Senator Working Mom gets sworn in

Briefing: Gillibrand. ( Bill Clark via CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)
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2013

Joe Lhota will announce his campaign before the end of the month, said Guy Molinari. [Tom Wrobleski]

Sal Albanese also ran unsuccessfully for Congress. [Stephanie Slepian]

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Photos of displaced Hurricane Sandy pets. [Ben Yakas]

Albany

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli sued Qualcomm, one of the nation's largest computer chip and mobile device makers, over their corporate campaign donations. [Nick Confessore]

Here's the leaked state Health Department's report on fracking. [Karen DeWitt]

It's unclear what the final costs are for the recommendations made by Governor Andrew Cuomo's commission on storm preparedness. [Nick Reisman]

The recommendations: "a state fuel reserve, citizen training, tougher building codes, generators at gas stations and a depot of emergence provisions." [Karen DeWitt]

The commission's reports. [Jimmy Vielkind]

Cuomo is tired of waiting for federal aid for Hurricane Sandy. [Glenn Blain]

Washington

A Bloomberg Views writer likes Rep. Jerry Nadler's trillion-dollar-coin option to force a deal on debt ceiling negotiations with Republicans. [Josh Barro]

A Times columnist likes Chris Christie's "belief in pathological candor." [Michael Powell]

The new Congress may be a correction to the Tea Party class of 2010. Ironically, the first act of the new Congress will be to deal with the deficit and debt ceiling, priorities of the Tea Party. [John Avlon]

Yoga, for inmates. [Mary Pilon]

And Kirsten Gillibrand was sworn-in for her first full term as New York's junior senator. [ABC News]