Sunday Reading: Bloomberg Offers Advice, Trump Defends His Votes

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Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Kips Bay Showhouse President’s Dinner. April 21, 2011 (Photo Credit: Kristen Artz)

Taxes: Don’t raise them on the rich; “deficits matter” says Bloomberg. [FoxNews.com]

Taxes: S&P’s downgrading is a “warning” to America, says Bloomberg. [Glenn Thrush]

Taxes: There’s a bipartisan failure to lead on deficit reduction. [Doug Schoen]

Bloomberg’s Advice: Obama should schmooze GOP; Republicans should drop birthed talk. [Glenn Thrush]

Bloomberg’s Advice: Obama “has to to go build friendships.” [Taegan Goddard]

Bloomberg Property: NYC may unload underutilized office space; locations not specified.  [David Seifman]

Cuomo’s Agenda: Editors want property tax cap; unhappy with closed-door negotiation on ethics. [Buffalo News]

Cuomo’s Home: “Mr. Cuomo declined to be interviewed about what he identifies as his hometown.” [Thomas Kaplan]

2012: “There is no one that excites me” says GOP Gov Nikki Haley of South Carolina. [Neil King and Jonathan Weisman]

Trump: McCain says the developer is having “the time of his life” with 2012. [Glenn Thrush]

Trump: He’s a “New York icon” says Bloomberg. [NBC]

Trump: Oddo laughs at his candidacy; “statesman and polish” needed say Lanza. [Tom Wrobleski]

Trump:  His “companies have sought protection from creditors to avoid financial collapse at least three times.” [Robert Gearty and Greg Smith]

Trump: Didn’t vote in primaries for 21 years. [Michael Herzenberg]

Trump: Threatens reporter,”You’re going to pay a big price because you’re wrong.” [Cynthia Fagen]

Gun Control: Good signs from incoming DNC chairwoman. [New York Times]

Changing Chancellors: “Walcott struggled to name any achievements for which he had been the driving force.” [David Halbfinger]

Park 51: Development moving ahead. [Sharif el-Gamal]

Same-Sex Marriage: Support on the rise, in NY. [Mike Gormley]

Lobbyist:  Suri Kasirer hired by attorney connected to CityTime company. [David Seifman]

School Probe: 32BJ official wants full probe after 2 janitors with no-show jobs got good reviews from supervisor. [Rachel Monahan]

Teacher Layoffs: A teacher argues against them on HuffPo. [Arthur Goldstein]

Teacher Evaluations: State program “threatens to become the terrible teacher’s protection guarantee.” [Daily News]

Ticket Fixing: Cops found ways around computerized system, which Bloomberg said would cut down the problem. [Reuven Blau and Brad Hamilton]

Ticket Fixing: “[A]n accepted practice so long that no cop should have his career urinated over it.” [Michael Daly]

Congestion Pricing: Nobody’s s advocating for it today. [Jeremy Smerd and Shane Kavanaugh]

Hydrofracking: Green Party wants Cuomo to ban it. [Brian Nearing]

Medicaid Cuts: May drive dentists out of NY. [Cathleen Crowley]

Bike Lanes: Hardcore cyclists not in love with them. [Andrew Grossman]

Parking Placards: Hogging parking by ferry terminal.”the Advance found that nearly all the parking spots on Stuyvesant were taken by cars with NYPD placards on their dashboards…Others vehicles had Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association cards displayed, as if those were as good as a placard.” [Tom Wrobleski] 

GOP Optimism: Reasons for hope, in Islip? [Rick Brand]

Cigarette Lawsuits: Bloomberg predicts kid will sue parents. [David Seifman]

Archives: NY Public Library won’t return files donated by unhappy investigate journalist. [Michael Barbaro]