Mid-Morning Read: Clinton’s Party, Tedisco’s Paper, Bloomberg’s Speech

Michael Calderone has the names of liberal media folks who had breakfast with Obama.

Glenn Thrush has details from Chuck Schumer’s party for Hillary Clinton last night.

Page Six says Rahm Emanuel is telling local officials that Obama is not getting involved in the senate selection process here.

Running the state’s pension system is getting more expensive.

Upstate Democrats, of all houses, unite!

New Erie County D.A. cleans house, changes tune, from predecessor.

Representative Chris Lee will sit on a congressional working group on economic recovery.

As if we needed more fiscal woe: sales tax collection is down.

The Watertown Daily Times says there’s no need for a senate special election.

The Democrat & Chronicle says Paterson would “send a much-needed open government message if he’d at least open up the selection process.”

Minority Leader Jim Tedisco’s hometown paper, the Schenectady Gazette, agrees.

The City Council is Twittering.

Michael Bloomberg will unveil a plan he says will create 400,000 jobs over six years.

Many of those jobs are construction jobs.

The tax Bloomberg wants to reduce or eliminate for small businesses currently stands at four percent.

Bloomberg will spend $24 million to resell foreclosed homes.

The New York Times editorial board wants Bloomberg to postpone the I.D.A.’s meeting in order to renegotiate the city’s deal with the Yankees..

Tom Robbins thinks Bill Thompson’s criticism of Bloomberg and the Yankees is, in part, driven by the mayoral race.

Fun details on that hearing from the Times.

Paul Tonko is having a fund-raising lunch.

Dan Maffei has a fund-raiser linked to the Syracuse basketball game.

Kirsten Gillibrand may get a DCCC post.

Here’s more on yesterday’s poll indicating Andrew Cuomo has  an edge over Caroline Kennedy.

Tom Suozzi is running a better race for Senate than he did for governor, writes Newsday.

Lew Fidler hits Catholic groups who want to lift a ban on nativity scenes in schools, but won’t let gays march in the St. Patrick’s parade.

Bus and train fares could jump from $2 to $3.

John Riley sees a double standard in inaugural coverage.

Hillary Clinton gets the last laugh, says the Journal News.

Gail Collins wonders how many times George Bush says the word “freedom” tonight.

 Cool: a web site that acts as an “involuntary facebook of powerful Americans.” It’s called LittleSis.org.

And here’s video of Bill Thompson at the M.T.A. hearing last night.

Mid-Morning Read: Clinton’s Party, Tedisco’s Paper, Bloomberg’s Speech