“The era of the Empire State’s reign over America has come to an end, and a new dawn of political power, in the hands of the Sunshine State, is upon us,” writes Patrick Ottenhoff.
The city Department of Investigations seeks witnesses to City Council skimming.
Liz talks to the other Council members who steered money to the Donna Reid Fund.
After complaints that he was ignoring the press this week, David Paterson is doing a bunch of radio interviews next week.
Someone is trying to find someone to challenge Richard Gottfried–on Craigslist.
Serf Maltese is documented protesting the closing of a bowling alley.
The Bloomberg administration advocates a less-glamorous use of some waterfront.
The Empire State Development Corporation authorized $5.5 million in grants to towns.
Beth Reinhard points out why a 50-50 compromise on Florida delegates could be Pandora’s box.
Ten million people watched at least part of the debate last night–the biggest audience ever for a primary debate.
Speaking about the debate, Obama echoes the email his campaign sent to supporters today.
The Clinton campaign, meanwhile, is harping on what Obama said about gun control.
Marc Ambinder thinks the debate raised expectations for Hillary Clinton’s performance in Pennsylvania.
Mike Tomasky thinks it was a “travesty.”
Niall thinks it was “political junk food.”
Spin Cycle goes deep on the candidates’ Weathermen connections. If you’re wondering who, exactly, Bill Ayers is, here’s a 2001 Chicago Tribune profile.
George Stephanopoulos responds to criticism of his handling of the debate.
An Obama supporter tries to engineer a “million-dollar minute.”
Jim Geraghty at the National Review thinks the Obama campaign should be less wussy (and more like McCain) about tough questions.
Jonathan Martin finds out what Mike Huckabee is up to.
Jason Horowitz documents a right-leaning Italian paper’s take on the political dangers of liberal elitism.