Morning Read: Bloomberg Defends Dimon; WFP Under Scrutiny; Who’s John Liu?

Some of the names on John Liu’s list of donors to not exist, or say they never donated money to the candidate.

Adolfo Carrion is considering making a run for City Comptroller.

Mike Bloomberg can’t understand why Occupy Wall Street protesters would target Jamie Dimon: “Jamie Dimon is one of the great bankers. He’s brought more business to this city than any banker in (the) modern day. To go and picket him, I don’t know what that achieves. Jamie Dimon is an honorable person, working very hard, paying his taxes.”

Media coverage of the protests is growing.

The protesters are turning into a neighborhood nuisance.

A look at the culinary options of the demonstrations.

Ben Lawsky, in his new post as state superintendent of financial services, is ordering health insurers to reveal rate increases that they have tried to keep secret.

Michelle Obama attempted to be the world-record holder in jumping jacks.

E.J. McMahon pushes back on Daniel Squadron and Rory Lancman’s call for a millionaire’s tax.

Christine Quinn is pushing back against a Bloomberg administration initiative requiring food stamp recipients to be fingerprinted.

The head of PEF accused Andrew Cuomo of walking away from the negotiating table.

Five million New Yorkers–a new high–are now on Medicaid, and a million more could be added by the end of Cuomo’s first term.

Impending school layoffs led to a heated confrontation between City Councilmembers and schools chief Dennis Walcott.

Stanford and CUNY are collaborating on a bid a new applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island.

Chris Christie remains popular in New Jersey.

The Cuomo administration say they are ready for the financial downturn predicted by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

The Working Families Party is coming under scrutiny for allegedly paying protesters at Occupy Wall Street.

Morning Read: Bloomberg Defends Dimon; WFP Under Scrutiny; Who’s John Liu?