Lhota shakes up 2013, Tapper roils Obama

Briefing: Tapper and Obama. (screen grab from abcnews.com)
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2013 / City Hall

M.T.A. chairman Joe Lhota's resignation letter, delivered by hand. [Celeste Katz]

Christine Quinn: "I don't really have opponents. I have colleagues in government and fellow New Yorkers." [NY1]

Kathy Wylde said Lhota's candidacy will force the other Democratic candidates to have a "broader appeal." [Chris Bragg]

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John Liu had gotten the media to stop writing about his campaign scandal every time they write about him. [Jill Colvin

That may change tomorrow, when he delivers his State of the City speech. [@SallyGold]

The city's five Republican county chairmen are not united behind a mayoral candidate. [Chris Bragg]

Headline: "Bill de Blasio Uses Lindsay Lohan and Snuggies to Push for Paid Sick Days." [Colin Campbell]

Assemblyman Rory Lancman launched his campaign for City Council. [Lisa Colangelo]

For this Lancman bid, the Queens County Democratic Organization is with him. [Flickr]

Here's the notice of new public hearings for the redrawn City Council district lines. [Celeste Katz]

Albany

Newly installed Senate Democratic leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins had fun jousting with Fred Dicker. [Casey Seiler]

Here are the projects the Regional Economic Development Councils are funding. [ny.gov]

Washington

Jake Tapper to Obama, about his gun control agenda: "Where have you been?" [ABC News]

Some on the the right are cheering. [Rush Limbaugh]

An MSNBC producer wonders how many times Tapper even asked Obama about his gun control agenda in the last four years. [@JamilSmith]

A Politico reporter said she's tried asking and got not much. [Jennifer Epstein]

Media

Download your Twitter archive. [Twitter]

Oppo researchers, rejoice. [@AziPaybarah]