Kerry Confident About Hillary, Seneca Nation Gets Ready to Fight

John Kerry says Hillary Clinton will be "overwhelmingly confirmed." [The Hill]

The Seneca Nation, soon to be barred from selling tax-free cigarettes, wants to collect tolls on the part of the New York Thruway that runs through the reservation.They are also spending $1 million on security and asking Obama for federal troops to " to protect the Seneca people against potential action by the state." [AP]

Since things don't seem to be going well with the Atlantic Yards project, booster Marty Markowitz suggests just building it on the cheap. [Post]

Money from the federal stimulus plan could go to the NYPD to hire 900 new cops. [DN]

Daniel Flynn thinks Caroline Kennedy's campaign mirrors her uncle's 1962 Senate campaign. [City Journal]

Jim Tedisco dropped his FOIA request for the questionnaires David Paterson is collecting from Senate candidates. [Liz]

Howard Dean says goodbye. [Politico] Kerry Confident About Hillary, Seneca Nation Gets Ready to Fight