Roundup: Cuomo’s Clinton Problem, Alesi’s Explanation

2016: Cuomo’s problem is that Hillary is still viable, and “They’re too similar.” [Steve Kornacki / Capital New York]

GOP Media: Fox’s Roger Ailes thinks Palin is “stupid.” [Gabriel Sherman / NYmag]

GOP Media: “I am confident that if Sherman reported he spoke with ‘a Republican close to Ailes’ that he indeed spoke with a ‘Republican close to Ailes.’ ” [Michael Calderone / HuffPo]

NY26: Corwin admits she didn’t respond to Medicaid criticism soon enough. “When she started making these comments, I thought this was so outrageous, nobody is ever going to believe it.” [Youtube]

NY26: Fight between Chamber of Commerce and local newspaper over an ad. [Burgess Everett / Politico]

NY26: Green Party candidate entered GOP candidate’s office, made calls for her, and videotaped it, says aide on rival campaign. [Twitter]

NY26: Hochul leads. [Public Policy Polling]

Same-Sex Marriage: GOP Alesi downplays his attendance at LGBT event. [Nick Reisman / Capital Tonight]

Same-Sex Marriage: “Right now, at least, Mr. Cuomo and advocates do not have the votes they need.” [Tom Kaplan / NY Times]

Special Elections: Changing the rules in Brooklyn. [Jimmy Vielkind / Capitol Confidential]

Smoking: Ban in park, begins. [Jordan Ossad / CNN]

Smoking: Ban “expected to be enforced mostly by New Yorkers themselves.” [Josh Robin / NY1]

Media: Bruni first gay op-ed columnist. [Chris O’Shea / FishbowlNY]

Pics: Obama and Biden, arm-in-arm. [Pete Souza / Flickr]

Pics: Bloomberg gets a medal in OK. [Edward Reed / Flickr]

Books: First book loaned out by NY Public Library was called “Farm Management.” [Clyde Haberman / NY Times]

Corwin video after the jump.

Roundup: Cuomo’s Clinton Problem, Alesi’s Explanation