Roundup: Cuomo Searches for a Chairman, Bloomberg Gets Grades

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 08: U.S. President Barack Obama walks towards the podium for making a statement at the State Dining Room of the White House August 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke on the economy, S&P downgrade and the loss of Navy SEAL members in Afghanistan. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

2012: Trump threatens an independent run, while phoning it in to CNN. [Gregory Simmons / ABC]

NY-1: Altschuler’s last name misspelled in 2nd graph of his own press release. [Liz Benjamin / Capital Tonight]

NY-9: Candidate night on August 31. [Ned Berke /]

Downgrading: “Bloomberg said Standard & Poor’s got it ‘right to the nose” when it condemned dysfunction in Washington and downgraded the U.S. credit rating.” [Gail Robinson / Gotham Gazette]

Remembering Carey: “Brooklyn Democratic boss Meade Esposito told Carey that his “head would roll in the gutter” if he ran against the party’s candidate, businessman Howard Samuels.” [Thomas Tracy / Brooklyn Paper]

Remembering Carey: “Carey described himself to me as an “Al Smith Democrat.” [Terry Golway / Capital New York]

Remembering Carey: “I found him at first to be a dour man, with occasional glints of humor.” [Gabe Pressman / NBC]

Albany: “Cuomo has good reason to be happy with the Senate GOP, they gave him nearly everything he wanted.” [Karen DeWeitt / WNYC]

Schools: “[C]ity and state scores both remain far below where they were two years ago.” [Sharon Otterman / New York Times]

Schools: “The mayor expressed joy over the latest test scores” [Stan Brooks / CBS]

Schools: “Bloomberg added that his primary focus is how the city is doing compared to the rest of the state.” [Lindsey Christ / NY1]

Schools: “For the mayor to ensure his education legacy, observers said, college readiness must improve.” [Jeremy Smerd / Crains]

Transit: Cuomo creates a committee to find new MTA chairman. [Glenn Blain / Daily News]

Transit: “The governor has said little about how he’ll solve the MTA’s problems.” [Andrew Grossman / WSJ]

Transit: About 70 days to find a replacement. [Ben Fried / Streetsblog]

Transit: A “national and international search” Cuomo said. [Jennifer Fermino / NY Post]

Transit: DC transit chief doesn’t want Walder’s job. [Dana Hedgpeth / Washington Post]

Transit: “Wanted: Someone Brave–Foolhardy?–Enough To Lead the NY MTA.” [Jim O’Grady / WNYC]

Transit: “Strangely, the shortest biography in the official press release belongs to the person who may have the most influence with the governor: Mary Ann Crotty, a close aide to former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo who handled Albany’s transportation policy in the 1980s and 1990s.” [Michael Grynbaum / New York Times]

Triathalon: Stringer’s call for more regulations of the race gets questioned by Liz, who has run in them. [Liz Benjamin / Capital Tonight]

Roundup: Cuomo Searches for a Chairman, Bloomberg Gets Grades