Panning the panel: Albany pay raise commission is a total mess

Panning the panel: Albany pay raise commission is a total mess

As we have pointed out, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore can’t serve because the state Constitution forbids it. State Controller Tom DiNapoli would be deciding the salary of his own position, so he’s recusing himself from that part of proceedings. (The other members are city Controller Scott Stringer and former state and city Controllers Carl McCall and Billy Thompson.)

No mulligans on this one: Trump can't take back his Russian appeasement

No mulligans on this one: Trump can't take back his Russian appeasement

Alongside Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Monday, the President spent many minutes echoing the Kremlin line, parroting tinfoil-hat conspiracy theories and casting aspersions at his own intelligence agencies. In Washington Tuesday, he blamed mangled phrasing: “In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.’ ”