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The Daily News goes big on a front-page story with comments about gun control and Newtown made by Post columnist Fred Dicker on his radio show. (The Daily News)
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said today there was a 50 percent chance he would challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo later this year, contradicting claims from the state Republican chairman that he was definitely running.
Mr. Astorino, who has been held up as Republicans’ best hope for unseating Mr. Cuomo, said he was meeting with fund-raisers and would decide whether to take the plunge against Mr. Cuomo by the end of February.
Assemblywoman Deborah Glick is dismissing as “fiction” a report alleging she is leading a coup of female lawmakers to depose Shelly Silver as Assembly speaker.
The New York Post’s Fred Dicker reported this morning that Mr. Silver is facing a “serious leadership threat’’ from 30 Democratic Assemblywomen fed up after being forced to defend him in the wake of the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal.
After a New York Post reporter sent a confidential email inquiry to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, the Cuomo administration released the email to other journalists, reports the Associated Press.
This comes on the same day that The Washington Post revealed that the Department of Justice had snooped on a Fox News reporter’s private emails, and only a week after the AP reported that the DOJ had surreptitiously obtained their reporters’ phone records, making it an easy addition to the government versus press narrative. Three, after all, is a trend.
According to The New York Post’s Fred Dicker, Republicans in the State Senate are considering a secret plan to retain their control of the chamber without cutting a deal with a caucus of four independent Democrats. The plan, according to Mr. Dicker, would require Republicans to hold off seating two new Democrats whose razor-thin victories Read More
New York Times profile of New York Post’s Fred Dicker includes footage of Dicker getting assaulted. Classic NY moment. [CBS6Albany.com]
Trump: Media can’t believe Trump wants to get off birther issue. [Chris Matthews]
Trump: Greta van Susteren won’t ask Trump about it. [FoxNews.com]
Trump: Read More
New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker gets profiled on the front page of the New York Times this morning. Dicker declined to participate in the interview, but on his radio show, said he thought there were a few errors, but overall, it was fair, and not a “hatchet job.”
My favorite Read More
2012: Poll shows “abrupt change in attitude” with voters; two year low. [Jim Rutenberg and Megan Thee-Brenan]
2012: The poll. [New York Times]
Media: Unnamed source said Cuomo compared his dealing with Fred Dicker to feeding a caged animal. Dicker declined to participate in the profile. Writing the Read More
Donald Trump shot down a report claiming he would announce his candidacy on the final episode of his show, The Apprentice, on May 15.
“I can’t announce during the show, I really can’t” and “I’m not allowed to” he said, during an interview on Talk1300. “I don’t know where it Read More
It’s hard not paying attention when New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker speaks, which he does each day from 10 to 11 a.m. on his radio show.
Some highlights from today’s show:
Dicker said the state budget “would have been an early budget if it wasn’t Read More