Remembering Jon Kest

Briefing: Kest. ()
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Washington

Hillary Clinton had kind words for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, a possible replacement for her as secretary of state. [Michael Gordon]

Chris Christie met with Barack Obama today. [Anna Sale]

Senator Jim Demint of South Carolina will resign and run the Heritage Foundation. [Jennifer Steinhauer]

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Albany

An early sloppiness test of the Republican-IDC power sharing arrangement: there's an appointment to the Joint Committee on Public Ethics that needs to be made. [Nick Reisman]

Donald Trump and Malcolm Smith. [Nick Reisman]

MSNBC commentator Chris Hayes said he'll still criticize Cuomo. [Chris Bragg]

2013 / City Hall

Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson at a recent Satmar event. [@Satmar_Brooklyn]

The Brooklyn Democratic County Leader does Christmas like nobody else. [Colin Campbell]

The witness in a sexual abuse case admitted he raided a nonprofit for his own personal gain. [Josh Saul]

A great tribute to Jon Kest (video). [Rachel Monahan and Corky Siemaszko]

More on Kest, who was the executive director of New York Communities for Change. [Huffington Post]