Anthony Weiner gets in front of a camera

Briefing: Weiner, 2009. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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From Capital

"Now is the time," Obama says, to do something about the media shield law Senator Chuck Schumer was pushing for earlier. [Reid Pillifant]

Anthony Weiner will basically be his own campaign manager and strategist. [Reid Pillifant]

Headline: "Another court decision puts Bloomberg's taxi legacy in doubt" [Dana Rubinstein]



City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is "nauseated" by Vito Lopez's actions, but is mum on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's. [Dana Rubinstein]

Quinn's attack on Bill Thompson spares Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who also had the support of former Republican senator Al D'Amato. [Azi Paybarah]

There's a public-private conversation taking place between Bill Thompson and Christine Quinn consultants. [Azi Paybarah]

If current financial trends hold, State Senator Daniel Squadron's consultants say they'll have a more than $1 million spending advantage over their rivals in the public advocate's race. [Azi Paybarah]

The sound of Marcia Kramer reading Vito Lopez quotes. [Azi Paybarah]


City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said it's "incumbent upon us all in New York" to block Vito Lopez from winning a City Council race in Brooklyn. [Rich Lamb]

More on Quinn attacking Bill Thompson for his ties to Al D'Amato. [Colin Campbell]

Quinn's personal story gets picked up in Florida. [Jennifer Peltz]

Quinn said the reaction to her personal story has been positive. [Jennifer Fermino]

Bill de Blasio is getting boxed in by Anthony Weiner and Sal Albanese. [Ross Barkan]

Albanese promises to veto the inspector general bill. [Will Bredderman]

Weiner may "be the most moderate of the Democratic contenders." [Andrew Wolf]

Weiner and his wife, Huma, were filming a video outside the Park Slope home where he grew up. [Melissa Russo]

The Lexington Democratic Club is refusing to endorse any mayoral candidate, because they "largely back the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station." [Andrew Wolf]

Labor is "all over the map" in the mayor's race. [Chris Bragg]

The Queens County Democratic Orgnaization is expected to endorse Leroy Comrie for borough president, despite his lackluster fund-raising. [Ross Barkan]

City Hall / City Council

New Jersey lawmakers are following Quinn in pushing to raise the tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21. [Alison Bowen]

More on that tobacco proposal. [NBC New York]

Quinn's transportation policy resembles Bloomberg's. [John Surico]

Vito Lopez

WNYC finds Vito Lopez supporters in Brooklyn. [Stephen Nessen]

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants Lopez to resign and if he doesn't, the legislature should expel him. [Nick Reisman]

Critics are calling for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down because of how he handled the accusations against Lopez. [AP]

Common Cause NY wants legislators to vote on Silver's leadership. [Jimmy Vielkind]

The Albany District Attorney said he found nothing criminal in the two reports on Lopez. [Jimmy Vielkind]

Albany D.A. David Soares: "There’s been no allegations of criminal conduct that’s taken place in this jurisdiction…" [Nick Reisman]


Governor Andrew Cuomo's financial disclosure statement. [JCOPE]

Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy's financial disclosure statement. [JCOPE]

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's financial disclosure statement. [JCOPE]

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's financial disclosure statement. [JCOPE]

Schneiderman teamed up with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly suggested there's a terrorist link behind the million dollar cigarette tax scam he and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly brought down. [Robert Gavin]


Headline: "TMZ catches up with Mark Sanford" [Kevin Cirilli]