David Chen profiles Grace Meng, calling her “a little-known state legislator from Flushing who is poised to become the biggest political star from New York City’s fastest-growing demographic group.”
Meng and her GOP opponent, Dan Halloran, started firing salvos already, with Halloran painting her as a tax and spend liberal.
Hakeem Jeffries laid out legislative agenda, including securing tax breaks for parents who send their children to religious schools, easing the deep foreclosure problem, to federal oversight of the NYPD.
Adriano Espaillat didn’t give much credence to new precinct numbers that showed his race against Charlie Rangel getting narrower, but did tell supporters Tuesday night “You live to fight another day. This is not my first loss. I’ll dust myself off and come back again.”
And even though Rangel one, change is afoot in Harlem, and Guillermo Linares predicted that a Latino would win that seat eventually.
Cindy Adams is glad that Rangel won.
Turnout was as low as was expected yesterday, with only 12-14 percent of registered Dems bothering to vote.
SuperPACs are prepared to spend big in New York’s House races this fall.
Emails obtained by an environmental group reveal that the Cuomo administration gave drillers access to draft regulations about new hydrofracking rules.
Mike Bloomberg will re-open McCarren Pool this morning, a move that The Daily News cheered.
Fernando Cabrera wants a bridge named after David Dinkins.
The Times worries that Mike Bloomberg’s budget relies on overly optimistic projections.
Pollution is rising at city beaches.
The new Barclays Center is providing a lifeline to those who are looking for work.
A new group said that Mayor Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk reforms do not go far enough.
Now that he is on the MTA board, David Paterson said he regretted raiding the agency’s funds.
At last, SCOTUS will decide the future of Obamacare this morning.
Ezra Klein says that the future of the law will really be up to the next president.
And the next president will have a chance to alter significantly the makeup of the Supreme Court, regardless of today’s outcome.
As late as 2009, Mitt Romney was touting the notion of an individual mandate.
Obama is up in North Carolina.
Mitt Romney led a raucous rally in nearby Virginia.
Obama is fundraising off the SCOTUS decision before it has been decided.
At last, a housing recovery seems at hand.
Congress will vote today on whether or not to hold Eric Holder in contempt.
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