THE NOTE: Manhattan Cheers, Bronx Jeers

She may downplay her role in her husband's campaign but it's no secret that Elizabeth Edwards is a powerful force behind her husband's push for the White House. The New York Times' Christine Hauser looks at her influence and finds that rival campaigns see her as a weapon because people are reluctant to challenge her.

If Giuliani wanted to burnish his tough guy credentials, being the target of a mob assassination plot surely will help. ABC News' Marcus Baram reports that according to testimony given in the murder trial of retired FBI agent Lindley DeVechio, Giuliani was targeted by the bosses of New York's five mob families who considered killing him in 1986.

The kicker: "I played basketball and I'm skinny but the people I play with will tell you I don't mind going down low and throwing elbows." – Barack Obama, Dover NH

"They should burn his seat that he sat in at Yankee Stadium — how's that?" -- George Patsin, a Brooklyn restaurateur on Rudy Giuliani's new support for the Boston Red Sox.

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