Roundup: I Stand By What I Said, Whatever It Was

The Queens Chronicle continued pressuring the Queens Tribune over its sex ads.

Elizabeth Crowley was endorsed by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

Adolfo Carrion endorsed Adriano Espaillat.

Lincoln Restler’s campaign said our story on it is a sign of their success.

Espaillat gives a damn about President Obama’s endorsement.

Ray Kelly said minority communities want more stop-and-frisks.

Tish James isn’t sure where he got that impression.

Chuck Schumer question Robert Mueller on the relationship between the NYPD and the FBI.

Simcha Felder said partisanship is “irrelevant” to Orthodox Jews.

Rory Lancman criticized President Obama’s foreign policy approach to Iran.

Hill Krishnan spoke out against noise pollution.

Peter Vallone is still Peter Vallone.

Dov Hikind pushed for the release of an American in Bolivia’s prison system.

Diane Savino would like Governor Cuomo to step it up on medical pot.

Sitting 65-year-old State Supreme Court Judge Gustin Reichbach wrote an op-ed declaring “Inhaled marijuana is the only medicine that gives me some relief from nausea, stimulates my appetite, and makes it easier to fall asleep” while recovering from pancreatic cancer.

Somebody formed the Talkin’ Smack PAC.

Mitt Romney on the Rev. Wright Super PAC controversy: “I’m not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was.

John McCain shrugged off the SuperPAC’s criticisms of him for failing to hit Obama on Wright.

Americans Elect ended their quixotic bid to get a third party presidential candidate into the White House.

Democrats seem to be taking a page from the Republicans playbook, passing dead-end legislation and then using it to demagogue their opponents, Irin Carmon writes.

A pair of staffers accidentally videobombed the latest Youtube clip from President Barack Obama’s Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter with a dorky, intraoffice high five (the videobombing appears at about 2:42 in this clip).

The Cory Booker Guide to Twitter

And just what the world needs: the mayor and Mr. Met high-fiving GIF

Roundup: I Stand By What I Said, Whatever It Was