Roundup: Samuels Measures Cuomo’s Reform Credentials, Trump Gets Decoded

Chris Matthews discusses Trump’s impact on the 2012 GOP field, and if he’s really serious.

NJ Rhetoric: Christie wants media to “take the bat out” against a critic. [AP]

Media: What Trump really meant by “saved” the Daily News. [Michael Calderone]

Albany Reform: Bill Samuels says Spitzer was better than Cuomo. [Liz Benjamin

Raising for Cuomo: Ivanka Trump, Christine Quinn, Cindy Darrison, Sandi Farkas, Karen Mehiel. [Liz Benjamin]

Hevesi Sentencing: DiNapoli calls it “welcome and just.” [Ken Lovette]

Lost in DC: Somebody help Rep. Jose Serrano. [Jessica Estepa]

Court Layoffs: Starting soon. [Rick Karlin]

Honors: Rep. King gets the ax, in a good way. [Flickr]

Photos: Garodnick gets intel. [William Alatriste]