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Briefing: Bloomberg at Buzzfeed. (Edward Reed via flickr)
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2013

De Blasio: "Bloomberg is either blind or willfully ignorant." [@BilldeBlasio]

A Bloomberg spokesman responds to homeless activists, accusing them of "dishonest parsing" of his boss's words. [@MarcLavorgna]

City Hall / City Council

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Russell Simmons: "Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Global Transformational Leader" [Huffington Post]

"Made in NY" [TheNextWeb.com]

More on Bloomberg's wariness of having "an instant poll" on everything. [Ivan Pereira]

More memories of Isac Weinberger. [Celeste Katz]

Here's Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz's State of the Borough speech. [Celeste Katz]

Albany

A sign of the crumbling relationship between the Post and Cuomo. [David Grandeu, ht/ @NickConfessore]

More criticism of Cuomo's pension plan for municipalities. [Liz Benjamin]

Cuomo and the University United Professions union struck a tentative contract deal that includes a multi-year wage freeze and increased health insurance costs. [Nick Reisman]

There are also nine furlough days. [Scott Waldman]

Assemblyman Vito Lopez has pneumonia. [Celeste Katz]

Washington

Eliot Spitzer is raising money for Democratic senate candidate Ed Markey of Massachusetts. [Maggie Haberman]

Bloomberg defends his role in the Illinois special election. [Ruby Cramer]

Bloomberg: "The public ought to stand up." [Catalina Camia]

"[A]s a political tactic, Mr. Bloomberg's move could be a game changer." [Greg Hinz]