Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.

At 9 a.m., there will be a hearing in Saratoga County Court at which a judge will set the ground rules for the recanvassing of the machine vote and counting of absentee ballot votes in the 43rd SD primary race between Sen. Roy McDonald and County Clerk Kathy Marchione.

President Obama is back in New York City for another fund-raising trip – his 40th there in three years.

He’ll attend two events, one of which is being hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce. The NYC GOP plans to be outside Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club with their inflatable elephant, “Miss Ellie.”

Meanwhile, VP Joe Biden will be campaigning in Iowa.

Presidential hopeful/former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson will team up with ex-Gov. Jesse Ventura, Judge Andrew Napolitano, and political satirist Kennedy at NYU for Johnson’s “Rally for Jobs, Opportunity and Diversity.” (Rosenthal Pavillion, noon).

Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch, Regent Harry Phillips and state Education Commissioner John King will visit Poughkeepsie High School at 11 a.m. (700 Forbus St., Poughkeepsie)

The NYLCV will hold an event to announce its support of two Long Island lawmakers: Sen. Ken LaValle Assemblyman Fred Thiele. (Duck Walk Vineyard, 231 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, 11 a.m.)

The Manhattan Institute’s Center for Energy Policy and the Environment releases a new report on the economic impacts of closing and replacing Indian Point. Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be on hand to discuss the findings at noon. The event will be webcast here.

PBA President Pat Lynch will announce his union’s endorsement of Sen. Marty Golden. (8112 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, 12:30 p.m.)


MTA President Joe Lhota controls his own Twitter account, and even admits to the occasional tweet written under the influence of too much wine.

The secret settlement in Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s sexual harassment case stuck taxpayers with an extra bill of nearly $2,400 for mediation services from a California-based firm. That was on top of the $103,080 paid to Lopez’s two accusers.

That detail was included in a list of 2012 expenditures released by the Assembly in the interest of (ex post facto) transparency.

The practice of using taxpayer dollars to settle sexual harassment claims lodged against public officials was upheld in 2008 after a taxpayer filed suit in State Supreme Court to challenge a $500,000 settlement paid to woman who accused Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s then-counsel, Michael Boxley, of rape.

The breakfast room at the Loews Regency Hotel, long the home of political power breakfasts, will soon close for renovations. Regulars like the Rev. Al Sharpton are inconsolable.

David Brooks on “Thurston Howell Romney.”

Speaking at Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center, GOP strategist/commentator Karl Rove insisted he still sees a “clear path” for Romney to win in November.

Rove did not address – or perhaps was not asked about – this, which, oddly, was helped along by former President Carter’s grandson.

The NY-1 race between Rep. Tim Bishop and Randy Altschuler “looks a lot like a miniature version of the race for the White House,” writes Andrew Grossman.

Doe Fund founder and president George McDonald filed paperwork with the New York City Campaign Finance Board to begin fundraising for a potential mayoral bid next year.

Organizers of the annual Little Italy event the Feast of San Gennaro plan to ask City Hall to rescind a nearly two-decade-old gambling ban instituted by then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the height of his crusade against organized crime.

The NYC Board of Elections is facing criticism over the 7-point type used on last Thursday’s primary ballots.

The teacher performance evaluation plans are taking longer than expected to be approved by the state Education Department. State aid increases hang in the balance for school districts.

More than 150 people were arrested as demonstrators swarmed the streets of lower Manhattan to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

New York’s 2 percent property tax cap is staying at 2 percent.

A private investigator has been charged by state officials with professional misconduct for allegedly threatening and intimidating witnesses in violation of the law in a NXIVM-related legal proceeding.

Bill Hammond is dismayed by the message of last Thursday’s near-death experience for two GOP senators who voted “yes” on same-sex marriage.

Outside interests are investing in the deadlocked NY-24 House race.