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NY1 ItCH: Obama Comes To Town As A Birthday Party Is Subdued

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“Inside City Hall,” an hour-long look at New York politics, can be seen on NY1 News weekdays at 7 and 10 p.m.

On last night’s “Inside City Hall”, Green Party candidate for President, Jill Stein, explained why she is not concerned that her candidacy could have unintended consequences.

Watch a clip of the interview above.

Tonight’s guests include: The NY1 Wise Guys; Joan Walsh, the author of “What’s the Matter with White People?”


The New York Times

Michael Grynbaum writes: “Voters who trekked to the polls for Thursday’s primary races were handed ballots with candidates’ names printed in an eye-straining 7-point type, akin to the ingredient list on the side of a cereal box. Now the city Board of Elections is facing outsize criticism over the mite-size font.”

Matt Flegenheimer follows the tweets of MTA Chairman Joe Lhota.

New York Post

Geoff Earle writes: “Nix the flags and the podium. Cue the opulent 18-foot tower of gold-bottled French champagne. When President Obama addresses an elite roster of hipsters and multimillionaires, including hosts Beyoncé and Jay-Z, in New York tonight, he will do so next to a custom-designed tower of $800-per-bottle champagne that dominates the main room at Jay-Z’s 40/40 nightclub.”

New York Daily News

A News quartet reports: “So much for the revolution. More than 180 self-professed members of the 99 percent were arrested Monday as the Occupy Wall Street movement marked its one-year anniversary by trying to bottle-up the fat cats in the Financial District.

In the end, it was the demonstrators who found themselves penned in and pursued all day long by police, with the arrests coming for disorderly conduct charges.”

Stephen Rex Brown writes: “City Councilman Jumaane Williams got into another dustup with the NYPD — this time a photo showed a cop shoving him in the chest during an Occupy Wall Street rally Monday night. Williams, who has been an outspoken ally of the Occupy movement since its early days last year, was observing a rally in Zuccotti Park and standing on a bench when he was shoved three times by the cop, who used her baton, according to livestream video of the protests.”

Glenn Blain notes: “The secret settlement in Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s sexual harassment case stuck taxpayers with an extra bill of nearly $2,400 for mediation services, documents made public Monday revealed.”

Wall Street Journal

Michael Howard Saul writes: “George McDonald, founder of a nonprofit dedicated to combating homelessness and addiction, filed paperwork on Monday with the New York City Campaign Finance Board to begin fundraising for a potential mayoral bid next year.”

Until tomorrow.

Bob Hardt

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