Morning Read: A Scare, Some Jokes

Mario Cuomo’s advice for getting his son to do an interview: “‘Andrew likes to be in control,’ the former governor said. ‘So you call his office and say, ‘Look, I know Andrew doesn’t want to talk. But The Times, you know The Times, we are going to do this piece with or without you. You don’t want that to happen. You want to have your say.'”

Eliot Spitzer tosses more jabs.
 
Kathleen Rice may get enough votes to block rivals from getting on the ballot.

The NYPD is looking for “a person of interest” in the attempted bombing in Times Square this weekend.

It’s unclear whether a proposed high-tech ring of cameras could have prevented it

Heros: Land Orton and Duane Jackson.

The Journal hopes we’re more than lucky.

Out of town and watching: “At one point during the dinner, the head of Kelly’s detail was crouched on the floor behind Bloomberg, giving him an update.”

John Liu has potential audit troubles.

Reshma Saujani on Carolyn Maloney: “She is not seen as a leader in Congress or our district.” Maloney on Saujani: “[S]he just moved to the district last summer.”

Jimmy Oddo and Vinny Ignizio may skip a major GOP event in their borough.

More on the schism at the Eleanor Roosevelt Club.

Koch and Giuliani argue against gerrymandering.

And Barack Obama tells political jokes to a roomful of people who get them.