Morning Read: Cuomo and Duffy

The House voted to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” John McCain said it would be “really harmful to the morale and battle effectiveness of our military.”

Andrew Cuomo is keeping Democrats and Albany at arms length. “I think it’ll be very lonely trying to be the governor without the Legislature as a partner,” said State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson.

Cuomo: “We have to make the government work again.”

Cuomo and David Paterson oppose new taxes.

Vielkind: Cuomo “must embrace the endorsement of a political establishment that he’s attempting to oppose as a candidate.”

Precious: Cuomo was “short on details.”

Cuomo defends taking the Independence Party endorsement, even though they’re under investigation. “To the best I have read in the newspapers, that investigation did not involve or suggest wrongdoing by the Independence Party as an entity.”

Cuomo and Bob Duffy say they’re outsiders.

Duffy, not Cuomo, makes the front page of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Mike Grimm blasted the Staten Island G.O.P., which turned around and endorsed Mike Allegretti.

Wrobleski has details from Staten Island.

Lawmakers may not get campaign donations if they don’t pass the state budget soon.

David Greenfield and Brad Lander make the front page of Hamodia.

A deal on charter schools may be on the way.

Parks will be open this holiday weekend.

Charter school students score high.

Remembering John Lindsay.

And pictured above is some Democratic pride, on an SUV at the New York State Democratic Party’s convention yesterday.

Morning Read: Cuomo and Duffy