Hillary Clinton’s buzz, Anthony Weiner’s staff

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Briefing: Clinton. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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What do Hillary Clinton's 2008 people say about Hillary Clinton 2016? [Josh Benson and Jason Horowitz]

Clinton's poll numbers strong, post-Benghazi. [Reid Pillifant]

Anthony Weiner hired Camille Joseph, a former Obama campaign aide and adviser to Senator Gillibrand to be his campaign's political director. [Azi Paybarah]

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Major League Soccer soften their stance on siting a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. [Dana Rubinstein]

Governor Andrew Cuomo said JCOPE was the best ethics enforcement deal he could get. [Azi Paybarah]

State Senator Kevin Parker and Councilman Jumaane Williams, in a rap video against stop-and-frisk. [Azi Paybarah]

2013

Neither of Anthony Weiner's campaign hires have "experience in a grueling five-borough mayoral campaign." [Jonathan Lemire]

Another Democratic club on Manhattan's East Side withholds support of the mayoral candidates. [Victoria Bekiempis]

The reason: none sufficiently promised to oppose plans for a garbage facility at 91st Street. [Andrew Hawkins]

Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese says his rivals are staffing their government offices with campaign operatives. [Sydney Brownstone]

Albanese wants Weiner to pay for the cost of the special election to fill his old congressional seat. [David Seifman]

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall was unaware City Comptroller John Liu of Flushing was running for mayor. [Jill Colvin and Colin Campbell]

More on Marshall and Liu. [China Press]

City Hall / City Council

A new lawsuit alleges the city's high school admission practices discriminate against black and Latino students. [Clara Hemphill]

The Yankees bought a minority stake in the city's first Major League Soccer team and expressed a willingness to consider building a stadium somewhere other than in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. [Annie Karni]

Albany

The soft money problem in Albany. [Common Cause NY]

"[A]n often exploited loophole in the state’s campaign finance law with unlimited donations." [Nick Reisman]

Governor Andrew Cuomo will host the 62 Democratic county chairs at the governor's mansion tonight. [Liz Benjamin]

Cuomo "offered a lukewarm defense" of JCOPE. [Glenn Blain]

Critics want to repeal Cuomo's gun control law. [Casey Seiler]

Somebody in Albany proposed term limits. [Jimmy Vielkind]

Video of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver proposing changes to the way the Assembly handles harassment allegations. [Kyle Hughes via Jimmy Vielkind]

Silver took umbrage to answering more questions about the JCOPE and Vito Lopez today. [Nick Reisman]

Washington

Verbal jiu jitsu, from White House spokesman Jay Carney. [Andrew Kaczynski]

Jim Rutenberg gets the best assignment in politics. [Dylan Byers]