Sunday Reading: Changing Election Rules, Donating Gifts to Bloomberg

mrb warhol222 Sunday Reading: Changing Election Rules, Donating Gifts to Bloomberg

By artist Shane Bennett. (photo credit: Angel Chevrestt)

Middle East: Criticizing Obama’s “tone-deafness” on strategy, not policy. [Alan Dershowitz / NY Daily News]

Medicaid: Obama lawyers say individuals can’t sue if reimbursement rates prevent them from getting access to health care. [Robert Pear / NY Times]

Campaign Money: Judge declares ban on corporate contributions illegal; ruling from criminal case involving Hillary Clinton donors. [Nicholas Confessore / NY Times]

DSK: Putin defends him; Kirstie Alley lives next door to him. [NY Post]

2012: “I once saved Hillary Clinton’s life,” said Giuliani. [Ginger Otis / NY Post]

Divorce: Rep. Steve Israel of Long Island who chairs the DCCC, and his wife, a judge, are divorcing. [Geoff Earle / NY Post]

Voting Rules: GOP push photo ID requirement and fewer days for voting; Dem Gov Association fighting back. [Lizette Alvarez / NY Times]

NY26: Hochul looking to buy, or rent, a home in the district. [Robert McCarthy / Buffalo News]

Probes: Editors praise Schneiderman’s investigation of Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. [Times Union]

Probes: With huge profits, Schumer wants oil refrainer investigated. [NY Post]

Cop Acquittals: “The danger just has a prettier face these days,” says one woman. [John Leland / NY Times]

Disclosed: Bloomberg paid at least $1.5 million in taxes and earned $4 million from investments. [Michael Barbaro / NY Times]

Taxes: For co-ops and condos, their taxes “would definitely go down,” said Council Finance Chairman. [David Seifman / NY Post]

Duos: On climate change, Clinton ceded power to Bloomberg, who has a lot of money. “[N]ational and international governments have failed, possibly quite permanently,” said Sheekey.

Budget: Bloomberg doesn’t want to charge cultural groups more taxes, but his aides are moving forward with plans to do just that. [David Seifman / NY Post]

School Salaries: SUNY presidents paid a lot; cars, housing, golf-club memberships. [Cara Matthews / Democrat and Chronicle]

Ethics: Editors want Cuomo to oppose Medical malpractice bill pushed by two Assembly Democrats and opposed by Common Cause. [NY Post]

Gifts: Warhol-inspired art, Paul Simon lyrics and a Mario Cuomo book among the things in Bloomberg’s “gift closet.” [Annie Karni / NY Post]

Hacked: Weiner’s Twitter and Facebook account compromised; lewd photo sent. [Alison Gendar / NY Daily News]

Hacked: Spokesman said Weiner ignored warning saying his password was changed. [Ginger Otis / NY Post]

Hacked: “Tivo shot. FB hacked. Is my blender gonna attack me next?” [Anthony Weiner / Twitter]

Robocalls: Editors want Schumer and Gilllibrand to stop the “harassment by overzealous campaigns.” [Democrat and Chronicle]

Smoking: Bronx lawmaker wants ban at state park. [Candice Giove / NY Post]

Unwanted Endorsements: Niagra Falls mayoral candidate said he didn’t want GOP backing that went to rival. [Mark Scheer / Niagara Gazette]

Cross Endorsement: Conservatives back Democrat Mark Schroeder for Buffalo comptroller. [Buffalo News]

Cross Endorsement: A Democrat suggests backing GOP Donovan for re-election. [Tom Wrobleski / SI Advance]

Unions: Construction worker salaries aren’t what’s driving construction costs up, says union boss. [Gary LaBarbera / NY Daily News]

Timing: 35 percent rise in average response time for filling potholes in NYC. [Jennifer Cunningham / NY Daily News]

Traveling: Weiner to Wisconsin next week. [Twitter]


  1. Anonymous says:

    Just when you thought it was safe to use tweeter and facebook along came the “Weiner Hacker” 

    The “Weiner Hacker” has made Weiner a household name over a very dull news weekend.

    I am sure the FBI” we be called to track down the “Weine Hacker” just like they were called in 2008 to frack down the person who hacked into Sarah Palin’s e-mail

    The “Left” was thrilled that Sarah Palin’s e-mail was hacked and I am sure they are Livid that someone would dare Hack into Weiner’

    IIt should be interesting to see how this all plays out.

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High