The day Rand Paul did an actual filibuster

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2013

A "jerk" comment about Rudy Giuliani "startled the audience." [David Seifman]

The comment was the "most memorable moment" of a candidate forum. [Chris Bragg]

Headline: "Rudy Giuliani is Not a Jerk, Joe Lhota Says" [Jill Colvin]

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Adolfo Carrion Jr. called himself a "social progressive" and "Northeastern Republican." [Grace Rauh]

Flashback: Joe Lhota called himself a "classic northeast Republican" at the LGBT-friendly parade that Carrion and every other Republican candidate skipped. [Azi Paybarah]

One videographer / blogger said John Catsimatidis was today's big winner, because he beat the very low expectations for him. [John Kenny]

Who will the Democratic county leaders endorse? [Chris Bragg]

City Hall / City Council

Comparing Bloomberg and Cuomo, via Instagram. [Hunter Walker]

Bloomberg, when he honored the Brooklyn Castle chess team. [NYC.gov]

Councilman David Greenfield wants to regulate smelly cabs. [Jennifer Fermino]

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on creating a registry of gun criminals. [WNYC]

Albany

Cuomo will participate in a telephone town hall on Monday about campaign finance reform. [Nick Reisman]

A spokesman representing oil and gas companies called Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's moratorium "ill-informed." [Casey Seiler]

How the Assembly voted on that moratorium. [Nick Reisman]

A look at how the city and state teacher unions spend money lobbying. [Sarah Butrymowicz and Geoff Decker]

Washington

Rand Paul demonstrates how to filibuster. [C-SPAN]

Paul: "I will speak until I can no longer speak." [Ashley Parker]

Paul has objections to Obama's drone policy, and his nominee for the C.I.A. [Ed O'Keefe]

A Tea Party senator applauds Rand. [via @JWPetersNYT]

"You don't have to like Rand Paul to see that he is forcing an important discussion that most of congress has abdicated." [Ari Melber]

"[T]he great revelation of the sequester has been how powerless the Pentagon defenders have been." [Steve Kornacki]

Confirmed speakers at Al Sharpton's annual conference: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries; Kerry Kennedy, former ACORN leader Bertha Lewis, NYCHA chairman John Rhea, former NBA player Jayson Williams, Judge Jonathan Lippman, NYCLU's Donna Liberman, family members of Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell and Ramarley Graham and Terrance Williams, actress Rosie Perez, Times columnist Charles Blow, MSNBC host Ed Schultz, labor leaders Mike Fishman, George Greshman and Larry Cohen. [National Action Network]