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  • Silver: Not so sweet on Caroline

     
    For those who think Caroline Kennedy is some kind of done deal, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver throws a monkey wrench into the situation by warning Gov. Paterson that Kennedy may be more loyal to Bloomberg than to the governor:......
  • Caroline morning line: A backhanded 'endorsement'

     
    So now the Post reports that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he has "determined" that Caroline Kennedy could well be the next U.S. Senator from New York, which means of course that he would support her as a Democratic......
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Kevin Sheekey, the city-paid political aide to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, declaring it would be ???political malpractice??? for Gov. David Paterson to forgo naming Caroline Kennedy as...
  • Albany: Who's the anointed lobbyist? Is there one?

     
    Yeah, so there???s the Paterson speech, the pageantry, the dignitaries, blah blah, happens every year, we???ll get to that in a while. But one question we???re asking around the Capitol hallways today is, with the changeover to the Democrats......
  • Brodsky: Andrew's poison pill?

     
    New York Magazine has a novel take on why Paterson won't choose Cuomo to replace Hillary, which goes this way: Paterson really gets along with Cuomo as AG. If he names Cuomo senator, the Senate and Assembly (where the......
  • Source: Lippman for chief judge

     
    A smart person tells us that Jonathan Lippman has been tapped as CoA chief judge by Gov. Paterson, replacing Judith Kaye. Not confirmed, but consistent with recent rumblings. Theodore Jones, an African-American already on the court, was on the......
  • Ten for Friday: The Last Goodbye?

     
    Bush gave a farewell address that returned the focus of his presidency to a familiar place -- Sept. 11. Obama's agenda started moving, with Senate approval of the release of another $350 billion in bailout funds and House Democrats......
  • Video: Silver on McCarthy

     
    Azi at the Observer catches Sheldon Silver and gets him to talk about McCarthy's threatened primary challenge of Gillibrand:......
  • Bruno indictment: A little odd (Updated)

     
    Joe Bruno, in a news conference, denounced his indictment, blamed it partly on Eliot Spitzer, complained that the ex-governor never got prosecuted for his prostitution escapade, and said he was a fighter who would beat the rap. You can......
  • Three Men in a Room: An idea whose time has stayed

     
    Just a quick summary of the last couple-three years in state politics, prompted by yesterday's meeting among Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Majoirty Leader Malcolm Smith, and Gov. David Paterson: For years, you had mounting criticism of state...
  • Albany: Silver unhappy with Rock laws sentence report

     
    The NYS Commission on Sentencing Reform has delivered its report, and called for the state to shift even further toward a determinate sentencing model instead of an indeterminate model that gives more discretion to judges and parole boards. Report is........
  • Albany: Deficit deal

     
    After hinting at it earlier in the day, Madore reports, Silver now says there's a deal::: "Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told The Buffalo News that a deal had been reached to close this year's $1.6-billion budget deficit. He wouldn't provide......