The De Blasio Doctrine; hydrofracking and superheroes

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2013

Bill de Blasio's foreign policy in a local newspaper. [Caribbean Life]

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Jon Lentz to Mark Ruffalo: "Are there similarities between the Avengers and the fight against hydrofracking?" [CityandStateNY]

Booker on Bain, continued

The Obama campaign explains its rationale for editing Cory Booker's post-Bain comment comments. [Hunter Walker]

Former Jersey governor Dick Codey can't understand what Booker was thinking. [Steve Kornacki]

NY-13

Liz Crowley didn't attend the Queens Democratic County meeting but she did campaign outside it. [Chris Bragg]

SD-22

Democratic challenger Andrew Gournardes, who was an aide to Senator Robert Menendez, said, "Our investigation concluded that it was the threat of losing valuable energy contracts in Libya, not al-Megrahi's medical condition, that led the United Kingdom and Scotland to release him. Hopefully, today's news can help heal some of the wounds caused when he was allowed to return home to a hero's welcome." [No Link]

City Hall

Bloomberg says don't bet all your money on Facebook. [Dana Rubinstein]

Albany

J-COPE? "J-JOKE"! [Ken Lovett]

Andrew Cuomo said he expects to do some "fine tuning" of J-COPE. [Nick Reisman]

Stop-and-Frisk

Using Bloomberg and Kelly's deterrent argument as an example, a Times columnist wonders about fingerprinting millionaires and state legislators. [Clyde Haberman]

Transit

A taxi-fare increase, possibly. [Pete Donohue]

Life After Congress

Former congressman Vito Fossella doesn't regret not seeking re-election. [Mackenzie Weinger and MJ Lee, via @SallyGold]

Reality TV

Donald is a Republican again. [Celeste Katz]

Media

America is in the middle of a race war, according to conservative media. [McKay Coppins]

Rap

And another borough president rapping. [Mammoth365 via Hunter Walker]