Elsehwhere: A Rise for Paterson, A Veto from Bloomberg, A Tie for Sheekey

Hiram Monserrate didn’t get invited to a holiday party in Queens.
The Queens Civic Congress is opposing the M.T.A.’s proposed cuts.

David Paterson said preventing the loss of discounted student Metrocards is a top proority.
Paterson rose (a little) in this morning’s Quinnipiac poll.
Toby Stavisky and Rory Lancman held a Homeland Security hearing.
New York released details on school-aid cuts.
The state will finally get new voting machines.
Tom DiNapoli on this week’s “New York NOW.”
The D.N.C.  is attacking the Republicans‘ employment of 100 lobbyists against consumer finance reform.
Sheekey, not-untied.

Michael Bloomberg will veto the Council’s rejection of the Kingsbridge Armory.

This blogger can’t think of another independent presidential candidate, aside from Bloomberg. Or maybe Lou Dobbs.

Jimmy Oddo lays out his vision.

Gotham Gazette seeks money.

John Friscia takes heat for picking on Representative Mike McMahon.

McMahon tweets about securing federal funds, with Kirsten Gillibrand.

Micah Kellner asks “Why is the MTA acting like the Grinch who stole Christmas?”

Miguel Martinez was sentenced to five years in jail for misusing public money.

I was able to engage in these schemes because I was a New York City councilman.”

Roger Stone is still going after Eliot Spitzer.

Pat Kierman has a big heart.

“Eyewitness News” picks up on Bloomberg’s air-pollution survey.

Amanda Farinacci remembers 2009.

The New Republic, sigh.

Dana Milbank can’t crash the White House party.

And here’s Jeff Klein at a bill signing ceremony for legislation dealing with home foreclosures. Elsehwhere: A Rise for Paterson, A Veto from Bloomberg, A Tie for Sheekey