Weiner likes Ray Kelly, but not as police commissioner

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, again, went after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for saying she would try to keep Ray Kelly on in his role as commissioner of the New York Police Department, in what was the most aggressive attack of yesterday's mayoral forum in Astoria, hosted by Make the Road New York.

Last month, de Blasio released a video reminding voters that Quinn wants to keep Kelly.

In an interview with Steve Scott of WCBS, Anthony Weiner was asked whether he, like Quinn, would seek to retain Kelly as police commissioner. Weiner said no, but added, "I like Ray Kelly and I think he’s a talented guy. So if he’s willing to take another job in my administration, I might offer it to him."

Weiner did not mention that admiration of Kelly when he spoke to the National Action Network on Saturday, where he said the NYPD's current stop-and-frisk tactic was being used "as a racial tool."

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Events

"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is in Albany."

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's campaign events are "EMBARGOED UNTIL DATE AND TIME OF EVENT"

9 a.m. Make the Road New York and others rally for "stronger rent law enforcement," at 1 Bowling Green, Manhattan. @MaketheRoadNY

10 a.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a courtesy visit with the Honorable C.Y. Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, at City Hall. @MikeBloomberg

10 a.m. On Brian Lehrer's show: Michael Hirsch of the National Journal on the N.S.A. surveillance programs. And Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. [WNYC] @BrianLehrer @HirschMichael #Prism @DeBlasioNYC #NYC2013

10 a.m. On Fred Dicker's show: Ron Reutsch, "executive director of the left-of-center, union-backed New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness: Why I'm aligned with Conservative activists in opposing Gov. Cuomo's 'Tax Free NY.'" And Brendan Scott and Irene Liu discuss their wedding in the capitol. [Talk1300] @FUD31

11 a.m. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilman Jimmy Oddo and Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, the Met Council and others attend the groundbreaking for the Brielle at Seaview Assisted Living Senio Residence, at 460 North Brielle Avenue, Staten Island. @ChriscQuinn @HeyNowJO @MetCouncil

11 a.m. Raglan George Jr., executive director of DC1707 continues his one-march march to restore childcare funding, on Broadway outside of City Hall, Manhattan. #ChildcareNYC

Noon. Jason Otano announces his candidacy for the State Assembly seat vacated by Vito Lopez, and is joined by Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Councilwoman Diana Reyna and others, at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn. @JayOtano @NydiaVelazquez #AD53

Noon. New York City Comptroller John Liu and others will discuss investors response to Bangladesh factory tragedies, in Room 530 at 1 Centre Street, Manhattan. @JohncLiu #LaborRights

5:30 p.m. Quinn attends the New York City Council Pride Event at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street (at Third Avenue), Manhattan. @ChriscQuinn @NYCcouncil #LGBTpride

7 p.m. On "The Roa to City Hall": The Rev. Al Sharpton. Also: The Consultants Corner. [NY1] @RoadToCityHall #NYC2013

7:30 p.m. Bloomberg hosts the 8th annual "Made in NY" Awards with Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver, at Gracie Mansion, 88th Street and East End Avenue, Manhattan. @MikeBloomberg @MadeinNY @NYC_media #MadeinNY

8 p.m. Candidates participate in forum hosted by Pleasant Plains, Prince's Bay Richmond Valley Civic Association at the CYO/MIV Community Center, 6581 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island. @JoeLhota4Mayor #SIforum

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"Weiner Criticizes Police Stops, but Offers No Alternative" [Kate Taylor]

Al Sharpton was unimpressed with Anthony Weiner's remarks at the House of Justice. [Jill Colvin]

"Anthony Weiner may be icky and appalling, but that has turned him into the only truly independent and unbeholden figure in the race." [Michael Wolff]

"Puerto Ricans Cheer Weiner a Week After Jews Booed Him" [Jewish Press]

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A John Catsimatidis party gets exposure outside the political press. [Page Six]

The National Organization for Women's New York chapter is endorsing Quinn and said electing a woman as mayor would be an "historic" event. [Daily News]

One editorial page supports having union workers start paying money toward their health care costs and demands to know how mayoral candidates would pay for union raises. [amNewYork]

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The State Senate coalition's leadership is demonstrating "pure legislative cowardice" not bringing Governor Andrew Cuomo's abortion legislation to the floor for a vote. [New York Times]

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A Cuomo spokesperson said the governor wasn't aware two state employees were romantically involved when one of them got a higher-paying job. [Candice Giove]

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Obama said the NSA surveillance programs were "a very limited issue" in his talk with Chinese premier Xi Jinping, who was in California visiting the president. [Paul Lewis and Dominic Rushe]

"The heatmap gives each nation a color code based on how extensively it is subjected to NSA surveillance." [Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill]

An editor challenges the reporting on the surveillance stories, particularly Glenn Greenwald's assertion that the NSA had "direct access" to Americans' personal online data. [Bob Cesca]

The whistleblower, Edward Snowden " is a relatively low-level employee of a giant government contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton." [Mark Mazzetti and Michael Schmidt]

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