Bill Clinton steps away from Charlie Rangel

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Rangel. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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2012

Obama uses Sarah Jessica Parker the way he used George Clooney. [Jonathan Lemire]

2013

"And like the 'super PACs' that are playing such a huge role in the presidential race, these big-money, school-based political entities could be determinants in the mayoral race." [Mary Ann Giordano]

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NY-13

Bill Clinton isn't endorsing Rangel, since he also has personal ties to one of Rangel's challengers. [Carl Campanile]

"Rangel was a staunch Clinton defender during his impeachment hearings and also a Hillary Clinton loyalist." [Charles Mahtesian]

Charlie Rangel as Charlie Brown. [Juli Weiner]

Clyde Williams is happy his old boss is staying out of it. [David Freedlander]

Rangel could win simply because the field against him is crowded. [Noah Rothman]

Incoming: Here's a copy of Williams' first campaign mailer, hitting residents any day now. [Capital]

NY-06

Rory Lancman: "The HELP Act is a federal solution to the proliferation of McMansions, improperly-zoned offices, inappropriate commercial development and overly-large community facilities where single-family homes and small businesses once stood, and the desecration of historic sites and neighborhoods by developers who put profits ahead of the interest of residents." [No Link]

SD-60

Mark Grisanti's new ad touts jobs, jobs jobs. [Liz Benjamin]

Explaining Albany

Harvard Kennedy School Report: "We find that states with isolated capital cities also seem to spend relatively less on things like education, public welfare, and health care, and more on administrative expenditures... This seems to suggest that low accountability and corruption induced by isolation do have an impact in terms of government performance and priorities." [Celeste Katz]

State Senate

Six Republican and two Democratic state senators are being targeted tomorrow by the Fair Elections NY group. [Michael Johnson]

A Senate G.O.P. spokesman said it's too expensive to do what Fair Elections NY wants. [Celeste Katz]

Prosecuting Orthodox Jews

Brooklyn D.A. Joe Hynes: "The level of intimidation is not found nearly as much in organized crime, it’s extraordinary how relentless these people can be." [NY1 via Colin Campbell]

The Facebook

A must-read 2004 interview with Mark Zuckerberg. [Michael Grynbaum]

From Capital New York

Bloomberg says officers don't have stop-and-frisk quotas, but they're also not told to go and stand on the street doing nothing. [Dana Rubinstein]

Bloomberg thinks the City Council set "a new low for idiocy." [Dana Rubinstein]

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