Morning Read: Liu Gets Big Money from Supermarket Cashiers, De Blasio Spends

2010: “Mr. Cuomo’s campaign paid $1,383.86 in January to a Chicago-based stylist who does hair and makeup for Mr. Cuomo’s girlfriend.” [Thomas Kaplan / New York Times]

2013: Liu’s campaign insulted when asked how “checkout workers” at “Great Wall Supermarket in Flushing” paid for $800 contribution. [Jeremy Smerd and Shane Kavanaugh / Crains]

2013: De Blasio hit spending limit for citywide candidate in non-election years. [Michael Saul / WSJ]

Debt Ceiling: Bill Clinton said, “idea that the Congress gets to vote twice on whether to pay for [expenditures] it has appropriated is crazy.” [Joe Conason / National Memo]

Same-Sex Marriage: “Episcopalians will be allowed on Sunday to get married by priests in Brooklyn and Queens, but not in the Bronx or Manhattan or on Staten Island; in Syracuse but not in Albany.” [Shaila Dewan / New York Times]

Atlantic Yards: “As of this month, the company said that the construction on the arena and the surrounding subway and rail yard infrastructure projects employed 430 workers (180 from Brooklyn), a fraction of what the developer promised and far from the 10,000 jobs that Senator Charles E. Schumer promoted.” [Liz Robbins / New York Times]

NY-1: Rove targets Rep. Bishop. [SA Miller / NY Post]

NY-9: “If elected, I would fight for no cuts and cost of living increases for Social Security,” Weprin said. [Shannon Farrell / Forum News]

NY-9: Weprin is “heavily favored to win.” [Forward]

NY-9: Weprin said “I have personally taken nine trips to Israel.” [Meagan Watson and Alison Gendar / Daily News]

NY-23: Rep. Owens targeted by Karl Rove’s group. [Mark Weiner / Post-Standard]

NY-26: Hochul raised in 6 weeks what Rep. Reed raised in 3 months. [Jerry Zremski / Buffalo News]

GOP: Republicans back DA Brown and former Councilman Dennis Gallagher, who the DA prosecuted and drove from office. [Sally Goldenberg / NY Post]

Transportation: Advocates not entirely happy with de Blasio, which is ironic. [Ben Fried / Streetsblog]

Traffic: Busting midtown congestion by having engineers direct traffic via live footage. [Jennifer Fermino / NY Post]

Bike Lanes: Markowitz said lanes around Prospect Park were supposed to be yanked if they caused problems. [Bob Fredericks / NY Post]

Bike Lanes: “I wouldn’t ride a bicycle in New York if my life depended on it” said WOR710’s John Gambling, minutes after interviewing the city’s Transportation Commissioner. [Twitter]

Nuclear: Cuomo has just 2 years to explain how he replaces power from Indian Point. [Bill Hammond / Daily News]

Media: “Citizen Murdoch’s “Rosebud” moment as head of his global media empire might be at hand.” [Rolando Pujol / amNew York]

Media: “Although I generally admire entrepreneurs who build giant companies, Rupert Murdoch, despite giving us Homer Simpson, generally has not been a force for good over the course of his long career…His tabloids have lowered the standards of journalism on three continents.” [Joe Nocera / New York Times]

Cyberbullying: Quinn convenes a panel to address it. [Heather Brown /]

Union: “generation gap.” [Rick Karlin / Times Union]

Union: Editors hope Bloomberg acts like Cuomo. [NY Post]

Union: “[S]tate will continue 2 pay 4 step increases. & a wage freeze in the third year will be offset with a $1K bonus.” [Jeremy Smerd and Shane Kavanaugh / Crains]

After Office: Gifford Miller building homes in the Bronx; no more politics. [Joseph de Avila / WSJ]

Congestion Pricing: Advocates hope Cuomo embraces it. [Adam Lisberg / Capital]

  Morning Read: Liu Gets Big Money from Supermarket Cashiers, De Blasio Spends