AN NYU nurse and a Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher will be among the guests in First Lady Michelle Obama’s State of the Union box tonight.

Look for Rep. Eliot Engel in his usual SOTU spot on the aisle so he can get on national TV and shake Obama’s hand.

Engel is not the only SOTU ”squatter.”

“(Fred) Dicker did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding (Carl) Paladino’s middle finger.”

Staten Island GOP power broker Guy Molinari says a spate of un-returned phone calls caused him to drop support of Joe Lhota for NYC mayor. He’s now backing Adolfo Carrion.

Lhota’s response, via spokeswoman Susan del Percio:

“I have the utmost respect for Guy Molinari, but to read about his announcement in the press was very surprising. As always, I wish Guy all the best.”

Staten Island GOP Chairman Bob Scarmadella said he’s still “leaning towards an endorsement of Joe Lhota and nothing has changed.”

The 21-day budget amendments are out. The Cuomo administration is describing them as “technical corrections.”

Reid Pillifant on what Cuomo’s selection of Jenny Rivera for the Court of Appeals says about the governor.

Ed Koch on how he really felt about some of his colleagues in NYC government.

The French National Assembly has approved a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner hired Rep. Louise Slaughter’s 2012 campaign manager to run her re-election bid.

The Ulster County town of Olive is scheduled to vote on a fracking ban tonight.

There could be a three-way Democratic primary “free-for-all” in the Nassau County executive race this fall – unless former Executive Tom Suozzi runs.

Deepak Chopra is backing Reshma Saujani for NYC public advocate. (She’s the first local candidate he has ever supported).

The former city auditor of Syracuse defends Cuomo’s pension smoothing plan.

NYC Council Speaker Chris Quinn and NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio endorsed Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s potential NYC Council opponent.

Catman” for mayor of NYC!

The supermarket mogul and oil magnet supports raising the state’s minimum wage for older workers.

The governor remains optimistic about landing a $2.9 billion federal loan to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Democratic leaders in the US Senate are bringing back the so-called ”Buffett Rule.”