* In the wake of scathing reports on his business dealings and fundraising, Congressman Michael Grimm who had been one of Mitt Romneys most prominent New York supporters is now outs the outs with the Republican frontrunner, the New York Times reports:

*Groups representing African-American voters in Buffalo slammed the district Republicans are attempting to create for politically vulnerable state Sen. Mark Grisanti, the Buffalo News says:

*Ex-Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi took $175,000 in payments from two men including the chairman of the Yonkers Republican Party not as bribes, but because the GOP chairman was romantically infatuated with Annabi, their lawyers argued in federal court, the Times writes:

* The teacher evaluation deal struck Thursday will bring approximately $1 billion in federal funding to the state, the Times Union reports:

* A report released by a pro-gambling group says the states nine racinos pumped $2 billion into the state economy and $1 billion into its coffers last year, the Post writes:

* The SUV waiting to pick up the Rev. Al Sharpton at LaGuardia Airport yesterday was impounded by police, despite Sharpton raising holy hell, the Post writes: