Morning Read: Attacking Bloomberg, Debating Health Care

Charlie Rangel didn’t pay taxes on two New Jersey properties he recently acknowledged owning.

Bill de Blasio paid a for-profit arm of the Working Families Party $40,000.

State officials alerted Andrew Cuomo to fraudulent claims on Pedro Espada’s application for a $3 million grant for the health group he runs.

Clinton County lawmakers preserved term limits by skipping a meeting where colleagues wanted to abolish it. The issue will be on the ballot this November.

Michael Bloomberg’s stimulus-job-creation projections are higher than Bill Thompson’s, because the mayor uses a state Department of Transportation formula. Thompson uses one from the president’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Bloomberg testified in a lawsuit about discrimination at the FDNY, where an opposing lawyer said, “The mayor has very little memory of anything that seems to have happened here.”

The city law department won’t talk about the deposition.

Bloomberg’s lead is growing, despite people being annoyed by his ads.

“It’s a shame that Bloomberg has the same thing in common as Putin, Chavez and Idi Amin and Bush,” Letitia James once said.

The “most valuable” thing from last night’s debate between Thompson and Tony Avella was that it was televised.

Thompson tried ignoring Avella.

Avella said he’d eliminate the NYPD tactic of ‘stop and frisk.’

Avella said Thompson doesn’t have grassroots support.

Bloomberg wins a fight against tobacco sellers on Indian reservations.

David Paterson said, “Every week, I do something that you say dashed my hopes.”

The Post-Standard shows that despite Paterson’s latest remarks, he did in fact blame his problems on race.

“That 60 percent is soft,” a Rudy Giuliani supporter said of Ed Cox.

The sanitation department hit John Liu with fines for postering.

Blogger Michelle Chen defended Liu and his sweatshop story.

Reader AbbieD says Liu should be grateful the Daily News is making him famous.

Why are ACORN-backed candidates paying NY Citizens Services (and who are they)?

Maggie Haberman looks at Bill de Blasio and Brad Lander’s contracts with the Working Families Party.

Marty Markowitz gets behind Vito Lopez’s agenda.

Robert Morgenthau’s office is like a museum.

“[Richard] Aborn is still the underdog but he has a real shot,” says a supportive blogger.

Hassan Nemazee gets house arrest.

Dennis Rivera, key health care player.

Andrea Tantaros explains Barack Obama’s problem passing care reform.

Eric Massa’s town hall meeting on health care lasted four hours.

Christine Quinn’s plan for the nursing shortage is to find more teachers.

Charles Hurt trashes the remaining Kennedys.

“Kennedy never grasped the depth of the blue-collar frustration as he veered left,” wrote Howie Carr.

Bronx officials want “a living wage” at Kingsbridge, even if the developer pulls out.

Eliot Spitzer had good seats at the Yankee game.

When should kids start playing with cell phones and text messaging?

And here’s video of Avella talking about Bloomberg’s wealth. Morning Read: Attacking Bloomberg, Debating Health Care