Week in Review: November 8-November 12

Liberal cable news addicts breathed a sigh of relief as MSNBC announced Keith Olbermann's suspension would end the following day. Olbermann had been suspended without pay after Politico revealed that he had donated to three Democratic campaigns in the midterm elections.
We all breathed a sigh of relief as Mayor Bloomberg announced that his daughter Georgina, who suffered a spill at a horseback riding event in Syracuse over the weekend, is fine, in spite of a concussion and a few fractured vertebrae.
New York's newly minted Tea Party Congressman Michael Grimm sat down with Michael Bloomberg, who supported his opponent, likely to strategize about how to get federal money back to New York.
Joel Klein announced his resignation from his post as Chancellor of the City Department of Education. Before we could tweet it, it was announced that Cathie Black, the chairwoman of Hearst Magazines, would be taking his place. Widespread head-scratching ensued.
Alec Baldwin denounced rumors that he would be running for the NY-1 congressional seat in 2012, if Tim Bishop loses the recount to Randy Altschuler.
Senator Charles Schumer called upon the State Liquor Authority to ban Four Loko and other caffeinated alcoholic beverages, on the grounds that the FDA has never deemed the combination of alcohol and caffeine to be safe.
Atlantic Yards opponents logged a minor victory when the State Supreme Court ruled that Empire State Development Corporation had violated the state's environmental review process.
After jumping ship from the Department of Education, Joel Klein landed safely in the arms of Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp.
Andrew Cuomo announced his committee of economic advisers and it includes some divisive figures: Jim Chanos, the hedge funder who brought down Spitzer through Ashley Dupre, and Ken Langone, the Home Depot founder Spitzer sued for enabling NYSE chairman Dick Grasso's $187 million payday.
Charlie Rangel is scheduled to face the House Ethics Committee on Monday--and he'll go it alone. He and his attorneys have parted ways, so Rangel will represent himself. He's charged with 13 ethics violations, including illegally keeping an apartment as a campaign office.
Council Education Chair Robert Jackson joined Councilmen Charles Barron and Jumaane Williams in vocal opposition of Cathie Black as the new Chancellor of the Department of Education.
Mayor Bloomberg spoke out against Cathie Black haters, explaining that it was her executive managerial experience which qualified her for the chancellor post, a position he says has little to do with education policy.

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