The Democrats in charge of picking AEG for the racino plans were Governor Paterson, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson, and Fisch said, "They all together with the governor had one continuency and one constituency only, and that was the state of New York. "And their responsibility to that one constituency was betrayed."
Watchdog accuses state Senate officials of self-dealing in Aqueduct casino bid (NYP) * State Senators’ Influence Over Planned Casino Is Criticized (NYT) *** IG Dops AEG Bomb (Updated) * State Inspector General: Fix Was In On Aqueduct Racino Deal * Report on Aqueduct slots award goes to prosecutors (Wash Post) * Probe: Decision Makers In Aqueduct Deal Received Campaign Cash (NY1) * Sen. John Sampson On Aqueduct: "Mistakes Were Made" * Inside deals, secret lobbying marked the Aqueduct slot machine operator process, report finds * Report on Aqueduct slots award goes to prosecutors * Dem Hopefuls Running From Senate Leadership Like Seabiscuit Over Aqueduct Mess * Probe: Paterson played politics in slot-machine selection Newsday * IG on Aqueduct gambling bid: Top lawmakers showed “militant indifference” to public interest - Capit *For Democrats, Aqueduct Report Complicates a Difficult Election Season
NYT Campaign Coverage Lacks
We are in a pension meltdown in this state and county and this is the crap the NYT writes about the comptroller candidates. They spin what the campaign want put out Comptroller Running a Populist Campaign (NYT) * Opponent Stresses Wall Street Experience (NYT)
Report: State DEC Commissioner Grannis fired
Albany's Fake Election Year Budget Crumbles
Daily News Only Talks About Shortfalls
Back in July when Albany pass it crumbling budget True News reported that the leaders of the legislature were in a shell game with the public and media to hide the truth about the real budget gap to avoid doing the major cuts until after the election. The Daily News still only writes about the short fall without explaining the political reason why the budget was passed.
Today's Daily News Editorial
Down the rathole: Albany's smoke-and-mirrors budget is already falling apart
Paladino’s Accidental Running Mate Is Also His Mop-Up Man (NYT) * The Buffalo News follows the trail of Andrew Cuomo’s campaign cash and finds he’s taking lots of money from the same special interests he has promised to take on if he’s elected governor.* Dick Morris and Eileen McGann now see 11 potential GOP House pick-ups in NY.* The National Organization for Marriage wants to sponsor ads supporting Paladino, but doesn’t want to reveal who’s paying for them.* The loss of suburban Senate Democrats could be the key to unlocking Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s support for a property tax cap.*
Poll Results Paladino punching rest of GOP's ticket (NYP) For attorney general, Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan trailed Democratic state Sen. Eric Schneiderman, 44 percent to 37 percent. And for comptroller, Manhattan investor Harry Wilson, endorsed by the three major city newspapers, trailed incumbent Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, 49 percent to 32 percent. * Paladino scoffed at the “phonies” at the Siena poll, saying: “They were real accurate on the primary weren’t they?”
Schumer's Race For Senate Majority Leader
In No Trouble, Schumer Opens Coffers to Democrats CYA $250,000 to the Democratic Party in Nevada, which just so happens to be Majority Leader Harry Reid’s home state.
Recent History of House Gains
Joseph Mercurio Republicans made a 53 seat gain in the House in 1994, which is the largest seat change in the past 50 years. The only other elections that come close are 2006 (30 seat Democratic gain), 1980 (33 seat Republican gain), 1974 (43 seat Democratic gain), 1966 (39 seat Republican gain) and 1958 (48 seat Democratic gain). (Facebook)
Rattner UpdateThe SEC is reportedly poised to vote on a settlement deal with Steve Rattner, who is still negotiating with Cuomo’s office.* "Federal securities regulators are scheduled to vote Thursday on a settlement deal with former Obama administration official Steven Rattner, who has been under investigation over pay-to-play charges," a source told the WSJ. * SEC Is Set to Vote On Settlement With Rattner (WSJ) * S.E.C. Set to Vote on Rattner Deal, Report Says
New York Economic Meltdown City Mulls Cuts for Elderly(WSJ) * New Home Foreclosure Rules for New York State (WSJ) * Smith May Fumble Harlem Financing New York City officials fear Hall of Fame football star Emmitt Smith may fail to meet a year-end deadline to remain eligible for federally backed tax-exempt financing for a hotel and retail project in the heart of Harlem. (WSJ) *
Hide and Seek is Not A Child's Game
Cab bigs will ease cell-out
Despite Speculation, Dolan Is Not Named a Cardinal (NYT)
One Place Where Spitzer Isn’t Forgiven: Harvard Club (NYT)
Troubled carpenters union probed for lavish ways (DN)
Law and Order Police Discretion Is Issue in Injured Bystander’s Suit * Timetable Is Set for the Only Civil Trial in a 9/11 Death (NYT) * Woman, Bystander Shot Near Crown Heights Bus Stop (NY1) * Bronx Man Awarded $18.5M In Wrongful-Conviction Suit (NY1) * WATCH: Chilling confessions in WABC host's slay (DN) * Pace pals tasered (NTP) * Cheshire monster has death wish: doc (DN) * Guards injured in Rikers brawl (DN) *Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. announced a new unit to focus on public corruption.
Terrorism At Detainee’s Trial, Insider Gives Glimpse Into Al Qaeda (NYT) * Bubba's card with nuke codes missing for months: book (DN) * Islamic cleric with Al Qaeda ties lunched at Pentagon, officials say
Juan Williams FIRED: NPR Sacks Analyst Over Fox News Muslim Comments
Media and New Tech Fox-Cablevision Dispute in Day 5(WSJ) * Zell on the hot seat Tribune creditors seek to sue mogul (NYP) * Black Ex-Fox News Employee Sues Over Alleged Racism * Group Announces Offer to Purchase Boston Globe from New York Times Co. * Google Tax-Evasion Scheme Costs U.S. BILLIONS * Jon Stewart To Larry King: 'You're The Last Guy Out Of A Burning Building' * Juan Williams: 'The Left Are Far More Vicious'
* Fox News Embraces Juan Williams With New $2 Million Deal
Azi Paybarah just gets better:"NPR CEO: Williams' Views Should Stay b/w Himself & 'His Psychiatrist' " http://n.pr/bNXDpf (glad i'm here 2day) #media * New York Times' Twitter Following Crushes Other Newspapers — Revenue Not So Much * Juan Williams On NPR Firing: ‘I Don’t Even Get The Chance To Have A Conversation?’