Johnson Leaves Obama Camp, Paterson Vents About Albany

Jim Johnson has resigned from the Obama campaign because of furor over the preferential loans he received from Countrywide Financial, one of the nation’s largest sub-prime mortgage leaders. [N.Y.T.]

The plan for a natural gas pipeline between Connecticut and Long Island is foundering, reports Dan Janison. [Spin Cycle]

Joe Bruno has nothing to say about Bill Powers’ lobbying activities. [Capitol Confidential]

Regarding the chance that his property-tax cap won’t even go to a vote, David Paterson said, “So this is how we are operating government now? We make a public announcement. No hearings, no deliberation, no discussion, no debate. And no alternative.” [Albany Watch

Chris Cillizza thinks the lawmakers who haven’t endorsed Barack Obama yet may indicate a problem. [The Fix

Johnson Leaves Obama Camp, Paterson Vents About Albany