In the Observer: Life After Bruno, Post-Maverick McCain

Azi reports on how people in Albany think the Capitol will change without Joe Bruno–the League of Women Voters says there will be “no change,” but a photographer thinks “it’s going to suck.”

Jason Horowitz writes about John McCain’s (and Barack Obama’s) transformation from rebel to nominee–“[T]he definition of maverick in the dictionary is an unbranded calf, which is appropriate,” former McCain ally Lincoln Chafee says.

Eliot Brown chronicles the sorry state of the M.T.A.

And notes that John Catsimatidis is consistently absent from Convention Center Development Corporation meetings.

Felix Gillette reports on NBC’s search for a new Washington bureau chief.