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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 program, we asked World Trade Center Memorial architect Michael Arad about the many political squabbles at the World Trade Center site.

Watch a clip of the interview above.

Tonight’s program includes: The latest installment in our “Fight for the House” series; Our Friday Reporters Roundtable.

Watch NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt discuss some of the stories making news today in this morning's Political Buzz below:

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INSIDE THE PAPERS

The New York Times

Richard Oppel reports: “President Obama and Mitt Romney finally found something they could agree on during Thursday night’s 67th annual Al Smith white-tie charity dinner: Jokes about Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. get big laughs.”

Thomas Kaplan writes: “Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo may be coming to a swing state near you. Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, said Thursday that President Obama’s re-election campaign had asked him to travel outside New York as a surrogate for the president in the final weeks of the race.”

Patrick McGeehan looks at proposed new regulations for pedicab fares.

New York Post

Sally Goldnberg reports: “The city Campaign Finance Board sided with Mayor Bloomberg yesterday in a case against his 2009 campaign that ended with a political operative going to jail.The board ruled 3-1 against a complaint that said Bloomberg should have disclosed a $1.2 million donation to the state Independence Party to help him with an Election Day poll-watching operation.”

David Seifman notes: “Big Apple voters have deflated Alec Baldwin’s fantasy of running for mayor. A new NY1-Marist College poll found 66 percent would prefer that Baldwin (below) stick to acting and stay out of the 2013 City Hall race. Eighteen percent urged him to jump in, while 16 percent were unsure.”

New York Daily News

Erin Durkin reports: “City Controller John Liu wants the city to fix a program that goes easy on big companies when their workers rack up parking tickets but has recently been exploited by many businesses. The program allows companies to pay steeply discounted fines if they agree not to contest the tickets and to settle the bargain balances within 15 days of a citation being issued.”

Have a great weekend.

Until Monday.


Bob Hardt

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