Morning Read: Independence Party for Weprin, Wal-Mart for Markowitz

Brothers (left to right) Mark and David Weprin, in Brooklyn last week. (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)

2012: Presidential primary in NY moved to April 24. [Joe Spector / Democrat and Chronicle]

NY9: Weprin says he’s not a placeholder. [Alec Hamilton / WNYC]

NY9: Independence Party backs Weprin. [Erik Ortiz / amNew York]

Redistricting: Editors urge Cuomo to stand firm against lawmakers. [Daily News]

Staffing Cuomo: Cuomo promotion of Larry Schwartz raises ire of investigators who say Schwartz’s denial in AEG scandal not credible. [Fred Dicker / NY Post]

Opening Wal-Mart: “The retail giant — angling to open in a planned East New York development — has now cozied up to Markowitz by becoming a corporate sponsor of his summer Martin Luther King Jr. concert series.” [Rich Calder and Sally Goldenberg / NY Post]

Opinion: Editors demand Bill Clinton apologize for comparing GOP rules in Florida to Jim Crow. [NY Post]

Pay Day: “average total compensation package for a state authority worker is $70,600.” [Ken Lovett / Daily News]

Community Service: “[Andrew Stein] became upset when told he didn’t appear to be working very hard… ‘That’s bull—-‘ he said.” [Alex Katz and Erin Einhorn / Daily News]

Manhattan DA: “[I]nformation used to vilify Vance actually demonstrates that his office has conducted itself admirably.” [Daniel French / Daily News]

Albany: State Senate may return to Capital once Cuomo settles negotiations with unions. [Jimmy Vielkind / Times Unions]

Anthony and Huma: “Weiner made himself invaluable. Huma had no time. Traveling. Busy. Always needed. Always on the go. She required what every busy professional lady could use — a wife. He became her wife. She relied on him. He made things easy.” [Cindy Adams / NY Post]

Anthony and Huma: Anniversary dinner in Miami. [Page Six / NY Post]

Morning Read: Independence Party for Weprin, Wal-Mart for Markowitz