Morning Read: 'Napoleon' 'Dictator' 'Putz'

Mayor Bloomberg Meets with New Jersey Governor-Elect Chris Christie December 10, 2009 (Photo Credit: Edward Reed)

NY-9: Catsimatidis said Obama threw business community “under the bus;” raising money for Turner on 8/23. [City Hall News]

NY-9: Weprin’s vote for same-sex marriage may be his biggest obstacle. “National Democratic officials are considering pouring resources into the race.” [Chris Bragg / City Hall News]

NY-9: Turner’s latest attack on Park51 is “hapless.” [Alison Gendar / Daily News]

Verizon Contract: 8 to 4, Panel for Education policy approves the deal. [Fernanda Santos / New York Times]

Verizon Contract: “We have a responsibility to pay Verizon – but to do this we have to approve this contract,” said Chancellor Walcott. [Ben Chapman / Daily News]

Verizon Contract: Liu criticized for “pandering” to union. [Daily News]

Crown Heights: Panel invite to Sharpton reignites debate about his role then. [Andy Stolis / NY Post]

Crown Heights: “If it is not an event that will heal, it is not an event that I will partake in,” said Sharpton. [Simone Weichselbaum / Daily News]

City Council: “He has no regard for the law, and this is a person who wants to be a lawmaker,” challenger Allan Jennings said of Councilman Ruben Wills. [Michael Saul / WSJ]

Immigration: Bloomberg hasn’t take a position on Quinn’s bill to end city’s participation in a federal program that has led to the deportation of people from Rikers Island. [Reuven Blau / Daily News]

9/11: “Christie privately lambasted Bloomberg as ‘Napoleon,’ ‘a dictator’ and ‘a putz'” for not inviting the NJ governor of 2001 to the 10th anniversary. [Josh Margolin and Bob Fredericks / NY Post]

9/11: Prompted by Florida congressman, FBI probe of Ground Zero workers shows none are suspected terrorists. [Devlin Barrett / WSJ]

Transportation: [A judge] made clear that he believes Sadik-Khan made a mockery of her responsibilities to provide the public with full access to city records as required by the Freedom of Information Law.” [Daily News]

Decoding Sharpton: “Most of the candidates who pay tribute to him aren’t nearly as concerned with the support of a man who has never drawn even 150,000 votes in four losing runs for office, as with defending themselves from the negative attention he can summon.” [Harry Siegel / Village Voice]

Morning Read: 'Napoleon' 'Dictator' 'Putz'