Morning Read: Grasso Eyes Spitzer for 2013, DC Makes Albany Look Good

Dick Grasso, speaking on Staten Island, via Staten Island Advance.

2012: Obama’s numbers are soft; he’s vulnerable. [Peggy Noonan]

2012: Trump doesn’t know the number of congressmen in DC. [Carl Campanile]

2013: Grasso would do it, only if Ray Kelly doesn’t and Eliot Spitzer does. [Jillian Taratunio]

2013: “If the man who really should be the mayor, the next mayor of the city of New York, the great police commissioner Ray Kelly, chooses not to run, and if my former adversary does run as an independent in 2013, I will run for mayor of the City of New York,” Grasso said. [Michael Barbaro]

Funding Cuomo: Taking over “Priscilla Queen of the Dessert” on June 14 for “biggest fund-raiser yet.” [Page Six]

Funeral Protesters: Gillibrand makes it harder to protest at military funerals. [Katie Perkowski]

Scandal: “[T]wo dozen cops could be indicted on bribery, larceny and official misconduct charges in the upcoming weeks.” [Daily News"

Deposing Bloomberg: "If you want to take things out of context, just state that you're going to do that." [Adam Lisberg]

School Chancellor: Angry PTA president praises Walcotto’s style. [Matthew Nestle and Rachel Monahan]

School Mandates: What exactly are they (Measure student’s body mass index; teach about Potato Famine!) and why are they so costly? [Winnie Hu]

Taxi Economy: Administration’s “silence essentially gave the bidders the go-ahead to send business for manufacturing and maintaining New York City’s cabs overseas.” [Bill de Blasio]

Rent NYC: “He has to deliver” Ruth Hassell-Thompson says of Cuomo. [Glenn Blain]

Homeless NYC: Editors critique advocate’s study, saying it “ends at June 2010, which means it shows 10-month-old figures that ignore recent positive trends.” [New York Post]

Taxes NYS: Why they keep going up in the state. [EJ McMahon]

Federal Budget: Western NY hit, but not as hard. [Jerry Zremski]

Bipartisanship: “I think we have been working well together the past few months,” a Republican tells Cuomo. [Robert McCarthy]

Bipartisanship: Fights in DC make Albany look good, says Cuomo. [Times Union]

Redistricting: Editors cast a weary eye at Skelos. [Buffalo News]

Audits: DiNapoli finds local governments flouting fiscal laws. [Michael Gormely]