The New York Post editorial board lays into Mayor Bloomberg for his Olympic and West Side stadium failures and wonders if he is "a mayor, or a mouse." LINK
After last week's Fields/Mercurio dust-up, Al Sharpton comes to the Manhattan Borough President's defense, reports the New York Post. LINK
And the New York Post's Stefan Friedman reports of no plans to replace Mercurio. LINK
Maggie Haberman of the New York Daily News looks at possible fundraising woes for the Fields campaign. LINK
Fred Dicker of the New York Post reports that the state's top Democrat, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, may soon endorse Fernando Ferrer in the race for mayor. LINK
If you are looking to brush up on your understanding of Sen. Jon Corzine, look no further than Craig Horowitz' must-read New York Magazine dispatch. LINK
The Quad City Times' Dan Gearino writes that the country's governors will collectively ask what they can do for their states when they meet in Iowa this week. LINK
Other Monday schedule items:
At 9:30 am ET, The 9/11 Public Discourse Project, non-profit successor to the 9/11 Commission, parlay on Congressional reform for the post 9/11 Era. Expect appearances by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KA), the 9/11 Commission's Slade Gordon, and former Speaker of the House Thomas Foley (D-WA).
Sen. Arlen Specter chairs an 11:00 am ET hearing of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to review funding of public broadcasting.