The biggest policy difference at last night’s debate was over–get this–moon exploration.
The candidates also sparred over immigration and how they made their money.
Newt Gingrich turned in an oddly passive debate performance last night.
He even declined to explain why Callista would be a better first lady than the wives of the other three candidates on stage.
Mayor Bloomberg conceded that the NYPD’s credibility has been damaged by the recent furor over the screening of an anti-Muslim training film and the subsequent cover-up.
Jim Dwyer says that the NYPD “cannot risk the distortions of more fictions, of deliberate dishonesty or honest confusion. The police have to make it their business to get it right and to do it in the sunshine so that the whole world knows.”
The CIA operative who led the NYPD’s effort to surveil Muslim communities is being pulled off the job.
Fresh off of the hubbub surrounding the DSK case, Cy Vance once again finds himself in the middle of controversy as top cop Ray Kelly’s son faces rape charges.
The Daily Beast writes, that “The early indications are that the D.A.’s office is doing in the Greg Kelly case what it should have done in the Strauss-Kahn case—letting the prosecutor with the most expertise do her job without interference.”
Greg Kelly was never shy about being his father’s son.
Kelly wasn’t in his usual spot on “Good Day New York” yesterday morning.
Investigators don’t buy Kelly’s accuser’s story, in part because of the lag time between the alleged assault and the reporting of it.
A source tells The DN that the two exchanged texts after the encounter about “doing it again.”
Andrew Cuomo was mum on Chris Christie’s plan to put gay marriage up for a vote.
Under the current plan, a vote in New York City for the State Senate would could 7% less than a vote cast upstate.
Michael Gianaris of Queens, was turned into a redistricting refugee under the Senate’s plan when a patch of his district that happens to include his two-story, brick home was swapped with a neighboring Democrat, forcing him to either move back into his district or unseat an incumbent Democrat in 2014. ”My plan is to make sure this ridiculous, horribly partisan plan never sees the light of day,” Gianaris said.
The map does create the city’s first Asian American district in Queens.
The T-U notes that the new 63rd Senate seat does give their region extra representation, but say that the whole process does nothing “to advance the spirit of fair representation.”
Both Mayor Bloomberg and Teamsters president Greg Floyd said that John Liu’s recent legal troubles have prevented the pension overhaul that was proposed last year.
The venerable law firm of Chadbourne and Parke will join Conde Nast at 1 World Trade Center, alleviating concerns that 1,776 foot skyscraper would be a white elephant.
State lawmakers in Alaska, annoyed with outsiders meddling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, urged the federal government to “declare Central Park to be a wilderness area and to prohibit any further improvement or development of Central Park unless authorized by an act of Congress.”
Cuomo has proposed $15 billion in infrastructure improvements, but some wonder where the money will come from.
A top immigration advocate believes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will soon come around on a version of the NY Dream Act.
Jimmy McMillan thinks that the vote count in the 2010 gubernatorial election was too damn low, and would like a recount to see if 9,000 extra votes can be found, lifting his total to 50,000 and giving The Rent Is Too Damn High Party ballot access in 2012.
Fernanda Santos goes inside what a struggling school that has received federal grant money faces now that that money may disappear under new restrictions from the city and state.
Northeastern states in a regional cap-and-trade pact have realized that they have allowed too many “polluting permits” for the measure to be effective.
Although Newt Gingrich attacked the MSM to appeal to his base but the conservative media has largely turned against him.
The prospect of sharing a ticket with Gingrich is making House Republicans nervous.
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