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"I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles, my constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures." Boss Tweed
Corruption, Cartoons, and Communication * William "Boss" Tweed & Thomas Nast - Credit: Ric Burns New York City Documentary
Here Come the Redistricting Lawsuits
Group Sues Over Albany Redistricting, Saying ’12 Elections Are in Jeopardy(NYT) There is already a lawsuit over where prisoners should be counted. Senators Sue Over Prisoner Counting Switch . The new lawsuit criticized the political redistricting task force for not acting quickly enough to comply with a new law — the legality of which Republicans are disputing. This suit seem to filed to give the dems some leverage in court. The lawyer is Richard Mancino, the lawyer for the plaintiffs,is is a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. The same law firm that the gov father belongs to. The law firm said Mario was not involved in the case.
Silver Wants Pols Puppet Committee to Do Redistricting
Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, sketched out what he said could be a compromise — an eight-member bipartisan commission, with equal representation for each party, that would be appointed by the Legislature but made up entirely of people who are not lawmakers. The Democratic and Republican leaders in the Assembly and Senate would each appoint two members who would have equal funding, access to data and control of the map-making process. * Civic Leaders Asking Judge To Oversee NY Redistricting (NBC)
Why Does Quinn and the City Council Keep Funding the Brooklyn Bosses Vito's Non Profit Political Machine?
Does Quin and the Other Mayor Candidates Believe in Smoke and Mirror's Vito or Fact?
In 2009 Lopez candidate David Yassky for comptroller lost to ethically challenged Liu. In 2010 Lopez candidate Kathleen M. Rice Nassau DA from AG lost to Schneiderman. Lopez also lost both of his Surrogate Court Judgeships countywide. Lopez does along with the other county leaders control the NYC Board of Elections which came handy in 2009 to de Blasio when the BOE knocked him off the ballot for petition filing problems. Candidates without de Blasio connections to the BOE stay off the ballot for those type of problems.
Money Honey #2: Christiana Fisher is Lopez’s campaign treasurer as well as the executive director of the nonprofit he founded — which pays her $659,000 per year. Here she is with Mayor Bloomberg and Lopez in 2008.
City taking aim at Vito’s charity chief (NYP) The executive director of the politically connected Ridgewood Bushwick social-services empire is going to come under pressure from the city to resign after a blistering report found she received hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable retroactive payments, The Post has learned. City officials are intent on ousting Christiana Fisher (right), who has run the sprawling agency and its affiliates since 1980, a few years after it was founded by Brooklyn Democratic boss and Assemblyman Vito Lopez, sources said. * Pork-barrel polka(NYP Ed) * Vito’s ‘Money Honeys’ get big salaries — subsidized by you (2010, The Brooklyn Paper)
Fracking Dem Boss Jay Jacobs
Dem Party boss' great frackin' deal (NYP) Party leader Jay Jacobs, a successful summer-camp owner, has a financial interest in having the drilling take place -- although he insists that it has nothing to do with his support for the hotly contested activity.
Gillibrand Phoney Baloney Plan to Regulate Wall Street
Gillibrand’s stock crock Plan won’t fix insider trading: experts(NYP)
If the Jews in Brooklyn Are Looking for Power They Should Be Working to More the Weiner District Back into Brooklyn
Jews vow to fight back as Brooklyn bias crimes spur a Jewish Power movement(NYDN) Groups push combat classes and weapons training
NYP Says Read Cuomo Lips On No New TaxesAnd it underscored just how much internal pressure Cuomo will have to overcome if he means to keep his word and not raise taxes or impose new ones.
Involved in An FBI Criminal Investigation Liu Promises to Tell the Truth
Comptroller, Facing Inquiry, Promises ‘Full Accounting’ of His Fund-Raising(NYT) But Mr. Liu would not say when he would provide that accounting or explain why he had yet to disclose, as required by law, the names of the people — known as bundlers — who are helping him raise money. . . “Many things don’t happen as quickly as I would like,” he Liu.* Liu Promises to Account for Finances(WSJ) * Johnny on the spot Embarrassed by campaign fund scandal (NYP) * Analysis: The Watchdog Who Failed(NBC)
chestersoria Chester Soria (Twitter) Sen. Eric Adams asks crowd at gospel celebration to pray for Comptroller John Liu immediately before introducing him.
Mayor Bloomberg Revises Budget Plan(WSJ) * City budget proposal includes pink-slip pain for some workers, but no cuts to city schools, FDNY companies (NYDN)Departments of Sanitation, Health and Mental Hygiene and Cultural Affairs will be hit * Nicotine Program Snuffed in Budget Cuts(NBC)
Gov. Cuomo warns that Congressional “super committee” for deficit reduction could sink N.Y.’s budget (NYDN)
Occupy Moves to Fifth Avenue (WSJ) A day after raucous rallies and protests swept across the city, a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters occupied a student study center at the New School where they plan to stay with the permission of the university. * Lost, and Found, After Zuccotti Raid(WSJ) * An ‘Occupy Wall St.’ Thanksgiving? Chef plans massive, organic feast(NYDN) * WATCH: A Video Timeline Of Thursday's 'Day Of Action'(Huff Post) * Calm Fills Zuccotti Park Following "Day Of Action"(NY1) * Probe in 'chilling' college pepper spray (NYP) * : Lobbyists target Occupy Wall Street (MSNBC) * Caught on Camera: Ten Shockingly Violent Police Assaults on Occupy Protesters
Protesters Plan to Literally Torture NYC Mayor With Drumming Tomorrow (Gawker) * Protesters Plan to Literally Torture NYC Mayor With Drumming Tomorrow (Gawker) * Packed Into Foley Square, but How Tightly Is a Mystery(NYT) * Beat goes on! Protesters, drums return to Zuccotti Park(NYDN) * John Zuccotti worries about OWS protests in namesake park(NYDN)* Bloodied Occupy protester arraigned in NYC scuffle(WABC) * OWS Protesters Plan Their Next Move(Fox 5) * BREAKING: Occupy Protesters Walk 230 Miles From New York To DC * Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations Brought To Bloomberg's Neighborhood (NY1) * NYPD cops block Occupy Wall Street protestors from drumming outside Mayor Bloomberg’s townhouse (NYDN) *Campus cops who pepper sprayed Occupy UC Davis protesters placed on leave - sacbee.com * Police Barricades Protect NYC Mayor From '24-Hour' Drum Circle(Gawker)
How the masses ‘project’ power (NYDN) Lighting up the night at Zuccotti Park
NYP Continues Its Attack on OWS
OCCUPY THE W HOTEL
Occupy Wall Streeters stay at $700-a-night hotel (NYP) * Protester caught with handgun as arrests continue at Zuccotti Park(NYP)
Even Vice Preisident Biden was overheard saying, "This is going to be a big f-in' deal!
Police Being Used to Put Down A Political Movement
Two Albany lawmakers evicted for not paying rent, despite raking in salaries well above Assembly annual base(NYDN) * Two Pols Evicted For Late Rent Payments(Fox 5)
Students Accused of Cheating Are Expected to Turn Themselves In(NYT) * How About Better Parents?(Friedman, NYT) Let’s stop putting the burden of education improvements just on teachers. Parents play a huge role in classroom success * Students boycott class after suffering months without teacher(NYDN)
Yellow school bus drivers are wrong to threaten strike(NYDN Ed) * Officials Plan For Possible School Bus Driver Strike(NY1)
New Subway Strike Possible
Letterman Grills Cain On Sexual Harassment Charges(NYC) * What Iowa Voters Want in a GOP Nominee - Higgins & Lukas, WSJ * Republicans Overlook Newt's Baggage - Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune * Newt's Unconventional Iowa Campaign - Michael Warren, Weekly Standard * Niche Voters Giving Paul Momentum in Iowa - Trip Gabriel, NY Times * No Excuses for Herman Cain - Rich Lowry, New York Post * Newt Gingrich: The Inside Man - New York Times* WATCH: Newt Gingrich Tells Protesters To Get A Job, Take A Bath(Huff Post) * Gingrich Site Seeks to Allay Conservatives’ Fears(NYT) * Romney Shifts in Iowa, Playing to Win Quickly(NYT)
GOP Hopefuls Talk Faith, Social Issues At Iowa Forum(Huff Post) * Niche Voters Giving Paul Momentum in Iowa Polls(NYT) * UN bashing is popular among Republican candidates(WSJ) * Cain to Letterman: 'All of these women are lying'(WSJ) * Cain’s latest foreign policy gaffe: Taliban playing a role in Libya gov't(NYDN) * The gospel according to Herman Cain(CNN) * Newt Gingrich Tells Off Occupy Wall Street At GOP Debate: ‘Go Get A Job After You Take A Bath’
fivethirtyeight Nate Silver (Twitter) Looks like Cain's bubble is now deflated. Down to 12% in new Reuters poll, his lowest total in any national poll in 8 weeks.
Thieves swiped credit cards, ID at top NYC eateries: DA(NYP) * 28 Indicted in Theft of Diners’ Credit Card Data(NYT) * Steakhouse Staff Allegedly Took Cut(WSJ) * Smith & Wollensky waiters busted in credit card scam(NYDN) * Waiters swiped credit cards, ID at top NYC eateries: DA (NYP) * Authorities Break Up Credit Card Skimming Ring At Pricey NYC Steakhouses(WCBS) * Nearly 30 Indicted In Manhattan ID Theft Ring(NY1) * Cops looking for convicted killer indicted in identity-theft(NYP)
Man Is Sought in Attacks on 6 Women(NYT) * One-man crime wave? Suspect wanted for 6 sex assaults in 6 hours(NYDN) * Cops hunt for Bronx sex fiend who groped six women in six hours(NYDN) * Crotch grabber on loose in Bx.(NYP)* NYPD: Sex Fiend On The Loose In Bronx; 6 Attacks In 1 Day!(WCBS) * Bronx Sex Assault Suspect Attacked Six Women In As Many Hours, Police Say(NY1) * NYPD Continues Search For Bronx Sex Assault Suspect(WCBS)
Boy Pleads Guilty to Dropping Cart That Hit a Woman(NYT) * One of two pint-sized punks who dropped Target cart on Manhattan mom Marion Hedges pleads guilty (NYDN) * 1 Of The Accused In Harlem Shopping Cart Toss Pleads Guilty(WCBS)
Teen Dead In Brooklyn Shooting (Fox 5) * Police Investigate After Shooting Kills Brooklyn Teen Near School(NY1) * Bank ‘thief’ note-orious(NYP) * Oh, hail, hack going to jail(NYP) * ‘Drug’ driver ‘killer’(NYP) * Thugs slash man in Central Park(NYP)* NYC sanitation worker arrested for alleged groping inc(WABC) * Teen dead, 2 others wounded in Canarsie shooting(News12)* Shots Fired Near NY1 Studios (NY1) * Brooklyn pastors, police make a big dent in crime(NYDN Ed)
Clerk beaten to death in B'klyn robbery(NYP) * Police Investigate Violent Death Of XXX Video Store Worker (NY1) * Worker Beaten to Death at Sex Shop in Brooklyn(NYT) * Police Investigate Violent Death Of Adult Video Store Worker(NY1)