Morning Read: Bloomberg Backs Linares; A Close Look At Meng’s Win; Romney’s ‘Sister Souljah’ Moment

Michele Bachmann warned that top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is a secret mole for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mike Gianaris is unfazed by Andrew Cuomo’s declarationthat he will support the  best candidate for State Senate seats, regardless of party.

Two candidates for the City Council, Corey Johnson, who is running for Christine Quinn’s seat, and Ken Biberaj, who is running for Gale Brewer’s, have already maxed out.

State Sen. Eric Adams challenged Ray Kelly to walk the streets of his neighborhood without a gun or security detail; the police chief dismissed the challenge.

Republican operative John Haggerty, who faces jail time for swindling Mike Bloomberg’s campaign out of $750,000, is now working for State Senate candidate Eric Ulrich.

A closer look at the election results reveals that Grace Meng bested her three white opponents in even the white neighborhoods of her congressional district.

The Daily News profiles Reggie Van Lee, the Booz Allen exec who was one of Clyde Williams’ earliest backers.

Adriano Espaillat is running for re-election to the State Senate.

Mike Bloomberg however is planning to raise $100,000 for his opponent, Guillermo Linares, his former commissioner of immigrant affairs.

A state court set back a city plan to close two dozen low performing schools and fire the teachers there, and the Bloomberg administration appears to be conceding that the schools will stay open next year.

State education commissioner Meryl Tisch urged Mayor Bloomberg and UFT head Mike Mulgrew to reach a teacher evaluation agreement so that the city doesn’t lose federal money.

The city is planning to build a new skyscraper district around Grand Central Terminal, Eliot Brown and Laura Kusisto report.

As Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo push to have more of a say over the 9/11 Memorial, Mike Bloomberg has barred all politicos from speaking at the anniversary this year.

Con Ed workers asked the state’s public utility commission for help in ending the company’s lockout.

Christine Quinn and the Bloomberg administration are cracking down on unscrupulous landlords who prey on the formerly homeless as they leave the shelter system.

Prosecutors are expected to ask that two people charged in the state pension fund scandal that nabbed Alan Hevesi be given lenient sentences because their cooperation was crucial to convicting the former comptroller.

Bill Hammond wants Andrew Cuomo to move to reform some labor laws to cut down on the cost of the Tappan Zee.

New York is emerging as one of the nation’s leaders in rooftop farming.

The city is installing wifi in its phone booths.

Newsday cheers Eric Schneiderman’s efforts to bring transparency to political donations.

Consumer confidence is up in the New York region.

John Dickerson says that never mind the boos, Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP “offered a chance for a candidate criticized for his malleability to look principled in the face of opposition.”

Romney himself seemed to validate this interpretation, telling a Montana fundraising audience “I don’t give different speeches to different audiences alright? I gave them the same speech.”

National Journal called the speech a “Romneyfied Sister Souljah moment.”

Joe Biden is set to deliver a rebuttal today.

A partial answer to the Where Is Jesse Jackson, Jr Saga:  The Illinois congressman is “receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder.”

It appears as if Mitt Romney left Bain Capital later than when he said.

One in five voters said that Romney’s wealth make them less likely to support him.

In 2009, Americans paid the lowest taxes they have paid in 30 years.

Morning Read: Bloomberg Backs Linares; A Close Look At Meng’s Win; Romney’s ‘Sister Souljah’ Moment