Cathie Black’s friends, Cas Holloway’s assessment, Shirley Huntley’s wire

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Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway told reporters he thinks the city's response to Hurricane Sandy was "pretty tremendous across the board." [Dana Rubinstein]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand isn't running for president in 2016, and plans on supporting Hillary Clinton. [Reid Pillifant]

Gillibrand makes a motherly case for background checks. [Reid Pillifant]

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released a video attacking City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for her support of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. [Azi Paybarah]

The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association is running an ad reminding the public "to support your officers, not attack them." [Azi Paybarah]

Video briefing: John Liu, going all the way. [Azi Paybarah]

2013

Video of that unusual mayoral forum hosted by former governor David Paterson. [CUNY]

Republican mayoral candidate George McDonald lost his lawsuit to collect contributions under the state laws, rather than under the city's law, which is more restrictive. [Celeste Katz]

McDonald wants the state Board of Elections to immediately clarify the election rules on its website. [Chris Bragg]

"Bill de Blasio anchors frontrunner Christine Quinn to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly in a new web ad…" [Celeste Katz]

A reporter is waiting for Anthony Weiner to follow him on Twitter. [@AndrewSiff4NY]

The Cathie Black celebrity-begs see the light of day, thanks to Sergio Hernandez. [Phillissa Cramer]

Albany

William Boyland is indicted again. [Colin Campbell]

"Is this Albany or the CIA?" [Liz Benjamin]

Former state senator Shirley Huntley wore a wire and gathered information that may lead to charges against a state senator and two other lawmakers. [Jon Campbell]

Huntley wore the wire "at the direction of federal prosecutors." [Thomas Kaplan]

Huntley recorded nine elected officials. [John Marzulli]

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman got a judge to help shut down a sham breast cancer charity on Long Island. [Rick Karlin]

State Senator Liz Krueger blames the Independent Democratic Caucus for stalled abortion-rights legislation. [Casey Seiler]

Washington

Governor Andrew Cuomo's sister supports the effort by EMILY's List to elect a woman to the White House. [Jill Colvin]

"Oh, Brother!" [Glenn Blain]