Albany NEW WORLD OF 'WASTE': HARD-UP NY HEAPS $$ ON HENRY HUDSON FETE *** New York's GOP urges Giuliani to help them rebound *** No Gay Marriage Bill This Year, Smith Says *** Larissa MacFarquhar: Caroline Kennedy’s unable to be in the Senate today. - New Yorker
Press Protects Lobbyists, Consultants Esp. The Parkside Group ***Parkside Candidates Connor, Crowley and Gennaro spend almost $1 Million and All Lose - A history of The Parkside Group *** Padavan victory statement slams Parkside.
International NATO commander: Raids Imminent On Afghan Drug Lords *** U.S.-Mexico Border is Under Siege - Tom Miller, Washington Post ***VP Biden's Remarks at Munich Secuity Conference - Joe Biden *** Containing the Nuclear Fire - Henry Kissinger, International Herald Tribune *** Biden's talks tough for nuke-fan Iran *** Bishop refuses to recant Holocaust denial *** Russia's Ivanov lauds Biden remarks **** MN Sec. on MN U.S. Senate Recount *** Why Somalia Matters *** Yemen Said to Free 170 Al Qaeda Suspects *** Getting Real In Afghanistan.
Job Approval Rating - Real Clear Politics
Obama Approve 61.6% Disapprove 24.4
Congress Approve 27% Disapprove 63%
Wall Street IN THE 'BERN' CENTER: LI APT. COMPLEX ROCKED BY MADOFF *** BusinessWATCH: 90-Year-Old Madoff Victim Forced To Return To Work *** In Florida, Despair and Foreclosures *** For Bank of America and Merrill, Love Was Blind *** In World of High-Glamour, Low-Pay Jobs, the Recession Has Its Bright Spots *** When Diners Pick Up Stakes, and Vintage New York Is Lost *** NYTimes Ed: Bank Bailout, Redux *** Ireland's Boom Falls Hard in Global Crisis *** Cap Won't Hold Back Street's Big Dogs *** Job Scams: Recession Turns Ugly *** Icahn: Return Capitalism to Its Roots *** Newsweek: Why Our Economy Will Increasingly Look European *** Revenge of the Tax Code - Chris Edwards, Washington Post *** Tremendous Skepticism, But It Must Be Tried - Michael Hirsh, Newsweek *** Senate Approves Foreclosure Amendment - Wall Street Journal *** Updating Schumer: On Wall Street bonuses, housing *** The real problem in the unemployment figures *** The $64 Billion Tax Break NYT and Post downplay the Senate stimulus bill’s upper-middle class tax break *** Campaign Desk, Transparency See-Through Stimulus Is Capitol Hill writing a transparent recovery? *** Wall Street’s $18.4 Billion Bonus Bonanza - Vanity Fair *** Wall Street: Profiles in Panic *** Jeffrey Toobin on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement - New Yorker *** Obama Needs to Get Outside the Beltway To pass his stimulus plan, the president has relied mainly on an inside game. But what about the people? - Mother Jones *** Phil and Me (Video) Ex-Senator Phil Gramm finally addressed whether his legislation helped cause the financial crisis. MoJo's Washington bureau chief was there to burst his bubble- Mother Jones *** Stimulus, Compromised i The Nation *** Insider McAuliffe in Virginia Governor Race.
National Papers Feds Slam Nursing Homes for '1-Star' Care - Chicago Sun Times *** Neighborhood has 50 Madoff tales, each sad - One Northwest Broward neighborhood offers case study in how authorities say Bernard Madoff used friends and family in a $50 billion swindle - Miami Herald *** Why We Just Can't Trust Dodd Stunning Blunder Just Another Strand In Web Of Explanations of Countrywide VIP treatment.
Media Mess 525 magazines died in 2008 *** Newspapers rewrite the future *** A Spurned Spielberg Seeks Pact at Disney *** One more kick in the kidneys for papers: The end of legal ads *** Media Stocks: The State of the Top 13*** Bill Keller Responds to Time's Cover Story: What About a Voluntary Pay Model? *** Is There Life After Newspapers? *** Jill Lepore: The day the newspaper died. - the New Yorker