Elsewhere: McCain’s Zero, Powell’s Endorsement, Fossella’s Red Lips

Robert Gates called John McCain about the Iraq deal, Condoleezza Rice called Barack Obama and Joe Biden, no one called Sarah Palin.

Palin’s office wants to charge $15 million for her emails, although they don’t want to release them until after the election.

“Palin also made a point of mentioning that she loved to visit the ‘pro-America’ areas of the country, of which North Carolina is one. No word on which states she views as unpatriotic.”

Colin Powell may endorse Obama.

In addition to The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune endorsed Obama–the first Democrat the paper has ever backed for president.

McCain got a “zero” from the League of Conservation Voters.

Academia rallies around Bill Ayers, Real Clear Politics does not approve.

The first detail to come out of Vito Fossella’s D.U.I. trial is that his lips were stained red when he was pulled over by the police.

Oddly, Fossella held a conference call last night on the economy.

The M.T.A. scaled back its bond issue by $300 million due to lack of demand.

Jon Powers came out of hiding and endorsed Alice Kryzan. 

Tom Golisano is hiring.

The Willets Point redevelopment plan is still in purgatory.

It looks like the city’s tourism business may be going the way of the rest of the economy.

Elsewhere: McCain’s Zero, Powell’s Endorsement, Fossella’s Red Lips