Feds probing possible anniversary attack(NYP) * Possible 9/11 Anniversary Terror Plot Probed (NBC) * US sees credible but unconfirmed terrorism threat(Reuters)
Obama Exhorts Congress on Jobs Plan(NYT) * ‘Pass This Bill Right Away,’ He Says of $447 Billion Package (NYT) *Urges Congress to stop 'political circus'(NYP) * ‘You should pass this jobs plan right away’(Wash Post) * Obama makes aggressive stance(Wash Post)
Weprin Loss Can Restore Democracy
For years clueless unqualified reporters who cover politics look for Doug Muzzio and a couple of others to give them a soundbite to affirm what they are writing about. Today Muzzio says Democrats purposely picked a weak candidate became they knew NY-9 wouldn’t be long for this world. Says Baruch College’s Doug Muzzio: “It’s only a mistake if he loses.” What Professor Doug fails to understand that a loss by the Dems in a district they have a 4 to 1 advantage is a canary in a coal mine warning that there is something very wrong with the majority party in NYC. The Professor also fails to understand that the loss by Weprin will start a public discussion on the corrupt machines run by Vito Lopez and Joe Crowly. What is Quinn, Stringer and de Blasio trying to will Lopez and Crowley support if they can't deliver the voters? Can it be possible professor Doug that a GOP can reform the NY special election law that gives the power to Democratic Party leaders to control who gets elected in their county. Imagine professor Doug that both Lopez and Crowley are pushed out of office by a reform movement led by the newspapers started by a Weprin loss. So Professor Muzzio what you call a mistake can help restore Democracy to NY. * NYT Calls NY's Special Elections Scams and Undemocratic * Requiem For Heavyweight Political Machines? (True News)
Ever Notice How the NYT Tailors Their News Stories To Support Candidates They Support
NYT Team: Weprin and Quinn
The NYP and DN are more the paper of record in the 9th CD but the NYT still tries to help Weprin by connecting Turner to Springer. The NYT also published another puff piece for Quinn today they candidate for mayor in 2013. The NYP calls David Weprin's $260,000 TV ad-buy has local Democrats nervous that their party is on the verge of losing the race a Desperate Dem’s TV blitz for votes * TV Executive Behind ‘Springer’ Tries to Win House Seat for G.O.P.(NYT) * Quinn Backs Israel at Ceremony for Kidnapped Soldier(NYT)
Turner Mails Connecting Weprin to Obama
From Last Nights Debate
Weprin lists every statewide and citywide official supporting him, audience member asks about Obama, Weprin smiles and says nope.
David Weprin is “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory” in NY-9, says a prominent Democrat, and spending at least $260,000 on a last-minute ad blitz in hopes of pulling off a win. * Gas drilling a hot topic for Weprin, Turner in candidate debate(NYDN) * Israel Continues To Be Major Talking Point In Turner-Weprin Race(NY1) * Desperate Dem’s TV blitz for votes(NYP) * Bob Turner says bringing The Jerry Springer Show to TV is “not exactly my proudest moment.” Springer returns the favor with a sorta endorsement for the GOP hopeful.*
CAREER POLITICIAN DAVID WEPRIN CANNOT VOTE IN NY-9 ELECTION * Gillibrand Emails On Weprin’s Behalf(YNN) * DCCC dumping $483K into NY-9 * NOM Launches Mailer Campaign Against Weprin(YNN) * The DCCC’s NY-9 ad (Video) * Anti-Bob Turner Ad Featuring Airplane Ominously Buzzing Manhattan: Slightly Terrorist-y? (NYO) * Endorsement: Vote David Weprin for Congress qchron.com * Donald Trump Supports Bob Turner for Congress(Video)
The Spanish-language paper’s endorsement editorial in the heavily Latino 54th Assembly District, entitled “Jesús González para la Asamblea Estatal” argues that the Jesus Gonzalez’s progressive agenda on key issues like education, affordable housing, tenant rights and youth employment programs demonstrates a clear understanding of the community’s needs.
The 911 Mayor
Mayor: 9/11 Families "Don't Need Political Lectures" At WTC Ceremony(NY1) * How 9/11 Shaped The People Who Make Government Run (CHN)* Silver Recounts Sept. 11, Praises Downtown Development(YNN)
Kelly Stands His Ground
The Post also cheers NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly for refusing to apologize for controversial anti-terrorism tactics that some have accused of being racial profiling, arguing that his first job is to keep New Yorkers safe * NYC mayor: NYPD not unfair in surveillance(WSJ) * The city is leasing about 600,000 square feet in the 2.3 milion-square-foot [Tower 4] building." 600 police officers will be based there. [Bob Kappstatter and Doug Feiden]
More than 600 NYPD officers assigned to police Ground Zero will be housed at 4 WTC.* New audio provides a real-time recollection of the events on 9/11. * 10 Years Later: Enumerating the Loss at Ground Zero (Gotham Gazette) * What Al Jazeera Is Doing For 9/11(Huff Post)
Son of cop who died on 9/11 takes father's number as he joins NYPD(NYP) * Residents lament weekend downtown lockdown(NYP) * Attacks Prompt City To Boost Radio Technology(NY1) * New NYPD house by memorial(NYP)
58% New Yorkers Expect New Terror Attack
Fifty-eight percent of NYers expect another big terrorist attack on the Big Apple, a new Q poll found, but they don’t let that slow them down.
Is there A Crime Wave NYPD Minority Community Disconnect?
Two separate shooting incidents not started by NYPD and an incident between CM Williams and cops is opening or creating a very large wound. The NYPD sees themselves as protecting the community and reducing crime and justify stop and frisk and other tactics as needed to help the community. Some of the minority community see the police as the aggressor. The only discussion on how to reduce the weekend crime wave is by the mayor who says have congress pass new gun laws which everyone knows is not happening. What the media much now find out is what ideas the minority community has to stop the shooting. Bloody Weekend Shows Intractable Gun Problem(NYT) * Bronx's bloody week sees 138% spike in gun violence (NYDN) * “Nine years into Mr. Bloomberg’s tenure, and more than five years after he first labeled unlicensed guns the city’s Public Enemy No. 1, it remains difficult to discern what effect his administration’s gun control efforts have had.” *West Indian-American Parade Not Synonymous With Violence (Epoch Times)
Fatal Shot on a Stoop May Be Tied to the Police(NYT) * Police Bullets Probed in Death(WSJ) * Chilling videos suggest matriarch may have been killed by stray bullet from cop's gun(NYDN) * Stray bullet that killed Brooklyn mom didn't come from neighbor's gun: NYPD(NYDN) * NYPD should release the surveillance tapes that show a shooting in which a Brooklyn woman was killed(NYDN Ed) * Family of Labor Day Shooting Victim Demands Answers (NBC)
Lower Manhattan's Big Shift Lower Manhattan has undergone a significant shift into a fast-growing residential area. Adding 26,800 residents over the past 10 years, it has nearly doubled the population it had in 2000.(WSJ) * Lower Manhattan has added more than 26,000 residents over the past 10 years, nearly doubling in population size.* Hotels Helping Lower Manhattan's Revival(Huff Post)
Sunnyside, Queens may no longer be “Archie Bunker land,” but some immigrant groups have a problem with same-sex marriage.
Number of visitors to New York reaches record level since lows after 9/11(NYDN) A record 48.8 million tourists brought $31.4 billion in revenue to New York City last year.
A Ride in Ford's Boxy New Yellow Cab(WSJ)
Obama's future on the line(NYDN) * Major Partisan Battle To Follow Obama's Jobs Speech(NY1) * Podhoretz: Perry shows he has 'it' quality with impressive debate performance(NYP) * Experts See Limited Impact From Tax Cuts in Obama Plan(NYT) * Obama is looking to hit the reset button with this speech.* Obama Calling for Expansion of the Payroll Tax Cut (NYT) * Says Congress should stop 'political circus' in much-hyped speech(NYP)
greenfield64 Jeff Greenfield (Twitter) In case you're missing the subtle theme: "pas this jobs bill..right away." That "right away"line plays to people's disgust with DC's pace. * BREAKING NEWS - 2 rental trucks from Budget GMC and Penske GMC missing from St Louis, Mo being sought in connection with poss terror plot
Perry, Romney trade blows at debate(NYP) * Romney and Perry Clash, Drawing Lines in G.O.P. Sand(NYT) * Perry and Romney Clash at GOP Debate(WSJ) * GOP presidential debate: Mitt Romney stands out with attacks of Rick Perry, President Obama(NYDN) * Highlights from the GOP debate (Wash Post) * Perry made no effort to modulate his language on a range of topics." [Maggie Haberman]
Report Outlines Rewards and Risks of Upstate Natural Gas Drilling(NYT) * Hydrofracking to spur job boom: state(NYP) * Reports vary on the number of jobs the DEC estimates will be generated upstate by fracking.
Terrorist with an * Judge rips feds while sentencing ‘bomber’(NYP) * Judge won’t suppress statements in subway terror case(NYP)
ChrisCuomo Chris Cuomo (Twitter) BREAKING NEWS - ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED at least two individS entered US in aug by air with intent to launch vehicle attack IN dc OR ny.