Monday, September 13, 2010

Politicians Duck Blame for City's Transit Mess Transit advocates are trying to channel public anger about the MTA's service cuts and fare increases into the November legislative elections, but most New Yorkers blame the MTA, not elected officials. (WSJ)

Gov. Paterson: I'm Ready If Spitzer Has To Bail On His CNN Show

A Fiery Unknown Ruffles New York’s Republicans Carl P. Paladino (NYT) * In Attorney General Race, Democrats Make Final Pitch (NYT) * G.O.P. Primary Candidates Face Long Odds Against Gillibrand (NYT) * Cuomo Accepts Party's Nod * WFP throws support behind Cuomo (DN) * GOP in New York State of Mind * Rep. Charles Rangel rallies fans at Harlem church (DN) * Dems get bloody (DN) * Democratic attorney general hopeful Eric Schneiderman took $10,000 in donations from a city condo developer who unsuccessfully sued the AG's office this year. * Allies of Mike Bloomberg are trying to convince Andrew Cuomo that Dan Donovan would be a better partner for him than Eric Schneiderman. * Sean Coffey called Kathleen Rice and Eric Schneiderman "two spoiled brats." * Schneiderman robos his 'fellow Jews' - Maggie Haberman (Politico) * Republican comptroller candidate Harry Wilson might back Democrat Andrew Cuomo for governor - NYPOST * Coffey Drops Another $200K * Schumer E-Mails for Maloney

Wayne Barrett questioned the $35,316 in unreimbursed work expenses that Schneiderman deducted on his tax return, the details of which were not made public.

Guide for the Last Minute Voter: Primary 2010 (Gotham Gazette) * Voter turnout expected to be low for primaries

In Primaries, Casting Votes Without Pulling a Lever (NYT)

Michael Bloomberg takes show on the road (Politico)

Pay to Play Gordon Early release for jailed B'klyn pol Disgraced Brooklyn politician Diane Gordon -- who's been locked up since June 2008 for taking bribes from a shady developer -- is getting out of jail early. (NYP)

Pay to Play Espada Espada's Bx. clinic gets de-$timulated

Pay to Play Kruger $7M pad for pol's board The city is spending $7 million in taxpayer money on a state-of-the-art office building for a Brooklyn community board that has only two employees -- state Sen. Carl Kruger's girlfriend and sister (NYP) * New $7M pad for Kruger-controlled community board infuriating other boards (NYP)

Racino report withheld (TU)

‘Never Occurred To Me I Would Be Governor’

Former AIG Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg gets to take a swing at ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the Alex Gibney documentary "Client 9.

MTA opens hearings on upping fares (DN)

Stuyvesant Town Tenants Are Offered Co-op Plan (NYT)

Teachers Break Union Ranks (WSJ)

Breaking News
Tensions Still on Boil in Mosque Fight (WSJ) * Ground Zero imam gets a scolding from Giuliani (DN) * Half of Park51 opponents say nowhere in downtown OK (DN) * Rushdie in mosque's corner (NYP) * No bail for student accused of slashing cabbie

New Jersey Halts Work On Tunnels To Midtown (NYT)

Law and Order Man Convicted in ’91 Unrest Is Stabbed (NYT) * Crown Heights Riots Killer Gets Stabbed (WSJ) * Shortage of officers hampered probe of deliveryman killing (DN) * 'I got stabbed - and people just stared!' Waitress' bloody tale (DN) * Cops see holes in recruit's story of shooting in Brooklyn (DN)

Media and New Tech Video: Howard Kurtz Discusses the Departure of David Westin, the State of Network News * Fox News Audience Grows Among Republicans And Independents; CNN And MSNBC Down In All Categories

Joseph MercurioTom Doherty: ‎34% of Americans say they went online for news yesterday -- slightly higher than daily newspapers. Pew Research