- Poll Reflects Afghan War Doubts-Obama Slips on Foreign Policy, but Gains on Health-Care and Economic Fronts (By JONATHAN WEISMAN, Wall Street Journal) As the 2010 election cycle heats up, independent voters now favor Republican control of Congress by four percentage points.
- NBC/WSJ: OBAMA HEALTH #S INCH UP (From NBC's Mark Murray)
- Job One-The only way Obama can pull his presidency back from the brink. (John B. Judis, The New Republic)
- ANALYSIS-ACORN scandal not seen rubbing off on Obama (Reuters)
- The Most Important Number in Politics Today (Chris Cillizza, Washington Post/The Fix)
- Obama's Leadership Qualities Stand Out to Americans (by Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup) Democrats' views have barely changed (90% in April vs. 88% today), while Republicans' (38% vs. 21%) and independents' (63% vs. 50%) ratings are down more than 10 points each.
- Thompson can beat Bloomberg, Ferrer contends (By Laura Andrews, Caribbean Life News)
- Defeated Councilman Kendall Stewart vows to fight on as independent against Jumaane Williams (BY ELIZABETH HAYS, DAILY NEWS)
- Civic Leader, Bounced From Community Board, Leads Revolt (By Harold Egeln, Brooklyn Daily Eagle) A group of Democrats is revolting in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. The homegrown rebellion is only targeting one Democratic Party councilman, incumbent Vincent Gentile in the 43rd Council District, and it supports Republican candidate Bob Capano.
WORKING FAMILIES PARTY
- After Years as Aide, Powerful Support (By JULIE BOSMAN, NY Times) Dan Cantor, the executive director of the Working Families Party, said Mr. de Blasio had established “a dense and deep network of connections” among community-based organizations and advocacy groups.