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The Read: Political chatter from elsewhere

Each Saturday on the Politics Now blog you'll find a list of stories that caught the eyes of The News' political reporters. Here's a sampling of what they were reading this week:

-- "The nation’s 10 most popular governors — and why," by Aaron Blake, Washington Post's The Fix. When it comes to White House ruminations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his job right now is being governor. But that doesn't stop his campaign committee from reminding folks from time to time that 2016 is only a couple of political bus stops down the road. This week's Cuomo 2016 entry comes not from our eagle eyes, but courtesy of a "Dear Friend" email blast from the Andrew Cuomo Committee.

-- "Cuomo turns to Albany to stock his cabinet," by Kenneth Lovett, New York Daily News. Former Assemblyman Sam Hoyt is among a list of former lawmakers whose appointments to Cuomo's cabinet have raised eyebrows in political circles.

-- “Paladino hunger striker plans anti-mandate walkabout” by Casey Seiler, Albany Times Union. A Carl Paladino supporter -- who once picketed outside the studios of a Fox News host who wouldn’t have Paladino on the air -- is at it again. Tea Party activist Tom Cavanagh was looking last week for the media to take notice of a planned walk for mandate relief, Seiler writes on the Capitol Confidential blog.

-- "Chart of the Day: How the Rosen-Romney Feud Played Out on Twitter," by David A. Graham, The Atlantic. We all know about the 24-hour news cycle. But what about the Twitter news cycle? The Atlantic takes a look at the rise and fall of tweets-per-minute in the hours after Ann Romney took to Twitter to respond to Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's comment that she had "never worked a day in her life."

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