Obama nominated Representative John McHugh to be Secretary of the Army, a job that two people have been fired from in the last four years.
Thousands of troops have been deployed from McHugh's district, which includes Fort Drum.
"In tapping McHugh, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, Obama sidelines yet another senior GOP lawmaker," writes Jonathan Martin.
It's a victory for Democrats, writes The Hill, because they haven't been able to come close to unseating him.
In light of the McHugh nomination, Bill Pascoe thinks New York may become the new Massachusetts.
There was no mention of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" in the announcement.
Chris Cillizza says that with redistricting next year, McHugh has been "looking for a graceful exit." Also, he mentions Robert Taub, McHugh's chief of staff, and State Senator Darrel Aubertine as possible candidates to replace him.
Irene Liu has more potential candidates, like Jim Wright and David Valesky.
Brownstoner credits Bill de Blasio for the Carroll Gardens rezoning.
Indian Point has shut down three times in the last three weeks, which may or may not be dangerous, but is definitely inefficient.
Brian McLaughlin is not longer the head of the Central Labor Council, and has been convicted of a felony, Liz reminds Paterson's office.
Buffalo Pundit has a perplexing story about a phone call to Antoine Thompson's office.
Tom Scocca takes issue with the reasonableness of Ross Douthat's Supreme Court math.
The sister publication of City Hall News encourages Carolyn Maloney to run for Senate.