Morning Read: SuperPACapalooza; Stop-And-Frisk Goes Political; Obama Sings The Blues

Two-dozen advocacy groups are forming a coalition designed to pressure would-be 2013 contenders on stop-and-frisk and police accountability.

The NYPD apparently spied on Muslims in Newark as well. When told of this fact, Mayor Corey Booker responded, “Wow.”

Mayor Bloomberg defended the NYPD’s spying of Muslim students.

The Daily News slams the president of Yale University for objecting to the practice, saying, “smart people can be pretty naive.”

The convention industry is skeptical about the proposed Aqueduct convention center, fearing that it is too far from Times Square.

A State Supreme Court judge ruled that the Bloomberg administration could not impose a new, much tighter set of regulations on homeless people seeking shelter since they had hurried the implementation of those rules and violated their own rule-making procedures.

City and State publisher Tom Allon op-eds in favor of a two-tiered minimum wage that would vary based on age of employee.

The Post says that Christine Quinn’s support of the lawsuit shows that she is not as business friendly as she suggests.

In a victory for hydrofracking opponents, a judge rules that individuals towns could ban the drilling process.

The Senate Republicans have paid a consultant with ties to Jack Abramoff 64% of their total campaign spending this cycle.

Two-thirds of the donors to SuperPACS have come from New York, a new study found. Reid Pillifant runs the numbers and disagrees.

Meanwhile, The Times takes a look at the new breed of super donor who have given more than $1 million to candidates.

The state Board of Elections has proposed greater disclosure for SuperPACS, but good government groups say that there are too many loopholes.

Tom DiNapoli took a quarter of his campaign cash from labor unions.

DiNapoli op-eds against a 401(k) style pension plan.

The manslaughter trial for  an Upper East Side crane collapse in 2008 began, with prosecutors saying that the crane operators cut corners in order to maximize profits.

Immigrant business owners receive little support from the city, writes Juan Gonzalez.

The Times profiles Central Park’s diagnostician, whose constant testing of the park’s soil keeps it looking green.

New York may ban the sale of shark fins.

A U.S. Judge was named to guide New York’s redistricting efforts.

It’s a new Chris Christie, who offers a bigger budget that cuts taxes.

Two western journalists were killed in Syria.

Barack Obama is preparing to offer a tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate.

A new poll shows Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum tied in Michigan.

Mitt Romney is avoiding the press on the campaign trail.

And Obama is singing the blues.

  Morning Read: SuperPACapalooza; Stop-And-Frisk Goes Political; Obama Sings The Blues