Living in Tents, and by the Rules, Under a Bridge *** Big Banks Paid Billions in Bonuses Amid Wall St. Crisis *** Cuomo: Banks Paid Big Bonuses as Profits Slid (WSJ) *** Citigroup Bonuses Still Flowing, Cuomo Says *** Straight Out of Brooklyn, the $5 Slice *** People Power Versus Lobbyists in the Health Care Debate *** Dollars chase influence in US healthcare debate *** Bank That Got Bailout Help From Frank Is Struggling
New York Economic Melt Down NYS budget has $2.1B hole to fill Recent plunges in sales and income tax receipts were steeper than the falloffs seen after Sept. 11; the state will enter ‘negative cash flow’ territory around November *** Plunge in Tax Revenues Widens State Deficit *** City will pay millions in tolls to MTA *** None Of $261 Million For City Transportation Stimulus Projects Has Yet Been Spent Despite plans, city lags behind in construction and job creation *** Bloomberg Explains Taxing High Line Neighbors*** The current fiscal course means a key state fund could actually run out of money by November *** Cleanup of Staten Island's Brookfield dump in limbo: What went wrong - SILive.com *** REVISED: ECONOMY 2X WORSE
On the Road to City Hall THOMPSON SILENT FOR SLUR ON QUINN GUEST AT FORUM CALLS HER A 'WHORE' *** Good government group doing Quinn's bidding From the Gotham Gazette *** RUDY COY ON RIDING TO RESCUE *** Making it easy for the NYP STATE'S A WRECK? PARTY! GOV AT CLUB BASH AMID A NEW DI$ASTER *** Bloomberg already considering 4th term From the Daily News *** Rudy Giuliani says he might have to save state and run for Gov. *** Giuliani Backs Off 2010 Run As Paterson Focuses On The Party *** Off Ballot, Gerson Keeps Fundraiser On *** Barrett on the Mayoral Race: Thompson Comes Unglued About schools, Bloomberg Tries to Paddle Him *** A Primary for Senator? Get Serious
Albany Dump DITCH-RAVITCH BID FAILS An appeals court has ruled that Richard Ravitch can keep serving as New York's lieutenant governor during a legal fight over his appointment -- but he can't preside over the state Senate *** MAYORAL CONTROL VOTE SET *** Senate to Weigh Ban on Texting While Driving *** Trial Is Scheduled for State Senator Charged in Domestic Assault *** Bronx group honors gridlock-causing Pedro Espada as 'Senator of the Year'
Retailers hit by CIT fallout *** Where making money is job 1 *** Lawsuit forces famed pickle dealer Guss' Pickles to change its name *** Bizarre find in Prospect Park - cow tongues nailed to trees *** Computer firm bills Ed Dept. average of 250K per consultant *** New York taxpayers will soon start paying women who donate their eggs for stem cell research.
Teacher Dump 2,400 'DO-NOTHING' TEACHERS ON PAYROLL *** Patronage Dump BREEDING CONTEMPT: NYRA IN PATRONAGE POKE AT OTB *** Pay to Play OTB Dump DEAL A GOOD BET FOR D'AMATO Former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato obtained one of three no-bid contracts from cash-strapped New York City OTB that came under criticism in a still-secret audit from the state comptroller *** Pay to Play Member Item Dump NEW RAPS IN FED-AID 'SCAM' Richard Izquierdo Arroyo -- a nephew of City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo and grandson of Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo -- was named in a Manhattan federal indictment charging him and a partner with conspiracy to embezzle federal funds and other crimes *** New charges in Richard Izquierdo indictment over misused funds *** NJ Dump Disgraced Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano Concedes It Might Be a Good Idea to Step Down *** Corruption and the Economy: Corzine's Re-Election Woes in New Jersey (Time)
Washington AP IMPACT: Bad bridges passed up for stimulus cash *** Congress wants say on Wall Street pay *** Waxman an old master in art of the political deal *** House panel prepares to wrap up health care bill *** IT'S HAPPY HOUR AT BAM'S BEER SUMMITCOP AND PROF DRINK TO A 'POSITIVE LESSON' Obama's Backyard Summit *** Funds Already Dwindling For 'Cash for Clunkers' *** General Prepares Afghan Plan (Washington Post) *** U.S. Adviser’s Blunt Memo on Iraq: Time ‘to Go Home’ *** 'Teachable Moment' Observed With Beer(WSJ) *** Gannett asked congressional representatives what local jobs were created by stimulus funds *** Obama Hedges on Mandatory Community Services
Health Care 'REFORM' AT SENIORS' EXPENSE Pay to Play Health Care Congress Influential Bloc Reaping Benefits Blue Dogs, key brokers in shaping bills, see surge in contributions from health, insurance groups *** Key Senate Panel Won't Vote Till Fall *** 'THEY ARE THE VILLIANS': Pelosi lashes out against insurance companies... *** Krugman: Government Involvement Is Only Reason Health Care System Works At All ***
House's Health-Care Duel
House's Health-Care Duel
Wall Street Mess Citi, BofA Bonus Chutzpah *** FANNIE, FREDDIE CAN'T REPAY Bloomberg *** METS BALLPARK BONDS ON S&P LOSING STREAK Bloomberg *** Breaking: Some Guys Who Work in Finance May Be Liars *** Tim Geithner Still Can't Sell His Own House *** Big Banks Paid Billions in Bonuses Amid Wall St. Crisis *** It's Christmas at the Mall America's retailers are responding to the recession with Christmas in July *** Silicon Valley's Jobless Quit Tech *** Regulators Are Getting Tougher on Banks
International Iranian police use force against graveside rally *** German Firm in Iran Bans Staff Protests *** The Afghan Surge
National Unemployment Insurance Programs in Minnesota and Texas Are Now in the Red *** Budget cuts could hobble higher education (LA Times)
Media Disney's Not The Happiest Place On Earth As Profit Drops *** Nintendo Profits Tumble *** Ads Follow Web Users, and Get Much More Personal *** Can Microsoft's Bing Take a Bite out of Google? *** Michael Moore's credit crunch film tops bill in Venice... *** Entertainment'Seinfeld' Cast To Reunite On 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' *** Cablevision To Spin Off Madison Square Garden *** Birther Backlash for Lou Dobbs? *** Report: Two Bids Placed For Boston Globe