I.R.S. targets conservatives, Karl Rove targets Hillary Clinton

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"At a female real estate event, Quinn talks of harmony between the income brackets" [Dana Rubinstein]

"Hillary Clinton is officially back as a target for Republican rancor," thanks to an ad from Karl Rove's group. [Reid Pillifant]

There's new momentum for a plan to build a dune forest in the Rockaways. [Dana Rubinstein]

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Tough times at the Columbia Journalism Review. [Joe Pompeo]

2013

Republican John Catsimatidis was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Brooklyn Republican county organization. [Jacob Kornbluh]

New Kings Democrats endorsed Abe George for Brooklyn District Attorney. [AbeGeorge2013]

The Working Families Party's Manhattan chapter voted "nearly unanimously" to endorse Ben Kallos for City Council, but the party wound up endorsing Assemblyman Micah Kellner instead. [Andrew Hawkins]

City Hall / City Council

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has a report about cybercrime and identity theft. [MBPO]

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said crime stats from the Upper East Side twenty years ago are comparable to crime stat in Brownsville and the South Bronx today. [Jill Colvin]

A column in Forbes complains about Bloomberg's nanny tendencies. [Karen Harned]

More on Councilmen Danny Dromm and Ydanis Rodriguez's bill to legalize non-citizen voting in New York City. [David Iaconangelo]

"[I]f enacted, the legislation could tilt the city’s demographics toward a more liberal electorate." [Aliyah Frumin]

The city's Department of Education may terminate Pearson's contract after another error in scoring the gifted and talented tests. [Lindsey Christ]

Albany

State Senator Eric Adams: "I WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT THERE IS NOTHING ON THOSE TAPES THAT WILL IMPLICATE ME IN ANY WRONGDOING" [Ken Lovett]

Former White House countr-terrorism czar Richard Clarke will advise state officials on cyber security. [Glenn Blain]

The Independent Democratic Conference has a women's agenda. [Jessica Bakeman]

The leader of the Senate Democrats, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, called it a "distraction." [Nick Reisman]

Washington

The I.R.S. acknowledged its auditors targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. [Reuters]

Will Republicans search for the facts in this case, or just be content to say this proves the government is out to get them? [Jonathan Bernstein]

The investigation should be "a real one." [Greg Sargent]

Newark mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker got fund-raising help from Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. [Kent Cooper]

International efforts to bring human emmissions of carbon dioxide under control are failing. [Justin Gillis]

Benghazi talking points were revised significantly. [Jonathan Karl]

Obama's spokesman said the administration made only a nonsubstantive change. [Igor Bobic]

"What Benghazi truthers are looking for" [Elspeth Reeves]

Media

Goldman Sachs is concerned Bloomberg LP employees can use the Bloomberg terminals to snoop on rivals. [Mark DeCambre]