• And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

    I Heart New York

    Many world leaders and diplomats are enjoying the finer things in life during their New York stay for the general assembly.

    The New York Post reports Rwanda's president is staying in a $16,000 a night presidential suite at the Mandarin Oriental featuring panoramic views of the city's skyline.

    That nightly rate is 31 times Rwanda's annual average income, according to the State Department.

    Saudi leaders are staying at the Plaza and reportedly visited the hotel's salon for grooming.

    Qatari royals apparently dropped by a posh fashion house where one of the sheikhs dropped six figures.

    If the Shoe Fits...

    And Argentine President Christina Fernadez de Kirchner hit the big apple after stopping in Paris where she reportedly bought more $100,000 worth of designer shoes.

    Photo Op

    And, President Obama had a photo fail during a United Nations group picture Tuesday night. The attendees smiled, the cameras flashed as you see here.

    But after a while, President Obama had enough of the flash bulbs. He raised his hand and joked photographers had to have gotten at least one good shot.

    But that exact moment, President Obama's hand completely obscured the man standing next to him, who happened to be the president of Mongolia.

    The well-timed shot was so good a lot of folks actually thought it was photoshopped. It was not.