Morning Read: Bratton Plots Return; Bloomberg And Cuomo’s Soccer Goals; Booker On The Backburner?

Ex-NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is reportedly interested in getting his old job back and has held meetings with several likely 2013 mayoral candidates (although not Council Speaker Christine Quinn) “discussing public-safety strategies and his desire to return to service.”

Both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg would like to see a Major League Soccer stadium come to Queens.

After he called the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s career with Bain Capital “nauseating,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker hasn’t “appeared once on national television as a surrogate for President Barack Obama” and isn’t scheduled to have a “headlining speaking role” at the Democratic National Convention.

They didn’t get picked to be Romney’s running mate, but Florida Senator Marco Rubio will be introducing Romney at the Republican National Convention and Chris Christie is delivering the keynote speech.

Bloomberg said a taxpayer-funded $10 million report on the Housing Authority will be released “as soon as it’s available.” Thus far, the agency has yet to release any findings from the report.

New York’s State Senate Democrats are $1.4 million in debt.

State Senator Greg Ball is caught up in another “wacky” campaign.

As he prepares to participate in a pair of forums on immigration laws, Bloomberg said, “Cities like New York that have been very open to immigrants have done better this last recessions than cities that don’t have immigrants.”

Ms. Quinn would like to expand New York City’s push to grant contracts to minority and women-owned businesses.

The New York Post would like to know how the boyfriend of Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera got an $1,100 a week job on her legislative staff.

New York State Thruway Authority hearings are beginning on a proposed toll hike of nearly fifty percent.

Paul Ryan’s wife, Janna, hunts deer with him and once enjoyed a “skyrocketing career as a lobbyist.”

The RNC accused Obama of “ducking and dodging” the White House press corps.