Weekend Roundup: Defending Soda; Scrutinizing Satmar Votes; The Romney Olympics

The New York Times took a look at retiring Congressman Gary Ackerman’s career, which he began as a “bright and bushy-tailed liberal.”

The beverage industry is launching a campaign against Mayor Bloomberg’s soda restrictions.

Grace Meng alluded to an “over focus on race and religion” in Dan Halloran’s past race.

Kirsten Gillibrand may be exaggerating the threat Wendy Long poses.

Gatemouth thinks both sides of  NY-7 are exaggerating their share of the Hasidic vote.

Dan O’Connor said he would have won, if only his campaign were better funded and better run.

The Daily News is troubled by another one of  Charles Hynes’ “flubbed” cases.

That same publication still doesn’t like Michael Mulgrew.

Goldman Sachs transformed Battery Park City.

The FBI is investigating whether an NYPD detective moonlighted as a burglar.

Angus King’s Independent bid for the U.S. Senate is rather complicated.

The Supreme Court has often been surprisingly united and assertive in recent years.

Their health care ruling was a transforming moment for President Obama’s legacy.

Obama’s attacks on Bain Capital are working.

He’s investing quite a bit in Spanish-language ads.

The Tea Party still isn’t enthused with Mitt Romney.

Rupert Murdoch said Romney needs a new team.

Mitt Romney’s vacations feature the “Romney Olympics,” and as the Washington Post describes the sport, “But after Mitt once nearly finished last, behind a daughter-in-law who had given birth to her second child a couple of months earlier, the ultra-competitive and self-described unathletic patriarch expanded the games to give himself a better shot.”

Weekend Roundup: Defending Soda; Scrutinizing Satmar Votes; The Romney Olympics