Morning Read: Bloomberg Explains the Invite, Marriage Advocates Visit Onorato

Michael Bloomberg said he wouldn’t have invited Sarij Wahhaj to City Hall had he known about his background.

The Post edit board picks up on Bloomberg’s defense of exhaustive outreach.

Newsday: “[W]hile regretting the episode, the mayor was adamant he would continue to reach out to all ethnic and religious groups in New York.”

Here’s Marcia Kramer’s story on it.

Bloomberg got fewer votes in Queens this year than in 2005.

Queens Chronicle: “Flusing Muslims quiet on Army Attack.”

The Daily News wants Christine Quinn to enact pay reform for Council members.

Same-sex marriage advocates held a vigil outside George Onorato’s office.

Acorn sued the government.

The suit seeks to lift a ban on federal funding, which went in place on October 1.

UFT president Michael Mulgrew doesn’t like “teaching for the test.”

The city education department approved a contract for a new $3 million survey.

The Times says good-bye to Lou Dobbs, whose show “has long been a nesting ground for untruths and conspiracy theories.”

And the footage above is from Rep. Peter King, who says he needs help getting re-elected next year. “Now in New York there’s 27 Democrats and two Republicans. The closest Republican to me is almost 400 miles away.”