The fleeting image of a Cuomo birthday

Cuomo. (via George McDonald (h/t Capital Tonight))
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Washington

The White House asked Congress for $60.4 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. [David Jackson]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie welcomed the request, though it was below the $83 billion initially sought. [Lisa Lerer and Roger Runningen]

"The president's plan…would not pay for damage already covered by private insurance and would extend aid only to primary residents." Also, Con Ed will not be eligible for aid. [Raymond Hernandez and Peter Baker]

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Liberals' unhappiness with Cuomo could hinge on whether the power-sharing deal in the State Senate is productive. [Sean Sullivan]

The Supreme Court will wade into the debate about same-sex marriage. [Adam Liptak]

A College of Saint Rose professor thinks it's not unlikely for conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to join an opinion striking down the Defense of Marriage law. [Scott Lemieux]

That Christie interview with Jon Stewart. [The Daily Show]

The first U.S. station to broadcast news about the attack on Pearl Harbor: WNYC. [@AnnaSale]

Albany

Jeff Klein: Some members in the Democratic conference "are not serious about governing" or "moving a Democratic agenda." [Casey Seiler]

The Republican-drawn redistricting map protected Democrat Malcolm Smith by putting James Sanders in Shirley Huntley's district. [Chris Bragg]

George McDonald, the guy who Tweeted a pic from Andrew Cuomo's birthday party, deleted the tweet. [Liz Benjamin]

McDonald's spokesman, David Catalfamo: "It was George's decision, he has a personal relationship with the Governor and in no way wants the perception of 'playing politics' to intrude upon their friendship." [Inbox]

A Democratic club in Riverdale passed motion urging Jeff Klein to vote for a Democratic majority leader. [Adam Wisnieski]

2013 / City Hall

Alec Baldwin said Christine Quinn has "blood on her hands" for extending term limits. [Celeste Katz]

Headline: "Do You Care That Public Advocate De Blasio's Wife Was Once A Lesbian?" Also, despite the Post headline, the story was not a leak. [Jen Chung]

The city announced it's much-delayed bike-share program will launch in May. [Matt Chaban]