hosted a conference call this morning in the hopes of pinning Texas senator Ted Cruz's impending appearance in New York on the city's lone Republican in Congress, Rep. Michael Grimm.(1)
The New York Post has a new favorite candidate.
Billionaire supermarket and oil magnate John Catsimatidis released a 60-second ad, which included a not-so-subtle reminder about the fares and tolls that "punish" New Yorkers.
The issue of retroactive pay raises for union workers is something of a fiscal time bomb for the Democratic mayoral candidates, according to the Daily News, which has a lengthy piece looking at the issue.(1)