Morning Read: 'I Accept Total Responsibility'

Republican Idaho Senator Michael Crapo issued an apology after he was arrested for drunk driving in the D.C. suburbs in the wee hours of Sunday morning. “I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter.”

Gun lobbying groups have spent over $550,000 on political campaigns in New York State since 2000.

The new IDC/GOP State Senate leadership coalition may not live to see 2013 if Republican George Amedore holds on to his 39 vote victory over Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk in the ongoing legal battle over the race.

Mr. Amedore and Ms. Tkaczyk spent a combined $2.3 million on their race.

Potential Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota met one of his good friends at Georgetown University after “vomiting all over his shoes.”

Conservative talk show kingpin Bill O’Reilly has two history books on the bestseller list and two pictures he and his daughter took with Barack and Michelle Obama displayed in his office.

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre doubled down on his proposal that schools adopt armed guards without government adopting any new gun control laws in an appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press yesterday.

New York Post columnist Fred Dicker estimates it could cost the state “at least $1 billion” to buy back the approximately 1 million assault rifles owned by New Yorkers.

Peggy Kerry, the sister of Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, works at the State Department and has a long history of involvement in “hyperlocal Greenwich Village politics.”

The Democratic hopefuls planning to run for mayor next year are willing to travel great distances to secure endorsements including a field trip to Cincinnati they took at the behest of teacher’s union president Michael Mulgrew.

There are two COO’s making early $300,000 per year in the MTA, but one of them hasn’t been to work in months.

State Senator John DeFrancisco is considering a request that he run for mayor of Syracuse from a county Republican Party chairman.

The 24-year-old nephew of the president of Kazakhstan may have gotten into Columbia University without a high school diploma.