Pritzker Not for Commerce Secy., Espada’s Missing Steps

Vetting has complicated heiress Penny Pritzker’s chance of becoming Obama’s commerce secretary. [WP]

The Prime Minister of Pakistan is “sure” the U.S. will stop bombing his country after Obama is inaugurated. [AP]

John Kerry will be chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may ease the pain of not being secretary of state. [BG]

State Senator-elect Pedro Espada apparently never registered a campaign committee or made financial disclosures. [DN]

Plans for Coney Island are going forward, in part because a holdout decided if Michael Bloomberg gets a third term, he might as well sell. [Brooklyn Paper]

A blogger opposed to the New York Regional Interconnect power line is glad Henry Waxman got the Senate chairmanship. [FROM]

Pritzker Not for Commerce Secy., Espada’s Missing Steps