Roundup: The Ricks, Rockys, and Rudys

On “The Capitol Pressroom,” Andrew Cuomo said that a minimum wage hike this year “would be in order.”

From the awesome file: Bill Clinton reviews Robert Caro’s latest bio of LBJ.

Nick Confessore goes long on the Obama administration’s efforts to woo Wall Street.

Mitt Romney’s budget plan would wallop New Yorkers by ending the state income tax deduction.

Transit advocates cheered Andrew Cuomo’s decision to waive a fee for the MTA’s bond issuance.

CKatz has an early look at George Maragos’ first TV spot.

Unlike Bob Turner, Wendy Long called for no compromise on taxes.

Pedro Espada said that Andrew Cuomo has been given “carte blanche”

The minority caucus wants Cuomo to get involved in the TWU negotiations.

City Hall said that John Liu legally can not reject their Taxis of Tomorrow contract.

While anti-fracking protesters descended on the Capitol, pro-frackers met behind-the-scenes with lawmakers and members of Gov. Cuomo’s staff.

Rudy S. Giuliani, cousin of Hizzoner, will not run for State Senate.

The city reined in part of its school breakfast program over obesity fears.

People lose babies and engagement rings on the High Line.

Dave Weigel wants Buzzfeed  in the Romney press pool, and includes a picture of a cat.

Rick Santorum’s eldest daughter explains how the campaign almost pulled off the impossible.

Mitt Romney is waging war on class warfare.

A pro-Romney SuperPAC is on the air in 9 battleground states.

Rick Perry says that God will forgive his “ooops”

Obama is expected to bring in $2 million at two DC fundraisers today.

Is it really true that Democrats have followed Republicans and moved to the right.

Alec Baldwin thinks Mitt Romney is out-of-touch.

Viewed historically, Obama remains more popular than he should be considering the economy.

No SNL for Romney.

Americans Elect, which is apparently Salt Lake City mayor’s Rocky Anderson’s best chance to become president (and my excuse for using the above headline) is running into trouble.

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