Roundup: The Enlightened Joe Bruno and High-Speed Maloney

mrb bldg Roundup: The Enlightened Joe Bruno and High Speed Maloney

Mayor Bloomberg joins Port Authority and Condé Nast Executives to make an announcement. May 25, 2011 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

2012: Wasting no time, Human Rights Campaign endorses Obama. [Chris Geidner / Metroweekly]

Christie: Fears global warming, pulls NJ out of cap-and-trade. [Anna Sale / WNYC]

Walker: Poll numbers worsen, confirming an early prediction by Axelrod. [Tom Jensen / PPP]

Joe Bruno: Supports same-sex marriage and says, “It really comes down, in my mind, to equal rights for everyone.” [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

Joe Bruno: “I am enlightened. I have seen the light,” he says, explaining his evolution on same-sex marriage. [Nick Reisman / Capital Tonight]

Bloomberg’s Family: His niece is gay. [Erin Einhorn / Daily News]

Bloomberg’s Speech: “seemed at times to be speaking directly to the handful of lawmakers.” [Michael Barbaro / New York Times]

Bloomberg’s Speech: Invokes Stonewall. [Esme Deprez / Bloomberg]

Bloomberg’s Speech: “Shot a warning” at opponents about being remembered poorly by history. [Jason Shaw / Rainbow Post]

Headline: “Walcott gets lukewarm reception in LIC.” [Rebecca Henely / Yournabe]

DA Race: Assemblyman Titone says current Staten Island DA “didn’t want this job.” [Tom Wrobleski / SI Advance]

Class Sizes: They’re growing. [NY1]

Transit: “The first high-speed rail project in America is going to be this one,” says Rep. Maloney in Sunnyside. [Rebecca Henely / Queens Campaigner]

Transit Funding: Advocates pick up support. [Noah Kazis / Streetsblog]

Verdicts: Two cops cleared of rape. Another win for attorney Joe Tacopina. [DNA]

Punishment: The cops will be stripped of their badges. [NY1]

Fire Houses: “Mike Bloomberg is putting a knife through the heart of Bayside,” says Avella. [Howard Koplowitz / Yournabe]

Death Penalty: Watching the latest case in NY. [Clyde Haberman / City Room]

And an irate Time Warner customer runs a disturbing, full-page ad in New York Press.