Elsewhere: Confront the Demons Inside Our Party

Andrew Cuomo is fundraising for his upcoming budget battle with labor.

Wayne Barrett: “A long investigative piece on a figure in state or city government is never going to compete with a short piece on Lindsay Lohan. If every form of journalism is thrown in the same basket and it’s simply a matter of counting the hits then people who do the kind of work that Tom [Robbins] and I do, our value is going to diminish.”

The Onion marvels at how political pundits are able to channel the inner-workings of Jared Loughner’s mind:  “It’s strange, but when it comes to getting inside the mind of this human being who seems to possess no empathy, sense of morality, or hold on reality, and who is motivated only by personal animus and self-glorification, the nation’s major political pundits have been amazingly adept.”

Sarah Palin will headline a gun convention next week.

The Assembly, circa the late-1980’s, and featuring new DOT commish Joan McDonald.

Wall Street is shunning Obama this time around.

2011’s Must-Have: A Sarah Palin Talking Key-chain.

Paging Bill de Blasio: A new study downplays the effect that Citizens United had in 2010 election cycle.

In a frantic final night before the Tucson shooting rampage, police said suspect Jared Lee Loughner checked into a motel, bought bullets for his semi-automatic and picked up photographs reported to show him posing in a G-string with his Glock pistol.

The Committee to Save New York revealed its Board of Directors.

Tom DiNapoli warns of a possible $11 billion deficit.

Daniel Squadron helped out a Haitian amputee profiled on CNN.

NY is well-represented at the RNC.

Rockland and Putnam Counties became the first in the state to sign onto a controversial immigration enforcement measure.

Diane Savino wants Democrats to “confront the demons inside our party.”

Eric Ulrich wants bicylclists to register with the city.

Andrew Cuomo is cancelling the secret state police pay raises.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday acknowledged “serious failures” in its response to the blizzard last month, saying it was too slow to heed severe weather warnings and fell victim to a blurred chain of command. Christine Quinn called their response “beyond shocking.”

Meet Reince Priebus, the new RNC chairman.

A primer on how to pronounce it.

Elsewhere: Confront the Demons Inside Our Party