Andrew Cuomo is being nice to Tom DiNapoli. Dale Hemmerdinger warns of “big stuff” if Albany fails to produce MTA-bailout money. Eliot Engel claims to live in Maryland, but Maryland doesn’t believe it. Chuck Schumer is trying to entice banks and credit unions to sign on to the president’s foreclosure prevention plan. Read More
Q: What about some peripheral issues surrounding A-Rod – the union, for instance? One of the reports that stirred up the most anger among sportswriters and fans are charges that the union tipped off Rodriguez – and, presumably, other players are well – about upcoming drug tests. How can you justify that? Read More
A SUNY professor thinks David Paterson’s biggest mistake as governor was to cede authority over the Senate pick to Chuck Schumer. Kirsten Gillibrand ends her first month in the Senate “as largely an unknown quantity.” Despite frequent differences with the city department of education, the UFT is in no hurry to get involved Read More
Observer.com entertainment writer Chris Rosen thinks that David Paterson is right to be angry about the Saturday Night Live skit. (Also: he thinks that Fred Armisen and Amy Poehler have grounds to be offended too.) Read More
Americans want not just a fix for the economic crisis, but-characteristic of our national temperament-a quick fix.
It is imperative that we stabilize the financial system and stimulate the economy, and of course we should act quickly. Still, in this singular moment-at the dawn of a new presidency, where the political will exists for Read More
News sites everywhere–the Times, Politico, CNN et al–are posting instant poll results. But right now on the Drudge Report, ABC News’ web site is the only one linked for instant results in Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, right above Drudge’s headline, “LETS COUNT ‘EM.” Read More