Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Opinion, Thompson’s Chatter, Blakeman’s Entrance


Michael Bloomberg and Tom Kean have an op-ed in the Washington Post: “A federal law repeatedly supported by Congress interfered with the FBI’s ability to find out about Hasan’s purchase of a handgun.”

David Saltonstall notes that if Rep. Charlie Rangel retires before July 1, the Democratic nominee would be selected by ally Keith Wright.

Can Bloomberg, who campaigned as a fiscal disciplinarian, turn around and give raises to teachers,?

The Times wants you to pay taxes on stuff you buy online (just like Tom Suozzi always wanted you to).

It was never a backup plan,” and “I never thought about it,” said David Weprin about running for his brother’s seat.

Bruce Blakeman (he of the talking dog ad) tells Page Six he’s considering a run against Kirsten Gillibrand.

Bill Thompson considers running for that office too.

NBC notices the Thompson buzz.

“I’m looking at different options and talking to people around New York City and around the state,” Thompson told NY1.

A stray bullet hit a woman in the Bronx.

A Westchester candidate trailing by nine votes complained that he and another candidate’s name were left off a ballot after 93 people voted.

One of the last legal places to write graffiti closes, thanks to the Department of Buildings. Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Opinion, Thompson’s Chatter, Blakeman’s Entrance