Roundup: He Diminished Himself by Even Mentioning My Name

Good government groups questioned JCOPE’s curious decision to not focus on Shelly Silver in their probe of the Vito Lopez scandal.

Governor Cuomo said, if true, JCOPE’s move is “unconscionable.”

One member of the ethics panel, Ravi Batra, said this before announcing his exit.

A judge ordered the prosecutorial probe to be expanded to Silver’s settlement.

Lopez’s downfall, a Shakespearean tragedy.

Ofer Biton, who was arrested in what some speculate was a move to increase pressure on Michael Grimm, is not cooperating.

The Queens Chronicle and Forum News picked Eric Ulrich in the GOP primary.

Lincoln Restler’s 2010 opponent Warren Cohn endorsed him.

Meet Walter Mosley.

Ben Akselrod said yeshiva tuition would be his top priority.

Bill Clinton did a better job selling President Obama than the President himself did.

The New York delegation loved Obama’s speech, however.

You thought New York had the worst seats at the convention?

The Fix listed the top ten unexpectedly strong convention speakers.

Mitt Romney called the weak jobs report a “hangover” from last night.

For his part, Obama urged patience.

Romney’s electoral college opportunities have shrunk and he’s increasingly relying on winning all of his targeted states.

Madonna endorsed Obama with a large back tattoo.

“They vet most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’” Clint Eastwood recalled, giving the background for his widely mocked convention speech.

Another Kennedy will soon be in Congress.

Sarah Palin on John Kerry mentioning her in his speech yesterday:

“I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name. How does he even know my name? I mean aren’t these guys supposed to be these big wig elites who don’t waste their time on the little people like me.”

Roundup: He Diminished Himself by Even Mentioning My Name