'I’m not ready to settle for crumbs and table scraps or band aids'
Bio: Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.
Christine Quinn continues to come under criticism over a redistricting plan that could potentially allow scandal-plagued Assemblyman Vito Lopez to win a seat on the City Council.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a ceasefire between the Israelis and Hamas. [Byron Tau]
"Whether the cease-fire could hold was uncertain at best, and even in the minutes leading up to the effective start time, both sides were firing at each other." [David Kirkpatrick, Ethan Bronner and Rick Gladstone]
"OH! I just heard 2 huge explosions here in the north #Gaza! so they will continue attacking the coming 42 minutes!" [Hanan Abu Naser]
He spoke about the IDC's record in Albany and wrote, "In 2013, we will further our progressive Democratic agenda."
The Long Island Power Authority tried sending a Thanksgiving Day message to customers.
The former governor who resigned over a sex-scandal thinks the city comptroller embroiled in a fund-raising scandal won't run for mayor.
Reasons, other than the fact that it's still 2012, to take a new Quinnipiac poll with a grain of salt: it was conducted when Scott Stringer was still a presumed mayoral candidate, and it shows Bill Thompson trailing Christine Quinn among African-American and Hispanic voters.
Christie leads Cuomo and Bloomberg. [Michael Howard Saul]
Headline: "Bloomberg Trails Cuomo, Christie and Obama on Sandy Response, Poll Finds" [Jill Colvin]
Councilman Domenic Recchia said Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer will not be "annoited" the next comptroller. [Josh Robin]
Josh Robin catches some early jabsin the New York City comptroller race, where Councilman Domenic Recchia said newly announced candidate Scott Stringer won't be "anointed" to the position. He also criticized the timing of Manhattan Borough Scott Stringer's announcement about entering the race, noting many people in Recchia's district are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy.
Manhattan could see their New York City Council delegation size reduced by one seat, and the Bronx, which has the smallest delegation, could pick up a seat.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be featured at a fund-raiser for Public Advocate candidate Reshma Saujani, according to this fund-raising invitation.
In an email accompanying the invitation, Saujani refers to Gilibrand as a "trailblazer" and notes they both worked to try electing Hillary Clinton "our nation's first female president. Now, looking ahead to 2013, our journey continues."