Bill Clinton, Liu, Mulgrew help with a Hurricane Sandy investment

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Washington

One of New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez's unpaid interns was arrested after it was learned he was an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender. [AP]

Albany

"The big deal is that the leadership was hijacked," a source says of the Republican-IDC control of the State Senate. [Liz Benjamin]

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State Senator Jeff Klein will give away campaign money he received from donors with criminal backgrounds. [Jorteh Senah and Adam Wisnieski]

A skeptic doubts Klein's "supposed liberal agenda" will ever see "the light of day" without a conservative quid pro quo." [Kevin Baker]

Former state comptroller Alan Hevesi was released from prison today and ignored questions from a swarm of reporters outside his home. [Reuven Fenton]

2013 / City Hall

Bill Clinton, Michael Mulgrew, Randi Weingarten, John Liu and others will announce tomorrow that the teachers' pension fund will invest in infrastructure projects to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. [Inbox, Twitter]

Bill Thompson to Cindy Adams: "I’ll do well with Spanish and black voters and won’t be shut out of Park Slope, Forest Hills, Brooklyn Heights, Astoria areas where people call me Bill — but Park Avenue, Bloomberg’s territory, where my reception’s nice but not great, has to realize who can run this city." [Page Six]

Is it better for a county to win the City Council Speaker's race, or get the chairmanship of the Finance Committee? [@RossBarkan]

The moment Bloomberg decided not to sign a pedicab bill into law today, is at the 34:02 mark. [Youtube]

Only one person spoke out against the bill. [Michael Howard Saul]

The race for the City Council seat Chrstine Quinn is vacating. [Paul Schindler]

95,000 stops by NYPD officers "lacked reasonable articulable suspicion and therefore violated the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures." [CCRjustice.org]

Remember that example critics used to illustrate why the Campaign Finance Board's rules needed to be relaxed? Well, it's sort of outdated. [Chris Bragg]