Roundup: ‘Fetal-Position Time’

Sol LeWitt: Structures, 1965-2006, a 27-Sculpture Outdoor Exhibition at City Hall Park, with the Public Art Fund. May 24, 2011 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

Egypt: Vallone doles out local honors. [Queens Gazette]

NY26: Hochul was “relentless” on Medicare issue, says Carolyn Ryan. [The Caucus]

NY26: “This is definitely fetal-position time for Republicans.” [Gail Collins / NY Times]

NY26: Jack Davis, not going away. [Celeste Katz/ Daily News]

NY26: Can’t blame Davis for GOP loss. [Jessica Taylor / Hotline]

NY26: Winners include Gillibrand and Poloncarz and “All the Republicans who didn’t run.” Losers include Chris Collins. [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Union]

NY26 Fallout: Democrats will force Senators to vote up or down on Paul Ryan’s budget. [Jennifer Steinhauer]

NY26 Fallout: “This is an achingly beautiful land where politicians do well to tiptoe carefully.” [Michael Powell / The Caucus]

Same-Sex Marriage: Advocates losing momentum. [Mike Gormley / AP]

Bloomberg’s Support: In memo, city says judge “misapplied” law against comptroller. [David Chen / City Room]

Teacher Evaluations: NYSUT withdraws. [Casey Seiler / Times Union]

Tax Cap: Sunset provision is a “deal killer” says EJ McMahon. [Bill Hammond / Daily News]

Tax Cap: Any impact from hydrofracking? [Nick Reisman / Capital Tonight]

Ethics: Silver won’t leave town without “doing a meaningful ethics reform bill.” [Glenn Blain / Daily News]

Deals: “If Skelos was left out of the negotiations with Silver, it could make negotiations for an ethics overhaul that much harder.” [Nick Reisman / Capital Tonight]

Transit: “Farebox operating ratio” is getting steeper. [Clyde Haberman / Cityroom]

Panhandlers: MTA boss say they do exist. [Michael Grynbaum / City Room]

Rematch: Donovan knows his opponent well. [Tom Wrobleski / SI Advance]

Headlines: “Why Are Rabbis Less Strict On Smoking Than Michael Bloomberg?” [Adam Dickter / Jewish Week]

And Scott Stringer wants a moratorium on non-essential school contracts, thanks to a slew of scandals. [Jill Colvin / DNAinfo] Roundup: ‘Fetal-Position Time’