Peter King and Andrew Sullivan declare their independence

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Briefing: King. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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2013

District Leader Jennifer Rajkumar opened up a campaign committee and will likely challenge Councilwoman Margaret Chin. [Chris Bragg]

The Republican chairman are split: Brooklyn and the Bronx favor Adolfo Carrion Jr.; Queens and Manhattan favors John Catsimatidis; and Staten Island is open to Joe Lhota. [Liz Benjamin]

Albany

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Cuomo's education commission recommended longer school days and a longer school year. [Carolyn Thompson]

The commission's report. [ny.gov]

Cuomo is not impressed with how Congress handled the Hurricane Sandy relief vote. [Glenn Blain]

Washington

Republican Rep. Peter King said New York donors should stop donating to fellow House Republicans, because of the delay in the vote for Hurricane Sandy relief aid. [Colin Campbell]

Rep. Peter King, fuming. [Daily Beast]

King said he supported John Boehner again, after the speaker agreed to hold votes on the bills very soon. [Reid Pillifant]

Media

Al Jazeera might buy Current TV. [Brian Stelter]

Current host Eliot Spitzer declined to comment on the possibility. [Twitter]

The meaning of journalism. [Hamilton Nolan]

Andrew Sullivan's blog is going independent, and will rely on "readers — and readers alone" to fund it. [Andrew Sullivan]