Sunday, August 29, 2010

True News Sunday Update

Sunday Update The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party (Rich, NYT) * For Obama, Steep Learning Curve as Chief in Time of War (NYT) * Waiting for Mr. Obama If President Obama has a big economic initiative up his sleeve, as he hinted recently, now would be a good time to let the rest of us in on it. * Ground Zero Muslim center may get public financing | Reuters

Daily News Endorses Cuomo
Cuomo for governor: State GOP hasn't managed to field a credible candidate
Rangel needs strong primary to face ethics committee (DN) * Lisberg: City spent $280K in car washes for NYPD, DOT

Mr. Paterson’s Disappointing Tenure Gov. David Paterson’s poor judgment offers yet another reminder that Albany needs not only basic reforms, but also a whole new culture. (NYT Ed) * An ‘Aggravating Factor’ In Paterson Perjury Case (YNN)

Instead of Demanding Public Finance of Campaigns CU Blames the Victims
Citizen Union issued a "No Preference" in seven state legislative races, deciding not to support either the incumbent or the challenger, mostly because the challengers were not credible or strong enough in their effort to oust incumbents whose reelection we could not support.

Times endorse Schneiderman last week and today pushes him in their metro section Democrat Tries to Stand Out as Liberal in Primary

Election 2010 Analysis: NYC mosque helps define guv candidates (WABC TV)

Pay to Play Recchia and Filder 2-job pols keep eyes on $$ prize As far as part-time gigs go, moonlighting as a $112,500-a-year City Council member is nice work if you can get it. Ten out of 51 council members hold jobs outside of their elected office, mostly as lawyers and lecturers. Critics say that... (NYP)
True News Has Been On To These 2 For Years

It’s All About Recchia! The Voters Have No Choice
Pork Pig Fidler’s Media Friends Put Lipstick On Him

Daily News Wonders About Kaye
Judith Kaye's decision to punt Paterson perjury charges to DA's office has experts puzzled (DN)
*With Paterson, the Simple Facts Can Get Complicated (NYT)

Term Limited
Lauder Won't Bankroll New Term-Limits Campaign (WSJ)

Kill All the Lawyer

Judge Rejects $6.1 Million in 9/11 Case Legal Fees * Law firm's WTC money grab thrown out by judge (DN)

Assault Statistics of Hospitals and City Police Seem to Differ * Two city schools added to dangerous list

Time to kick butts: Gov. Paterson must crack down on Indian cigarette tax evasion
(DN Ed) * Gov: Indian Nations Helped Tank Upstate Economy (YNN)

A Return of the Full Face Ballot Requirement? (ReformNY)

First Trees Are Planted At September 11th Memorial Site (NY1)

Mosque Weekend Update
Mosque raises 10G toward $100M tab (NYP) * Bloomberg & Obama don't talk mosque during golf (NYP) * Bloomberg, Obama Talk Economics on the Golf Course * Religion Takes Center Stage for Mayor (WSJ) * Mosque Meeting in Disarray * Hack slash suspect moved to hospital psych ward (DN) * Park51 developer has a sordid history of brushes with the law (DN)
* Local Imam Says He Understands Concerns Of September 11th Families *** Sunday Mosque big owes 224G tax (NYP)

Terrorism NY Plot suspect 'hated Jews' (NYP) * Informer Says Defendant Wanted to Be a Martyr (NYT) * Informant Testifies in Synagogue Bomb Plot Case (WSJ) * Informant: Bronx bomb plot susp wanted to die a martyr (DN) * Obama’s Failure in Sudan President Obama inherited a peace in Sudan that could soon turn into the world’s bloodiest war (NYT) * Still no trial date, venue for 9/11 mastermind KSM (DN)

Law and Order
Cleared in stab (NYP) * NYPD hunt psycho in knifing over parking space (DN) * Beaten officer tells prosecutors of altercation with NYPD (DN) * Grand jury clears 'geek' who fought back (DN) * Manhattan Man Charged With Rape Of Bronx Elderly Woman (NY1) * Bronx ADA Charged With DWI, Reckless Driving (NY1) *** Sunday DA targets heiress' gifts to lawyer (NYP) * Need a fake ID fast? Just have $50 and some time

NY Economic Meltdown
Discounts Offered at Trump SoHo (WSJ) * Bankrupt OTB plays hardball with unions (DN) * Self-insured feeling pinch by HMOs in New York (DN)

Media and New Tech Anderson Cooper On The Katrina “Failures At All Levels” – Including By The Press

Deficit of leadership: Washington has failed to deal with the looming national debt crisis (DN Ed)