Bloomberg comes out for revenue in Washington, while the ‘Cuomo Democrat’ emerges in New York

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg articulated a national agenda and roadmap for reducing the national deficit in a speech in Washington today.

Another agenda is starting to come into focus today: that of the New Democratic Party, under Governor Andrew Cuomo, thanks to a set of local, mostly low-profile races throughout the state. Though Cuomo's direct involvement has been limited, the results nonetheless bear his stamp, according to one operative I spoke to. The Democrats with the best chance of winning, the operative said, are fiscally conservative "Cuomo Democrats" rather than big-government "Obama Democrats."

Another moment that will help define what it means to be a Cuomo Democrat will be next week's meeting of the state Democratic Party, where, Liz Benjamin reports, two resolutions may get debated. One is in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests; the other is in opposition to hydrofracking.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg waded "deep into the most divisive debate in Washington" with his recommendations for reducing the deficit. [Devlin Barrett]

"Bloomberg's embrace of one-to-one spending cuts to revenue ratio places him significantly to the left of just about anyone in Washington." [Pat Garofalo]

A mayoral spokesman tries getting Think Progress to stop referring to Bloomberg as a Republican. [@marclavorgna]

Technology allows for "immediate referendums on gov. decisions." [@rjmajma]

"@MikeBloomberg asks how democracy will work if every decision has to weather the immediacy of SM? Maybe more transparency?" [@Rasiej]

The 2013 mayoral race may be closer than you think: there's a story about City Council Speaker Christine Quinn chewing gum in public. [Tony Aiello]

A reporter delves into a theory of how "the kingpin of religious Catholics in New York" could block Christine Quinn from becoming mayor. [Adam Lombardi]

“Volality” in the market is the reason Cuomo’s staff and legislative leaders have not released updated financial figures from the state, they say. [Associated Press]

A draft report from Cuomo’s economic council lines up with Bloomberg’s local economic agenda. [Daniel Massey]

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reminded the federal government about "New Yorkers' concerns about the impact fracking may have on our environment." [Jon Campbell]

A Siena poll showing Republican Chris Collins neck-and neck with his Democratic challenger may be flawed, but could turn into a self-fulfilling profecy. [Chris Bragg]

One person who could challenge Kirsten Gillibrand, Maggie Brooks, is seeking a third term as county executive today. [Jon Campbell]

The New York State Democratic Party may pass two resolutions that run counter to Cuomo’s policies: favoring Occupy protesters and opposing fracking. [Liz Benjamin]

State Senator Eric Adams said fellow Democrats won't muster too much opposition to the Independent Democratic Caucus members. [Ken Lovett]

Buffalo's Democratic mayor hasn't shown signs he's doing much for the Democratic candidate running in his county. [Liz Benjamin via Robert McCarthy]

A confident supporter of Staten Island D.A. Dan Donovan writes, "Only 4 hours till Mike Ryan's concession speech! Vote for Dan Donovan and join the landslide." [William Smith]

Joel Klein wasn’t prepared to leave when Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his resignation as New York City schools chancellor. [Philissa Cramer via Gabriel Sherman]

If Klein was pushed out, “why the seeming lack of planning for a replacement?” [Larry Littlefield]

Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Millman said her colleagues who will be most affected by redistricting will be in north Brooklyn: Joe Lentol and Vito Lopez. [Harold Egeln]

“How does a police commissioner discipline a force with that multimillion-dollar reservoir of resistance?” [Wayne Barrett]

The West Harlem Development Corporation hired about 220 local kids. [Jeff Mays]

Farmers didn’t get support from environmentalists. [@nyfarmer]

Barack Obama promised comprehensive immigration reform but that “didn’t happen, in part because he used his political capital to pass healthcare and financial regulation reform.” [Viviana Hurtado]

Protesters will march 240 miles from Zuccotti Park to Washington. [Associated Press