Bloomberg explains an N.R.A. comparison, Talib Kweli endorses a candidate

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Briefing: Kweli and Mashariki (via People for Jelani)
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2013

Susan Del Percio, another Giuliani administration alumna, is helping Joe Lhota. [Celeste Katz]

The Rudy Guiliani-Ed Cox rivalry partly explains why Republicans may have a mayoral primary. [Steven Shepard]

City Hall / City Council

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"[T]eachers are great," Bloomberg said in explaining his UFT-NRA remark, without actually apologizing for them. [CBS New York]

Citizen Union wants more transparency from the Districting Commission. [Celeste Katz]

Selena Brooks, a former state senate staffer, is running for City Council on a Hurricane Sandy-themed party line. [Ross Barkan]

Rapper Talib Kweli endorsed Jelani Mashariki for a City Council seat in Brooklyn. [Facebook]

Albany

Cuomo still hopes Bloomberg and Mulgrew can strike a deal on teacher evaluations. [Nick Reisman]

More campaign finance disclosure may be approved in Albany, but probably not publicly financing campaigns. [Nick Reisman]

Washington

Hillary Clinton was back at work today. [AP]

Banks agreed to pay $18.5 billion in claims related to the housing crisis. [Jessica Silver-Greenberg]

Newwark Mayor Cory Booker is still waiting for his meeting with Senator Frank Lautenberg. [Kristen Lee]

Possible analogies explaining it, here. [@AziPaybarah]