Morning Read: Mayoral Rap Sheets, Joe Lhota’s Wild Ride, Cuomo Gets Creative on Occupy Albany, Smoky Smugglers

Prospective 2013 Mayoral candidates Chris Quinn and Bill de Blasio would really like you to know that they’ve been arrested multiple times–for civil disobedience.

New MTA boss, Joe Lhota, had a rough time at a board meeting yesterday where he was confronted with angry employees and crazed subway riders.

Governor Cuomo made up a new curfew law to bust Occupy Albany protesters.

Cigarette smuggling is running rampant in New York. 

About 500 people showed up for the Occupy Wall Street Oakland solidarity march.

New York City high schools founded by the Bloomberg administration get a failing grade on college prep.

Eleven people are facing federal fraud charges in a massive LIRR disability scam.

The arrest of a City housing official charged with corruption, bribery, and frauf may have exposed a “network of fraud” in Brooklyn.

Speaking of which, is New York finally getting a state Ethics watchdog?

Mo’ money means mo’ problems including freeloaders for Occupy Wall Street.

President Obama shows off his new student loan debt relief plan.

Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry confers U.S. citizenship on President Obama.

James Carville says Herman Cain’s chief of staff, Mark Block, must have been “drunk or stoned” when he filmed his latest campaign ad. Morning Read: Mayoral Rap Sheets, Joe Lhota’s Wild Ride, Cuomo Gets Creative on Occupy Albany, Smoky Smugglers