Obama surveys the damage in New York

Briefing: Cuomo and Obama. (Mandel Ngan via getty images)
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Obama in New York

He flew over Queens and spoke to hurricane victims on Staten Island. Also, Rep. Michael Grimm was there too. [James Barron]

Senator Joseph Lieberman said FEMA's response to Hurricane Sandy "was proactive and it didn't used to be." [Jeff Bliss and Mike Dorning

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Passing campaign finance reform "would be a validating step by the governor to his innovation credibility," said the founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, Andrew Rasiej. [Thomas Kaplan]

State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.: "It’s no secret the governor frustrated many in the Democratic conference by playing with the Republicans." [Peter Mastrosimone]

Councilman Lew Fidler contrasts Simcha Felder's bathroom-strategy in the Council to his open embrace of Republicans in Albany. [Liz Benamin]

Headline: "NYS Senate gears up for more nonsense" [Stephon Johnson]

The view from Washington on who controls the state senate isn't so clear. [Steven Shepard]

In some races, the UFT outspent Democrats, to help elect Democrats. [Jimmy Vielkind]

Hank Morris was denied parole. [Ken Lovett]

To the surprise of some, Cuomo aide Howard Glaser has a sense of humor. [Andrew Hawkins]

Democratic state senator Ruben Diaz Sr. is making noise about aligning with Republicans. [Chris Bragg]

2013 / City Hall

Before the hurricane, there was a dip in the city's unemployment rate, from 9.5 percent to 9.3 percent. [Patrick McGeehan]

"Although the city announced Tuesday night that the remaining 402 New York City Housing Authority properties without power had their electricity restored, those visited by NY1 Wednesday in Red Hook showed otherwise." [NY1]

The UFT said they'll sue the city's Department of Information over redacted documents they got under a Freedom of Information Law request. [Philissa Cramer]

The latest NYPD tool for mobile surveillance. [Andy Cush]

Expect a fun show in Queens. [Colin Campbell]

Media

More live-blogging of the conflict in Israel. [IDFblog]

The IDF and Hamas spin the story, on Twitter. [Yossi Gestetner]

Josh Greenman and Eric Koch's tweets get noticed. [Andrew Sullivan]