Jeff Klein wipes away a Democratic majority

Klein. (from Kleins' senate page)
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Washington

Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $50,000 to groups associated with EMILY's List just before the November elections. [Tarini Parti]

A transcript of that phone call between Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton. [Comedy Central]

George W. Bush calls for "benevolent" immigration reform. [Peter Baker]

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Albany

Stephanie Miner, a Democratic Party co-chair who was picked by Andrew Cuomo, likes the Republican's deal with the Independent Democratic Conference. [Michelle Breidenbach]

Cuomo's other chosen co-chair, Assemblyman Keith Wright, isn't upset about the deal, nor is he talking about retaliation. [Liz Benjamin]

IDC leader Jeff Klein reportedly ran details of the arrangement past Cuomo before proceeding. [Andrew Hawkins]

A spokesman for the Senate Democrats called the deal a "coup" and not in a good way. [Ken Lovett]

It's unclear how upset, if at all, Democrats in Malcolm Smith's backyard will be. [Chris Bragg]

2013 / City Hall

Bloomberg was annoyed at having to answer questions about asking Hillary Clinton to run for mayor. [Ivan Pereira]

Headline: "Testy Bloomberg responds to Hillary Clinton report" [Michael Loccisano]

Hillary 2013? "Preposterous." [Ron Scherer]