Elsewhere: Mixed Messages on M.T.A., Obama’s Eerie Calm

Streetsblog says that David Paterson's M.T.A. rescue bill could stop the city's "truck tsunami." The deal on the M.T.A. bailout,

Streetsblog says that David Paterson's M.T.A. rescue bill could stop the city's "truck tsunami."

The deal on the M.T.A. bailout, however, looks pretty far from done.

Does Tom Golisano regret supporting Malcolm Smith?

Steve DiBrienza impressed the Politicrasher at a candidates debate.

A P.A.C. called "Our Country Deserves Better," previously known for running ads at Thanksgiving in praise of Sarah Palin, is planning to run ads against Scott Murphy.

Today's Marist poll shows that Tom DiNapoli is making slow but positive progress with voters.

David Paterson made a well-placed dig at Ruben Diaz: "“Those who are concerned about being the majority were also involved in the Senate leadership struggle."

Kirsten Gillibrand's approval rating is still not that great, but she is also still gathering support from high-profile Democrats.

Barack Obama is doing that eerily calm thing again.

The Economist finds Obama's financial management better than Bush's, but not much.

Obama recommends...investing in the stock market.

And finally, why does the public have so much more patience for Barack Obama than it does for David Paterson? Elsewhere: Mixed Messages on M.T.A., Obama’s Eerie Calm