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  • LIRR: Mario caves, Andrew probes?

     
    After the NYT's big story on the Long Island Railroad money pit -- disabilities for everyone, early retirement with full pension in your 50s, work rules that let you get three days of pay for a day of work......
  • Monday 10: Dems want checks on bailout

     
    World's Most Powerful Man Hank Paulson's bailout plan for Wall Street still has momentum, but Democrats are looking for some oversight on asset values, some pain for the bankers, and some help for homeowners. McCain and Obama insist that......
  • Gov. puts federal foot forward in LIRR pension scandal

     
    Gov. David Paterson, reacting again today to the Long Island Rail Road disability-pension scandal, leans toward the federal in his public statement: "The Governor called on Congress to look into the workings of the federal Railroad Retirement Board, and...
  • Ten for Wednesday: Obama stakes clear lead?

     
    The turmoil on Wall Street has "altered the shape of the presidential race" and given Obama a 9-point lead, the first clear breakaway for either candidate this year, according to a new ABC/WashPost poll. A closer look at two......
  • Ten for a Tuesday: Sarah! comes to the UN

     
    As the Dow dropped by 372 yesterday, the bailout package proceeded fitfully in Washington -- but there was no breakthrough on the key question of punitive measures for Wall Street that would discourage repeats in the future. Execs on......
  • Thursday's Ten: Bush enters the fray

     
    Bush's prime time address last night and his call for a meeting with Obama and McCain underscored a growing sense of urgency that Congress must act to avert a crisis. The politics of being drawn into the financial crisis......
  • Sen. Skelos, and rival Simon, on LIRR pension fiasco

     
    Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) has long been the state lawmaker most involved with the Long Island Rail Road, with cordial union ties and a hand in its capital funding. Asked Thursday about state and U.S. probes......
  • Thursday Ten: Time for the Joe and Sarah Show

     
    The Senate passed a bailout/rescue package, with Obama and McCain voting yes, but there's still some nailbiting about whether the House will follow suit. Details on the credit crisis here and here. All the crisis talk didn't keep Senators......
  • LIRR scandal: Paterson hails president's 'swift action'

     
    Shifting his emphasis from an earlier statement spotlighting the prospect of collusion between supervisors and employees, Gov. David A. Paterson last week applauded Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams ???for taking swift action??? to help stem...
  • NYLCV endorsements: Lavalle, Foley, not Johnson

     
    The New York League of Conservation Voters releases its endorsements. One surprise: No endorsement in the Craig Johnson- Barbara Donno state Senate race in Nassau. Overall, the NYLCV endorsed 9 Republicans and 57 Democrats. But incumbent Dem Johnson didn?...
  • Wednesday's Ten: Market overshadows debate

     
    After anothe 500-plus point loss on the Dow yesterday, major countries' central banks coordinate a rate cut that will have everyone watching to see if the markets stabilize today. It worked in Europe. Last night's debate in Nashville dominated......
  • Ten on Tuesday: Fourteen days to go

     
    McCain is running against Bush, stressing his differences with the president and ramping up his criticism of the administration even as he continues his attacks on Barack Obama. Obama cancels campaign events on Thursday and Friday to visit his......