Morning Read: Christie Attacks Obama; Haggerty Trial Day 2; A New Times Square?

Chris Christie bashed Barack Obama at a speech at the Ronald Reagan library, calling him ” bystander in the Oval Office.”

A legal clash is brewing after a town clerk upstate declined to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

John Haggerty’s defense, Michael Powell writes,  appears to go like this: How can you steal from someone as profligate and careless with his campaign dough as Mike Bloomberg?

Bloomberg’s closest aides who are appearing on the witness stand have their legal fees paid for by the mayor.

Bill Clinton had high praise for the job Andrew Cuomo is doing.

Clinton was in Albany for a economic development conference sponsored by Cuomo, in which the governor announced that a $4.4 billion high-tech research project involving global companies like IBM and Intel will create 6,900 jobs statewide.

Celeste Katz has more on Ed Koch’s change of heart over Barack Obama. Read More