Morning Read: What the White House Wants, Thompson’s Pensions, Recchia’s Loot


Some people in New York hate everyone in office.

Pension funds in New York City did not do as well as they did in other cities. And Michael Barbaro looks at contributions Bill Thompson received from people doing business with those pension funds.

Here’s more on Michael Bloomberg’s support for the Taylor law.

Unlike everyone else, Bloomberg had a late start in politics.

The UFT may endorse a mayoral candidate.

Domenic Recchia is richer than anyone else in the City Council.

Houdini is now welcomed at City Hall.

E. J. Kessler doesn’t like the comptroller candidates.

Nelson Castro may be indicted, says Bob Kappstatter.

Richard Aborn picks up support from the LGBT community.

Aborn and Cy Vance missed filing deadlines.

The Daily News editorial board says Vance is “way out ahead of his rivals” on dealing with mental illness in the courtroom.

Kendall Stewart is claiming support he doesn’t have, again.

Maggie Haberman has the day-two story on the Republican Council candidate from Brooklyn who is facing sexual assault charges in Nassau.

Reader PRASA defends a new park in Manhattan from angry Queens readers.

Edward-Isaac Dovere has more questions for the Working Families Party.

Health care reform may have to be done by Democrats only.

“[P]art of the problem is that there’s not a lot of clarity over what the White House wants,” said Anthony Weiner.

Ryan Sager says what you’re seeing at town hall meetings is not Astroturf.

No more Spano versus Spano.

And pictured above is Bloomberg and a construction worker during a photo-op by the East River Esplanade yesterday.

Morning Read: What the White House Wants, Thompson’s Pensions, Recchia’s Loot