Morning Read: ‘From Tammany Hall to Mama Leone’s’

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Today’s AM New York.

Headline of the Day: “Bye bye ‘Mandate.’”

Lede of the Day: “No nookie, no workie.” That was the gist of the message a source says former Gov. David Paterson sent his ex-girlfriend Pamela Bane when their relationship ended late last year.” Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘From Tammany Hall to Mama Leone’s’”

Morning Read: ‘Our Community’s 9/11’

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Headline of the Day: “Sore Liu-ser suing election finance board.”

Former City Comptroller John Liu has sued city’s Campaign Finance Board in federal court, accusing it of imposing a “death sentence” on his campaign for mayor last year by denying him nearly $4 million in public matching funds. In the suit, Mr. Liu’s lawyers say he suffered “extreme mental and emotional anguish” because of the decision, which caused “incalculable damage” to his “professional reputation and earning potential,” writes the Daily News. Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘Our Community’s 9/11’”

Morning Read: ‘The Big Cat Looks On With That Cheshire Grin’

Today's Daily News.
Today’s Daily News.

Headline of the Day: “Cat in Albany Is Outfoxing New York City’s Mouse.”

The New York Times is out with an A1 story exploring the fascinating power relationship between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has repeatedly out-foxed the mayor. “And at every turn, Governor Cuomo has not only stymied the mayor, but also seized the moment for his own gain,” they write. “And he has offered what amounts to a master class in political gamesmanship, turning the mayor’s arguments upside down and boxing him out of the headlines.” Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘The Big Cat Looks On With That Cheshire Grin’”

Morning Read: ‘Let the Kool-Aid Wear Off a Little Bit’

Former Gov.David Paterson's official portrait was unveiled Sunday. (Photo: Pool photo by Nathaniel Brooks/The New York Times via
Former Gov.David Paterson’s official portrait was unveiled Sunday. (Photo: Pool photo by Nathaniel Brooks/The New York Times via

Headline of the Day: “All the President’s Women.”

Runner-Up: “de Blasio Press Q&A: The Panti Bliss Edition (Updated x 2).”

Mayor Bill de Blasio will detail his plans for expanded after-school programs for middle school students today, according to the Wall Street Journal, which says the goal will be to double the number of students in the programs, with more than 95,000 slots. “The after-school piece is crucial because it is a substantial reinforcement of the progress that we hope to make with early-childhood education,” said mayor, who is pushing for a tax hike to fund the plan. Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘Let the Kool-Aid Wear Off a Little Bit’”

Morning Read: ‘Chill, Bill’

Today's New York Post.
Today’s New York Post.

Headline of the Day: “Oh, behave! Bratton rolls out new community-friendly training protocol.”

Runner-Up: “Bratton: Police officers to be taught ‘verbal judo.’”

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new training program yesterday that aims to teach new recruits how to be more polite as part as part of a larger effort to improve police-community relations. “Cops in this city, indeed, around the country, get in more trouble with their mouths than they do with any of the tools we give them–clubs, guns,” Mr. Bratton said after visiting a precinct in East Harlem. Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘Chill, Bill’”

Morning Read: ‘The Right to Be Puppets’

Today's Daily News
Today’s Daily News

Headline of the Day: “New York City Council Member Asks a Senator: Stop the Emails.”

Runner-Up: “Plan Offers No Picnic for Union Square Park.”

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will endorse State Senator Adriano Espaillat in his bid to oust Congressman Charlie Rangel, Capital New York first reported last night–marking a reversal from her position when Mr. Espaillat first challenged Mr. Rangel two years ago. Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘The Right to Be Puppets’”

Morning Read: ‘Some Hot Stove-Style Political Prognosticating’

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Headline of the Day: “Mayor’s Message Sidelined by ‘Sideshows.'”

Runner-Up: “Stop And Frisk Much More Likely In Newark Than New York City.”

The Daily News reports that Queens State Senator Tony Avella will announce plans today to joins what the paper dubs the “Albany rebel Democrats”: the Independent Democratic Conference of breakaway Dems who control the chamber with Senate Republicans. As the paper notes, the move could have “major implications for the battle to control New York’s Senate.” Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘Some Hot Stove-Style Political Prognosticating’”