Morning Read: Cuomo and O'Malley Spar Over the War of 1812; Ticket Fix Prober Retires; Black Friday Melee

First real 2016 salvo? New Yorkers, rebuffed by Andrew Cuomo, are hoping that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will fund their celebration of the War of 1812.

John Podhoretz says Mayor Bloomberg is plainly eyeing a run for president.

Mexican immigrants have a dropout rate of over 40 percent, double that of any other immigrant group.

The Police Benevolent Association is wondering why the Internal Affairs chief who spearheaded the ticket-fixing probe is suddenly retiring.

The Daily News credits Ray Kelly and a well-trained NYPD for a record low number of shootings by officers.

On a related note, there was a candlelight vigil for the fifth anniversary of the Sean Bell shooting in Jamaica.

When asked what he was thankful for, Bloomberg highlighted low crime and the averted terrorist threats in the Big Apple, Sally Goldenberg reports.

A look back at Progressive reaction to the expansion of the subway.

A look at what is known around Boston barber shops as “The Mitt”–Gov. Romney’s hair.

An overly-aggressive shopper pepper-sprayed a crowd at a Los Angeles Walmart to keep them away from the TV she wanted to buy.

Occupy Wall Street is taking on Black Friday shoppers.

Mitt Romney attacked Newt Gingrich’s immigration stance.

Andrew Cuomo said that 90 percent of his four-year agenda  is complete.

Cuomo is headed to California for a high-dollar fundraiser featuring the likes of Rob Reiner and Vanessa Williams.

Morning Read: Cuomo and O'Malley Spar Over the War of 1812; Ticket Fix Prober Retires; Black Friday Melee