Elsewhere: Senate Candidates Abound, DiBrienza Reconsiders

Hiram Monserrate backs away quickly from supporting East River bridge tolls.

In addition to Carolyn Maloney and Carolyn McCarthy, Politico drops the names Steve Israel, Jerry Nadler and Jose Serrano as people that might be thinking of challenging Kirsten Gillibrand.

People who did not get appointed to the Senate and were critical of David Paterson’s selection comprise a large number of guests at an event honoring Representative Carolyn Maloney.

George Pataki has been showing up in Washington pushing for greater federal control over where powerlines are built.

The Public Service Commission wants three routes considered for a new 190-mile powerline.

Steve DiBrienza reconsiders running for office.

Governor’s Island is about to run out of money.

Local elected officials don’t like the Seneca Nation’s plan for a casino in the Catskills.

Predictably, Sarah Palin turns out to be, again this year, very comfortable with earmarks.

A single-offense defense of Michael Steele from the Economist.

Not from Mike Huckabee.

Elsewhere: Senate Candidates Abound, DiBrienza Reconsiders