Morning Read: Thompson Goes After Jewish Vote; Obama and Clinton Aides Spurn Rangel; Charles Barkley Has A Message For Mitt

Top aides to Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are supporting Clyde Williams over Charlie Rangel.

Bill Thompson is making inroads into what is supposed to be Scott Stringer’s base of support–Orthodox Jews.

Gay groups are showing the GOP senators who switched their marriage votes some love, but are ignoring Dems who did the same.

Andrew Cuomo plans to propose a new agency dedicated to investigating the care of developmentally disabled New Yorkers after a string of abuses were reported. 

Barack Obama is headed back to Albany to tout the “next generation” manufacturing taking hold in the area.

Cuomo and lawmakers are planning to rein in the scandal-scarred New York Racing Association as well.

Chuck Schumer is pushing a bill that would lower taxes on local craft brewers. 

A graying, shrinking state workforce gives Cuomo an opportunity to remake the bureaucracy. 

The Post disapproves of Mike Bloomberg’s call for more legislative pork. 

Gay groups are pushing a bill that would end discrimination based on gender expression. 

New York became the last state in the nation to eliminate no-fault divorce laws, but it hasn’t yet had the effect of shorting lengthy trials. 

MMA is getting closer to becoming law. 

Morale is low among undercover detectives.

The backstory of the misaligned subway map. 

Megabus can’t seem to find a home in New York. 

Chelsea Hotel residents are pressuring the landlord to make repairs. 

Ydanis Rodriguez is pushing to open an indoor pool in Washington Heights. 

A look at what Barack Obama said, versus what he meant to say, at his campaign kickoff this weekend. 

Charles Barkley to Mitt Romney: “You are going down, bro.”

The Obama campaign is promising an advertising blitz this week. 

Joe Biden said he is “comfortable” with same sex marriage, a possible trial balloon for 2016. 

A USA Today poll shows that most undecided voters are Republican or Republican-leaning. 

But the Obama campaign is confident, believing Romney to be a flawed candidate to the right of public opinion.