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The Lede: Halloran's Pay, Arcuri's Line, Mermel's Argument

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Influential Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) thinks Rangel can avoid a trial.

NYT: "Washington has suddenly become fixated on ethics issues."

No campaign ads from Goldman Sachs, after Public Advocate Bill de Blasio makes it an issue.

Democratic Rep. Mike Arcuri (NY-24), who voted against Obama's health care bill, is seeking to run on a new line: NY Moderates.

Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei (NY-25) leads his Republican opponent, but the only question is by how much.

Post-Standard: "To suggest that Maffei’s vote amounted to 'turning his back on troops' is unfair."

NY AG candidate Richard Brodsky wants electricity costs investigated.

Legislators are fund-raising, even though they still have not passed a state budget.

Queens Councilman Dan Halloran says $112,000 for Council members isn't enough.

The head of Paterson's security, who gave "incomplete and inaccurate" info to investigators to "protect the office of the governor," has been reassigned.

CT's governor keeps wooing NY hedge fund managers.

Cuomo's office may start investigating the state fair.

State Senator Espada says his Democratic opponent is unfairly getting help from Democratic activist Bill Samuels and the WFP.

Bronx Assemblyman Peter Rivera's residency is being challenged by an opponent.

DN hopes plans for Park51 move ahead today.

It also wants the Charter Revision Commission to clean up the City Council.

WSJ says 51Park has a legal right to build near Ground Zero, but shouldn't.

Nassau balanced its budget with $167.6 million in one-shot revenues [$].

Suffolk Executive Steve Levy released "heavily redacted" financial disclosure forms [$].

In reference to Staten Island bias attack on Mexican teen: "Police are seeking two accomplices, a black male and a Hispanic male."

The Times wants NYC to rethink rules about community gardens.

Helene Cooper: "Iraq is a good news story for the White House."

The building outside my window at work is hit with lawsuits.

The mayor's race in Washington "is boiling down to a personality contest."

And watch the video below to see one-time LG and Gubernatorial candidate Myers Mermel saying: "It's not unheard of that the religion of a nation that is at war with the united states would be limited or curtailed, or disestablished by the United States."