Another 2016 sign? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent hand-signed condolence letters to Democrats who lost close House races on Nov. 6.

Mayor Bloomberg didn’t confirm or deny a report that he tried to lure Clinton into the 2013 mayor’s race, but extolled the leadership of his supposed preferred candidate, NYC Council Speaker Chris Quinn.

Bloomberg’s discussion with Clinton (assuming he had it) says a lot about him and his view of the job he’s giving up.

You knew this was coming.

Did Gov. Andrew Cuomo get the heads-up about Skleinos, and does that mean he’s OK with it?

It will be tough for the Albany press corps to ask him, because he’ll be in the Southern Tier tomorrow.

In an interview with Gannett, Sen. Jeff Klein called raising the minimum wage a “moral necessity,” and said he wants to grow the IDC with “members interested in governing.”

Syracuse Mayor/state Democratic Party Co-Chair Stephanie Miner called Skleinos a “pathway out of dysfunction.”

Freshly reappointed to her post as DNC chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said she’s sure Clinton will be “pressed into service” come 2016.

A Clinton admirer makes the case for why a 2016 run is “not inevitable, but impossible.”

Following in VP Joe Biden’s footsteps, Newt Gingrich will have a cameo on NBC’s “Parks & Recreation.”

Mitt Romney (wearing an unfortunate hat) was spotted shoping at Costco and buying something not made in the US.

The DSCC has chosen Colorado senator Michael Bennet – not Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, as had been speculated – to serve as the chairman through the 2014 cycle.

Someone who answered Sen. Jeff Klein’s phone (maybe Jeff Klein?) hung up on Tom Precious when he identified himself as a Buffalo News reporter.

The Maid of the Mist lives.

The House Democratic Steering Committee voted 36 to 10 to select Rep. Nita Lowey as the next ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. She’s the first woman to hold the post.

A CSEA lawsuit claiming the state illegally raised health insurance costs for retired state employees will move forward after a federal court judge denied a state motion to dismiss the case.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is…missing?