Morning Read: Liu Presses On Foreclosures, Indy Party Divisions, and a Palin-Johnston Wedding, Maybe

John Liu is pressing the big banks to do more to prevent foreclosures in New York City.

Expanded power from over land use decisions on the part of Borough Presidents is likely not on the Charter Review Commission’s agenda.

Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter dropped her bid against Pedro Espada, clearing the field for Bill Samuels-backed Gustavo Rivera.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington alleges that Rep. Greg Meeks broke federal law when he accepted a $40,000 loan from a Queens businessman that he failed to report.

Frank MacKay tells Chris Bragg that Frank Padavan and Anthony Como’s use of the city Independence Party’s signature gatherers jeopardizes their chances for the IP line.

And David Paterson raised the spectre of a G.O.P takeover of the state Senate.

Grace Rauh gets more on the alleged Schneiderman hit-and-run, including from the bicyclist who witnessed it.

Doug Biviano is hanging Albany dysfunction around the neck of his opponent, Joan Millman.

The four senators from New York and New Jersey asked the State Department to investigate if BP had any role in securing the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

Ben Smith reads the tea leaves on Palin ’12.

And US Weekly says Palin’s daughter Bristol and Levi Johnston are engaged. And that the Mama Grizz don’t know!

Al Gore continues to be an important player, even as tabloid allegations swirl around him.

Feel free to curse up a blue streak on TV.

Morning Read: Liu Presses On Foreclosures, Indy Party Divisions, and a Palin-Johnston Wedding, Maybe