Shorter Question Everything
• Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said her impression after attending a recent Mitt Romney speech is that “there’s just nothing going on” with the Republican presidential nominee. She said his understanding of foreign policy not only lacks depth but diminishes U.S. standing abroad. “He is so two-dimensional. I mean, up close and personal, there’s just nothing going on,” she said.
• A few months after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was poised to approve hydraulic fracturing in several struggling New York counties, his administration is reversing course and starting the regulatory process over, garnering praise from environmental groups and stirring anger among industry executives and upstate landowners.