Actual assemblyman says ‘Hitler would be proud’ of what Cuomo did, apologizes five hours later

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Briefing: McLaughlin and Cuomo. (McLaughlin's office web site

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Here's video of Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin comparing Andrew Cuomo to Hitler for pushing gun laws through the legislature. [Jimmy Vielkind]

McLaughlin also compared Cuomo to Putin. [Ken Lovett]

Jim Tedisco: "There are dictators who wake up every morning and say 'I accomplished a lot yesterday.'" [Jimmy Veilkind]

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McLaughlin released a video, apologizing. [Youtube]

McLaughin also said he called Cuomo to apologize. [Ken Lovett]

Republican State Senate leader Dean Skelos said "perhaps we did act in haste," but also said McLaughlin's comments were inappropriate. [Steve McLaughlin]

2013

City Council candidate Rory Lancman is among the people endorsed by the Hotel and Motels Trades Council, which didn't endorse him when he ran for Congress last year. [Colin Campbell]

The South China Morning Post runs an AP story about Liu's mayoral prospects, and the trail of Jenny Hou and Oliver Wu Pan. [AP]

The trial will be "delayed a few days" over concerns about the mental health of Pan. [NY1]

City Hall / City Council

A history of sniping between the mayor and the teachers' union. [Beth Fertig]

Maps of the new City Council districts were released ahead of tomorrow's meeting, where no public testimony will be accepted. [Celeste Katz]

Some of the changes Melissa Mark-Vivertio sought to her new district made it into the final proposed maps. [Ross Barkan]

Viverito's district is 49.9 percent in Manhattan and 50.1 percent in the Bronx, according to a spokesperson for the Districting Commission. [Chris Bragg]

New York City Comptroller John Liu wants Exxon to release information about fracking. [CBS]

Judge Richard Sullivan was supposed to decide when two people associated with Liu's campaign were to go on trial. [PostStar.com]

Albany

Cuomo said the legislature doesn't need to follow Messages of Necessity. [Nick Reisman]

Now, charter schools want to offer pre-K, and tap into funding Cuomo is making available. [Geoff Decker]

The New York Court of Appeals wants cameras back in the courtroom. [Rick Karlan]

Washington

What financial disclosure? [Andrew Kaczynski]

Media

"new york is killing me" and other popular searches from the five boroughs. [Jen Carlson]