Paterson’s Budget Wishes, Contempt for Karl Rove, Luducris for Obama

David Paterson said he wants to cut spending by state agencies another seven percent, impose a hiring freeze, and look into privatizing some state assets, including, possibly, the lottery. [A.P.]

Karl Rove is being held in contempt of Congress. [A.P.]

New York beaches are in sort of bad shape because of pollution. [N.Y. Post]

Rapper Ludacris wrote a song with praise for Obama and some very harsh words about Hillary Clinton, Jesse Jackson and John McCain .[Huffington Post]

Speaking at the Chincoteague Island Annual Pony Swim, Tim Kaine says all the fuss about him being V.P. is “kind of fun.” [First Read]

Paterson’s Budget Wishes, Contempt for Karl Rove, Luducris for Obama