Elsewhere: Elizabeth Edwards, 1949-2010

Elizabeth Edwards passed away today of breast cancer.

An Edwards source tells Azi that, contrary to most assumptions, John had been taking care of her for months.

President Obama said she had “a kind of fortitude and grace that will long remain a source of inspiration.” (No link.)

The president got pretty feisty in his press conference defending the tax cut compromise today.

Mayor Bloomberg, for one, liked the deal.

Celeste Katz liveblogged a visit from Cathie Black.

City Room posted its full interview with Black.

An ACORN off-shoot is rising and raising.

Kevin Parker is guilty of two misdemeanors.

Ed Koch is keeping up the heat.

The best way to keep a job in the Bloomberg administration, hizzoner says, is for The Post and The Daily News to call for your dismissal.

There’s a new sheriff in town.

Jeff Klein: Keep away from the creche.

Local governments are worried about pension costs.