Morning Read: Some hope for Blago?

Michael Barbaro explores the roots of Mike Bloomberg’s defense of the Cordoba House.

Emails reveal that state officials have wondered if the Willets Point project will ever get off the ground.

The father of an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn is running against Sen. Kevin Parker. A special prosecutor will be appointed.

Chuck Schumer’s voice vote granted $600 million for border security.

Harry Wilson wants to nix pay to play.

Some hope for Blago?

Frank Lautenberg, 86, will host a fundraiser at a Lady Gaga concert.

Casino gambling is coming to New York.

Is 2010 like 1994? Or 1982?

Maxine Waters will take her case to the press.

Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t like that the charter commission may allow incumbents to serve three terms.

John Liu and Mayor Bloomberg are sparring over the city’s payroll system.

Christine Quinn endorsed Lynn Nunes.

John Sampson’s chief of staff hopes to be a city councilman–in New Jersey.

  Morning Read: Some hope for Blago?